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Novoste Corporation Patents
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Novoste Corporation
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Norcross, GA
No. of patents:
38
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
D374076 Sheath introducer September 24, 1996
7108684 Drug delivery balloon catheter September 19, 2006
The present invention is directed to an apparatus and method for delivering a drug to a selected site in the vascular system of a patient. More specifically, the apparatus is a balloon catheter comprising an expandable balloon with a pouch around at least a portion of the balloon. Wh
7025716 Intraluminal radiation treatment system April 11, 2006
A transfer device and catheter assembly for the delivery of treatment elements to a selected location within the intraluminal passageways of a patient as part of an intraluminal radiation system. The transfer device includes a gate member that permits the treatment elements to have the
6994665 Method and apparatus for treating a desired area in the vascular system of a patient February 7, 2006
Apparatus and method are described for delivery of a treating element, such as a radiation source, through a catheter to a desired site in the vascular system of a patient, such as a coronary artery, for inhibiting the formation of scar tissue such as may occur in restenosis following
6926658 Radiation delivery catheter for use with an intraluminal radiation treatment system August 9, 2005
Apparatus includes an elongated flexible catheter having proximal and distal end portions, with fluidly connected coaxial lumens extending therebetween, and a diameter sufficiently small for insertion into a patient's intraluminal passageways. One or more treating elements are positi
6863658 Automated system for the radiation treatment of a desired area within the body of a patient March 8, 2005
A system comprising a microprocessor-controlled transfer device and a separate catheter for intraluminal treatment of a selected site in a body of a patient by at least one treating element advanced from a removable treating element cartridge received in the transfer device into a lumen
6821242 Method and apparatus for treating a desired area in the vascular system of a patient November 23, 2004
Apparatus and method are described for delivery of a treating element, such as a radiation source, through a catheter to a desired site in the vascular system of a patient, such as a coronary artery, for inhibiting the formation of scar tissue such as may occur in restenosis following
6723069 Electrophysiology positioning catheter April 20, 2004
Methods and apparatus are disclosed for treating body tissue whereby a section of tissue is drawn into contact with the open distal end of the first passageway of the apparatus. A tissue treatment fluid is introduced into the second passageway for treating the desired section of tissue
6683690 Intraluminal radiation treatment system January 27, 2004
A transfer device and catheter assembly for the delivery of treatment elements to a selected location within the intraluminal passageways of a patient as part of an intraluminal radiation system. The transfer device includes a gate member that permits the treatment elements to have the
6659934 Automated system for the radiation treatment of a desired area within the body of a patient December 9, 2003
A transfer device usable in a system for intraluminal treatment of a selected site in a body of a patient in which the transfer device comprises an integral pump for pressurizing and circulating fluid through a fluid path defined by the transfer device and associated catheter. A remo
6610003 Intraluminal radiation treatment system August 26, 2003
A transfer device and catheter assembly for the delivery of treatment elements to a selected location within the intraluminal passageways of a patient as part of an intraluminal radiation system. The transfer device includes a gate member that permits the treatment elements to have the
6585684 Automated system for the radiation treatment of a desired area within the body of a patient July 1, 2003
A system comprising a microprocessor-controlled transfer device and a separate catheter for intraluminal treatment of a selected site in a body of a patient by at least one treating element advanced from a removable treating element cartridge received in the transfer device into a lumen
6569076 Radioactive source train May 27, 2003
A treating element source train that comprises a plurality of treating elements, with each treating element comprising a hollow outer housing closed on each end and a radiation emitting substance encapsulated therein. The treating elements are aligned end-to-end, and a wire is wound
6503185 Method and apparatus for treating a desired area in the vascular system of a patient January 7, 2003
Apparatus and method are described for delivery of a treating element, such as a radiation source, through a catheter to a desired site in the vascular system of a patient, such as a coronary artery, for inhibiting the formation of scar tissue such as may occur in restenosis following
6458070 Method and apparatus for treating a desired area in the vascular system of a patient October 1, 2002
Apparatus and method are described for delivery of a treating element, such as a radiation source, through a catheter to a desired site in the vascular system of a patient, such as a coronary artery, for inhibiting the formation of scar tissue such as may occur in restenosis following
6306074 Method and apparatus for radiation treatment of a desired area in the vascular system of a patie October 23, 2001
Apparatus and method are described for delivery of a treating element, such as a radiation source, through a catheter to a desired site in the intraluminal passageways of a patient, such as a coronary artery, for inhibiting the formation of scar tissue such as may occur in restenosis
6261219 Intraluminal radiation treatment system July 17, 2001
This invention is a transfer device and catheter assembly for the delivery of treatment elements to a selected location within the intraluminal passageways of a patient as part of an intraluminal radiation system. The transfer device includes a gate member that permits the treatment elem
6170800 Automatic fluid control valve January 9, 2001
An automatic fluid control having a first and second tube members and a slidable valve element capable of moving from a sealed closed position to an open position permitting fluid passage therethrough. In a preferred first embodiment, the elastomeric valve element is slidingly received w
6139522 Electrophysiology positioning catheter October 31, 2000
Methods and apparatus are disclosed for treating body tissue whereby a section of tissue is drawn into contact with the open distal end of the first passageway of the apparatus. A tissue treatment fluid is introduced into the second passageway for treating the desired section of tissue
6013020 Intraluminal radiation treatment system January 11, 2000
A transfer device and catheter assembly for the delivery of treatment elements to a selected location within the intraluminal passageways of a patient as part of an intraluminal radiation system. The transfer device includes a gate member that permits the treatment elements to have the
5967976 Apparatus and methods for procedures related to the electrophysiology of the heart October 19, 1999
Methods and apparatus are disclosed for use in procedures related to the electrophysiology of the heart, such as identifying or evaluating the electrical activity of the heart, diagnosing and/or treating conditions associated with the electrophysiology of the heart. An apparatus having
5899882 Catheter apparatus for radiation treatment of a desired area in the vascular system of a patient May 4, 1999
Apparatus and method are described for delivery of a treating element, such as a radiation source, through a catheter to a desired site in the intraluminal passageways of a patient, such as a coronary artery, for inhibiting the formation of scar tissue such as may occur in restenosis
5806551 Automatic fluid control valve September 15, 1998
An automatic fluid control having a first and second tube members and a slidable valve element capable of moving from a sealed closed position to an open position permitting fluid passage therethrough. In a preferred first embodiment, the elastomeric valve element is slidingly received w
5755702 Adjustable angular sheath introducer May 26, 1998
A sheath introducer for a catheterization or similar procedure comprises a main body having an exterior tapered sidewall, an interior lumen, a beveled top surface and an annular boss extending from the top surface; a rotating section having an exterior sidewall, an interior lumen, a beve
5755663 Apparatus for procedures related to the electrophysiology of the heart May 26, 1998
Methods and apparatus are disclosed for use in procedures related to ther electrophysiology of the heart, such as identifying or evaluating the electrical activity of the heart, diagnosing and/or treating conditions associated with the electrophysiology of the heart. An apparatus having
5746414 Fluid access and flow control valve May 5, 1998
A flow control valve is described comprised of first and second rigid members and a resilient single or multi stage valve element disposed between the rigid members. A fluid flow path is defined through the rigid members and through or around the valve element to provide a continuous
5683345 Method and apparatus for treating a desired area in the vascular system of a patient November 4, 1997
Apparatus and method are described for delivery of a treating element, such as a radiation source, through a catheter to a desired site in the vascular system of a patient, such as a coronary artery, for inhibiting the formation of scar tissue such as may occur in restenosis following
5529278 Fluid access and flow control valve June 25, 1996
A flow control valve is described comprised of first and second rigid members and a resilient single or multi stage valve element disposed between the rigid members. A fluid flow path is defined through the rigid members and through or around the valve element to provide a continuous
5529067 Methods for procedures related to the electrophysiology of the heart June 25, 1996
Methods and apparatus are disclosed for use in procedures related to the electrophysiology of the heart, such as identifying or evaluating the electrical activity of the heart, diagnosing and/or treating conditions associated with the electrophysiology of the heart. An apparatus having
5509908 Angular sheath introducer April 23, 1996
A sheath introducer for a catheterization or similar procedure comprises a body having a upper portion and a lower portion, the lower portion being angled with respect to the upper portion; a curved tapering channel extending through the upper and lower portions; a cannula with a tapered
5501671 Vascular blood containment device March 26, 1996
A blood containment, visualization and tactile confirmation device is provided for use with a vascular entry needle. The device includes a visualization channel and/or a complaint outer wall portion which indicates whether a needle connected to the device has entered a selected blood
5462255 Automatic fluid control valve October 31, 1995
A fluid control valve assembly including a first tube member, a second tube member and a cylindrical valve element. The first tube member has a narrower diameter passageway connected by a transitional surface to a wider diameter passageway. The narrower passageway acts as a secondary
5419765 Wound treating device and method for treating wounds May 30, 1995
A wound treating device is disclosed which is adapted to treat wounds, and particularly to enhance clotting of wounds in blood vessels. The wound treating device includes an elongated tube with proximal and distal end portions and comprising at least two lumens extending therebetween. On
5221259 Wound treating device and method of using same June 22, 1993
A wound clotting device is disclosed comprising a clotting device for dispensing a clotting agent onto a selected location in a patient while being retained adjacent to that location, comprising a tube having a proximal end portion and a distal end portion; means defining an inflation
5195990 Coronary catheter March 23, 1993
The coronary catheter of the present invention has an elongated tubular member or shaft, with a proximal end portion and the distal end portion. The distal end portion terminates in a tip end portion. In accordance with the present invention, the distal end portion of the catheter is cur
5129882 Wound clotting device and method of using same July 14, 1992
A wound clotting device is disclosed comprising a clotting device for dispensing a clotting agent onto a selected location in a patient while being retained adjacent to that location, comprising a tube having a proximal end portion and a distal end portion; means defining an inflation
5088991 Fuseless soft tip angiographic catheter February 18, 1992
Thin-walled catheters are provided which have an elongated fuseless polymeric tube that is made from a single tube of extruded polymer. The elongated fuseless polymeric tube includes a body portion that had been subjected to a high temperature zone in order to solid state polymerize
4963306 Method for making fuseless soft tip angiographic catheter October 16, 1990
Thin-walled catheters are provided which have an elongated fuseless polymeric tube that is made from a single tube of extruded polymer. The elongated fuseless polymeric tube includes a body portion that had been subjected to a high temperature zone in order to solid state polymerize

 
 
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