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Robert M Scribner, Stephen M Salmon, Mark L Pomeranz: Ultrasonic imaging catheter having rotational image correlation. Cardiovascular Imaging Systems, Townsend and Townsend, October 8, 1991: US05054492 (344 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic imaging catheter comprises a catheter body having a distal end and a proximal end. An ultrasonic imaging transducer is located within the distal end and is arranged to produce an image in an image plane which is generally normal to the axial direction of the catheter. An ultrasonically ...


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W Martin Belef, William N Aldrich, Michael T Carley, Ronald J Jabba, Stephen M Salmon, Anthony Pantages, Javier Sagastegui: Apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device. Integrated Vascular Systems, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, September 13, 2005: US06942674 (269 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for delivering a clip to close an opening through tissue includes a sheath and a carrier assembly including a clip therein that is slidable on the sheath. An actuator assembly is connectable to the sheath, and telescoping actuator members extend from the handle that are connectable to t ...


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Richard S Ginn, Stephen M Salmon: Apparatus and methods for sealing vascular punctures. Core Medical, James W Geriak, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, December 16, 2003: US06663655 (244 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for sealing a passage through tissue includes a bioabsorbable body disposed on a distal end of a handle device. The plug member includes a helical thread on its outer surface and the plug member and handle device include cooperating lumens communicating with a distal port. A sealing mem ...


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Yue Teh Jang, Stephen M Salmon, David A White, Rizza A Garcia: Catheter system having imaging, balloon angioplasty, and stent deployment capabilities, and method of use for guided stent deployment. Cardiovascular Imaging Systems, Lyon & Lyon, May 12, 1998: US05749848 (217 worldwide citation)

A catheter system has a balloon angioplasty device disposed about a common lumen near its distal end. The balloon catheter is pre-fitted with a stent which is deployed when the balloon is inflated. The common lumen is in communication with multiple lumens within a proximal region of the catheter bod ...


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Richard S Ginn, Stephen M Salmon, Ronald J Jabba: Devices for sealing openings through tissue and apparatus and methods for delivering them. Core Medical, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, James W Geriak, January 25, 2005: US06846319 (214 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for sealing a passage through tissue includes an elongate shaft and a cylindrical plug disposed on a distal end of the shaft, the plug including a helical thread on its outer surface. Intestinal submucosa may be secured to the plug, e.g., in a cavity in its distal end, that may be deliv ...


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L Venkata Raman, Stephen M Salmon: Superelastic formable guidewire with malleable cladding. C R Bard, Morgan & Finnegan, November 29, 1994: US05368049 (171 worldwide citation)

A guidewire is provided having a malleable segment extending beyond a superelastic tip portion of the guidewire. Such a configuration provides a guidewire which is resistant to kinking and plastic deformation in the superelastic portion, but which has a distal segment which can be shaped by a physic ...


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Mark L Pomeranz, Stephen M Salmon, Pat A Gingell: Guide wire receptacle for catheters having rigid housings. Cardiovascular Imaging Systems, Townsend and Townsend, April 13, 1993: US05201316 (122 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic imaging catheter comprises a flexible catheter body having a rigid housing at its distal end. A tapered flexible end piece is secured to the distal end of the rigid housing, and a flexible guide wire tube extends in parallel to both the housing and the flexible end piece from the cathe ...


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Paul Yock, Yue Teh Jang, Stephen M Salmon: Rotational correlation of intravascular ultrasound image with guide catheter position. Cardiovascular Imaging Systems, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, March 10, 1998: US05724977 (120 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and method are described for introducing an imaging catheter to the coronary vasculature. A guiding catheter is introduced so that the distal end of the guiding catheter engages a coronary os. The distal end of the guiding catheter is shaped so that a mark on the distal end is oriented in ...


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Stephen M Salmon, John R McKenzie, Peter Thornton, Richard Ginn: Expandable member for a catheter system. Cardiovascular Imaging Systems, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, May 24, 1994: US05314408 (85 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides improvement usable with an intravascular catheter having a single common distal lumen with a reduced profile connected to two or more proximal lumens. The catheter will be loadable over a guidewire into a region of interest within a patient's vascular system. According ...


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Richard S Ginn, Stephen M Salmon: Tracking tip for a short lumen rapid exchange catheter. Cardiovascular Imaging Systems Incorporated, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, August 22, 1995: US05443457 (77 worldwide citation)

A catheter system includes a catheter sheath and a flexible working shaft within a working lumen of the sheath. The sheath includes a monorail-type guidewire lumen at its distal end, and a stiffening member is provided adjacent a side port of the monorail guidewire lumen to inhibit prolapse of the c ...