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Taylor Charles S, Aldrich William N, Baughman Thomas L, Benetti Federico J, Bennett Brian J, Billing Michael J, Fogarty Thomas J, Frantzen John J, Ginn Richard S, Glines Robert C, Green Harry L, Morejohn Dwight P, Regan Brent, Reis Eugene E, Salahieh Amr, Sepetka Ivan, Sherman Benjamin, Skieller Christian, Subramanian Valavanur A, Weller Gary B: Surgical instruments and procedures for stabilizing the beating heart during coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Cardiothoracic Sys, August 27, 1997: EP0791330-A2 (156 worldwide citation)

The invention is methods and devices which a surgeon may use to stabilize the beating heart during a surgical procedure on the heart. Pursuant to the invention, a stabilizing device is introduced through an opening in the chest and brought into contact with the beating heart. By contacting the heart ...


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Taylor Charles S, Aldrich William N, Benetti Federico J, Ferrari Richard M, Matheny Robert G, Morejohn Dwight P, Regan Brent, Reis Eugene E, Sepetka Ivan, Witt William F, Ginn Richard S: Access platform for internal mammary dissection. Cardiothoracic Sys, September 3, 1997: EP0792620-A2 (42 worldwide citation)

An access platform (10) having a first and a second blade (50,51) interconnected to a spreader member (12) that laterally drives the blades apart or together and a sternal pad (80,81) interconnected to a blade. The superior blade is pivotally coupled to the spreader member such that it naturally ris ...


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Aldrich William N, Miller Sidney D, Magnusson Steve L: Pantographic mount for a transducing head.. Ampex, August 14, 1991: EP0441035-A1 (2 worldwide citation)

A pantographic head mount comprising a pair of generally parallel flexible arms (14a, 14b) each solidly based at an inboard end and solidly affixed at an outboard end to a rigid structure (16) that carries a magnetic head (21) and is driven by an electomagnetic motor (27-31) positioned to hold the h ...


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Aldrich William N: An optical apparatus for electrically inter-coupling rotating and stationary devices.. Ampex, June 19, 1991: EP0432922-A2 (2 worldwide citation)

Transmission of one or more electrical signals from a rotary member to a stationary member is provided along one or more channels, with an array of optical emitters (E10,E12) positioned in a circle concentric with the axis of rotation of the rotatable member (20). A concentric array of facing optica ...


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Ginn Richard S, Aldrich William N, Belef W Martin: Apparatus for closing tissue punctures. Integrated Vascular Sys, October 23, 2002: EP1250096-A2 (1 worldwide citation)

Apparatus (10) for closing a puncture P in a wall of a vessel V includes an introducer sheath (12) and a housing (16) slidably disposed on an exterior surface of the sheath (12). A clip (62) is releasably disposed within a chamber of the housing (16), the clip (62) being expandable from a deployed c ...


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Ginn Richard S, Aldrich William N, Belef W Martin, Roe Steven N, Carley Michael T: Closure device and methods for making and using them. Integrated Vascular Sys, September 3, 2003: EP1339327-A2 (1 worldwide citation)

A vascular clip includes a peripheral body defining a plane, and tines extending from the body transversely with respect to the plane, the tines biased towards a planar configuration. The clip includes expandable elements disposed along its periphery that are biased to expand from compressed to expa ...


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Aldrich William N, Miller David: Methods and apparatus for treatment of obesity with an ultrasound device movable in two or three axes. Endovx, August 30, 2006: EP1695741-A1

Method and apparatus for treating obesity by an energy delivery device, such as a high focus ultrasound transducer, mounted for movement along two or three axes relative to the esophagus to deliver transesophageal energy to interrupt the function of vagal nerves. Preferably, movement along a longitu ...


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Aldrich William N, Miller David: A apparatus for testing disruption of a vagal nerve. Endovx, August 30, 2006: EP1695660-A1

Apparatus for disrupting a gastric vagal nerve in the gastroesophageal region and testing the function and disruption of the vagal nerve. In one example embodiment, a treatment device applies ultrasound at a high energy level, such as high intensity focused ultrasound, to a vagal nerve to disrupt it ...


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Ginn Richard S, Aldrich William N, Belef Martin W: Apparatus for closing an opening in tissue. Integrated Vascular Sys, November 9, 2005: EP1593347-A1

Apparatus for closing an opening in tissue, including an introduces sheath and a housing slidably disposed on an exterior surface of the sheath. A clip is releasably disposed within a chamber of the housing, the clip being expandable from a deployed configuration wherein tissue engaging portions of ...


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Belef Martin W, Aldrich William N, Carley Michael T, Jabba Ronald J, Salmon Stephen M, Pantages Anthony, Sagastegui Javier: Apparatus for delivering a closure device. Integrated Vascular Sys, November 16, 2005: EP1595505-A2

An apparatus for delivering a clip to close an opening through tissue includes a sheath and a carrier assembly including a clip therein that is slidable on the sheath. An actuator assembly is connectable to the sheath, and telescoping actuator members extend from the handle that are connectable to t ...