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Jeffrey L Bleich, Gregory P Schmitz, Roy Leguidleguid, Jefferey Bleam: Guidewire exchange systems to treat spinal stenosis. Baxano, Shay Glenn, September 4, 2012: US08257356 (186 worldwide citation)

Guidewire exchange systems, devices and methods, for positioning and actuating surgical devices in a desired position between two tissues in a patient's body are described. A guidewire may be coupled to a surgical device for positioning and actuating (e.g., urging against a target tissue). The guide ...


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Gregory P Schmitz, Michael P Wallace, Jeffery L Bleich, Eric C Miller: Method, system, and apparatus for neural localization. Baxano, Shay Glenn, June 14, 2011: US07959577 (50 worldwide citation)

Described herein are devices, systems and methods for determining if a nerve is nearby a device or a region of a device. In general, a device for determining if a nerve is nearby a device includes an elongate body having an outer surface with one or more bipole pairs arranged on the outer surface. B ...


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Gregory P Schmitz, Jeffrey L Bleich, Steven A Spisak, Roy Leguidleguid, Jefferey Bleam: Tissue removal with at least partially flexible devices. Baxano, Shay Glenn, November 22, 2011: US08062300 (32 worldwide citation)

A device for modifying tissue in a patient may include: an elongate body having a rigid proximal portion and a flexible distal portion having first and second major surfaces; a proximal handle coupled with the proximal portion of the body; one or more tissue modifying members disposed along the firs ...


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Gregory P Schmitz, Jeffrey L Bleich, Steven A Spisak, Roy Leguidleguid, Jefferey Bleam: Flexible tissue removal devices and methods. Baxano, Shay Glenn, November 22, 2011: US08062298 (32 worldwide citation)

A device for modifying tissue in a patient may include: an elongate body having a rigid proximal portion and a flexible distal portion having first and second major surfaces; a proximal handle coupled with the proximal portion of the body; one or more tissue modifying members disposed along the firs ...


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Gregory P Schmitz, Michael P Wallace, Ronald Leguidleguid, Nestor C Cantorna, James Shapiro, Jeffery L Bleich: Tissue modification devices. Baxano, Shay Glenn, June 5, 2012: US08192436 (20 worldwide citation)

Described herein are elongate device for modifying tissue having a plurality of flexibly connected rungs or links, and methods of using them, including methods of using them to decompress stenotic spinal tissue. These devices may be included as part of a system for modifying tissue. In general, thes ...


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Gregory P Schmitz, Michael P Wallace, Jeffery L Bleich, Eric C Miller: Method, system and apparatus for neural localization. Baxano, Shay Glenn, November 6, 2012: US08303516 (16 worldwide citation)

Described herein are devices, systems and methods for determining if a nerve is nearby a device or a region of a device. In general, a device for determining if a nerve is nearby a device includes an elongate body having an outer surface with one or more bipole pairs arranged on the outer surface. B ...


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Gregory P Schmitz, Michael B Heaney: Bisymmetrical electric paper and a system therefor. Xerox Corporation, Fay Sharpe Fagan Minnich & McKee, November 21, 2006: US07139114 (13 worldwide citation)

The presently described embodiments provide electric paper, in one form, that is bisymmetrical, both sides of the paper have the same thicknesses of mylar layers and the same thicknesses and patterns of ITO islands. In another form, a disordered layer of conductive particles, non-conductive particle ...


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Gregory P Schmitz, Jeffery L Bleich, Steven A Spisak, Roy Leguidleguid, Jefferey Bleam: Flexible tissue removal devices and methods. Baxano Surgical, Shay Glen, November 19, 2013: US08585704 (7 worldwide citation)

A device for removing tissue from a patient may include an elongate flexible body having a proximal end, a distal end, and a longitudinal axis therebetween, the elongate body having opposed first and second major surfaces with a lateral orientation across the axis, and a plurality of blades distribu ...


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Gregory P Schmitz, Michael B Heaney: Disordered percolation layer for forming conductive islands on electric paper. Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated, Fay Sharpe, February 16, 2010: US07663582 (7 worldwide citation)

An exemplary embodiment for an electric paper application is provided. The embodiment utilizes a disordered percolation layer for forming conductive islands on electric paper. The percolation layer is comprised of a disordered mixture of conductive and non-conductive particles that are attached to a ...


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Gregory P Schmitz, Michael P Wallace, Winnie Chung, Amie R Borgstrom, Jeffery L Bleich, Gregory B Arcenio, Ronald Leguidleguid, Roy Leguidleguid, Jefferey Bleam: Access and tissue modification systems and methods. Baxano Surgical, Shay Glenn, October 29, 2013: US08568416 (6 worldwide citation)

Described herein are methods and systems for precisely placing and/or manipulating devices within the body by first positioning a guidewire or pullwire. The device to be positioned within the body is coupled to the proximal end of the guidewire, and the device is pulled into the body by pulling on t ...