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William S Hodgson, Jagdish C Dhuwalia, Russell Pflueger: Dual coil guidewire with radiopaque distal tip. Baxter International, Raymond Sun, Debra Condino, September 13, 1994: US05345945 (285 worldwide citation)

A guidewire having a centrally located core wire about which is mounted a single outer helical coil spring. The core wire is typically longer than the outer helical coil spring, with the helical coil spring and core wire having common distal ends. The spring is brazed at both its distal and proximal ...


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Henry Nita, Russell Pflueger: Ultrasonic ablation device adapted for guidewire passage. Baxter International, Raymond Sun, August 30, 1994: US05342292 (228 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic ablation device for effecting ultrasonic ablation of intravascular obstructions such as plaque or thrombi. The ultrasonic ablation device has a) an elongate catheter body, b) a wave guide or ultrasound transmission wire extending through the elongate catheter body, and c) a distal head ...


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Russell Pflueger, Henry Nita: Ultrasonic angioplasty device incorporating all ultrasound transmission member made at least partially from a superlastic metal alloy. Baxter International, SonicStar International, Stetina & Brunda, July 5, 1994: US05326342 (212 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic angioplasty device comprising an elongate ultrasound transmission member having a proximal end attachable to an ultrasound generating device and a bulbous distal head or probe formed on the distal end thereof for effecting ablative treatment of an occluding lesion. The ultrasound trans ...


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Russell Pflueger, Henry Nita, Steven Bacich, Robert Siegel, Geoffrey Bond, Eugene DeCastro: Ultrasonic angioplasty device incorporating an ultrasound transmission member made at least partially from a superelastic metal alloy. Baxter International, Stetina Brunda Buyan, Raymond Sun, March 14, 1995: US05397301 (145 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic angioplasty device comprising an elongate ultrasound transmission member having a proximal end attachable to an ultrasound generating device and a bulbous distal head or probe formed on the distal end thereof for effecting ablative treatment of an occluding lesion. The ultrasound trans ...


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Russell Pflueger, Henry Nita, Steven Bacich, Robert Siegel, Geoffrey Bond, Eugene DeCastro: Ultrasonic angioplasty device having surface disruptions. Baxter International, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, July 30, 1996: US05540656 (144 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic angioplasty device comprising an elongate ultrasound transmission member having a proximal end attachable to an ultrasound generating device and a bulbous distal head or probe formed on the distal end thereof for effecting ablative treatment of an occluding lesion. The ultrasound trans ...


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D Russell Pflueger, Cliff N Cottonaro, Scott M Evans: Doppler guide wire. Pfizer Hospital Products Group, Peter C Richardson, Robert F Sheyka, Thomas C Naber, February 12, 1991: US04991588 (69 worldwide citation)

A guide wire for an intravascular catheter is disclosed. In one embodiment, the guide wire has Doppler means positioned on the distal end, with preferred Doppler means being piezoelectric ceramics or piezoelectric polymeric materials, both having electrical leads connected thereto. In another embodi ...


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D Russell Pflueger: Spinal disc therapy system. Stout Uxa Buyan & Mullins, Frank J Uxa, May 29, 2007: US07223227 (56 worldwide citation)

Spinal disc therapy systems in accordance with the present invention generally include an implant element structured to have a therapeutic effect on a human or animal body when implanted into an intervertebral disc annulus or intervertebral disc nucleus. The implant element may include a biochemical ...


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D Russell Pflueger: Micro-invasive device. Stryker Puerto Rico, Stout Uxa Buyan & Mullins, Frank J Uxa, September 22, 2009: US07591790 (31 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for removing tissue and/or other material from a patient, particularly a breast of a patient, is provided. The apparatus generally includes a handpiece and a tissue removal mechanism connected thereto. The tissue removal mechanism includes a cannula having an open distal tip and an oute ...


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D Russell Pflueger: Stryker Puerto Rico, Frank J Uxa, Stout Uxa Buyan & Mullins, January 6, 2004: US06673023 (30 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for removing tissue and/or other material from a patient, particularly a breast of a patient, is provided. The apparatus generally includes a handpiece and a tissue removal mechanism connected thereto. The tissue removal mechanism includes a cannula having an open distal tip and an oute ...