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Scott E Jahns, David E Francischelli, Alison A Lutterman, James R Keogh, Roderick E Briscoe, William G O Neill, Jack Goodman, Tom P Daigle, Paul T Rothstein, Adam A Podbelski, Stephen J Roddy, David J S Kim, Mark R Bilitz: Electrosurgical hemostat. Medtronic, Tom Berry, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, August 1, 2006: US07083620 (398 worldwide citation)

A hemostat-type device for ablative treatment of tissue, particularly for treatment of atrial fibrillation, is constructed with features that provide easy and effective treatment. A swiveling head assembly can allow the jaws to be adjusted in pitch and roll. Malleable jaws can permit curved lesion s ...


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Stephen Ainsworth, Jianhua Yang: Self-closing surgical clip for tissue. Medtronic, Tom Berry, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, July 5, 2005: US06913607 (293 worldwide citation)

A self-closing fastener is described that comprises a clip passable through a tissue opening. The fastener is adapted for holding by a mechanism in an open configuration for passing through the tissue, followed by releasing the fastener from the holding mechanism, allowing the clip to remain in the ...


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James B Hissong, Fred B Dinger: Methods of using high intensity focused ultrasound to form an ablated tissue area containing a plurality of lesions. Medtronic, Tom Berry, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, August 30, 2005: US06936046 (215 worldwide citation)

A method of thermal ablation using high intensity focused ultrasound energy includes the steps of positioning an ultrasound emitting member, emitting ultrasound energy from the ultrasound emitting member, focusing the ultrasound energy, ablating with the focused ultrasound energy to form an ablated ...


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John D Nguyen, Arthur Hill, Laurent Schaller: Minimally invasive annuloplasty procedure and apparatus. Medtronic, Tom Berry, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, July 26, 2005: US06921407 (196 worldwide citation)

Clips of a self-closing type are used in annuloplasty procedures. Each clip is generally U-shaped with two end points separated from each other when it is constrained to be in an open configuration, but tends to coil up to assume its naturally closed configuration if the constraint is removed. A plu ...


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John D Nguyen, Arthur Hill, Laurent Schaller: Minimally invasive annuloplasty procedure and apparatus. Medtronic, Tom Berry, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, July 19, 2005: US06918917 (195 worldwide citation)

Clips of a self-closing type are used in annuloplasty procedures. Each clip is generally U-shaped with two end points separated from each other when it is constrained to be in an open configuration, but tends to coil up to assume its naturally closed configuration if the constraint is removed. A plu ...


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David J Stanton, Gregory A Hrdlicka, Charles M Meyerson, Todd A Kallmyer: Handheld patient programmer for implantable human tissue stimulator. Medtronic, Curtis D Kinghorn, Terry L Wiles, Tom Berry, June 19, 2001: US06249703 (189 worldwide citation)

A patient programmer for facilitating patient control over an implanted medical device, such as an implanted spinal cord stimulator or the like, is disclosed. A programmer in accordance with the present invention is a portable, light-weight, easy to use patient programmer. The programmer enables a p ...


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Koen Michels, Nicolaas Lokhoff, Matthew D Bonner: Anatomical space access tools and methods. Medtronic, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, Tom Berry, May 10, 2005: US06890295 (181 worldwide citation)

Medical devices and methods for accessing an anatomical space of the body and particularly for penetrating the epicardium to access pericardial space and the epicardial surface of the heart in a minimally invasive manner employing suction are disclosed. The distal end of a tubular access sleeve havi ...


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Liem Ho, Isidro Matias Gandionco, Nga T Doan: Tissue connector apparatus with cable release. Medtronic, Tom Berry, Jeff Hohenshell, November 1, 2005: US06960221 (175 worldwide citation)

A tissue connector assembly comprising a clip movable between an open configuration and a closed configuration and a mechanical restraining device including a plurality of strands releasably attachable to the clip for restraining the clip in its open configuration. A needle may be releasably attache ...


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John E Kast, Charles E Peters, Jeffrey J Clayton: Implantable medical device with external recharging coil electrical connection. Medtronic, Tom Berry, Eric Waldkoetter, John Albrecht, January 7, 2003: US06505077 (163 worldwide citation)

A rechargeable implantable medical device with an improved external recharging coil electrical connection resistant to corrosion is disclosed. The electrical connection couples the external recharging coil to a recharge feedthrough. The rechargeable implantable medical device can be a medical device ...


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Scott E Jahns, Donald N Jensen, David Lipson, Jon M Ocel, Gregory P Werness: Suction stabilized epicardial ablation devices. Medtronic, Tom Berry, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, November 1, 2005: US06960205 (150 worldwide citation)

A suction assisted ablation device having a support surface, suction elements disposed adjacent the support surface, at least one electrode and at least one suction conduit is provided. The device may further include fluid openings, which allow fluid to irrigate target tissue and aid in ablation. A ...