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Daniel J Balbierz: Lung treatment apparatus and method. R ITA Medical Systems, Jacqueline F Mahoney, Peter J Dehlinger, Perkins Coie, August 3, 2004: US06770070 (511 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for obtaining a lung biopsy with an apparatus capable of sealing tears within the lung and pleural space to reduce the risk of pneumothorax or pulmonary hemorrhage. The apparatus includes an RF ablation apparatus having a lung biopsy device an energy delivery device including ...


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Steven A Daniel, Daniel J Balbierz, Robert D Russell, Robert Pearson, Andres Tamayo, Takehito Jimbo, Karen Frischmeyer: Bone-treatment instrument and method. Rita Medical Systems, Jacqueline F Mahoney, Peter J Dehlinger, Perkins Coie, September 23, 2003: US06622731 (439 worldwide citation)

Ablation devices and associated methods are provided for use in palliative treatment of a bone tumor on or in a compact bone region. The bone treatment devices include an elongate probe having a distal end. A proximal end of the probe supports placement in a location at or adjacent to the bone tumor ...


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Theodore C Johnson, Daniel J Balbierz, Robert Pearson: Method for detecting and treating tumors using localized impedance measurement. Rita Medical Systems, Jacqueline F Mahoney, Peter J Dehlinger, Perkins Coie, November 8, 2005: US06962587 (341 worldwide citation)

An embodiment of the invention provides a method for detecting and treating a tumor using tissue localized volumetric impedance measurement. The method includes providing an impedance measurement apparatus having a plurality of resilient members deployable with curvature and configured to sample tis ...


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Rob Pearson, Steve A Daniel, Daniel J Balbierz, Kee S Lee, Jessica Liang, Martha Getaneh: Tissue ablation apparatus and method. Rita Medical Systems, Jacqueline F Mahoney, Peter J Dehlinger, Perkins Coie, January 9, 2007: US07160296 (301 worldwide citation)

A tissue-ablation method and apparatus are disclosed. The apparatus includes a plurality of RF ablation electrodes, and a plurality of sensor elements, each movable from retracted to deployed positions in a tissue to be ablated. A control device in the apparatus is operatively connected to the elect ...


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Daniel J Balbierz, Pablo R Hambly, Jason S Stewart, David Cole: Multi-fire stapling systems and methods for delivering arrays of staples. Barosense, King & Spalding, Peter J Dehlinger, Kathleen A Frost, May 3, 2011: US07934631 (258 worldwide citation)

A staple housing includes an array of staples each in a staple delivery position or “ready position” ready to be fired into target tissue. A staple driver is advanceable to drive the ready-position staples from the staple head into the tissue using staple pushers. During use, the staples in the read ...


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David Cole, Andrew Smith, Samuel T Crews, Bretton Swope, Daniel J Balbierz: Endoscopic stapling devices and methods. Barosense, King & Spalding, Peter J Dehlinger, Kathleen A Frost, May 4, 2010: US07708181 (231 worldwide citation)

Described herein are endoscopic staplers used to apply one or more fasteners to body tissue. In one embodiment, a fastener-applying device, which is preferably a stapler, is passed transorally into the stomach and used to plicate stomach tissue by engaging tissue from inside of the stomach and drawi ...


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Daniel J Balbierz, Joseph R Thomas: Catheter with changeable number of lumens. Menlo Care, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & LoveJoy, October 20, 1992: US05156596 (170 worldwide citation)

A catheter assembly is provided. An attachment structure has a proximal end portion of an outer cannula attached to it. A needle is insertable through the outer cannula and the attachment structure. An inner cannula is attached to an inner cannula attachment region of the attachment structure. The i ...


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David L Morris, Steve A Daniel, Daniel J Balbierz: Tissue surface treatment apparatus and method. AngioDynamics, Jacqueline F Mahoney, Peter J Dehlinger, Perkins Coie, October 9, 2007: US07278991 (163 worldwide citation)

A method of controlling ablation volume depth includes providing a treatment apparatus. The apparatus comprises a housing having a proximal and distal end including a tissue contacting surface. The housing defines an interior with an energy delivery device positionable in the interior. The energy de ...


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Robert M Pearson, Steven A Daniel, Daniel J Balbierz, Theodore C Johnson, Zia Yassinzadeh: Impedance controlled tissue ablation apparatus and method. Angiodynamics, Perkins Coie, March 18, 2008: US07344533 (160 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for carrying our thermal ablation of target tissue is disclosed. The apparatus includes an RF ablation device having a multi-electrode electrode assembly designed to be deployed in target tissue, defining a selected-volume tissue region to be ablated, and having infusion chann ...


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Daniel J Balbierz, Jack M Walker, Joseph R Thomas, Robert S Bley: Softening expanding ureteral stent. Menlo Care, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, February 4, 1997: US05599291 (160 worldwide citation)

A ureteral stent comprising an elongated member having a proximal end portion and a distal end portion joined by a body portion. The elongated member has an initial outer diameter. A retention construction serves for retaining the member within the ureter. The member is formulated of a physiological ...