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Andrew H Cragg: Intraluminal stent. EndoTech, Tilton Fallon Lungmus & Chestnut, April 11, 1995: US05405377 (541 worldwide citation)

An intraluminal stent includes a continuous helix of zig-zag wire and loops which connect adjacent apices of the wire. The stent is compressible and self-expandable substantially to a pre-compressed configuration. A method of forming the stent includes bending a length of wire into a zig-zag configu ...


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George Goicoechea, Claude Mialhe, John Hudson, Andrew H Cragg, Michael D Dake: System for delivering a prosthesis. Boston Scientific Technology, Ratner and Prestia PC, October 16, 2001: US06302906 (495 worldwide citation)

An introducer for delivering into the vasculature a straight or bifurcated stent or prosthesis; a method for delivering into the vasculature a straight or bifurcated stent or prosthesis; a method of treating and angeological disease using a bifurcated stent; an endoluminal stent having perpendicular ...


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Andrew H Cragg, Rodney Brenneman: Percutaneous hemostatic suturing device and method. Sub Q, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, February 9, 1999: US05868762 (487 worldwide citation)

A device for suturing a vascular puncture site includes a shaft having a distal end terminating in a pair of resilient prongs, each of which releasably carries a suture anchor attached to one end of a suture. The shaft is installed within a hollow tube for longitudinal translation therein between fi ...


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Andrew H Cragg, Blair D Walker, John Perl II, Michael Jones, George Robert Greene, George Wallace, Richard J Greff: Device and method for controlling injection of liquid embolic composition. Micro Therapeutics, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis L, January 28, 2003: US06511468 (446 worldwide citation)

A liquid embolic delivery system is provided for trapping an injected liquid embolic composition to prevent the liquid embolic from solidifying or otherwise passing outside of an embolization area. The delivery system includes a catheter for delivery of a liquid embolic composition and a containment ...


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Andrew H Cragg: Methods and apparatus for performing therapeutic procedures in the spine. Axiamed, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, May 6, 2003: US06558390 (417 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for forming one or more trans-sacral axial instrumentation/fusion (TASIF) axial bore through vertebral bodies in general alignment with a visualized, anterior or posterior axial instrumentation/fusion line (AAIFL or PAIFL) in a minimally invasive, low trauma, manner and providi ...


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Andrew H Cragg: Valved-tip angiographic catheter. James C Nemmers, February 4, 1992: US05085635 (401 worldwide citation)

An angiographic catheter is described with a valve covering the end-hole on the distal end. The valve will allow the catheter to be passed over a guidewire but will prevent an injected fluid (e.g., a contrast medium) from being discharged from the end hole. The valved-end catheter has side-holes nea ...


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Andrew H Cragg: Intraluminal stent. Boston Scientific Technology, Ratner & Prestia, September 9, 1997: US05665115 (334 worldwide citation)

A intraluminal stent and graft includes a stent made of a continuous helix of zig-zag wire and loops which connect adjacent apices of the wire. The stent is compressible and self-expandable substantially to a pre-compressed configuration. The device also includes a graft secured to the stent and mad ...


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Andrew H Cragg, Rodney Brenneman: Percutaneous hemostasis device. Sub Q, Klein & Szekeres, July 21, 1998: US05782861 (316 worldwide citation)

A vascular hemostasis device comprises a shaft coaxially received within a hollow tube, and having a distal end formed with an opposed pair of resilient grasping prongs. The tube has an open distal end that may be situated percutaneously adjacent a vascular puncture site. The shaft and the tube are ...


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Rodney Brenneman, Andrew H Cragg: Apparatus and method for percutaneous sealing of blood vessel punctures. Sub Q, Klein & Szekeres, July 8, 1997: US05645566 (267 worldwide citation)

A device for promoting hemostasis in a blood vessel puncture is employed with an introducer that accesses the puncture through an incision. The introducer has an open distal end positionable at the puncture, an external portion with an open proximal end, and an axial channel therebetween. The device ...


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Andrew H Cragg: Method and apparatus for providing posterior or anterior trans-sacral access to spinal vertebrae. Axiamed, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, June 10, 2003: US06575979 (263 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for providing percutaneous access to the human sacral and lumbar vertebrae in alignment with a visualized, trans-sacral axial instrumentation/fusion (TASIF) line in a minimally invasive, low trauma, manner are disclosed. A number of related TASIF methods and surgical tool sets ...