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Randolf Von Oepen, Kenneth J Michlitsch: Methods and apparatus for in-vivo tailored stents indicated for use in tortuous anatomy. Jomed, Michael J Striker, December 24, 2002: US06497722 (38 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for stenting are provided comprising a self-expandable stent that is at least partially covered with a biocompatible material configured to prevent dynamic self-expansion of the stent. The biocompatible material is irreversibly expandable by suitable means, for example, a ballo ...


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Randolf von Oepen: Radial expansible stent for implanting in body vessels. Jomed, Michael J Striker, November 25, 2003: US06652573 (36 worldwide citation)

A radial expansible stent for implanting in a blood vessel in the region of a vessel branch has a hollow cylindrical element, and the hollow cylindrical element at least over a portion is provided with a plurality of radial openings having edges, the edges at least locally being strip-shaped and for ...


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Jan Otto Solem, Per Ola Kimblad, Randolf von Oepen, Bodo Quint, Gerd Seibold, Kenneth J Michlitsch, Suk Woo Ha, Karl Ludwig Eckert, Ib Joergensen, Stevan Nielsen: Apparatus for applying a compressive load on body tissue. Edwards Lifesciences, Melinda R Michalerya, December 13, 2011: US08075616 (32 worldwide citation)

A device for reshaping a cardiac valve (26), which is elongate and has such dimensions as to be insertable into a cardiac vessel (24). The device has two states, in a first state (K) of which the device has a shape that is adaptable to the shape of the vessel (24), and to the second state (k′) of wh ...


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Randolf Von Oepen, Greg Chan: Agent delivery catheter including an anchor and injection needle. Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Squire Sanders & Dempsey, May 17, 2011: US07942854 (21 worldwide citation)

An agent delivery catheter that uses an anchoring needle and injection needle for treating tissue, such as infarcted heart tissue, includes a first needle, a second needle extendable through the first needle and a control unit for displacing and adjusting the position of both the first and second ne ...


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Andrew Jeffrey, Louise Balfe, Lorcan Coffey, Arik Zucker, Kay Unzicker, Zdravkica Dzakula, Ib Joergensen, Randolf von Oepen: Catheter having a soft distal tip. Abbott Laboratories Vascular Enterprises, Workman Nydegger, January 4, 2011: US07862541 (18 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a catheter having a soft distal tip that can be manufactured at lower cost than catheters in the prior art. In one embodiment, the catheter is produced by coupling a soft sleeve to the distal end of a catheter tube. The sleeve may affixed to the catheter tube under t ...


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Jan Otto Solem, Per Ola Kimblad, Randolf von Oepen, Bodo Quint, Gerd Seibold, Kenneth J Michlitsch, Suk Woo Ha, Karl Ludwig Eckert, Ib Joergensen, Stevan Nielsen: Method and device for treatment of mitral insufficiency. Edwards Lifesciences, AnneMarie Kaiser, April 29, 2014: US08709074 (17 worldwide citation)

A device for treatment of mitral annulus dilation is disclosed, wherein the device comprises two states. In a first of these states the device is insertable into the coronary sinus and has a shape of the coronary sinus. When positioned in the coronary sinus, the device is transferable to the second ...


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Gerd Seibold, Kenneth J Michlitsch, Randolf Von Oepen, Bodo Quint, Ib Erling Joergensen, Stevan Nielsen, Tommy Conzelmann: Apparatus for sealing surgical punctures. Abbott Laboratories Vascular Enterprises, Workman Nydegger, February 21, 2012: US08118833 (17 worldwide citation)

Apparatus is provided for sealing a puncture within a vessel or tissue to provide hemostasis, comprising a first disk coupled to either a second disk or a spring, and sealingly engaged to the vessel or tissue surrounding the puncture. At least the first disk is preferably configured to substantially ...


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Randolf von Oepen: Stent. Shinjyu Global IP Counselors, March 18, 2003: US06533809 (16 worldwide citation)

A stent has a tubular flexible body with a wall having a web structure. The web structure has several adjoining cells. The cells are surrounded by webs of the web structure. Each cell has at least one spring element.


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Joost J Fierens, Silvio R Schaffner, Marc Gianotti, Gerd Seibold, Randolf von Oepen: Methods and apparatus for stenting comprising enhanced embolic protection coupled with improved protections against restenosis and thrombus formation. Abbott Laboratories Vascular Enterprises, Workman Nydegger, October 12, 2010: US07811314 (15 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for stenting are provided comprising a stent attached to a porous biocompatible material that is permeable to endothelial cell ingrowth, but impermeable to release of emboli of predetermined size. Preferred stent designs are provided, as well as preferred manufacturing techniqu ...