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Alfidi Ralph J, Cross William B: Vessel implantable appliance and method of implanting it. Watts Hoffmann Fisher & Heinke, March 4, 1975: US3868956 (812 worldwide citation)

An expansible appliance and methods of making and implanting it in a vessel of an animal. The expansible appliance comprises a nickel-titanium alloy which is initially formed in an expanded configuration and is then deformed to a straight-line configuration for implantation. Once placed in a desired ...


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Neal E Fearnot: Ablation catheter. Medical Engineering & Development Institute, Richard J Godlewski, March 31, 1992: US05100423 (807 worldwide citation)

An ablation catheter is provided with an elongated member or shaft and a plurality of helically-shaped cutting wires attached to the shaft to form a cutting basket. Each of the cutting wires has a section formed as a circumferentially subscribing arc and together the wires present a circumferential ...


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Broadwin Alan, Vassallo Charles, Logan Joseph N, Hornlein Robert W: Apparatus for providing enhanced tissue fragmentation and/or hemostasis.. Cavitron, April 5, 1989: EP0310431-A2 (595 worldwide citation)

An apparatus having a vibratable tip (22) for ultrasonically disintegrating tissue in a surgical procedure and for aspirating the disintegrated tissue and fluid away from the surgical site (12) through an opening (24) in the tip. A connection (42) to the electrosurgical unit provides for delivery of ...


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Whipple Gary: Ultrasonic clamp coagulator apparatus having force-limiting clamping mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 14, 1999: EP0908152-A1 (500 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic surgical clamp coagulator apparatus is configured to effect cutting, coagulation, and clamping of tissue by cooperation of a clamping mechanism of the apparatus with an associated ultrasonic end-effector. In order to limit the force with which tissue is clamped between a clamp arm of t ...


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William Richard Dubrul, Richard E Fulton: Entrapping apparatus and method for use. Artemis Medical, James F Hann, Haynes & Beffel, April 24, 2001: US06221006 (480 worldwide citation)

Medical devices that have a novel mechanical trap(s) on the distal end of a shaft that is used for the removal of material from the body. Further an expandable channel is included to entrap the material that aid with removal or obliteration of tissue or foreign bodies is disclosed.


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Tims Jerry L, Ditterline Andrew F: Irrigation system for endoscopic surgery. Tyco Healthcare, March 28, 2001: EP1086713-A2 (435 worldwide citation)

An irrigation system for use during endoscopic or minimally invasive surgery is shown. Both vacuum and a pressurized irrigation fluid are continually provided to a trumpet valve for immediate use during surgery. A pump that provides the pressurized irrigation fluid has a reusable motor, but a dispos ...


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Gene Samson, Harold F Carrison: Mechanical clot treatment device with distal filter. Target Therapeutics, Morrison & Foerster, May 23, 2000: US06066149 (432 worldwide citation)

This is a surgical device usually delivered through an intravascular catheter. It may be used in several ways. It may, for instance, be used to open a clear passageway adjacent thrombus to allow both blood and medication to bypass the clot. It may be used to pierce and to remove thrombus. These thro ...


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Gary A Gelbfish: Intravascular filter and associated methodology. R Neil Sudol, Henry D Coleman, September 1, 1998: US05800457 (414 worldwide citation)

An intravascularly deployable device in the nature of a filter for collecting intravascular debris includes a filter or collector body expandable from a collapsed insertion configuration to an expanded use configuration. The use configuration of the filter body tapers down from a maximum cross-secti ...


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Jeffrey P Wensel, Y Pierre Gobin: Method of using a clot capture coil. The Regents of the University of California, Christie Parker & Hale, April 20, 1999: US05895398 (390 worldwide citation)

A clot and foreign body removal device is described which comprises a catheter with at least one lumen. Located within the catheter is a clot capture coil that is connected to an insertion mandrel. In one embodiment, the clot capture coil is made out of a solid elastic or superelastic material which ...


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Broadwin Alan, Kleesattel Claus: Improved resonator for surgical handpiece.. Valleylab, July 4, 1990: EP0376562-A2 (372 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic resonant vibrator comprising an ultrasonic vibration magnetostrictive transducer (1) and a resonant member (2,3) having a proximal end and a distal end for transmitting ultrasonic vibrations to an operating member (3) which is part of the resonant structure. The vibrator comprises an i ...