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Scott E Jahns, David E Francischelli, Alison A Lutterman, James R Keogh, Roderick E Briscoe, William G O Neill, Jack Goodman, Tom P Daigle, Paul T Rothstein, Adam A Podbelski, Stephen J Roddy, David J S Kim, Mark R Bilitz: Electrosurgical hemostat. Medtronic, Tom Berry, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, August 1, 2006: US07083620 (398 worldwide citation)

A hemostat-type device for ablative treatment of tissue, particularly for treatment of atrial fibrillation, is constructed with features that provide easy and effective treatment. A swiveling head assembly can allow the jaws to be adjusted in pitch and roll. Malleable jaws can permit curved lesion s ...


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David E Francischelli, Roderick E Briscoe, Paul T Rothstein, David Jin Sung Kim, James R Keogh, Tom P Daigle, Adam A Podbeliski, Stephen J Roddy, Steve Christian, Brian Ross, James Skarda, Scott E Jahns, Alison Lutterman: Electrosurgical hemostat. Medtronic, June 21, 2011: US07963963 (265 worldwide citation)

A hemostat-type device for ablative treatment of tissue, particularly for treatment of atrial fibrillation, is constructed with features that provide easy and effective treatment. The device may include a swiveling head assembly that allows the jaws to be adjusted in pitch and/or roll. The device ma ...


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Philip J Haarstad, Christopher P Olig, Paul T Rothstein, Michael J Hobday, David J S Kim, James R Keogh: Method and system for organ positioning and stabilization. Medtronic, Mike Jaro, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, March 4, 2008: US07338434 (86 worldwide citation)

This invention provides a heart positioning device, method and system for positioning, manipulating, holding, grasping, immobilizing and/or stabilizing a heart. The heart positioning device may include a suction head and a shaft with a means for remotely changing the position of the head from a firs ...


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Steven C Christian, Paul T Rothstein, Tom P Daigle: Ablation device with jaws. Medtronic, Mike Jaro, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, July 28, 2009: US07566334 (68 worldwide citation)

System, device and method for ablating target tissue adjacent pulmonary veins of a patient through an incision. An ablation device can include a hinge including a cam assembly, a moving arm, a floating jaw, and a lower jaw. Fingers can engage the floating jaw to hold the floating jaw in a first posi ...


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Jason Quill, Cynthia T Clague, Paul T Rothstein: Transcatheter valve with torsion spring fixation and related systems and methods. Medtronic, February 18, 2014: US08652204 (62 worldwide citation)

Described is a prosthetic valve, comprising: an expandable stent including an inner lumen and having a first and a second end; and a spring attached to the first end of the expandable stent; wherein the expandable stent and the spring can expand radially to a desired diametric configuration in order ...


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Matthew D Bonner, Paul T Rothstein, Prasanga D Hiniduma Lokuge, James R Keogh, Raymond W Usher, Scott Eric Jahns, Victor T Chen: Devices and methods for interstitial injection of biologic agents into tissue. Medtronic, Mike Jaro, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, December 8, 2009: US07628780 (21 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for injecting biological agents into tissue. Devices are provided having elongate shafts and distal injection heads for driving needles into tissue and injecting medical agents into the tissue through the needles. A longitudinal force directed along the shaft can be translated ...


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Sarah Ahlberg, Sara Simma, Paul T Rothstein, Martin Clements, Damian Jelich, Timothy G Laske, Cynthia Clague, Michael Green, Paul Iaizzo: System and method for closure of an internal opening in tissue, such as a trans-apical access opening. Medtronic, May 27, 2014: US08734484 (19 worldwide citation)

A method for closing an opening at a target site including bodily tissue including embedding a plurality of self-closing clips into the target site in a spaced apart manner about a perimeter of the opening. Each of the clips has opposing clip ends and an intermediate segment. A flexible tether is co ...


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Asha S Nayak, Matthew D Bonner, Paul T Rothstein, Prasanga D Hiniduma Lokuge, James R Keogh, Raymond W Usher, Scott E Jahns, Victor T Chen: Devices and methods for interstitial injection of biologic agents into tissue. Medtronic, Mike Jaro, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, June 22, 2010: US07740623 (17 worldwide citation)

The current invention discloses a method for treating infracted/ischemic injury to a myocardium by injecting a substance into the myocardium. The injected substance helps to prevent negative adaptive remodeling by providing mechanical reinforcement or mechanical reinforcement combined with biologica ...


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Paul T Rothstein, Paul Pignato, Thomas Daigle, Jack Goodman: Surgical suture holding device. Medtronic, Mike Jaro, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, May 25, 2010: US07722632 (8 worldwide citation)

A device for holding a surgical suture including a base, a guide body, a cam body, a bearing member, and a spring member. The base has a top side, a front edge, and a back edge. The guide body projects from the top side of the base and defines a guide face having an entrance side and an exit side. T ...


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Philip J Haarstad, Christopher P Olig, Paul T Rothstein, Michael J Hobday, William J Steinberg, David J S Kim, Thomas P Daigle, Ann M Thomas, Brian J Ross, Steven C Christian, Robert H Reetz, Douglas H Gubbin: Methods and apparatus providing suction-assisted tissue engagement through a minimally invasive incision. Medtronic, Mike Jaro, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, February 24, 2009: US07494460 (7 worldwide citation)

Suction-assisted tissue-engaging devices, systems, and methods are disclosed that can be employed through minimal surgical incisions to engage tissue during a medical procedure through application of suction to the tissue through a suction member applied to the tissue. A shaft is introduced into a b ...