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Robert S Schwartz, David R Holmes, Frederick S Halverson, James V Donadio III, David Berry: Flexible tubular device for use in medical applications. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt Professional Association, November 12, 1996: US05573520 (410 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for use as a catheter, a guidewire, a catheter sheath for use with catheter introducers or a drug infusion catheter/guidewire. The apparatus includes a flexible tubular member with an encasing covering the tubular member that creates a fluid-tight seal around the periphery of the tubula ...


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James B Seward, Abdul J Tajik: Transvascular ultrasound hemodynamic and interventional catheter and method. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, September 13, 1994: US05345940 (242 worldwide citation)

A self contained ultrasound device for the delivery of therapeutic and other types of tools to be visualized in an ultrasound-type environment within the blood before, during, and after an intervention includes a catheter having a catheter body with a proximal and distal ends. The catheter contains ...


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James B Seward, Abdul J Tajik: Ultrasonic and interventional catheter and method. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, July 5, 1994: US05325860 (218 worldwide citation)

A catheter having a catheter body with a proximal and distal end. The catheter including an ultrasonic transducer proximate its distal end. An access port being provided in the catheter for delivery of a therapeutic device or the like to proximate the distal end of the catheter body. A guide wire po ...


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James Bernard Seward, Abdul Jamil Tajik: Volumetric image ultrasound transducer underfluid catheter system. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt P A, January 6, 1998: US05704361 (208 worldwide citation)

An underfluid ultrasound imaging catheter system includes a catheter having a distal end inserted into an underfluid structure, an ultrasonic transducer array mounted proximate the distal end of the catheter wherein the array has a row of individual transducer crystals, a lens mounted on the array f ...


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Robert S Schwartz, David Berry, Frederick S Halverson, James V Donadio III: Flexible catheter guidewire. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, August 1, 1995: US05437288 (208 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for use as a catheter guidewire and a method for making a catheter guidewire. The apparatus comprises an elongate non-coiled wire having a proximal portion, a distal tip and a flexible portion located between the proximal portion and the distal tip having axially spaced grooves cut ther ...


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Douglas L Packer, Richard A Robb: Method for producing high resolution real-time images, of structure and function during medical procedures. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, Quarles & Brady, April 29, 2003: US06556695 (208 worldwide citation)

Images of a heart are acquired with a high resolution medical imaging system used to construct a dynamic high resolution 4D model. During a medical procedure such as endocardial physiology mapping and ablation, real-time images are produced by an ultrasonic transducer inserted into the heart. The hi ...


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Allen R Camrud, Robert S Schwartz, David R Holmes Jr, Timothy D Argo, David Berry: Multi-section stent. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, Fish & Richardson P C, July 10, 2001: US06258117 (201 worldwide citation)

A multi-section stent includes a connecting structure that allows the stent sections to move and flex relative to one another. For deployment and positioning, the connecting structure connects the multiple stent sections and holds the stent sections substantially stationary relative to one another. ...


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Cassivi Stephen D: Devices, kits and methods for surgical fastening. MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH, Raasch Kevin W, March 11, 2010: WO/2010/028332 (189 worldwide citation)

Devices, kits and methods used to deliver provide radioactive material and a buttress element in a variety of procedures that typically involve the use of a stapler to fasten the buttress material to tissue are described herein. The radioactive material is provided to deliver radiation energy to the ...


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Richard A Robb, Hong Jian Jiang: Biomedical imaging and analysis. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt P A, October 22, 1996: US05568384 (179 worldwide citation)

A method for synthesizing three dimensional multimodality image sets into a single composite image with accurate registration and congruence. Surfaces are initially extracted from two or more different images to be matched using semi-automatic segmentation techniques. These surfaces are represented ...


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James G Skakoon, Robert Wharen, Matthew S Solar, Kari Parmer, Rudy A Mazzocchi, John David, Frank Murdock, David Hatcher, Thomas I Miller, Timothy Alan Parmer, Charles L Truwit: Deep organ access device and method. Image Guided Neurologics, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, June 26, 2007: US07235084 (154 worldwide citation)

Devices and methods provide accurate targeting, placement, and/or stabilization of an electrode or other instrument(s) into the brain or other body organ, such as to treat severe tremor or other neurological disorders. Targeting is performed using any form of image-guidance, including real-time MRI, ...