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Roger N Hastings: Method of and system for controlling magnetic elements in the body using a gapped toroid magnet. Stereotaxis, Bryan K Wheelock, November 21, 2000: US06148823 (175 worldwide citation)

A system for controlling a magnetic element within a selected region of a patient's body includes a magnet assembly comprising first and second mutually attracting, opposed magnet faces separated by a gap; and a magnet support for supporting the magnet assembly adjacent the selected region of the pa ...


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Walter M Blume, Rogers C Ritter, Peter R Werp, Bevil J Hogg, Matthew A Howard III: Method and apparatus using shaped field of repositionable magnet to guide implant. Stereotaxis, Bryan K Wheelock, December 5, 2000: US06157853 (124 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatuses for displaying and using a shaped field of a repositionable magnet to move, guide, and/or steer a magnetic seed or catheter in living tissue for medicinal purposes. A moveable magnet assembly and a portion of a patient's body undergoing magnetically-aided surgery are both pro ...


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William D Rhodes, Bartholomew L Toth: Thermostat having a multiple color signal capability with single indicator opening. Emerson Electric Co, Bryan K Wheelock, December 26, 2000: US06164374 (59 worldwide citation)

A thermostat for operating a climate control system, the thermostat comprising a base, a bi-color LED on the base capable of producing at least two distinct illuminated signals, and a cover for the base, the cover having a single signal opening which is aligned with the bi-color LED when the cover i ...


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James P McBroom, Joseph C Lott, Clyde E Smothers: Aerosol dispenser valve. Clayton Corporation, Harness Dickey & Pierce, Bryan K Wheelock, August 20, 2013: US08511521 (2 worldwide citation)

An improved valve member, aerosol dispenser valve containing the valve member, aerosol container for dispensing moisture-curable foams, and moisture-curable foam and dispenser, in which the valve member is made of a glass filled polyolefin. The polyolefin is preferably a polyethylene. The glass cont ...


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Garland L Segner, Roger N Hastings, Michael Eng: Electrophysiology catheter. Bryan K Wheelock, Harness Dickey & Pierce, January 9, 2003: US20030009094-A1 (2 worldwide citation)

An electrophysiology catheter includes a tube having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen therebetween. The tube is preferably comprised of multiple sections of different flexibility, arranged so that the flexibility of the catheter increases from the proximal end to the distal end. There is a ...


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Raju R Viswanathan, Rogers C Ritter, Peter R Werp: Electrostriction devices and methods for assisted magnetic navigation. Stereotaxis, Bryan K Wheelock, Harness Dickey & Pierce, October 8, 2013: US08551109

An apparatus and method for interventional navigation within a subject's body is provided in which a medical device having at least one electrostrictive element is adapted to cause the distal end of the medical device to bend in a given direction for improving navigation. The medical device may furt ...


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Rogers C Ritter, Jeffrey M Garibaldi, Charles Wolfersberger, Francis M Creighton, Peter R Werp, Bevil J Hogg, Walter M Blume: Open field system for magnetic surgery. Bryan K Wheelock, Harness Dickey & Pierce, November 8, 2001: US20010038683-A1

A system of navigating a magnetic medical device within that part of a patient located within an operating region of the system, the system comprising magnets, and preferably electromagnets, arranged to provide a magnetic field sufficient to navigate the magnetic medical device within the operating ...


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Andrew F Hall, Walter M Blume: Magnetically navigable telescoping catheter and method of navigating telescoping catheter. Bryan K Wheelock, Harness Dickey & Pierce, August 12, 2004: US20040158142-A1

A magnetically navigable catheter includes a sheath having a proximal end and a distal end, and an extension member having a proximal end and a distal end, slidably mounted in the sheath so that the distal end portion of the extension member telescopes from the distal end of the sheath. The distal e ...


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Charles Wolfersberger: Apparatus for pivotally orienting a projection device. Bryan K Wheelock, January 25, 2007: US20070019330-A1

An apparatus that provides for rotation about two axes orthogonal to each other includes a gimbal having two arms adjoining a portion that is mounted to a base for rotation about a first axis. A shaft defining a second axis orthogonal to the first pivotally couples a mounting plate to the arms. The ...


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Luke W Yeransian, Anupama V Murthy: Method and automated system for evaluating and trading insurance risk. Bryan K Wheelock, February 15, 2007: US20070038485-A1

Automated system used by an insurance carrier that is used by carrier for evaluating insurance risk and for setting optimal premiums for policies where the carrier's underwriters act as traders of the risk by relying on the system to determine whether to issue policies and to determine a range of ap ...