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Erik Andersen, Gianni Leoni: Dilatation catheter. Meadox Surgimed, Blum Kaplan, November 17, 1987: US04706670 (246 worldwide citation)

A balloon catheter for use in angioplasty and the like includes a shaft made of an elastomeric tube reinforced with longitudinally inelastic filaments. In the distal balloon portion of the unpressurized shaft, the filaments lie at an angle which is less than a predetermined critical angle. In the ad ...


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Gianni Leoni: Steerable guidewire. Meadox Surgimed, Blum Kaplan, September 19, 1989: US04867173 (123 worldwide citation)

A small diameter steerable guidewire with uniform flexibility in its distal region particularly well suited for PTCA use is provided. The guidewire has a diameter of less than 0.50 mm and is formed from an elongated substantially cylindrical main core wire with a distal cylindrical region of reduced ...


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Gianni Leoni: Dilation catheter. Metra ApS, Richard J Godlewski, June 30, 1998: US05772681 (90 worldwide citation)

A dilation catheter comprising a sealed distal end section (8), an open proximal end section (3) and an elongated middle section with an elongated flexible balloon section (11). The middle section comprises an inner elastic tube (1), a reinforcement net (2) made of metallic monofilaments surrounding ...