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Robert E Fischell, David R Fischell, Tim A Fischell: Stent delivery system with a fixed guide wire. Cordis Corporation, April 23, 2002: US06375660 (102 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a stent delivery system that uses a short section of a guide wire that is fixedly attached to a distal section of a balloon angioplasty catheter. By not having a guide wire that slides through the balloon of the balloon angioplasty catheter, the balloon on which the stent is ...


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Robert E Fischell: Implantable catheter having an improved check valve. Angel Medical Systems, August 31, 2004: US06783522 (102 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a check valve for placement near the distal end of a catheter. A continuously smooth outer surface for the catheter with check valve system assures that there is no propensity for a blood clot to form in cracks on the system's outer surface. The check valve is a formed from a low d ...


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Sean Salmon, Dieter Stockel, Robert E Fischell, Tim A Fischell, David R Fischell: Stent with self-expanding end sections. Cordis Corporation, November 13, 2001: US06315708 (101 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a hybrid stent that is defined as having a central section that is balloon expandable and end sections that are self-expanding. The entire stent is mounted on a balloon of a balloon angioplasty catheter. One way to retain the self-expanding portion of the stent onto a balloo ...


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Robert E Fischell, David R Fischell, Tim A Fischell, Scott J S Fischell: Surgically implanted devices having reduced scar tissue formation. Afmedica, March 18, 2003: US06534693 (101 worldwide citation)

This invention is an anti-proliferative drug placed onto or within a sterile sheet or mesh that is designed to be placed between internal body tissues to prevent the formation of post-operative adhesions, which adhesions are really scar tissue formation. This mesh or gauze onto or into which the dru ...


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Robert E Fischell, David R Fischell, Tim A Fischell: Angioplasty balloon with an expandable external radiopaque marker band. Cathco, June 2, 1998: US05759174 (99 worldwide citation)

An expandable external radiopaque marker band is situated external to the balloon of a balloon angioplasty catheter typically at the balloon's longitudinal center. When the balloon is inflated to dilate an arterial stenosis, the external radiopaque marker band is moved radially outward by the balloo ...


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Robert E Fischell: Recorder with patient alarm and service request systems suitable for use with automatic implantable defibrillator. The Johns Hopkins University, Robert E Archibald, October 20, 1981: US04295474 (98 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a system and apparatus, particularly adapted for use with an automatic implantable defibrillator, for monitoring electrocardiagram (ECG) data signals to provide a continuously updated recording of the ECG data. The proposed recorder responds to the operating condition of the ...


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David R Fischell, Robert E Fischell, Tim A Fischell: Stent with angulated struts. Cordis Corporation, August 7, 2007: US07252679 (97 worldwide citation)

The present invention uses sets of strut members where the most distal set of strut members is similar to that of most stents in that the plane of the distal set of strut members is perpendicular to the stent's longitudinal axis. The present invention has a multiplicity of circumferential sets of st ...


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Robert E Fischell: Rechargeable body tissue stimulator with back-up battery and pulse generator. The Johns Hopkins University, Robert E Archibald, June 27, 1978: US04096866 (97 worldwide citation)

An implanted tissue stimulator apparatus includes circuitry, powered by an implanted rechargeable battery, to produce electrical stimulation and apply it to selected body tissue. The condition of the rechargeable battery is monitored continuously and if the cell fails or its voltage drops below a pr ...


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Robert E Fischell: Dottering auger catheter system. Cathco, June 13, 1995: US05423846 (97 worldwide citation)

The Dottering Auger Catheter system is designed for penetration of tight stenoses or total occlusions (called blockages) as a precursor to balloon angioplasty, atherectomy, or any other vessel opening means that requires an initial passageway. Specifically, the Dottering Auger Catheter system consis ...


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Robert E Fischell, David R Fischell, Tim A Fischell: Ultraflexible open cell stent. Cordis Corporation, April 1, 2003: US06540775 (97 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an open cell stent that has adjacent sets of circumferential struts connected by means of highly flexible, undulating, connecting struts. To decrease outward flaring of the circumferential struts when the pre-deployed stent is advanced through highly curved vessels, each unconnected str ...