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Lynn M Shimada, Guy R Lowery, Glen L Lieber: Valvuloplasty catheter and method. Baxter Travenol Laboratories, Gordon L Peterson, April 11, 1989: US04819751 (323 worldwide citation)

A valvuloplasty catheter comprising a catheter body having a through lumen, a tube extending through the lumen and having a distal end portion extending distally beyond the distal end of the catheter body and movable axially in the lumen relative to the catheter body. A radially expandable and axial ...


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Nora Tran Pham, Lynn M Shimada, Scott M Evans, Blair D Walker: Dual balloon central venous line catheter temperature control system. Alsius Corporation, October 9, 2001: US06299599 (116 worldwide citation)

A system for controlling patient temperature uses a central venous line catheter having axially spaced distal and proximal heat exchange balloons. The central venous line catheter is provided with one or more lumens for providing access to the central blood supply of the patient, and with additional ...


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Michael Crocker, Lynn M Shimada: Focalized intraluminal balloons. Cardiovascular Dynamics, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, December 1, 1998: US05843116 (103 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a focal balloon having at least one reference zone and a focal zone. In one embodiment, the reference zone and focal zone are inflatable to a first generally cylindrical profile at a first pressure. At a second, greater pressure, the focal section expands to a second, greater diameter, ...


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Michael Crocker, Lynn M Shimada, Robert J Elicker: Fixed focal balloon for interactive angioplasty and stent implantation catheter with focalized balloon. Radiance Medical Systems, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, February 22, 2000: US06027517 (87 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a focal balloon having at least one reference zone and a focal zone. In one embodiment, the reference zone and focal zone are inflatable to a first generally cylindrical profile at a first pressure. At a second, greater pressure, the focal section expands to a second, greater diameter, ...


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Michael Crocker, Lynn M Shimada, Robert J Elicker: Fixed focal balloon for interactive angioplasty and stent implantation. Cardiovascular Dynamics, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, July 8, 1997: US05645560 (67 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a focal balloon having at least one reference zone and a focal zone. In one embodiment, the reference zone and focal zone are inflatable to a first generally cylindrical profile at a first pressure. At a second, greater pressure, the focal section expands to a second, greater diameter, ...


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Michael Crocker, Lynn M Shimada: Focalized intraluminal balloons. Radiance Medical Systems, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, September 19, 2000: US06120523 (64 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a focal balloon having at least one reference zone and a focal zone. In one embodiment, the reference zone and focal zone are inflatable to a first generally cylindrical profile at a first pressure. At a second, greater pressure, the focal section expands to a second, greater diameter, ...


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Mark Evan Whitebook, Blair D Walker, Scott M Evans, Lynn M Shimada: System and method employing indwelling RF catheter for systemic patient warming by application of dielectric heating. Alsius Corporation, John L Rogitz, March 4, 2003: US06529775 (61 worldwide citation)

An indwelling RF catheter achieves warming of patients by dielectric heating of blood or other bodily fluids. In one example, the catheter is deployed in a suitable blood vessel, such as the inferior vena cava. The catheter design includes an emitter structure electrically coupled to an RF generator ...


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Lynn M Shimada, William J Worthen, Scott M Evans, Xia Luo, Robert Pecor, Blair D Walker: Central venous catheter with heat exchange properties. Alsius Corporation, John Rogitz, Arlyn Alonzo, July 16, 2002: US06419643 (55 worldwide citation)

An introducer sheath for a central venous catheter includes a sheath body and a temperature sensor mounted distally on the body. Either the catheter or sheath has a heat exchange region through which coolant is circulated to effect heat exchange with the body, with the coolant temperature being cont ...


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Michael Crocker, Lynn M Shimada: Focalized intraluminal balloons. Adiance Medical Systems, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, June 25, 2002: US06409741 (47 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a focal balloon having at least one reference zone and a focal zone. In one embodiment, the reference zone and focal zone are inflatable to a first generally cylindrical profile at a first pressure. At a second, greater pressure, the focal section expands to a second, greater diameter, ...


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Blair D Walker, Scott M Evans, David P Balding, Gregg Hallam, Lynn M Shimada: Catheter with multiple heating/cooling fibers employing fiber spreading features. Alsius Corporation, Arlyn Alonzo, Lyon & Lyon, September 17, 2002: US06450990 (43 worldwide citation)

A catheter using multiple hollow fibers to carry a heating/cooling fluid employs fiber spreading features to improve heat transfer and help prevent clotting of body fluids within which the catheter is immersed. The catheter includes a length of outer tube surrounding an inner tube. The inner tube co ...