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Mei H Sun, Kenneth A Wickersheim: Three-parameter optical fiber sensor and system. Luxtron Corporation, Majestic Parsons Siebert & Hsue, January 22, 1991: US04986671 (333 worldwide citation)

A single sensor is provided as part of a fiberoptic probe to measure up to three parameters, namely pressure (or force or displacement), temperature, and heat flow or fluid velocity. A solid elastomeric optical element is formed at the end of optical fiber transmission medium, and adjacent light ref ...


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George E Cimochowski, George W Keilman: Endoluminal implant with fluid flow sensing capability. VascuSense, Ronald M Anderson, October 19, 1999: US05967986 (332 worldwide citation)

A stent or graft stent energized from an external power source is provided with one or more sensors to sense a parameter, producing a signal that is transmitted outside a vessel in which the stent is implanted. At least a portion of a body of the stent or an insulated electrical conductor comprises ...


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Michael H Johnson: Method and apparatus for testing, completion and/or maintaining wellbores using a sensor device. Baker Hughes Incorporated, Rosenblatt & Redano P C, November 3, 1998: US05829520 (322 worldwide citation)

The present invention is an improved method and apparatus for testing and monitoring wellbore operations. The invention is (1) a data acquisition device capable of monitoring, recording wellbore and/or reservoir characteristics while capable of fluid flow control; and (2) a method of monitoring and/ ...


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E Skott Greenhalgh: Endovascular valve. Prodesco, Synnestvedt & Lechner, December 17, 2002: US06494909 (321 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 ...


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Gregory G Brucker, Jerome Philip Saul, Steven D Savage: Fluid cooled and perfused tip for a catheter. Angeion Corporation, Patterson & Keough P A, July 1, 1997: US05643197 (316 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to an ablation catheter which controls the temperature and reduces the coagulation of biological fluids on a tip of a catheter, prevents the impedance rise of tissue in contact with the catheter tip, and maximizes the energy transfer to the tissue, thereby allowing an increase ...


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Erik T Engelson, Gene Samson, Kim Nguyen, Rose Y Wong: Mechanical clot treatment device. Target Therapeutics, Morrison & Foerster, October 26, 1999: US05972019 (313 worldwide citation)

This is a medical device. In particular, it is a surgical device usually delivered through an intravascular catheter. It may be used in several ways. It may, for instance, be used to open a clear passageway adjacent thrombus to allow both blood and medication to bypass the clot. It may be used to pi ...


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Kristian DiMatteo, Peter Marshall: Implantable prosthetic valve. SciMed Life Systems, Hoffman & Baron, February 3, 2004: US06685739 (313 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic valve for implantation within a fluid conducting lumen within a body includes an elongate generally cylindrical radially collapsible valve body scaffold defining a fluid passageway therethrough for retentive positioning within the lumen. A radially collapsible leaf valve member is suppo ...


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Michael L Marin, Ralph Marin: Apparatus and method for deployment of radially expandable stents by a mechanical linkage. Stentco, Darby & Darby, August 22, 1995: US05443477 (311 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a method and apparatus for intraluminal delivery and deployment of an expandable prosthesis at a site within a body lumen. The apparatus for intraluminal delivery and deployment includes a support for supporting the expandable prosthesis while being delivered to the site withi ...


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Joshua Makower, David A Zieve, Frank Barber: System and method for accessory rate control. Valleylab, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Aaron Passman, March 25, 1997: US05613966 (302 worldwide citation)

A system changes the rate of operation of a smoke evacuator used with an electrosurgical generator during treatment of a patient electrosurgically at an operative site. A mono or bipolar circuit for electrosurgery has an electrosurgical generator, ESU. A switch in the circuit activates the ESU when ...


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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 (300 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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