US Patent No: 6,120,432

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Medical grafting methods and apparatus

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Methods and apparatus for delivering and installing a new length of tubing between two sections of a patient's existing body organ tubing and at least partly outside of that existing structure. For example, the new length of tubing may be for the purpose of providing the patient with a coronary bypass. The new tubing may be an artificial graft, a natural graft (harvested elsewhere from the patient), or both. The new tubing is delivered to and installed at the operative site primarily by working through the patient's existing tubular body organ structure. This avoids the need for any significant surgery on the patient.

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ST. JUDE MEDICAL ATG, INC.MAPLE GROVE, MN46

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bachinski, Thomas J Lakeville, MN 85 3009
Goldsteen, David S Minneapolis, MN 24 1859
Sullivan, Daniel J Medina, MN 73 2822

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JAFCO GC 1 INVESTMENT ENTERPRISE PARTNERSHIP (3)
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ASVAC IMPLANTS, LLC (1)
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ST. JUDE MEDICAL ATG, INC. (17)
6,702,829 Medical grafting connectors and fasteners 51 2001
6,673,085 Anastomosis techniques 19 2001
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6,419,681 Implantable medical device such as an anastomosis device 64 1999
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6,673,088 Tissue punch 47 2000
6,786,914 Sutureless closure and deployment system for connecting blood vessels 7 2000
6,776,785 Implantable superelastic anastomosis device 118 2000
6,471,713 System for deploying an anastomosis device and method of performing anastomosis 38 2000
6,497,710 Method and system for attaching a graft to a blood vessel 53 2001
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7,029,482 Integrated anastomosis system 15 2002
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ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. (4)
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