US Patent No: 4,846,186

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Flexible guidewire

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A guidewire suited for inserting both diagnostic and therapeutic catheters. The guidewire has an initial uniform diameter segment that is coated with Telfon along a majority of its length. This core station tapers along a uniform portion to a second constant diameter segment surrounded by a flexible spring tip. The core again tapers in a region where the flexible spring separates from the core. The core is then flattened to increase flexibility within the flexible spring and the flattened core and spring are brazed together at a extreme distal tip portion to form a hemispherical distal guidewire tip.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
CORDIS CORPORATIONMIAMI LAKES, FL834

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Box, John W Miami, FL 10 687
Donadio, James V Natick, MA 1 197

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
4,619,274 Torsional guide wire with attenuated diameter 155 1985
4,721,117 Torsionally stabilized guide wire with outer jacket 225 1986
 
MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (1)
4,763,647 Dual coil steerable guidewire 148 1987

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (54)
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5,497,783 Guidewire having radioscopic tip 61 1994
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5,725,570 Tubular medical endoprostheses 143 1996
6,497,709 Metal medical device 46 1997
6,277,084 Ultrasonic medical device 29 1997
6,527,802 Clad composite stent 60 1997
6,132,388 Guide wire tip 21 1997
6,290,721 Tubular medical endoprostheses 207 1997
6,287,331 Tubular medical prosthesis 82 1998
6,475,167 Guide wire tip 10 2000
7,101,392 Tubular medical endoprostheses 24 2001
6,918,882 Guidewire with stiffness blending connection 47 2001
7,074,197 Composite guidewire 76 2002
7,153,277 Composite medical device with markers 30 2002
8,113,916 Straightening and centerless grinding of wire for use with medical devices 0 2003
7,044,921 Medical device with changeable tip flexibility 9 2003
8,167,821 Multiple diameter guidewire 0 2003
7,001,369 Medical device 33 2003
8,337,519 Embolic protection filtering device 0 2003
7,833,175 Medical device coil 1 2003
7,540,845 Medical device coil 1 2003
7,785,273 Guidewire with reinforcing member 1 2003
7,824,345 Medical device with push force limiter 4 2003
7,632,242 Catheter including a compliant balloon 2 2004
7,540,865 Medical device 18 2005
7,850,623 Elongate medical device with continuous reinforcement member 7 2005
7,618,379 Composite guidewire 5 2005
8,152,742 Crossing guide wire with corrugated shaping ribbon 0 2006
8,048,060 Medical device 1 2006
7,951,093 Composite medical device with markers 0 2006
8,556,914 Medical device including structure for crossing an occlusion in a vessel 0 2006
8,022,331 Method of making elongated medical devices 0 2007
7,993,286 Composite guidewire 0 2007
8,414,506 Composite guidewire 0 2007
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8,409,114 Composite elongate medical device including distal tubular member 1 2007
8,105,246 Elongate medical device having enhanced torque and methods thereof 0 2007
7,914,467 Tubular member having tapered transition for use in a medical device 3 2007
8,551,020 Crossing guidewire 0 2007
7,841,994 Medical device for crossing an occlusion in a vessel 0 2007
8,449,526 Torqueable soft tip medical device and method of usage 0 2007
8,376,961 Micromachined composite guidewire structure with anisotropic bending properties 0 2008
8,535,243 Medical devices and tapered tubular members for use in medical devices 0 2008
8,182,465 Medical device 1 2009
8,137,293 Guidewires including a porous nickel-titanium alloy 0 2009
8,021,329 Catheter including a compliant balloon 1 2009
8,231,551 Elongate medical device with continuous reinforcement member 2 2010
8,551,021 Guidewire with an improved flexural rigidity profile 0 2011
8,540,668 Catheter including a compliant balloon 0 2011
8,636,716 Medical device 0 2012
 
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CORDIS CORPORATION (18)
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5,267,574 Guidewire with spring and a heat shrinkable connection 43 1992
5,322,508 Guidewire fluid delivery system and method of use 77 1993
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5,411,033 Atherectomy guidewire 2 1993
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5,406,960 Guidewire with integral core and marker bands 56 1994
5,421,349 Atraumatic proximal guidewire end 19 1994
5,497,785 Catheter advancing guidewire and method for making same 59 1994
5,549,580 Catheter having a flexible distal tip and method of manufacturing 11 1995
5,830,155 Guidewire assembly 36 1995
5,836,892 Guidewire with radiopaque markers 54 1995
6,039,699 Stiff catheter guidewire with flexible distal portion 54 1996
5,762,615 Guideware having a distal tip with variable flexibility 21 1996
5,807,279 Guidewire having radiopaque distal tip 26 1996
5,876,356 Superelastic guidewire with a shapeable tip 36 1997
6,409,683 Medical guidewire with improved coil attachment 21 1999
 
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (13)
5,007,434 Catheter tip attitude controlling guide wire 79 1989
5,605,162 Method for using a variable stiffness guidewire 112 1993
5,345,945 Dual coil guidewire with radiopaque distal tip 192 1993
5,957,903 Variable stiffness guidewire 172 1997
6,390,993 Guidewire having linear change in stiffness 82 1998
6,464,650 Guidewire with smoothly tapered segment 23 1998
6,491,648 Guidewire with tapered flexible core segment 47 2000
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6,652,472 Guidewire with smoothly tapered segment 26 2002
7,494,474 Polymer coated guidewire 10 2003
7,878,985 Guidewire having linear change in stiffness 2 2003
7,455,646 Polymer coated guide wire 19 2007
8,308,660 Guidewire having linear change in stiffness 0 2011
 
VITAL ACCESS CORPORATION (11)
6,623,494 Methods and systems for intraluminally directed vascular anastomosis 50 1999
6,656,151 Vascular access devices and systems 18 2000
6,595,941 Methods for external treatment of blood 16 2000
7,160,311 Locking compression plate anastomosis apparatus 24 2000
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6,652,542 External anastomosis operators and related systems for anastomosis 38 2000
6,663,590 Vascular occlusal balloons and related vascular access devices and systems 30 2001
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7,124,570 Apparatus and methods for fluid occlusion of an access tube anastomosed to an anatomical vessel 9 2003
8,109,949 Systems for forming an anastomosis 0 2007
7,922,734 Methods for forming an anastomosis with a vessel having everted tissue 1 2007
 
REVASCULAR THERAPEUTICS INC. (10)
6,059,767 Steerable unitary infusion catheter/guide wire incorporating detachable infusion port assembly 14 1998
6,746,422 Steerable support system with external ribs/slots that taper 13 2001
7,381,198 Steerable distal support system 10 2004
7,628,763 Guidewire for crossing occlusions or stenoses 6 2004
8,043,312 Guidewire for crossing occlusions or stenoses 0 2005
8,657,821 Method and system for reversibly controlled drilling of luminal occlusions 0 2008
8,043,314 Guidewire for crossing occlusions or stenoses 0 2009
8,162,891 Delivery and exchange catheter for storing guidewire 0 2009
8,353,922 Guidewire for crossing occlusions or stenoses 1 2011
8,496,680 Guidewire for crossing occlusions or stenoses 0 2012
 
MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (7)
5,147,317 Low friction varied radiopacity guidewire 137 1990
5,606,981 Catheter guidewire with radiopaque markers 59 1995
RE37148 Guidewire tip construction 16 1996
5,840,046 Guidewire having hydrophilic coating 42 1996
5,776,100 Nickel titanium guide wires for occlusion and drug delivery 38 1996
6,042,876 Guidewire having hydrophilic coating 23 1998
6,361,557 Staplebutton radiopaque marker 85 2000
 
TARGET THERAPEUTICS, INC. (7)
5,409,015 Deformable tip super elastic guidewire 113 1993
5,636,642 Deformable tip super elastic guidewire 45 1995
6,139,510 Super elastic alloy guidewire 159 1995
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5,749,837 Enhanced lubricity guidewire 65 1996
5,769,796 Super-elastic composite guidewire 114 1997
 
SCOPE MEDICAL, INC. (6)
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BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY (4)
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COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (3)
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TERUMO CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS CORPORATION (3)
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BRIVANT RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT LIMITED (2)
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MEDTRONIC, INC. (2)
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ASAHI INTECC CO., LTD. (1)
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C.R. BARD, INC. (1)
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International Bioview, Inc. (1)
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MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
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MICRO THERAPEUTICS, INC. (1)
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NIPRO CORPORATION (1)
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Northwest Technology Center, Inc. (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
4,983,169 Catheter for angiography 34 1989
5,131,406 Guide for introduction of catheters into blood vessels and the like 42 1990
8,702,626 Guidewires for performing image guided procedures 0 2006