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Thomas V Ressemann, Anthony C Vrba, Steven S Hackett, Chad J Kugler: Expandable intravascular occlusion material removal devices and methods of use. SciMed Life Systems, Nawrocki Rooney & Sivertson, July 30, 1996: US05540707 (265 worldwide citation)

An improved expandable removal element for an atherectomy device wherein the expandable removal element is movable between an expanded position and a contracted position. In one embodiment of the present invention, a single drive shaft is operatively connected to the distal end of the expandable mat ...


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Thomas V Ressemann, Anthony C Vrba, Steven S Hackett: Expandable intravascular occlusion material removal devices and methods of use. SciMed Life Systems, Nawrocki Rooney & Sivertson, March 26, 1996: US05501694 (246 worldwide citation)

An improved expandable removal element for an atherectomy device wherein the expandable removal element is movable between an expanded position and a contracted position. In one embodiment of the present invention, a drive shaft is operatively connected to the distal end of the expandable removal el ...


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Thomas V Ressemann, Anthony C Vrba, Steven S Hackett, Chad J Kugler, Hans A Mische: Expandable intravascular occlusion material removal devices and methods of use. SciMed Life Systems, Crompton Seager & Tufte, April 27, 1999: US05897567 (245 worldwide citation)

An improved expandable removal element (16) for an atherectomy device wherein the expandable removal element (16) is movable between an expanded position and a contracted position. In one embodiment of the present invention, a single drive shaft (92) is operatively connected to the distal end of the ...


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Anthony C Vrba: Stent deployment catheter with retractable sheath. Scimed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus, June 30, 1998: US05772669 (226 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides an improved stent delivery catheter. The stent delivery systems comprises a catheter having a stent receiving portion adapted to receive a stent near the distal end of the catheter and a stent concentrically arranged around the catheter within the stent receiving porti ...


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Hans A Mische, Thomas V Ressemann, Anthony C Vrba, Steven S Hackett: Expandable intravascular occlusion material removal devices and methods of use. SciMed Life Systems, Nawrocki Rooney & Sivertson, February 13, 1996: US05490859 (215 worldwide citation)

An intravascular occlusion material removal device for removing vascular occlusion material in a vascular lumen comprises an expandable material removal element movable between an expanded position and a contracted position. The material removal element has a distal end and a proximal end. A drive s ...


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Anthony C Vrba, Joel R Munsinger, Jon St Germain: Self-expanding stent delivery catheter. Scimed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus P A, September 19, 2000: US06120522 (203 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a self-expanding stent delivery system comprising a catheter, a self-expanding stent having a plurality of interconnected expansion cells therein and concentrically arranged around the catheter near the distal end of the catheter, a retractable sheath for covering the ...


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Thomas V Ressemann, Anthony C Vrba, Steven S Hackett, Chad J Kugler, Hans A Mische: Expandable intravascular occlusion material removal devices and methods of use. SciMed Life Systems, Nawrocki Rooney & Sivertson P A, November 17, 1998: US05836868 (175 worldwide citation)

An improved expandable removal element (16) for an atherectomy device wherein the expandable removal element (16) is movable between an expanded position and a contracted position. In one embodiment of the present invention, a single drive shaft (92) is operatively connected to the distal end of the ...


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Brian J Brown, Anthony C Vrba: Stent delivery means with balloon retraction means. SciMed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus PA, March 9, 2004: US06702843 (163 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides an improved medical device delivery catheter. The medical device delivery system comprises a catheter having a medical device receiving portion adapted to receive a medical device near the distal end of the catheter and a medical device such as a stent concentrically a ...


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Paul H Burmeister, Charles L Euteneuer, Brian J Brown, Paul J Fordenbacher, Anthony C Vrba: Tissue supporting devices. Scimed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus, September 17, 2002: US06451052 (143 worldwide citation)

A new multiple component stent arrangement which allows for initial self-expansion and subsequent deformation to a final enlarged size. These tissue supporting devices are generally cylindrical or tubular. They have at least one component which is deformable, by an external force, to maintain furthe ...


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Anthony C Vrba, Lance A Monroe, Dave J Sogard, Scott R Smith: Rolling membrane stent delivery system. Scimed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus, May 9, 2000: US06059813 (139 worldwide citation)

A medical device delivery system, having a rolling retractable sheath covering a medical device mounting region on the system is disclosed. The rolling retractable sheath comprises an inner wall and an outer wall and may be formed of one or more materials, optionally porous. Optionally, a lubricant ...