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Carlos E Ruiz: Medical hole closure device and methods of use. Nicola A Pisano, Fish & Neave, November 2, 1999: US05976174 (446 worldwide citation)

A hole closure device for use in medical applications, especially in treating cardiac septal defects, is provided that seals a hole by exerting pressure on an interior edge of the hole. The device includes a flexible tube that extends through a hole, and has an expansion ring disposed within it adja ...


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Carlos E Ruiz: Endoluminal prosthesis having adjustable constriction. Nicola A Pisano, Fish & Neave, September 19, 2000: US06120534 (233 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for regulating the flow of fluids through a body vessel or organ are provided by a stent comprising a deformable mesh covered with a biocompatible material, the mesh having a conical portion and a constricted region. The stent may be percutaneously and transluminally delivered ...


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Carlos E Ruiz: Removable vascular filter, catheter system and methods of use. Nicola A Pisano, Fish & Neave, July 27, 1999: US05928261 (159 worldwide citation)

A removable vascular filter and apparatus and methods for removing the removable vascular filter are provided. The removable vascular filter is held in place by a coiled-sheet stent portion having a magnetic band disposed on its interior edge. A catheter system is also provided having an electromagn ...


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Carlos E Ruiz: Apparatus and methods for percutaneously forming a passageway between adjacent vessels or portions of a vessel. Nicola A Pisano, Fish & Neave, April 20, 1999: US05895404 (126 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for percutaneously forming a passageway between adjacent vessels, a vessel and an organ, or different regions of an organ are provided comprising first and second catheters carrying distally positioned electromagnets. The first and second catheters are percutaneously advanced t ...


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Carlos E Ruiz: Apparatus and methods for dilating vessels and hollow-body organs. Nicola A Pisano, Fish & Neave, February 9, 1999: US05868779 (104 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for dilating a vessel or organ, especially a larger diameter vessel or organ, are provided using a catheter having a balloon element is disposed within a sheath having an expandable but non-compliant mesh region covering the balloon element. The sheath is selected from among a ...


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Carlos E Ruiz: Access system for branched vessels amd methods of use. Nicola A Pisano, Fish & Neave, July 17, 2001: US06261273 (67 worldwide citation)

An access system is provided comprising a main tubular member having one or more lateral openings and a branch segment or secondary tubular member configured to be disposed through the lateral openings. The main tubular member is positioned in a vessel so that the openings are aligned with branches ...


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Carlos E Ruiz: Self-adjusting prosthesis for treating constrictions in growing vessels. Nicola A Pisano, Fish & Neave, September 21, 1999: US05954765 (14 worldwide citation)

A prosthesis for treating congenital defects and constrictive diseases in pediatric cases is provided that self-adjusts to accommodate growth of the vessel as the child matures. The prosthesis includes a plurality of spaced apart, self-adjusting, tapered support members that extend from an interconn ...


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Carlos E Ruiz, Zvonimir Krajcer, Gerald Dorros: Endovascular prosthesis and method of making. Nicola Pisano, Fish And Neave, December 6, 2001: US20010049554-A1

The present invention provides a prosthesis formed from a plurality of tubular layers members deployed in vivo using endovascular techniques and material. The layers define a lumen through a diseased portion of a vascular system. Each layer may be constructed using overlapping tubular members to pro ...


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Brian L Bates, Carlos E Ruiz, Christopher L Hruska, Kurt J Tekulve, Ram H Paul: Vascular occlusion device. Cook Incorporated, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione Chicago Cook, August 7, 2008: US20080188892-A1

A vascular occlusion device for occluding a body cavity. The device includes an elongate flexible member having a proximal portion extending to a distal portion and a radially compressible substance being disposed therebetween. The substance is configured to promote growth of body tissue and may inc ...


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Michael D White, Carlos E Ruiz, Claudia Hernandez, Steven R Jenkins: Multilayer structure for the manufacture of packaging and packaging thereof. Dow Global Technologies, The Dow Chemical Company, October 28, 2010: US20100272936-A1

A multilayer structure comprises at least one barrier layer comprising at least one vinylidene chloride polymer, at least one UV protecting layer, and at least one reflective layer wherein none of these layers also serve as a sealing layer. The multilayer structure is preferably a film, more prefera ...