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Richard L Mueller, Stephen W Boyd, James R Flom, Lorraine F Mangosong, William S Peters: Soft tissue retractor and method for providing surgical access. Heartport, Jeffry J Grainger, Jens E Hoekendijk, Michael J Lynch, September 22, 1998: US05810721 (388 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a retractor for providing surgical access through a passage in tissue, together with methods for its use and deployment. The retractor comprises an anchoring frame having an upper surface, a lower surface, and an opening therethrough which defines an axial axis. A flex ...


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James R Flom, Scott H Miller, Gregory G Ulrich: Expandable thoracoscopic defibrillation catheter system and method. Heartport, Jeffry J Grainger, Jens E Hoekendijk, May 18, 1999: US05904711 (306 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for thoracoscopic defibrillation of a patient's heart. The technique involves introducing a first electrode (10) through a percutaneous intercostal penetration, positioning the first electrode against the heart surface (H) and positioning a second electrode (10') against the pa ...


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Bernard Andreas, Joseph Karratt, James R Flom, Bradley Blackwood: Devices and methods for controlling and indicating the length of an interventional element. Xtent, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, J Grainger Esq, February 5, 2008: US07326236 (239 worldwide citation)

Devices and methods are provided for controlling and indicating the deployed length of an interventional element on an interventional catheter. The interventional element may be a stent or series of stents, a balloon, or any other interventional element for which length control is necessary or desir ...


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James R Flom, Meir Moshe, Stephen W Boyd, Richard L Mueller: Soft tissue retractor and delivery device therefor. Heartport, Jens E Hoekendijk, Jeffry J Grainger, April 11, 2000: US06048309 (219 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a retractor for providing surgical access through a passage in a patient's body, together with a delivery device for positioning the retractor in the patient's body. The retractor comprises an anchoring frame having an upper surface, a lower surface, and an opening the ...


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James R Flom, Pinaki Ray: Trocar. Heartport, Jeffry J Grainger, Jens E Hoekendijk, Michael J Lynch, October 6, 1998: US05817062 (175 worldwide citation)

A thoracic trocar having a deflectable member. The deflectable member has a frustoconical outer surface and is movable between first and second positions. The outer surface is angled toward the distal end in the first position and angled toward the proximal end in the second position. The first and ...


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David W Snow, James R Flom: Atherectomy catheter with aligned imager. Fox Hollow Technologies, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, October 9, 2001: US06299622 (169 worldwide citation)

An atherectomy catheter is provided for excising and imaging material in a body lumen. In one embodiment, the catheter comprises a catheter body, a cutting blade, and an imaging device. The cutting blade is mounted on the catheter body and configured to move between a first position and a second pos ...


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James R Flom, Stephen W Boyd: Illuminating soft tissue retractor. Heartport, Jeffrey J Grainger, Jens E Hoekendijk, James M Heslin, November 7, 2000: US06142935 (161 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a retractor for providing surgical access through a passage in tissue, together with methods for its use and deployment. The retractor comprises an anchoring frame having an upper surface, a lower surface, and an opening therethrough which defines an axial axis. A flex ...


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Richard L Mueller, Stephen W Boyd, James R Flom, Lorraine F Mangosong, William S Peters: Soft tissue retractor and method for providing surgical access. Heartport, November 9, 2004: US06814700 (140 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a retractor for providing surgical access through a passage in tissue, together with methods for its use and deployment. The retractor comprises an anchoring frame having an upper surface, a lower surface, and an opening therethrough which defines an axial axis. A flex ...


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David W Snow, James R Flom: Atherectomy catheter with aligned imager. Fox Hollow Technologies, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, February 14, 2006: US06997934 (109 worldwide citation)

An atherectomy catheter is provided for excising and imaging material in a body lumen. In one embodiment, the catheter comprises a catheter body, a cutting blade, and an imaging device. The cutting blade is mounted on the catheter body and configured to move between a first position and a second pos ...


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John R Hoving, Craig R Davis, Michael J Greaney, James R Flom: Hinge mechanism for cover panel of portable computer including slide mechanism. Beaver Computer Corporation, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson Franklin & Friel, December 1, 1992: US05168426 (96 worldwide citation)

A hinge mechanism for controlling the movement of the cover panel of a portable computer includes a pivot arm and a slide mechanism. The ends of the pivot arm are pivotally attached to the cover panel and to the housing of the computer, respectively. The cover panel is also pivotally attached to the ...