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Robert Ginsburg: Device and method for emboli retrieval. Townsend and Townsend, October 17, 1989: US04873978 (707 worldwide citation)

A vascular catheter includes a strainer device at its distal end. The strainer device is collapsible, capable of assuming both an open configuration where it is able to capture emboli when emplaced in a blood vessel, and a closed configuration where it is able to retain any captured emboli within it ...


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Robert Ginsburg: Thrombus extraction system. Townsend and Townsend, April 30, 1991: US05011488 (570 worldwide citation)

A vascular catheter system comprises an outer flexible tube, an inner flexible tube disposed in the lumen of the outer flexible tube, and an expandable body mounted at the distal end of the third flexible tube disposed in the lumen of the inner flexible tube. The catheter system is suitable for perc ...


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Robert Ginsburg, David F Profitt: Vascular catheter. Townsend & Townsend, July 5, 1988: US04754752 (289 worldwide citation)

An improved balloon-tipped catheter includes means for convectively heating the inflation medium within the balloon during dilation. In the preferred embodiment, the convective heat is provided by a radiant heating block which is attached to a laser light source through an optical waveguide extendin ...


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Robert Ginsburg, David F Profitt: Selective catheter guide. Townsend & Townsend, September 6, 1988: US04769005 (245 worldwide citation)

A guiding sheath for inserting guidewires or vascular catheters within a blood vessel includes an elongate body having plurality of axial lumens. At least some of the lumens project laterally from the body at preselected angles so that, when inserted therethrough, the guidewire or catheter will exit ...


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Robert Ginsburg: Method and apparatus for controlling a patients body temperature by in situ blood temperature modification. Radiant Medical, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, November 17, 1998: US05837003 (191 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method and apparatus for controlling the internal body temperature of a patient. According to the present invention, a catheter is inserted through an incision into a large blood vessel of a patient. By selectively heating or cooling a portion of the catheter lying w ...


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Robert Ginsburg: Method and apparatus for controlling a patients body temperature by in situ blood temperature modification. Townsend and Townsend and Crew, January 23, 1996: US05486208 (175 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method and apparatus for controlling the internal body temperature of a patient. According to the present invention, a catheter is inserted through an incision into a large blood vessel of a patient. By selectively heating or cooling a portion of the catheter lying w ...


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Robert Ginsburg: Infusion systems and methods for introducing fluids into the body within a desired temperature range. Radiant Medical, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, March 9, 1999: US05879329 (169 worldwide citation)

The invention provides systems and methods for infusing a fluid into a patient. In one exemplary embodiment, a system comprises a volume of fluid and a temperature altering device in close proximity to the volume of fluid. The temperature altering device is employed to heat or cool the volume of flu ...


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Robert Ginsburg: Infusion systems and methods for introducing fluids into the body within a desired temperature range. Radiant Medical, Robert D Stout Uxa Buyan & Mullins Buyan, Paul M Stull, November 23, 1999: US05989238 (165 worldwide citation)

The invention provides systems and methods for infusing a fluid into a patient. In one exemplary embodiment, a system comprises a volume of fluid and a temperature altering device in close proximity to the volume of fluid. The temperature altering device is employed to heat or cool the volume of flu ...


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Robert Ginsburg: Valved self-perfusing catheter guide. Townsend and Townsend, January 19, 1993: US05180364 (128 worldwide citation)

Valved self-perfusing guiding catheter comprises an elongate, flexible catheter body, passageways disposed along at least a portion of the catheter body for permitting perfusion through a central lumen of the catheter body, and one-way valves for preventing passage of injectable agents, such as cont ...


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Robert Ginsburg, David F Profitt: Laser catheter having wide angle sweep. Townsend & Townsend, December 13, 1988: US04790310 (114 worldwide citation)

An improved laser catheter system includes a flexible catheter tube having proximate and distal ends. The distal end, which is intended for inserting into a patient's artery, is axially split into at least two segments. Optical waveguides extend the length of the catheter tube and terminate at the d ...