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Stuart Edwards, John Gaiser, David Utley, Scott West, Jay Chin, Ronald Lax: Vacuum-assisted systems and methods for treating sphincters and adjoining tissue regions. Curon Medical, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, December 4, 2001: US06325798 (268 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods treat a tissue region at or near a sphincter by deploying a carrier, which carries an electrode that can be advanced to penetrate tissue. Negative pressure is applied through a suction port on the carrier near the electrode, to draw tissue in the tissue region inward against the ...


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Ronald Lax: Soft tissue fixation devices. Pennie & Edmonds, November 2, 1999: US05976127 (226 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for repairing a lesion, in particular during arthroscopic procedures, in which the lesion is closed by a chemical and for physical repair is preferably a bioabsorbable tubular member placed across a lesion and irradiated with RF energy. The repair member is placed via a trocar ...


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Stuart D Edwards, Ronald Lax, David Douglass: Method for ablating interior sections of the tongue. Somnus Medical Technologies, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati, October 13, 1998: US05820580 (83 worldwide citation)

A method for reducing a volume of a tongue provides a source of ablation energy and an ablation energy delivery device. At least a portion of the ablation energy delivery device is positioned in an interior of the tongue. A sufficient amount of energy is delivered from the energy delivery device int ...


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Stuart D Edwards, Ronald Lax, Theodore L Parker, Thomas C Wehman, Theodore Kucklick: Universal introducer. NeoMend, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, July 25, 2006: US07081125 (80 worldwide citation)

A device for introducing a catheter into a vessel through a puncture in a vessel and for sealing the puncture. The device includes an elongated body having a proximal end and a distal end sized to be positioned within a tissue site which includes the puncture. The elongated body includes a utility l ...


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Stuart D Edwards, Ronald Lax, Theodore L Parker, Thomas C Wehman, Theodore Kucklick, Eugene Skalnyi: Vascular sealing device with microwave antenna. Advanced Closure Systems, David J Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Weitz, March 7, 2000: US06033401 (74 worldwide citation)

A device and method are provided for sealing a puncture in a body vessel. The device has an elongated body having a proximal end and a distal end sized to be positioned within a lumen of the body vessel; at least one closure composition precursor lumen within the elongated body having a entrance por ...


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Stuart D Edwards, Ronald Lax, Theodore L Parker, Thomas C Wehman, Theodore Kucklick, Eugene Skalnyi: Vascular sealing device with microwave antenna. NeoMend, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, May 13, 2003: US06562059 (59 worldwide citation)

A device and method are provided for sealing a puncture in a body vessel. The device has an elongated body having a proximal end and a distal end sized to be positioned within a lumen of the body vessel; at least one closure composition precursor lumen within the elongated body having a entrance por ...


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Stuart D Edwards, Ronald Lax, Theodore L Parker, Thomas C Wehman, Theodore Kucklick: Universal introducer. NeoMend, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, May 11, 2004: US06733515 (46 worldwide citation)

A device for introducing a catheter into a vessel through a puncture in a vessel and for sealing the puncture. The device includes an elongated body having a proximal end and a distal end sized to be positioned within a tissue site which includes the puncture. The elongated body includes a utility l ...


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Stuart D Edwards, Ronald Lax, Theodore L Parker, Thomas C Wehman, Theodore Kucklick, Eugene Skalnyi: Systems and methods for sealing a vascular puncture. Neomend, Pepper Hamilton, July 17, 2012: US08221452 (3 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods introduce a closure material to seal a vessel puncture site. The system and methods provide a catheter adapted for passage through a tissue puncture and sized to occupy substantially all the tissue puncture. The catheter includes a lumen in fluid communication with a fluid delive ...


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Stuart D Edwards, Ronald Lax: Implantable soluble electrode system. Vidacare International, David J Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Weitz, December 14, 1999: US06001094 (2 worldwide citation)

An implantable electrode is provided for treating tissue in a patient with energy. In one variation of this embodiment, the implantable electrode includes a shaft having a length sufficient to extend from outside a body of the patient to adjacent a tissue site to be treated, an electrode core attach ...


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Stuart D Edwards, Ronald Lax, Theodore L Parker, Thomas C Wehman, Theodore Kucklick: Universal introducer. NeoMend, Ryan Kromholz & Manion Sc, September 2, 2004: US20040172058-A1

A device for introducing a catheter into a vessel through a puncture in a vessel and for sealing the puncture. The device includes an elongated body having a proximal end and a distal end sized to be positioned within a tissue site which includes the puncture. The elongated body includes a utility l ...