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Patel Himanshu, Doud Darren G, Simpson John B: Catheter for removing atheromatous or thrombotic occlusive material. Fox Hollow Technologies, March 28, 2007: EP1767159-A1 (38 worldwide citation)

Atheromatous or thrombotic occlusive material removed from an intravascular location of a body lumen and contained, preferably packed, in a collection chamber. In some embodiments, the material is severed from the body lumen. The container may contain multiple specimens.


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Simpson John B, Patel Himanshu, Stine Greg, Follmer Brett, Rosenthal Michael H, Farhangnia Mehrdad: Debulking catheters and methods. Fox Hollow Technologies, Simpson John B, Patel Himanshu, Stine Greg, Follmer Brett, Rosenthal Michael H, Farhangnia Mehrdad, HOEKENDIJK Jens E, June 22, 2006: WO/2006/066012 (19 worldwide citation)

A system and method of removing material from a blood flow lumen includes a device having a cutting element which is used to sever material from a blood flow lumen. The device may include a containment chamber which receives the material passing through a first opening in the device. The device may ...


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PATEL HIMANSHU, SIMPSON JOHN B, DOUD DARREN G: Catheter for removing atheromatous or thrombotic occlusive material, Katheter zum Entfernen atheromatöser oder thrombotischer Okklusionen, Cathéter pour la résection de thromboses ou dathéromes. TYCO HEALTHCARE, August 10, 2011: EP2353526-A1 (13 worldwide citation)

A debulking catheter comprising a debulking assembly for debulking a body lumen. The catheters of the present invention can include a flexible proximal portion coupled to a rigid distal portion. A tissue debulking assembly can be disposed within the rigid portion to debulk the body lumen. In exempla ...


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Simpson John B, Gifford Iii Hanson Smiley, Stenstrom Kenneth A: Motor drive unit for use with an atherectomy catheter device.. Devices Vascular Intervention, November 4, 1987: EP0244058-A1 (9 worldwide citation)

Motor drive unit (11) for use with an atherectomy device has a flexible drive cable (57) and a finger operated member (51) for advancing and retracting the drive cable (57). The drive unit comprises a motor (13) and a power supply (26) mounted in a case (12) of a size which fits comfortably in a hum ...


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Simpson John B: Atherectomy device.. Devices Vascular Intervention, January 31, 1990: EP0352872-A2 (8 worldwide citation)

The disclosures relates to an atherectomy device having a generally cylindrical housing (12) formed of a relatively rigid material. The housing has rounded distal and proximal end portions. The housing is formed with a cut-out (14) extending longitudinally of the housing on one side of the housing. ...


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Simpson John B: Atherectomy device.. Devices Vascular Intervention, August 30, 1995: EP0669106-A2 (6 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a atherectomy device (11) comprising a relatively rigid housing (12) disposed at the distal end of a flexible guide (36). The housing (12) is formed of a cut-out (14) extending longitudinally of the housing (12) on one side thereof. An atheroma cutter (31) is disposed within ...


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Simpson John B, Robert Edward W: Sonde vasculaire avec dispositif de guidage, Vascular guiding catheter assembly and vascular dilating catheter assembly and a combination thereof and methods. Advanced Catheter Systems, SMART & BIGGAR, November 29, 1983: CA1157728 (1 worldwide citation)

Abstract of the Disclosure A combination guiding catheter assembly and a dilatingcatheter assembly. The guiding catheter assembly includes afirst flexible tubular member formed of a meterial which has alow coefficient of friction and a second flexible tubular memberencasing said first tubular member ...


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Robert Edward W, Simpson John B: Sonde vasculaire avec dispositif de guidage, Vascular guiding catheter assembly and vascular dilating catheter assembly and a combination thereof and methods. Advanced Catheter Systems, SMART & BIGGAR, November 29, 1983: CA1157729 (1 worldwide citation)

Abstract of the Disclosure A combination guiding catheter assembly and a dilatingcatheter assembly. The guiding catheter assembly includes afirst flexible tubular member formed of a meterial which has alow coefficient of friction and a second flexible tubular memberencasing said first tubular member ...


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Gifford Hanson S, Simpson John B, Brown Peter S: Atherectomy device and method. Devices For Vascular Intervention, HESLIN James M, January 25, 1990: WO/1990/000371 (1 worldwide citation)

An atherectomy catheter for removal of plaque buildup from the walls of a blood vessel. The atherectomy catheter includes a cutter assembly carried near the distal extremity of a flexible tubular member (12) that may be inserted into a vessel and directed to the occlusion. The cutter assembly includ ...


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SIMPSON JOHN B, ROSENTHAL MICHAEL, PATEL HIMANSHU, VENEGAS GAUTAMA: Methods and devices for cutting tissue, Verfahren und Vorrichtung zum Schneiden von Gewebe, Procédés et dispositifs pour couper des tissus. TYCO HEALTHCARE, August 1, 2012: EP2481364-A1

A method of removing material from a blood flow lumen generally includes providing a device (140) having a cutting element (104) and an opening, advancing the device through the blood flow lumen to a site where material is to be removed, forcing the opening toward a wall of the site where material i ...