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Kevin Ham, Michi E Garrison, Farhad Khosravi: Temporary stenting catheter with one-piece expandable segment. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, October 10, 1995: US05456667 (521 worldwide citation)

An intravascular catheter with an expandable region formed of a tubular material that continues the distal end of the catheter body in a one-piece configuration and is radially expanded and contracted by means of a control wire. The interior of the expandable region is in fluid communication with a ...


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Bruno Strul, Kevin C Ladd: Method and system for radiofrequency ablation of tissue. Medtronic Cardiorhythm, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, July 30, 1996: US05540681 (518 worldwide citation)

A system for delivering radiofrequency energy to ablate tissue comprises a radiofrequency generator and an intravascular catheter. The catheter includes both a radiofrequency ablation electrode and a temperature sensor within its distal end. Delivery of power to the ablation electrode may then be co ...


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Rick L Shockey, Robert A Van Tassel: Intravascular drug delivery dilatation catheter. Schneider, Haugen and Nikolai, February 19, 1991: US04994033 (444 worldwide citation)

An intravascular catheter designed to apply a liquid medicament or other substance to a stenotic lesion as the blood vessel is undergoing dilatation to facilitate the restoration and long-term maintenance of patency to the blood vessel. It comprises three concentrically arranged flexible plastic tub ...


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Gene Samson, Harold F Carrison: Mechanical clot treatment device with distal filter. Target Therapeutics, Morrison & Foerster, May 23, 2000: US06066149 (432 worldwide citation)

This 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 pierce and to remove thrombus. These thro ...


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Bruno Strul: Method and system for radiofrequency ablation of cardiac tissue. Medtronic CardioRhythm, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, November 12, 1996: US05573533 (432 worldwide citation)

A system for delivering radiofrequency energy to ablate cardiac tissue comprises a radiofrequency generator and an intravascular catheter. The catheter includes both a radiofrequency ablation electrode and a temperature sensor within its distal end. Delivery of power to the ablation electrode may th ...


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John McKenzie, Sachiko Hattori: Implantable cerebral protection device and methods of use. Embol X, Lyon & Lyon, July 10, 2001: US06258120 (415 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to devices and methods for diverting emboli away from the carotid arteries in the aorta. The devices are aortic diverters that generally comprise a hollow tube with a substantially cylindrical or conical wall, which is impermeable to emboli and which has open ends t ...


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Erik T Engelson, Gene Samson: Mechanical clot encasing and removal wire. Target Therapeutics, Morrison & Foerster, May 23, 2000: US06066158 (379 worldwide citation)

This is a surgical device usually delivered through an intravascular catheter. It is designed to pierce and remove emboli often found in tortuous vasculature. The device includes several sections. The device has a core element. Placed around the distal end of the core wire is a collapsible but self ...


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Yue Teh Jang, Vern L Liebmann, Glenda S Villman, Surendra A Amin: Nylon-PEBA copolymer catheter. Mallinckrodt, Bernard Rothwell & Brown, February 6, 1990: US04898591 (369 worldwide citation)

Inner and outer layers of a braided body portion of an intravascular catheter as well as a soft tip portion are formed from different proportioned blends of nylon and copolymer of ester linked polyethylene and polyamide to produce optimum mechanical properties in the catheter. One or more surfaces o ...


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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 (345 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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Mark A Rydell: RF ablation catheter. Everest Medical Corporation, Haugen and Nikolai, March 24, 1992: US05098431 (338 worldwide citation)

An intravascular catheter especially designed to surgically remove atheromas or other forms of stenotic or thrombotic lesions from the interior walls of a blood vessel using an RF discharge between two bipolar electrodes is described. Affixed to the distal end of an elongated, flexible, plastic, tub ...