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Mark Ritchart, Mike Mariant, Ivan Sepetka, Erik Engelson: Vaso-occlusion coil and method. Target Therapeutics, Irell & Manella, February 19, 1991: US04994069 (932 worldwide citation)

A flexible, preferably coiled wire for use in small-vessel vaso-occlusion. The wire has a stretched, linear condition in which it can be advanced through a catheter lumen to a selected vessel, and a relaxed, convoluted condition produced by a combination of a helical winding of the wire, and irregul ...


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Jose Alejandro, Mark E Deem, Erik Engelson, Dominique Filloux, Dan Francis, Hanson Gifford, Kenneth Horne, Uday N Kumar, William Malecki, Miriam H Taimisto, Venkata Vegesna: Methods and apparatus for closing a layered tissue defect. Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt L, July 5, 2011: US07972330 (98 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for treatment of layered tissue defects such as a patent foramen ovale provide for applying energy to tissues adjacent to the PFO with a closure device that substantially closes the PFO. Apparatus generally includes an elongate flexible member having a proximal end and a distal ...


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Mark E Deem, Erik Engelson, Dominique Filloux, Dan Francis, Hanson Gifford, Kenneth Horne, Uday N Kumar, William Malecki, Miriam H Taimisto: Methods and apparatus for closing a layered tissue defect. Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt L, September 20, 2011: US08021362 (82 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for treatment of layered tissue defects having a majority of the surfaces of the defect layers in contact generally involve use of a catheter having at least one energy transmission member at its distal end. The distal end of the apparatus also typically has a force applying me ...


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Kenneth Horne, Jose Alejandro, Erik Engelson, Dominique Filloux, Dan Francis, Lucia Kim, Uday N Kumar, Doug Sutton, Miriam H Taimisto, Andy Uchida: Methods and electrode apparatus to achieve a closure of a layered tissue defect. Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt L, February 7, 2012: US08109274 (1 worldwide citation)

Methods for treating anatomic tissue defects such as a patent foramen ovale generally involve positioning a distal end of a catheter device at the site of the defect, exposing a housing and energy transmission member from the distal end of the catheter, engaging the housing with tissues at the site ...


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Jose Alejandro, Erik Engelson, Dominique Filloux, Dan Francis, Kenneth Horne, Lucia Kim, Uday N Kumar, Doug Sutton, Miriam H Taimisto, Andy Uchida: Methods and apparatus to achieve a closure of a layered tissue defect. Cierra, Townsend And Townsend And Crew, November 30, 2006: US20060271089-A1

Methods for treating anatomic tissue defects such as a patent foramen ovale generally involve positioning a distal end of a catheter device at the site of the defect, exposing a housing and energy transmission member from the distal end of the catheter, engaging the housing with tissues at the site ...


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Dan Francis, Jose Alejandro, Erik Engelson, Dominique Filloux, Kenneth Horne, Lucia Kim, Uday N Kumar, Doug Sutton, Miriam H Taimisto, Andy Uchida: Methods and apparatus to achieve a closure of a layered tissue defect. Cierra, Townsend And Townsend And Crew, November 30, 2006: US20060271030-A1

Methods for treating anatomic tissue defects such as a patent foramen ovate generally involve positioning a distal end of a catheter device at the site of the defect, exposing a housing and energy transmission member from the distal end of the catheter, engaging the housing with tissues at the site ...


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Kenneth Horne, Jose Alejandro, Erik Engelson, Dominique Filloux, Dan Francis, Lucia Kim, Uday N Kumar, Doug Sutton, Miriam H Taimisto, Andy Uchida: Methods and electrode apparatus to achieve a closure of a layered tissue defect. Cierra, Townsend And Townsend And Crew, November 30, 2006: US20060271040-A1

Methods for treating anatomic tissue defects such as a patent foramen ovale generally involve positioning a distal end of a catheter device at the site of the defect, exposing a housing and energy transmission member from the distal end of the catheter, engaging the housing with tissues at the site ...


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Jose Alejandro, Mark E Deem, Erik Engelson, Dominique Filloux, Dan Francis, Hanson Gifford, Kenneth Horne, Uday N Kumar, William Malecki, Miriam H Taimisto, Venkata Vegesna: Methods and apparatus for closing a layered tissue defect. Cierra, Cierra &, Townsend & Townsend And Crew, May 31, 2007: US20070123851-A1

Methods and apparatus for treatment of layered tissue defects such as a patent foramen ovale provide for applying energy to tissues adjacent to the PFO with a closure device that substantially closes the PFO. Apparatus generally includes an elongate flexible member having a proximal end and a distal ...


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Mark E Deem, Erik Engelson, Dominique Filloux, Dan Francis, Hanson Gifford, Kenneth Horne, Uday N Kumar, William Malecki, Miriam H Taimisto: Methods and apparatus for closing a layered tissue defect. Cierra, Cierra &, Townsend & Townsend And Crew, May 31, 2007: US20070123852-A1

Methods and apparatus for treatment of layered tissue defects having a majority of the surfaces of the defect layers in contact generally involve use of a catheter having at least one energy transmission member at its distal end. The distal end of the apparatus also typically has a force applying me ...


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Kenneth Horne, Jose Alejandro, Erik Engelson, Dominique Filloux, Dan Francis, Lucia Kim, Uday N Kumar, Doug Sutton, Mariam H Taimisto, Andy Uchida: Methods and electrode apparatus to achieve a closure of a layered tissue defect. Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha, May 3, 2012: US20120109125-A1

Methods for treating anatomic tissue defects such as a patent foramen ovale generally involve positioning a distal end of a catheter device at the site of the defect, exposing a housing and energy transmission member from the distal end of the catheter, engaging the housing with tissues at the site ...