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Henry Nita, Timothy C Mills: Ultrasound devices for ablating and removing obstructive matter from anatomical passageways and blood vessels. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, September 28, 1999: US05957882 (414 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic catheter device for removing obstructive matter from anatomical passageway includes a tubular body with distal head member in which a plurality of fluid passageways are formed about the lateral surface to expel fluid outward generally perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the body.


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Henry Nita, Timothy C Mills: Ultrasonic ablation catheter device having multiple ultrasound transmission members. Baxter International, Stetina & Brunda, November 29, 1994: US05368557 (278 worldwide citation)

An ultrasound catheter device for transmitting ultrasound into a mammalian body comprising an elongate catheter body having at least one lumen extending longitudinally therethrough. Also extending longitudinally through the lumen are at least two ultrasound transmission members, each of which have a ...


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Timothy C Mills, Rhoda M Santos, Erik T Engelson, Henry Nita: Guide catheter with enhanced guidewire tracking. Target Therapeutics, Morrison & Foerster, October 26, 1999: US05971975 (220 worldwide citation)

This is a guide catheter assembly. The guide catheter assembly is used to cooperate with a micro-catheter in accessing a tissue target within the body, typically a target which is accessible through the vascular system. Central to the invention is the use of a braided metallic reinforcing member, si ...


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Henry Nita, Timothy C Mills: Ultrasonic devices and methods for ablating and removing obstructive matter from anatomical passageways and blood vessels. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, August 16, 2005: US06929632 (206 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are methods and devices for removing obstructive matter from anatomical passageways, including the removal of obstructive matter from the cerebral vasculature, prostatic obstructions from the urinary tract and/or obstructive matter from the fallopian tubes.


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Timothy C Mills, Henry Nita: Ultrasound catheter system having modulated output with feedback control. Baxter International, Raymond Sun, Stetina Brunda & Buyan, September 5, 1995: US05447509 (196 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for driving an ultrasound transducer coupled to an ultrasound transmission disposed within an elongate catheter has a modulated output and utilizes feedback control. A modulating signal varying in amplitude and continuous in duration modulates an ultrasound transducer drive si ...


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Henry Nita, Douglas H Gesswein, John H Wang, Timothy C Mills: Ultrasonic guidewire. Baxter International, Stetina Brunda Buyan, Raymond Sun, June 27, 1995: US05427118 (171 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic guidewire insertable into a mammalian body for purposes of guiding a medical catheter, scope or other medical device into the body and, additionally, connectable to an external ultrasound generating source to transmit ultrasonic energy into the body. The invention includes methods of u ...


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Henry Nita, Martinos Tran, Douglas H Gesswein, Timothy C Mills: Connector for coupling an ultrasound transducer to an ultrasound catheter. Baxter International, Raymond Sun, Stetina Brunda & Buyan, May 23, 1995: US05417672 (164 worldwide citation)

A connector for attaching an ultrasound transducer to an ultrasound catheter has a support member formed on the ultrasound transducer for supporting at least a portion of a catheter coupling which is disposed at the proximal end of ultrasound catheter. The support member preferably comprises a colla ...


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Henry Nita, Timothy C Mills: Ultrasonic method for ablating and removing obstructive matter from anatomical passageways and blood vessels. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, September 24, 2002: US06454757 (136 worldwide citation)

A method for treating obstructions of tubular anatomical passageways of the urinary tract, including the urethra and fallopian tubes, provides inserting an ultrasonic catheter device into an anatomical passageway, passing ultrasound to the distal end of the catheter and infusing liquid infusate to t ...


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Henry Nita, Timothy C Mills: Method and device for connecting ultrasound transmission member (S) to an ultrasound generating device. Baxter International, Stetina Brunda & Buyan, January 17, 1995: US05382228 (131 worldwide citation)

An ultrasound catheter (10) for removing obstructions from tubular anatomic structures such as blood vessels, said catheter comprising an elongate flexible catheter body (20) having an ultrasound transmission member or wire (24) extending longitudinally therethrough. A distal head (26) is formed on ...


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Robert Pecor, Timothy C Mills, Howard Taymor Luria, Clifford E Currier, Mark A Konno, Charles R Mooney, David J Evans, Luchy D Roteliuk: Bipolar vascular sealing apparatus and methods. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Guy Cumberbatch, Lena Vinitskaya, June 4, 2002: US06398782 (111 worldwide citation)

The method, device and system for electrical sealing of a puncture opening in a blood vessel wall. In a first embodiment, a vascular sealing probe has two bipolar electrodes formed thereon, is insertable to a position whereat the bipolar tip is adjacent the blood vessel puncture site to effect elect ...