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James D Passafaro, Henry Nita, Robert J Siegel, Douglas H Gesswein: Angioplasty and ablative devices having onboard ultrasound components and devices and methods for utilizing ultrasound to treat or prevent vasopasm. Baxter International, Stetina & Brunda, June 28, 1994: US05324255 (414 worldwide citation)

A catheter device incorporating combined ultrasound ablation and balloon dilation components. The catheter device generally comprises an elongate catheter body having proximal and distal ends and an outer surface. Disposed on the outer surface of the catheter body is a dilation balloon. At least one ...


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T Anthony DonMicheal, Robert J Siegel, Eugene A DeCastro: Intravascular ultrasonic catheter/probe and method for treating intravascular blockage. Spensley Horn Jubas & Lubitz, October 3, 1989: US04870953 (336 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and method are disclosed for treating atherosclerotic plaque and thromboses by the application of ultrasonic energy to a site of intravascular blockage. The ultrasonic apparatus includes a solid wire probe having a bulbous tip at one end and coupled to an ultrasonic energy source at the ot ...


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James D Passafaro, Henry Nita, Robert J Siegel, Douglas H Gesswein: Angioplasty and ablative devices having onboard ultrasound components and devices and methods for utilizing ultrasound to treat or prevent vasospasm. Baxter International, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, December 12, 1995: US05474530 (222 worldwide citation)

A catheter device incorporating combined ultrasound ablation and balloon dilation components. The catheter device generally comprises an elongate catheter body having proximal and distal ends and an outer surface. Disposed on the outer surface of the catheter body is a dilation balloon. At least one ...


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Robert J Siegel, Robert E Carter: Enhancement of ultrasound thrombolysis. Coraje, Walter A Hackler, December 9, 1997: US05695460 (152 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods are provided for utilizing a combination of ultrasonic energy and an echo contrast agent containing microbubbles, for substantially dissolving blood clots or other vascular obstructions. One embodiment of the present invention utilizes a selected dose of thrombolytic agent in c ...


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Lawrence Brennan, Douglas Gesswein, Wayne Cornish, Robert J Siegel: Ultrasonic transmission guide wire. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, September 17, 2002: US06450975 (128 worldwide citation)

The ultrasonic angioplasty transmission guide wire has regions of reduced cross-sectional diameter to improve flexibility and to compensate for degradation of longitudinal displacement due to acoustic losses along the length of the guide wire. The guide wire has a core of ultrasonic transmission mat ...


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Igor Malinowski, Robert J Siegel: Intravascular ultrasound imaging guidewire. Coraje, Don Halgren, August 26, 1997: US05660180 (117 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic imaging guidewire apparatus for ultrasonic diagnostic imaging of blood vessels, comprising: an elongated, flexible, catheter guide (10) having a plurality of electrical conductors, a transducer seat (11), attached to transducer seat (11) an ultrasonic transducer (14), a flexible distal ...


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Robert J Siegel, Robert E Carter: Method of removing thrombosis in fistulae. Coraje, Walter A Hackler, September 5, 2000: US06113570 (56 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods are provided for utilizing a combination of ultrasonic energy and an echo contrast agent containing microbubbles, for substantially dissolving blood clots or other fistula obstructions. One embodiment of the present invention alternatively utilizes a selected dose of thrombolyt ...


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Thomas M Peterson, Robert J Siegel: Ultrasound enhanced chemotherapy. Coraje, Walter A Hackler, October 30, 2001: US06308714 (25 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and method is provided for enhancing the action of anti-cancer agents, which includes the introduction of anti-cancer agent into or proximate a tumor within a body and thereafter introducing ultrasonic energy at the solid tumor with the introduced anti-cancer agent. The ultrasonic energy i ...


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Robert J Siegel, Robert E Carter: Method of removing thrombosis in fistulae. Transon, Walter A Hackler, July 11, 2000: US06086573 (22 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods are provided for utilizing a combination of ultrasonic energy and an echo contrast agent containing microbubbles, for substantially dissolving blood clots or other fistula obstructions. One embodiment of the present invention alternatively utilizes a selected dose of thrombolyt ...


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Robert J Siegel, Robert E Carter: Apparatus for removing thrombosis. Transon, Walter A Hackler, November 12, 2002: US06478765 (22 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods are provided for utilizing a combination of ultrasonic energy and an echo contrast agent containing microbubbles, for substantially dissolving blood clots or other fistula obstructions. One embodiment of the present invention alternatively utilizes a selected dose of thrombolyt ...