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Claude Tihon, W Scott Andrus, Ronald Svejkovsky: Electrosurgical apparatus. American Medical Systems, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Mark Dryer, May 16, 1995: US05415656 (303 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for electrosurgical incision of a stricture within or adjacent to a body lumen, which comprises an electrically conducting, deflectable wire associated with an introducer for introducing the apparatus into the body lumen, wherein a proximal portion of the wire is deflectable outwardly r ...


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Ni Ding, W Scott Andrus: Medical device with sponge coating for controlled drug release. Boston Scientific Corporation, April 2, 2002: US06364856 (258 worldwide citation)

The medical devices of the invention comprise an expandable portion which is covered with a sponge coating for release of at least one biologically active material. The sponge coating is made of a non-hydrogel polymer having a plurality of voids. The device can further include means for infusing or ...


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W Scott Andrus, Claude Tihon, Claire T Hovland, Charles S Desilets: Apparatus and method for transurethral focussed ultrasound therapy. American Medical Systems, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, April 20, 1999: US05895356 (127 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for the treatment of diseases of the prostate, including BPH and prostate cancer, utilizing transurethrally applied focussed ultrasound energy to produce hyperthermal and thermotherapeutic effects in diseased tissue are disclosed. A first preferred embodiment of the apparatus ...


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Edward Sinofsky, W Scott Andrus, Michael Madden: Device for use in laser angioplasty. C R Bard, Darby & Darby, October 19, 1993: US05254112 (94 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for use in removing atherosclerotic plaque deposits in a blood vessel comprises a high power laser, an elongated, flexible catheter adapted to be inserted into and advanced through the blood vessel, a plurality of circumferentially arrayed optical fibers extending axially through the cathe ...


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W Scott Andrus, Mark Polyak, Sidney F Hauschild: Apparatus and method for interstitial laser treatment. American Medical Systems, Perer C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Mark Dryer, September 30, 1997: US05672171 (39 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for delivering laser energy to a target through a radiation-transmitting waveguide having a distal end terminating in a tip which is in contact with the target during delivery, while protecting the tip from heat damage, which apparatus comprises a waveguide for transmitting laser radiat ...


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W Scott Andrus, Jaydeep Y Kokate, Bruce Persson, Eric DoBrava: Temperature measuring balloon. Scimed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus P A, September 17, 2002: US06450971 (25 worldwide citation)

A balloon catheter for locating vulnerable plaque lesions within a body lumen comprising a unique balloon mounted on a catheter shaft. The balloon having an uninflated state and being expandable to an inflated state, the balloon further having an inside and an outside, the balloon being made at leas ...


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Ni Ding, W Scott Andrus: Medical device with sponge coating for controlled drug release. Boston Scientific Scimed, Kenyon & Kenyon, December 9, 2008: US07462165 (24 worldwide citation)

The medical devices of the invention comprise an expandable portion which is covered with a sponge coating for release of at least one biologically active material. The sponge coating is made of a non-hydrogel polymer having a plurality of voids. The device can further include means for infusing or ...


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Ni Ding, W Scott Andrus: Medical device with sponge coating for controlled drug release. Schneider, Pennie & Edmonds, June 27, 2002: US20020082552-A1

The medical devices of the invention comprise an expandable portion which is covered with a sponge coating for release of at least one biologically active material. The sponge coating is made of a non-hydrogel polymer having a plurality of voids. The device can further include means for infusing or ...


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Ni Ding, W Scott Andrus: Medical device with sponge coating for controlled drug release. Kenyon & Kenyon, March 12, 2009: US20090069883-A1

The medical devices of the invention comprise an expandable portion which is covered with a sponge coating for release of at least one biologically active material. The sponge coating is made of a non-hydrogel polymer having a plurality of voids. The device can further include means for infusing or ...