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James D Stice: Flexible guide having two-way shape memory alloy. Flexmedics Corporation, James R Haller, Gregory P Kaihoi, Mary P Bauman, January 15, 1991: US04984581 (494 worldwide citation)

A medical guide wire for insertion into body channels for accessing specific inner body areas without major surgery. The guide wire comprises an elongated, flexible guide having a core of a shape memory alloy, the guide utilizing the two-way memory properties of the shape memory alloy to impart tip- ...


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James D Stice, Chester E Sievert Jr, Steven C Christian: ARthroscopic instrumentation and method. Flexmedics Corporation, James R Haller, Gregory P Kaihoi, Mary P Bauman, May 22, 1990: US04926860 (343 worldwide citation)

Arthroscopic instrumentation for use in arthroscopic surgery and similar procedures. The instrumentation includes a cannula having a curved lumen and an elongated, flexible normally straight shape memory alloy probe. The probe is insertable into the lumen of the cannula, which in turn can be directe ...


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Patrick E Guire: Biocompatible coating for solid surfaces. Bio Metric Systems, James R Haller, Mary P Bauman, Gregory P Kaihoi, December 25, 1990: US04979959 (258 worldwide citation)

The biocompatibility of biomaterials having solid surfaces is improved through coating the same with biocompatible agents where the biocompatible agents are covalently bonded to the solid surface via a chemical linking moiety. The method for modifying the solid surface to improve biocompatibility em ...


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Patrick E Guire, Shawn G Dunkirk, Mark W Josephson, Melvin J Swanson: Preparation of polymeric surfaces via covalently attaching polymers. Bio Metric Systems, James R Haller, Gregory P Kaihoi, Mary P Bauman, March 26, 1991: US05002582 (238 worldwide citation)

A method wherein surfaces are provided with desired characteristics of a polymer by covalently bonding polymer molecules to the surface through external activation of latent reactive groups carried by the polymer molecules is disclosed. The initial surfaces are free of chemical groups added by surfa ...


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Petr Ruzicka, Milan Ruzicka: Cerebrospinal fluid shunt system. Surelab Superior Research Laboratories, James R Haller, Gregory P Kaihoi, Mary P Bauman, August 21, 1990: US04950232 (215 worldwide citation)

A catheter useful in draining cerebrospinal fluid from the ventricles of a brain. The catheter utilizes a series of holes arranged in a helical pattern at the forward or ventricular end portion of the catheter. Exterior grooves may be provided in the ventricular end of the catheter within which the ...


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Thomas C White: Glaucoma drainage the lacrimal system and method. Mary P Bauman, Gregory P Kaihoi, James R Haller, December 12, 1989: US04886488 (210 worldwide citation)

A device and method for allowing fluid to flow from the interior of the eye into the nasolacrimal drainage system associated with the eye to relieve high intraocular pressure in the treatment of glaucoma. The method employs a flexible tube having one end extendable into the anterior chamber of the e ...


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Patrick E Guire: Binding reagents and methods. Bio Metric Systems, James R Haller, Mary P Bauman, February 2, 1988: US04722906 (180 worldwide citation)

A method for selectively covalently linking a target moiety to a chemical moiety or carrier comprising attaching to the chemical moiety or carrier a reagent having a selector group capable of forming a specific bond with a receptor carried on the target moiety and attaching a latent reactive group w ...


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Curtis A Amplatz, Stuart Lind: Flexible guide wire with safety tip. Flexmedics Corporation, James R Haller, Gregory P Kaihoi, Mary P Bauman, February 12, 1991: US04991602 (173 worldwide citation)

A guide useful for guiding a catheter within a blood vessel is formed of a single length of shape memory alloy. The guide has a central portion of uniform diameter and substantially identical tapered end portions each terminating in enlarged diameter portions defining smoothly rounded beads which fu ...


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Patrick E Guire, Stephen J Chudzik: Field assay for ligands. Bio Metric Systems, Mary P Bauman, James R Haller, Gregory P Kaihoi, May 2, 1989: US04826759 (159 worldwide citation)

Apparatuses and methods are disclosed which can be used in the field (i.e., outside the laboratory environment) to determine qualitatively and at least semiquantitatively the presence or absence of minute quantities of ligand. The apparatus can be in the form of a strip comprising a support means pr ...


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Wesley Johnson: Bone cutting guide and methods for using same. Orthomet, James R Haller, Mary P Bauman, January 12, 1988: US04718413 (144 worldwide citation)

Cutting guide for a bone saw used to assure accurate bone cuts in implantation of prostheses and osteotomies. A cutting guide has a main body having guide elements that include a pair of guide surfaces that engage opposite sides of a saw blade. The guide surfaces guide the blade in a predetermined p ...