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InBae Yoon: Safety puncturing instrument and method. Robert E Bushnell, August 20, 1985: US04535773 (767 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument 10 having a normally closed valve assembly 20 at its proximal end 28 which may be manually opened to receive an implement 40 terminating in a sharp blade 46 and point 48 for puncturing the wall 82 of an anatomical cavity 84. During penetration of a cavity wall, an inner sleeve ...


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Benjamin Spenser, Netanel Benichu, Assaf Bash, Avraham Zakai: Implantable prosthetic valve. Percutaneous Valve Technologies, William H Dippert, Reed Smith, May 4, 2004: US06730118 (681 worldwide citation)

A valve prosthesis device is disclosed suitable for implantation in body ducts. The device comprises a support stent, comprised of a deployable construction adapted to be initially crimped in a narrow configuration suitable for catheterization through the body duct to a target location and adapted t ...


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Benjamin Spenser, Netanel Benichu, Assaf Bash, Avraham Zakai: Implantable prosthetic valve. Percutaneous Valve Technologies, David L Hauser, William H Dippert, May 17, 2005: US06893460 (609 worldwide citation)

A valve prosthesis device is disclosed suitable for implantation in body ducts. The device comprises support stent, comprised of a deployable construction adapted to be initially crimped in a narrow configuration suitable for catheterization through the body duct to a target location and adapted to ...


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Jacques Seguin, Georg Börtlein: Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery. CoreValve, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, March 28, 2006: US07018406 (585 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic valve assembly for use in replacing a deficient native valve comprises a replacement valve supported on an expandable valve support. If desired, one or more anchor may be used. The valve support, which entirely supports the valve annulus, valve leaflets, and valve commissure points, is ...


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Frederic H Moll: Trocar assembly. Endotherapeutics Corporation, Ciotti & Murashige, July 22, 1986: US04601710 (488 worldwide citation)

A trocar assembly (70) formed from a trocar tube subassembly (74) and a separable, interfitting trocar subassembly (72). The trocar tube assembly includes a head (112) having a bore (120) into which a trocar tube (116) is fitted and a manually operated slide valve assembly (118) mounted transversely ...


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Manuel T Alonso: Heart valve prosthesis. Medtronic, Robert J Klepinski, July 16, 1991: US05032128 (428 worldwide citation)

A heart valve prosthesis and method for replacement of the same are disclosed. The prosthesis includes a sewing ring for permanent attachment to heart tissue, and a valve assembly which is replaceably mounted within the sewing ring in a spaced-apart relationship to define a cylindrical cutting path ...


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E David Fink: Catheter introducing system. Universal Medical Instrument, Lackenbach Siegel Marzullo & Aronson, October 2, 1990: US04960412 (314 worldwide citation)

A catheter introducer valve assembly of a catheter introducer leading to a blood vessel of a patient for positioning at least one catheter tube through the catheter introducer and its sheath to a blood vessel of a patient. The valve assembly unit has first and second valves, the first valve being fo ...


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Jeffrey W Allen, David S Brin, Chris M Coppin: Percutaneously delivered temporary valve assembly. Medtronic Vascular, January 24, 2006: US06989027 (313 worldwide citation)

The percutaneously delivered temporary valve assembly of the present invention, and method of using the same, provides an elongate element and a temporary valve disposed on the elongate element. The temporary valve can comprise struts and a membrane attached to the struts. The elongate element can i ...


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Tower Allen J, Bonhoeffer Philippe: Replacement valve assembly and method of implanting same. Numed, December 6, 2000: EP1057460-A1 (286 worldwide citation)

A replacement heart valve assembly (10) includes an intravascular radially expandable stent (14) and a biological valve (18) which is secured to the stent. The stent/valve assembly is positioned onto the inflatable portion (16) of a balloon catheter (20) and percutaneously implanted into a body lume ...


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Salvatore Castro, Christine M Tompkins: Method and instrumentation for implant insertion. United States Surgical, December 21, 1999: US06004326 (281 worldwide citation)

A laparoscopic surgical retractor for use during a laparoscopic spinal procedure, includes an elongated sleeve member having proximal and distal end portions and defining a longitudinal opening therethrough and a valve assembly mounted to the proximal end portion of the elongated sleeve member for s ...



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