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Yousuke Moriuchi, Toshinobu Ishida, Tadashi Kousai: Method of securing a catheter body to a human skin surface. Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha, Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Woodward, March 6, 1990: US04906233 (539 worldwide citation)

A method of firmly securing a catheter body to a surface portion of human skin, without causing the catheter body to be bent or reducing the diameter of the inner passage of the catheter body. This method employs a catheter-securing member which comprises a cylindrical body for allowing the catheter ...


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Shuichiro Yamaguchi, Naoto Uchida, Takeshi Shimomura, Noboru Oyama: Enzyme sensor. Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, May 22, 1990: US04927516 (513 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an enzyme sensor for measuring a predetermined substrate concentration by potentiometric or amperometric response on the basis of an enzyme. In one aspect, a solid-state enzyme sensor measures a predetermined substrate concentration by potentiometric response and includes a solid enzyme ...


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Hidetoshi Sakamoto, Kenjiro Uematsu, Masashi Momota, Susumu Tanabe, Tatsuo Suzuki, Toshihiko Endo: Guide wire for catheter. Fuji Terumo, Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Woodward, May 15, 1990: US04925445 (437 worldwide citation)

A guide wire for a catheter having a body portion comparatively high in rigidity and a distal end portion comparatively flexible.


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Hisao Nishikawa, Kouichi Sonoda, Masao Takinami, Naoki Morikawa: Assembly having lancet and means for collecting and detecting body fluid. Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, November 13, 2001: US06315738 (408 worldwide citation)

An assembly to be detachably mounted on a body fluid monitoring system is provided. The assembly has a lancet and a device for collecting and detecting a body fluid. The lancet has a puncture needle. In this assembly, the puncture needle is maintained in sterilized conditions until its use, and the ...


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Makoto Onishi, Kenichi Shimura, Naoki Ishii: Medical instruments that exhibit surface lubricity when wetted. Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, September 23, 1997: US05670558 (402 worldwide citation)

This invention provides a medical instrument having on a surface a layer (surface lubricating layer) that forms a hydrogel when wetted and that is composed of an insolubilized water-soluble or water-swellable polymer having a reactive functional group in the molecule. The surface having outstanding ...


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Fumiaki Harada, Kyuta Sagae, Masakiyo Nobuyoshi: Method of implanting a stent within a tubular organ of a living body and of removing same. Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha, Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Woodward, August 6, 1991: US05037427 (359 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are an instrument for expanding a tubular organ such as a blood vessel and for keeping the tubular organ expanded for a predetermined period of time, and a catheter for mounting said instrument at a desired position within the tubular organ, said catheter being capable of moving and recove ...


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Atsushi Matsumoto, Tatsuo Suzuki: Medical instrument. Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha, Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Woodward, September 9, 1986: US04610665 (344 worldwide citation)

A medical instrument comprises a main body having a path formed therethrough, through which a tubular member is insertable or drawable. A valve body is provided in the path of the main body, maintaining at least a liquid-tight state with the rod-like member, when the path is opened by the rod-like m ...


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Tatsuo Suzuki, Atsushi Matsumoto: Medical instrument. Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha, Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Woodward, June 16, 1987: US04673393 (329 worldwide citation)

A medical instrument having a path for receiving a bar-like member and a combination of valves provided in the path. The combination of valves comprises a first disc-like valve having a first slit open only to one of the end faces thereof and a second slit open only to the other of the end faces the ...


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Kiyoshi Yamauchi, Takahiro Kugo, Yasuo Miyano: Catheter guidewire with pseudo elastic shape memory alloy. Tokin Corporation, Kabushiki Kaisha Terumo, Hopgood Calimafde Kalil Blaustein & Judlowe, December 3, 1991: US05069226 (309 worldwide citation)

A catheter guide wire is for use in guiding of a catheter to a destination position in vessels in body and comprises a solid core wire of a Ti-Ni shape memory alloy and an outer jacket covering the core wire. In order to provide a plasticity to one end portion of the core wire, at least one end port ...


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Uchino Syunichi, Yasuda Kenichi: Guide wire. Terumo, April 29, 1998: EP0838230-A2 (281 worldwide citation)

The guide wire (1) comprises a first wire (A) located on the distal side and having an appropriate elasticity, a second wire (B) located on the proximal side and having a flexural rigidity greater than that of said first wire and a tubular connector (12) for joining the first and second wires (A,B). ...