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Yue Teh Jang, William M Belef: Intravascular catheter having combined imaging abrasion head. Cardiovascular Imaging Systems, Townsend and Townsend, March 31, 1992: US05100424 (286 worldwide citation)

Front-end and side-on intravascular catheters are described that comprise an abrasive head contained substantially within a housing. Aspiration means and flushing means are connected to the region of grinding to remove dislodged debris. A preferred embodiment has the abrasive surface of a rotatable ...


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William M Belef, Eric M DoBrava, Joseph D Farrell, Jaydeep Y Kokate, Daniel M LaFontaine, Brian J Lowe, Jonathan C Sell, Bradley F Slaker, David A White: Percutaneous bypass apparatus and method. SciMed Life Systems, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, November 5, 2002: US06475226 (152 worldwide citation)

Devices and methods for percutaneous translumenal minimally invasive coronary surgery, particularly bypass surgery involving the following basic steps: determining a proper location for treatment, navigating a suitable device to the treatment site, creating an extravascular opening and pathway, guid ...


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John F Maroney, William N Aldrich, William M Belef: Forward viewing imaging catheter. Cardiovascular Imaging Systems, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, December 20, 1994: US05373849 (133 worldwide citation)

An intraluminal imaging catheter system for viewing segments of vessels downstream of the catheter itself is provided. The catheter system incorporates an ultrasonic transducer pivotally mounted adjacent the catheter's distal end. A flexible drive means disposed within a flexible tubular member adap ...


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Yue Teh Jang, William M Belef: Intravascular catheter having combined imaging abrasion head. Cardiovascular Imaging Systems, Lyon & Lyon, October 29, 1996: US05569276 (85 worldwide citation)

Front-end and side-on intravascular catheters are described that comprise an abrasive head contained substantially within a housing. Aspiration means and flushing means are connected to the region of grinding to remove dislodged debris. A preferred embodiment has the abrasive surface of a rotatable ...


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Yue Teh Jang, William M Belef: Intravascular catheter having combined imaging abrasion head. Cardiovascular Imaging Systems, Lyon & Lyon, April 16, 1996: US05507292 (75 worldwide citation)

Front-end and side-on intravascular catheters are described that comprise an abrasive head contained substantially within a housing. Aspiration means and flushing means are connected to the region of grinding to remove dislodged debris. A preferred embodiment has the abrasive surface of a rotatable ...


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Yue Teh Jang, William M Belef: Intravascular catheter having combined imaging abrasion head. Cardiovascular Imaging Systems, Lyon & Lyon, April 4, 1995: US05402790 (74 worldwide citation)

Front-end and side-on intravascular catheters are described that comprise an abrasive head contained substantially within a housing. Aspiration means and flushing means are connected to the region of grinding to remove dislodged debris. A preferred embodiment has the abrasive surface of a rotatable ...


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Thomas J Palermo, William M Belef, Michael T Carley, Richard S Ginn, Ronald J Jabba, Anthony Pantages: Clip applier and methods of use. Integrated Vascular Systems, Workman Nydegger, January 11, 2011: US07867249 (42 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for delivering a closure element into an opening formed in a blood vessel or other body lumen and methods for manufacturing and using same. The apparatus is configured to retain the closure element such that the closure element is disposed substantially within the apparatus. The apparat ...


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Thomas J Palermo, William M Belef, Michael T Carley, Richard S Ginn, Ronald J Jabba, Anthony J Pantages, Francisco Javier Sagastegui: Clip applier and methods of use. Integrated Vascular Systems, Workman Nydegger, March 15, 2011: US07905900 (38 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for delivering a closure element into an opening formed in a blood vessel or other body lumen and methods for manufacturing and using same. The apparatus is configured to retain the closure element such that the closure element is disposed substantially within the apparatus. The apparat ...


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David A White, William M Belef, Lawrence Wasicek, Ronald J Jabba: System and method for intraluminal imaging. Scimed Life Systems, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, July 16, 2002: US06419644 (28 worldwide citation)

An improved catheter system having an ultrasonic imaging transducer coupled to a drive cable disposed within a lumen of a flexible tubular catheter body. An improvement including a reconfiguration of the ferrites in the hub assembly, such that the need for the gap between the ferrites is removed. A ...


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Thomas J Palermo, William M Belef, Michael T Carley, Richard S Ginn, Anthony J Pantages, Ronald J Jabba, Brian A Ellingwood, Laveille Kao Voss, Kelly J McCrystle, T Daniel Gross, Arkady Kokish: Clip applier and methods of use. Integrated Vascular Systems, Workman Nydegger, Randy Shen, March 19, 2013: US08398656 (12 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for delivering a closure element can include a splittable carrier tube and a splitter to split the tube. The carrier tube can have an outer surface retaining a closure element in a tubular configuration and can be split into radially-expandable flaps. A closure element can have a shape- ...