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Chris J Diederich, Michael D Lesh, James C Peacock III, Michael R Ross: Circumferential ablation device assembly. The Regents of the University of California, Atrionix, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, September 12, 2000: US06117101 (718 worldwide citation)

This invention is a circumferential ablation device assembly which is adapted to forming a circumferential conduction block in a pulmonary vein. The assembly includes a circumferential ablation element which is adapted to ablate a circumferential region of tissue along a pulmonary vein wall which ci ...


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Michael D Lesh, Michael Ronald Ross, Jonathan J Langberg, James C Peacock III: Circumferential ablation device assembly. The Regents of the University of California, Atrionix, Emory University, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, February 15, 2000: US06024740 (642 worldwide citation)

This invention is a circumferential ablation device assembly which is adapted to forming a circumferential conduction block in a pulmonary vein. The assembly includes a circumferential ablation element which is adapted to ablate a circumferential region of tissue along a pulmonary vein wall which ci ...


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Mark A Maguire, Martin F O&apos Sullivan, Edward L Carcamo, Michael D Lesh, Alan K Schaer, Kevin J Taylor, Guillermo P Picazo: Positioning system and method for orienting an ablation element within a pulmonary vein ostium. Atrionix, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, February 4, 2003: US06514249 (460 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a surgical device and method. More particularly, it relates to a tissue ablation device assembly and method using a circumferential ablation member in combination with a position monitoring assembly in order to position the circumferential ablation member along a circumfere ...


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Michael D Lesh, Michael Ronald Ross, Jonathan J Langberg, James C Peacock III: Circumferential ablation device assembly. Atrionix, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, June 12, 2001: US06245064 (334 worldwide citation)

This invention is a circumferential ablation device assembly which is adapted to forming a circumferential conduction block in a pulmonary vein. The assembly includes a circumferential ablation element which is adapted to ablate a circumferential region of tissue along a pulmonary vein wall which ci ...


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Mark A Maguire, Martin F O Sullivan, Edward L Carcamo, Michael D Lesh, Alan K Schaer, Kevin J Taylor, Guillermo P Picazo: Medical device with sensor cooperating with expandable member. Atrionix, March 22, 2005: US06869431 (285 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a method for attaching a sensor to an inflatable balloon. The method involves bonding the sensor to the balloon with an adhesive while the balloon is in an expanded state and then collapsing the balloon after the adhesive has at least partially cured. The method reduces the possibility ...


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Mark A Maguire, James C Peacock III: Circumferential ablation device assembly and methods of use and manufacture providing an ablative circumferential band along an expandable member. Atrionix, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, December 31, 2002: US06500174 (266 worldwide citation)

A medical balloon catheter assembly includes a balloon having a permeable region and a non-permeable region. The balloon is constructed at least in part from a fluid permeable tube such that the permeable region is formed from a porous material which allows a volume of pressurized fluid to pass from ...


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Michael D Lesh, Michael Ronald Ross, Jonathan J Langberg, James C Peacock III: Circumferential ablation device assembly. Atrionix, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, July 3, 2001: US06254599 (218 worldwide citation)

This invention is a circumferential ablation device assembly which is adapted to forming a circumferential conduction block in a pulmonary vein. The assembly includes a circumferential ablation element which is adapted to ablate a circumferential region of tissue along a pulmonary vein wall which ci ...


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Mark A Maguire, Michael R Ross: Surgical ablation probe for forming a circumferential lesion. Atrionix, June 22, 2004: US06752805 (216 worldwide citation)

This invention is a circumferential ablation device assembly which is adapted to form a circumferential conduction block in a pulmonary vein. The assembly generally comprises a handheld surgical ablation probe having a rigid shaft for insertion through a patient's chest and a circumferential ab ...


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Mark A Maguire, Michael D Lesh, James C Peacock III, Edward L Carcamo: Tissue ablation device assembly and method for electrically isolating a pulmonary vein ostium from an atrial wall. Atrionix, Vincent J Serrao, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 25, 2003: US06652515 (198 worldwide citation)

This invention is related to a tissue ablation system and method that treats atrial arrhythmia by ablating a circumferential region of tissue at a location where a pulmonary vein extends from an atrium. The system includes a circumferential ablation member with an ablation element and also includes ...


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Mark A Maguire, James C Peacock III, Alan K Schaer, Veijo Suorsa: Apparatus and method incorporating an ultrasound transducer onto a delivery member. Atrionix, July 29, 2003: US06599288 (150 worldwide citation)

A medical device assembly and method provides an ultrasound transducer mounted onto a catheter shaft. The ultrasound transducer is mounted such that there is a radial separation between the transducer and the underlying catheter shaft. The transducer is mounted on support structures which do not bri ...