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Anthony S. McCoppin
Edward J Rhinehart, David M Reilly, Mark W Hitchins, Anthony S McCoppin: Syringes, syringe plungers and injector systems. Medrad, Gregory L Bradley, September 7, 1999: US05947935 (183 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a connection mechanism adapted to make a releasable connection between a syringe plunger and a drive member of an injector. The drive member is preferably movable in a generally reciprocal linear manner to control movement of the plunger within the syringe. The connect ...


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King Terry D, Mills Noel L: Shunt defect closure system. Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation, Pugh & Laiche, April 1, 1975: US3874388 (1208 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for closing off a septal defect or shunt in the intravascular system or the great vessels including a pair of opposed, umbrella-like elements locked together in face-to-face relationship on opposite sides of the septal defect, thereby closing it. The dual umbrella-like closure ...


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Mark H Wholey, Mark L Nagurka, Robert S Katz: Method and apparatus for dilating blood vessels. Richard V Westerhoff, Arnold B Silverman, February 9, 1988: US04723549 (787 worldwide citation)

A catheter for dilating occluded or stenotic blood vessels includes a collapsible filter device disposed between a dilating balloon and the distal end of the catheter. The collapsible filter device comprises a plurality of resilient ribs secured to the catheter at or adjacent the distal end thereof ...


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Denise Barbut, Jonathan D Root, Robert Rizzari, James M Sellers, Giovanni Pastrone, John McKenzie: Atherectomy device having trapping and excising means for removal of plaque from the aorta and other arteries. Embol X, Lyon & Lyon, September 2, 1997: US05662671 (658 worldwide citation)

An arterial catheter system for removing plaque from the aorta and other arteries is disclosed. The system typically includes an elongate catheter member, a filtration apparatus disposed within the distal region, and an atherectomy assembly which includes a mechanism for trapping and holding mobile ...


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Hans I Wallsten, Christian Imbert: Device for implantation and a method of implantation in a vessel using such device. Medinvent, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, March 22, 1988: US04732152 (654 worldwide citation)

A device and method for implantation of a prosthesis provides for insertion of the prosthesis in a location which is difficult to access. The prosthesis is held in a radially contracted state by the device. An expandable chamber within the device permits relative movements between elements of the de ...


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Richard A Hillstead: Mesh balloon catheter device. Cordis Corporation, Henry W Collins, Thomas R Vigil, May 1, 1990: US04921484 (615 worldwide citation)

The mesh balloon catheter device includes a catheter having a distal end and a proximal end, a tube of woven interlaced filaments forming a tubular mesh and having a proximal end connected to the distal end of the catheter and a distal end, a flush tube or fiber optic tube extending through the cath ...


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Robert F Rosenbluth: Method and apparatus for treating hypertrophy of the prostate gland. Advanced Surgical Intervention, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, August 9, 1988: US04762128 (613 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a method and apparatus for treatment of hypertrophy of the prostate gland. The apparatus comprises an expansion catheter having an expandable tubular stent associated therewith, adapted for transurethral insertion via the external opening of the urethra and placement within a stenotic r ...


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Harry P Weinrib: Catheter with coiled tip. Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery, November 17, 1987: US04706671 (586 worldwide citation)

A catheter is provided with a coil section at the distal end which is stretched initially into a generally linear insertion position for moving inwardly a vessel, such as a blood vessel, to an operative location at which the coil section is re-formed with a larger diameter, preferably in the form of ...


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Hany M G Hussein, Marvin P Loeb, Harvey S Weiss: Dual balloon catheter device. Laserscope, May 1, 1984: US04445892 (586 worldwide citation)

A dual balloon catheter device is provided with two spaced and expandable balloons for occluding a segment of a blood vessel. The device also includes a first channel for flushing the occluded segment, an optic system for use in the segment, and a second channel for introducing fluid into the blood ...


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Robert Ginsburg: Thrombus extraction system. Townsend and Townsend, April 30, 1991: US05011488 (582 worldwide citation)

A vascular catheter system comprises an outer flexible tube, an inner flexible tube disposed in the lumen of the outer flexible tube, and an expandable body mounted at the distal end of the third flexible tube disposed in the lumen of the inner flexible tube. The catheter system is suitable for perc ...