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Gregory G Brucker, Steven D Savage: Ablation catheter system. Angeion Corporation, Patterson & Keough, March 19, 1996: US05500012 (781 worldwide citation)

An ablation catheter system, including a guiding/mapping catheter assembly and a laser catheter. The guiding/mapping catheter includes ring electrodes, tip electrodes, a moveable fixation wire, and a central catheter lumen for an ablation catheter. A laser catheter includes an optical fiber for pass ...


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Gregory G Brucker, Jerome Philip Saul, Steven D Savage: Fluid cooled and perfused tip for a catheter. Angeion Corporation, Patterson & Keough P A, July 1, 1997: US05643197 (338 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to an ablation catheter which controls the temperature and reduces the coagulation of biological fluids on a tip of a catheter, prevents the impedance rise of tissue in contact with the catheter tip, and maximizes the energy transfer to the tissue, thereby allowing an increase ...


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Steven D Savage, Gregory G Brucker: Steerable catheter. Angeion Corporation, Patterson & Keough, April 16, 1996: US05507725 (278 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a steering system for a catheter tip. The system includes wire members that extend through a catheter wall that are used to pull a distal portion of the catheter tip causing controlled, predetermined bending at the tip. Anchoring members located near the catheter tip connect ...


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Gregory G Brucker: Vascular sealing device and method. Beck & Tysver P L L C, October 2, 2001: US06296657 (181 worldwide citation)

A vascular closure device. In each embodiment, the device includes at least one relatively non-deformable surface member and a conformable and distensible member. Typically the conformable member is implemented as a balloon structure that is inflated with a liquid or gaseous medium. This inflation f ...


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Gregory G Brucker, Jerome Philip Saul, Steven D Savage: Fluid cooled and perfused tip for a catheter. Angeion Corporation, Brad Pedersen, January 25, 2000: US06017338 (162 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to an ablation catheter which controls the temperature and reduces the coagulation of biological fluids on a tip of a catheter, prevents the impedance rise of tissue in contact with the catheter tip, and maximizes the potential energy transfer to the tissue, thereby allowing an ...


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Edward A Barlow, Gregory G Brucker: Balloon catheter. Angeion Corporation, Hugh D Jaeger, May 12, 1992: US05112304 (136 worldwide citation)

A balloon consisting of braided fibers encapsulated between two plastic elastomeric materials affixes to a distal end of a catheter. The braided fibers provide reinforcement to contain pressure and determine the maximum diameter of the balloon on expansion. The elastomeric material provides for flui ...


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Wade M Johnson, Edward A Barlow, Gregory G Brucker: Hemostasis valve. Schneider Shiley, Haugen and Nikolai, June 12, 1990: US04932633 (134 worldwide citation)

A hemostasis valve gasket for use in an introducer which is integrally formed from an elastomeric material so as to exhibit resiliency and which is designed to close about small diameter objects, such as a guide wire and about larger diameter objects such as a working catheter or guide catheter to p ...


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Steven D Savage, Gregory G Brucker: Multi-fiber laser catheter. Angeion Corporation, Patterson & Keough P A, November 3, 1998: US05830209 (110 worldwide citation)

Laser catheters according to the invention include multiple optical fibers for delivery of laser energy to a pre-determined treatment site in the therapeutic treatment of cardiac tissue. A fixation device fixes the distal end of the catheter to the treatment site. Temperature sensing devices dispose ...


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Adam L Berman, Gregory G Brucker, Robert H Svenson: Assessment of lesion transmurality. Medical CV, Merchant & Gould P C, June 19, 2007: US07232437 (90 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for treating a body tissue in situ (e.g., an atrial tissue of a heart to treat) atrial fibrillation include a lesion formation tool is positioned against the heart surface. The lesion formation tool includes a guide member having a tissue-opposing surface for placement against ...


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Gregory G Brucker, Todd Hall, Enrique Malaret, David Byrd, Gerald Hubbs, Gregory Furnish, Josh Barber, Indaka Gunasekara, Benjamin Morris, Valerie Futral, Sava A Chernomordik, William C Mers Kelly, William A Reuss Jr, Simon Furnish, Michael W Wilson, Hacene Bouadi, John C Muskivitch, Matthew L Pease, David A Rahdert, Travis Rowe, Gregory M Ruhf, Brandon G Walsh, Claude Vidal, Thomas Banks, Russ Redmond: Bifurcated stent. SciMed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus P A, February 24, 2004: US06695877 (82 worldwide citation)

A bifurcated stent comprises a first stent section and a second stent section. Each stent section is expandable from a predeployed state to a deployed state independently from one another. The second stent section having an end engaged to a receiving region of the first stent section. In the deploye ...