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Peter J Wilk: Intrapericardial assist device and associated method. R Neil Sudol, Henry D Coleman, September 1, 1998: US05800334 (126 worldwide citation)

A surgical method for assisting a malfunctioning heart comprises inserting a balloon into an intrapericardial space and inflating the balloon in the intrapericardial space to place a compressive pressure on a heart in the intrapericardial space sufficient to force blood from the heart. A lubricant i ...


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David Y Phelps, Greg R Furnish, Todd A Hall, Mark Griffin, Scott J Wolf, Peter J Wilk, Jay Schmelter, Simon Furnish: Designs for left ventricular conduit. Percardia, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, September 18, 2001: US06290728 (124 worldwide citation)

A conduit is provided to provide a bypass around a blockage in the coronary artery. The conduit is adapted to be positioned in the myocardium or heart wall to provide a passage for blood to flow between a chamber of the heart such as the left ventricle and the coronary artery, distal to the blockage ...


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Jonathan Tiefenbrun, Peter J Wilk: Method and related device for obtaining access to a hollow organ. Neil R Sudol, Henry D Coleman, November 28, 1995: US05470320 (121 worldwide citation)

A method for obtaining access to a hollow organ of a patient comprises the steps of (i) providing a tubular member, (ii) pressing an end of the tubular member against a wall of the hollow organ, and (iii) removing a section of the organ wall surrounded by the tubular member, while maintaining the tu ...


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Peter J Wilk: Medical system and associated method for automatic diagnosis and treatment. R Neil Sudol, Henry D Coleman, May 16, 1995: US05415167 (118 worldwide citation)

A medical method comprises the steps of scanning a predetermined internal organ of a patient to collect individualized dimensional data about the organ, digitizing the data, and automatically storing encoded structural dimensions of the organ at different times. Dimensions of the organ are automatic ...


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Peter J Wilk: Retractor and associated method for use in laparoscopic surgery. R Neil Sudol, Henry D Coleman, October 6, 1992: US05152279 (117 worldwide citation)

A retractor instrument for use in laparoscopic surgery, comprises an elongate frame or holder and a substantially rigid retractor member movably mounted to the frame. A first retainer component is mounted to frame for maintaining the retractor member in substantially parallel relation to the frame d ...


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Peter J Wilk: Coronary artery by-pass method. Wilk Patent Development, McAulayer Fisher Nissen Goldberg & Kiel, September 2, 1997: US05662124 (113 worldwide citation)

A cardiovascular treatment method utilizes an elongate flexible surgical instrument (e.g., catheter) having a distal end. A distal end portion of the instrument is inserted into a vascular system of a patient. A surgical head at the distal end of the instrument is positioned so that the head is disp ...


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Peter J Wilk: Endoscopic method of cleaning and operating on a site within a patient. R Neil Sudol, Henry D Coleman, July 16, 1996: US05535759 (109 worldwide citation)

A surgical method utilizes an endoscope with an elongate flexible insertion member and (i) an endoscopic instrument guide having a plurality of lumens, (ii) a flexible irrigation member slidably insertable through one of the lumens and (iii) an auxiliary endoscopic surgical instrument slidably inser ...


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Cary W Schneebaum, Peter J Wilk: Polyp retrieval method and associated instrument assembly. R Neil Sudol, Henry D Coleman, June 13, 1995: US05423830 (107 worldwide citation)

A method for removing a polyp from inside a patient, comprises the steps of inserting an endoscopic insertion member into a patient, ejecting a cauterization loop from the insertion member, and maneuvering the insertion member and the cauterization loop from outside the patient to place the cauteriz ...


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Peter J Wilk, David Y Phelps, Scott J Wolf: Left ventricular conduit with blood vessel graft. Percardia, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, April 19, 2005: US06881199 (101 worldwide citation)

A method of flowing blood from a heart chamber to a coronary vessel includes providing a conduit with a first end and second end, providing the conduit within a heart wall such that the first end of the conduit is open towards the heart chamber and the second end is open towards the blood vessel, an ...


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Peter J Wilk: Endoscopic stapling device and related staple. R Neil Sudol, Henry D Coleman, Coleman Sudol Sapone P C, August 14, 2001: US06273903 (101 worldwide citation)

A surgical staple, particularly but not exclusively for use in endoscopic surgery, includes a first leg, a second leg, and a hinge portion joining the first leg and the second leg to one another. A spring element is connected between the first leg and the second leg biases the staple in a closed pos ...