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Bob Bencini, Frank Ingle, Joe Koblish, Rebecca Tin, Jim Mazzone, Byron Chun, David Lawrence: Electrical mapping and cryo ablating with a balloon catheter. Boston Scientific Scimed, Seager Tufte & Wickhem, March 6, 2012: US08128617 (102 worldwide citation)

In some implementations, a method of ablating body tissue includes (a) locating an inflatable balloon portion of a cryotherapy balloon catheter at a treatment site internal to a patient's body, and inflating the inflatable balloon portion; (b) employing electrodes that are disposed on an expandable ...


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Mike Perry, Corbett W Stone, Rolfe Tyson Gustus, Ronda Schreiber, Meital Mazor, Brian Conn: Selective drug delivery in a lumen. Vessix Vascular, Seager Tufte & Wickhem, March 12, 2013: US08396548 (93 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems are disclosed for selective drug or fluid delivery in a lumen through a coating or fluid delivery channels. One system includes an elongate catheter having a proximal end and a distal end with an axis therebetween, the catheter having a radially expandable balloon near the distal ...


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Eric J Barton, Kenneth B Kidder, Timothy M Tinsley, John S Fultz, Gregory W Young: HVAC remote control unit and methods of operation. Honeywell International, Seager Tufte & Wickhem, March 8, 2011: US07900849 (88 worldwide citation)

A comfort control system for controlling the comfort level in a building includes a comfort control unit and a remote control unit. The remote control unit communicates with the comfort control unit from a remote location. In one illustrative embodiment, the remote control unit includes a temperatur ...


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Steven R Hoglund, Jian Huang, Tony Liu, Paul G Schwendinger, David J Arneson, Brad Paine: HVAC zone control panel. Honeywell International, Seager Tufte Wickhem, March 8, 2011: US07904830 (84 worldwide citation)

A zone control panel that is easy and intuitive to use and to program. In some embodiments, a zone control panel may be configured to have an easy to use, single level menu structure with, for example, a configuration mode and/or a checkout mode. The configuration mode may, if present, include a num ...


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Frank W Ingle, Robert F Bencini, Josef V Koblish, Jonathan A Wohlgemuth, Paul Roche: Apparatus and methods for cryogenically ablating tissue and adjusting cryogenic ablation regions. Boston Scientific Scimed, Seager Tufte & Wickhem, July 9, 2013: US08480663 (78 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for performing cryogenic ablation of tissue and adjusting the size and/or location of a cryogenic cooling region. A cooling assembly may include tubes for dispensing and exhausting a coolant or refrigerant. One or both of the tubes may be moved, e.g., slidably adjusted, in orde ...


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David A Schultz, Chad W Koster, Cary Leen: User setup for an HVAC remote control unit. Honeywell International, Seager Tufte & Wickhem, May 1, 2012: US08167216 (75 worldwide citation)

An HVAC remote controller for use in an HVAC system is described. In some instances, the HVAC remote controller may include a wirelessly interface for communicating with one or more HVAC controllers and/or other HVAC devices. The HVAC remote controller may be configured to execute a user setup routi ...


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Michael E Landry, Larry T Khoo, Erik J Wagner, Charles R Forton, Robert J Jones: Spinal stabilization systems and methods using minimally invasive surgical procedures. Zimmer Spine, Seager Tufte & Wickhem, March 29, 2011: US07914558 (75 worldwide citation)

A spinal stabilization system may be formed in a patient. In some embodiments, a minimally invasive procedure may be used to form a spinal stabilization system in a patient. Bone fastener assemblies may be coupled to vertebrae. Each bone fastener assembly may include a bone fastener and a collar. Th ...


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Daniel M Lafontaine: Cryotreatment device and method. Boston Scientific Scimed, Seager Tufte & Wickhem, September 6, 2011: US08012147 (75 worldwide citation)

Devices and methods for cooling vessel walls to inhibit restenosis in conjunction with medical procedures such as coronary artery angioplasty. Stenosed vessel walls can be cooled prior to angioplasty, after angioplasty, or both. The invention is believed to inhibit restenosis through cooling to a te ...


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Gene Samson, Harold F Carrison: Mechanical clot treatment device. Target Therapeutics, Seager Tufte & Wickhem, January 25, 2011: US07875050 (74 worldwide citation)

An embolism treatment device includes an elongated core wire having a coil tip coupled to the distal end of the core wire and a cage assembly substantially coaxial to the core wire, having a first deployment shape and a second expanded shape. The core wire is freely moveable axially through the cage ...


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Roger Hastings, Anthony Vrba, Clara Davis: Renal denervation and stimulation employing wireless vascular energy transfer arrangement. Boston Scientific Scimed, Seager Tufte & Wickhem, June 25, 2013: US08473067 (71 worldwide citation)

Devices, systems, and methods provide for intravascular or extravascular delivery of renal denervation therapy and/or renal control stimulation therapy. Wireless vascular thermal transfer apparatuses and methods provide for one or both of production of current densities sufficient to ablate renal ne ...