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Aaron V Kaplan, James R Kermode, Enrique J Klein: Method and apparatus for sequentially performing multiple intraluminal procedures. Localmed, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, November 5, 1996: US05571086 (288 worldwide citation)

Sleeve catheters having an interactive device near their distal ends are provided for introduction while disposed over conventional interventional and imaging catheters. Exemplary interactive devices on the sleeve catheters include ultrasonic imaging arrays, drug delivery lumens, and the like. The s ...


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John B Simpson, Richard L Mueller, Peter S Brown, James R Kermode: Atherectomy device and method. Devices for Vascular Intervention, Townsend and Townsend, September 10, 1991: US05047040 (263 worldwide citation)

An atherectomy device for removing stenosis materials from a vascular vessel is provided. The atherectomy device includes a flexible tubular member, a flexible drive means disposed within the tubular member, and a cutting assembly carried by the distal extremity of the tubular member. The cutting as ...


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Aaron V Kaplan, James R Kermode, Enrique J Klein: Intravascular catheter with infusion array. Localmed, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, August 9, 1994: US05336178 (234 worldwide citation)

An intravascular catheter provides means for infusing an agent into a treatment site in a body lumen and means for deploying the infusing means adjacent the treatment site which operate independently of one another. In a preferred embodiment, a flexible catheter body has an expansion member attached ...


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Enrique J Klein, Mark E Plaia, James R Kermode, Donald S Baim, Richard P Mueller: Atherectomy catheter having axially-disposed cutting edge. Devices for Vascular Intervention, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, September 7, 1993: US05242460 (228 worldwide citation)

Atherectomy catheters are described having a cylindrical cutting head rotatably mounted at the distal end of a catheter body. The head has an axially elongated aperture and an open interior. A severing means is disposed adjacent the elongated aperture such that atheromatous material invaginated by t ...


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Aaron V Kaplan, James R Kermode, Enrique J Klein: Method and apparatus for sequentially performing multiple intraluminal procedures. Localmed, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, January 5, 1999: US05855563 (204 worldwide citation)

Sleeve catheters having an interactive device near their distal ends are provided for introduction while disposed over conventional interventional and imaging catheters. Exemplary interactive devices on the sleeve catheters include ultrasonic imaging arrays, drug delivery lumens, and the like. The s ...


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Aaron V Kaplan, James R Kermode, Enrique J Klein: Intravascular catheter with infusion array. LocalMed, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, March 11, 1997: US05609574 (109 worldwide citation)

An intravascular catheter provides means for infusing an agent into a treatment site in a body lumen and means for deploying the infusing means adjacent the treatment site which operate independently of one another. In a first embodiment, a flexible catheter body has an expansion member attached to ...


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Vahid Saadat, James R Kermode: Tubular fallopian sterilization device. Gynecare, Verne E Kreger Jr, August 10, 1999: US05935137 (105 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for human female sterilization. The apparatus includes an occlusive device configured from an elongate tubular member having a central lumen and a flange formed at the proximal end. The occlusive device is formed with a plurality of flexible ribs configured to provide a plura ...


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Aaron V Kaplan, James R Kermode, Enrique J Klein: Intravascular catheter with infusion array. Localmed, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, February 3, 1998: US05713860 (92 worldwide citation)

An intravascular catheter provides means for infusing an agent into a treatment site in a body lumen and means for deploying the infusing means adjacent the treatment site which operate independently of one another. In a first embodiment, a flexible catheter body has an expansion member attached to ...


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Edward D Reed Jr, James R Kermode, Dennis C Frezzo: Medical laser delivery system with internally reflecting probe and method. Coherent, Limbach & Limbach, October 19, 1993: US05254114 (38 worldwide citation)

A medical laser delivery system is disclosed which includes a laser generating a high power, pulsed, treatment beam. The beam is coupled to an optical fiber which is placed adjacent to a tissue site immersed in a fluid medium. The wavelength of the laser light and the energy of the pulses is selecte ...


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U Hiram Chee, Richard L Mueller, James R Kermode, Curtis P Tom, Douglas Murphy Chutorian: Method and apparatus for treatment of atrial fibrillation. Boston Scientific Scimed, Jones Day, December 12, 2006: US07147633 (30 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus of embodiments of the invention are adapted to treat tissue inside a patient's body. Aspects of the invention can be used in a wide variety of applications, but certain embodiments provide minimally invasive alternatives for treating atrial fibrillation by delivering a tissue-d ...