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Robert E Atkinson, Peter T Keith: Devices and methods for the treatment of spinal disorders. SpinLabs, June 11, 2002: US06402750 (623 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 (433 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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Peter T Keith, Robert E Atkinson: Devices and methods for annular repair of intervertebral discs. Spinalabs, October 19, 2004: US06805695 (276 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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Peter T Keith, Robert E Atkinson: Devices and methods for the treatment of spinal disorders. Spinalabs, June 17, 2003: US06579291 (244 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 the annulus of the disc. The reinforcement members may be used to ...


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Peter T Keith, Robert E Atkinson: Devices and methods for the treatment of spinal disorders. Spinalabs, Robert E Atkinson, February 10, 2004: US06689125 (148 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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Stephen L Bolea, Thomas B Hoegh, Bruce J Persson, Robert E Atkinson, Scott T Mazar: Obstructive sleep apnea treatment devices, systems and methods. Apnex Medical, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, October 5, 2010: US07809442 (108 worldwide citation)

Devices and methods of use are provided for treating a person having a hypoglossal nerve and an upper airway. In one embodiment, a method may include providing a nerve cuff electrode including a cylindrical cuff body. The method may further include chronically implanting the nerve cuff electrode on ...


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Peter T Keith, Robert E Atkinson, Thomas V Ressemann, Hans Mische: Ablation devices and methods of use. SciMed Life Systems, Crompton Seager & Tufte, August 17, 1999: US05938670 (99 worldwide citation)

According to the invention, a novelly improved ablation device includes releasably joinable drive and catheter assemblies. The drive assembly includes a tachometer assembly and a regulator for monitoring and controlling ablating burr speed. A bifurcated drive shaft includes a coiled distal portion a ...


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Peter T Keith, Robert E Atkinson, Thomas V Ressemann, Hans Mische: Ablation device drive assembly including catheter connector. SciMed Life Systems, Nawrocki Rooney & Sivertson, September 16, 1997: US05667490 (95 worldwide citation)

A drive assembly for an ablation device. The drive assembly including a housing and a connector for coupling a catheter assembly including a rotatable drive shaft to the housing. The connector including a first coupling rotatably connected to the housing and a second coupling fixably connected to th ...


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Peter T Keith, Robert E Atkinson, Thomas V Ressemann, Hans Mische: Ablation devices and methods of use. SciMed Life Systems, Cromton Seager & Tufte, June 27, 2000: US06080171 (89 worldwide citation)

According to the invention, a novelly improved ablation device includes releasably joinable drive and catheter assemblies. The drive assembly includes a tachometer assembly and a regulator for monitoring and controlling ablating burr speed. A bifurcated drive shaft includes a coiled distal portion a ...


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Bradley C Linden, Donald F Palme II, Peter T Keith, Robert E Atkinson: Intra-extravascular drug delivery catheter and method. SciMed Life Systems, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, July 23, 1996: US05538504 (81 worldwide citation)

A drug delivery catheter is provided which includes a catheter comprised of an elongated tubular shaft with an inner lumen and a vessel puncturing element which is housed in the lumen. The puncturing element has a retracted position such that it will not be in contact with the vessel wall as the cat ...



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