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Robert M Abrams, Randy S Chan, Janet W Burpee, Clifford Teoh: Guidewire with superelastic distal portion. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Crosby Heafey Roach & May, August 30, 1994: US05341818 (330 worldwide citation)

An improved guidewire for advancing a catheter within a body lumen which has a high strength proximal portion, a distal portion formed of superelastic alloy and a connector formed of superelastic alloy to provide a torque transmitting coupling between the distal end of the proximal portion and the p ...


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Robert M Abrams, Daniel R Kurz: Sheet metal aneurysm neck bridge. Target Therapeutics, Morrison Foerster L, March 14, 2000: US06036720 (265 worldwide citation)

This is a device for bridging the necks of wide-necked or narrow-necked aneurysms in the vasculature. It is a device which may be used by itself to bridge the neck of an aneurysm or used to stabilize the presence of other vaso-occlusive devices such as helically wound coils in that aneurysm. The inc ...


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Robert M Abrams, Sepehr Fariabi: Superelastic guiding member. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Crosby Heafey Roach & May, May 2, 1995: US05411476 (228 worldwide citation)

An improved guiding member for advancing a catheter within a body lumen having a unique combination of superelastic characteristics. The superelastic alloy material has a composition consisting of titanium and nickel and may have one or more elements selected from the group consisting of iron, cobal ...


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Robert M Abrams: Catheter tip stabilizing apparatus. Heart Rhythm Technologies, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, February 20, 1996: US05492119 (186 worldwide citation)

Electrophysiology catheter apparatus including at least one retractable control wire with a preformed curved resilient foot formed at the distal extremity, slidably advanced and retracted within a longitudinal lumen of a catheter tube for controllably anchoring to a selected endocardial heart tissue ...


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Charles S Taylor, Robert M Abrams, Kirsten L Messner, Beverly Huss, Craig E Mar, Jeffrey L Kraus, Linda T Guthrie: Extendable guidewire for cardiovascular procedures. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Rieber Lee & Utecht, May 9, 1989: US04827941 (181 worldwide citation)

An extendable guidewire system for introducing a dilatation catheter into the cardiovascular system. The guidewire has guidewire and extension sections with a connection therebetween which permits the two sections to be joined together and separated simply by pushing the two sections together and pu ...


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Robert M Abrams: Detachable covering for an implantable medical device. Scimed Life Systems, Albert K Kau, December 18, 2001: US06331184 (166 worldwide citation)

An endoprosthesis cover may be attached to the distal end of a delivery device. The cover may be generally cylindrical in shape and may have a lumen through it. An endoprosthesis may then be covered as it is delivered to a treatment site.


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Francisco S Villar, Nestor Aganon, Nga T Doan, Robert M Abrams, Clifford Teoh: Detachable, varying flexibility, aneurysm neck bridge. Target Therapeutics, Morrison & Foerster, August 10, 1999: US05935148 (158 worldwide citation)

This is a device for bridging the neck of either a wide-necked or narrow-necked aneurysm as may be found in the vasculature. It may be used to stabilize the placement of vaso-occlusive devices such as helically wound coils in the aneurysm or may be used to, at least partially, close the aneurysm nec ...


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Robert M Abrams, Sepehr Fariabi: Superelastic guiding member. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe, June 10, 1997: US05637089 (134 worldwide citation)

An improved guiding member for use within a body lumen having a unique combination of superelastic characteristics. The superelastic alloy material has a composition consisting of about 30% to about 52% (atomic) titanium, and about 38% to 52% nickel and may have one or more elements selected from th ...


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Paul C Slaikeu, Michael P Wallace, Joseph C Eder, James J Barry, Robert M Abrams: Bioactive aneurysm closure device assembly and kit. SciMed Life Systems, Binham McCutchen, December 16, 2003: US06663607 (127 worldwide citation)

This is an implantable medical device assembly for use in surgical procedures. It is most preferably an implantable structure having stenting properties but only partially coated with or partially associated with a material causing a localized angiogenic response. One variation of is an artificial o ...


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Robert M Abrams, Sepehr Fariabi: Superelastic guiding member. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe, December 26, 2000: US06165292 (125 worldwide citation)

An improved guiding member for use within a body lumen having a unique combination of superelastic characteristics. The superelastic alloy material has a composition consisting of about 30% to about 52% (atomic) titanium, and about 38% to 52% nickel and may have one or more elements selected from th ...