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Dale F Schmaltz, Larry Walter, Thomas Holman, Gary Kostur: Temporary stent and methods for use and manufacture. SCIMED Lifesystems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus, September 12, 1995: US05449372 (424 worldwide citation)

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


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Leonard J DeCant Jr, Samir F Idriss: Programmable implantable infusate pump. Infusaid Corporation, Cesari and McKenna, April 17, 1984: US04443218 (399 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 (391 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 (390 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 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 (384 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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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 (380 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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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 (371 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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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 (357 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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E Skott Greenhalgh: Endovascular valve. Prodesco, Synnestvedt & Lechner, December 17, 2002: US06494909 (345 worldwide citation)

A one-way valve suitable for implant in the human vascular system is disclosed. The valve is formed by a tube of braided filaments and has an upstream end supported in an open configuration by a radial support. The valve has a downstream portion formed by a plurality of flexible leaflets resiliently ...