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Apparatus and methods for treating hardened vascular lesions

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An angioplasty catheter comprises a catheter body having a balloon or other radially expandable shell at its distal end. A non-axial external structure is carried over the shell and scores a stenosed region in a blood vessel when the balloon is inflated therein. The catheter has an attachment structure disposed between the catheter body and the balloon to accommodate foreshortening and rotation of the external structure as the balloon is expanded. The external structure may be part of a helical cage structure which floats over the balloon.

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ANGIOSCORE, INC.FREMONT, CA19

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Feld, Tanhum Moshav Merhavya, IL 44 526
Konstantino, Eitan Orinda, US 49 720
Tzori, Nimrod Sunnyvale, US 7 143

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP. (1)
* 2009/0281,387 CAPSULE-TYPE MEDICAL APPARATUS, GUIDANCE SYSTEM AND GUIDANCE METHOD THEREFOR, AND INTRASUBJECT INSERTION APPARATUS 6 2006
 
ANGIOSCORE, INC. (8)
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* 8,454,636 Apparatus and methods for treating hardened vascular lesions 1 2011
* 2012/0053,605 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR TREATING HARDENED VASCULAR LESIONS 0 2011
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* 8,721,667 Apparatus and methods for treating hardened vascular lesions 0 2013
* 2013/0226,220 Apparatus And Methods For Treating Hardened Vascular Lesions 0 2013
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