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Richard A Hillstead: Mesh balloon catheter device. Cordis Corporation, Henry W Collins, Thomas R Vigil, May 1, 1990: US04921484 (613 worldwide citation)

The mesh balloon catheter device includes a catheter having a distal end and a proximal end, a tube of woven interlaced filaments forming a tubular mesh and having a proximal end connected to the distal end of the catheter and a distal end, a flush tube or fiber optic tube extending through the cath ...


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Thomas O Bales, Kevin W Smith: Electrosurgical catheter and method for vascular applications. Cordis Corporation, Henry W Collins, Thomas R Vigil, July 28, 1987: US04682596 (572 worldwide citation)

The method for resolving atherosclerotic plaque buildup and/or eroding unwanted tissue in a blood vessel includes the steps of: inserting an electrode in and along the lumen of a blood vessel; manually manipulating said electrode through the blood vessel; positioning said electrode proximate to athe ...


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Edward A Schroeppel: System for controlling body implantable action device. Cordis Corporation, Henry W Collins, Thomas R Vigil, October 1, 1985: US04543955 (440 worldwide citation)

The system includes a sensor assembly comprising a body implantable physiological sensor for controlling a body implantable action device operable to act upon the body in response to changes in a physiological parameter sensed by the sensor. The body implantable action device can be a heart pacing d ...


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Francisco J Barreras Sr, Roberto Echarri, Guillermo Echarri: Implantable, modular tissue stimulator. Medtronic, Thomas R Vigil, August 24, 1999: US05941906 (407 worldwide citation)

The implantable, electrically operated tissue stimulator system comprises a master controller module having a micro-controller, a telemetry circuit, a power module, non-volatile memory, a real time clock and a bi-directional bus, and a plurality of Input/Output modules (I/O modules) which are connec ...


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Donald A Chilson, Kevin W Smith: Intraventricular multielectrode cardial mapping probe and method for using same. Cordis Corporation, Henry W Collins, Thomas R Vigil, October 13, 1987: US04699147 (402 worldwide citation)

The intraventricular multielectrode cardiac mapping probe comprises a catheter having an open proximal end and an open distal end and four elongate wire assemblies received in the catheter and having a distal end portion, and a proximal end portion extending from the catheter proximal open end. Each ...


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Francisco Jose Barreras Sr, Robert Echarri: Closed-loop, RF-coupled implanted medical device. Exonix Corporation, Thomas R Vigil, April 7, 1998: US05735887 (378 worldwide citation)

The implantable, electrically operated medical device system comprises an implantable radio frequency (RF) receiver and an external RF transmitter. The receiver has a receiving antenna and electronic circuitry coupled to the receiving antenna and includes a microcontroller having an output, a non-vo ...


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Francisco Jose Barreras Sr, Oscar Jimenez: RF coupled, implantable medical device with rechargeable back-up power source. Exonix Corporation, Thomas R Vigil, March 31, 1998: US05733313 (377 worldwide citation)

The implantable, electrically operated medical device system comprises an implanted radio frequency (RF) receiving unit (receiver) incorporating a back-up rechargeable power supply and an implanted, electrically operated device, and an external RF transmitting unit (transmitter). RF energy is transm ...


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Ate J Meinema: Catheter sensor and memory unit. Sentron v o f, Henry W Collins, Thomas R Vigil, August 22, 1989: US04858615 (331 worldwide citation)

The sensor and memory unit (30, 92 or 94) includes a sensor assembly (34) having at least one sensor (48, 50 or 96) therein and a memory (18, 22, 70, 98) associated and fixed therewith. In one embodiment the memory (70, 98) is mounted in a memory module (38 or 90) which is connected by a multiconduc ...


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Richard A Hillstead: Dilatation balloon within an elastic sleeve. Cordis Corporation, Henry W Collins, Thomas R Vigil, May 26, 1992: US05116318 (306 worldwide citation)

The stent placement dilation balloon assembly comprises a catheter having a distal end, a distal end portion, and a proximal end, a balloon mounted to, about, and around the distal end portion of the catheter which has at least one opening therein communicating with the interior of the balloon, and, ...


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Harold Hershenson: Expandable device for treating intravascular stenosis. Cordis Corporation, Henry W Collins, Thomas R Vigil, April 29, 1986: US04585000 (276 worldwide citation)

The intravascular expandable device is adapted to be inserted within and through the lumen of a blood vessel and to be manipulated therethrough to a stenotic area where it can be operated for re-establishing desired blood flow through the blood vessel. The device comprises an elongate tubular body h ...