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Robert S Schwartz, David R Holmes, Frederick S Halverson, James V Donadio III, David Berry: Flexible tubular device for use in medical applications. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt Professional Association, November 12, 1996: US05573520 (363 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for use as a catheter, a guidewire, a catheter sheath for use with catheter introducers or a drug infusion catheter/guidewire. The apparatus includes a flexible tubular member with an encasing covering the tubular member that creates a fluid-tight seal around the periphery of the tubula ...


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James V Donadio III, David R Holmes, Robert S Schwartz, David Berry: Flexible tubular device for use in medical applications. Cardia Catheter Company, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt P A, April 21, 1998: US05741429 (276 worldwide citation)

Manufacturing processes for apparatus, including slotted hypotube, for use as a catheter, a guidewire, a catheter sheath for use with catheter introducers or a drug infusion catheter/guidewire are disclosed. The manufacturing process includes creating a pattern of slots or apertures in a flexible me ...


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Joshua Makower, Robert S Schwartz, David R Holmes, Robert A Van Tassel: Percutaneous in-situ coronary bypass method and apparatus. TransVascular, Robert D Buyan, Stout Uxa Buyan & Mullins, September 4, 2001: US06283983 (209 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices for percutaneous, in situ coronary bypass wherein a tissue puncturing catheter is used to form blood flow paths between an artery and an adjacent vein such that arterial blood will flow through a segment of the adjacent vein, thereby bypassing a lesion in the artery. The tissue p ...


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Robert A Van Tassel, David R Holmes, Robert S Schwartz: Self-sealing vascular access device. Tricardia L L C, Haugen and Nikolai P A, March 17, 1998: US05728132 (202 worldwide citation)

An instrument for achieving rapid hemostasis at the conclusion of a catheterization procedure comprises a device for injecting a fluid hemostatic agent into a puncture wound that is operatively associated with a conventional introducer sheath component of the introducer used to gain access to a bloo ...


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Allen R Camrud, Robert S Schwartz, David R Holmes Jr, Timothy D Argo, David Berry: Multi-section stent. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, Fish & Richardson P C, July 10, 2001: US06258117 (180 worldwide citation)

A multi-section stent includes a connecting structure that allows the stent sections to move and flex relative to one another. For deployment and positioning, the connecting structure connects the multiple stent sections and holds the stent sections substantially stationary relative to one another. ...


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Robert A VanTassel, Robert S Schwartz, David R Holmes: Pressure/temperature/monitor device for heart implantation. Tricardia L L C, Nikolai & Mersereau P A, October 30, 2001: US06309350 (161 worldwide citation)

A medical monitoring apparatus designed to be implanted in the vascular system is capable of sensing and transmitting via a telemetry link to an external monitor both pressure and temperature information. An internally or externally powered microcircuit component is supported on a stent-like structu ...


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Robert S Schwartz, Robert A VanTassel, David R Holmes: Implantation devices for monitoring and regulating blood flow. MediVas, June M Learn, Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich, January 18, 2000: US06015387 (148 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a blood flow measurement device for implantation either within or around a blood vessel. The invention blood flow measurement device comprises a hollow tubular body, such as a stent, having a sensor with a resonant circuit for establishing an electrical current flowing ...


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Robert A VanTassel, Robert S Schwartz, David R Holmes: Steerable catheter with external guidewire as catheter tip deflector. TransVascular, Thomas J Nikolai Mersereau and Dietz Nikolai, October 3, 2000: US06126649 (139 worldwide citation)

A steerable catheter in which a guidewire can serve a dual purpose of deflecting a bendable element at a distal end of the steerable catheter and as a guidewire to facilitate the placement of a working catheter within the vascular system. The guidewire is adapted to be slidingly received within rout ...


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Robert A Van Tassel, David R Holmes Jr, Robert S Schwartz: Implantable device for promoting repair of a body lumen. TriCardia, Inskeep IP Group, June 26, 2007: US07235096 (128 worldwide citation)

An implantable stent having surface features adapted to promote an organized growth pattern of infiltrating cells when implanted in a tubular organ is provided. The surface features comprise depressions, pores, projections, pleats, channels or grooves in the stent body and are designed to increase t ...


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Robert A VanTassel, Robert S Schwartz, David R Holmes: Pressure/temperature/flow monitor device for vascular implantation. Tricardia L L C, Bingham McCutchen, November 11, 2003: US06645143 (120 worldwide citation)

A medical monitoring apparatus designed to be implanted in the vascular system is capable of sensing and transmitting via a telemetry link to an external monitor both pressure and temperature information. An internally or externally powered microcircuit component is supported on a stent-like structu ...



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