Thomas Fogarty has some 80 patents to his name, all of them for medical devices. His first patent was for the balloon embolectomy catheter; many of his succeeding inventions were for different balloon catheters and other minimally invasive surgical tools.
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Patent 3435826, Issued April 1, 1969
Catheter with corkscrew-like balloon
Patent 4762130, Issued August 9, 1988