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Richard C Gunderson, James S Sharrow, Jeffrey A McBroom: Method of diagnosing tissue with guidewire. SpectraScience, August 8, 1995: US05439000 (388 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a guidewire which incorporates an optical fiber and associated diagnostic apparatus for diagnosing tissue in vivo. Use of the present invention provides for diagnosis of tissue and tailoring of the therapeutic portion of the procedure to the tissue or condition identif ...


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Richard C Gunderson, James S Sharrow, Jeffrey A McBroom: System for diagnosing tissue with guidewire. SpectraScience, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, February 11, 1997: US05601087 (309 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a guidewire which incorporates an optical fiber and associated diagnostic apparatus for diagnosing tissue in vivo. Use of the present invention provides for diagnosis of tissue and tailoring of the therapeutic portion of the procedure to the tissue or condition identif ...


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Michael L Auer, Victor I Chornenky, Peter T Fettig, Richard C Gunderson, Jeffrey A McBroom, James S Sharrow: Guidewire catheter and apparatus for diagnostic imaging. SpectraScience, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, January 24, 1995: US05383467 (277 worldwide citation)

A catheter comprising a unitary guidewire and single mode optical fiber is used to illuminate human body channels, such as a tissue mass within a blood vessel, for purposes of diagnosis. A low coherent light source illuminates the tissue and provides a reference beam. Illumination that is reflected ...


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Jeffrey A McBroom, David A Liebl: Introducer with location marker. MedAmicus, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, August 21, 2001: US06277108 (54 worldwide citation)

An introducer system has a splittable sheath which includes a marker band. The marker band allows the sheath to be viewed under fluoroscopy while inserted within a patient, and while still allowing a medical device to be introduced therethrough. In addition, the marker band allows for the sheath to ...


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Dmitriy Prudnikov, Larry A Walter, Jeffrey A McBroom: Rotational atherectomy device with counterweighting. Cardiovascular Systems, Winthrop & Weinstine P A, January 8, 2013: US08348965 (7 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a rotational atherectomy device having a flexible, elongated, rotatable drive shaft with an abrasive section comprising an enlarged diameter section of the drive shaft or, alternatively, a solid abrasive crown which may be attached to the drive shaft. The device further compri ...


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David J Gennrich, Jeffrey A McBroom, Kristina Tibesar Jensen, Jody Lee Rivers: Therapeutic agent delivery system, device and method for localized application of therapeutic substances to a biological conduit. Cardiovascular Systems, Winthrop & Weinstine P A, March 10, 2015: US08974519 (1 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a system, device and method for localized application of therapeutic substances within a biological conduit. In various embodiments, a dissolvable bag or bolus of at least one therapeutic agent is introduced and pressed and/or sealed against the wall of conduit. In other embod ...


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Victor Leo Schoenle, Ryan D Welty, Kristina Tibesar Jensen, Cassandra Ann Piippo Svendsen, Jeffrey A McBroom: Devices and methods for low shearing local delivery of therapeutic agents to the wall of a bodily lumen. Cardiovascular Systems, Winthrop & Wienstine P A, October 29, 2013: US08568354 (1 worldwide citation)

The invention relates generally to devices and methods for local delivery of therapeutic agents to the wall of a bodily lumen with minimal shearing damage to the therapeutic agents, more specifically to the wall of a blood vessel following atherectomy. A preferred delivery mechanism comprises a ball ...


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Dmitriy Prudnikov, Larry A Walter, Jeffrey A McBroom: Rotational atherectomy device with counterweighting. Cardiovascular Systems, Altera Law Group, April 23, 2009: US20090105736-A1

The invention provides a rotational atherectomy device having a flexible, elongated, rotatable drive shaft with an abrasive section comprising an enlarged diameter section of the drive shaft or, alternatively, a solid abrasive crown which may be attached to the drive shaft. The device further compri ...


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David J Gennrich, Jeffrey A McBroom, Kristina Tibesar Jensen, Jody Lee Rivers: Therapeutic agent delivery system, device and method for localized application of therapeutic substances to a biological conduit. Cardiovascular Systems, August 25, 2011: US20110208221-A1

The invention provides a system, device and method for localized application of therapeutic substances within a biological conduit. In various embodiments, a dissolvable bag or bolus of at least one therapeutic agent is introduced and pressed and/or sealed against the wall of conduit. In other embod ...


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Jeffrey A McBroom, Larry A Waller: Multi-material abrading head for atherectomy devices having laterally displaced center of mass. Cardiovascular Systems, Altera Law Group, August 5, 2010: US20100198239-A1

An abrading head for a high-speed rotation atherectomy device is disclosed. The head has its center of mass laterally displaced from the rotational axis of the drive shaft. As the drive shaft spins, centrifugal force forces the abrading head radially outward. At high speeds, and the abrasive portion ...