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Robert L Cassell, John M K Daniel, Thomas V Ressemann: Distal protection device. SciMed Life Systems, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, October 27, 1998: US05827324 (411 worldwide citation)

An emboli capturing system captures emboli in blood flowing through vasculature. The emboli capturing system includes a guidewire having a longitudinal axis and defining a lumen. An expandable member is coupled to a distal portion of the guidewire and has an interior which is in fluid communication ...


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Hans A Mische, Thomas V Ressemann, Scott A Hoium: Expandable intravascular occlusion material removal devices and methods of use. SciMed Life Systems, Nawrocki Rooney & Sivertson, August 11, 1998: US05792157 (271 worldwide citation)

A novel intravascular occlusion material removal device for removing vascular occlusion material in a vascular lumen comprises a prime mover and an expandable material removal element insertable intravascularly into the vascular lumen. A hollow drive shaft operatively connects the prime mover to the ...


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Thomas V Ressemann, Anthony C Vrba, Steven S Hackett, Chad J Kugler: Expandable intravascular occlusion material removal devices and methods of use. SciMed Life Systems, Nawrocki Rooney & Sivertson, July 30, 1996: US05540707 (265 worldwide citation)

An improved expandable removal element for an atherectomy device wherein the expandable removal element is movable between an expanded position and a contracted position. In one embodiment of the present invention, a single drive shaft is operatively connected to the distal end of the expandable mat ...


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Thomas V Ressemann, Anthony C Vrba, Steven S Hackett: Expandable intravascular occlusion material removal devices and methods of use. SciMed Life Systems, Nawrocki Rooney & Sivertson, March 26, 1996: US05501694 (246 worldwide citation)

An improved expandable removal element for an atherectomy device wherein the expandable removal element is movable between an expanded position and a contracted position. In one embodiment of the present invention, a drive shaft is operatively connected to the distal end of the expandable removal el ...


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Thomas V Ressemann, Anthony C Vrba, Steven S Hackett, Chad J Kugler, Hans A Mische: Expandable intravascular occlusion material removal devices and methods of use. SciMed Life Systems, Crompton Seager & Tufte, April 27, 1999: US05897567 (245 worldwide citation)

An improved expandable removal element (16) for an atherectomy device wherein the expandable removal element (16) is movable between an expanded position and a contracted position. In one embodiment of the present invention, a single drive shaft (92) is operatively connected to the distal end of the ...


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Hans A Mische, Thomas V Ressemann, Anthony C Vrba, Steven S Hackett: Expandable intravascular occlusion material removal devices and methods of use. SciMed Life Systems, Nawrocki Rooney & Sivertson, February 13, 1996: US05490859 (215 worldwide citation)

An intravascular occlusion material removal device for removing vascular occlusion material in a vascular lumen comprises an expandable material removal element movable between an expanded position and a contracted position. The material removal element has a distal end and a proximal end. A drive s ...


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Thomas V Ressemann, Peter T Keith, Theodore O Truit: Device and method for treatment of sinusitis. Entellus Medical, Vista IP Law Group, April 21, 2009: US07520876 (211 worldwide citation)

A method of treating a constricted sinus passageway of a patient includes traversing the canine fossa region of the patient so as to form a passageway in the sinus cavity. An elongate member is inserted through the passageway, the elongate member having an inflation member such as a balloon disposed ...


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Thomas V Ressemann, Steven S Hackett, Peter T Keith: Intravascualr catheter with distal tip guide wire lumen. SciMed Life Systems, Nawrocki Rooney & Sivertson, March 7, 1995: US05395332 (193 worldwide citation)

A catheter for use in angioplasty includes a shaft formed from an elongated metallic tube and has an inflatable balloon at its distal end. A plastic tube connects a distal end of the metallic tube to a proximal end of the balloon. The metallic and plastic tubes thus define a lumen for providing infl ...


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Chad J Kugler, John R Drontle, Peter T Keith, Thomas V Ressemann, Matthew J Olson, Thomas K Heiland: Biluminal endovascular graft system. Teramed, Popovich & Wiles P A, October 10, 2000: US06129756 (190 worldwide citation)

An endovascular graft system used to repair aneurysms in arteries which bifurcate such as the aorta which bifurcates at the aortoiliac junction. The graft system includes two legs, each defining a lumen. Each leg comprises an aortic stent, a graft component and an iliac stent. The graft component is ...


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Thomas V Ressemann, Anthony C Vrba, Steven S Hackett, Chad J Kugler, Hans A Mische: Expandable intravascular occlusion material removal devices and methods of use. SciMed Life Systems, Nawrocki Rooney & Sivertson P A, November 17, 1998: US05836868 (175 worldwide citation)

An improved expandable removal element (16) for an atherectomy device wherein the expandable removal element (16) is movable between an expanded position and a contracted position. In one embodiment of the present invention, a single drive shaft (92) is operatively connected to the distal end of the ...