07857813 is referenced by 252 patents and cites 651 patents.

A method and system for guiding at least a portion of a surgical device to a desired position between two tissues in a patient's body involves coupling a guidewire to the device and pulling the distal end of the guidewire to guide at least a portion of the surgical device to a desired position between the two tissues. The surgical device generally includes one or more guidewire coupling members and may comprise a tissue access device. A system may include a guidewire and a surgical device. In some embodiments, a guidewire, a tissue access device, and one or more additional devices to use with the access device may be provided. Methods, devices and systems may be used in open, less-invasive or percutaneous surgical procedures, in various embodiments.

Title
Tissue access guidewire system and method
Application Number
11/468247
Publication Number
7857813 (B2)
Application Date
August 29, 2006
Publication Date
December 28, 2010
Inventor
Jeffery L Bleich
Palo Alto
CA, US
Roy Leguidleguid
Union City
CA, US
Jefferey Bleam
Boulder Creek
CA, US
Gregory Schmitz
Los Gatos
CA, US
Agent
Shay Glenn
Assignee
Baxano
CA, US
IPC
A61F 11/00
A61M 25/00
A61B 17/00
A61B 10/00
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