07083620 is referenced by 398 patents and cites 384 patents.

A hemostat-type device for ablative treatment of tissue, particularly for treatment of atrial fibrillation, is constructed with features that provide easy and effective treatment. A swiveling head assembly can allow the jaws to be adjusted in pitch and roll. Malleable jaws can permit curved lesion shapes. A locking detent can secure the jaws in a closed position during the procedure. An illuminated indicator provides confirmation that the device is operating. A fluid delivery system simplifies irrigated ablation procedures.

Title
Electrosurgical hemostat
Application Number
10/621893
Publication Number
7083620 (B2)
Application Date
July 17, 2003
Publication Date
August 1, 2006
Inventor
Mark R Bilitz
Minneapolis
MN, US
David J S Kim
Maple Grove
MN, US
Stephen J Roddy
Maple Grove
MN, US
Adam A Podbelski
Minneapolis
MN, US
Paul T Rothstein
Maple Grove
MN, US
Tom P Daigle
Corcoran
MN, US
Jack Goodman
Ann Arbor
MI, US
William G O Neill
Maple Grove
MN, US
Roderick E Briscoe
Rogers
MN, US
James R Keogh
Maplewood
MN, US
Alison A Lutterman
Minneapolis
MN, US
David E Francischelli
Anoka
MN, US
Scott E Jahns
Hudson
WI, US
Agent
Jeffrey J Hohenshell
Tom Berry
Assignee
Medtronic
MN, US
IPC
A61B 17/28
A61B 18/18
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