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James M Griffith, Paul J Zalesky, James M Gessert, Viet P Dinh, James D Passafaro: Intravascular ultrasonic imaging probe and methods of using same. InterTherapy, Nixon & Vanderhye, May 26, 1992: US05115814 (168 worldwide citation)

An intravascular ultrasonic imaging probe includes a transducer subassembly adapted to being rotated within a guide catheter via a drive cable. The guide catheter establishes a bearing surface for supporting the transducer subassembly during rotation while also mechanically isolating the rotating tr ...


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William E Webler, Viet P Dinh: Catheter tip with a low friction lining and method of use. Intertherapy, Lyon & Lyon, July 19, 1994: US05330444 (19 worldwide citation)

A monorail tip catheter includes a low friction guide wire lumen to facilitate removal of the catheter over the guide wire without buckling or kinking the guide wire. The catheter guide wire lumen is provided with a low friction lining with anchoring means, together with additional guide means to fa ...