1
Neal E Fearnot: Ablation catheter. Medical Engineering & Development Institute, Richard J Godlewski, March 31, 1992: US05100423 (807 worldwide citation)

An ablation catheter is provided with an elongated member or shaft and a plurality of helically-shaped cutting wires attached to the shaft to form a cutting basket. Each of the cutting wires has a section formed as a circumferentially subscribing arc and together the wires present a circumferential ...


2
Cesare Gianturco: Expandable blood clot filter. Cook Incorporated, Woodard Weikart Emhardt & Naughton, January 22, 1985: US04494531 (497 worldwide citation)

A blood clot filter which is particularly suited for filtering emboli from blood circulating through the inferior vena cava. The filter is comprised of a number of strands of shape memory wire which are interconnected and wadded together to form a curly wire mesh. The wire strands may be substantial ...


3
Kazi Mobin Uddin: Embolus trap. Buell Ziesenheim Beck & Alstadt, February 17, 1987: US04643184 (411 worldwide citation)

The device comprises a plurality of elongated filamentary loops extending outwardly from a central column in one or more tiers, the filaments having hooks backed by offset barriers at their free ends. The column is preferably hollow. The device is inserted into a passageway such as a vein with the l ...


4
Donald M Cohen: System and method for implanting cardiac electrical leads. Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery, August 9, 1994: US05336252 (392 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a system and method for implanting electric leads in the pericardial space of a heart. The system includes a suction cup mounted to the distal end of a guiding catheter. A vacuum pump evacuates the guiding catheter whereby the suction cup is held against the pericardiu ...


5
Ross S Tsugita: Guided filter with support wire and methods of use. SciMed Life Systems, Crompton Seager & Tufte, November 7, 2000: US06142987 (385 worldwide citation)

A guided filter system for temporary placement of a filter in an artery or vein is disclosed. The system includes a guidewire slideable through a wire guide included in a distal region of a support wire. The support wire has an expandable filter, which is operable between a collapsed or enlarged con ...


6
Fearnot Neal Edward: Ablation catheter.. Med Inst, February 26, 1992: EP0472368-A2 (315 worldwide citation)

An ablation catheter is provided with an elongated member or shaft (110) and a plurality of helically-shaped cutting wires (104) atached to the shaft to form a cutting basket (150). Each of the cutting wires has a section formed as a circumferentially subscribing arc (105) and together the wires pre ...


7
Kazi Mobin Uddin: Embolus trap. Buell Ziesenheim Beck & Alstadt, March 1, 1988: US04727873 (297 worldwide citation)

The device comprises a plurality of elongated filamentary loops extending outwardly from a central column in one or more tiers, the filaments having hooks backed by offset barriers at their free ends. The column is preferably hollow. The device is inserted into a passageway such as a vein with the l ...


8
Frederic P Field, Gregory E Sancoff: Surgical suturing instrument and method of use. Onux Medical, Pandiscio & Pandiscio P C, July 27, 2004: US06767352 (259 worldwide citation)

A device is disclosed for joining a first layer of material to a second layer of material, the device comprising a handle, a first jaw and a second jaw mounted on the handle, at least one of the first jaw and the second jaw being moveable relative to the other; the first jaw defining therein: a firs ...


9
Todd Hall: Small-diameter superelastic wire guide. Cook Incorporated, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, September 14, 1993: US05243996 (258 worldwide citation)

A small diameter wire guide for medical procedures. The wire guide includes a mandrel of metallic superelastic material, such as nitinol, having a diameter less than 0.020 inches and which completes its transformation to austenite at a temperature of about 14.degree. C. The mandrel has a constant di ...


10
Richard H Miller, Brian L Bates, Todd A Hall, Thomas A Osborne: Cook Incorporated, Richard J Godlewski, June 22, 1993: US05221269 (250 worldwide citation)

A medical device for localizing a nonpalpable breast lesion. The device includes a tubular introducer needle and a wire guide positioned therein for inserting into a breast to the site of the lesion. The wire guide includes a distal portion having a preformed, resilient helical coil configuration fo ...