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Edward E Shaw, Robert C Farnan: Self-expanding defect closure device and method of making and using. Gore Enterprise Holdings, David J Johns, January 9, 2001: US06171329 (325 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a self-expanding device for sealing a defect in a wall, such as a septal defect. The device of the present invention has a helical shaped periphery formed from an elastic wire and at least one eyelet. The eyelet has a non-circular (“asymmetric”) shape which allows th ...


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Ramon Berguer, Robert C Farnan, William M Colone, Rajagopal R Kowligi, Linda V Della Corna, Joseph B Sinnott: Blood vessel patch. Impra, Cahill Sutton & Thomas, March 31, 1992: US05100422 (300 worldwide citation)

A vascular patch for closing an incision in a blood vessel includes a base layer of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) having an outer coating of an elastomeric, biocompatible material such as polyurethane to minimize suture hole bleeding. Suture guidelines are formed upon the ablumenal side of ...


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Linda V Della Corna, Robert C Farnan, William M Colone, Rajagopal R Kowligi: Longitudinally compliant vascular graft. Impra, Cahill Sutton & Thomas, September 11, 1990: US04955899 (222 worldwide citation)

A longitudinally compliant PTFE graft is provided by compressing at least a portion of a porous PTFE tube along its longitudinal axis and coating at least the outer wall of the compressed portion of the PTFE tube with a biocompatible elastomer for allowing the compressed portion of the tube to be st ...


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Rajagopal R Kowligi, Robert C Farnan, William M Colone, Linda V Della Corna, Joseph B Sinnott: Non-porous coated PTFE graft. Impra, Cahill Sutton & Thomas, October 6, 1992: US05152782 (164 worldwide citation)

A non-porous coated PTFE graft includes a PTFE tube having a conventional porous inner cylindrical wall and a non-porous elastomeric coating applied over at least a portion of the outer cylindrical wall of the PTFE tube to render such portion of the outer cylindrical wall non-porous. The elastomeric ...


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Edward E Shaw, Robert C Farnan: Self-expanding defect closure device and method of making and using. Gore Enterprise Holdings, David J Johns, September 23, 2003: US06623508 (151 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a self-expanding device for sealing a defect in a wall, such as a septal defect. The device of the present invention has a helical shaped periphery formed from an elastic wire and at least one eyelet. The eyelet has a non-circular (“asymmetric”) shape which allows th ...


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Ramon Berguer, Robert C Farnan, William M Colone, Rajagopal R Kowligi, Linda V Della Corna, Joseph B Sinnott: Blood vessel patch. Impra, Cahill Sutton & Thomas, April 14, 1992: US05104400 (76 worldwide citation)

A vascular patch for closing an incision in a blood vessel includes a base layer of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) having an outer coating of an elastomeric, biocompatible material such as polyurethane to minimize suture hole bleeding. Suture guidelines are formed upon the ablumenal side of ...


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Robert C Farnan: Drug delivery balloon catheter. Novoste Corporation, Cook Alex McFarron Manzo Cummings & Mehler, September 19, 2006: US07108684 (57 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to an apparatus and method for delivering a drug to a selected site in the vascular system of a patient. More specifically, the apparatus is a balloon catheter comprising an expandable balloon with a pouch around at least a portion of the balloon. When the balloon i ...


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Robert C Farnan: Embolic device delivery system with torque fracture characteristic. Codman & Shurtleff, Cook Alex, May 25, 2010: US07722636 (21 worldwide citation)

A vascular occlusion device deployment system can deploy an occlusion device at a preselected site within the vasculature of a patient. The deployment system includes a pusher which employs an elongated member that releases an embolic device when a breakpoint of the elongated member is fractured by ...


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Charles E Larsen, Robert C Farnan: Radioactive source train. Novoste Corporation, Cook Alex McFarron Manzo Cummings & Mehler, May 27, 2003: US06569076 (16 worldwide citation)

A treating element source train that comprises a plurality of treating elements, with each treating element comprising a hollow outer housing closed on each end and a radiation emitting substance encapsulated therein. The treating elements are aligned end-to-end, and a wire is wound around the exter ...


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Robert C Farnan: Balloon catheter with non-deployable stent. AngioScore, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, April 6, 2010: US07691119 (15 worldwide citation)

An angioplasty balloon including a non-deployable stent to prevent or reduce the potential for slippage of the inflated balloon with respect to the vessel wall being treated. The balloon includes a non-deployable stent that is adapted to be secured to the balloon or angioplasty balloon catheter. The ...