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Cesare Gianturco: Percutaneous endovascular stent and method for insertion thereof. Cook Incorporated, Woodard Weikart Emhardt & Naughton, April 8, 1986: US04580568 (1313 worldwide citation)

An endovascular stent formed of stainless steel wire of 0.018 inches diameter and arranged in a closed zig-zag pattern. The stent is compressed into a reduced size shape of an outer diameter which is many times smaller than its expanded shape. The stent is positioned in a passageway in the vascular ...


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Charles T Dotter: Transluminally placed expandable graft prosthesis. Woodard Weikart Emhardt & Naughton, March 12, 1985: US04503569 (817 worldwide citation)

A transluminally placed endovascular graft prosthesis includes a helically wound coil having a generally tubular shape and is made of a shape memory Nitinol alloy having a transition temperature in the range of 115.degree.-125.degree. F. After placement within a body blood vessel and upon heating of ...


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Arne Molgaard Nielsen, Rolf Gunther: Collapsible filter basket. William Cook Europe, Woodard Weikart Emhardt & Naughton, October 28, 1986: US04619246 (691 worldwide citation)

A plurality of resilient wires interconnected at their respective ends form a collapsible filter basket adapted to be introduced into a blood vessel of a patient. The basket in its expanded and relaxed state forms an apertured, elongate solid of revolution with pointed ends and has a base as measure ...


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Cesare Gianturco: Expandable blood clot filter. Cook Incorporated, Woodard Weikart Emhardt & Naughton, January 22, 1985: US04494531 (485 worldwide citation)

A blood clot filter which is particularly suited for filtering emboli from blood circulating through the inferior vena cava. The filter is comprised of a number of strands of shape memory wire which are interconnected and wadded together to form a curly wire mesh. The wire strands may be substantial ...


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Chester Y Sakura Jr: Anastomosis device and method. Woodard Weikart Emhardt & Naughton, July 29, 1980: US04214587 (389 worldwide citation)

A preferred embodiment of the anastomosis device comprises a cylindrical, radially resilient spring upon which is attached a number of outwardly extending barbs. The radial spring action significantly simplifies the anastomosis procedure and in addition allows the mended portion of the blood vessel ...


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Hans A Timmermans: Hemostasis sheath. Cook, Woodard Weikart Emhardt & Naughton, February 7, 1984: US04430081 (352 worldwide citation)

Hemostasis cannula comprising a body having a passage therethrough adapted to receive a catheter and three side-by-side gaskets mounted in the passage. The gaskets form a seal around a catheter enclosed within the cannula. When the catheter is removed, the gaskets block air flow into the patient's b ...


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Thomas A Osborne: Tear apart cannula. Cook, Woodard Weikart Emhardt & Naughton, December 22, 1981: US04306562 (302 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a flexible cannula comprising material which tears readily in a longitudinal direction and can thus be easily removed by pulling tabs on opposite sides of the cannula apart after the catheter or other device has been inserted into the body.


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Edward J Berman, George A Rowe: Method and apparatus for reducing obesity. Woodard Weikart Emhardt & Naughton, January 9, 1979: US04133315 (278 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for reducing obesity in human beings having an inflatable bag to which a flexible tube is attached. The bag is positioned in the stomach, usually by swallowing, and the tube extends up through the esophagus and out of a nasal cavity or out from the abdomen when a gastrostomy is performe ...


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Lewis D Dumbauld, Gilbert L Tash: Addressable subscriber cable television system. Theta Com Division of Texscan, Woodard Weikart Emhardt & Naughton, October 2, 1984: US04475123 (219 worldwide citation)

An addressable cable television system includes a transmission cable for transmitting a plurality of television signals driven onto the cable from a head end thereof and a plurality of multiple subscriber controllers coupled to the cable for controlling reception of television signals by a plurality ...


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Kermit E Lewis, Arthur S Roberts Jr: Automatic pill dispenser and method of administering medical pills. Kermit E Lewis, Woodard Weikart Emhardt & Naughton, March 4, 1986: US04573606 (210 worldwide citation)

An automatic pill dispenser for dispensing medical pills having different prescribed administration schedules includes a plurality of pill storage compartments each capable of holding more than one pill, an automatic release mechanism for dispensing pills at predetermined time intervals correspondin ...