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Joel Tune, Robert L Anderson, Larry Blankenship, Daniel C Colesworthy III, Warren P Heim, Scott A Miller III, Brad H Sherman, Donald R Widrig: Ambulatory infusion pump. Baxter International, Francis C Kowalik, Thomas D Bratschun, May 20, 1997: US05630710 (286 worldwide citation)

A remotely programmable infusion system for administering liquid to a patient includes an infusion pump unit having a pump for infusing liquids operated by means of a control including a programmed processing unit and a memory chip. The processing unit operates in accordance with delivery program da ...


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Robert L Anderson, Daniel C Colesworthy III, Warren P Heim, Larry Blankenship: Pump chamber back pressure dissipation apparatus and method. Baxter International, F C Kowalik, P E Schaafsma, T D Bratschun, August 19, 1997: US05658133 (104 worldwide citation)

A medical infusion pump (10) for delivering liquids to a patient includes an elastomeric pump chamber (140) contractable between a refill position and a discharge position. An inlet valve (122) is operatively associated with an elastomeric inlet (142) supplying liquid to the pump chamber (140). The ...


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Bard B Betz, Daniel J Conley, Larry Blankenship, Stephen J Krienick, Bradley J Denny, Charles T Bovey, Jeffrey P Castleberry: Surgical instrument having a heat sink for irrigation, aspiration, and illumination. Vitalmetrics, Freilich Hornbaker Rosen & Fernandez, July 26, 1988: US04759349 (59 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument and support unit for enabling a user using one hand to probe an incision and illuminate, irrigate, and aspirate the incision. The surgical instrument has a probe with illumination, irrigation, and aspiration ports on the end. The probe is coupled to a handle having controls for ...


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Bradley P Knight, Larry Blankenship, John H Hanlin, David C Amundson: Transparent electrode for the radiofrequency ablation of tissue. Olympus Corporation, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser P C, May 5, 2009: US07527625 (45 worldwide citation)

A novel transparent electrode that uses a conductive coating to allow delivery of current to the heart as well as outward imaging through the electrode is described. The embodiments disclose a catheter incorporating an endoscope, whose imaging tip is coated with a conductive coating that is transpar ...


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David Amundson, H John Hanlin, Larry Blankenship: Direct, real-time imaging guidance of cardiac catheterization. Peter F Weinberg, Gibson Dunn And Crutcher, January 20, 2005: US20050014995-A1

Devices (1) and methods for accomplishing tasks within a body using infrared imaging are disclosed which, in connection with other known components, are useful in ablation, stitching and other operations, identification of sizes and composition of objects, and the creation of maps by taking multiple ...


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David C Amundson, H John Hanlin, Larry Blankenship: Coronary Sinus Locater Method and Apparatus for Biventricular Pacing. Peter F Weinberg, Gibson Dunn And Crutcher, September 6, 2007: US20070208389-A1

A coronary sinus locater sheath is stabilized in the vicinity of the coronary sinus by a guidewire exiting the side of the sheath near the distal end and inserted into an identifiable anatomical feature. The procedure includes (1) inserting the guide sheath into a vein, (2) advancing the sheath unti ...


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Bradley P Knight, Larry Blankenship, John H Hanlin, David C Amundson: Transparent electrode for the radiofrequency ablation of tissue. Peter F Weinberg, Gibson Dunn And Crutcher, February 9, 2006: US20060030844-A1

A novel transparent electrode that uses a conductive coating to allow delivery of current to the heart as well as outward imaging through the electrode is described. The embodiments disclose a catheter incorporating an endoscope, whose imaging tip is coated with a conductive coating that is transpar ...


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David Amundson, H John Hanlin, Larry Blankenship: Coronary sinus access catheter with forward-imaging means. Peter F Weinberg, Gibson Dunn And Crutcher, March 12, 2009: US20090069694-A1

A coronary access catheter system simplifies the insertion of objects into distal branches of the coronary sinus. The system incorporates a real-time forward-imaging means to view the os and the branches of the coronary sinus. Preferably, the catheter uses near-infrared light as the forward-imaging ...


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David C Amundson, Larry Blankenship: Infrared imaging using multiple wavelengths. Olympus Corporation, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser PC, February 11, 2010: US20100034227-A1

For an infrared imaging catheter, means of achieving a spread of wavelengths or multiple wavelengths through a stacking arrangement of “monochromatic” laser diodes or LED's are disclosed. Since a stack of diodes or LED's have different temperatures, they produce a wavelength spread many times greate ...