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Tomoaki Hinohara, James W Vetter: Guide wire for catheters and method for its use. James J Leary, Carol A Duffield, November 14, 1995: US05465733 (140 worldwide citation)

An improved guide wire for use with cardiovascular catheters, particularly angioplasty or balloon dilatation catheters. The guide wire has a solid core wire which makes up the proximal end of the guide wire. The core wire is tapered toward the distal end to increase flexibility. The tapered distal e ...


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Bernard H Andreas, Michael Barrett, Mark J Foley, Brian Gore, Lewis Isbell, Ronald Songer, James W Vetter: Device and method for suturing tissue. Abbott Laboratories, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis L, March 12, 2002: US06355050 (132 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides devices and methods for suturing a tissue layer having two sides with a suture by releasably retaining at least a portion of the suture in a stationary position on one side of the tissue layer. The portion of the suture is retrieved through the tissue layer from the op ...


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Tomoaki Hinohara, Matthew R Selmon, James W Vetter, Charles F Milo: Method and apparatus for the guided bypass of coronary occlusions. LuMend, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, June 27, 2000: US06081738 (122 worldwide citation)

Described herein is a catheter method and apparatus for the guided intraluminal bypass of a coronary occlusion. A method is described employing an intraluminally operable catheter shaft including an optionally steerable working element, combined with an extraluminally operable locator including an i ...


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Scott C Anderson, Roberta Lee, James W Vetter: Fine needle and core biopsy devices and methods. Rubicor Medical, Young Law Firm P C, July 11, 2000: US06086543 (118 worldwide citation)

A device to retrieve a specimen from soft tissue includes a cannula having an axial lumen, a sharpened distal tip and at least one tissue urging feature extending along at least a portion of the length of the cannula. As the cannula rotates, the tissue urging feature urges the specimen into the lume ...


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Roberta Lee, James W Vetter: Excisional biopsy device and methods. Rubicon Medical, Young Law Firm P C, February 1, 2005: US06849080 (115 worldwide citation)

An excisional biopsy device includes a tubular member having a window near a distal tip thereof; a cutting tool, a distal end of the cutting tool being attached near the distal tip of the tubular member, at least a distal portion of the cutting tool being configured to selectively bow out of the win ...


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Roberta Lee, James W Vetter: Excisional biopsy devices and methods. Rubicor Medical, Young Law Firm P C, July 20, 2004: US06764495 (110 worldwide citation)

An excisional biopsy device includes a tubular member having a window near a distal tip thereof; a cutting tool, a distal end of the cutting tool being attached near the distal tip of the tubular member, at least a distal portion of the cutting tool being configured to selectively bow out of the win ...


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James W Vetter, Scott C Anderson, Jordan S Tuttle, Daniel M Brounstein: Rubicor Medical, Young Law Firm P C, August 30, 2005: US06936014 (89 worldwide citation)

A needle is used to mark a tissue area of interest. The needle may have one or more indicators which indicate selected angular orientations relative to the needle. The indicators may also be coupled to anchors which are deployed in the tissue to anchor the needle in the tissue. The needle may be pos ...


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Roberta Lee, James W Vetter, Ary S Chernomorsky: Excisional biopsy devices and methods. Rubicor Medical, Young Law Firm P C, February 10, 2004: US06689145 (84 worldwide citation)

An excisional biopsy system includes a tubular member that has a proximal end and a distal end in which one or more windows are defined. A first removable probe has a proximal portion that includes a cutting tool extender and a distal portion that includes a cutting tool. The first removable probe m ...


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Roberta Lee, James W Vetter: Excisional biopsy devices and methods. Rubicor Medical, Young Law Firm P C, December 4, 2007: US07303531 (66 worldwide citation)

An excisional biopsy device includes a tubular member having a window near a distal tip thereof; a cutting tool, a distal end of the cutting tool being attached near the distal tip of the tubular member, at least a distal portion of the cutting tool being configured to selectively bow out of the win ...


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Ronald W Songer, James W Vetter, Enrique J Klein, Bernard A Andreas, Michael Barrett, Mark J Foley, Brian Gore, Lewis Isbell, T Daniel Gross, Tomoaki Hinohara: Device and method for suturing tissue. Abbott Laboratories, Workman Nydegger, November 4, 2008: US07445626 (55 worldwide citation)

Systems for suturing a tissue layer having two sides with a suture be releasably retaining at least a portion of the suture in a stationary position on one side of the tissue layer. The portion of the suture is retrieved through the tissue layer from the opposite side whereby the suture is drawn fro ...