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Michael D Laufer, Ed Roschak, Don Tanaka: Devices for creating collateral in the lungs. Broncus Technologies, Morrison & Foerster, October 7, 2003: US06629951 (203 worldwide citation)

The devices and methods disclosed herein are directed to altering gaseous flow within a lung to improve the expiration cycle of, for instance, an individual having Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. More particularly, these devices and methods produce and to maintain collateral openings or chann ...


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Thomas Keast, David Thompson, Don Tanaka: Devices for creating collateral channels. Sanjay S Bagade, June 15, 2004: US06749606 (196 worldwide citation)

The devices disclosed herein are directed to altering gaseous flow within a lung to improve the expiration cycle of, for instance, an individual having Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. More particularly, these devices produce collateral openings or channels through the airway wall so that oxyg ...


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Ed Roschak, Don Tanaka, Dave Haugaard, Thomas Keast: Devices for creating collateral channels. Broncus Technologies, Sanjay S Bagade, March 30, 2004: US06712812 (183 worldwide citation)

The devices disclosed herein are directed to altering gaseous flow within a lung to improve the expiration cycle of, for instance, an individual having Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. More particularly, these devices produce collateral openings or channels through the airway wall so that oxyg ...


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Joel D Cooper, Bryan Loomas, Don Tanaka, Michael D Laufer, David Thompson, James M Davenport, Gary Kaplan, Dave Haugaard, Glendon E French: Methods and devices for creating collateral channels in the lungs. Broncus Technologies, Sanjay S Bagade, February 17, 2004: US06692494 (181 worldwide citation)

The devices and methods disclosed herein are directed to altering gaseous flow within a lung to improve the expiration cycle of, for instance, an individual having Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. More particularly, these devices and methods produce and to maintain collateral openings or chann ...


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Joel D Cooper, James M Davenport, Bryan Loomas, Don Tanaka, Gary Kaplan: Devices and methods for maintaining collateral channels in tissue. Broncus Technologies, Levine Bagade Han, February 13, 2007: US07175644 (123 worldwide citation)

The devices and methods of placement of such devices disclosed herein are directed to altering gaseous flow within a lung to improve the expiration cycle of, for instance, an individual having Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. More particularly, these devices produce and maintain collateral ope ...


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Don Tanaka: Collateral ventilation bypass trap system. Cordis Corporation, Carl Evens, May 3, 2005: US06886558 (118 worldwide citation)

A long term oxygen therapy system having an oxygen supply directly linked with a patient's lung or lungs may be utilized to more efficiently treat hypoxia caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis. The system includes an oxygen source, one or more valve ...


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Don Tanaka: Long term oxygen therapy system. Cordis Corporation, Carl J Evens, August 8, 2006: US07086398 (70 worldwide citation)

A long term oxygen therapy system having an oxygen supply directly linked with a patient's lung or lungs may be utilized to more efficiently treat hypoxia caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis. The system includes an oxygen source, one or more valve ...


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Don Tanaka: Collateral ventilation bypass trap system. Cordis Corporation, March 27, 2007: US07195017 (60 worldwide citation)

A long term oxygen therapy system having an oxygen supply directly linked with a patients lung or lungs may be utilized to more efficiently treat hypoxia caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis. The system includes an oxygen source, one or more valves ...


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Don Tanaka: Lung reduction system. Cordis Corporation, Carl J Evens, August 7, 2007: US07252086 (59 worldwide citation)

A pulmonary decompression device may be utilized to remove trapped air in the lung or lungs, thereby reducing the volume of diseased lung tissue. A lung reduction device may passively decompress the lung or lungs. In order for the system to be effective, an airtight seal between the parietal and vis ...


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Don Tanaka: Intra-thoracic collateral ventilation bypass system. Portaero, Fliesler Meyer, July 13, 2010: US07753052 (24 worldwide citation)

A system to alleviate a symptom of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in a lung of a patient by providing a ventilation bypass pathway which allows air to exit the lung via the bronchus or trachea. The system includes a conduit connected by an airway connection device to an artificial opening thr ...