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Michael Aita, Gene Samson, Bruce H Wand, Robert F Kotmel: System and method for percutaneous myocardial revascularization. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Crosby Heafey Roach & May, February 14, 1995: US05389096 (377 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are described for percutaneous myocardial revascularization of a human heart. A deflectable elongated flexible lasing apparatus is used which includes a source of laser radiation, an elongated flexible radiation conveying means for conducting the laser radiation to a lens on t ...


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Michael Aita, Mahmood Mirhoseini, Mary Cayton, Carl J Simpson, Brian Guscott: Method for intra-operative myocardial device revascularization. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Crosby Heafey Roach & May, January 10, 1995: US05380316 (336 worldwide citation)

The method for intra-operative myocardial revascularization of a human heart includes a inserting a portion of an elongated flexible lasing apparatus into the chest cavity of a patient, and lasing channels from the epicardium through the myocardium of the heart, without mechanical tearing of the hea ...


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Keith L March, Michael Aita, Randy Kesten, Craig Smith: Therapeutic and diagnostic agent delivery. CardioGenesis Corporation, Indiana University Foundation, Columbia University, Heller Ehrman White McAuliffe, November 24, 1998: US05840059 (169 worldwide citation)

A system for treating a patient's heart which comprises a means to form channels in the heart wall and a means to deliver a therapeutic or diagnostic agent into the channels. Additionally, the system may comprise a way to retain the agent within the channels for a useful period of time. The system m ...


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Michael Aita, Mahmood Mirhoseini, Mary Cayton, Carl J Simpson, Brian Guscott: Method for intra-operative myocardial revascularization. CardioGenesis Corporation, Crosby Heafey Roach & May, September 10, 1996: US05554152 (168 worldwide citation)

The method for intra-operative myocardial revascularization of a human heart includes a inserting a portion of an elongated flexible lasing apparatus into the chest cavity of a patient, and lasing channels from the epicardium through the myocardium of the heart, without mechanical tearing of the hea ...


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Sam G Payne, Randy J Kesten, Michael Aita, Stewart Kume, Stephen B Pearce, Manuel A Javier Jr, Michael H Rosenthal: Delivery catheter system for heart chamber. Eclipse Surgical Technologies, Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe, November 27, 2001: US06322548 (143 worldwide citation)

A delivery catheter system for delivering a substance delivery member into a patient's left ventricle which includes a first delivery catheter with a shaped distal extremity configured to be aligned with or parallel to a longitudinal axis or long dimension of the patient's left ventricle a ...


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Gene L Samson, Michael Aita: Imaging balloon dilatation catheter. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, February 25, 1992: US05090959 (125 worldwide citation)

An imaging balloon dilatation catheter having an elongate flexible tubular member with proximal and distal extremities. An inflatable balloon is carried by the tubular member near the distal extremity thereof. The tubular member has a plurality of lumens formed therein, an illuminating set of optica ...


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Michael Aita, Robert F Kotmel, Gene Samson: Optical fiber lasing apparatus lens. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, McCubbrey Bartels Meyer & Ward, March 3, 1992: US05093877 (96 worldwide citation)

An optical fiber lasing apparatus includes an optical fiber which terminates in a lens having a convex lens side at its forward end, and having an extended barrel portion secured to the distal portion of the optical fiber. The lens is larger in diameter than the diameter of the optical fiber member.


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Keith L March, Michael Aita, Randy Kesten, Craig Smith: Therapeutic and diagnostic agent delivery. Cardiogenesis Corporation, Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe, December 7, 1999: US05997525 (81 worldwide citation)

A system for treating a patient's heart which comprises a means to form channels in the heart wall and a means to deliver a therapeutic or diagnostic agent into the channels. Additionally, the system may comprise a means to retain the agent within the channels for a useful period of time. The system ...


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Keith L March, Michael Aita, Randy Kesten, Craig Smith: Therapeutic and diagnostic agent delivery. Eclipse Surgical Technologies, Edward J Lynch, Ilene L Janofsky, Ross M Carothers, May 1, 2001: US06224584 (63 worldwide citation)

A system for treating a patient's heart which comprises a means to form channels in the heart wall and a means to deliver a therapeutic or diagnostic agent into the channels. Additionally, the system may comprise a means to retain the agent within the channels for a useful period of time. The s ...


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Carolyn R Aita, Vladislav V Yakovlev, Mary M Cayton, Mahmood Mirhoseini, Michael Aita: Self-repairing ceramic coatings. Carolyn Aita, Edward J Lynch, Duane Morris, March 22, 2005: US06869701 (59 worldwide citation)

A protective coating for a substrate is disclosed having an outer component or module formed of a swellable material and an inner module formed of a plurality of layer or bilayers formed of ceramic material. The coating comprising a plurality of modules comprising a first module comprising a number ...