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George C Rosar, Ken W Bachofer, James L Pokorney, James E Graf: Electrosurgical apparatus. St Jude Medical, Leydig Voit & Mayer, April 5, 1994: US05300068 (648 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical apparatus for cutting tissue and for ablating occlusions includes a pulse generator for selectively generating a train of pulses of electrical energy for application to a wire having an attached electrode, the generator having a variable output impedance, the wire and the electrod ...


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James F Zucherman, Ken Y Hsu, Charles J Winslow, Henry A Klyce: Spine distraction implant. St Francis Medical Technologies, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, April 11, 2000: US06048342 (571 worldwide citation)

A spine distraction implant alleviates pain associated with spinal stenosis and facet arthropathy by expanding the volume in the spine canal and/or neural foramen. The implant provides a spinal extension stop while allowing freedom of spinal flexion.


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James F Zucherman, Ken Y Hsu, Charles J Winslow, Henry A Klyce: Spine distraction implant. St Francis Medical Technologies, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, May 30, 2000: US06068630 (492 worldwide citation)

A spine distraction implant alleviates pain associated with spinal stenosis and facet arthropathy by expanding the volume in the spine canal and/or neural foramen. The implant provides a spinal extension stop while allowing freedom of spinal flexion.


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James F Zucherman, Ken Y Hsu, Charles J Winslow, Henry A Klyce: Supplemental spine fixation device and method. St Francis Medical Technologies, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, September 17, 2002: US06451019 (467 worldwide citation)

A supplemental spine fixation device and method is used in association with a primary spine fixation device. The supplemental spine fixation device includes a guide and spacer for distracting apart adjacent spinous processes and the device has hook members which hook about the first and second spino ...


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Richard D Bucholz: System for indicating the position of a surgical probe within a head on an image of the head. St Louis University, Senniger Powers Leavitt & Roedel, January 24, 1995: US05383454 (452 worldwide citation)

A system for indicating a position of a tip of a probe which is positioned within an object on cross-sectional, scanned images of the object. The object includes reference points and the images of the object include reference images corresponding to the reference points. An array for receiving radia ...


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Stephen T Kuehn, Thomas F Hinnenkamp, William R Holmberg, Darrin J Bergman, Scott D Moore, Terry L Shepherd: Mitral and tricuspid valve repair. St Jude Medical, Peter S Dardi, Hallie A Finucane, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, December 26, 2000: US06165183 (444 worldwide citation)

A novel approach to mitral or tricuspid valve repair involves the performance of an edge-to-edge fastening/securing of opposing heart valve leaflets through a catheter entering the heart. Thus, a device is introduced including a leaflet fastener applicator through a cardiac catheter or other suitabl ...


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Rassoll Rashidi: Electrophysiology/ablation catheter having lariat configuration of variable radius. St Jude Medical Atrial Fibrillation Division, July 25, 2006: US07081114 (418 worldwide citation)

A remotely deflectable electrophysiology/ablation catheter of the type intended for placing into an interior passage of the heart is disclosed. The distal end of this elongated tubular catheter has a pair of tension/compression members each with a flattened end portion connected to the distal electr ...


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David Yun: Spine fixation device and method. St Francis Medical Technologies, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, June 24, 2003: US06582433 (411 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a device and method that immobilizes the vertebral bodies by immobilizing the respective spinous process extending therefrom. The device contains a spacer extending from a body with the spacer adapted to be positioned between adjacent spinous processes so that the spacer may ...


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Todd A Berg, Alex A Peterson, William J Swanson, Paul J Hindrichs: Apparatus and methods for closing septal defects and occluding blood flow. St Jude Medical ATG, Edward M Arons, Fish & Neave, March 30, 2004: US06712836 (407 worldwide citation)

Plugs and methods for plugging septal defects and blood vessels are provided. Plugs are delivered via catheter to a septal defect or a location where it is desired to occlude blood flow in a blood vessel. The plugs are positioned and expanded at the treatment site. The expansion of the plugs can be ...


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Richard D Bucholz: System for indicating the position of a surgical probe within a head on an image of the head. St Louis University, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, April 6, 1999: US05891034 (385 worldwide citation)

A system for determining a position of a probe relative to an object such as a head of a body of a patient. The head includes a surface such as a forehead having a contour. Cross sectional images of the head are scanned and stored as a function of the forehead contour. If the forehead contour does n ...