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Robert S Schwartz, David R Holmes, Frederick S Halverson, James V Donadio III, David Berry: Flexible tubular device for use in medical applications. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt Professional Association, November 12, 1996: US05573520 (357 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for use as a catheter, a guidewire, a catheter sheath for use with catheter introducers or a drug infusion catheter/guidewire. The apparatus includes a flexible tubular member with an encasing covering the tubular member that creates a fluid-tight seal around the periphery of the tubula ...


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James V Donadio III, David R Holmes, Robert S Schwartz, David Berry: Flexible tubular device for use in medical applications. Cardia Catheter Company, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt P A, April 21, 1998: US05741429 (271 worldwide citation)

Manufacturing processes for apparatus, including slotted hypotube, for use as a catheter, a guidewire, a catheter sheath for use with catheter introducers or a drug infusion catheter/guidewire are disclosed. The manufacturing process includes creating a pattern of slots or apertures in a flexible me ...


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Robert S Schwartz, David Berry, Frederick S Halverson, James V Donadio III: Flexible catheter guidewire. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, August 1, 1995: US05437288 (191 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for use as a catheter guidewire and a method for making a catheter guidewire. The apparatus comprises an elongate non-coiled wire having a proximal portion, a distal tip and a flexible portion located between the proximal portion and the distal tip having axially spaced grooves cut ther ...


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James V Donadio III: Method for making a tubular stent for use in medical applications. Intra Therapeutics, Merchant & Gould P C, August 22, 2000: US06107004 (148 worldwide citation)

Manufacturing processes for apparatus, including slotted hypotube, for use as a catheter, a guidewire, a catheter sheath for use with catheter introducers or a drug infusion catheter/guidewire are disclosed. The manufacturing process includes creating a pattern of slots or apertures in a flexible me ...


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James V Donadio III: Method for manufacturing a tubular medical device. Intratherapeutics, Merchant & Gould P C, February 22, 2000: US06027863 (123 worldwide citation)

Manufacturing processes for apparatus, including slotted hypotube, for use as a catheter, a guidewire, a catheter sheath for use with catheter introducers or a drug infusion catheter/guidewire are disclosed. The manufacturing process includes creating a pattern of slots or apertures in a flexible me ...


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Mark Owen Dustrude, James V Donadio III, J Edward Shapland II: Method for collapsing a stent. IntraTherapeutics, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, June 15, 1999: US05911752 (91 worldwide citation)

A method for implanting a stent within a body passageway defined by a body wall. The method includes the step of fabricating the stent in an initial orientation in which the stent has an initial diameter and an initial length. The method also includes the step of collapsing the stent radially inward ...


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Elizabeth A Clubb, Thomas L Clubb, James V Donadio III: Method for manufacturing intraluminal device. Intra Therapeutics, Merchant & Gould P C, March 20, 2001: US06203732 (60 worldwide citation)

A generally tubular device (e.g., a stent or catheter) for placement in a lumen of a patient's body is made by forming a depressed pattern in an external surface of a mold. The depressed pattern corresponds to a desired shape of the generally tubular device. A material is deposited in the depre ...


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Thomas L Clubb, James V Donadio III, Mark O Dustrude, J Edward Shapland II: Method for making a stent. IntraTherapeutics, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, October 6, 1998: US05815904 (42 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing a tubular medical device for insertion in a body. The method includes the step cutting a plurality of cross-sectional pieces or layers from a flat sheet. The pieces are cut so as to define inner apertures. The pieces are then aligned genera ...



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