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Robert E Fischell, Michael E Kopp: Means for accurately positioning an expandable stent. IsoStent, September 23, 1997: US05669932 (208 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, David R Fischell, Martha J Morell, Barbara Gibb: Method for determining stimulation parameters for the treatment of epileptic seizures. NeuroPace, December 12, 2000: US06161045 (200 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a method for determining the optimal electrical stimulation parameters for intracranial stimulation therapy before implantation of a device for electrical stimulation therapy for epilepsy. This method would be used during intracranial electrical stimulation and monitoring procedures whi ...


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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 (198 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 ...


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Robert E Fischell, David R Fischell, Tim A Fischell: Stent having a multiplicity of undulating longitudinals. Rosenberg Klein & Bilker, March 9, 1999: US05879370 (197 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides for an expandable stent (10 or 20) for use in an artery or other vessel of a human body. The stent structure (10 or 20) maintains the patency of the vessel within which the stent (10 or 20) is expanded radially outward. One embodiment of the present invention is a sten ...


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Robert E Fischell, David R Fischell: Integrated system for EEG monitoring and electrical stimulation with a multiplicity of electrodes. Neuro Pace, May 8, 2001: US06230049 (197 worldwide citation)

The disclosed invention is an integrated system for EEG monitoring and electrical stimulation from a multiplicity of scalp or intracranial implanted electrodes. The system integrates EEG monitoring and brain stimulation, supports remote electrode selection for stimulation and provides a wireless con ...


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Robert E Fischell, David R Fischell, Tim A Fischell: Integrated dual-function catheter system and method for balloon angioplasty and stent delivery. Morton J Rosenberg, David I Klein, June 3, 1997: US05634928 (188 worldwide citation)

An integrated catheter system utilizes a balloon angioplasty catheter placed through a central passageway of a stent delivery catheter to enable balloon angioplasty and stent delivery to be accomplished with a single device. The integrated catheter system is able to perform dilatation of an arterial ...


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Robert E Fischell, James J Thompson, David R Fischell, Richard L Harding, Tim A Fischell: Apparatus for atherectomy. Arrow International Investment, Morton J Rosenberg, David I Klein, April 25, 1995: US05409454 (186 worldwide citation)

A catheter is disclosed which is capable of cutting obstructive tissue from a vessel of a living body while shielding a portion of the wall of the vessel from being exposed to the cutting blade at the catheter's distal end. An essentially continuous outer surface at the catheter's distal end allows ...


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Robert E Fischell, Tim A Fischell: Use of a stent with the capability to inhibit malignant growth in a vessel such as a biliary duct. Medical Innovative Technologies R & D Partnership, January 5, 1993: US05176617 (186 worldwide citation)

It is well known that radiation therapy can reduce the proliferation of rapidly growing cancer cells is a malignant tumor. The present invention utilizes a radioisotope which is integral to a stent which can irradiate the tissue in close proximity to the implantation site of the stent in order to re ...


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Robert E Fischell, David R Fischell, Tim A Fischell: Balloon expandable temporary radioisotope stent system. Morton J Rosenberg, David I Klein, Jun Y Lee, March 24, 1998: US05730698 (183 worldwide citation)

An expandable temporary stent system (10) is provided for creating a temporary stent within a vessel of a human body and includes an over-the-wire balloon angioplasty catheter (20) having a central lumen (26) and a distal section having an inflatable balloon (23). The balloon angioplasty catheter (2 ...


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Robert E Fischell, David R Fischell, Tim A Fischell: Distally attachable and releasable sheath for a stent delivery system. Cathco, April 7, 1998: US05735859 (174 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a device and method for securing and releasing the distal end of a thin-walled sheath to and from a distal section of a stent delivery catheter. The invention comprises a stent delivery catheter system which includes a sheath which is releasably attached to a distal section ...