US Patent No: 4,790,813

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Method and apparatus for surgically removing remote deposits

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Procedures and devices for opening restrictions, e.g., occulsions, in passageways, e.g., arteries, of living beings. The device basically comprises an elongated, flexible recanalization catheter arranged to be threaded through the passageway to the site of the restriction. The catheter includes a working head which is adapted to be moved, e.g., rotated, by turbine drive while the head is advanced into the restriction to effect its opening. Blocking apparatus is provided for use with the catheter to preclude any debris produced during the restriction opening procedure from flowing distally down the passageway. Profusion apparatus also provided to provide oxygenated fluid, drugs, contrast media or dyes into the passageway. One embodiment of the recanalization catheter is a combination device having different diameter sections for introduction into a large passageway within the body while the working head is located within a small remotely located passageway.

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INTRAVASCULAR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS, INC.FRAZER, PA2

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Kensey, Kenneth R Malvern, PA 9 1030

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5,467,684 Rotary piston driving mechanism 7 1993
5,486,159 Multiple-lumen catheter 142 1993
5,376,100 Rotary atherectomy or thrombectomy device with centrifugal transversal expansion 218 1994
5,592,866 Rotary piston driving mechanism 5 1995
5,628,761 Guide wire passage creation device 76 1995
5,928,218 Medical material removal method and associated instrumentation 113 1996
5,806,404 Rotary piston driving mechanism 6 1997
7,534,245 Flexible tap apparatus and method of use 4 2003