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Robert E Fischell, David R Fischell, Tim A Fischell: Implantable electronic system with acute myocardial infarction detection and patient warning capabilities. Cathco, August 7, 2001: US06272379 (248 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a system for detecting a myocardial infarction (i.e., a heart attack) at the earliest possible time and promptly warning the patient that he should immediately seek medical care. Specifically, a first embodiment of the present invention has an implantable electronic system that can sens ...


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Robert E Fischell, David R Fischell, David C Majercak: Low profile radiopaque stent with increased longitudinal flexibility and radial rigidity. Cordis Corporation, February 20, 2001: US06190403 (245 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a comparatively thick-walled vascular stent comprising sets of strut members connected by flexible, longitudinally extending links. This design utilizes flexible links with a variety of different shapes. Adjacent flexible links around the circumference of the stent are designed to nest ...


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Robert E Fischell, David R Fischell, Tim A Fischell: Stent having a multiplicity of closed circular structures. Morton J Rosenberg, David I Klein, July 1, 1997: US05643312 (238 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides for an expandable stent (1) for use in an artery or other vessel of a human body which forms a plurality of spaced apart generally circular rings (2). The stent structure (1) maintains patency of a vessel within which the stent (1) is inserted and is formed by a plural ...


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Robert E Fischell, Richard B North: Means and method for the placement of brain electrodes. NeuroPace, December 21, 1999: US06006124 (238 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are a means and a method for the placement of insulated electrical wires beneath the human scalp in such a way that they will experience no flexing after implantation thus disallowing wire breakage. Specifically, this intracranial system uses wires to connect a control module containing va ...


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Robert E Fischell, David R Fischell, Tim A Fischell: Implantable responsive system for sensing and treating acute myocardial infarction. Cathco, August 29, 2000: US06112116 (226 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a completely implantable system that can detect the occurrence of a myocardial infarction, i.e., a heart attack, and automatically inject a thrombolytic and/or anti-thrombogenic agent into the bloodstream to promptly dissolve the thrombus that caused the myocardial infarction and preven ...


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David R Fischell, Stephen T Archer, Robert E Fischell, Adrian R M Upton: Implantable device for patient communication. NeuroPace, March 12, 2002: US06354299 (222 worldwide citation)

An implantable device incorporating an acoustic transducer allows information and alerts to be communicated from the device to a patient. Sounds, including but not limited to buzzes, tones, sequences of tones, combinations of tones, complex sounds, and segments of reproduced or simulated human speec ...


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Robert E Fischell, David R Fischell, Adrian R M Upton: Methods for responsively treating neurological disorders. NeuroPace, October 1, 2002: US06459936 (218 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a multiple electrode, closed-loop, responsive system for the treatment of certain neurological diseases such as epilepsy, migraine headaches and Parkinson's disease. Brain electrodes would be placed in close proximity to the brain or deep within brain tissue. When a neurological ev ...


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Robert E Fischell, David R Fischell, Tim A Fischell: Balloon catheter system with slit opening handle. Cathco, August 2, 1994: US05334187 (213 worldwide citation)

A balloon angioplasty catheter system comprising a flexible guide wire, balloon catheter and slide handle. The balloon catheter has a shaft with a guide wire lumen that includes a guide wire removal slit which extends along a portion of the shaft. The slide handle is configured to open the slit as t ...


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Robert E Fischell, Michael E Kopp: Means for accurately positioning an expandable stent. IsoStent, September 23, 1997: US05669932 (211 worldwide citation)

One aspect of the present invention envisions two radiopaque marker bands located within the balloon of the balloon angioplasty catheter for balloon expandable stents, or located at a distal portion of a stent delivery catheter designed for self-expanding stents. When the balloon is expanded to its ...


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Robert E Fischell, William R Powell: Epidural lead electrode and insertion needle. The Johns Hopkins University, Robert E Archibald, Samuel L Sachs, February 27, 1979: US04141365 (210 worldwide citation)

Tissue stimulation apparatus for positive positioning of an electrode-bearing lead proximous to tissue which is to be stimulated electrically, the invention particularly includes a body penetration and insertion assembly which carries an elongated flexible strip of physiologically inert plastic mate ...