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Sew Wah Tay, Kemal Schankereli, Thomas Holman, Hans Mische: Apparatus and method for sealing vascular punctures. Scimed Life Systems, Todd P Messal, May 16, 2000: US06063085 (298 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for closing and sealing a vascular puncture is connected to an energy supply such that heat is generated in, or thermally conducted to, the tissue, thereby thermally fusing the vascular tissue together. The method for closing and sealing a vascular puncture comprises applying radio freq ...


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Mark T Ungs: Continuous infusion technique for arterial sealing. Todd P Messal, May 27, 2003: US06569185 (203 worldwide citation)

A method of performing a vascular closure whereby closure material is safely injected into the blood vessel and into the vascular opening.


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Lucas S Gordon: Percutaneous aspiration catheter system. Boston Scientific Corporation Northwest Technology Center, Todd P Messal, August 17, 1999: US05938645 (196 worldwide citation)

A percutaneous aspiration catheter removing thrombus or other emboli from blood vessels and a method of extracting embolus pieces larger than the diameter of the catheter. The percutaneous aspiration catheter has barbs positioned near its end to trap material within the catheter.


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Daniel O Adams, David J Blaeser, Richard C Mattison: Dilatation and stent delivery system for bifurcation lesions. Scimed Life Systems, Todd P Messal, August 8, 2000: US06099497 (167 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a dilatation and stent delivery device which tracks over two guidewires. One guidewire is disposed in each branch vessel of a bifurcation. The present invention provides a dilatation and stent delivery device which enables efficient and accurate stent deployment and di ...


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Douglas P Killion: Locking stent. Scimed Life Systems, Todd P Messal, February 8, 2000: US06022371 (140 worldwide citation)

A stent is provided which may be mechanically locked in an expanded diameter. The stent may have several locked diameters or may be locked at different diameters along the axial length of the stent.


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Stephane Delaloye: Rapid exchange catheter system. Schneider, Todd P Messal, December 26, 2000: US06165167 (98 worldwide citation)

In a catheter system for rapid exchange via a guidewire with a flexible, elongated inner catheter, which has a proximal end and a distal end as well as a guidewire lumen, which extends from an insertion port on the distal end to a lateral through port distally from the proximal end, and a flexible, ...


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Susan Irene Shelso, Mark Allan Blaskowski, Doreen Mae Borgmann: Stent loading tool. Scimed Life Systems, Todd P Messal, November 21, 2000: US06149680 (91 worldwide citation)

The present invention describes a device for delivering a stent to a bodily stricture. The delivery device advantageously includes a funnel shaped distal end configured to facilitate compressing the stent onto the delivery device. The funnel may further include a tear away strip suitable for separat ...


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Marc Gianotti: Device for introducing an endoprosthesis into a catheter shaft. Schneider, Todd P Messal, May 30, 2000: US06068635 (87 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a procedure as well as a device for introducing an endoprosthesis into the distal end of a catheter by means of which the endoprosthesis is introduced into a vessel for implantation therein and is released to undergo self expansion by moving the tip of a catheter axially rel ...


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David J Blaeser, Richard C Mattison: System for delivering bifurcation stents. Scimed Life Systems, Todd P Messal, February 4, 2003: US06514281 (85 worldwide citation)

A stent deployment system includes a tubular member having a first end and a second end and a generally longitudinal opening between the first and second ends. The tubular member has an inner periphery sized to receive a stent therein. A plurality of apertures are disposed on opposite sides of the g ...


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Matthew S Solar, Eric Welch, Richard Acevedo: Linear elastic member. Symbiosis Corporation, Todd P Messal, March 28, 2000: US06042553 (80 worldwide citation)

An elongate elastic metal alloy member for use in a medical device. The elongate member may be formed from a linear elastic metal alloy which may be twisted such that the torsional elasticity of the member is removed while the longitudinal flexibility of the member is maintained. The elongate member ...