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Taylor Charles S, Aldrich William N, Baughman Thomas L, Benetti Federico J, Bennett Brian J, Billing Michael J, Fogarty Thomas J, Frantzen John J, Ginn Richard S, Glines Robert C, Green Harry L, Morejohn Dwight P, Regan Brent, Reis Eugene E, Salahieh Amr, Sepetka Ivan, Sherman Benjamin, Skieller Christian, Subramanian Valavanur A, Weller Gary B: Surgical instruments and procedures for stabilizing the beating heart during coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Cardiothoracic Sys, August 27, 1997: EP0791330-A2 (156 worldwide citation)

The invention is methods and devices which a surgeon may use to stabilize the beating heart during a surgical procedure on the heart. Pursuant to the invention, a stabilizing device is introduced through an opening in the chest and brought into contact with the beating heart. By contacting the heart ...


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FOGARTY THOMAS J M D, WILLIS DAVID B, HOWELL THOMAS A, HERMANN GEORGE D, WILSON PETER M, BUSH M ELIZABETH, KIM STEVEN W, TUROVSKIY ROMAN: [fr] DISPOSITIF AMELIORE PERMETTANT DE MARQUER DES TISSUS AVEC PRECISION, [de] VERBESSERTE VORRICHTUNG ZUR GENAUEN MARKIERUNG VON GEWEBE, [en] Improved device for accurately marking tissue. FOGARTY THOMAS J, March 23, 2011: EP2298154-A2 (83 worldwide citation)

[en] This invention is an improved tissue localizing device for fixedly yet removably marking a volume of tissue containing a suspect region for excision. This invention also encompasses methods for deployment of the localizing device and its excision along with the marked tissue volume. At least on ...


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Fogarty Thomas J, Kinney Thomas B, Finn James C Iii: Catheter with corkscrew-like balloon.. Fogarty Thomas J, July 20, 1988: EP0275230-A2 (69 worldwide citation)

A helical balloon (18) is attached to the distal end of a catheter (10) to serve when inflated as a therapeutic tool for the removal of blood clots and as a diagnostic tool for physical measurements and the application of treatment and other materials.


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Fogarty Thomas J, Drews Michael J, Holmgren Neil, Modesitt D Bruce: Biologically implantable prosthesis and methods of using the same. Arbor Surgical Technologies, Fogarty Thomas J, Drews Michael J, Holmgren Neil, Modesitt D Bruce, LEVINE David A, July 15, 2004: WO/2004/058106 (57 worldwide citation)

A biological implantable prosthesis (2) is disclosed. The prosthesis (2) can have a circumferentially expandable wall (4) with engagement elements (148) that enable the prosthesis (2) to engage a second prosthesis (68). The prosthesis (2) can be placed accurately into annulus (204) which has an init ...


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Fogarty Thomas J: Vessel occluder. Wills Green & Mueth, April 29, 1975: US3880166 (56 worldwide citation)

An instrument for atraumatic occlusion of small blood vessels, which includes a pad having one end thereof fastened to a length of resilient surgical tape adjacent the center portion thereof, the other end of the pad being constructed and arranged to receive and releasably maintain one end of said t ...


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Fogarty Thomas J, Hermann George D, Chin Albert K: Variable diameter sheath apparatus for use in body passages.. Fogarty Thomas J, September 5, 1990: EP0385920-A2 (42 worldwide citation)

A tubular sheath (10,14) for insertion into a body passage (56,60) through a reduced diameter access port and expansion to a diameter exceeding that of the access port after introduction into the passage. The sheath is fabricated of an elastomeric material and, when stretched, reduces to an outside ...


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Johnson Eric, Fogarty Thomas J, Arko Frank, Elkins Jeff, Seery Martin: Retrievable endoluminal filter. Crux Biomedical, Johnson Eric, Fogarty Thomas J, Arko Frank, Elkins Jeff, Seery Martin, GLENN W Benjamin, July 13, 2006: WO/2006/074163 (37 worldwide citation)

In one embodiment of the present invention there is provided a filter having a first structural member (105) extending along and clockwise about an axis, a second structural member (110) extending along and counter clockwise about the axis and a material capture structure (115) extending between the ...


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Finn Iii James C, Fogarty Thomas J: Apparatus and method for dislodging and removing occlusive objects from body passages.. Fogarty Thomas J, November 5, 1986: EP0200668-A2 (26 worldwide citation)

An elongate toroidal balloon (16) is secured in concentric encircling relationship to a flexible catheter (24) to provide an instrument capable of dilating a body passage (12) and dislodging an occlusive object (10) within the passage. A localized connection (32,34) between the catheter and balloon ...


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Fogarty Thomas J, Chin Albert K, Feehan Joe: Implantable defibrillation electrode.. Ventritex, Fogarty Thomas J, May 24, 1989: EP0317489-A1 (21 worldwide citation)

An implantable defibrillation electrode (12) of a shape requiring minimal incision in the body is disclosed. The electrode has a flexible insulated guide (14) and terminates in a preconfigured flexible distal portion with an exposed conductive element (16). The electrode may be straightened, as for ...


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Chin Albert K, Fogarty Thomas J, Fain Eric Steven: Improved method and apparatus for providing intrapericardial access and inserting intrapericardial electrodes.. Fogarty Thomas J, Ventritex, March 13, 1991: EP0417031-A2 (17 worldwide citation)

Intrapericardial access is provided by clamping the wall of the pericardium between elongate jaw elements carrying axially aligned tubular guides and passing a guide wire through the guides and the pericardial tissue therebetween. In the preferred embodiment the jaw elements include interengageable ...