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Frederick G St Goar, James I Lin Fann, Mark E Deem, Hanson S Gifford III, Martin S Dieck, Brian B Martin, Sylvia Wen Chin Fan, Eric A Goldfarb, Kent D Dell, Ferolyn T Powell: Methods and apparatus for cardiac valve repair. Evalve, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, October 7, 2003: US06629534 (630 worldwide citation)

The methods, devices, and systems are provided for performing endovascular repair of atrioventricular and other cardiac valves in the heart. Regurgitation of an atrioventricular valve, particularly a mitral valve, can be repaired by modifying a tissue structure selected from the valve leaflets, the ...


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Mark E Deem, Douglas S Sutton, Hanson S Gifford III, Bernard H Andreas, Ronald G French: Obesity treatment tools and methods. Satiety, Morrison & Foerster, May 6, 2003: US06558400 (481 worldwide citation)

Various obesity treatment tools and methods are described herein, as well as treatments for other gastric-related diseases, e.g., GERD. Treatment includes reducing the size of the stomach pouch to limit the caloric intake as well as to provide an earlier feeling of satiety. This may be done by creat ...


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Hanson S Gifford, Ivan Sepetka, Mark E Deem, Martin S Dieck: Devices and methods for treating vascular malformations. Hoekendijk & Lynch, April 23, 2002: US06375668 (281 worldwide citation)

A system for treating a vascular malformation has an expandable device and a heating device for heating and shrinking the malformation. The expandable device may have deformable elements which plastically deform in the expanded position. The balloon may be self-expanding, balloon expanded or expande ...


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Gary Weller, Craig Gerbi, James Gannoe, Mark E Deem, Douglas S Sutton, Hanson S Gifford III, Bernard H Andreas, Ronald G French: Overtube apparatus for insertion into a body. Satiety, Fulwilder Patton, August 1, 2006: US07083629 (205 worldwide citation)

An overtube apparatus for insertion into a body is described herein. The assembly includes an overtube having a lumen defined throughout. The distal end of the overtube member has two or more windows in apposition configured to draw in tissue via a vacuum. A drive tube, which also defines a lumen, i ...


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Mark E Deem, Hanson S Gifford III, Ronald French, Douglas Sutton: Methods and devices for use in performing pulmonary procedures. Emphasys Medical, Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe, January 20, 2004: US06679264 (200 worldwide citation)

Systems, methods and devices for performing pulmonary procedures, and in particular treating lung disease. A flow control element includes a valve that prevents airflow in the inhalation direction but permits airflow in the exhalation direction. The flow control element is guided to and positioned a ...


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Mark E Deem, Andrea T Slater: Medical instrument valve with foam partition member having vapor permeable skin. Cordis Corporation, Gerstman & Ellis, April 14, 1992: US05104389 (173 worldwide citation)

A medical instrument such as a catheter introducer comprises a housing, with the housing carrying a valve for receiving and sealing an elongated member with penetrates the valve. The valve comprises an elastomeric partition member which, in turn, comprises a first, solid hydrophilic elastomer wall t ...


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Gary Weller, Craig Gerbi, James Gannoe, Mark E Deem, Douglas S Sutton, Hanson S Gifford III, Bernard H Andreas, Ronald G French: Overtube apparatus for insertion into a body. Satiety, Fulwider Patton, December 11, 2007: US07306614 (170 worldwide citation)

An overtube apparatus for insertion into a body is described herein. The assembly includes an overtube having a lumen defined throughout. The distal end of the overtube member has two or more windows in apposition configured to draw in tissue via a vacuum. A drive tube, which also defines a lumen, i ...


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Hanson S Gifford, Ivan Sepetka, Mark E Deem, Allan R Will, Martin S Dieck, Sunmi Chew: Methods and devices for protecting a passageway in a body when advancing devices through the passageway. Allan Will, Hoekendijk & Lynch, May 7, 2002: US06383171 (168 worldwide citation)

A liner is advanced through a narrowed region in a vessel such as the internal carotid artery. The liner is advanced through the narrowed region in a collapsed position. A stent is then advanced through the liner and expanded to open the narrowed region. The liner may also have an anchor which expan ...


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Mark E Deem, Bernard H Andreas, Sunmi Chew, Antony J Fields, Ronald French, Hanson S Gifford III, Ronald R Hundertmark, Alan R Rapacki, Douglas S Sutton, Peter M Wilson: Methods and devices for use in performing pulmonary procedures. Emphasys Medical, Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe, February 24, 2004: US06694979 (159 worldwide citation)

An implantable flow control element is provided which prevents air from entering an isolated portion of a patient's lung. The element may permit air to escape from the isolated portion so that the element acts like a valve. Systems for implanting pulmonary devices are also provided.


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Mark E Deem, Timothy W Malisch: Apparatus and methods for selectively stenting a portion of a vessel wall. Nicola A Pisano, Fish & Neave, May 15, 2001: US06231597 (159 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for treating vascular abnormalities in highly tortuous vessels are provided comprising a stent having at least one end region that engages a first portion of a circumference of a vessel in a region adjacent to an abnormality to anchor the stent, and a mid-region that engages a ...