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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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Neal A Scott, Stephen R Hanson, Spencer B King III, Laurence A Harker: Stent sheath for local drug delivery. Emory University, Needle & Rosenberg, January 24, 1995: US05383928 (348 worldwide citation)

This invention provides a sheath for encompassing at least a portion of a stent to locally deliver a drug to an arterial wall or lumen into which the stent has been inserted, comprising a polymer and a drug incorporated within the polymer, the polymer sheath encompassing at least a portion of the st ...


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Stephen R Hanson, Neal A Scott, Spencer B King III, Christos Markou: Device and method for non-occlusive localized drug delivery. Emory University, Needle & Rosenberg P C, November 16, 1999: US05985307 (256 worldwide citation)

A device for the local delivery of a substance into a natural tissue conduit in the mammalian body. The device provides a means for locally delivering a substance into the boundary layer of fluid flowing through the conduit without substantially disrupting the fluid flow therethrough. For example, a ...


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John D Puskas: Devices and methods for vagus nerve stimulation. Emory University, Michael Best & Friedrich, July 4, 2006: US07072720 (236 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to apparatus and methods for electrically inducing and pharmacologically maintaining cardiac asystole. The present invention combines electrostimulation of the vagus nerve to transiently arrest the heart, and the administration of a pharmaceutical composition that suppr ...


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Elliot L Chaikof, Peter J Ludovice: Self-expanding intraluminal composite prosthesis. Emory University, Georgia Tech Research, Needle & Rosenberg P C, April 21, 1998: US05741325 (232 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a self-expanding intraluminal composite prosthesis comprised of a rigid reinforcing component and sealing component. The prosthesis may be fabricated as either a straight or bifurcated tubular structure and is applicable to the treatment of any bodily passage including, but ...


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Donald R Humphrey: Systems, methods, and devices for controlling external devices by signals derived directly from the nervous system. Emory University, James L Ewing IV, Geoff L Sutcliffe, Kilpatrick Stockton, January 9, 2001: US06171239 (220 worldwide citation)

A system and method control prostheses and other devices with signals received by sensors implanted directly in the brain or other parts of the nervous system of a subject/patient and transmitted to an external receiver. Included in the system are sensors in the form of bundles of small, insulated, ...


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Stephen R Hanson, Neal A Scott, Spencer B King III, Laurence A Harker: Device for local drug delivery and methods for using the same. Emory University, Needle & Rosenberg PC, January 20, 1998: US05709874 (213 worldwide citation)

A device for the local delivery of a substance into a natural tissue conduit in the mammalian body. The device has a substance delivery segment which provides a means for locally delivering a substance into the boundary layer of fluid flowing through the conduit without disrupting the fluid flow the ...


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Ron Waksman, Thomas D Weldon, Raphael F Meloul, Richard A Hillstead, Jonathan J Rosen, George K Bonnoitt Jr, David S Halpern, Charles E Larsen, Ian R Crocker: Catheter apparatus for radiation treatment of a desired area in the vascular system of a patient. Novoste Corporation, Emory University, Cook McFarron & Manzo, May 4, 1999: US05899882 (206 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and method are described for delivery of a treating element, such as a radiation source, through a catheter to a desired site in the intraluminal passageways of a patient, such as a coronary artery, for inhibiting the formation of scar tissue such as may occur in restenosis following ballo ...


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Jonathan J Langberg, Andreas Bollmann: Method, system and apparatus for determining prognosis in atrial fibrillation. Emory University, Kilpatrick Stockton, June 30, 1998: US05772604 (190 worldwide citation)

A system, apparatus and method for determining prognosis in atrial fibrillation non-invasively detects electrical activity of the heart with external electrodes, such as with ECG leads. The diagnostic system, apparatus and method provide a non-invasive technique to classify the severity of atrial fi ...


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Keith P Thompson: Intraocular lens for restoring accommodation and allows adjustment of optical power. Emory University, James W Thomas Kayden Horstemeyer & Risley Kayden, March 4, 1997: US05607472 (160 worldwide citation)

An accommodating lens is designed to be inserted into a substantially intact capsulary bag having a capsulorexis opening in its anterior wall. The lens has an accommodating portion adapted to be affixed to the anterior wall of the capsulary bag adjacent the opening. The focal length of the deformabl ...