04998916 is referenced by 317 patents and cites 43 patents.

An elongate steerable implement is disclosed, which may be either a steerable guidewire or catheter for coronary angioplasty applications. A floppy steerable tip on a steering region at the distal end of the implement and a control device at the proximal end are connected by means of a plurality of axially movable deflection wires extending throughout the implement. Manipulation of the control permits deflection of the steering region throughout a full 360.degree. range of motion about the axis of the implement, without axial rotation or "torquing" thereof.

Title
Steerable medical device
Application Number
295124
Publication Number
4998916
Application Date
January 4, 1990
Publication Date
March 12, 1991
Inventor
Gary R Hammerslag
33171 Elisa Dr., Dana Point, 92624
CA, US
Julius G Hammerslag
27011 Calle Esperanza, San Juan Capistrano, 92675
CA, US
Agent
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
IPC
A61M 37/00
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