Peter J Wilk: Method and device for improving cardiac function. R Neil Sudol, Henry D Coleman, William J Sapone, December 5, 2000: US06155968 (154 worldwide citation)

In a method for improving cardiac function, a compressive device is inserted into an intrapericardial space about a lower end portion of a heart. Thereafter the compressive device is operated to compress and close off lower portions of both ventricles of the heart.

Peter J Wilk: Laparoscopic instrument assembly. R Neil Sudol, Henry D Coleman, May 17, 1994: US05312391 (152 worldwide citation)

A laparoscopic instrument assembly includes a rigid sleeve and a plurality of laparoscopic instrument shafts inserted inside the sleeve. The sleeve has an outer diameter smaller than an inner diameter of a laparoscopic cannula, whereby a distal end portion of the instrument assembly may be inserted ...

Peter J Wilk: Intrapericardial assist device and associated method. R Neil Sudol, Henry D Coleman, July 9, 1996: US05533958 (152 worldwide citation)

An intrapericardial assist device and method comprises an electrode carrier in the form of an inflatable cuff-shaped balloon adapted for juxtaposition to a patient's heart in an intrapericardial space. An electrical contact or electrode is disposed on the contact surface of the carrier for conductin ...

Peter J Wilk: Method and apparatus for performing end-to-end anastomoses. R Neil Sudol, Henry D Coleman, May 24, 1994: US05314436 (151 worldwide citation)

A device for use in performing an end-to-end anastomosis comprises a stapling member insertable into a first end segment of a tubular organ, a plurality of staples arranged in a circular array in the stapling member, and an anvil member insertable into a second end segment of the tubular organ. The ...

Peter J Wilk, David Y Phelps, Scott J Wolf: Left ventricular conduit with blood vessel graft. Percardia, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, July 3, 2001: US06254564 (147 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a conduit that provides a bypass around an occlusion or stenosis in a coronary artery. The conduit is a tube adapted to be positioned in the heart wall to provide a passage for blood to flow between a heart chamber and a coronary artery, at a site distal to the occlusion or stenosis. Th ...

Todd A Hall, Greg R Furnish, Simon M Furnish, Scott J Wolf, Peter J Wilk, David Y Phelps, Vincent Pompili: Stent delivery system and method of use. Percardia, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, March 6, 2001: US06196230 (144 worldwide citation)

Described herein are various methods and apparatuses for delivering stents and other devices into the myocardium of a patient. One preferred stent delivery system provides access to the insertion site in the myocardium by advancing a delivery catheter through a blockage in a coronary artery, or arou ...

Peter J Wilk: Surgical lighting method. R Neil Sudol, Henry D Coleman, October 11, 1994: US05353786 (141 worldwide citation)

A lighting device for a surgical operating room comprises a light source for generating visible electromagnetic radiation, at least one light output operatively connected to the light source for emitting and directing the electromagnetic radiation, and an attachment component connected to the light ...

Peter J Wilk: Surgical instrument assembly and related surgical method. R Neil Sudol, Henry D Coleman, December 24, 1991: US05074867 (137 worldwide citation)

A surgical method comprises the steps of (a) piercing an abdominal wall of a patient to form an opening in the wall, (b) inserting a tubular member through the opening, (c) pushing a inert flexible membrane through the tubular member and into a body cavity of the patient, (d) opening the injected me ...

Naomi L Nakao, Peter J Wilk: Endoscope sheath and related method. R Neil Sudol, Henry D Coleman, June 8, 1993: US05217001 (136 worldwide citation)

A device utilizable with an endoscope to promote sterility comprises a substantially thin-walled elongate tubular sheath made of a flexible material such as rubber, the sheath having a use configuration with an inner diameter larger than an outer diameter of an insertion member of the endoscope, whe ...

Leon Pirak, Peter J Wilk: Endotracheal intubation assembly and related method. R Neil Sudol, Henry D Coleman, March 28, 1995: US05400771 (135 worldwide citation)

In an endotracheal intubation method, during and after insertion of an endotracheal tube into a trachea of a patient, an image is transmitted along the endotracheal tube from a distal end to a proximal end thereof, thereby enabling an operator to determine proper placement of the endotracheal tube. ...