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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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Richard C Gunderson: Controllable stent delivery system and method. Medtronic, Daniel W Latham, Harold R Patton, July 7, 1998: US05776142 (276 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for delivering a radially expandable stent for implantation within a body vessel that provide for the controlled radial expansion of the stent simultaneous with controlled axial movement of the ends of the stent, whereby controlled delivery of the stent can be accomplished. The d ...


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Michael S Thorud, Richard C Gunderson: Multi-filar coil medical stent. Intratherapeutics, Merchant & Gould P C, February 1, 2000: US06019779 (211 worldwide citation)

Multi-filar, open and closed coil, tubular medical stents that are introduced to a site in a body lumen and released to expand at the site to provide a passageway through the stent lumen are disclosed. Each stent filar is a coil wound in substantially the same pitch through the majority of its lengt ...


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Angela Kornkven Volk, Tracee Eidenschink, Derek Sutermeister, Derek Wise, Richard C Gunderson, Jan Weber, John Blix, Richard Olson, Karl A Jagger: Variable stiffness catheter assembly. Boston Scientific Scimed, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus P A, August 3, 2010: US07766896 (48 worldwide citation)

A catheter comprising an outer shaft comprising a first section of electroactive polymer. The first section of electroactive polymer affecting either the flexibility of the catheter or the steerability of the catheter.


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Graig L Kveen, Douglas R Saholt, Roger Hastings, Richard C Gunderson: Delivery of cardiac stimulation devices. Boston Scientific Scimed, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, November 23, 2010: US07840281 (46 worldwide citation)

Some embodiments of an electrical stimulation system employ wireless electrode assemblies to provide pacing therapy, defibrillation therapy, or other stimulation therapy. In certain embodiments, the wireless electrode assemblies may include a guide wire channel so that each electrode assembly can be ...


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Graig L Kveen, Douglas R Saholt, Roger Hastings, Richard C Gunderson: Delivery of cardiac stimulation devices. Boston Scientific Scimed, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, May 22, 2012: US08185213 (36 worldwide citation)

Some embodiments of an electrical stimulation system employ wireless electrode assemblies to provide pacing therapy, defibrillation therapy, or other stimulation therapy. In certain embodiments, the wireless electrode assemblies may include a guide wire channel so that each electrode assembly can be ...


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Tracee Eidenschink, Derek Wise, Derek Sutermeister, Yousef Alkhatib, Daniel Gregorich, Adam Jennings, Matt Heidner, Dominick Godin, Richard C Gunderson, John Blix, Karl A Jagger, Angela Kornkven Volk: Medical balloon incorporating electroactive polymer and methods of making and using the same. Boston Scientific Scimed, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus P A, August 17, 2010: US07777399 (23 worldwide citation)

An expandable medical balloon having at least one static state, at least one expanded state, and at least one deflated state, the expandable medical balloon including at least one active region, the at least one active region including electroactive polymer.