US Patent No: 6,371,964

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Trocar for use in deploying an anastomosis device and method of performing anastomosis

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A trocar useful for forming an incision in a target vessel for placement of an anastomosis device which may have an inner flange formed by radial expansion of the device and an outer flange formed by axial compression of the device. The trocar can have a smaller size during formation of the incision and a larger size when retracted over a deployment tool used to deploy the anastomosis device.

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CARDICA, INC.REDWOOD CITY, CA151

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Anderson, Scott C Sunnyvale, CA 89 6240
Bender, Theodore Palo Alto, CA 16 811
Donohoe, Brendan M San Francisco, CA 61 1607
Hausen, Bernard Menlo Park, CA 15 605
Hendricksen, Michael Menlo Park, CA 65 3049
Vargas, Jaime Palo Alto, CA 59 2966
Yencho, Stephen Menlo Park, CA 18 766

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