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Hossainy Syed F A, Roller Mark B, Llanos Gerard H, Kopia Gregory A: Process for coating stents. Ethicon, January 12, 2000: EP0970711-A2 (430 worldwide citation)

A process is provided for coating stents having a first and second surface with passages there between to avoid blockage and bridging of the passages. The process comprises contacting the stent with a liquid coating solution containing a film forming biocompatible polymer under conditions suitable t ...


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Leonard J DeCant Jr, Samir F Idriss: Programmable implantable infusate pump. Infusaid Corporation, Cesari and McKenna, April 17, 1984: US04443218 (413 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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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 (400 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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J Christopher Flaherty, John T Garibotto: Laminated patient infusion device. Insulet Corporation, McDermott Will & Emery, December 30, 2003: US06669669 (398 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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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 (393 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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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 (386 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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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 (378 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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Richard A Hillstead, Bryan D Knodel: Medical instrument. Cerebral Vascular Applications, Cook Alex McFarron Manzo Cummings & Mehler, March 17, 2009: US07503474 (366 worldwide citation)

A hydraulically actuated medical instrument includes an elongated shaft having proximal and distal ends, a hydraulically actuated end effector at the distal end of the shaft and a fluid flow path extending through the shaft to the end effector. The end effector may be directly manually operated by w ...


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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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Marvin J Slepian: Sensing, interrogating, storing, telemetering and responding medical implants. Endoluminal Therapeutics, Pabst Patent Group, October 12, 2004: US06802811 (364 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 ...