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John M Adams, Clifton A Alferness: Implantable myocardial ischemia monitor and related method. InControl, Foley & Lardner, August 4, 1992: US05135004 (301 worldwide citation)

An implantable device assists in the diagnosis of myocardial ischemia of a human heart and includes a plurality of electrodes and a like plurality of sense amplifiers for generating an electrogram for each of the electrodes. A digital to analog converter reads the voltage magnitudes of the electrogr ...


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John M Adams, William J Crowe, Grier S Fleischhauer, Jay A Fournier, Mohammad R Hajaligol, Willie G Houck Jr, Donald B Losee, Constance H Morgan, John D Naworal, H Neal Nunnally, John B Paine III, Wynn R Raymond, Robert L Ripley, Jeffrey I Seeman, Francis M Sprinkel, Michael L Watkins: Method and apparatus for using, cleaning, and maintaining electrical heat sources and lighters useful in smoking systems and other apparatuses. Philip Morris Incorporated, James T Moore, James E Schardt, Charles E B Glenn, March 9, 1999: US05878752 (214 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatuses for cleaning an electrical lighter are provided. A sleeve, e.g., ceramic or metal, surrounds the heater fixture, and a resistive heating element is in thermal proximity with the sleeve. The resistive heating element is either a dedicated element or the cigarette heating eleme ...


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Clifton A Alferness, John M Adams, Mark L Mathis, David G Reuter: Anchor and pull mitral valve device and method. Cardiac Dimensions, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, June 21, 2005: US06908478 (211 worldwide citation)

A device, system, and method effects mitral valve annulus geometry of a heart. The device includes a first anchor configured to be positioned within and fixed to the coronary sinus of the heart adjacent the mitral valve annulus within the heart. A cable is fixed to the first anchor and extends proxi ...


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Clifton A Alferness, John M Adams, John Melmoth Power: Mitral valve therapy device, system and method. Cardiac Dimensions, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, October 5, 2004: US06800090 (209 worldwide citation)

An assembly and method for effecting the condition of a mitral valve annulus of a heart includes a guide wire configured to be fed into the coronary sinus of the heart, and a mitral valve annulus therapy device configured to be slidingly received on the guide wire and advanced into the coronary sinu ...


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John M Adams, David G Reuter, Mark L Mathis, Scott J Wolf: Focused compression mitral valve device and method. Cardiac Dimensions, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, September 27, 2005: US06949122 (208 worldwide citation)

A mitral valve therapy device and method treats dilated cardiomyopathy. The device is configured to be placed in the coronary sinus of a heart adjacent to the mitral valve annulus. The device includes a force distributor that distributes an applied force along a pericardial wall of the coronary sinu ...


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John M Adams, Michael S Braunshteyn, Mohammad R Hajaligol, Wesley G Sanderson: Heater and method for efficiently generating an aerosol from an indexing substrate. Philip Morris Incorporated, Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, April 25, 2000: US06053176 (192 worldwide citation)

A system for heating a cigarette to evolve an aerosol upon consumer request comprises a cigarette and a lighter. The lighter includes a housing into which the cigarette is inserted, and a stationary heater inside the housing is positioned in thermal proximity to the cigarette. The cigarette is rotat ...


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Stefan J M Kraemer, John M Adams, Stephen T Vincent: Transoral endoscopic gastroesophageal flap valve restoration device, assembly, system and method. EsophyX, Graybeal Jackson Haley, September 14, 2004: US06790214 (143 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a device, assembly, and method for transoral endoscopic restoration of a gastroesophageal flap valve. The invention also provides a self-steering and self-closing tissue fixation device for tissue fixation, and an invaginator device for gripping and maneuvering tissue. The res ...


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John M Adams, Mikhail S Braunshteyn, Mary Ellen Counts, Gerald M Dale, Charles W Harris, Donald H Jones, Billy J Keen Jr, Wesley G Sanderson, Barry S Smith, Brett W Stevenson, Susan E Wrenn: Cigarette and method of manufacturing cigarette for electrical smoking system. Philip Morris Incorporated, Charles E B Glenn, James E Schardt, Kevin B Osborne, September 16, 1997: US05666976 (128 worldwide citation)

A method of manufacturing cigarettes including the steps of establishing a succession of 2-up hollow plugs in alternating relation to 2-up tobacco plugs and wrapping same in a tobacco web and overwrap, severing the resultant continuous rod at mid points of preselected 2-up tobacco plugs and severing ...


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John M Adams, Mary Ellen Counts, Grier S Fleischhauer, Kenneth S Houghton, Willie G Houck Jr, Billy J Keen Jr, Wesley G Sanderson, Susan E Wrenn: Cigarette for electrical smoking system. Philip Morris Incorporated, Charles E B Glenn, James E Schardt, James T Moore, December 2, 1997: US05692526 (114 worldwide citation)

A novel cigarette of an electrical cigarette system and method of making same, the cigarette comprising a tubular tobacco web and a plug disposed within said tubular tobacco web which provides a structural connection that remains intact after a smoking of the cigarette. The disclosure includes a dou ...


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John M Adams, Clifton A Alferness, Paul E Krevenhagen: Atrial defibrillator, lead systems, and method. InControl, Foley & Lardner, July 18, 1995: US05433729 (101 worldwide citation)

An implantable atrial defibrillator provides a pulse of defibrillating electrical energy to the atria of the heart in synchronism with sensed R waves in response to non-coincident sensing of an R wave at first and second areas of the heart. The defibrillating pulse is provided after a predetermined ...