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David K Gregoire, Salvatore Privitera, Edward Rhad: Biopsy instrument with multi-port needle. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Louis J Capezzuto, August 31, 1999: US05944673 (186 worldwide citation)

A surgical biopsy instrument for the extraction of at least one tissue sample from a body is described. The surgical biopsy instrument has a vacuum source and an outer elongated hollow piercing needle for the penetration of the body. The needle is rotatably fixed about the longitudinal axis and has ...


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David E Acker: Object location system and method using field actuation sequences having different field strengths. Biosense, Louis J Capezzuto, April 3, 2001: US06211666 (184 worldwide citation)

A method and system of operating a location system to locate objects in space, such as medical instruments (


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Assaf Govari, Andres Claudio Altmann, Yitzhack Schwartz, Yaron Ephrath: Hybrid magnetic-based and impedance-based position sensing. Biosense Webster, Louis J Capezzuto, May 19, 2009: US07536218 (177 worldwide citation)

A position sensing system includes a probe adapted to be introduced into a body cavity of a subject. The probe includes a magnetic field transducer and at least one probe electrodes. A control unit is configured to measure position coordinates of the probe using the magnetic field transducer. The co ...


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Yaron Keidar: Rendering of diagnostic imaging data on a three-dimensional map. Biosense, Louis J Capezzuto, November 18, 2003: US06650927 (177 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for mapping a structure in a body of a subject includes capturing a three-dimensional (3D) image of the structure comprising diagnostic information, and generating a 3D geometrical map of the structure using a probe inserted into the structure. The image is registered with the ...


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Mark Fogelberg, J David Hughett, C Kerwin Braddock, Michael E Boehm, David Stefanchik, Michael A Murray: Sterile occlusion fasteners and instrument and method for their placement. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Louis J Capezzuto, July 13, 1999: US05921997 (176 worldwide citation)

A clip, clip applier and method for ligating a tissue structure is provided. The applier has a two stage actuation. In the first stage, a tissue structure is positioned into the jaws of the clip applier. The jaws close and lock to a preset force to compress and temporarily occlude the tissue structu ...


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Assaf Govari, Andres Claudio Altmann, Yaron Ephrath: Robotically guided catheter. Biosense Webster, Louis J Capezzuto, July 3, 2012: US08214019 (172 worldwide citation)

Apparatus is provided for use with a steerable catheter that includes a thumb control adapted to control a deflection of a distal tip of the catheter. The apparatus includes a robot, including an end-effector, adapted to be coupled to the thumb control, and a controller, adapted to drive the end-eff ...


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James Walden Voegele, David C Brown, Paul Lawrence Erickson: Biopsy instrument with breakable sample segments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Louis J Capezzuto, May 15, 2001: US06231522 (170 worldwide citation)

A surgical biopsy instrument for the extraction of at least one tissue sample from a body is disclosed having a piercing needle for penetrating the body. The piercing needle has a distal piercing tip and an open proximal end and a passageway extending therebetween. The piercing needle has at least o ...


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Margarita Osadchy, Daniel Reisfeld: Method and apparatus for mapping a chamber of a heart. Biosense, Louis J Capezzuto, April 9, 2002: US06368285 (165 worldwide citation)

A method for intracardially mapping a condition such as an electrical or mechanical property of a chamber of a heart uses a catheter having a distal tip and at least one condition sensor contained therein or proximate thereto. The at least one sensor is capable of sensing condition information in th ...


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Shlomo Ben Haim, Ilan Greenberg, Boaz Bahar: Catheter having multiple arms with electrode and position sensor. Biosense, Louis J Capezzuto, June 3, 2003: US06574492 (164 worldwide citation)

A catheter for measuring physiological signals in a heart comprises a structure at a distal end of the catheter wherein the structure has a plurality of arms, an electrode fixed to each arm and a device for generating position information located on each arm. The arms are located near the long axis ...


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Scott D Wampler: Method for repairing tissue defects using ultrasonic radio frequency energy. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Louis J Capezzuto, July 10, 2001: US06257241 (161 worldwide citation)

A method of repairing a defect in tissue includes the steps of placing a prosthetic over a tissue defect and against surrounding tissue. The prosthetic is then embedded into the surrounding tissue by an application of pressure and ultrasonic energy to the prosthetic and the surrounding tissue on at ...