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Thomas J Fogarty, David B Willis, Thomas A Howell, George D Hermann, Peter M Wilson, M Elizabeth Bush: Device for accurately marking tissue. Thomas J Fogarty, Morrison & Foerster, June 18, 2002: US06405733 (235 worldwide citation)

This invention is an improved tissue localizing device for fixedly yet removably marking a volume of tissue containing a suspect region for excision without penetrating that volume. This invention also encompasses methods for deployment of the localizing device and its excision along with the marked ...


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Jack W Moorman, M Elizabeth Bush: Track ablation device and methods of use. Vivant Medical, Lyon & Lyon, March 12, 2002: US06355033 (151 worldwide citation)

A modular biopsy, ablation and track coagulation needle apparatus is disclosed that allows the biopsy needle to be inserted into the delivery needle and removed when not needed, and that allows an inner ablation needle to be introduced and coaxially engaged with the delivery needle to more effective ...


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Jack W Moorman, M Elizabeth Bush: Modular biopsy and microwave ablation needle delivery apparatus adapted to in situ assembly and method of use. Vivant Medical, Lyon & Lyon, October 23, 2001: US06306132 (149 worldwide citation)

A modular biopsy, ablation and track coagulation needle apparatus is disclosed that allows the biopsy needle to be inserted into the delivery needle and removed when not needed, and that allows an inner ablation needle to be introduced and coaxially engaged with the delivery needle to more effective ...


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Drew A Hoffmann, M Elizabeth Bush: Lead having an integrated defibrillation/sensing electrode. Ventritex, Steven M Mitchell, M Elizabeth Bush, Mark J Meltzer, July 9, 1996: US05534022 (136 worldwide citation)

An implantable defibrillator lead having an improved integrated bipolar defibrillation electrode is disclosed. The defibrillation electrode is electrically connected to the lead conductor at the distal end, and has an increased surface area portion at the distal end, for bipolar sensing with a right ...


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M Elizabeth Bush, Eric S Fain, Drew A Hoffmann, Benjamin D Pless: Lead with septal defibrillation and pacing electrodes. Ventritex, Steven M Mitchell, M Elizabeth Bush, Mark J Meltzer, November 4, 1997: US05683447 (115 worldwide citation)

A lead system for use with an implantable pacemaker/cardioverter/defibrillator. The lead system includes a securable pace/sense electrode positioned between the distal tip of the lead and the tricuspid valve. The distal tip of the lead is positioned at the apex of the right ventricle and may or may ...


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Benjamin D Pless, Steven M Mitchell, M Elizabeth Bush: Pulse generator with case that can be active or inactive. Ventritex, Steven M Mitchell, M Elizabeth Bush, Mark J Meltzer, April 15, 1997: US05620477 (115 worldwide citation)

A pulse generator having a housing for enclosing and containing pulse generator defibrillation circuitry, particularly adapted to allow for ease of manufacture and use, is disclosed. At least one surface of the housing is electrically conductive and connected to the pulse generator circuitry for del ...


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Jack W Moorman, M Elizabeth Bush: Modular biopsy and microwave ablation needle delivery apparatus adapted to in situ assembly and method of use. Vivant Medical, Morrison & Foerster, November 25, 2003: US06652520 (107 worldwide citation)

A modular biopsy, ablation and track coagulation needle apparatus is disclosed that allows the biopsy needle to be inserted into the delivery needle and removed when not needed, and that allows an inner ablation needle to be introduced and coaxially engaged with the delivery needle to more effective ...


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Dany Berube, M Elizabeth Bush: Microwave ablation instrument with insertion probe. AFx, Beyer Weaver & Thomas, December 4, 2001: US06325796 (100 worldwide citation)

A microwave ablation assembly and method including a relatively thin, elongated probe (


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Drew A Hoffmann, M Elizabeth Bush: Implantable cardiac electrode with rate controlled drug delivery. Ventritex, M Elizabeth Bush, Steven M Mitchell, Mark J Meltzer, March 5, 1996: US05496360 (88 worldwide citation)

A body implantable electrode with rate controlled drug delivery is disclosed. A body implantable lead is provided for the delivery of stimulation energy to a desired body site includes a drug dispenser carried by the lead which retains a drug to be dispensed at least adjacent the desired body stimul ...


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M Elizabeth Bush, Craig E Mar, Peter A Altman, Paul M Paspa: Crush resistant implantable lead. Ventritex, Steven M Mitchell, M Elizabeth Bush, Mark J Meltzer, October 7, 1997: US05674272 (87 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed toward providing a composite lead body design for pacing and defibrillation leads. This lead body design improves the lead crush resistance in the lead segment that is implanted in the patient's clavicular region, while maintaining good fatigue resistance in the lea ...