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Roger A Stern: Endometrial ablation apparatus and method. Vesta Medical, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt, January 11, 1994: US05277201 (822 worldwide citation)

An endometrial ablation method comprising passing sufficient RF current having a frequency of from 250 kHz to about 100 MHz through substantially the entire surface of the endometrium to heat the endometrium, in a single operation, to a temperature within the range of from 45.degree. C. to 90.degree ...


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Roger A Stern, Richard M Soderstrom, Vincent N Sullivan, Robert L Marion: Coagulating forceps. Vesta Medical, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt, August 22, 1995: US05443463 (685 worldwide citation)

A method and an apparatus for selectively coagulating blood vessels or tissue containing blood vessels involves the placement of the blood vessels or tissue containing blood vessels between the prongs of a forceps with the jaws of the forceps containing a plurality of electrodes which are energized ...


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Jerome Jackson, Roger A Stern: Systems for identifying catheters and monitoring their use. EP Technologies, Ryan Kees & Hohenfeldt, January 24, 1995: US05383874 (624 worldwide citation)

A catheter carries a functional component, like an ablating electrode, having a predetermined operating characteristic. The catheter also electronically retains an identification code that uniquely identifies the predetermined operating characteristic. The catheter is capable of transmitting the ide ...


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Roger A Stern, Vincent N Sullivan, Roxanne L Richman, Loren L Roy, Robert L Marion, Thomas D Striegler: Bipolar/monopolar endometrial ablation device and method. Vesta Medical, William B Walker, October 8, 1996: US05562720 (591 worldwide citation)

An endometrial ablation device and a method of manufacturing and using the device. An RF current is passed through an endometrium to heat it. An electroconductive expandable member such as a balloon is used as the medium for passing the current and causing the heating of the endometrium. The power d ...


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Roger A Stern: Apparatus and method for treatment of tissue. Thermage, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, July 2, 2002: US06413255 (579 worldwide citation)

An apparatus to treat the skin includes a template having a tissue interface surface and an energy delivery device coupled to the template. The energy delivery device is configured to be coupled to a power source and has a variable resistance portion. A sensor is coupled to one of the template, the ...


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William J Kaspari, Roger A Stern: Apparatus and method for noninvasive blood pressure measurement. Vital Insite Incorporated, Flehr Hohbch Test Albritton & Herbert, July 9, 1996: US05533511 (532 worldwide citation)

A blood pressure monitor for determining a patient's blood pressure comprises a processor attached to a first input device for receiving an initial input representing the patient's absolute blood pressure, and a noninvasive sensor attached to the patient for measuring at least one physiological func ...


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Roger A Stern, Stuart D Edwards, Jerome Jackson, Arye Rosen: Articulated unidirectional microwave antenna systems for cardiac ablation. EP Technologies, Ryan Kees & Hohenfeldt, May 24, 1994: US05314466 (486 worldwide citation)

An improved assembly for steering and orienting a functional element at the distal end of a catheter tube holds the functional element with its major axis aligned with the axis of the catheter tube for convenient steering to a tissue site. The mechanism can also pivot the functional element in respo ...


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Jerome Jackson, Roger A Stern: Systems for identifying catheters and monitoring their use. EP Technologies, Lyon & Lyon, July 29, 1997: US05651780 (450 worldwide citation)

A catheter carries a functional component, like an ablating electrode, having a predetermined operating characteristic. The catheter also electronically retains an identification code that uniquely identifies the predetermined operating characteristic. The catheter is capable of transmitting the ide ...


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Roger A Stern, Vincent N Sullivan, Robert L Marion: Method and apparatus for endometrial ablation. Vesta Medical, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt, August 22, 1995: US05443470 (428 worldwide citation)

An endometrial ablation apparatus and method wherein an RF current having a frequency of between 250 kHz and 100 MHz is passed through the entire surface of an endometrium in order to provide heating of the endometrium. An electroconductive expandable member such as a balloon is used as the medium f ...


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Roger A Stern, Stuart D Edwards, Jerome Jackson: Articulated systems for cardiac ablation. EP Technologies, Ryan Kees & Hohenfeldt, November 29, 1994: US05368592 (401 worldwide citation)

An improved assembly for steering and orienting a functional element at the distal end of a catheter tube holds the functional element with its major axis aligned with the axis of the catheter tube for convenient steering to a tissue site. The mechanism can also pivot the functional element in respo ...