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Peter L Friedman, Paul Wang, Ernest G Cravalho: Cryoablation catheter and method of performing cryoablation. Brigham and Womens Hospital, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox, September 15, 1992: US05147355 (371 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus is provided for cryogenically ablating a predetermined portion of tissue in the body of a patient. Cryoablation is accomplished by a cryoblation catheter having a hollow shaft insertable into the blood vessel of a patient. The shaft has a closed tip portion and a fluid flow pa ...


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Leonard J DeCant Jr, Samir F Idriss: Programmable implantable infusate pump. Infusaid Corporation, Cesari and McKenna, April 17, 1984: US04443218 (365 worldwide citation)

A programmable implantable infusion pump includes a housing containing a variable volume infusate chamber and variable volume control fluid pressure and displacement reservoirs. A conduit conducts infusate from the chamber exteriorly of the housing. A restricted fluid path exists between the two res ...


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Ehud Schwammenthal, Yosi Tuval, Raphael Benary: Fluid flow prosthetic device. Ventor Technologies, Ladas and Parry, April 10, 2007: US07201772 (364 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic device including a valve-orifice attachment member attachable to a valve in a blood vessel and including a fluid inlet, and a diverging member that extends from the fluid inlet, the diverging member including a proximal end near the fluid inlet and a distal end distanced from the proxim ...


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John E Abele, Charles E Lennox: Expandable tip hemostatic probes and the like. Boston Scientific Corporation, Fish & Richardson, April 14, 1992: US05103804 (364 worldwide citation)

Device and method for treating tissue inside a patient's body, the device including an endoscopically introducible catheter shaft. The endoscope is constructed for insertion into the patient's body, and has a channel passing through it. The channel terminates at an opening in the distal end of the e ...


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Lloyd Willard, Dale F Schmaltz: Temporary stent and methods for use and manufacture. Scimed Life Systems, Willian Brinks Olds Hofer Gilson & Lione, June 29, 1993: US05222971 (363 worldwide citation)

A temporary stent for supporting a region of a vessel in a body comprising a stent portion and an actuator portion and methods for the use and manufacture thereof. The stent portion is comprised of an elongate perfusable vessel supporting portion adapted to be configurable between a reduced size for ...


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J Christopher Flaherty, John T Garibotto: Laminated patient infusion device. Insulet Corporation, McDermott Will & Emery, December 30, 2003: US06669669 (362 worldwide citation)

A device for delivering fluid to a patient including an exit port assembly adapted to connect to a transcutaneous patient access tool, and a dispenser including at least two laminated layers of material defining a passageway connected to the exit port assembly, and an expandable accumulator in fluid ...


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Peter S Brown, Mary Bellack, Mona Patel: Intra-luminal device for treatment of body cavities and lumens and method of use. Endovascular Technologies, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, July 25, 2000: US06093199 (355 worldwide citation)

An intra-luminal device comprises a flow retainer and/or modulator for maintaining an embolic mass within an aneurysm and, optionally, for diverting or modulating fluid flow, and an anchoring element for fixating the retainer within a lumen in a patient's body. The retainer is introduced into the bo ...


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Scato Albarda, Werner Thoren, Stefan Kahning, Peter Vehrens: Valve arrangement of microstructured components. Dragerwerk Aktiengesellschaft, McGlew & Tuttle, July 9, 1991: US05029805 (338 worldwide citation)

A valve arrangement from microstructured components worked out of a basic body, for the control of fluids, include an actuation element which is movable relative to a flow path distributor and opens or closes fluid paths depending on its position. A transition from one position into the other is eff ...


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Marvin J Slepian: Sensing, interrogating, storing, telemetering and responding medical implants. Endoluminal Therapeutics, Pabst Patent Group, October 12, 2004: US06802811 (330 worldwide citation)

Implants and implants, including sensors responsive to pressure, fluid flow, concentration of analytes, pH and other variables, including a feedback loop and means for modifying the implant after placement in a patient in response to measurements made using the sensors, have been developed. These ar ...


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Mark A Christopherson, Chike O Onyekaba: Apparatus and method for creating, maintaining, and controlling a virtual electrode used for the ablation of tissue. Medtronic, Banner & Witcoff, March 25, 2003: US06537272 (330 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides an apparatus and a method for producing a virtual electrode within or upon a tissue to be treated with radio frequency alternating electric current, such tissues including but not limited to brain, liver, cardiac, prostate, breast, and vascular tissues and neoplasms. A ...



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