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Robert S Kieval, Peter T Keith, Matthew M Burns, Thomas R Hektner, Gina L Hansen: Devices and methods for cardiovascular reflex control. CVRx, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, February 18, 2003: US06522926 (645 worldwide citation)

Devices, systems and methods by which the blood pressure, nervous system activity, and neurohormonal activity may be selectively and controllably reduced by activating baroreceptors. By selectively and controllably activating baroreceptors, the present invention reduces excessive blood pressure, sym ...


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Michelle M Arney, Matthew M Burns: Multi-section coaxial angioplasty catheter. Scimed Life Systems, Kinney & Lange, September 10, 1991: US05047045 (196 worldwide citation)

An over-the-wire balloon catheter for use in angioplasty includes a dual lumen shaft formed by a multi-section outer tube with a multi-section inner tube coaxially aligned therein. The outer tube includes a proximal hypotube outer tube section which is connected to a manifold at its proximal end. Th ...


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Matthew M Burns: Innerless catheter. Scimed Life Systems, Kinney & Lange, July 16, 1991: US05032113 (146 worldwide citation)

An over-the-wire balloon catheter for use in angioplasty includes a proximal single lumen shaft and a multilumen distal portion on which an inflatable balloon is mounted. The lumen of the shaft acts as a combined inflation lumen and guide wire lumen. In the multilumen distal portion, a distal inflat ...


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Cyril J Schweich Jr, Kent D Harrison, Matthew M Burns: Drug delivery catheter. Scimed Life Systems, September 24, 1996: US05558642 (144 worldwide citation)

A drug delivery catheter with an inflatable blood flow lumen is provided. The drug delivery catheter includes a flexible tubular shaft and an inflatable balloon assembly disposed at the distal end of the shaft. The catheter is inserted into a vessel with the balloon assembly in an un-inflated form. ...


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Matthew M Burns, Daniel M Lafontaine: Balloon catheter with improved pressure source. SCIMED Life Systems, Robert F Atkinson, August 13, 1996: US05545133 (141 worldwide citation)

A balloon catheter having a long shaft with an inflatable balloon connected to its distal end with a pressure source connected to the shaft at an invivo point which operates to inflate and deflate the balloon. The balloon catheter may be a fixed-wire type, an over-the-wire type, or an single-operato ...


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Joseph C Cauthen III, Matthew M Burns, Lawrence W Wales, Brian L Dukart, Bradley J Wessman, Rodney L Houfburg, Ishmael Bentley: Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus. Anulex Technologies, Faegre & Benson, November 10, 2009: US07615076 (132 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides methods and devices for treating the annulus of an intervertebral disc. The methods and devices can employ an expandable treatment device which is deployed at least partially in the subannular space. Fixation devices and methods are also disclosed, which help to secure ...


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Joseph C Cauthen III, Matthew M Burns, Lawrence W Wales, Brian L Dukart, Bradley J Wessman, Rodney L Houfburg, Paul Burmeister: Methods and devices for spinal disc annulus reconstruction and repair. Anulex Technologies, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, February 28, 2006: US07004970 (125 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides methods and devices for annulus disc repair with and without the use of a patch or stent. The methods and devices are particularly suited to the repair and/or reconstruction of the spinal disc wall (annulus) after surgical invasion or pathologic rupture, with reduced f ...


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Matthew M Burns, Daniel M Lafontaine: Balloon catheter with improved pressure source. SCIMED Life Systems, Robert E Atkinson, March 17, 1998: US05728064 (119 worldwide citation)

A balloon catheter having a long shaft with an inflatable balloon connected to its distal end with a pressure source connected to the shaft at an invivo point which operates to inflate and deflate the balloon. The balloon catheter may be a fixed-wire type, an over-the-wire type, or an single-operato ...


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Matthew M Burns, David W Lodin: Innerless dilatation balloon catheter. SciMed Life Systems, Kinney & Lange, June 22, 1993: US05221260 (112 worldwide citation)

An "innerless" balloon catheter controls fluid flow past the guide wire at the distal end of the catheter by a combination of flow resistance and a pressure responsive valve. The catheter includes a shaft which carries an inflatable balloon at its distal end. The shaft has a lumen therethrough with ...


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Matthew M Burns: Angioplasty catheter. SciMed Life Systems, Kinney & Lange, March 31, 1992: US05100381 (103 worldwide citation)

An over-the-wire balloon catheter for use in angioplasty includes a dual lumen shaft formed by a multisection outer tube and a multisection inner tube. The outer tube includes a first thin wall outer tube section which is connected to a manifold at its proximal end. The outer tube also includes a se ...