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Peter M J Mulier, Michael F Hoey: Method and apparatus for RF ablation and hyperthermia. Medtronic, Harold R Patton, Peter Forrest, September 15, 1998: US05807395 (498 worldwide citation)

A methods and apparatuses for ablation or hyperthermic treatment of body tissue are disclosed, wherein the application of radio-frequency ablative or hyperthermic energy is accompanied by the infusion of a conductive solution into the tissue, such that a virtual electrode is created. The virtual ele ...


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Peter M J Mulier, Michael F Hoey: Method and apparatus for R-F ablation. Medtronic, Reed A Duthler, Harold R Patton, July 11, 1995: US05431649 (471 worldwide citation)

An ablation catheter and a method of performing cardiac ablation. The catheter is provided with a hollow, helical electrode, which is screwed into cardiac tissue at a desired ablation site and connected to a source of R-F electrical energy to ablate the tissue adjacent the electrode. Prior to ablati ...


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Peter M J Mulier, Michael F Hoey: Tissue sealing electrosurgery device and methods of sealing tissue. Medtronic, Harold R Patton, Michael J Jaro, August 1, 2000: US06096037 (443 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgery medical device is enhanced with unique solution-assistance, and includes, in combination, co-operating device jaws including jaw portions for manipulating tissue, and a plurality of solution infusion openings defined and spaced along each of the jaw portions, for receiving electrol ...


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Michael F Hoey, Mark A Christopherson, Steven M Goetz: Apparatus and method for creating, maintaining, and controlling a virtual electrode used for the ablation of tissue. Medtronic, Thomas G Berry, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, February 1, 2005: US06849073 (426 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides an apparatus and a method for producing a virtual electrode within or upon a tissue to be treated with radio frequency alternating electric current, such tissues including but not limited to liver, lung, cardiac, prostate, breast, and vascular tissues and neoplasms. An ...


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Peter M J Mulier, Michael F Hoey: Method for R-F ablation. Medtronic, March 11, 1997: US05609151 (419 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for ablation of body tissue. A catheter provided with a hollow needle is employed both for mapping the location to be ablated by injection of an excitability reducing agent and for ablating tissue, employing RF energy in conjunction with an injected, conductive fluid.


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Michael F Hoey, Mark A Christopherson, Steven M Goetz: Apparatus and method for creating, maintaining, and controlling a virtual electrode used for the ablation of tissue. Medtronic, Dicke Billig & Czaja P A, June 25, 2002: US06409722 (407 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides an apparatus and a method for producing a virtual electrode within or upon a tissue to be treated with radio frequency alternating electric current. An apparatus in accordance with the present invention includes a supply of a conductive or electrolytic fluid to be prov ...


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Peter M J Mulier, Michael F Hoey: Ball point fluid-assisted electrocautery device. Medtronic, Harold R Patton, Peter Forrest, April 27, 1999: US05897553 (364 worldwide citation)

An electrocautery device is disclosed. In accordance with one aspect of the invention, the electrocautery electrode/tip is provided with a hollow, conductive tube terminating at its distal end in a ball point type tip. Fluid, preferably conductive fluid, is applied to the proximal end of the hollow ...


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Peter M J Mulier, Michael F Hoey: Tissue sealing electrosurgery device and methods of sealing tissue. Medtronic, Thomas G Berry, Michael J Jaro, Daniel W Latham, September 3, 2002: US06443952 (319 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgery medical device is enhanced with unique solution-assistance, and comprises, in combination, co-operating device jaws including jaw portions for manipulating tissue, and a plurality of solution infusion openings defined and spaced along each of the jaw portions, for receiving electro ...


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Peter M J Mulier, Michael F Hoey: Tissue sealing electrosurgery device and methods of sealing tissue. Medtronic, Thomas G Berry, Daniel W Latham, August 17, 2004: US06776780 (306 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgery medical device is enhanced with unique solution-assistance, and comprises, in combination, co-operating device jaws including jaw portions for manipulating tissue, and a pluraluty of solution infusion openings defined and spaced along each pf the jaw portions, for receiving electro ...


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Michael F Hoey, Corbett W Stone, Kevin Foley: Tissue discrimination and applications in medical procedures. Nu Vasive, Jonathan Spangler, July 6, 2004: US06760616 (300 worldwide citation)

A method and system for discriminating tissue types, controlling the level of therapy to tissue, and determining the health of a known tissue by measuring the characteristics an electrical signal applied to conductive element located within or by the tissue. Additionally, the method and system may b ...



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