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Wilfred J Samson, Ronald J Solar: Catheter guide wire with short spring tip and method of using the same. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, November 26, 1985: US04554929 (316 worldwide citation)

Guide wire and method for insertion and use of a catheter. The guide wire has a shaft of substantially smaller diameter than the luminal opening, with a flexible coil at one end of the shaft. The guide wire is inserted into the cardiovascular system, and the catheter is advanced along the guide wire ...


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Kiyoshi Yamauchi, Takahiro Kugo, Yasuo Miyano: Catheter guidewire with pseudo elastic shape memory alloy. Tokin Corporation, Kabushiki Kaisha Terumo, Hopgood Calimafde Kalil Blaustein & Judlowe, December 3, 1991: US05069226 (309 worldwide citation)

A catheter guide wire is for use in guiding of a catheter to a destination position in vessels in body and comprises a solid core wire of a Ti-Ni shape memory alloy and an outer jacket covering the core wire. In order to provide a plasticity to one end portion of the core wire, at least one end port ...


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Erik T Engelson: Catheter guide wire. Target Therapeutics, Peter J Dehlinger, December 5, 1989: US04884579 (264 worldwide citation)

A catheter guide wire designed for use in guiding a catheter to a target site along a tortuous vessel path. The guide wire has a relatively long, torqueable proximal wire section, a more flexible intermediate section, and a most flexible distal end section designed to be advanced across sharp-bend v ...


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Stephen C Jacobsen, John Lippert: Catheter/guide wire steering apparatus and method. Sarcos, Thorpe North & Western L, June 29, 1999: US05916194 (222 worldwide citation)

A catheter/guide wire steering mechanism includes a catheter having a proximal end, a distal end, and sidewalls which define at least the first lumen. An opening is formed in a sidewall of the catheter, near the distal end thereof in communication with the first lumen. A plug is disposed in the cath ...


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Nelson R Corby Jr: Method and apparatus for real-time navigation assist in interventional radiological procedures. General Electric Company, Paul R Webb II, December 28, 1993: US05274551 (208 worldwide citation)

An integrated system for real-time navigation assist during interventional radiological procedures utilizes a two-dimensional model of a catheter guide wire, obtained by performing image analysis on a fluoroscopic image in realtime, and a three-dimensional model of a patient's vascular system. The s ...


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Stephen C Jacobsen, Clark Davis, David Wells: Hollow guide wire apparatus catheters. Sarcos, Thorpe North & Western, November 10, 1998: US05833632 (195 worldwide citation)

A catheter guide wire includes an elongate tubular body about which a catheter may be threaded for guidance to a target location in a vasculature passageway of a body. The elongate body includes a proximal end and a distal end, with the distal end being curved. Cuts are formed either by saw-cutting, ...


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Russell M Evans III, James E Machek, Kevin P Cowan: Formed core catheter guide wire assembly. Medrad, Fleit Jacobson Cohn Price Holman & Stern, August 8, 1989: US04854330 (170 worldwide citation)

A core wire insertable in a catheter guide wire assembly provides a defined degree of rigidity to the catheter assembly to allow the assembly to be maneuvered through the tortuous path of the vascular or other system of a patient. The core wire includes, at its distal end, a paddle having a substant ...


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Ivan Sepetka: Catheter and catheter/guide wire device. Target Therapeutics, Irell & Manella, September 11, 1990: US04955862 (166 worldwide citation)

A catheter and catheter device for accessing a target site along a tortuous, small-vessel pathway. The catheter includes a flexible distal segment which is composed of a flexible outer tube and a low-friction surface structure embedded in the polymer tube and forming hard, disjoint surface regions. ...


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Stephen C Jacobsen, Clark Davis, John Lippert: Hybrid catheter guide wire apparatus. Sarcos, Thorpe North & Western L, November 25, 1997: US05690120 (141 worldwide citation)

A hybrid catheter guide wire includes an elongate solid body having a tapered distal end over which is disposed a tubular section-about which a catheter may be threaded for guidance to a target location in a vasculature passageway of a body. Cuts are formed either by saw-cutting, laser cutting or et ...


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Beatrice Nimrod: Method for guide-wire placement and novel syringe therefor. June 23, 1981: US04274408 (121 worldwide citation)

A syringe-type device for inserting a catheter guide wire into a blood vessel includes a syringe in which the plunger has a central passage extending through it. A thin feeder tube fits slidably in the central passage of the plunger and is itself provided with a central passage. The plunger passage ...