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John R Liddicoat, William E Cohn: Apparatus and method for manipulating tissue. Pandiscio & Pandiscio, December 31, 2013: US08617189

Apparatus for reconfiguring tissue, the apparatus comprising a shaft having a distal end and a proximal end; at least one effector mechanism movably mounted to the distal end of the shaft, each effector mechanism comprising at least one gripping element for gripping tissue to that effector mechanism ...


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Aaron J Hjelle, Robert G Walsh, William E Cohn, Louis Labrousse: Intra-operative heart size measuring tool. Mardil, Fish & Richardson P C, August 30, 2016: US09427318

A heart size measuring tool includes a tubular body, a flexible measuring cord having length indicia, a measuring cord support mechanism movable between retracted and extended states with respect to the body, and an actuating mechanism to move the measuring cord support mechanism. When in the retrac ...


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Aaron J Hjelle, Robert G Walsh, William E Cohn, Louis Labrousse: Intra-operative heart size measuring tool. Mardil, Fish & Richardson P C, September 19, 2017: US09763602

A heart size measuring tool includes a tubular body, a flexible measuring cord having length indicia, a measuring cord support mechanism movable between retracted and extended states with respect to the body, and an actuating mechanism to move the measuring cord support mechanism. When in the retrac ...


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William E Cohn, Aaron J Hjelle, Robert G Walsh, Kevin Paul Bassett: Pericardial space imaging for cardiac support device implantation. Mardil, Fish & Richardson P C, December 25, 2018: US10159781

A method for implanting a cardiac support device (CSD) on a patient's heart. An amount of contrast agent sufficient to cause structures on the heart to be visible upon fluoroscopic or other imaging is introduced into the pericardial space surrounding the heart. The heart and contrast agent are image ...


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Reynolds M Delgado, William E Cohn: Method and apparatus for treating a patient by intentionally occluding a blood vessel, including method and apparatus for inducing weight loss in a patient by intentionally occluding the celiac artery. Anaxiom Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson and Bear, January 9, 2018: US09861369

A method for inducing weight loss in a patient, the method comprising: intentionally occluding a blood vessel so as to create hypoperfusion in a gastrointestinal organ serviced by the blood vessel, whereby to interfere with normal gastrointestinal function and thereby induce weight loss in a patient ...


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Oscar H Frazier, William E Cohn: Intraatrial ventricular assist device. MINVASC DEVICES, Conley Rose P C, November 29, 2016: US09504774

A medical device comprises a pump adapted to fit within an atrium of a heart, said pump comprising an inlet and an outlet. The device further comprises a flexible outflow conduit coupled to said outlet. A method of assisting ventricular function of a heart of a patient comprises: a) inserting a cont ...


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William E Cohn, John R Liddicoat, Steven B Woolfson, Richard B Streeter: Method and apparatus for improving mitral valve function. Mark J Pandiscio, Pandiscio & Pandiscio PC, May 27, 2004: US20040102839-A1

A method and apparatus for reducing mitral regurgitation. The apparatus is inserted into the coronary sinus of a patient in the vicinity of the posterior leaflet of the mitral valve, the apparatus being configured to straighten the natural curvature of at least a portion of the coronary sinus in the ...


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William E Cohn, Ducksoo Kim: Catheter apparatus and methodology for generating a fistula on-demand between closely associated blood vessels at a pre-chosen anatomic site in-vivo. Trans Vascular, Medtronic Vascular, IP Legal Department, November 25, 2004: US20040236360-A1

The present invention provides catheter apparatus and catheterization methodology for generating an arteriovenous fistula or a veno-venous fistula on-demand between closely associated blood vessels and at a chosen anatomic site in-vivo. The catheter apparatus is preferably employed in pairs, each ca ...


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John R Liddicoat, Gregory H Lambrecht, Todd F Davenport, William E Cohn, Steven B Woolfson, Daniel C Taylor: Method and apparatus for performing a procedure on a cardiac valve. Mark J Pandiscio, Pandiscio & Pandiscio, March 10, 2005: US20050055088-A1

The present invention comprises a method for deploying an aortic valve prosthesis. This valve prosthesis may include any of the known aortic valves including, but not limited to, stented and unstented bioprosthetic valves, stented mechanical valves, and expandable or self-expanding valves, whether b ...


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Ralph de la Torre, William E Cohn, Jose Luis Francese, Matthew A Palmer: Pericardial retractor. Gordon & Jacobson PC, March 24, 2005: US20050065409-A1

A surgical retractor includes a “swivel” having a string extending from one end and a string extending from the midpoint between the two ends. The swivel is delivered by pushing it out of a tube which is inserted through a small incision between the ribs of the patient. After the swivel is deployed, ...