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Inventor:
Sepetka; Ivan
Address:
Los Altos, CA
No. of patents:
67
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
RE42756 Endovascular electrolytically detachable wire and tip for the formation of thrombus in arteries, September 27, 2011
An artery, vein, aneurysm, vascular malformation or arterial fistula is occluded through endovascular occlusion by the endovascular insertion of a platinum wire and/or tip into the vascular cavity. The vascular cavity is packed with the tip to obstruct blood flow or access of blood in th
RE42662 Endovascular electrolytically detachable wire and tip for the formation of thrombus in arteries, August 30, 2011
An artery, vein, aneurysm, vascular malformation or arterial fistula is occluded through endovascular occlusion by the endovascular insertion of a platinum wire and/or tip into the vascular cavity. The vascular cavity is packed with the tip to obstruct blood flow or access of blood in th
RE41029 Endovascular electrolytically detachable wire and tip for the formation of thrombus in arteries, December 1, 2009
An artery, vein, aneurysms vascular malformation or arterial fistula is occluded through endovascular occlusion by the endovascular insertion of a platinum wire and/or tip into the vascular cavity. The vascular cavity is packed with the tip to obstruct blood flow or access of blood in th
8298257 Systems, methods and devices for removing obstructions from a blood vessel October 30, 2012
Devices and methods for removing an obstruction from a blood vessel are described. The devices are deployed in a collapsed condition and are then expanded within the body. The devices are then manipulated to engage and remove the obstruction.
8277476 Surgical instruments and procedures for stabilizing the beating heart during coronary artery byp October 2, 2012
The invention is methods and devices which a surgeon may use to stabilize the beating heart during a surgical procedure on the heart. Pursuant to the invention, a stabilizing device is introduced through an opening in the chest and brought into contact with the beating heart. By contacti
8267940 Systems, methods and devices for removing obstructions from a blood vessel September 18, 2012
Devices and methods for removing an obstruction from a blood vessel are described. The devices are deployed in a collapsed condition and are then expanded within the body. The devices are then manipulated to engage and remove the obstruction.
8105333 Systems, methods and devices for removing obstructions from a blood vessel January 31, 2012
Devices and methods for removing an obstruction from a blood vessel are described. The devices are deployed in a collapsed condition and are then expanded within the body. The devices are then manipulated to engage and remove the obstruction.
8062307 Systems, methods and devices for removing obstructions from a blood vessel November 22, 2011
Devices and methods for removing an obstruction from a blood vessel are described. The devices are deployed in a collapsed condition and are then expanded within the body. The devices are then manipulated to engage and remove the obstruction.
7909846 Access platform for internal mammary dissection March 22, 2011
An access platform having a first and a second blade interconnected to a spreader member that laterally drives the blades apart or together and a sternal pad interconnected to a blade. The superior blade is preferably pivotally coupled to the spreader member such that it naturally rises
7727243 Systems, methods and devices for removing obstructions from a blood vessel June 1, 2010
Devices and methods for removing an obstruction from a blood vessel are described. The devices are deployed in a collapsed condition and are then expanded within the body. The devices are then manipulated to engage and remove the obstruction.
7727242 Systems, methods and devices for removing obstructions from a blood vessel June 1, 2010
Devices and methods for removing an obstruction from a blood vessel are described. The devices are deployed in a collapsed condition and are then expanded within the body. The devices are then manipulated to engage and remove the obstruction.
7699774 Access platform for internal mammary dissection April 20, 2010
An access platform having a first and a second blade interconnected to a spreader member that laterally drives the blades apart or together and a sternal pad interconnected to a blade. The superior blade is pivotally coupled to the spreader member such that it naturally rises as the blad
7534252 Systems, methods and devices for removing obstructions from a blood vessel May 19, 2009
Devices and methods for removing an obstruction from a blood vessel are described. The devices are deployed in a collapsed condition and are then expanded within the body. The devices are then manipulated to engage and remove the obstruction.
7288065 Access platform for internal mammary dissection October 30, 2007
An access platform having a first and a second blade interconnected to a spreader member that laterally drives the blades apart or together and a sternal pad interconnected to a blade. The superior blade is preferably pivotally coupled to the spreader member such that it naturally rises
7285126 Systems, methods and devices for removing obstructions from a blood vessel October 23, 2007
Devices and methods for removing an obstruction from a blood vessel are described. The devices are deployed in a collapsed condition and are then expanded within the body. The devices are then manipulated to engage and remove the obstruction.
6905503 Methods and devices for delivering occlusion elements June 14, 2005
A device for delivering an occlusion element, or other medical device, which includes a fluid dissolvable bond. The occlusion element is coupled to the delivery element with the fluid dissolvable bond. The bond may be dissolved by delivering a fluid through the delivery element either
6849081 Implant delivery assembly with expandable coupling/decoupling mechanism February 1, 2005
An occlusive implant delivery assembly includes a rapid response decoupling or detachment mechanism that does not effect significant migration of the implant during release. The assembly includes an occlusive implant device, such as an embolic coil, a pusher or device to carry the implan
6824545 Systems, methods and devices for removing obstructions from a blood vessel November 30, 2004
A system for removing an obstruction from a blood vessel includes an obstruction engaging element and an expandable capture element. The capture element preferably has a flexible cover and an expandable support structure. The engaging element engages the obstruction and moves the obs
6746468 Devices and methods for treating vascular malformations June 8, 2004
The invention is also directed to a device for treating an aneurysm which has a cover covering the neck of the aneurysm and a lateral portion extending into the aneurysm. The invention is also directed to a cover which is used to cover the neck of the aneurysm thereby isolating the a
6746467 Access platform for internal mammary dissection June 8, 2004
An access platform having a first and a second blade interconnected to a spreader member that laterally drives the blades apart or together and support pads interconnected to a blade. A torsional member is operably interconnected to a blade and the spreader member and is used to vert
6743169 Surgical instruments and procedures for stabilizing the beating heart during coronary artery byp June 1, 2004
The invention is methods and devices which a surgeon may use to stabilize the beating heart during a surgical procedure on the heart. Pursuant to the invention, a stabilizing device is introduced through an opening in the chest and brought into contact with the beating heart. By contacti
6730104 Methods and devices for removing an obstruction from a blood vessel May 4, 2004
The devices and methods of the invention are directed to various aspects of removing obstructions in a blood vessel. A power source may be provided to facilitate advancement of the device and engagement with the obstruction. The obstruction removal device may have alternating large and s
6712842 Methods and devices for lining a blood vessel and opening a narrowed region of a blood vessel March 30, 2004
A liner is advanced through a narrowed region in a vessel such as the internal carotid artery. The liner is advanced through the narrowed region in a collapsed position. A stent is then advanced through the liner and expanded to open the narrowed region. The liner may also have an anchor
6701930 Surgical instruments and procedures for stabilizing the beating heart during coronary artery byp March 9, 2004
The invention is methods and devices which a surgeon may use to stabilize the beating heart during a surgical procedure on the heart. Pursuant to the invention, a stabilizing device is introduced through an opening in the chest and brought into contact with the beating heart. By contacti
6673013 Surgical instruments and procedures for stabilizing the beating heart during coronary artery byp January 6, 2004
Methods and devices used to stabilize a beating heart during a surgical procedure on the heart and to expose a surgical site are disclosed. The stabilizing device is introduced through an opening through the chest and brought into contact with the beating heart, and by exerting a stabili
6663650 Systems, methods and devices for removing obstructions from a blood vessel December 16, 2003
A system for removing an obstruction from a blood vessel includes an obstruction engaging element and an expandable capture element. The capture element preferably has a flexible cover and an expandable support structure. The engaging element engages the obstruction and moves the obs
6636758 Marker wire and process for using it October 21, 2003
This is a medical device, specifically used in surgery. It is a wire having distal radio-opaque markers and may be used, for instance, in endovascular procedures as a marker wire for estimating or referencing the structural attributes of internal physical features. In addition, the inven
6602189 Access platform for internal mammary dissection August 5, 2003
An access platform having a first and a second blade interconnected to a spreader member that laterally drives the blades apart or together and a sternal pad interconnected to a blade. The superior blade is preferably pivotally coupled to the spreader member such that it naturally rises
6589230 System for detaching an occlusive device within a mammalian body using a solderless, electrolyti July 8, 2003
A solderless sacrificial link between a detachable member which is placed at and is intended to remain at a desired site within the mammalian body and the core wire used to introduce the detachable member. The detachable member device may be one used to create emboli in the vascular syst
6494884 Methods and devices for delivering occlusion elements December 17, 2002
A device for delivering an occlusion element, or other medical device, which includes a fluid dissolvable bond. The occlusion element is coupled to the delivery element with the fluid dissolvable bond. The bond may be dissolved by delivering a fluid through the delivery element either
6458119 Ultrasoft embolism devices and process for using them October 1, 2002
An exceptionally flexible, ultra-soft vasoocclusive or embolism forming device made of a material which may be a braid, coil, or chain which forms a long, thin thread-like device having little rigidity or column strength. The device is sufficiently flexible and small that it may be hydra
6387108 Surgical instruments for making precise incisions in a cardiac vessel May 14, 2002
The invention is surgical instruments which facilitate substantially linear incisions, especially through the wall of vessels, such as arteries, which have been specifically designed for coronary artery bypass graft procedures (CABG) on the beating heart. The instruments of the invention
6383171 Methods and devices for protecting a passageway in a body when advancing devices through the pas May 7, 2002
A liner is advanced through a narrowed region in a vessel such as the internal carotid artery. The liner is advanced through the narrowed region in a collapsed position. A stent is then advanced through the liner and expanded to open the narrowed region. The liner may also have an anchor
6375668 Devices and methods for treating vascular malformations April 23, 2002
A system for treating a vascular malformation has an expandable device and a heating device for heating and shrinking the malformation. The expandable device may have deformable elements which plastically deform in the expanded position. The balloon may be self-expanding, balloon expande
6355030 Instruments and methods employing thermal energy for the repair and replacement of cardiac valve March 12, 2002
The present invention is methods and devices for improving valve function in a heart. Particularly a device of the present invention comprises a an elongate member having a distal end and a proximal end, a thermal heating member fixed to the distal end of the elongate member, wherein the
6346077 Surgical instrument for stabilizing the beating heart during coronary artery bypass graft surger February 12, 2002
The invention is methods and devices which a surgeon may use to stabilize the beating heart during a surgical procedure on the heart. Pursuant to the invention, a stabilizing device is introduced through an opening in the chest and brought into contact with the beating heart. By contacti
6315717 Surgical instruments for stabilizing the beating heart during coronary artery bypass graft surge November 13, 2001
Methods and devices used to stabilize a beating heart during a surgical procedure on the heart are disclosed. The stabilizing device is introduced through an opening through the chest and brought into contact with the beating heart, and by exerting a stabilizing force on the device, the
6280455 Surgical instrument for facilitating the detachment of an artery and the like August 28, 2001
A surgical instrument is configured to aid in performing a procedure of detaching an internal mammary artery (IMA) and the like, from the connecting tissues and side branch vessels which surround the artery in its native location, wherein the detaching procedure is preliminary to the
6254592 Variable stiffness coils July 3, 2001
An implantable vaso-occlusive device, constructed of a helically wound coil having a central section along its longitudinal axis which is somewhat stiffer than at least one of its end regions.
6238415 Implant delivery assembly with expandable coupling/decoupling mechanism May 29, 2001
An occlusive implant delivery assembly includes a rapid response decoupling or detachment mechanism that does not effect significant migration of the implant during release. The assembly includes an occlusive implant device, such as an embolic coil, a pusher or device to carry the implan
6214022 Perfusion device for maintaining blood flow in a vessel while isolating an anastomosis April 10, 2001
A plurality of embodiments of a distal perfusion device are disclosed, which device facilitates anastomosis constructions by maintaining a dry anastomosis site while simultaneously maintaining blood flow distally in the blood vessel to prevent ischemia and reduce overall patient trauma.
6190357 Expandable cannula for performing cardiopulmonary bypass and method for using same February 20, 2001
A device for occlusion of a body passageway and subsequent perfusion of the body passageway with arterial return blood, cardioplegia and other fluid is disclosed. The device of the present invention is an expandable cannula comprising a flexible, expandable tubular elongate body having a
6190311 Retractor and instrument platform for a less invasive cardiovascular surgical procedure February 20, 2001
An instrument platform and retractor, for holding and organizing cannulas, instruments and sutures during a surgical procedure, wherein the instrument platform has a platform body which is mountable to the retractor and includes a central opening and cannula notches formed therein ad
6123714 System for detaching an occlusive device within a body using a solderless, electrolytically seve September 26, 2000
A solderless sacrificial link between a detachable member which is placed at and is intended to remain at a desired site within the mammalian body and the core wire used to introduce the detachable member. The detachable member device may be one used to create emboli in the vascular syst
6113616 Surgical instruments for making precise incisions in a cardiac vessel September 5, 2000
Surgical instruments and methods for making substantially linear incisions, especially through walls of vessels, such arteries, specifically designed for coronary artery bypass graft procedures (CABG) on the beating heart. The invention is particularly useful to create the incision in th
6110190 Surgical instrument for facilitating the detachment of an artery and the like August 29, 2000
A surgical instrument is configured to aid in performing a procedure of detaching an internal mammary artery (IMA) and the like, from the connecting tissues and side branch vessels which surround the artery in its native location, wherein the detaching procedure is preliminary to the
6071297 Perfusion device for maintaining blood flow in a vessel while isolating an anastomosis June 6, 2000
A plurality of embodiments of a distal perfusion device are disclosed, which device facilitates anastomosis constructions by maintaining a dry anastomosis site while simultaneously maintaining blood flow distally in the blood vessel to prevent ischemia and reduce overall patient trauma.
6042563 Methods and apparatus for occluding a blood vessel March 28, 2000
An improved method and apparatus for occluding a blood vessel is shown and described. A cannula adapted for insertion through a wall of a blood vessel is provided with an expandable member on a distal end which when expanded, substantially fills a cross-sectional annular area of the lume
6022340 Ballon/delivery catheter assembly with adjustable balloOn positioning February 8, 2000
This is a catheter assembly having an expandable balloon adjustably positionable over a polymeric delivery catheter shaft.
6019771 Devices and methods for minimally invasive harvesting of a vessel especially the saphenous vein February 1, 2000
Devices and methods for minimally invasive harvesting of a vessel, especially the saphenous vein for coronary artery bypass grafting, are disclosed which facilitate a minimally invasive vessel harvesting procedure. Generally, an instrument is provided which facilitates introduction o
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