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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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Philip J Haarstad, Christopher P Olig, Paul T Rothstein, Michael J Hobday, David J S Kim, James R Keogh: Method and system for organ positioning and stabilization. Medtronic, Mike Jaro, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, March 4, 2008: US07338434 (86 worldwide citation)

This invention provides a heart positioning device, method and system for positioning, manipulating, holding, grasping, immobilizing and/or stabilizing a heart. The heart positioning device may include a suction head and a shaft with a means for remotely changing the position of the head from a firs ...


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Jack Goodman, Tom Daigle, Douglas H Gubbin, David J S Kim: Apparatus for temporarily engaging body tissue. Medtronic, Thomas G Berry, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, March 15, 2005: US06866628 (41 worldwide citation)

An improved tissue engagement device such as a suction stabilizer or retractor. The stabilizer or retractor is provided with one or more suction pods mounted to the distal end of a flexible arm. The flexible arm is coupled to a base assembly, which attaches the arm to an associated retractor or othe ...


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Roderick E Briscoe, David J S Kim: Surgical tool for engagement of body tissue. Medtronic, Thomas G Berry, Daniel W Latham, July 6, 2004: US06758809 (28 worldwide citation)

An improved stabilizer or retractor or other surgical tool having an elongated distal arm carrying a tissue-contacting mechanism at its distal end and a tensioning mechanism at its proximal end for locking functional components of the tool in a desired position or configuration. The tensioning mecha ...


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David J S Kim, Eric J Boone: Methods and apparatus providing suction-assisted tissue engagement. Medtronic, Mike Jaro, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, July 15, 2008: US07399272 (10 worldwide citation)

A device for providing suction to tissue is disclosed. A method of suctioning tissue is also disclosed.


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Jack Goodman, Tom Daigle, Douglas H Gubbin, David J S Kim: Apparatus for temporarily engaging body tissue. Medtronic, Jeffrey J Hohenshell Esq, December 25, 2007: US07311664 (9 worldwide citation)

An improved tissue engagement device such as a suction stabilizer or retractor. The stabilizer or retractor is provided with one or more suction pods mounted to the distal end of a flexible arm. The flexible arm is coupled to a base assembly, which attaches the arm to an associated retractor or othe ...


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Philip J Haarstad, Christopher P Olig, Paul T Rothstein, Michael J Hobday, William J Steinberg, David J S Kim, Thomas P Daigle, Ann M Thomas, Brian J Ross, Steven C Christian, Robert H Reetz, Douglas H Gubbin: Methods and apparatus providing suction-assisted tissue engagement through a minimally invasive incision. Medtronic, Mike Jaro, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, February 24, 2009: US07494460 (7 worldwide citation)

Suction-assisted tissue-engaging devices, systems, and methods are disclosed that can be employed through minimal surgical incisions to engage tissue during a medical procedure through application of suction to the tissue through a suction member applied to the tissue. A shaft is introduced into a b ...


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Paul T Rothstein, Roderick E Briscoe, David E Francischelli, David J S Kim, Alison Lutterman: Compound bipolar ablation device and method. Medtronic, Mike Jaro, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, July 20, 2010: US07758580 (3 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for ablating target tissue adjacent pulmonary veins of a patient. The ablation device can include a lower jaw assembly including a proximal jaw having a proximal electrode and a distal jaw having a distal electrode, and an upper jaw assembly including an upper jaw having an uppe ...


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Philip J Haarstad, Christopher P Olig, Paul T Rothstein, Michael J Hobday, William A Steinberg, David J S Kim, Thomas P Daigle, Ann M Thomas, Brian J Ross, Steven C Christian, Robert H Reetz, Douglas H Gubbin: Methods and apparatus providing suction-assisted tissue engagement through a minimally invasive incision. Medtronic, May 28, 2013: US08449449 (1 worldwide citation)

Suction-assisted tissue-engaging devices, systems, and methods are disclosed that can be employed through minimal surgical incisions to engage tissue during a medical procedure through application of suction to the tissue through a suction member applied to the tissue. A shaft is introduced into a b ...


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Philip J Haarstad, Christopher P Olig, Paul T Rothstein, Michael J Hobday, William A Steinberg, David J S Kim, Thomas P Daigle, Ann M Thomas, Brian J Ross, Steven C Christian, Robert H Reetz, Douglas H Gubbin: Methods and apparatus providing suction-assisted tissue engagement through a minimally invasive incision. Medtronic, May 27, 2014: US08734320

Suction-assisted tissue-engaging devices, systems, and methods are disclosed that can be employed through minimal surgical incisions to engage tissue during a medical procedure through application of suction to the tissue through a suction member applied to the tissue. A shaft is introduced into a b ...