Guidewire for precision catheter positioning

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APP PUB NO 20020032391A1
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09930540

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The present invention comprises a guidewire having a compressible guide section capable of deflecting a catheter to abut a lumen wall. The compressible guide section exerts an outward radial force while it is at least partially compressed within a lumen. The guide section permits a physician to precisely locate a catheter within a body lumen and adjust a catheter tip orientation to be directed to a particular side of a body lumen. A method is disclosed for properly matching a guidewire and a catheter to operate together in the present invention, along with a force measuring instrument to assist in measuring a catheter's resistance force value. This method and systems of the present invention involve determining the exact force relationship between the compressible guide section and the resistance of the catheter in vitro.

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Kupiecki, David J San Francisco, CA 27 1507
Mah, Kathy M Mountain View, CA 7 583
McFann, Timothy B Redwood City, CA 7 376
Muskivitch, John C Cupertino, CA 8 622
Passafaro, James D Los Gatos, CA 12 1638
Williams, Ronald G Menlo Park, CA 33 5010

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