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Daniel M Lafontaine, Kent D Harrison: Closure device and method. SciMed Life Systems, Crompton Seager & Tufte, October 12, 1999: US05964782 (485 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is provided for closing a perforation in a wall of a patient's blood vessel or other organs, and a method of introducing the apparatus and causing the closure are described. The apparatus includes an elongated support member having a distal end supporting one or more tissue engaging hoo ...


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Daniel M LaFontaine, Jenifer Kennedy: Electrophysiology energy treatment devices and methods of use. Scimed Life Systems, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, December 17, 1996: US05584872 (438 worldwide citation)

An electrophysiology energy treatment device for treating tissues within a patient's body with electrical energy comprises an elongate catheter tube having a distal end insertable into the patient's body. An electrode is within the catheter tube adjacent the distal end and locatable within the patie ...


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Roger N Hastings, Paul T Feld, Daniel M Lafontaine, Kenneth R Larson, Richard R Prather: Intravascular pressure and flow sensor. Scimed Life Systems, Robert E Atkinson, February 23, 1999: US05873835 (280 worldwide citation)

An intravascular device for measuring blood pressure and flow is disclosed, which includes an elongate shaft having a pressure transducer and a flow transducer connected to its distal end. The pressure transducer may be a ferrofluid-type pressure transducer and the flow transducer may be an anemomet ...


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Daniel M Lafontaine: Cryoplasty device and method. SciMed Life Systems, Crompton Seager & Tufte, February 9, 1999: US05868735 (252 worldwide citation)

A cryoplasty catheter and method for preventing or slowing reclosure of a lesion following angioplasty. The cryoplasty catheter includes a shaft having proximal and distal ends and a dilatation balloon disposed at the distal end. An intake lumen and exhaust lumen are defined by the shaft to deliver ...


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Daniel M LaFontaine, Jenifer Kennedy: Electrophysiology RF energy treatment device. Scimed Life Systems, Lyon & Lyon, January 2, 2001: US06168594 (237 worldwide citation)

An electrophysiology energy treatment system for treating tissues within a patient's body with RF energy comprises an elongate catheter tube having a distal end, with a porous member thereon, insertable into the patient's body. An RF electrode is within the catheter tube adjacent the dista ...


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Kent D Harrison, Gary L Hendrickson, Thomas J Holman, Daniel M Lafontaine, Matthew J Miller, David B Robinson: Drug delivery catheter with manifold. SciMed, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, September 10, 1996: US05554119 (189 worldwide citation)

A drug delivery catheter which may be inserted into a vessel, such as a blood vessel is disclosed. The drug delivery catheter comprises any elongated tubular member which has a proximal end and a distal end. A drug lumen which provides a communication path for fluid is provided in the elongated tubu ...


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Daniel M LaFontaine, Jenifer Kennedy: Electrophysiology energy treatment device and method of use. Scimed Life Systems, Lyon & Lyon, May 11, 1999: US05902328 (181 worldwide citation)

An electrophysiology energy treatment device for treating tissues within a patient's body with electrical energy comprises an elongate catheter tube having a distal end insertable into the patient's body. An electrode is within the catheter tube adjacent the distal end and locatable within the patie ...


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Mark Plaia, Robert L Barry, Daniel M Lafontaine: Therectomy device having a light weight drive shaft and an imaging device. Scimed Life Systems, Christensen 0&apos Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC, December 24, 2002: US06497711 (175 worldwide citation)

An atherectomy device having the ability to create variably sized lumens in a vessel. An ablation burr rotated by a drive shaft is routed through a control shaft having a bend in its distal end. The control shaft is in turn routed through a surrounding guide catheter. By extending or retracting the ...


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Daniel M Lafontaine: Cryo balloon for atrial ablation. SciMed Life Systems, Fish & Richardson P C P A, December 23, 2003: US06666858 (171 worldwide citation)

The present invention pertains generally to the field of cryo balloon therapy and the use of cryo balloon therapy catheters to generate cold-induced lesions. The present invention includes a cryo balloon therapy apparatus, comprising a catheter having a proximal and a distal end, a cooling member di ...


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Daniel M Lafontaine: Cryoplasty device and method. Scimed Life Systems, Crompton Seager and Tufte, September 18, 2001: US06290696 (163 worldwide citation)

A cryoplasty catheter and method for preventing or slowing reclosure of a lesion following angioplasty. The cryoplasty catheter includes a shaft having proximal and distal ends and a dilatation balloon disposed at the distal end. An intake lumen and exhaust lumen are defined by the shaft to deliver ...