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Joseph M Tartaglia, Joseph P Loeffler, Todd H Turnlund: Polymer film for wrapping a stent structure. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, December 23, 1997: US05700286 (645 worldwide citation)

The drug loaded stent includes an expandable stent structural member, and a planar sheet of polymeric material attached to the outside of the expandable stent structural member. The polymeric material is preferably bioabsorbable, and loaded or coated with a therapeutic agent or drug to reduce or pre ...


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Joseph M Tartaglia, Wade A Keller, Amir Belson, Arthur R Ratchford: Endoscope with adjacently positioned guiding apparatus. Neoguide Systems, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, January 10, 2006: US06984203 (436 worldwide citation)

An endoscope with guiding apparatus is provided. The endoscope has an elongate body with a steerable distal portion, an automatically controlled portion, a flexible and passively manipulated proximal portion, and an externally controlled and manipulatable guiding apparatus. The guiding apparatus may ...


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Joseph M Tartaglia, Joseph P Loeffler, Todd H Turnlund: Polymer film for wrapping a stent structure. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, June 10, 1997: US05637113 (424 worldwide citation)

The drug loaded stent includes an expandable stent structural member, and a planar sheet of polymeric material attached to the outside of the expandable stent structural member. The polymeric material is preferably bioabsorbable, and loaded or coated with a therapeutic agent or drug to reduce or pre ...


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Robert M Ohline, Joseph M Tartaglia, Amir Belson, Alex T Roth, Wade A Keller, Scott C Anderson, Chris A Julian: Tendon-driven endoscope and methods of insertion. Neo Guide Systems, Wilson Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, February 22, 2005: US06858005 (357 worldwide citation)

A steerable, tendon-driven endoscope is described herein. The endoscope has an elongated body with a manually or selectively steerable distal portion and an automatically controlled, segmented proximal portion. The steerable distal portion and the segment of the controllable portion are actuated by ...


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Ross Jaffe, Joseph M Tartaglia, Amir Belson: Endoscope having a guide tube. Neo Guide Systems, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, January 4, 2005: US06837846 (306 worldwide citation)

An endoscope having a guide tube is described herein. The assembly has an endoscope which is slidably insertable within the lumen of a guide tube. The guide tube is configured to be rigidizable along its entire length from a relaxed configuration. The endoscope has a steerable distal portion to faci ...


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Vahid Saadat, Joseph M Tartaglia, Eric W Leopold, Peter K Park, Susan Philip: Apparatus for percutaneously performing myocardial revascularization having controlled cutting depth and methods of use. Angiotrax, Nicola A Pisano, Fish & Neave, December 26, 2000: US06165188 (275 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for percutaneously performing myocardial revascularization are provided using a catheter having an end region that is directable to contact a patient's endocardium at a plurality of positions. A cutting head is disposed within a lumen of the catheter and coupled to a drive tube ...


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Christopher S Jones, Arthur W Zikorus, Mark P Parker, Brian E Farley, Joseph M Tartaglia: Expandable catheter having two sets of electrodes. Vnus Medical Technologies, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, January 30, 2001: US06179832 (218 worldwide citation)

A catheter includes a first plurality of expandable leads and a second plurality of expandable leads separate and longitudinally spaced-apart from the first plurality to deliver energy to a hollow anatomical structure, such as vein, fallopian tube, hemorrhoid, esophageal varix, to effectively ligate ...


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Joseph M Tartaglia, Amir Belson, Robert Matthew Ohline: Endoscope with guiding apparatus. NeoGuide Systems, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, October 5, 2004: US06800056 (199 worldwide citation)

An endoscope with guiding apparatus is described herein. A steerable endoscope is described having an elongate body with a manually or selectively steerable distal portion, an automatically controlled portion, a flexible and passively manipulated proximal portion, and an externally controlled and ma ...


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Amir Belson, Paul DeWitt Frey, Christine Wei Hsien Mcelhaney, James Craig Milroy, Robert Matthew Ohline, Joseph M Tartaglia: Steerable segmented endoscope and method of insertion. Neoguide Systems, Morrison & Foerster, August 26, 2003: US06610007 (176 worldwide citation)

A steerable endoscope has an elongated body with a selectively steerable distal portion and an automatically controlled proximal portion. The endoscope body is inserted into a patient and the selectively steerable distal portion is used to select a desired path within the patient's body. When t ...


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Joseph M Tartaglia, Vahid Saadat, Eric W Leopold, Peter K Park, Susan Philip: Apparatus for percutaneously performing myocardial revascularization having means for sensing tissue parameters and methods of use. Angiotrax, Nicola A Pisano, Fish & Neave, August 15, 2000: US06102926 (161 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for percutaneously performing myocardial revascularization are provided using a catheter having an end region that is directable to contact a patient's endocardium at a plurality of positions. A cutting head is disposed within a lumen of the catheter and coupled to a drive tube ...