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Craig E Mar, Lambert J Diettrich, David W Morrison: Torsionally stabilized guide wire with outer jacket. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Rieber Lee & Utecht, January 26, 1988: US04721117 (244 worldwide citation)

Torsionally stabilized guide wire for use in larger vessels of the vascular system. A relatively flexible helical coil is positioned over the distal end portion of an elongated shaft which increases in flexibility toward its distal end. The coil is affixed to the shaft at the proximal and distal end ...


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Mary E Bush, Craig E Mar, Eric S Fain: Multiple electrode deployable lead. Ventritex, Steven M Mitchell, Mark J Meltzer, February 1, 1994: US05282845 (221 worldwide citation)

An implantable defibrillator lead comprises a flexible, conductive lead member having proximal and distal end portions. The distal end portion defines a plurality of separate, curvilinear electrodes which naturally extend laterally outwardly in a curved arrangement from the remainder of the lead. Ho ...


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Charles S Taylor, Robert M Abrams, Kirsten L Messner, Beverly Huss, Craig E Mar, Jeffrey L Kraus, Linda T Guthrie: Extendable guidewire for cardiovascular procedures. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Rieber Lee & Utecht, May 9, 1989: US04827941 (181 worldwide citation)

An extendable guidewire system for introducing a dilatation catheter into the cardiovascular system. The guidewire has guidewire and extension sections with a connection therebetween which permits the two sections to be joined together and separated simply by pushing the two sections together and pu ...


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Timothy R Machold, Craig E Mar, Richard L Mueller Jr, John P Shanahan: Vascular catheters. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton & Utecht, December 11, 1990: US04976720 (130 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed to a very low-profile dilatation catheter having an inner tubular member with an inner lumen with a diameter of not more than 0.003 inch (0.076 mm) greater than the diameter of a guidewire disposed therein. Preferably, the inner diameter of the tubular member is less than 0 ...


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Craig E Mar: Implantable conductor coil formed from cabled composite wire. Ventritex, Steven M Mitchell, M Elizabeth Bush, Mark J Meltzer, January 9, 1996: US05483022 (121 worldwide citation)

An implantable lead conductor comprises at least one helical coil formed from at least one electrical cable. Each cable is formed from several wires twisted in a ropelike configuration with at least some of the wires being helically wound around a central axis of the cable. Each wire is a composite ...


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Sandra L Elliott, Jeffrey L Kraus, Craig E Mar: Dilatation catheter suitable for peripheral arteries. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, August 27, 1991: US05042985 (119 worldwide citation)

A steerable balloon dilatation catheter which is particularly suitable for peripheral arteries having an elongated tubular member with a flexible, inelastic balloon on the distal end. The tubular member has a relatively stiff proximal portion formed of stainless steel and a relatively flexible dista ...


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M Elizabeth Bush, Craig E Mar, Peter A Altman, Paul M Paspa: Crush resistant implantable lead. Ventritex, Steven M Mitchell, M Elizabeth Bush, Mark J Meltzer, October 7, 1997: US05674272 (87 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed toward providing a composite lead body design for pacing and defibrillation leads. This lead body design improves the lead crush resistance in the lead segment that is implanted in the patient's clavicular region, while maintaining good fatigue resistance in the lea ...


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Craig E Mar, Benjamin D Pless, M Elizabeth Bush: Flexible defibrillation electrode of improved construction. Ventritex, Steven M Mitchell, Mark J Meltzer, M Elizabeth Bush, August 8, 1995: US05439485 (82 worldwide citation)

An implantable defibrillator lead comprises a flexible core onto which is wound helically wound coils to form an electrode. These electrode coils are partially encapsulated by a flexible matrix which holds them in their wrapped position around the core. Due to its coiled coil structure, this electro ...


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Craig E Mar, Jeffrey S Frisbie: Liquid filled low profile dilatation catheter. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Rieber Lee & Utecht, December 27, 1988: US04793350 (75 worldwide citation)

Low profile dilatation catheter having an elongate flexible tubular member with proximal and distal extremities and with a flow passage extending therethrough. An inflatable balloon is mounted on the distal extremity of the elongate flexible tubular member so that the balloon has its interior in com ...


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Craig E Mar: Tool and method for steering an angioplasty guide wire. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Rieber Lee & Utecht, February 23, 1988: US04726369 (73 worldwide citation)

Tool and method for turning or steering an angioplasty guide wire as it is inserted into the body of a patient. The tool has a body of resilient material with a slit in which the guide wire is received. The slit opens through the side of the body, and the tool can be attached to the wire from the si ...