Ingemar Henry Lundquist

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Ingemar Henry Lundquist (born in Stockholm, Sweden c. 1921, died in Carmel, California c. 2007) was a prolific inventor and was a mechanical engineer.[1]


He was responsible for at least 67 patents, and hundreds of inventions.[2] Three of his most notable inventions were over the wire balloon angioplasty,[3] TUNA,[4] and Somnoplasty.[5] He worked out of his garage or basement workshops.[1]


He was a graduate of the Stockholm Institute of Technology earning a mechanical engineering degree in 1945.[1][6]

Early life[edit]

In 1948, Ingemar Lundquist immigrated to the United States and he became an American citizen in 1950.[1]


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  2. ^ "Ingemar H. Lundquist inventor". Patent Buddy. Retrieved 2013-07-08. 
  3. ^ "System for filling and inflating and deflating a vascular dilating cathether assembly". Retrieved 2013-07-08. 
  4. ^ "US Patent No: 5,807,309 Transurethral needle ablation device and method for the treatment of the prostate". Patent Buddy. Retrieved 2013-07-08. 
  5. ^ "Steerable medical probe with stylets US 5409453 A". Google. Retrieved 2013-07-08. 
  6. ^ "Biography, Ingemar Henry Lundquist". Memorial Solutions. Retrieved 2013-07-08.