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Michael Hoey, Corbett Stone, Kevin Foley: Tissue discrimination and applications in medical procedures. NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, May 23, 2006: US07050848 (279 worldwide citation)

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


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John H Shadduck, Michael Hoey: Medical instruments and techniques for treating pulmonary disorders. Tsunami MedTech, Levine Bagade Han, February 22, 2011: US07892229 (38 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for delivering energy to lung tissue, for example to cause lung volume reduction. In one embodiment, an elongated catheter has a handle portion that includes an interior chamber that is supplied with a biocompatible liquid media under pressure. An energy source delivers energy ...


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John H Shadduck, Michael Hoey: Medical instruments and techniques for treating pulmonary disorders. Tsunami MedTech, Levine Bagade Han, May 29, 2012: US08187269 (30 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for delivering energy to lung tissue, for example to cause lung volume reduction. In one embodiment, an elongated catheter has a handle portion that includes an interior chamber that is supplied with a biocompatible liquid media under pressure. An energy source delivers energy ...


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Robert Barry, Dean Corcoran, Brian Cran, Michael Hoey, Sheldon Lee, Peter Lyons: High pressure and high temperature vapor catheters and systems. Uptake Medical, Michael Hoey, Shay Glenn, August 9, 2011: US07993323 (25 worldwide citation)

Devices and systems are described for treating intraluminal locations such as in a patient's lung. The device has an elongated shaft with an inner lumen, preferably defined by an inner tubular member, formed of heat resistant polymeric materials such as polyimide. The device also has an outer surfac ...


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Clois E Powell, James F Gadberry, Michael Hoey: Organoclay compositions prepared from ester quats and composites based on the compositions. Southern Clay Products, Eric B Meyertons, Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C, September 7, 2004: US06787592 (24 worldwide citation)

Organoclays based on specific types of ester quats are found to be remarkably effective for use in preparing nanocomposites. These organoclays comprise the reaction product of a smectite clay and a quaternary ammonium compound (or “quat”) which comprises two esterified radicals hereinafter called a ...


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Michael Hoey, John H Shadduck: Medical system and method of use. Tsunami MedTech, Levine Bagade Han, November 12, 2013: US08579892 (15 worldwide citation)

An instrument and method for applying thermal energy to targeted tissue. An instrument and method for tissue thermotherapy. In one embodiment, a method includes providing a vapor source comprising a pump configured for providing a flow of liquid media from a liquid media source into a vaporization c ...


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Michael Hoey, Peter Gehlbach: Smooth muscle chemical pacemaker. Regents of the University of Minnesota, Patterson & Keough, January 24, 1995: US05383873 (15 worldwide citation)

Methods and articles of manufacture are provided for treating disorders of smooth muscle function in organ systems. A treatment element comprises a biocompatible polymer matrix loaded with a neuroactive substance. The device is placed in contact with the targeted organ system in a manner effecting a ...


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Michael Hoey: Medical system and method of use. Tsunami MedTech, Levine Bagade Han, November 12, 2013: US08579893 (14 worldwide citation)

A tissue evacuation device may be designed to provide a high-energy fluid (e.g., a heated vapor) to targeted tissue for breaking down the targeted tissue, such as the nucleus of an intervertebral disc. An inner tube positioned within an outer tube, having a nozzle coupled to distal ends of the tubes ...


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John H Shadduck, Michael Hoey: Medical instrument and method of use. Tsunami MedTech, Levine Bagade Han, May 21, 2013: US08444636 (14 worldwide citation)

An instrument for thermally-mediated therapies in targeted tissue volumes or for volumetric removal of tissue. In one embodiment, the instrument has an interior chamber that includes a diffuser structure for diffusing a biocompatible conductive fluid that is introduced under high pressure. The inter ...


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Michael Hoey, Corbett Stone, Kevin Foley: Tissue discrimination and applications in medical procedures. NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, Rory Schermerhorn, January 3, 2012: US08090436 (13 worldwide citation)

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