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John H Burton, Bradford G Staehle: Stent placement instrument and method. American Medical Systems, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Mark Dryer, June 25, 1991: US05026377 (728 worldwide citation)

An instrument for the deployment or retraction of a self-expanding stent in a body canal, which comprises an elongated tubular outer sleeve having disposed therein an elongated core which is movable relative to said sleeve and has a grip member formed at or near its distal end, which grip member is ...


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John H Burton, Timothy C Cook, Claude Tihon: Combined hyperthermia and dilation catheter. American Medical Systems, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Howard R Jaeger, March 5, 1996: US05496271 (345 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for treatment of conditions in which it is desired to simultaneously hyperthermally treat diseased target tissue in a patient and dilate a lumen of a patient which is compressed and/or obstructed by the diseased target tissue and/or surrounding tissue is disclosed. The appara ...


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Claude Tihon, John H Burton, Bradford G Staehle, Michael A Mikulich: Resectable self-expanding stent. American Medical Systems, Haugen and Nikolai, October 18, 1994: US05356423 (282 worldwide citation)

A stent for transluminal implantation comprising a single-piece tubular member having a fenestrated side wall exhibiting a pattern of uniformly spaced openings defined by intersecting strands where the strands are integrally joined together at their points of intersection whereby the tubular member ...


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John H Burton, Michael A Mikulich: Stent placement instrument and method. American Medical Systems, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Mark Dryer, January 7, 1992: US05078720 (252 worldwide citation)

An instrument for the placement of a self-expanding stent in a body canal, which comprises an elongated inner tube having an outer tube disposed along its axis adapted to carry and retain a self-expanding stent adjacent its proximal end, and an arrangement for releasing the stent, in combination wit ...


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John H Burton, Reginald C Bruskewitz, Michael A Mikulich, William D Saville: Female suspension procedure. American Medical Systems, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Gezina Holtrust, July 3, 1990: US04938760 (220 worldwide citation)

A method for suspending the urethrovesical junction in females comprises inserting sutures through a puncture or incision in the suprapubic abdominal area or through a puncture or incision in the vaginal wall, suspending the urethrovesical junction with the sutures, and anchoring the sutures with an ...


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John H Burton, Reginald C Bruskewitz, A Michael Mikulich, William D Saville: Suturing anchoring device for use in a female suspension procedure. AMS, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Gezina Holtrust, November 13, 1990: US04969892 (206 worldwide citation)

An anchoring means for anchoring a suture in tissue comprises a housing, a substantially cylindrical means within said housing for receiving a suture, and an adjusting means. Another anchoring means comprises a housing, a rotating spool within said housing, a driving gear, and an adjusting means.


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Michael A Mikulich, Claude O Clerc, Michael R Jedwab, Adrian Furrer, Alain Mariller, John H Burton, Claude Tihon: Prostatic stent. AMS Medinvent, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, John L LaPierre, September 16, 1997: US05667486 (134 worldwide citation)

A prostatic stent and method of manufacture. The stent has an elongate body defining a passage therethrough and includes a distal section, a mid-section and a proximal section. The elongate body has a length sufficient to extend distally from a bladder neck to a position somewhat short of the extern ...


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John H Burton: Pressure regulated artificial sphincter systems. American Medical Systems, Williamson Bains Moore & Hansen, September 16, 1980: US04222377 (126 worldwide citation)

Pressure-regulated artificial sphincter apparatus for controlling vesicular incontinence is disclosed herein. The apparatus preferably comprises a generally toroidal cuff member for constricting a vessel to be opened and closed in response to fluid pressure, a squeezable fluid supply pump bulb in co ...


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Bradford G Staehle, Anthony J Ferrazzo, John H Burton: Method and device for loading a stent. American Medical Systems, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, October 17, 2000: US06132458 (122 worldwide citation)

A device and method for loading a self expanding stent into a deployment tool is disclosed. The device includes an outer tube and a constricting sheath having a stent delivery end and a stent receiving opening opposite thereto. The stent receiving opening is shaped and sized to receive a self expand ...


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John H Burton, Michael A Mikulich: American Medical Systems, Williamson Bains Moore & Hansen, May 19, 1981: US04267829 (91 worldwide citation)

This implantable penile prosthesis may be surgically implanted in human males to cure erectile impotence. The prosthesis includes a pair of rigid portions joined by a hollow tubular section, all of which are implanted inside and along the length of a penis. The tubular section is connected to a pump ...