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Erik Rasmussen, Rolf W Gunther: Collapsible filter for introduction in a blood vessel of a patient. William Cook Europe, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, July 28, 1992: US05133733 (404 worldwide citation)

In a collapsible filter for introduction into a blood vessel of a patient and of the kind comprising a number of legs (1-4) diverging from an apical hub (5) and each having a reversely turned hook (1b-4b) at its distal end with respect to said hub (5), each leg comprises a central element (1a-4a), b ...


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Dierk Vorwerk, Rolf W Gunther, Thomas Schmitz Rode: Endovascular graft prosthesis and an implantation method for such a prosthesis. William Cook Europe, Richard J Godlewski, October 8, 1996: US05562724 (258 worldwide citation)

An endovascular graft prosthesis for arrangement at or in the vicinity of a bifurcation in the arterial system of a patient, e.g. for the purpose of repairing an aneurysm or the aortic bifurcation comprises a substantially tubular main body for location in the principal upstream arteria above the bi ...


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Rolf W Gunther, Thomas Schmitz Rode: Device for fragmentation of thrombi. William Cook Europe, Richard J Godlewski, July 19, 1994: US05330484 (126 worldwide citation)

Thrombi are fragmented by a rotating action body secured on a torsion-resistant flexible shaft. The shaft is journalled in two parts of an internal catheter between which the action body is located. A grid surrounding the action body is formed by curved biassed resilient legs which connect the two p ...


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Thomas Schmitz Rode, Rolf W Gunther: Apparatus for fragmentation of a lung or heart embolus. William Cook Europe, Richard J Godlewski, May 20, 1997: US05630823 (41 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for fragmentation of a lung embolus. The apparatus includes a catheter that is introduced over a guide wire to the site of the lung embolism in the vascular system of a patient. When the guide wire is withdrawn from the distal end segment of the catheter, the distal end segment ...


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Joachim Georg Pfeffer, Thomas Schmitz Rode, Rolf W Gunther: Catheter device. AIS AACHEN INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS, White & Case, January 30, 2018: US09878079

The catheter device comprises a motor located at the proximal end of the catheter device and a drive shaft, extending from the proximal end section to the distal end section of the catheter device, for driving a rotating element located at the distal end of the catheter device. The catheter device a ...


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Joachim Georg Pfeffer, Thomas Schmitz Rode, Rolf W Gunther: Catheter device. AIS Aachen Innovative Solutions, Marianne Fuierer, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, July 7, 2015: US09072825

The catheter device comprises a drive shaft connected to a motor, and a rotor mounted on the drive shaft at the distal end section. The rotor has a frame structure which is formed by a screw-like boundary frame and rotor struts extending radially inwards from the boundary frame. The rotor struts are ...


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Joachim Georg PFEFFER, Thomas SCHMITZ RODE, Rolf W GUNTHER: Catheter device. AIS Aachen Innovative Solutions, Moore & Van Allen Pllc, April 9, 2009: US20090093796-A1

The catheter device comprises a drive shaft connected to a motor, and a rotor mounted on the drive shaft at the distal end section. The rotor has a frame structure which is formed by a screw-like boundary frame and rotor struts extending radially inwards from the boundary frame. The rotor struts are ...


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Joachim Georg PFEFFER, Thomas SCHMITZ RODE, Rolf W GUNTHER: Catheter device. Ais Aachen Innovative Solutions, Moore & Van Allen Pllc, April 9, 2009: US20090093764-A1

The catheter device comprises a motor located at the proximal end of the catheter device and a drive shaft, extending from the proximal end section to the distal end section of the catheter device, for driving a rotating element located at the distal end of the catheter device. The catheter device a ...


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Franz Freudenthal, Rolf W Gunther, Thomas Schmitz Rode: Extraction device. Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, July 13, 2006: US20060155305-A1

In an extraction device (1) for extracting objects (2), in particular clots, foreign bodies, etc., from cavities (3) in a human or animal body, with first and second compressible and expandable collecting baskets (10, 20, 102, 110) between which the object (2) can be captured, said collecting basket ...


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Joachim Georg Pfeffer, Rolf W Gunther, Thomas Schmitz Rode: Rod-shaped body. Moore & Van Allen Pllc, March 11, 2010: US20100063379-A1

The invention relates to a rod-shaped body (1) comprised of one or more filaments (2) and of a non-ferromagnetic matrix material (3). The matrix material (3) surrounds the filament(s) (1) and/or adheres them to one another. The rod-shaped body is also comprised of a dopant consisting of particles th ...



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