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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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Celso J Bagaoisan, George Tsai, Samuel L Omaleki, Roy Leguidleguid, Gholam Reza Zadno Azizi: Integrated inflation/deflation device and method. PercuSurge, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, May 22, 2001: US06234996 (88 worldwide citation)

An integrated inflation/deflation device provides easy, precise delivery of a small amount of fluid for proper inflation of a low volume surgical balloon and similarly provides easy and fast deflation of the balloon. A preferred embodiment includes a low volume syringe and large syringe mounted toge ...


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Gholam Reza Zadno Azizi, April A Marano Ford, Celso J Bagaoisan, Jefferey C Bleam, Isaac J Kim, Jeffrey F Field, Roy Leguidleguid, Mukund Patel, George Tsai: Low profile catheter valve and inflation adaptor. Medtronic PercuSurge, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, December 4, 2001: US06325777 (68 worldwide citation)

Disclosed herein is a low profile catheter valve comprising a movable sealer portion positioned within the inflation lumen of a catheter. The sealer portion forms a fluid tight seal with the inflation lumen by firmly contacting the entire circumference of a section of the inflation lumen. The sealer ...


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Gholam Reza Zadno Azizi, April A Marano Ford, Celso J Bagaoisan, Jefferey C Bleam, Isaac J Kim, Jeffrey F Field, Roy Leguidleguid, Mukund Patel, George Tsai: Guidewire inflation system. PercuSurge, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, April 18, 2000: US06050972 (67 worldwide citation)

Disclosed herein is a low profile catheter valve comprising a movable sealer portion positioned within the inflation lumen of a catheter. The sealer portion forms a fluid tight seal with the inflation lumen by firmly contacting the entire circumference of a section of the inflation lumen. The sealer ...


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Samuel L Omaleki, Roy Leguidleguid, Ketan P Muni: Shaft for medical catheters. PercuSurge, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, May 8, 2001: US06228072 (40 worldwide citation)

Several improvements are provided in the design of a catheter shaft to reduce costs and improve performance. In one aspect, a small notch is fabricated into a catheter tube by a nonlaser process such as electric discharge machining (EDM) or mechanical grinding. This notch in the catheter tube is nec ...


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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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Michael P Wallace, Robert Garabedian, Nestor C Cantorna, Jeffery L Bleich, Roy Leguidleguid, Ronald Leguidleguid: Tissue modification devices and methods. Baxano, Shay Glenn, March 19, 2013: US08398641 (19 worldwide citation)

Described herein are devices and methods for cutting tissue in a patient. In some embodiments, a bimanually controlled device may include a tissue modification region; at least two flexible elongate lengths of cable that extend substantially adjacent to each other proximally to distally; a plurality ...


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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 ...