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Robert S Kieval, Peter T Keith, Matthew M Burns, Thomas R Hektner, Gina L Hansen: Devices and methods for cardiovascular reflex control. CVRx, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, February 18, 2003: US06522926 (620 worldwide citation)

Devices, systems and methods by which the blood pressure, nervous system activity, and neurohormonal activity may be selectively and controllably reduced by activating baroreceptors. By selectively and controllably activating baroreceptors, the present invention reduces excessive blood pressure, sym ...


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Thomas E Broome, John M K Daniel, Thomas R Hektner: Distal protection device and method. SciMed Life Systems, Crompton Seager & Tufte, November 28, 2000: US06152946 (423 worldwide citation)

A device adapted for deployment in a body vessel for collecting floating debris and emboli in a filter. The device includes a collapsible proximally tapered frame for operably supporting the filter between a collapsed insertion profile and an expanded deployment profile. The tapered collapsible fram ...


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Stephen Hochschuler, Wesley Johnson, Kevin L Nickels, Thomas R Hektner, Larry Wales, Tyler Lipschultz: Method and apparatus for treating a vertebral body. Maginot Moore & Beck, May 25, 2004: US06740093 (354 worldwide citation)

An implantable container is used to stabilize or restore height in a vertebral body. After insertion the container is filled with a bone filler material such as bone cement.


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Thomas R Hektner, Edward S Andrle, Chad Kugler, Matt Olson: Vascular treatment method and device. Beck & Tysver P L L C, January 31, 2006: US06991617 (160 worldwide citation)

An intravascular catheter with micro spines that penetrate arterial wall to delivery drug or mechanical injury to the vessel wall inducing a “stent” like healing process in the vessel.


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Charles L Euteneuer, Richard C Mattison, Daniel O Adams, Thomas R Hektner, Peter T Keith: Dilatation balloon catheter. SciMed Life Systems, Kinney & Lange, July 24, 1990: US04943278 (110 worldwide citation)

A balloon catheter for use in angioplasty includes an elongated flexible thin walled metal tube which carries an inflatable balloon at its distal end. A core member of smaller outer diameter than the metal tube is attached to the distal end of the tube to provide support for and guiding of the ballo ...


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Thomas E Broome, John M K Daniel, Thomas R Hektner: Distal protection device and method. Boston Scientific Scimed, Jones Day, August 22, 2006: US07094249 (87 worldwide citation)

A device adapted for deployment in a body vessel for collecting floating debris and emboli in a filter. The device includes a collapsible proximally tapered frame for operably supporting the filter between a collapsed insertion profile and an expanded deployment profile. The tapered collapsible fram ...


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Thomas E Broome, John M K Daniel, Thomas R Hektner: Distal protection device and method. SciMed Life Systems, Jones Day, April 27, 2004: US06726703 (87 worldwide citation)

A device adapted for deployment in a body vessel for collecting floating debris and emboli in a filter. The device includes a collapsible proximally tapered frame for operably supporting the filter between a collapsed insertion profile and an expanded deployment profile. The tapered collapsible fram ...


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Stewart M Kume, Thomas R Hektner: System and method of providing a blood-free interface for intravascular light delivery. Scimed Life Systems, Robert E Atkinson, March 2, 1999: US05876426 (84 worldwide citation)

A system and method of providing a blood-free interface for intravascular light delivery is disclosed. The method includes the steps of inserting a balloon catheter into the vasculature of a patient wherein the balloon catheter includes an infusion layer disposed about the balloon; inserting a light ...


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Joseph C Cauthen III, Matthew M Burns, Thomas R Hektner, Paul Burmeister, Lawrence W Wales, Daniel O Adams, Rodney L Houfburg: Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method and deformable spinal disc annulus stent. Anulex Technologies, Finnegan Farabow Garrett & Dunner, May 30, 2006: US07052516 (79 worldwide citation)

A spinal disc annulus repair stent for repair and reconstruction of the spinal disc wall (annulus) after surgical invasion or pathologic rupture, which may incorporate suture closure or other means of stent insertion and fixation, designed to reduce the failure rate of conventional surgical procedur ...


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Thomas E Broome, John M K Daniel, Thomas R Hektner: Distal protection device and method. SciMed Life Systems, Crompton Seager & Tufte, December 13, 2005: US06974469 (77 worldwide citation)

A device adapted for deployment in a body vessel for collecting floating debris and emboli in a filter. The device includes a collapsible proximally tapered frame for operably supporting the filter between a collapsed insertion profile and an expanded deployment profile. The tapered collapsible fram ...