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Eric A Goldfarb, Kent D Dell, Sylvia Wen Chin Fan, Brian B Martin, Ferolyn T Powell, Alfred H Raschdorf, Troy L Thornton: Methods and devices for capturing and fixing leaflets in valve repair. Evalve, Lynn M Thompson, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, June 22, 2004: US06752813 (334 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides methods and devices for grasping, and optional repositioning and fixation of the valve leaflets to treat cardiac valve regurgitation, particularly mitral valve regurgitation. Such grasping will typically be atraumatic providing a number of benefits. For example, atraum ...


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Brian B Martin, Troy L Thornton: Suture fasteners and methods of use. Evalve, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, May 23, 2006: US07048754 (227 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides apparatuses, systems, methods and kits for fastening sutures or similar devices used in medical surgical procedures. In particular, the present invention is suitable for use with percutaneous or minimally invasive procedures in which sutures are placed with catheter-ba ...


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Brian B Martin, Amy R Raatikka, Troy L Thornton, Ferolyn T Powell: Steerable access sheath and methods of use. Evalve, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, Jonathan Feuchtwang Esq, March 23, 2010: US07682319 (103 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides devices, systems, methods and kits for endoscopically accessing a body cavity and providing a directed pathway toward a target tissue within the cavity. The directed pathway is provided by an access sheath which is positioned in a desired configuration, generally direc ...


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Eric A Goldfarb, Troy L Thornton, Alfred H Raschdorf, Jaime E Sarabia, John P Maddan, Ferolyn Powell, Brian B Martin, Sylvia Wen Chin Fan, Jan Komtebedde, Yen C Liao: Methods and devices for tissue grasping and assessment. Evalve, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, Jonathan Feuchtwang Esq, December 22, 2009: US07635329 (90 worldwide citation)

Devices, systems and methods are provided for stabilizing and grasping tissues such as valve leaflets, assessing the grasp of these tissues, approximating and fixating the tissues, and assessing the fixation of the tissues to treat cardiac valve regurgitation, particularly mitral valve regurgitation ...


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Troy L Thornton, Brian B Martin, Amy R Raatikka, Yen C Liao, William D Kolosi, Pedro Lucatero: Multi-catheter steerable guiding system and methods of use. Evalve, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, Jonathan Feuchtwang Esq, February 23, 2010: US07666204 (87 worldwide citation)

Devices, systems, methods and kits are provided for endoscopically accessing a body cavity and providing a directed pathway toward a target tissue within the cavity. The directed pathway is provided by a multi-catheter guiding system which is positioned in a desired configuration, generally directed ...


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Eric A Goldfarb, Kent D Dell, Sylvia Wen Chin Fan, Brian B Martin, Ferolyn T Powell, Alfred H Raschdorf, Troy L Thornton: Methods and devices for capturing and fixing leaflets in valve repair. Evalve, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, Jonathan Feuchtwang Esq, July 21, 2009: US07563273 (86 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides methods and devices for grasping, and optional repositioning and fixation of the valve leaflets to treat cardiac valve regurgitation, particularly mitral valve regurgitation. Such grasping will typically be atraumatic providing a number of benefits. For example, atraum ...


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Motasim M Sirhan, Jovito L Fernando Sr, Troy L Thornton, Patrick K Campbell, Eric Williams, Lawrence D Wasicek: Catheter shaft with an oblong transverse cross-section. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe, April 28, 1998: US05743875 (86 worldwide citation)

A balloon dilatation catheter having a catheter shaft with an oblong transverse cross-section with one transverse dimension in a first direction being significantly larger than a second transverse dimension in a direction perpendicular to the first direction. The first dimension is about 1.1 to abou ...


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Kamal Ramzipoor, Troy L Thornton: Catheter with rapid exchange and OTW operative modes. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe, September 15, 1998: US05807355 (61 worldwide citation)

An intravascular catheter having a relatively long proximal shaft portion, a relatively short distal shaft section and a flexible intermediate shaft which allows the articulation of the distal and proximal shaft sections. The intermediate shaft section has a guidewire port in fluid communication wit ...


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Troy L Thornton: Catheter with an expandable perfusion lumen. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe, November 12, 1996: US05573508 (60 worldwide citation)

An intravascular catheter such as a dilatation catheter for angioplasty procedures which is provided with a perfusion lumen extending which is expanded when disposed within a desired location with the patient's body lumen so as to increase the perfusion of body fluid such as oxygenated blood through ...


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Ramsin Gharibadeh, Susan M Feltovich, Estela H Hilario, Troy L Thornton: Rapid exchange type intraluminal catheter with guiding element. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Crosby Heafey Roach & May, October 17, 1995: US05458613 (55 worldwide citation)

An intraluminal catheter, particularly a dilatation catheter for PTCA procedures, which is adapted for rapid exchange during an intraluminal procedure and which also allows for the exchange of the guidewire without loss of access to the intraluminal region about the distal end of the catheter. The c ...