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Gholam Reza Zadno Azizi, Celso J Bagaoisan, Ketan P Muni: Catheter system for emboli containment. Percusurge, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, February 8, 2000: US06022336 (276 worldwide citation)

A multi-catheter emboli containment system is disclosed which is adapted to provide at least one pair of optimized paths for irrigation and aspiration fluid flow. Through careful design of the cross-sectional area of these paths, the present system is able to be compactly utilized in even the smalle ...


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Mir A Imran, Ketan P Muni, Gholam Reza Zadno Azizi: Methods for reducing distal embolization. Medtronic Ave, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 25, 2003: US06652480 (233 worldwide citation)

A method for reducing distal embolization during insertion of devices to treat plaque, thrombi and other intravascular occlusions. Using a guide catheter, a guidewire is delivered to a site proximal to the lesion. An aspiration catheter is then introduced over the guidewire, and the two are moved to ...


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Gholam Reza Zadno Azizi, Celso J Bagaoisan, Ketan P Muni, Jefferey C Bleam: Method for emboli containment. Percusurge, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 10, 1998: US05833644 (227 worldwide citation)

A multi-catheter emboli containment system is disclosed in which a treatment chamber within a blood vessel is formed by at least two occlusion balloons on opposite sides of a stenotic lesion, thereby preventing emboli migration during the treatment procedure. Irrigation and aspiration are provided t ...


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Ketan P Muni, Gholam Reza Zadno Azizi, Celso Bagaoisan: Aspiration method. PercuSurge, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, October 24, 2000: US06135991 (177 worldwide citation)

A method for the treatment of a stenosis or an occlusion in a blood vessel in which an occlusive device is first delivered and activated at a site distal to the occlusion to at least partially occlude the vessel. A therapy catheter is then introduced to treat the occlusion and a debris removal devic ...


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Ketan P Muni, Hung V Ha, Joshua Makower, John H Morriss, John Y Chang, William M Facteau, Amrish Jayprakash Walke: Devices and methods for delivering therapeutic substances for the treatment of sinusitis and other disorders. Acclarent, Robert D Buyan, Stout Uxa Buyan & Mullins, August 12, 2008: US07410480 (173 worldwide citation)

Devices and methods for delivering drugs and other therapeutic or diagnostic substances to desired locations within the bodies of human or non-human animal subjects. An implantable delivery device comprising a reservoir is initianlly attached to a deliver catheter or delivery tool and is introduced ...


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Gholam Reza Zadno Azizi, Celso J Bagaoisan, Mukund R Patel, Ketan P Muni: Occlusion of a vessel. Medtronic PercuSurge, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 6, 2001: US06312407 (159 worldwide citation)

A device for occluding a vessel employs one of a number of different expansion members joined to one or more elongate members. The expansion member may include a braid, one or more coils, ribs, a ribbon-like structure, a slotted tube, or a filter-like mesh. If the expansion member is enclosed by a s ...


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Steven P Wiesner, Ketan P Muni: Catheter with intraluminal sealing element. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Crosby Heafey Roach & May, September 20, 1994: US05348537 (147 worldwide citation)

A sealing element for dilatation and other inflatable catheters which is formed of a polymer matrix having a bearing surface and having incorporated, at least in the portion of the matrix forming the bearing surface, a lubricous material which swells upon contact with an aqueous based liquid. The be ...


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Ketan P Muni, Hung V Ha, John H Morriss, William E Bolger, William M Facteau, Joshua Makower, John Y Chang, Randy S Chan, Nga K Van, Anton G Clifford: Methods for treating ethmoid disease. Acclarent, Robert D Buyan, Stout Uxa Buyan & Mullins, September 2, 2008: US07419497 (139 worldwide citation)

Devices, systems and methods for stenting, spacing, draining, ventilating and/or delivering drugs and other therapeutic or diagnostic substances to desired locations within the bodies of human or non-human animal subjects, including methods and systems for treating paranasal sinusitis and ethmoid di ...


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Gholam Reza Zadno Azizi, Ketan P Muni, Celso J Bagaoisan: Hollow medical wires and methods of constructing same. Medtronic PercuSurge, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, April 23, 2002: US06375628 (121 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides an apparatus for performing angioplasty or vascular intervention procedures. The apparatus of the present invention comprises a catheter apparatus comprised of a superelastic hollow guidewire, a balloon member and a flexible tip. The superelastic hollow guidewire of th ...


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Ketan P Muni: In-vivo modification of the mechanical properties of surgical devices. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, December 29, 1998: US05853408 (115 worldwide citation)

The mechanical properties of various angioplastic surgical devices are altered in order to enhance their transportability through the vascular system by changing their operating temperature while situated within the body. Temperature increases are utilized to increase flexibility or cause devices to ...