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Number: 604/106
Name: Surgery > Means for introducing or removing material from body for therapeutic purposes (e.g., medicating, irrigating, aspirating, etc.) > Treating material introduced into or removed from body orifice, or inserted or removed subcutaneously other than by diffusing through skin > Material introduced or removed through conduit, holder, or implantable reservoir inserted in body > Having means expanding body orifice or canal (e.g., dilator, retaining means, etc.) > Expanding arm or finger
Description: Subject matter wherein the means for expanding the body opening are elongated elements which are inserted into a body opening with their longitudinal axis substantially parallel to the wall thereof and then pivoted about one end so that the other end expands radially and enlarges the opening.

Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
604/107 Expansion actuated by axially movable member 122
604/109 Expansion actuated by rotatable means (e.g, threaded or cammed member, etc.) 29

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8668712 Multi-lumen central access vena cava filter apparatus and method of using same Mar. 11, 2014
8628494 Devices, systems, and methods for delivering fluid to tissue Jan. 14, 2014
8617136 Balloon catheter devices with drug delivery extensions Dec. 31, 2013
8613753 Multi-lumen central access vena cava filter apparatus and method of using same Dec. 24, 2013
8597277 Expandable transluminal sheath Dec. 3, 2013
8528563 Systems, methods and devices for performing gynecological procedures Sep. 10, 2013
8465456 Extendable aspiration catheter Jun. 18, 2013
8435208 Subcutaneous implantation instrument with a scissored dissecting tool assembly and method of construction May. 7, 2013
8403876 Indwelling heat exchange catheter and method of using same Mar. 26, 2013
8366664 Agent delivery catheter having articulating arms Feb. 5, 2013
8337445 Ocular implant with double anchor mechanism Dec. 25, 2012
8268009 Mechanical extension implants for short bowel syndrome Sep. 18, 2012
8241250 Rotationally actuated fixation mechanism Aug. 14, 2012
8211085 Therapeutic device for the selective cytoreduction treatment of an obstruction in a natural lumen or passage of the human or animal body Jul. 3, 2012
8206332 Indwelling heat exchange catheter and method of using same Jun. 26, 2012
8109894 Indwelling heat exchange catheter and method of using same Feb. 7, 2012
8105263 Indwelling heat exchange catheter and method of using same Jan. 31, 2012
8105264 Indwelling heat exchange catheter and method of using same Jan. 31, 2012
8105335 Fecal impaction removal tool Jan. 31, 2012
8105262 Indwelling heat exchange catheter and method of using same Jan. 31, 2012
8048056 Method of assembling a percutaneous gastrostomy device Nov. 1, 2011
8021332 Agent delivery catheter having articulating arms Sep. 20, 2011
8016782 Methods for providing oxygenated blood to venous circulation Sep. 13, 2011
7967782 Apparatus for treating venous insufficiency Jun. 28, 2011
7857781 Indwelling heat exchange catheter and method of using same Dec. 28, 2010
7842062 Method and device for remodeling the uncinate process Nov. 30, 2010
7815659 Suture anchor applicator Oct. 19, 2010
7798992 Lumen traversing device Sep. 21, 2010
7753876 Expandable jaw drug delivery catheter Jul. 13, 2010
7749246 Vein filter Jul. 6, 2010
7654980 Method for percutaneously implanting a medical catheter and medical catheter implanting assembly Feb. 2, 2010
7485092 Vessel harvesting apparatus and method Feb. 3, 2009
7470252 Expandable multi-port therapeutic delivery system Dec. 30, 2008
7445598 Endoscopic organ retractor and method of using the same Nov. 4, 2008
7008434 Clot retrieval device Mar. 7, 2006
6929663 Longitudinally expanding medical device Aug. 16, 2005
6893418 Drainage catheter with dilating member May. 17, 2005
6866651 Methods and devices for the in situ dissolution of renal calculi Mar. 15, 2005
6855126 Conformable balloonless catheter Feb. 15, 2005
6709386 Endoscope fill bar Mar. 23, 2004
6702834 Embolic protection devices Mar. 9, 2004
6695813 Embolic protection devices Feb. 24, 2004
6692504 Clot retrieval device Feb. 17, 2004
6673043 Cannulation device and apparatus Jan. 6, 2004
6663589 Catheter system Dec. 16, 2003
6632197 Clear view cannula Oct. 14, 2003
6629987 Catheter positioning systems Oct. 7, 2003
6629953 Methods and devices for removing material from a vascular site Oct. 7, 2003
6565528 Apparatus and method for delivering therapeutic and diagnostic agents May. 20, 2003
6544226 Operative devices that can be removably fitted on catheter bodies to treat tissue regions in the body Apr. 8, 2003

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