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Steven R Bailey, Christopher T Boyle: Endoluminal cardiac and venous valve prostheses and methods of manufacture and delivery thereof. ABPS Venture One, David G Rosenbaum, Rosenbaum & Associates P C, October 1, 2002: US06458153 (793 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to prosthetic cardiac and venous valves and a single catheter device and minimally invasive techniques for percutaneous and transluminal valvuloplasty and prosthetic valve implantation.


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Joseph Grayzel: Stiffened dilation balloon catheter device. Weingram & Zall, January 10, 1989: US04796629 (652 worldwide citation)

The present invention sets forth a balloon catheter device adapted for use with catheters in angioplasty and/or valvuloplasty procedures which is expandable under fluid pressure and incorporates a plurality of stiffening means to resist deformation of isolated portions of the balloon when the balloo ...


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Bradley Linden, Donald F Palme II, Paul J Buscemi, Thomas J Holman: Device for closing a septal defect. Scimed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus, June 3, 1997: US05634936 (615 worldwide citation)

A device for closing off a septal defect including a polymeric self-hardening material in a specific conformation which is delivered by a catheter device to the area of defect either directly on the cardiac tissue or into a balloon which spans both surfaces of the defect, and hardened in-situ by cha ...


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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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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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Floyd C Rowland: Attachment for catheter tube. Rexar, Head Johnson & Stevenson, December 6, 1983: US04419097 (551 worldwide citation)

An attachment for catheter device for reducing discomfort for a male patient and comprising an open ended substantially cylindrical housing for receiving a male member therein, and having a closed end apertured for receiving a catheter tube therethrough, the open end of the housing being provided wi ...


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Steven R Bailey, Christopher T Boyle: Endoluminal cardiac and venous valve prostheses and methods of manufacture and delivery thereof. ABPS Venture One, David G Rosenbaum, Thomas S Kim, Rosenbaum & Associates P C, November 25, 2003: US06652578 (551 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to prosthetic cardiac and venous valves and a single catheter device and minimally invasive techniques for percutaneous and transluminal valvuloplasty and prosthetic valve implantation.


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Michael E Leckrone: Angioplasty catheter and method of use thereof. Cardiovascular Laser Systems, Ice Miller Donadio & Ryan, June 25, 1991: US05026366 (464 worldwide citation)

The disclosure relates to a device for use in removing undesired material, e.g., occlusion or plaque, from a duct or blood vessel within a patient's body. The device comprises a catheter adapted to be disposed within a duct and an element disposed adjacent to the distal end portion of the catheter s ...


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J Edward Shapland, Keith R Hildelbrand, Joel R Racchini, Jin Shimada, Mark B Knudson: Polymer matrix drug delivery apparatus. CorTrak Medical, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt P A, September 15, 1998: US05807306 (452 worldwide citation)

A drug delivery apparatus and method for delivering a drug locally to internal body tissue using a catheter device including a polymer matrix containing a drug. The drug is actively transported from the polymer matrix to the internal body tissue using iontophoresis or phonophoresis. In addition, the ...


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Henry Nita, Timothy C Mills: Ultrasound devices for ablating and removing obstructive matter from anatomical passageways and blood vessels. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, September 28, 1999: US05957882 (414 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic catheter device for removing obstructive matter from anatomical passageway includes a tubular body with distal head member in which a plurality of fluid passageways are formed about the lateral surface to expel fluid outward generally perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the body.