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Gregory G Brucker, Robert H Svenson: Cardiac lesions with continuity testing. Medical CV, Merchant & Gould P C, March 4, 2008: US07338485 (4 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for treating in situ biologic tissue include identifying a patient with a condition susceptible to treatment by forming a lesion in the tissue and accessing a surface of the tissue. A lesion formation tool is positioned against the accessed surface. The tool includes an optica ...


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Gregory G Brucker, Enrique Malaret, Todd Hall, David Byrd, Gerald Hubbs, Gregory Furnish, Josh Barber, Indaka Gunasekara, Benjamin Morris, Valerie Futral, Sava A Chernomordik, William C Mers Kelly, William A Reuss, Simon Furnish, Michael A Wilson, Hacene Bouadi, John C Muskivitch, Matthew L Pease, David A Rahdert, Travis Rowe, Gregory M Ruhf, Brandon G Walsh, Thomas Banks, Russ Redmond, Claude Vidal: Bifurcated stent and delivery system. Boston Scientific Scimed, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus P A, July 20, 2010: US07758634 (1 worldwide citation)

A bifurcated stent includes a first stent section and a second stent section. The first stent section is balloon expandable, has an unexpanded configuration, an expanded configuration, and a tubular wall defining a secondary opening. The secondary stent section is self-expanding and an end of the se ...


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Wesley Pedersen, Robert A Van Tassel, Robert S Schwartz, Gregory G Brucker, Skott E Greenhalgh: Valvuloplasty catheter. InterValve, Inskeep IP Group, July 16, 2013: US08486102 (1 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides an aortic valvuloplasty catheter which, in one preferred embodiment, has a tapered distal balloon segment that anchors within the left ventricle outflow track of the patient's heart and a rounded proximal segment which conforms to the aortic sinuses forcing the valve l ...


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Gregory G Brucker, Robert H Svenson: Malleable energy wand for maze procedure. Medical CV, Merchant & Gould P C, January 30, 2007: US07169142 (1 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for treating a biological tissue of a patient in situ includes an optical fiber for guiding a coherent waveform of a selected wavelength to a fiber tip. The wavelength is selected to have a low absorption in water. The fiber tip is contained within a guide member having a discharge bore ...


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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, Simon Furnish, Michael W Wilson, Hacene Bouadi, John C Muskivitch, Matthew L Pease, David A Rahdert, Travis Rowe, Gregory M Ruhf, Brandon G Walsh, Thomas Banks, Russ Redmond, Claude Vidal: Bifurcated stent. Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus Pa, November 21, 2002: US20020173840-A1 (1 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 ...


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Wesley Pedersen, Robert A Van Tassel, Robert S Schwartz, Gregory G Brucker, Skott E Greenhalgh: Valvuloplasty catheter. InterValve, Inskeep IP Group, June 28, 2016: US09375555

The present invention provides an aortic valvuloplasty catheter which, in one preferred embodiment, has a tapered distal balloon segment that anchors within the left ventricle outflow track of the patient's heart and a rounded proximal segment which conforms to the aortic sinuses forcing the valve l ...


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Benjamin T Ewing, Gregory G Brucker, Scott A Bednar, John R Periard, Ashok A Sharma, Steven D Savage, Arthur E Uber III, Brian P Dickerson: Method of coating a folded catheter balloon. Bayer Intellectual Property, September 8, 2015: US09126025

Various methods for optimizing coating of medical devices, such as balloon catheters are disclosed. One method configures catheter balloon folds based on balloon diameter and volume. Other methods include using a specifically-sized protective sheath, using a vacuum, using pressure, pulling the ballo ...