US Patent No: 7,715,896

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Systems and methods for internal tissue penetration

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20040186368

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A medical system is a medical device, such as a catheter, that includes an inner core and an imager that is extendable from within an elongated tubular member and configured to penetrate a body tissue within a living body. The elongated tubular member has a distal end and is configured to slideably receive the inner core. The distal end is further configured to allow the inner core to advance outside the elongated member. The inner core has a distal end and is configured to rotate radially around a longitudinal axis of the elongated member. The device can further include an imager located at the distal end of the inner core, and the imager can be configured to image a body tissue and output an image signal to an imaging system communicatively coupled with the imager. The imaging system is configured to generate an image of the body tissue from the image signal of the imager when the imager is rotated and placed into contact with the body tissue such that the imager penetrates the body tissue.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
STRYKER CORPORATIONKALAMAZOO, MI815
STRYKER NV OPERATIONS LIMITEDMAPLE GROVE, MN, IE217

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Chopra, Gopal San Francisco, CA 8 33
Koger, James D Santa Cruz, CA 22 389
Ramzipoor, Kamal Union City, CA 89 839

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