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Julio C Palmaz: Expandable intraluminal graft, and method and apparatus for implanting an expandable intraluminal graft. Expandable Grafts Partnership, Ben D Tobor, March 29, 1988: US04733665 (2530 worldwide citation)

An expandable intraluminal vascular graft is expanded within a blood vessel by an angioplasty balloon associated with a catheter to dilate and expand the lumen of a blood vessel. The graft may be a wire mesh tube.


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Cesare Gianturco: Percutaneous endovascular stent and method for insertion thereof. Cook Incorporated, Woodard Weikart Emhardt & Naughton, April 8, 1986: US04580568 (1336 worldwide citation)

An endovascular stent formed of stainless steel wire of 0.018 inches diameter and arranged in a closed zig-zag pattern. The stent is compressed into a reduced size shape of an outer diameter which is many times smaller than its expanded shape. The stent is positioned in a passageway in the vascular ...


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Cesare Gianturco: Endovascular stent and delivery system. Cook Incorporated, Woodward Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, January 31, 1989: US04800882 (1236 worldwide citation)

A wire stent for insertion and expansion into a passageway comprises a plurality of curved sections that are formed into a generally circular configuration. Adjacent curved sections are joined by a bend or cusp, so that a series of alternating opposing loops are formed. The wire stent as formed has ...


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Julio C Palmaz: Expandable intraluminal graft, and method and apparatus for implanting an expandable intraluminal graft. Expandable Grafts Partnership, Ben D Tobor, October 11, 1988: US04776337 (1215 worldwide citation)

An expandable intraluminal vascular graft is expanded within a blood vessel by an angioplasty balloon associated with a catheter to dilate and expand the lumen of a blood vessel. The graft may be a wire mesh tube, having a biologically inert coating thereon.


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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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Peter C Lord, Fredric C Coleman: Closed loop infusion pump system with removable glucose sensor. Minimed, Kelly Bauersfeld & Lowry, October 29, 1996: US05569186 (1169 worldwide citation)

An infusion pump system includes a removable in vivo glucose sensor for monitoring glucose concentration level in a patient, and for signaling an infusion pump to deliver a selected medication such as insulin to a patient. The glucose sensor comprises a sensor cable for placement through a catheter ...


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Julio C Palmaz: Expandable intraluminal graft, and method and apparatus for implanting an expandable intraluminal graft. Expandable Grafts Partnership, Ben D Tobor, April 26, 1988: US04739762 (1152 worldwide citation)

An expandable and deformable intraluminal vascular graft is expanded within a blood vessel by an angioplasty balloon associated with a catheter to dilate and expand the lumen of a blood vessel. The graft may be a thin-walled tubular member having a plurality of slots disposed substantially parallel ...


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Morris Simon: Blood clot filter. Beth Israel Hospital, January 17, 1984: US04425908 (1116 worldwide citation)

A blood clot filter is inwardly radially collapsible into a collapsed configuration for insertion into a vein, and upon insertion automatically radially expands into a predetermined functional form which is in contact with the inner wall of the vein. In the expanded configuration, the filter compris ...


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Henning R Andersen, John M Hasenkam, Lars L Knudsen: Valve prothesis for implantation in the body and a catheter for implanting such valve prothesis. Watson Cole Grindle & Watson, May 2, 1995: US05411552 (1088 worldwide citation)

A valve prosthesis (9) for implantation in the body by use of catheter (11) comprises a stent made from an expandable cylinder-shaped thread structure (2,3) comprising several spaced apices (4). The elastically collapsible valve (4) is mounted on the stent as the commissural points (5) of the valve ...


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Robert J Crowley, John E Abele, Charles D Lennox, Susan M Ropiak: Catheters for imaging, sensing electrical potentials, and ablating tissue. Boston Scientific Corporation, Lyon & Lyon, December 21, 1999: US06004269 (1009 worldwide citation)

An acoustic imaging system for use within a heart has a catheter (6), an ultrasound device (10) incorporated into the catheter (6), and an electrode (300, 304, 334, 394) mounted on the catheter (6). The ultrasound device (10) directs ultrasonic signals toward an internal structure in the heart to cr ...