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Number: 600/434
Name: Surgery > Diagnostic testing > Detecting nuclear, electromagnetic, or ultrasonic radiation > Detectable material placed in body > Using flexible catheter > Catheter guide means
Description: Subject matter including means for either (a) guiding the catheter while it is being inserted into the body or (b) guiding the catheter after it has been inserted within the body (e.g., means for bending the tip of the catheter after its insertion in the body so that the catheter will enter a selected portion of a branched passageway).










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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8694077 Apparatus and method for targeting a body tissue Apr. 8, 2014
8693758 Imaging method for enhanced visualization of vessels in an examination region of a patient and medical system for performing the method Apr. 8, 2014
8676300 Method and system for navigating through an occluded tubular organ Mar. 18, 2014
8676301 Guide wire incorporating a handle Mar. 18, 2014
8655798 Blood flow bypass catheters and methods for the delivery of medium to the vasculature and body ducts Feb. 18, 2014
8649847 Steerable shape sensing biopsy needle and catheter Feb. 11, 2014
8622934 Guidewire with two flexible end portions and method of accessing a branch vessel therewith Jan. 7, 2014
8608726 Vascular guidewire control apparatus Dec. 17, 2013
8605165 Apparatus and method for assisting monitoring of medication adherence Dec. 10, 2013
8600479 Guidance and implantation of catheters Dec. 3, 2013
8579832 Joining of sensor guide wire Nov. 12, 2013
8562568 Control handle with device advancing mechanism Oct. 22, 2013
8551020 Crossing guidewire Oct. 8, 2013
8532738 Visualization of catheter-tissue contact by map distortion Sep. 10, 2013
8532749 Angioplasty device Sep. 10, 2013
8517959 Guide wire for medical treatment Aug. 27, 2013
8496603 Wire torque apparatus, wire insertion devices, improved aneurysm clips and improved aneurysm clip applicators Jul. 30, 2013
8480598 Guide wire with soldered multilayer coil member Jul. 9, 2013
8480597 Color coded guide wire and methods of making same Jul. 9, 2013
8460214 Vascular guidewire system and method Jun. 11, 2013
8452377 Coil assembly for guiding a magnetic object in a workspace May. 28, 2013
8412311 Fluoroscopy-free guidewire systems and methods Apr. 2, 2013
8403866 Guide catheters for accessing cardiac sites Mar. 26, 2013
8376961 Micromachined composite guidewire structure with anisotropic bending properties Feb. 19, 2013
8371303 System and method for imaging endotracheal tube placement and measuring airway occlusion cuff pressure Feb. 12, 2013
8363259 Method for producing printed patches for optical and high-contrast guidance Jan. 29, 2013
8337424 Device for guiding or exchanging medical implements and medical exchange wire system Dec. 25, 2012
8332013 System and method for delivering a stent to a selected position within a lumen Dec. 11, 2012
8326401 MRI detectable obturator Dec. 4, 2012
8318088 Radiation sterilization of medical devices Nov. 27, 2012
8320711 Anatomical modeling from a 3-D image and a surface mapping Nov. 27, 2012
8308726 Electromagnetically controlled tissue cavity distending system Nov. 13, 2012
8298160 Wire convertible from over-the-wire length to rapid exchange length Oct. 30, 2012
8292828 Guide wire for a medical instrument Oct. 23, 2012
8290572 Method and system for navigating a catheter probe in the presence of field-influencing objects Oct. 16, 2012
8271068 Method for dynamic road mapping Sep. 18, 2012
8246904 Radiation sterilization of medical devices Aug. 21, 2012
8239003 System and method of integrating electromagnetic microsensors in guidewires Aug. 7, 2012
8167821 Multiple diameter guidewire May. 1, 2012
8137308 Catheter with adjustable deflection sensitivity Mar. 20, 2012
8126534 Medical catheter and system for inserting a catheter into a vessel Feb. 28, 2012
8090430 Methods and apparatus for acute or chronic delivery or substances or apparatus to extravascular treatment sites Jan. 3, 2012
8082064 Robotic arm and control system Dec. 20, 2011
8082018 System and method for multiple injection procedures on heart vessels Dec. 20, 2011
8019404 Apparatus and method for targeting a body tissue Sep. 13, 2011
8007489 Method and apparatus for curving a catheter Aug. 30, 2011
7967762 Ultra miniature pressure sensor Jun. 28, 2011
7959857 Radiation sterilization of medical devices Jun. 14, 2011
7955305 Needle inserter and method for infusion device Jun. 7, 2011
7951092 Guidewire loader apparatus and method May. 31, 2011

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