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Jingli Wang, Christopher J Tarapata, Matthew J Fitz: Electro-polishing fixture and electrolyte solution for polishing stents and method. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, April 23, 2002: US06375826 (157 worldwide citation)

An electro-polishing fixture for polishing stents which incorporates multiple anodes in contact with the stent and a center cathode disposed coaxially within the interior of the stent and a curved exterior cathode disposed about the perimeter of the stent. The invention further includes an electroly ...


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Matthew J Gillick, Christopher J Tarapata, Christopher A Stout: Ratcheting handle for intraluminal catheter systems. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, July 29, 2003: US06599296 (146 worldwide citation)

A ratcheting handle actuator provides for a tool to actuate an intraluminal catheter system for treatment at an intraluminal site by repeated movements of the handle. This allows for actuation over a greater distance than a physician might be able to perform in a single motion while preserving a dir ...


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John F Boylan, William J Boyle, Andy E Denison, Debashis Dutta, Benjamin C Huter, Scott J Huter, Paul F Muller, Samir Patel, Christopher J Tarapata, Chicheng Wang, Francisco Sanchez, Kent C B Stalker: Embolic protection devices. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, March 9, 2004: US06702834 (123 worldwide citation)

An embolic protection device for use in a blood vessel when an interventional procedure is being performed in a stenosed or occluded region to capture any embolic material which may be created and released into the bloodstream during the procedure. The device includes a filtering assembly having a s ...


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Richard S Stack, Matthew J Fitz, Christopher J Tarapata: Self-expanding stent with enhanced delivery precision and stent delivery system. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, March 1, 2005: US06860898 (105 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed to a self-expanding stent for implantation into a body lumen, such as an artery. The stent consists of a plurality of radially expandable cylindrical elements generally aligned on a common longitudinal stent axis and interconnected by a plurality of interconnecting members ...


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Winnette S McIntosh, Christopher J Tarapata: Rapid exchange delivery system for self-expanding stent. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, January 20, 2004: US06679909 (82 worldwide citation)

A catheter assembly is provided having an inner member and an outer member extending along a longitudinal axis, the inner member and the outer member having a coaxial configuration and dimensioned for relative axial movement. The outer member has a wall defining an opening such as a longitudinal slo ...


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Daniel L Cox, Matthew J Fitz, Anuja Patel, Christopher J Tarapata: Stent designs for use in peripheral vessels. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, November 9, 2004: US06814749 (34 worldwide citation)

Stent designs for use in peripheral vessels, such as the carotid arteries, are disclosed. The stents consist of a plurality of radially expandable cylindrical elements generally aligned on a common longitudinal stent axis and interconnected by one or more interconnecting members placed so that the s ...


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John F Boylan, Orlando M Padilla, Christopher J Tarapata: Variable thickness embolic filtering devices and method of manufacturing the same. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton, March 4, 2008: US07338510 (27 worldwide citation)

A strut assembly to be used in conjunction with an embolic filtering device has varying strut thicknesses, with the thickness selected based at least in part on the flexing characteristics of the particular portion of the strut assembly. The strut assembly is formed with patterns having flexing port ...


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Daniel L Cox, Matthew J Fitz, Anuja Patel, Christopher J Tarapata: Stent designs for use in peripheral vessels. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, March 25, 2003: US06537311 (11 worldwide citation)

Stent designs for use in peripheral vessels, such as the carotid arteries, are disclosed. The stents consist of a plurality of radially expandable cylindrical elements generally aligned on a common longitudinal stent axis and interconnected by one or more interconnecting members placed so that the s ...


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Gregory H Lambrecht, Almir Velagic, Robert Kevin Moore, Christopher J Tarapata, Jacob Einhorn, Sean M Kavanaugh: Bone anchor systems. Intrinsic Therapeutics, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, May 26, 2015: US09039741 (7 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of the invention relate generally to tissue anchors and methods of delivering same to the intervertebral disc or other sites within the body. In some embodiments, the anchors provide pull-out resistance, stability and/or maximize contact with tissue involving a minimum amount of penetrat ...


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Gregory H Lambrecht, Jacob Einhorn, Christopher J Tarapata, Robert Kevin Moore, Sean M Kavanaugh: Interbody fusion material retention methods. Intrinsic Therapeutics, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, January 5, 2016: US09226832 (2 worldwide citation)

Methods of inserting and retaining interbody fusion material are disclosed. In some embodiments, the methods include inserting an anchored implant comprising a bone anchoring portion and an engagement portion. A method may also include inserting at least one bone fusion material within a disc space ...