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Robert J Crowley, John E Abele, Charles D Lennox, Susan M Ropiak: Catheters for imaging, sensing electrical potentials, and ablating tissue. Boston Scientific Corporation, Lyon & Lyon, December 21, 1999: US06004269 (991 worldwide citation)

An acoustic imaging system for use within a heart has a catheter (6), an ultrasound device (10) incorporated into the catheter (6), and an electrode (300, 304, 334, 394) mounted on the catheter (6). The ultrasound device (10) directs ultrasonic signals toward an internal structure in the heart to cr ...


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John E Abele, Steven Rowe, Christopher A Rowland, Michael G Vergano: Electro-coagulation and ablation and other electrotherapeutic treatments of body tissue. Boston Scientific Corporation, Fish & Richardson, April 4, 1995: US05403311 (949 worldwide citation)

A catheter includes a flexible elongated catheter body that defines a needle-receiving, or probe-receiving, lumen, a retractable tissue-penetrable needle, or probe, and an electrode mounted on the distal portion of the catheter body. The needle provides a fluid passage for introducing fluid into tis ...


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Robert J Crowley: Catheters for imaging, sensing electrical potentials, and ablating tissue. Boston Scientific Corporation, Fish & Richardson P C, December 31, 1996: US05588432 (812 worldwide citation)

An acoustic imaging system for use within a heart has a catheter, an ultrasound device incorporated into the catheter, and an electrode mounted on the catheter. The ultrasound device directs ultrasonic signals toward an internal structure in the heart to create an ultrasonic image, and the electrode ...


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Ronald David Adams, Lauren O Main, Scott E Swaffar, Charles H Pugsley Jr, David P Gordon: Endoscopic stapler. Boston Scientific Corporation, Kenyon & Kenyon, September 19, 2000: US06119913 (786 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic stapler includes a stapling head which is removably locatable on the distal end of an endoscope. The stapling head includes a stationary part which houses a removable staple cartridge and a movable part which includes an anvil for receiving and bending the ends of staples fired from th ...


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Ronald Sahatjian: Drug delivery system making use of a hydrogel polymer coating. Boston Scientific Corporation, Fish & Richardson, April 19, 1994: US05304121 (757 worldwide citation)

The invention features a catheter and methods for delivering drug to tissue at a desired location of the wall of a body lumen. The catheter is constructed for insertion in a body lumen and has a catheter shaft and an expandable portion mounted on the catheter shaft. The expandable portion is expanda ...


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John E Abele: Heart ablation catheter with expandable electrode and method of coupling energy to an electrode on a catheter shaft. Boston Scientific Corporation, Lyon & Lyon, January 19, 1999: US05860974 (714 worldwide citation)

An expandable ablation electrode is provided on a catheter constructed to access the heart. When the electrode is introduced to the heart, it is small and suitably flexible to maneuver through the torturous path. However, when the catheter is in place in the heart, the electrode is expansible in dia ...


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John E Abele, Douglas J Daniels, Donald E Robinson, Stephen R Thistle: Surgical instrument and method. Boston Scientific Corporation, Fish & Richardson, March 2, 1993: US05190541 (704 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument useful for laparoscopic surgery comprising an insulated shaft, a control means and a connection to an electrosurgical radiofrequency power source, its distal end being of general J-hook form having a tissue-engaging ledge, and the shaft supporting a tissue-engaging clamping or ...


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Charles D Lennox: Temperature controlled RF coagulation. Boston Scientific Corporation, Fish & Richardson, June 16, 1992: US05122137 (640 worldwide citation)

Radiofrequency medical devices for ohmic heating of tissue of a patient include a temperature sensor carried by and in thermally conductive relationship with a thermally conductive electrode. The sensor is connected for feedback to a control circuit that modulates RF power applied to the electrode a ...


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Michael A Savin, James E Windheuser, Richard A Noddin: Stent delivery system. Boston Scientific Corporation, Fish & Richardson, August 21, 1990: US04950227 (624 worldwide citation)

A stent delivery system to facilitate introduction and placement of a stent, including a catheter having an expansible distal portion constructed and arranged for expanding the outer diameter of the catheter from a contracted state to an expanded state; a stent positioned around the distal portion o ...


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Ronald David Adams, Lauren O Main, Scott E Swaffar, Charles H Pugsley Jr, David P Gordon: Endoscopic stapler. Boston Scientific Corporation, Kenyon & Kenyon, October 16, 2001: US06302311 (599 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic stapler includes a stapling head which is removably locatable on the distal end of an endoscope. The stapling head includes a stationary part which houses a removable staple cartridge and a movable part which includes an anvil for receiving and bending the ends of staples fired from th ...