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Laurent Schaller, Barry Gardiner, Art Hill, John Nguyen, Liem Ho, Isidro Matias Gandionco: Tissue connector apparatus and methods. Coalescent Surgical, Harry J Macey, September 2, 2003: US06613059 (285 worldwide citation)

Tissue connector assemblies having at least two piercing members, each releaseably coupled to a surgical fastener such as a surgical clip. A flexible member such as a suture may be used to couple one or both piercing members to respective ends of the fastener.


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Jay J Qin, Duane Dickens, Laurent Schaller: Deflectable guiding catheter. Medtronic, Beth L McMahon, June 26, 2001: US06251092 (285 worldwide citation)

A deflectable guiding catheter generally having an elongated shaft with a deflectable distal section, a second lumen, a first lumen in fluid communication with a port in the distal end of the shaft, an elongated tapered deflection line within the second lumen, and reinforcement strands within a wall ...


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Barry Gardiner, Laurent Schaller, Isidro Matias Gandionco, John Nguyen: Tissue connector apparatus and methods. Coalescent Surgical, Harry Macey, August 19, 2003: US06607541 (220 worldwide citation)

A tissue connector assembly having a flexible member and a surgical clip releasably coupled to the flexible member. A needle may be secured to one end portion of the flexible member with the surgical clip coupled to the other end portion of the flexible member. A locking device may be used to couple ...


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John D Nguyen, Arthur Hill, Laurent Schaller: Minimally invasive annuloplasty procedure and apparatus. Medtronic, Tom Berry, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, July 26, 2005: US06921407 (196 worldwide citation)

Clips of a self-closing type are used in annuloplasty procedures. Each clip is generally U-shaped with two end points separated from each other when it is constrained to be in an open configuration, but tends to coil up to assume its naturally closed configuration if the constraint is removed. A plu ...


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John D Nguyen, Arthur Hill, Laurent Schaller: Minimally invasive annuloplasty procedure and apparatus. Medtronic, Tom Berry, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, July 19, 2005: US06918917 (195 worldwide citation)

Clips of a self-closing type are used in annuloplasty procedures. Each clip is generally U-shaped with two end points separated from each other when it is constrained to be in an open configuration, but tends to coil up to assume its naturally closed configuration if the constraint is removed. A plu ...


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Laurent Schaller, Charles T Maroney, Phillip Drews, Isidro Matias Gandionco, John Nguyen: Tissue connector apparatus and methods. Coalescent Surgical, Harry J Macey, November 4, 2003: US06641593 (162 worldwide citation)

A tissue connector assembly comprising a clip movable between an open configuration and a closed configuration and a mechanical restraining device attached to the clip for restraining the clip in its open configuration. A needle may be releasably attached to the clip. A method for connecting tissues ...


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John Nguyen, Nga T Doan, Laurent Schaller: Multiple bias surgical fastener. Coalescent Surgical, Harry J Macey, April 22, 2003: US06551332 (146 worldwide citation)

A surgical fastener comprising a clip movable between an open configuration and a closed configuration and a biasing member contacting the clip and biasing the clip to its open configuration when the biasing member is actuated. The biasing member and clip both tend to assume the closed configuration ...


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John D Nguyen, Laurent Schaller, Art Hill: Minimally invasive valve repair procedure and apparatus. Medtronic, Tom Berry, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, August 9, 2005: US06926730 (146 worldwide citation)

A clip of a self-closing type is used for valve repair. The clip is generally U-shaped with two end points separated from each other when it is constrained to be in an open configuration, but tends to coil up to assume its natural closed configuration if the constraint is removed. At least one end p ...


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Hiram Chee, Mark Glowacki, Laurent Schaller: Multilumen extruded catheter. Target Therapeutics, Morrison & Foerster, August 6, 1996: US05542937 (110 worldwide citation)

This invention is a surgical device. In particular, it is a multilumen catheter having a shaft, at least a portion of which is continuously extruded and undergoes a change in polymer composition during that extension. The invention includes the substituent shaft per se and a method of making the sha ...


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Steve Golden, John Nguyen, Charles T Maroney, Sid Gandionco, Laurent Schaller, Liem Ho: Apparatus and methods for anastomosis. Coalescent Surgical, Harry J Macey, February 24, 2004: US06695859 (106 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for performing an anastomosis. More particularly, the apparatus may be used to perform a single or multiple anastomosis with the ability of maintaining fluid flow (e.g., blood) through the anastomosis vessel according to one aspect of the invention.