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Marlin S Heilman, Steve A Kolenik, Christopher D Capone, Carl M Parisi, Edward K Prem, Vernon L Speicher: Biocompatible ventricular assist and arrhythmia control device including cardiac compression band-stay-pad assembly. Vascor, Keck Mahin & Cate, January 24, 1995: US05383840 (225 worldwide citation)

A ventricular assist device for a heart includes a compression band-stay-pad assembly for encircling substantially the entire heart perimeter and comprising an elongated band member or chain disposed in a sealed protective structure filled with a lubricating medium. The band member may be fixed at o ...


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Marlin S Heilman, Steve A Kolenik, Christopher D Capone, Carl M Parisi, Edward K Prem, Vernon L Speicher: Biocompatible ventricular assist and arrhythmia control device including cardiac compression pad and compression assembly. Vascor, Fleit Jacobson Cohn Price Holman & Stern, March 24, 1992: US05098369 (187 worldwide citation)

A ventricular assist device may include a cardiac compression assembly which comprises a gel-filled pad of generally concave configuration, mounted on a pressure plate with peripheral portions of the pad extending beyond the periphery of the plate, to preclude damage to the heart by the peripheral e ...


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Marlin S Heilman, Steve A Kolenik, Christopher D Capone, Carl M Parisi, Edward K Prem, Vernon L Speicher: Cardiac compression band-stay-pad assembly and method of replacing the same. Vascor, Ingersoll Buchanan P C, September 24, 1996: US05558617 (90 worldwide citation)

A ventricular assist device for a heart includes a compression band-stay-pad assembly for encircling substantially the heart perimeter and comprising an elongated band member or chain disposed in a sealed protective structure filled with a lubricating medium. The band member may be fixed at one end ...


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Christopher D Capone, Ruey C Dempsey, Marlin S Heilman, Steve A Kolenik, Daniel R Moore, Carl M Parisi, Edward K Prem, Richard A Sofranko, David C Borzelleca, Greg Burgreen, John A Holmes, Zhongjun Wu, Ralph Scott Hebbert, James Antaki: Touch down of blood pump impellers. Vascor, Buchanan Ingersoll P C, July 13, 2004: US06761532 (29 worldwide citation)

A blood pump having rotor and/or stator touch down zones to prevent pump failure or hemolysis which can occur if the rotor comes into contact with the stator due to power failure or mechanical shock. The touch down zones can include forming, or coating, portions of adjacent surfaces of the stator an ...


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Christopher D Capone, Ronald Heller, John A Haury, Richard A Seman, Joseph C Mator: Assembly method for a fluid pump device for a continuous multi-fluid delivery system. BAYER HEALTHCARE, Joseph L Kent, David Schramm, James R Stevenson, May 16, 2017: US09649436

A system and method of assembling a disposable fluid pump device is provided. The fluid pump device includes a pump body having a plurality of pump cylinders and at least one inlet selector valve for controlling fluid input to the pump cylinders. The method includes the steps of identifying at least ...


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Michael J Swantner, Richard A Seman, Barry L Tucker, Arthur E Uber III, Kevin P Cowan, James A Dedig, Christopher D Capone: System and method for syringe plunger engagement with an injector. Bayer HealthCare, Joseph L Kent, David Schramm, James R Stevenson, November 1, 2016: US09480797

A plunger for use with a syringe has a plunger body with a proximal end, a distal end, and a circumferential sidewall extending between the proximal end and the distal end along a plunger longitudinal axis. The plunger further has at least one resiliently deflectable retaining member having a first ...


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Christopher D Capone, Richard A Seman, Jason L Bazala: Continuous fluid delivery system. Bayer Medical Care, Joseph L Kent, David Schramm, James R Stevenson, June 16, 2015: US09057363

The continuous fluid delivery systems includes a fluid pumping device comprising a pump housing comprising a base member with a plurality of inlet ports and at least one outlet port and at least two pairs of opposing pistons movably associated with the housing. Each pair of opposing pistons at least ...


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Mark Trocki, David M Reilly, James R Neill, Christopher D Capone: Valve systems for use with a fluid injector system. Medrad, Jill Denesvich, Gregory L Bradley, January 17, 2012: US08096316

A valve system for use in a system including a first source of a first pressurized fluid and a second source of a second pressurized fluid includes a valve housing including a first inlet port adapted to be placed in fluid connection with the first source, a second inlet port adapted to be placed in ...


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Christopher D Capone, Ruey C Dempsey, Marlin S Heilman, Steve A Kolenik, Daniel R Moore, Carl M Parisi, Edward K Prem, Richard A Sofranko, David Borzelleca, Greg Burgreen, John A Holmes, Zhongjun Wu, Ralph Scott Hebbert, James Antaki: Touch down of blood pump impellers. Buchanan Ingersoll PC, November 18, 2004: US20040228724-A1

A blood pump having rotor and/or stator touch down zones to prevent pump failure or hernolysis which can occur if the rotor comes into contact with the stator due to power failure or mechanical shock. The touch down zones can include forming, or coating, portions of adjacent surfaces of the stator a ...


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Marlin S Heilman, Christopher D Capone, Steve A Kolenik, Daniel R Moore, Carl M Parisi, Edward K Prem, Richard A Sofranko: Back-flow limiting valve member. Buchanan Ingersoll PC, July 31, 2003: US20030144573-A1

A back flow limiting valve member which substantially, but not entirely, blocks reverse blood flow through a blood pump, such as when the blood pump is not pumping blood or pumping below a predetermined rate. The valve member can operate passively or actively in order to provide a limited back-flow ...