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John A Macoviak, James J Leary, Wilfred J Samson: Perfusion filter catheter. Cardeon Corporation, Fulwilder Patton Lee & Utecht, March 26, 2002: US06361545 (392 worldwide citation)

A perfusion filter catheter is used to capture potential emboli within the aorta during heart surgery and cardiopulmonary bypass. An expandable embolic filter assembly having fine filter mesh for capturing macroemboli and microemboli is mounted on a catheter shaft having a perfusion lumen with perfu ...


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Wilfred J Samson: Guiding catheter and method of manufacture. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, May 14, 1985: US04516972 (312 worldwide citation)

Catheter for insertion into the cardiovascular system, and method of manufacturing the same. A helically wound ribbon of flexible material is imbedded in the wall of the catheter to provide a torsional rigidity which facilitates steering and turning of the catheter during emplacement. The stiffness ...


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Wilfred J Samson, Ronald J Solar: Catheter guide wire with short spring tip and method of using the same. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, November 26, 1985: US04554929 (308 worldwide citation)

Guide wire and method for insertion and use of a catheter. The guide wire has a shaft of substantially smaller diameter than the luminal opening, with a flexible coil at one end of the shaft. The guide wire is inserted into the cardiovascular system, and the catheter is advanced along the guide wire ...


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Wilfred J Samson, Ronald G Williams: Guide wire for catheters. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton and Herbert, September 3, 1985: US04538622 (308 worldwide citation)

Guide wire comprising an elongate flexible cylindrical element formed of metallic material having high torsional capability and having a proximal portion ranging from 0.008 to 0.020 inches and a distal portion having a diameter of less than 0.007 inches. It also comprises a coil formed of metallic m ...


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David W Morrison, Wilfred J Samson: Floppy guide wire with opaque tip. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Rieber Lee & Utecht, June 7, 1988: US04748986 (300 worldwide citation)

Floppy guide wire comprising an elongate flexible element formed of a metallic material. The element has a cylindrical proximal portion, a tapered intermediate portion and a flattened distal portion. A coil formed of a substantially radiopaque material is secured to said element and is generally con ...


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Wilfred J Samson, William S Tremulis: Steerable dilatation catheter. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, March 12, 1991: US04998923 (235 worldwide citation)

A low-profile steerable dilatation catheter for angioplasty procedures which has an inflated balloon on the distal end with little or no tendency to wrap on itself when the catheter is advanced through a patient's vascular system. The catheter comprises an elongated tubular member which is longitudi ...


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Wilfred J Samson: Steerable dilatation catheter. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, April 15, 1986: US04582181 (218 worldwide citation)

Low profile dilation catheter and method of manufacturing the same for use in percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty. The catheter has an inflatable balloon for dilating stenotic lesions, and an integral guide wire by which the catheter can be steered into the artery system.


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Wilfred J Samson, Jeffrey S Frisbie: Catheter having encapsulated tip marker. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, February 18, 1986: US04571240 (197 worldwide citation)

A catheter comprising a first elongate flexible member having a cylindrical outer surface and having proximal and distal ends. A metallic band of radio opaque material is disposed on the outer surface of the elongate member in the vicinity of the distal end of the elongate member. A tubular member o ...


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John A Macoviak, Wilfred J Samson: Cerebral embolic protection assembly and associated methods. Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, May 28, 2002: US06395014 (181 worldwide citation)

The present invention is related to cerebral embolic protection assemblies (CEPA) to be used during a medical procedure to help redirect or catch emboli before it is pumped into the cerebral circulation. A variety of CEPA's are disclosed including a perfusion filter catheters and fluid flow div ...


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Wilfred J Samson, Jeffrey S Frisbie: Low-profile steerable intraoperative balloon dilitation catheter. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton and Herbert, March 4, 1986: US04573470 (152 worldwide citation)

Low-profile steerable intraoperative balloon dilatation catheter with a flexible core wire having proximal and distal extremities. A flexible tube extends over the core wire and has proximal and distal extremities with the distal extremity being bonded to the distal extremity of the core wire to for ...



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