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, CA150

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Anderson, Scott C Sunnyvale, CA 89 6088
Bender, Theodore Palo Alto, CA 16 795
Donohoe, Brendan M San Francisco, CA 57 1541
Hausen, Bernard Menlo Park, CA 15 594
Hendricksen, Michael Menlo Park, CA 65 2950
Vargas, Jaime Palo Alto, CA 59 2886
Yencho, Stephen Menlo Park, CA 18 749

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