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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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Guido Guglielmi, Ivan Sepetka: Endovascular electrolytically detachable guidewire tip for the electroformation of thrombus in arteries, veins, aneurysms, vascular malformations and arteriovenous fistulas. The Regents of the University of California, Daniel L Dawes, June 16, 1992: US05122136 (631 worldwide citation)

An artery, vein, aneurysm, vascular malformation or arterial fistula is occluded through endovascular electrothrombosis by the endovascular insertion of a platinum guidewire tip into the vascular cavity followed by application of a positive current. The guidewire tip is then separated from the guide ...


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Ivan Sepetka: Detachable pusher-vasoocclusion coil assembly with threaded coupling. Target Therapeutics, Morrison & Foerster, August 10, 1993: US05234437 (402 worldwide citation)

A pusher-vasoocclusive coil assembly that is advanced through a catheter to a site within a vessel and is manipulated to detach the coil from the assembly. The pusher has a distal end that is initially threaded into the proximal end of the coil and the assembly includes a sleeve that is slid over th ...


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Guido Guglielmi, Ivan Sepetka: In an endovascular electrolytically detachable wire and tip for the formation of thrombus in arteries, veins, aneurysms, vascular malformations and arteriovenous fistulas. Target Therapeutics, The Regents of the University of California, Dawes Daniel L, October 11, 1994: US05354295 (397 worldwide citation)

An artery, vein, aneurysm, vascular malformation or arterial fistula is occluded through endovascular occlusion by the endovascular insertion of a platinum wire and/or tip into the vascular cavity. The vascular cavity is packed with the tip to obstruct blood flow or access of blood in the cavity suc ...


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Charles S Taylor, William N Aldrich, Thomas L Baughman, Federico J Benetti, Brian J Bennett, Michael J Billig, Thomas J Fogarty, John J Frantzen, Richard S Ginn, Robert C Glines, Harry L Green, Dwight P Morejohn, Brent Regan, Eugene E Reis, Amr Salahieh, Ivan Sepetka, Benjamin Sherman, Christian Skieller, Valavanur A Subramanian, Gary B Weller, William F Witt: Surgical instrument for stabilizing the beating heart during coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Cardiothoracic Systems, Alan W Cannon, Bozicevic Field & Francis, February 12, 2002: US06346077 (336 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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Hanson S Gifford, Ivan Sepetka, Mark E Deem, Martin S Dieck: Devices and methods for treating vascular malformations. Hoekendijk & Lynch, April 23, 2002: US06375668 (281 worldwide citation)

A system for treating a vascular malformation has an expandable device and a heating device for heating and shrinking the malformation. The expandable device may have deformable elements which plastically deform in the expanded position. The balloon may be self-expanding, balloon expanded or expande ...


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William N Aldrich, Michael V Morejohn, Richard A Helkowski, Ivan Sepetka: Instruments and methods employing thermal energy for the repair and replacement of cardiac valves. Cardiothoracic Systems, Thelen Reid & Priest, March 12, 2002: US06355030 (238 worldwide citation)

The present invention is methods and devices for improving valve function in a heart. Particularly a device of the present invention comprises a an elongate member having a distal end and a proximal end, a thermal heating member fixed to the distal end of the elongate member, wherein the thermal hea ...


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Ivan Sepetka, Martin Dieck, Son Gia: Systems, methods and devices for removing obstructions from a blood vessel. Concentric Medical, Jens E Hoekendijk, Hoekendijk & Lynch, December 16, 2003: US06663650 (209 worldwide citation)

A system for removing an obstruction from a blood vessel includes an obstruction engaging element and an expandable capture element. The capture element preferably has a flexible cover and an expandable support structure. The engaging element engages the obstruction and moves the obstruction into th ...


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Federico J Benetti, Charles S Taylor, Ivan Sepetka, Amr Salahieh, Robert C Glines, William N Aldrich, Brent Regan, John J Frantzen: Surgical method for stabilizing the beating heart during coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Cardiothoracic Systems, Lyon & Lyon, April 20, 1999: US05894843 (190 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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Phong Pham, Hong Doan, Ivan Sepetka: Electrolytically severable joint for endovascular embolic devices. Target Therapeutics, Morrison & Foerster, June 13, 1995: US05423829 (186 worldwide citation)

This invention is an apparatus for endovascular occlusion through the formation of thrombi in arteries, veins, aneurysms, vascular malformations, and arteriovenous fistulas. In particular, it deals with a sacrificial link between an endovascular device which is introduced to and is intended to remai ...