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Paul D Corl, Robert Z Obara, John E Ortiz: Ultra miniature pressure sensor and guide wire using the same and method. Endosonics Corporation, Harold C Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert Hohbach, August 22, 2000: US06106476 (87 worldwide citation)

A guide wire having pressure sensing capabilities for measuring the pressure of liquid in a vessel comprising a flexible elongate member and having proximal and distal extremities and having an outside diameter of 0.018" or less. The distal extremity of said flexible elongate member is adapted to be ...


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Robert Z Obara: Rotary connector for flexible elongate member having electrical properties. Cardiometrics, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, October 25, 1994: US05358409 (76 worldwide citation)

Rotary connector for use with a flexible elongate member having electrical properties and having a proximal extremity with at least first and second conductive spaced-apart sleeves provided thereon. A housing is provided having a bore therein. First and second spaced-apart conductive disks are dispo ...


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Paul D Corl, Robert Z Obara, John E Ortiz: Ultra miniature pressure sensor and guide wire using the same and method. Cardiometrics, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, February 10, 1998: US05715827 (71 worldwide citation)

A guidewire having pressure sensing capabilities for measuring the pressure of liquid in a vessel comprising a flexible elongate member and having proximal and distal extremities and having an outside diameter of 0.018" or less. The distal extremity of said flexible elongate member is adapted to be ...


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Robert Z Obara: Bifurcated stent. Boston Scientific Scimed, Vidas Arrett Steinkraus, January 30, 2007: US07169177 (63 worldwide citation)

A bifurcated stent comprises a body portion, a first branch portion, a second branch portion, a first pivot portion and a second pivot portion constructed from a common continuous sheet of stent material. The body portion, first branch portion and second branch portion provided with a substantially ...


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Robert Z Obara, Gregory E Mirigian, Huey Quoc Chan, John E Ortiz, Stephen Griffin: Medical devices with highly flexible coated hypotube. Boston Scientific Scimed, Seager Tufte & Wickhem, August 2, 2011: US07989042 (50 worldwide citation)

Hypotubes such as micromachined hypotubes can include one or more tie layers appropriate for subsequent application of a hydrophilic coating. In particular, a medical device may include a micromachined hypotube having a level of flexibility and a tie layer disposed over the hypotube such that the me ...


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Paul D Corl, Robert Z Obara, John E Ortiz: Guidewire with pressure and temperature sensing capabilities. Volcano Corporation, O Melveny & Myers, August 29, 2006: US07097620 (41 worldwide citation)

A guide wire having pressure sensing capabilities for measuring the pressure of liquid in a vessel comprising a flexible elongate member and having proximal and distal extremities and having an outside diameter of 0.018″ or less. The distal extremity of said flexible elongate member is adapted to be ...


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Paul D Corl, Robert Z Obara, John E Ortiz: Ultra miniature pressure sensor. Volcano Corporation, O Melveny & Myers, December 20, 2005: US06976965 (40 worldwide citation)

A guide wire having pressure sensing capabilities for measuring the pressure of liquid in a vessel comprising a flexible elongate member and having proximal and distal extremities and having an outside diameter of 0.018″ or less. The distal extremity of said flexible elongate member is adapted to be ...


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Masoud Molaei, William S Henry, Gregory D Chin, Robert Z Obara: Medical devices including metallic films. Boston Scientific SciMed, Fish & Richardson P C, December 21, 2010: US07854760 (26 worldwide citation)

Medical devices, such as endoprostheses, and methods of making the devices are disclosed. The medical device can include a composite cover formed of a deposited metallic film and one or more polymer layers. The polymer layers contribute to mechanical or biological properties of the endoprosthesis.


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Paul D Corl, Robert Z Obara, John E Ortiz: Method of measuring blood pressure and velocity proximally and distally of a stenosis. Volcano Therapeutics, O&apos Melveny & Myers, July 27, 2004: US06767327 (21 worldwide citation)

A method of measuring blood pressure and velocity proximally and distally of a stenosis in a vessel carrying blood includes the steps of providing a guide wire having both a pressure sensor and a velocity sensor disposed on a distal region of the guide wire, introducing the guide wire into the vesse ...


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Robert Z Obara: Rotary connector for flexible elongate member having electrical properties. Cardiometrics, Harold C Hohbach, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, May 9, 1995: US05413508 (20 worldwide citation)

Rotary connector for use with a flexible elongate member having electrical properties and having a proximal extremity with at least first and second conductive spaced-apart sleeves provided thereon. A housing is provided having a bore therein. First and second spaced-apart conductive disks are dispo ...