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Mark Mathis, Thomas Duerig: Intravascular stent having an improved strut configuration. Nitinol Development Corporation, Dean Garner, October 10, 2000: US06129755 (262 worldwide citation)

In accordance with the present invention, there is provided a stent for insertion into a vessel of a patient the stent is a tubular member with a predetermined a thickness. The member has front and back open ends and a longitudinal axis extending therebetween. The stent has a first smaller diameter ...


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Thomas Duerig, Janet Burpee, Mark Mathis: Intravascular stent having tapered struts. Nitinal Development Corporation, February 20, 2001: US06190406 (237 worldwide citation)

In accordance with the present invention, there is provided a stent, preferably a self-expanding Nitinol stent, for insertion into a vessel of a patient. The stent is made from a tubular member a thickness, front and back open ends, and a longitudinal axis extending therebetween. The member has a fi ...


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Mark Mathis: Mitral valve therapy assembly and method. Cardiac Dimensions, Graybeal Jackson Haley, January 13, 2004: US06676702 (198 worldwide citation)

An assembly for effecting the condition of a mitral valve of a heart includes a mitral valve therapy device, a guide wire, and a guide tube. The mitral valve therapy device is configured to reshape the mitral valve annulus of the heart when placed within the coronary sinus adjacent the mitral valve ...


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Mark Mathis, Thomas Duerig: Intravascular stent having curved bridges for connecting adjacent hoops. Nitinol Development Corporation, January 29, 2002: US06342067 (161 worldwide citation)

In accordance with the present invention, there is provided a stent for insertion into a vessel of a patient. The stent is a tubular member having front and back open ends and a longitudinal axis extending therebetween. The tubular member has a first smaller diameter for insertion into a patient and ...


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Mark Mathis: Apparatus and method for stenting a vessel using balloon-actuated stent with interlocking elements. Cordis Corporation, Louis J Capezzuto, July 29, 2003: US06599314 (119 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for stenting a vessel comprises a stent having a lattice of interconnecting elements defining a substantially cylindrical configuration having a first open end and a second open end wherein the lattice is movable between a closed configuration and an open configuration. In one embodimen ...


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Mark Mathis: Mitral valve therapy assembly and method. Cardiac Dimensions, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati, November 22, 2005: US06966926 (118 worldwide citation)

An assembly for effecting the condition of a mitral valve of a heart includes a mitral valve therapy device, a guide wire, and a guide tube. The mitral valve therapy device is configured to reshape the mitral valve annulus of the heart when placed within the coronary sinus adjacent the mitral valve ...


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Mark Mathis: Stent with interlocking elements. Cordis Corporation, Louis J Capezzuto, May 13, 2003: US06562067 (112 worldwide citation)

A stent comprises a lattice of interconnecting elements defining a substantially cylindrical configuration having a first open end and a second open end. The lattice has a locked configuration and an open configuration. The stent also comprises a plurality of bridges connecting the interconnecting e ...


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James Davenport, Bryan Loomas, Mark Mathis, Thomas Silvestrini: Method for corneal curvature variation. KeraVision, Morrison & Foerster, June 7, 1994: US05318047 (86 worldwide citation)

A method for refractive correction of the eye in order to improve the vision of the eye while not adversely affecting its natural asphericity is described. The method involves determining the amount of correction necessary, selecting an intrastromal corneal ring (ICR) of appropriate thickness to obt ...


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Thomas Silvestrini, Mark Mathis: Overlapping split ring device for corneal curvature adjustment. Keravision, Morrison & Foerster, June 28, 1994: US05323788 (82 worldwide citation)

The intrastromal corneal ring (ICR) of the invention has a flexible, preferably circular body sized and configured such that it can be inserted into a human eye and comprised of a material which is compatible with human ocular tissue. The end portions of the circular body overlap each other and are ...


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Mark Mathis: Guided access to lung tissues. PneumRx, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, August 17, 2010: US07775968 (59 worldwide citation)

This invention relates generally to lung access devices and methods of using the devices to gain access to the interior of a lung or to the mediastinal space around the lung. In particular, the invention relates to auxiliary access devices and tools for use with conventional bronchoscopes or other e ...