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James F Crittenden, Michael D Barbere, Bryan J White: Catheter and guidewire exchange system. C R Bard, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, January 29, 1991: US04988356 (358 worldwide citation)

A catheter and guidewire exchange system in which the guideware is contained within a guidewire leumen in the indwelling portion of the catheter and with the guidewire and catheter being separated externally of the patient. The catheter includes a guidewire lumen which is slit longitudinally along t ...


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Harvey Wolinsky, Spencer L King, Michael D Barbere: Catheter and method for locally applying medication to the wall of a blood vessel or other body lumen. C R Bard, Morgan & Finnegan, February 11, 1992: US05087244 (353 worldwide citation)

A method and catheter for use in practicing the method are provided by which a highly concentrated medication or chemotherapeutic agent can be applied locally under sufficient pressure to cause the medication or agent to penetrate into the localized tissue. The total volume of medication or agent is ...


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Jere R Anderson, Louis J Jandris, Michael D Barbere, Richard T Murphy: Method of making a distensible dilatation balloon using a block copolymer. C R Bard, Bookstein & Kudirka, March 19, 1996: US05500180 (129 worldwide citation)

Balloons and balloon catheters with a superior overall combination of distensibility, elastic stress response and strength. The improved properties of the balloons result from the method or process used to form the balloons, as well as the polymeric materials used in said balloon forming process. Ad ...


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Michael D Barbere: Guidewire having radially expandable member and method for guiding and advancing a catheter using the same. C R Bard, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, November 30, 1993: US05265622 (117 worldwide citation)

A guidewire for use in guiding a catheter is provided with an expandable element at its distal region. The element may be expanded from a contracted configuration having a diameter corresponding to that of the guidewire and an expanded configuration larger than that diameter. A control element, such ...


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Michael D Barbere: Coaxial PTCA catheter with anchor joint. Medtronic Ave, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox P L L C, January 30, 2001: US06179856 (77 worldwide citation)

A balloon dilatation catheter used for percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty includes a coaxial construction of an inner tube and an outer tube. The inner tube extends distally beyond the distal end of the outer tube. A dilatation balloon is mounted on the distal end of the catheter and is ...


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Mark A Saab, Michael D Barbere: Apparatus and methods for bone, tissue and duct dilatation. David Silverstein, Andover IP Law, February 10, 2009: US07488337 (67 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods are disclosed for medical treatment comprising bone, tissue or duct dilatation using inflatable dilatation elements together with apparatus and techniques for tensioning, stretching, folding, and/or wrapping the dilatation elements externally as well as in situ to facilitate in ...


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Jere R Anderson, Louis J Jandris, Michael D Barbere, Richard T Murphy: Distensible dilatation balloon with elastic stress response. C R Bard, April 3, 2001: US06210364 (59 worldwide citation)

Balloons and balloon catheters with superior overall combination of distensibility, elastic stress response and strength. The improved properties of a balloons result from the method or process used to form the balloons, as well as the polymeric materials used in said balloon forming process. Additi ...


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Michael D Barbere: Coaxial PTCA catheter with anchor joint. C R Bard, Arthur Z Bookstein, June 2, 1998: US05759191 (51 worldwide citation)

A balloon dilatation catheter used for percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty includes a coaxial construction of an inner tube and an outer tube. The inner tube extends distally beyond the distal end of the outer tube. A dilatation balloon is mounted on the distal end of the catheter and is ...


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John R Fagan, Jeffrey M Kling, Michael D Barbere: Devices for selectively directing inflation devices. C R Bard, Morgan & Finnegan L, July 8, 1997: US05645529 (46 worldwide citation)

Devices have been made which are balloon catheters, preferably PTCA devices, and which are capable of selectively directing inflation forces against the thicker part of an eccentric arterial obstruction or an off-center plaque deposit. In a first embodiment, a balloon catheter is formed from at leas ...


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Michael D Barbere: Anchor joint for coaxial balloon dilatation catheter. Medtronics AVE, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox PLLC, May 23, 2000: US06066157 (14 worldwide citation)

A balloon dilatation catheter used for percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty includes an inner tube and an outer tube. The anchor joint of the inner tube and outer tube is permit distal movement of the inner tube with respect to the outer tube while precluding proximal movement of the inner ...