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Wesley D Sterman, Michi E Garrison, Hanson S Gifford III, John H Stevens: Devices and methods for intracardiac procedures. Heartport, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, November 5, 1996: US05571215 (631 worldwide citation)

The invention provides devices and methods for performing less-invasive surgical procedures within an organ or vessel. In an exemplary embodiment, the invention provides a method of closed-chest surgical intervention within an internal cavity of a patient's heart or great vessel. According to the me ...


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Wesley D Sterman, Lawrence C Siegel, Patricia E Curtis, John H Stevens, Timothy R Machold: Methods for performing thoracoscopic coronary artery bypass. Stanford Surgical Technologies, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, September 26, 1995: US05452733 (615 worldwide citation)

A method for performing coronary artery bypass relies on viewing the cardiac region through a thoracoscope or other viewing scope and endovascularaly partitioning the patient's arterial system at a location within the ascending aorta. The coronary artery bypass procedures are formed under cardiopulm ...


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Alec A Piplani, Dinah B Quiachon, Wesley D Sterman: Endovascular graft having bifurcation and apparatus and method for deploying the same. EndoVascular Technologies, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, February 6, 1996: US05489295 (514 worldwide citation)

Graft having a bifurcation for repairing an aneurysm in the vicinity of an aortic bifurcation in a patient comprising a main tubular body and first and second tubular legs joined to said main body in a bifurcation. The main body and the legs are formed of a flexible surgically implantable material. ...


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Harrison M Lazarus, Ronald G Williams, Wesley D Sterman, Alec A Piplani: Endovascular grafting apparatus, system and method and devices for use therewith. Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, October 8, 1996: US05562728 (497 worldwide citation)

Endovascular grafting system having a capsule catheter comprising a flexible elongate tubular member having proximal and distal extremities and a capsule mounted on the distal extremity of the tubular member. The capsule is generally cylindrical in shape and is formed of a helical wrap of a metal ri ...


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Philip C Evard, Timothy R MacHold, Hanson S Gifford III, Alex T Roth, Wesley D Sterman, Lawrence C Siegel: Thoracoscopic devices and methods for arresting the heart. Heartport, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, July 16, 1996: US05536251 (491 worldwide citation)

The invention provides devices and methods for thoracoscopically arresting the heart and establishing cardiopulmonary bypass, thus facilitating a variety of less-invasive surgical procedures on and within the heart and great vessels of the thorax. In one embodiment, the invention provides a thoracos ...


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Harrison M Lazarus, Ronald G Williams, Wesley D Sterman: Endovascular grafting apparatus, system and method and devices for use therewith. Harrison Medical Technologies, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, January 4, 1994: US05275622 (411 worldwide citation)

Endovascular grafting system having a capsule catheter comprising a flexible elongate tubular member having proximal and distal extremities and a capsule mounted on the distal extremity of the tubular member. The capsule is generally cylindrical in shape and is formed of a helical wrap of a metal ri ...


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John H Stevens, Wesley D Sterman, Hanson S Gifford III: System for cardiac procedures. Heartport, Jeffry J Grainger, Jens E Hoekendijk, Michael J Lynch, June 23, 1998: US05769812 (392 worldwide citation)

A system for accessing a patient's cardiac anatomy which includes an endovascular aortic partitioning device that separates the coronary arteries and the heart from the rest of the patient's arterial system. The endovascular device for partitioning a patient's ascending aorta comprises a flexible sh ...


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Wesley D Sterman, Lawrence C Siegel, Patricia E Curtis, John H Stevens, Timothy R MacHold: Methods and systems for performing thoracoscopic coronary bypass and other procedures. Heartport, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, April 7, 1998: US05735290 (347 worldwide citation)

A method for closed-chest cardiac surgical intervention relies on viewing the cardiac region through a thoracoscope or other viewing scope and endovascularly partitioning the patient's arterial system at a location within the ascending aorta. The cardiopulmonary bypass and cardioplegia can be induce ...


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Steven G Baker, Dinah B Quiachon, Alec A Piplani, Wesley D Sterman, Ronald G Williams: Intraluminal grafting system. Endovascular Technologies, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, April 24, 2001: US06221102 (325 worldwide citation)

An intraluminal grafting system having a delivery catheter comprising a flexible elongate tubular member having proximal and distal extremities and a capsule mounted on the distal extremity of the tubular member and including a graft disposed within the capsule. The graft is comprised of a tubular b ...


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William W Malecki, Wesley D Sterman, Hanson S Gifford III, Scott H Miller: Clamp assembly and method of use. Heartport, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, May 6, 1997: US05626607 (307 worldwide citation)

A clamp for clamping a body structure in a patient. The clamp includes a flexible cable housed within a sheath. The cable and sheath extend between a clamp and a handle. The cable actuator. The cable extends through a sheath which is anchored at the clamp and the actuator for actuating jaws from a p ...