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Michael Aita, Gene Samson, Bruce H Wand, Robert F Kotmel: System and method for percutaneous myocardial revascularization. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Crosby Heafey Roach & May, February 14, 1995: US05389096 (377 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are described for percutaneous myocardial revascularization of a human heart. A deflectable elongated flexible lasing apparatus is used which includes a source of laser radiation, an elongated flexible radiation conveying means for conducting the laser radiation to a lens on t ...


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Michael Aita, Robert F Kotmel, Gene Samson: Optical fiber lasing apparatus lens. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, McCubbrey Bartels Meyer & Ward, March 3, 1992: US05093877 (96 worldwide citation)

An optical fiber lasing apparatus includes an optical fiber which terminates in a lens having a convex lens side at its forward end, and having an extended barrel portion secured to the distal portion of the optical fiber. The lens is larger in diameter than the diameter of the optical fiber member.


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Motasim M Sirhan, Robert F Kotmel, Susan M Feltovich: Rapid exchange type over-the-wire catheter. Crosby Heafey Roach & May, May 9, 1995: US05413559 (53 worldwide citation)

An intraluminal catheter, particularly a dilatation catheter for PTCA procedures, which is adapted for rapid exchange during an intraluminal procedure and which also allows for the exchange of the guidewire without loss of access to the intraluminal region about the distal end of the catheter. The c ...


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Motasim M Sirhan, Robert F Kotmel, Susan M Feltovich: Rapid exchange type over-the-wire catheter. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe, January 20, 1998: US05709658 (38 worldwide citation)

An intraluminal catheter, particularly a dilatation catheter for PTCA procedures, which is adapted for rapid exchange during an intraluminal procedure and which also allows for the exchange of the guidewire without loss of access to the intraluminal region about the distal end of the catheter. The c ...


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Michael Aita, Gene Samson, Bruce H Wand, Robert F Kotmel: System and method for percutaneous myocardial revascularization. March 23, 1999: US05885272 (22 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are described for percutaneous myocardial revascularization of a human heart. A deflectable elongated flexible lasing apparatus is used which includes a source of laser radiation, an elongated flexible radiation conveying member for conducting the laser radiation to a lens on ...


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Robert F Kotmel: Method and apparatus for removing collected secretions from cuffed ventilation tube in a patients trachea. James M Heslin, Townsend And Townsend And Crew, February 7, 2002: US20020014238-A1

A ventilation device comprises a ventilation tube having an inflatable occlusion cuff near its distal end. A deployable isolation barrier, such as secondary isolation cuff, is spaced proximally from the inflatable occlusion cuff on the ventilation tube. Deployment of the isolation barrier while the ...