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Jay A Lenker, Kirsten Freislinger, Michael A Evans, Gwendolyn A Watanabe, Timothy J Ryan, Christopher K Zarins, Richard O Murphy: Apparatus and methods for placement and repositioning of intraluminal prostheses. Medtronic, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, October 20, 1998: US05824041 (665 worldwide citation)

A delivery catheter for a radially compressible tubular prosthesis comprises an elongate shaft slidably received within an elongate sheath. The prosthesis is carried over the distal end of the shaft where it is contained in a radially compressed configuration by the sheath. After introducing the cat ...


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Fred H Burbank, Thomas J Fogarty, Wayne E Manska, Mark A Ritchart, Timothy J Ryan, Elias A Zerhouni: Method and apparatus for automated biopsy and collection of soft tissue. Biopsys Medical, Dennis H Epperson, June 18, 1996: US05526822 (622 worldwide citation)

A method and device for the automated biopsy and collection of soft tissue having a piercing needle with a receiving port to trap tissue prior to cutting. A motor drive directs and positions the tissue receiving port at a lesion site in arbitrary positions about and along the longitudinal axis of th ...


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Jay A Lenker, Kirsten Freislinger, Michael A Evans, Gwendolyn A Watanabe, Timothy J Ryan, Christopher K Zarins, Richard O Murphy: Apparatus and methods for placement and repositioning of intraluminal prostheses. Medtronic, October 3, 2000: US06126685 (384 worldwide citation)

A delivery catheter for a radially compressible tubular prosthesis comprises an elongate shaft slidably received within an elongate sheath. The prosthesis is carried over the distal end of the shaft where it is contained in a radially compressed configuration by the sheath. After introducing the cat ...


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Fred H Burbank, Thomas J Fogarty, Wayne E Manska, Mark A Ritchart, Timothy J Ryan, Elias A Zerhouni: Apparatus for automated biopsy and collection of soft tissue. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Donald E Stout, July 7, 1998: US05775333 (367 worldwide citation)

A method and device for the automated biopsy and collection of soft tissue having a piercing needle with a receiving port to trap tissue prior to cutting. A motor drive directs and positions the tissue receiving port at a lesion site in arbitrary positions about and along the longitudinal axis of th ...


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Jay A Lenker, Kirsten Freislinger, Michael A Evans, Gwendolyn A Watanabe, Timothy J Ryan, Christopher K Zarins, Richard O Murphy: Apparatus and methods for placement and repositioning of intraluminal prostheses. Medtronic AVE, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox P L L C, February 26, 2002: US06350278 (354 worldwide citation)

A delivery catheter for a radially compressible tubular prosthesis comprises an elongate shaft slidably received within an elongate sheath. The prosthesis is carried over the distal end of the shaft where it is contained in a radially compressed configuration by the sheath. After introducing the cat ...


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Timothy J Ryan, Charles J Winslow: Percutaneous discectomy system having a bendable discectomy probe and a steerable cannula. Surgical Dynamics, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, February 15, 1994: US05285795 (337 worldwide citation)

A percutaneous discectomy system 20 having a bendable discectomy probe 22 and steerable cannula 24 allows for a wide range of positions relative to the discectomy tissue to be severed. The bendable discectomy probe 22 includes a bendable section 78, 86 which can allow the probe 22 to be bent more th ...


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Fred H Burbank, Thomas J Fogarty, Wayne E Manska, Mark A Ritchart, Timothy J Ryan, Elias A Zerhouni: Apparatus for automated biopsy and collection of soft tissue. Ethicon Endo Surgery, July 27, 1999: US05928164 (301 worldwide citation)

A method and device for the automated biopsy and collection of soft tissue having a piercing needle with a receiving port to trap tissue prior to cutting. A motor drive directs and positions the tissue receiving port at a lesion site in arbitrary positions about and along the longitudinal axis of th ...


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Timothy J Ryan, Thomas J Fogarty, Kenneth H Mollenauer: Internal graft prosthesis and delivery system. Thomas J Fogarty, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, November 7, 1995: US05464449 (287 worldwide citation)

A resilient tubular graft is delivered into place within a body passage by elongating the graft to reduce its diameter and then directing the graft to the desired position while in the elongated condition. The graft is carried into position by a pair of elongate members mounted for longitudinal move ...


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Fred H Burbank, Thomas J Fogarty, Wayne E Manska, Mark A Ritchart, Timothy J Ryan, Elias A Zerhouni: Method and apparatus for automated biopsy and collection of soft tissue. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Donald E Stout, Stout Uxa Buyan & Mullins, November 9, 1999: US05980469 (269 worldwide citation)

A method and device for the automated biopsy and collection of soft tissue having a piercing needle with a receiving port to trap tissue prior to cutting. A motor drive directs and positions the tissue receiving port at a lesion site in arbitrary positions about and along the longitudinal axis of th ...


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Peter F Campbell, Timothy J Ryan: Method for forming a balloon mold and the use of such mold. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Crosby Heafey Roach & May, November 17, 1992: US05163989 (185 worldwide citation)

A mold and method for forming a balloon for dilatation catheters, particularly balloons with a prismlike shape with a transverse polygonal cross section when the internal pressure is at atmospheric conditions. Upon inflation to higher internal pressures, the balloon assumes a normal circular cross s ...