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Peter C Block, W Earl Anderson, David G Atteridge: Inflatable prosthetic cardiovascular valve for percutaneous transluminal implantation of same. Stetina Brunda Buyan, Raymond Sun, September 10, 1996: US05554185 (657 worldwide citation)

An inflatable prosthetic cardiovascular valve which is constructed so as to be initially deployable in a deflated "collapsed" configuration wherein the valve may be passed through the lumen of a cardiovascular catheter and subsequently inflated to an "operative" configuration so as to perform its in ...


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Alan DeLaRama, Larry A Dial, Richard J Harp, Thomas L Hursman, Alfred S Soria, R J Serra, Steve Tarpening: Bi-directional and multi-directional miniscopes. Spectrum Medsystems Corporation, Stetina Brunda & Buyan, January 17, 1995: US05381782 (498 worldwide citation)

A bi-directional endoscope comprising a catheter body having a tubular spring frame attached to and extending axially from the distal end thereof. The spring frame comprises a spring body which includes a tip member positioned on the distal end thereof, and a plurality of relief slots disposed there ...


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Wendell V Ebling, J Charles Elmore, Carl A Swindle: Endoscope with sterile sleeve. Wendell V Ebling, Stetina Brunda & Buyan, October 29, 1996: US05569161 (266 worldwide citation)

An endoscope has a fiber optic image bundle which is insertible into a separate sterile sleeve such that the fiber optic image bundle need not be sterilized prior to use. A window formed proximate the distal end of the sleeve facilitates viewing through the fiber optic image bundle. A contractile me ...


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Ronald J Solar: Parallel flow endovascular stent and deployment apparatus therefore. Stetina Brunda & Buyan, April 4, 1995: US05403341 (204 worldwide citation)

A pressure expandable stent device having a first internal diameter and subsequently expandable to a second internal diameter. The stent device comprises an elongate wire member having first and second ends and a multiplicity of radius bends formed at spaced locations formed along the length thereof ...


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Timothy C Mills, Henry Nita: Ultrasound catheter system having modulated output with feedback control. Baxter International, Raymond Sun, Stetina Brunda & Buyan, September 5, 1995: US05447509 (196 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for driving an ultrasound transducer coupled to an ultrasound transmission disposed within an elongate catheter has a modulated output and utilizes feedback control. A modulating signal varying in amplitude and continuous in duration modulates an ultrasound transducer drive si ...


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Stephen A DeSantis: Needle core biopsy instrument. Stetina Brunda & Buyan, April 30, 1996: US05511556 (177 worldwide citation)

A needle core biopsy instrument/extractor for extracting a tissue sample via needle aspiration is disclosed. The extractor comprises a first cannula having a sharpened, beveled cutting tip and biopsy reservoir formed on its distal end. The proximal end of the first cannula is in fluid communication ...


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Henry Nita, Douglas H Gesswein, John H Wang, Timothy C Mills: Ultrasonic guidewire. Baxter International, Stetina Brunda Buyan, Raymond Sun, June 27, 1995: US05427118 (171 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic guidewire insertable into a mammalian body for purposes of guiding a medical catheter, scope or other medical device into the body and, additionally, connectable to an external ultrasound generating source to transmit ultrasonic energy into the body. The invention includes methods of u ...


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Bruno F P Mayer: Needleless injection site. Critical Device Corporation, Stetina Brunda & Buyan, November 28, 1995: US05470319 (167 worldwide citation)

A needleless injection site comprising a housing defining proximal and distal ends and including a reseal member disposed therein. The reseal member has an elastically openable and closable aperture formed therein, and normally resides within the housing in a closed position wherein the aperture is ...


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Henry Nita, Martinos Tran, Douglas H Gesswein, Timothy C Mills: Connector for coupling an ultrasound transducer to an ultrasound catheter. Baxter International, Raymond Sun, Stetina Brunda & Buyan, May 23, 1995: US05417672 (164 worldwide citation)

A connector for attaching an ultrasound transducer to an ultrasound catheter has a support member formed on the ultrasound transducer for supporting at least a portion of a catheter coupling which is disposed at the proximal end of ultrasound catheter. The support member preferably comprises a colla ...


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Stephen A De Santis: Needle core biopsy instrument with durable or disposable cannula assembly. Stetina Brunda & Buyan, October 1, 1996: US05560373 (164 worldwide citation)

A needle core biopsy instrument/extractor for extracting a tissue sample via needle aspiration is disclosed. The extractor comprises a first cannula having a sharpened, beveled cutting tip and biopsy reservoir formed on it distal end. The proximal end of the first cannula is in fluid communication w ...