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Andrew F Hall, Walter M Blume: Magnetically navigable telescoping catheter and method of navigating telescoping catheter. Stereotaxis, Harness Dickey & Pierce, May 7, 2002: US06385472 (290 worldwide citation)

A magnetically navigable catheter includes a sheath having a proximal end and a distal end, and an extension member having a proximal end and a distal end, slidably mounted in the sheath so that the distal end portion of the extension member telescopes from the distal end of the sheath. The distal e ...


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Peter R Werp, Walter M Blume, Francis M Creighton IV, Rogers C Ritter: Method and apparatus for magnetically controlling motion direction of a mechanically pushed catheter. Stereotaxis, Howell & Haferkamp LC, January 18, 2000: US06015414 (208 worldwide citation)

The movement of a catheter through a medium, which may be living tissue such as a human brain, is controlled by mechanically pushing a flexible catheter having a magnetic tip through the medium and applying a magnetic field having a magnitude and a direction that guides the mechanically-pushed cathe ...


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Walter M Blume, Gerard H Epplin, Jeffrey M Garibaldi: Device and method for specifying magnetic field for surgical applications. Stereotaxis, Howell & Haferkamp L C, January 11, 2000: US06014580 (198 worldwide citation)

A device and method for specifying the orientation of a magnetic field produced in a patient to aid surgical procedures involving an implanted magnet. The device includes a processor, a pointing device, a magnet assembly generating a magnetic field, a display, and a medical imaging device that provi ...


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Peter R Werp, Rogers C Ritter, Walter M Blume: Method of and apparatus for intraparenchymal positioning of medical devices. Stereotaxis, Howell & Haferkamp L C, August 3, 1999: US05931818 (188 worldwide citation)

A catheter and magnet combination adapted for intraparenchymal positioning of the catheter in the body with a magnetic field. The catheter has a proximal and distal ends and a lumen therebetween. A magnet is disposed in the distal end of the lumen so that the distal end of the catheter can be positi ...


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Peter R Werp, Walter M Blume, Francis M Creighton IV, Rogers C Ritter: Method and apparatus for magnetically controlling motion direction of a mechanically pushed catheter. Stereotaxis, Harness Dickey & Pierce, November 5, 2002: US06475223 (169 worldwide citation)

The movement of a catheter through a medium, which may be living tissue such as a human brain, is controlled by mechanically pushing a flexible catheter having a magnetic tip through the medium and applying a magnetic field having a magnitude and a direction that guides the mechanically-pushed cathe ...


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Jeffrey M Garibaldi, Walter M Blume, Gerard H Epplin: Method and apparatus for magnetically controlling endoscopes in body lumens and cavities. Stereotaxis, Harness Dickey & Pierce, June 7, 2005: US06902528 (154 worldwide citation)

A magnetically navigable endoscope system includes an endoscope having a proximal end and a distal end, the distal end having a magnetic body; a component which transmits an image, associated with the distal end; a display component for displaying the image; a magnetic field generating apparatus for ...


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Andrew F Hall, Roger N Hastings, Walter M Blume: Cardiac methods and system. Sterotaxis, Harness Dickey & Pierce, October 2, 2001: US06298257 (135 worldwide citation)

A method of applying a magnetic medical device to the surface of an internal body structure, the medical device having a magnetically responsive element associated with its distal end, the method comprising applying a magnetic field to the distal end of the magnetic medical device to apply a measure ...


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Andrew F Hall, Walter M Blume: Magnetically navigable telescoping catheter and method of navigating telescoping catheter. Stereotaxis, Harness Dickey & Pierce, May 1, 2007: US07211082 (130 worldwide citation)

A magnetically navigable catheter includes a sheath having a proximal end and a distal end, and an extension member having a proximal end and a distal end, slidably mounted in the sheath so that the distal end portion of the extension member telescopes from the distal end of the sheath. The distal e ...


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Walter M Blume, Rogers C Ritter, Peter R Werp, Bevil J Hogg: Method and apparatus using shaped field of repositionable magnet to guide implant. Stereotaxis, Harness Dickey & Pierce, January 14, 2003: US06507751 (125 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatuses for displaying and using a shaped field of a repositionable magnet to move, guide, and/or steer a magnetic seed or catheter in living tissue for medicinal purposes. A moveable magnet assembly and a portion of a patient's body undergoing magnetically-aided surgery are bot ...


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Walter M Blume, Rogers C Ritter, Peter R Werp, Bevil J Hogg, Matthew A Howard III: Method and apparatus using shaped field of repositionable magnet to guide implant. Stereotaxis, Bryan K Wheelock, December 5, 2000: US06157853 (119 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatuses for displaying and using a shaped field of a repositionable magnet to move, guide, and/or steer a magnetic seed or catheter in living tissue for medicinal purposes. A moveable magnet assembly and a portion of a patient's body undergoing magnetically-aided surgery are both pro ...



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