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John M Swoyer, Warren Starkebaum: Implantable medical device affixed internally within the gastrointestinal tract. Medtronic, Thomas F Woods, Keith M Campbell, Thomas G Barry, June 22, 2004: US06754536 (215 worldwide citation)

A GI tract stimulator and/or monitor IMD comprising a housing enclosing electrical stimulation and/or monitoring circuitry and a power source and an elongated flexible member extending from the housing to an active fixation mechanism adapted to be fixed into the GI tract wall is disclosed. After fix ...


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John M Swoyer, Martin T Gerber: Percutaneous medical probe and flexible guide wire. Medtronic, Thomas G Berry, Eric R Waldkoetter, Thomas F Woods, January 28, 2003: US06512958 (202 worldwide citation)

A medical instrument for obtaining access to a site within the body directly inserted through the skin or through an incision in the skin to enable introduction of further medical instruments to the percutaneously accessed site or from the percutaneously accessed site to a more remote site in the bo ...


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John M Swoyer, Warren Starkebaum, Martin T Gerber, Tim Herbert: Implantable bifurcated gastrointestinal lead with active fixation. Medtronic, Thomas F Woods, April 5, 2005: US06876885 (140 worldwide citation)

Bifurcated, active fixation, gastrointestinal leads adapted to be implanted within the body at a site of the GI tract to conduct electrical stimulation and electrical signals of the GI tract between the gastrointestinal stimulator and the site are disclosed. The GI tract lead has a lead body compris ...


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John M Swoyer, Warren Starkebaum, Martin T Gerber, Tim Herbert: Implantable gastrointestinal lead with active fixation. Medtronic, Thomas F Woods, October 4, 2005: US06952613 (96 worldwide citation)

Active fixation, gastrointestinal leads adapted to be implanted within the body at a site of the GI tract to conduct electrical stimulation from an implantable or external gastrointestinal stimulator to the site and to conduct electrical signals of the GI tract from the site to the implantable or ex ...


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Timothy W Holleman, Phong D Doan, Kenneth R Brennen, John M Swoyer: Atraumatic screw-in lead. April 2, 1991: US05003992 (87 worldwide citation)

An electrical stimulation lead incorporating an electrode assembly which dispenses a drug adjacent the stimulation site. The lead is provided with a fixation helix located at the distal end of the lead. An electrode may be extended distally within the helix. When extended, the electrode serves as a ...


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John M Swoyer, Yelena G Tropsha, Julie M Woessner, Mark A Christopherson: TUNA device with integrated saline reservoir. Medtronic, Scott A Marks, January 29, 2008: US07322974 (85 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for ablating a target tissue are discussed. Such methods and apparatus include those that simplify tissue ablation. For example, a tissue ablation device having an actuator, such as a trigger mechanism, coupled to a power source and an electrode is discussed. A single step of e ...


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John M Swoyer: Medical electrical lead. Harold Patton, Michael J Jaro, November 4, 1997: US05683445 (85 worldwide citation)

A transvenous bipolar lead specifically designed for coronary sinus implantation. The lead has essentially two main characteristics, the distal end has a 45-degree pre-shape to facilitate introduction of the lead through a catheter and provide optimal positioning of the lead within the coronary sinu ...


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John M Swoyer, Martin T Gerber, Keith Carlton, George J Mamo, Michele Spinelli, Steven David Hartle: Implantable medical electrical stimulation lead fixation method and apparatus. Medtronics, Shumaker & Sieffert P A, October 11, 2011: US08036756 (71 worldwide citation)

An implantable medical electrical lead particularly for stimulation of the sacral nerves comprises a lead body extending between a distal end and a proximal end, and the distal end having at least one electrode of an electrode array extending longitudinally from the distal end toward the proximal en ...


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John M Swoyer, Jeffrey S Gagnon: High efficiency neurostimulation lead. Greatbatch, Michael F Scalise, June 1, 2010: US07729781 (68 worldwide citation)

Devices and methods for stimulating nerves, such as peripheral nerves are described. Some devices can include small cross-section lead bodies having one or more electrodes in the round distal portion, the electrodes having a substantially planar surface within the distal portion of the lead which is ...


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John M Swoyer, Peter B McIntyre, James E Upton, Annette M Hebzynski, Joseph F Lessar: Medical electrical lead having a crush resistant lead body. Medtronic, Michael J Jaro, Harold Patton, September 1, 1998: US05800496 (68 worldwide citation)

A medical lead which has a connector assembly coupled to an electrode by a lead body, the lead body is designed so as to have greater resistance to crush fatigue in the area which is located between the rib and clavicle when implanted. In particular the lead body of the present invention features an ...