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Steven R Bacich, John P Greelis, Hien Nguyen, Tuoc Nguyen: Method and apparatus for performing biopsy. Imagyn Medical, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, May 12, 1998: US05749889 (457 worldwide citation)

A surgical access device and method are provided for endoscopic surgeries comprising biopsies or other surgical cutting procedures. The device generally comprises a substantially rigid first channel associated with a first port and a second channel associated with a second port of a proximal housing ...


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Parviz Kambin: Oval cannula assembly and method of use. Smith & Nephew, Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, June 9, 1998: US05762629 (437 worldwide citation)

The present invention os a method and apparatus for performing percutaneous surgical disc procedures. The method includes percutaneously entering the back of a patient in a posterolateral position with an obturator and advancing the obturator through a percutaneously created fenestration of the annu ...


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Jason H Safabash, Susan M McConnell, Randy W Adair, Jeffery V Funderburk, April A Marano, Jeffrey F Field: Insertion device for an insertion set and method of using the same. Medtronic MiniMed, Medtronic MiniMed, February 14, 2006: US06997907 (429 worldwide citation)

An insertion set for insertion through the skin of a patient includes at least one piercing member adapted to be secured to an insertion device and a set housing to be removable from the insertion device while maintaining installation of the insertion set. At least a portion of the at least one pier ...


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Michael A Evans, Raymond S Figueroa Jr, Colin J Nichols: Peel-away introducer sheath having proximal fitting. Interventional Thermodynamics, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, October 5, 1993: US05250033 (387 worldwide citation)

A peel-away introducer sheath includes a tube sheath having a splittable handle at its proximal end. A gas or liquid sealing valve or other fitting is secured to a proximal face of the handle and includes an axial passage typically having a diameter approximately equal to the lumen diameter of the s ...


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Jeffery V Funderburk, Leif N Bowman: Medication infusion set. MiniMed, MiniMed, May 2, 2000: US06056718 (364 worldwide citation)

An improved medication infusion set is provided of the type having a soft cannula for subcutaneous delivery of a selected medication to a patient. The infusion set comprises a cannula housing having a soft cannula protruding therefrom and a self-sealing septum mounted at an upstream end of the cannu ...


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Bjørn Gullak Larsen, Orla Mathiasen, Lars Bjarne Frederiksen, Marc Delzac, Claude Teissen Simony: Subcutaneous infusion set. Unomedical, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, May 18, 2004: US06736797 (327 worldwide citation)

A subcutaneous infusion set for administering a medication or a therapeutic fluid to a patient is disclosed. The infusion set includes a base element having a cavity and an entry lumen. A closing element is mounted on the base element to be rotatable about an axis through the base element and having ...


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J Christopher Flaherty, Jason B Whitt, Patrick E Macaulay, David R Tholfsen, John T Garibotto, Philip C Evard, Joshua Makower: Catheters, systems and methods for percutaneous in situ arterio-venous bypass. TransVascular, Robert D Buyan, Stout Uxa Buyan & Mullins, April 8, 2003: US06544230 (327 worldwide citation)

A system of catheter devices and methods for forming channels or passageways between a luminal anatomical structure (e.g., a blood vessel) and a target location (e.g., another blood vessel, an organ, a mass of tissue, etc.) for the purpose of rerouting blood flow or for delivering a substance or ins ...


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David R Fischell: Device for subcutaneous medication delivery. T S I Medical, August 13, 1996: US05545143 (312 worldwide citation)

The present invention is an injection port assembly for subcutaneous delivery of medication. A single molded body has a soft cannula extending downward from a generally flat bottom surface and a self-sealing septum mounted at the center of a top surface which is generally of a concave shape sloping ...


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Berthold Hofling: Plural needle injection catheter. Bavaria Medizin Technologie, Klaus J Bach, October 11, 1994: US05354279 (301 worldwide citation)

A catheter for the injection of a fluid, for example, medicine, into body cavities such as veins or other hollow organs is provided with a head which is insertable into the body cavity and includes hollow needles movably disposed therein between retracted and extended positions and with an operating ...


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Filiberto P Zadini, Giorgio C Zadini: Automatic cannulation device. Robert M Sperry, May 17, 1994: US05312361 (296 worldwide citation)

An improved intravascular catheter placement device, for the automatic insertion of intravascular catheter into the interior of blood vessels comprising a needle, an intravascular catheter concentric to the needle, and self-propelling means for moving said catheter into a blood vessel upon needle pe ...