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James D Passafaro, Ronald G Williams, David J Kupiecki, Greg R Patterson, Kathy M Mah: Methods and systems for treating obstructions in a body lumen. Prolifix Medical, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, December 5, 2000: US06156046 (245 worldwide citation)

A system is provided having a catheter, a torque member extending longitudinally through a lumen of the catheter, a removal mechanism secured to a distal end of the torque member, and a guidewire having a guide section that extends through a lumen of the removal mechanism. The guide section defines ...


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Kurt D Sparks, Jeffrey L Emery, Brent D Seybold, David J Kupiecki, C Danielle Pinson, Allen W Madsen, Michael D Keleher, Sergio Salinas, Benjamin J Clark, Matthew R Selmon: Catheter system for vascular re-entry from a sub-intimal space. LuMend, Courtney Staniford & Gregory, February 28, 2006: US07004173 (142 worldwide citation)

A catheter system and corresponding methods are provided for accessing a blood vessel true lumen from a sub-intimal plane of the vessel. The catheter system includes visualization elements for determining the orientation of the true lumen with respect to the sub-intimal plane at an identified entry ...


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Greg R Patterson, David J Kupiecki, Kathy M Mah, Ronald G Williams, James J Leary: Vascular stent for reduction of restenosis. Prolifix Medical, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, December 26, 2000: US06165209 (133 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods are provided for restoring and maintaining an open passage or lumen in a body conduit, such as a blood vessel, which has become stenosed or occluded. The apparatus includes a stent which is specially adapted for inhibiting restenosis within the stent after implantation in a bod ...


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Jeffrey Christian, Stanley R Conston, David J Kupiecki, John McKenzie: Composite ophthalmic microcannula. IScience Surgical Corporation, Carol D Titus, GSS Law Group, April 24, 2007: US07207980 (113 worldwide citation)

Microcannulae are constructed with multiple components in a composite design, allowing the microcannulae to have varying mechanical and delivery properties that will enable ophthalmic treatments by minimally invasive means. The microcannula includes at least one flexible, tubular communicating eleme ...


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John R McKenzie, Stanley R Conston, David J Kupiecki: Injector for viscous materials. iScience Interventional Corporation, Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson, June 28, 2011: US07967772 (73 worldwide citation)

An injector is provided to deliver microquantities of viscous materials into the body, such as the eye, for surgical purposes. The injector comprises a syringe body with a plunger disposed therein coupled to a positive displacement mechanism capable of progressively advancing the plunger to precisel ...


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Timothy B Mcfann, Kathy M Mah, James D Passafaro, Roger W Perkins, Joan Huynh, Greg R Patterson, Ronald G Williams, David J Kupiecki: Guidewire for positioning a catheter against a lumen wall. Prolifix Medical, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, April 16, 2002: US06371928 (65 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a guidewire having a shaped three dimensional guide section. In the preferred embodiment the guide section is helical, and exerts an outward radial force on a lumen the guidewire is constrained in. The outward radial force can be measured or calculated according to m ...


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Robert Stegmann, Stanley R Conston, David J Kupiecki, John McKenzie, Candice D Pinson, Ronald K Yamamoto: Ophthalmic implant for treatment of glaucoma. iScience Interventional Corporation, Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson, October 11, 2011: US08034105 (29 worldwide citation)

A method is provided for increasing the outflow of fluid through Schlemm's canal that is useful for treatment of glaucoma. The implant is placed in Schlemm's canal by use of a flexible delivery instrument attached to the implant. The instrument and implant are positioned within the canal, the implan ...


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Jeffrey J Christian, Stanley R Conston, David J Kupiecki, John McKenzie: Composite ophthalmic microcannula. Iscience Interventional Corporation, GSS Law Group, James J Leary, Carol D Titus, May 8, 2012: US08172830 (13 worldwide citation)

Microcannulae are constructed with multiple components in a composite design, allowing the microcannulae to have varying mechanical and delivery properties that will enable ophthalmic treatments by minimally invasive means. The microcannula includes at least one flexible, tubular communicating eleme ...


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Jeffrey J Christian, Stanley R Conston, David J Kupiecki, John McKenzie: Composite ophthalmic microcannula. iScience Surgical Corporation, James J Leary, Carol D Titus, GSS Law Group, January 8, 2013: US08348924 (13 worldwide citation)

Microcannulae are constructed with multiple components in a composite design, allowing the microcannulae to have varying mechanical and delivery properties that will enable ophthalmic treatments by minimally invasive means. The microcannula includes at least one flexible, tubular communicating eleme ...


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Chaouki A Khamis, David J Kupiecki, Jeffrey M O Hern, Shawn Michael Wignall: Pelvic floor treatments and related tools and implants. AMS Research Corporation, Kagan Binder PLLC, April 29, 2014: US08708885 (3 worldwide citation)

Described are implants, tools, and methods useful for treating pelvic conditions such as prolapse, by placing an implant to support pelvic tissue, the implants, tools, and methods involving one or more of an insertion tool that works in coordination with a sheath, adjusting engagements, specific imp ...