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Robert S Kieval, Peter T Keith, Matthew M Burns, Thomas R Hektner, Gina L Hansen: Devices and methods for cardiovascular reflex control. CVRx, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, February 18, 2003: US06522926 (645 worldwide citation)

Devices, systems and methods by which the blood pressure, nervous system activity, and neurohormonal activity may be selectively and controllably reduced by activating baroreceptors. By selectively and controllably activating baroreceptors, the present invention reduces excessive blood pressure, sym ...


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Robert E Atkinson, Peter T Keith: Devices and methods for the treatment of spinal disorders. SpinLabs, June 11, 2002: US06402750 (642 worldwide citation)

Devices and methods for treating a damaged intervertebral disc to reduce or eliminate associated back pain. Dynamic bias devices and reinforcement devices are disclosed, which may be used individually or in combination, to eliminate nerve impingement associated with the damaged disc, and/or to reinf ...


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Robert E Atkinson, Peter T Keith: Devices and methods for the treatment of spinal disorders. Spinalabs, December 28, 2004: US06835205 (447 worldwide citation)

Devices and methods for treating a damaged intervertebral disc to reduce or eliminate associated back pain. Dynamic bias devices and reinforcement devices are disclosed, which may be used individually or in combination, to eliminate nerve impingement associated with the damaged disc, and/or to reinf ...


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Patrick M McCarthy, Cyril J Schweich Jr, Todd J Mortier, Peter T Keith, Michael J Kallok: Methods and devices for improving cardiac function in hearts. Myocor, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, June 18, 2002: US06406420 (441 worldwide citation)

Various methods and devices are disclosed for improving cardiac function in hearts having zones of infarcted (akinetic) and aneurysmal (dyskinetic) tissue regions. The methods and devices reduce the radius of curvature in walls of the heart proximal infarcted and aneurysmal regions to reduce wall st ...


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Cyril J Schweich Jr, Todd J Mortier, Robert M Vidlund, Peter T Keith, Thomas M Paulson: Heart wall tension reduction apparatus and method. Myocor, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, April 4, 2000: US06045497 (420 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for treatment of a failing heart by reducing the wall tension therein. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a tension member for drawing at least two walls of a heart chamber toward each other. Methods for placing the apparatus on the heart are also provided.


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Robert S Kieval, Bruce J Perrson, David J Serdar, Peter T Keith: Stimulus regimens for cardiovascular reflex control. CVRx, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, January 10, 2006: US06985774 (343 worldwide citation)

Devices, systems and methods by which the blood pressure, nervous system activity, and neurohormonal activity may be selectively and controllably reduced by activating baroreceptors. A baroreceptor activation device is positioned near a baroreceptor, for example a baroreceptor in the carotid sinus. ...


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Robert S Kieval, Bruce J Persson, David J Serdar, Peter T Keith: Mapping methods for cardiovascular reflex control devices. CVRx, Townsend & Townsend and Crew, February 1, 2005: US06850801 (321 worldwide citation)

Devices, systems and methods by which the blood pressure, nervous system activity, and neurohormonal activity may be selectively and controllably reduced by activating baroreceptors. A baroreceptor activation device is positioned near a baroreceptor, preferably in the carotid sinus. A mapping method ...


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Peter T Keith, Robert E Atkinson: Devices and methods for annular repair of intervertebral discs. Spinalabs, October 19, 2004: US06805695 (281 worldwide citation)

Devices and methods for treating a damaged intervertebral disc to reduce or eliminate associated back pain. The present invention provides disc reinforcement therapy (DRT) which involves implanting one or more reinforcement members in and preferably around the annulus of the disc. The reinforcement ...


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Todd J Mortier, Cyril J Schweich Jr, Robert M Vidlund, Peter T Keith, Thomas M Paulson, David A Kusz: Transventricular implant tools and devices. Myocor, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, July 17, 2001: US06260552 (266 worldwide citation)

A method and implantation tools for placing a transventricular splint including a tension member. The method includes gaining access to the patient's hearts and identifying entry or exit points for the tension member, marking those locations and delivering the tension member. Anchors for the te ...


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Todd J Mortier, Cyril J Schweich Jr, Robert M Vidlund, Peter T Keith, Thomas M Paulson, David A Kusz: External stress reduction device and method. Myocor, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, February 6, 2001: US06183411 (249 worldwide citation)

An external heart wall stress reduction apparatus is provided to create a heart wall shape change. The device is generally disposed to the exterior of a heart chamber to reshape the chamber into a lower stress configuration.