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Dennis D Elsberry, Mark T Rise, Gary W King: Method of treating movement disorders by brain stimulation and drug infusion. Medtronics, Banner & Witcoff, July 25, 2000: US06094598 (243 worldwide citation)

Techniques using one or more drugs and electrical stimulation for treating neural disorders, including movement disorders resulting in abnormal motor response, by means of an implantable signal generator and electrode and an implantable pump and catheter. A sensor is used to detect activity resultin ...


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Than Nguyen, Hung Nguyen, Mykim Nguyen, Stanley Komatsu, Robrecht Michiels: Heart valve prosthesis and methods of manufacture and use. Medtronics CoreValve, William L Haynes, Mike Jaro, March 29, 2011: US07914569 (195 worldwide citation)

A heart valve prosthesis is provided having a self-expanding multi-level frame that supports a valve body comprising a skirt and plurality of coapting leaflets. The frame transitions between a contracted delivery configuration that enables percutaneous transluminal delivery, and an expanded deployed ...


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Brian Cox, Michael A Evans, Allan Will, Jay A Lenker, Steven W Kim, Kirsten Freislinger: Endoluminal prostheses and therapies for highly variable body lumens. Medtronics, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox PLLC, September 4, 2001: US06283991 (144 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a branching endoluminal prosthesis for use in branching body lumen systems which includes a trunk lumen and first and second branch lumens. The prostheses comprises a radially expandable tubular trunk portion having a prosthetic trunk lumen, and radially expandable tub ...


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Thomas J Fogarty, Kirsten Freislinger, Steven Weinberg, Brian J Cox, Michael A Evans, Steven W Kim, Jay A Lenker: Stitched stent grafts and methods for their fabrication. Medtronics, September 26, 2000: US06123722 (134 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides modular intraluminal tubular prostheses, particularly stents and stent-grafts, for the treatment of disease conditions, particularly aneurysms. Modular sections of the prostheses, or "prosthetic modules," may be selectively combined to form a composite prosthesis havin ...


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John M Swoyer, Martin T Gerber, Keith Carlton, George J Mamo, Michele Spinelli, Steven David Hartle: Implantable medical electrical stimulation lead fixation method and apparatus. Medtronics, Shumaker & Sieffert P A, October 11, 2011: US08036756 (71 worldwide citation)

An implantable medical electrical lead particularly for stimulation of the sacral nerves comprises a lead body extending between a distal end and a proximal end, and the distal end having at least one electrode of an electrode array extending longitudinally from the distal end toward the proximal en ...


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Olaf Eick: Detecting coagulum formation. Medtronics, Paul H McDowall, Daniel G Chapin, Girma Wolde Michael, March 7, 2006: US07008417 (62 worldwide citation)

Techniques for detecting coagulum formation on an ablation electrode make use of an ablation electrode that is connected to a radio-frequency (RF) generator capable of applying a small amount of RF energy that is not cell destructive. The temperature at the ablation electrode can be precisely measur ...


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John E Burnes, Yong K Cho, David Igel, Luc R Mongeon, John C Rueter, Harry Stone, Jodi Zilinski: Algorithm for the automatic determination of optimal AV an VV intervals. Medtronics, Michael C Soldner, Girma Wolde Michael, June 5, 2007: US07228174 (59 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices for determining optimal Atrial to Ventricular (AV) pacing intervals and Ventricular to Ventricular (VV) delay intervals in order to optimize cardiac output. Impedance, preferably sub-threshold impedance, is measured across the heart at selected cardiac cycle times as a measure of ...


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Henrik E Pedersen, Malcolm G S Williams, Alain Minoz, Arch W Butler: Ambulatory recorder having a real time and non-real time processors. Medtronics, Thomas F Woods, Michael J Jaro, Harold Patton, November 28, 2000: US06154668 (52 worldwide citation)

An ambulatory recorder having real time non-real time processors is described. The real time processor handles sampling functions while the non real time processor handles other functions, such as high processing operations associated with multitasking, graphical user interface, floating point calcu ...


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Vladimir Redko, Kenneth M Alo: Method for percutaneous implant of a paddle style lead. Medtronics, Banner & Witcoff, April 22, 2003: US06553264 (42 worldwide citation)

A needle and method for introduction of a paddle style lead near a spinal column or other nervous system structures, central or peripheral, of a patient includes a body having a proximal end and a distal end, and a lumen with a continuous oblong cross section. The distal end of the body has an intro ...


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Scott H West: Electrophysiology catheter with multifunction wire and method for making. Medtronics, Daniel W Latham, Harold R Patton, March 7, 2000: US06035224 (33 worldwide citation)

An electrophysiology catheter (2) includes a handle (4) and a catheter shaft (6) having a flexible tip portion (22) with one or more electrodes (26, 28). A radial deflection wire (42) connects the tip portion to a first manipulator (10) at the handle to radially deflect the tip portion to a curved s ...