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Innovation Patent

Vascular Elastance

 

Fastener Placement Apparatus

Illustration from Patent

A device includes a balloon and an interface. The balloon has an outer surface and a central lumen aligned on a longitudinal axis. The balloon is configured to receive a compressible fluid. The interface is coupled to the outer surface and has an external surface configured to bond with a tissue.

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Patent No.: US 9,987,153
Date of Patent: June 5, 2018

Inventors: John Scandurra (St. Paul, MN), Karl Vollmers (Minneapolis, MN), Christopher Scorzelli (St. Paul, MN), Eric Little (Shakopee, MN)

 

 

 

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