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Gregory Schmitz, Jefferey Bleam, Roy Leguidleguid, Jeffery L Bleich: Tissue access guidewire system and method. Baxano, Shay Glenn, December 28, 2010: US07857813 (257 worldwide citation)

A method and system for guiding at least a portion of a surgical device to a desired position between two tissues in a patient's body involves coupling a guidewire to the device and pulling the distal end of the guidewire to guide at least a portion of the surgical device to a desired position betwe ...


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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 (191 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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Jefferey Bleam: Catheter having optimized balloon taper angle. Guidant Corporation, Douglas A Chaikin Esq, Peninsula IP Group, August 25, 1998: US05797878 (157 worldwide citation)

A dilation catheter and expandable balloon. The catheter includes a catheter tube, a proximal end, a distal end and an axis which extends between the proximal and distal ends. A balloon has two ends, at least one end mounts on the distal end of the catheter. The balloon inflates and deflates between ...


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Jeffery L Bleich, Ron Leguidleguid, Jefferey Bleam: Spinal access and neural localization. Baxano, Shay Glenn, August 25, 2009: US07578819 (113 worldwide citation)

A method in which a probe is advanced between a neural tissue structure and a non-neural tissue structure such as the intervertebral foramen. The probe includes electrodes on opposite surfaces. Threshold currents required to stimulate action potentials for each electrode are determined. A ratio of t ...


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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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Celso J Bagaoisan, Jefferey Bleam, Roy Leguidleguid: Apparatus and method for temporary hemostasis. AccessClosure, William A English, Vista IP Law Group, October 5, 2010: US07806856 (14 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for providing hemostasis within a puncture through tissue includes an elongate member having a lumen extending between proximal and distal ends thereof, an expandable member carried on the distal end and a housing on the proximal end, the housing including an interior communicating with ...


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Jeffery L Bleich, Ron Leguidleguid, Jefferey Bleam: Spinal access and neural localization. Baxano, Shay Glenn, April 16, 2013: US08419653 (10 worldwide citation)

A method for locating neural tissue in a patient body may involve: advancing a probe along a natural tissue interface between the neural tissue and another tissue in the body, the probe having a first surface oriented toward the neural tissue and a second surface oriented away from the neural tissue ...


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Jefferey Bleam: Catheter having optimized balloon taper angle. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, June 26, 2001: US06251094 (10 worldwide citation)

A dilation catheter and expandable balloon. The catheter includes a catheter tube, a proximal end, a distal end and an axis which extends between the proximal and distal ends. A balloon has two ends, at least one end mounts on the distal end of the catheter. The balloon inflates and deflates between ...


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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 (9 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 ...