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Eric B Stenzel, Ronald A Sahatjian, Sheng ping Zhong, Kinh Luan D Dao, Peter L Dayton, Daniel J Kalashian, Stephen Griffin, Thomas Yung hui Chien: Method and device for providing full protection to a stent. SciMed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus, December 14, 2004: US06830575 (204 worldwide citation)

A catheter comprises a catheter shaft, at least a portion of which defines a medical device receiving region, and at least one sleeve. The at least one sleeve comprises a tubular member constructed and arranged to transition between an extended state and a retracted state. The tubular member has a f ...


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Stephen Griffin, Greg Mirigian, Tina Ye: Intravascular microcatheter having hypotube proximal shaft with transition. SciMed Life Systems, Crompton Seager & Tufte, November 25, 2003: US06652508 (131 worldwide citation)

An intravascular catheter including a proximal stiff metallic tube and a distal flexible tube. A distal portion of the metallic tube has a portion removed to define a void (e.g., spiral slot) which decreases the stiffness of the metallic tube. A proximal portion of the distal flexible tube is dispos ...


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Stephen Griffin, Elaine Lim, Gregory E Mirigian: Medical device. Boston Scientific Scimed, Crompton Seager & Tufte, June 2, 2009: US07540865 (92 worldwide citation)

A medical device including a shaft having an elongated inner member and an elongated tubular reinforcing member disposed over at least a portion of the inner member. In some embodiments, at least a portion of the outer surface of the inner member is spaced from the inner surface of the reinforcing m ...


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Stephen Griffin, Huey Quoc Chan, Elaine Lim, Nhan Hue To: Catheter including a compliant balloon. Boston Scientific Scimed, Crompton Seager & Tufte, December 15, 2009: US07632242 (88 worldwide citation)

A catheter having an elongate shaft including a plurality of apertures disposed along at least a length of the shaft to facilitate bending. The catheter includes an inflatable balloon, wherein a subset of the plurality of apertures provides fluid communication from an inflation lumen to the inflatab ...


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Stephen Griffin, Elaine Lim, Gregory E Mirigian: Medical device. SciMed Life Systems, Crompton Seager & Tufte, February 21, 2006: US07001369 (74 worldwide citation)

An medical device include a shaft having an elongated inner tubular member and an elongated tubular reinforcing member disposed over a portion of the inner tubular member. In some embodiments, the reinforcing member is disposed about a proximal portion of the inner tubular member such that a distal ...


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Stephen Griffin, Alain Cornil, Scott R Smith, Lex Philip Jansen: Medical device having segmented construction. Boston Scientific Scimed, Crompton Seager & Tufte, July 20, 2010: US07758520 (69 worldwide citation)

A medical device having a segmented construction. In at least some embodiments, a medical device including a plurality of conductive elongated members that are of such a length and are connected together in such a manner to impart a degree of MRI compatibility to the device. In some embodiments, the ...


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Stephen Griffin: Launch fiber termination. The Halvorson Law Firm, August 28, 2001: US06282349 (63 worldwide citation)

A high energy surgical launch fiber termination includes a cylindrical quartz ferrule having a bore through it of a first predetermined diameter. An optical fiber, which has at least a silica core and a polymer external jacket, is attached to the quartz ferrule by stripping the external jacket from ...


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Robert Z Obara, Gregory E Mirigian, Huey Quoc Chan, John E Ortiz, Stephen Griffin: Medical devices with highly flexible coated hypotube. Boston Scientific Scimed, Seager Tufte & Wickhem, August 2, 2011: US07989042 (50 worldwide citation)

Hypotubes such as micromachined hypotubes can include one or more tie layers appropriate for subsequent application of a hydrophilic coating. In particular, a medical device may include a micromachined hypotube having a level of flexibility and a tie layer disposed over the hypotube such that the me ...


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Brent Gerberding, Stephen Griffin, Yem Chin, Jennifer Jandak, Anthony R Tremaglio Jr, Lee Guterman, Alyssa Dassa, Richard Hudson: Methods and devices for the treatment of aneurysms. Boston Scientific Scimed, Vista IP Law Group, August 4, 2009: US07569066 (45 worldwide citation)

A device for at least partially occluding an aneurysm is disclosed. The device includes a first elongate member having a distal end. A bridge is positioned proximate the distal end and transformable between a delivery configuration and a deployed configuration. A second elongate member is movable re ...


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Stephen Griffin: Selectively flexible catheter and method of use. Boston Scientific Scimed, Crompton Seager & Tufte, November 9, 2010: US07828790 (43 worldwide citation)

Catheter assembly including an elongate shaft comprising a thermoplastic polymer such as a thermoplastic shape memory polymer having a pre-selected glass transition temperature (Tg) and a means for heating the thermoplastic polymer, wherein the thermoplastic polymer is in a rubbery state at temperat ...