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William J Drasler, Robert G Dutcher, Mark L Jenson, Joseph M Thielen, Emmanuil I Protonotarios: Thrombectomy device. Possis Medical, Hugh D Jaeger, December 6, 1994: US05370609 (243 worldwide citation)

A method of and apparatus for removing a thrombus deposit from the cardiovascular system of a patient without the need to surgically access the location of the thrombus deposit via a cut-down or other surgical procedure. A catheter is inserted percutaneously into the patient at a convenient location ...


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William J Drasler, Robert G Dutcher, Mark L Jenson, Joseph M Thielen, Emmanuil I Protonotarios: Asymmetric water jet atherectomy. Possis Medical, Hugh D Jaeger, March 5, 1996: US05496267 (185 worldwide citation)

A technique for ablation and removal of plaque deposits from the arterial, venous, vascular graft or other tissue wall of a patient. Ablation is accomplished by directing a high pressure jet of sterile saline solution at the plaque deposit. The high pressure jet is located at the distal end of a cat ...


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Hieu V Le, John Edward Morris, Cindy M Setum, Robert G Dutcher: Flexible microcatheter. Possis Medical, Hugh D Jaeger, March 12, 2002: US06355027 (111 worldwide citation)

Flexible microcatheter having regions of different flexibility integrally and strategically placed along and about the length of a one-piece composite catheter tube. Distally the flexible microcatheter exhibits pronounced flexibility with respect to locations or regions of flexibility located proxim ...


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Robert G Dutcher: Body-implantable lead with protected, extendable tissue securing means. Medtronic, Hugh D Jaeger, Joseph F Breimayer, Lew Schwartz, August 19, 1980: US04217913 (108 worldwide citation)

A body-implantable, lead affixed with a pin or pins at its proximal end adapted to be connected to a pulse generator and with an electrode or electrodes at its distal end electrically connected via conductor means and adapted to be securely and permanently attached to a body organ. Electrode means i ...


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Robert G Dutcher, John C Hill, Robert J Scott: Cardiac lead. Possis Medical, Burd Bartz & Gutenkauf, October 26, 1993: US05255693 (105 worldwide citation)

A cardiac lead for transmitting electric current to the heart and/or sensing and monitoring electrical activity of the heart has an elongated electrical conductor connected to a head. An electrode mounted on the head comprises a helical wire adapted to be turned into heart tissue. The helical wire i ...


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Robert G Dutcher, Paul Citron, Thomas L Jirak: Body tissue stimulation apparatus with warning device. Medtronic, R Lewis Gable, Joseph F Breimayer, February 20, 1979: US04140131 (102 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for stimulating body tissue and in particular the heart, is disclosed as including a device or circuit responsive to the initiation of stimulation and/or to the failure or pending failure of a component of the stimulating apparatus to provide the patient with a perceivable stimulation to a ...


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Robert G Dutcher, Brian M Packard, Robert J Scott: Cardiac lead with retractible fixators. Possis Medical, Burd Bartz & Gutenkauf, January 19, 1993: US05179962 (101 worldwide citation)

A cardiac lead has an electrode and fixation assembly including a plurality of fixation members movable to extended positions into heart tissue to retain the electrode in intimate engagement with heart tissue. An elongated stylet is used to move the fixation members to their extended positions into ...


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John Edward Morris, Cindy M Setum, William J Drasler, Hieu V Le, Robert G Dutcher: Rheolytic thrombectomy catheter and method of using same. Possis Medical, Hugh D Jaeger, November 23, 1999: US05989210 (87 worldwide citation)

A surgical device and method for removal of tissue, such as thrombus, from a vessel in the body. The device has a first tube with a distal open end and an inward directed stop and a second tube with an outward directed stop for engaging the inward directed stop and thereby regulating the relationshi ...


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Robert G Dutcher, John C Hill, Robert J Scott: Cardiac lead. Possis Medical, Burd Bartz & Gutenkauf, September 1, 1992: US05143090 (82 worldwide citation)

A cardiac lead for transmitting electric current to the heart and/or sensing and monitoring electrical activity of the heart has an elongated electrical conductor connected to a head. An electrode mounted on the head comprises a helical wire adapted to be turned into heart tissue. A second electrode ...


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Robert G Dutcher, James E Upton: Flexible tip stiffening stylet for use with body implantable lead. Medtronic, Schroeder Siegfried Vidas Steffey & Arrett, September 21, 1982: US04350169 (82 worldwide citation)

A body implantable lead and a stiffening stylet with a flexible tip for imparting rigidity to the lead to facilitate attachment of the lead to an internal body organ and for transmitting torque to the distal end of the lead. A flexible tip stiffening stylet is provided for insertion into a lumen in ...