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John T Kilcoyne, Ross Tsukashima, George M Johnson, Christopher Klecher: Implantable monitoring probe. Medtronic Endonetics, Shumaker & Sieffert PA, February 10, 2004: US06689056 (502 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an ambulatory system for monitoring one or more physiological parameters in a body lumen, such as the esophagus. The system includes an implantable probe having a sensor for the physiological parameter and a transmitter for transmitting data to an external receiver. The probe may be use ...


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John T Kilcoyne, Ross Tsukashima, George M Johnson, Christopher Klecher: Remote physiological monitoring system. Endonetics, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, September 4, 2001: US06285897 (467 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an ambulatory system for detecting, recording, and analyzing gastroesophageal reflux or intraesophageal pressure. The system includes an implantable sensor and radiofrequency transmitter, an external receiver and recorder, and an analysis software package. This system provides for monit ...


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George Johnson, Ross Tsukashima: Submucosal esophageal bulking device. Endonetics, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, August 8, 2000: US06098629 (191 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a prosthetic bulking device for implantation below the mucosa to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease. The bulking device comprises a flexible body which may have one or more attachment surfaces to allow tissue ingrowth from the adjacent tissue. The bulking device cooperates with resid ...


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George M Johnson, Ross Tsukashima, Matthew Thomas Yurek: Submucosal prosthesis delivery device. Endonetics, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, January 15, 2002: US06338345 (123 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a delivery device for controllably delivering a prosthetic bulking device below a tissue surface such as below the mucosa to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease. The delivery device may be embodied in a deployment catheter, an endoscope, or an endoscope attachment. The bulking device ...


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Ross Tsukashima, Matthew Jordan, Gordon Jung: Tri-fold balloon for dilatation catheter and related method. Medtronic, Dianne M F Plunkett, Harold R Patton, September 27, 1994: US05350361 (121 worldwide citation)

A tri-fold dilatation catheter balloon and a method for preparing the same. The disclosed balloon has a tri-fold configuration in which the longitudinal creases defined by three flaps of the balloon are softened to ensure symmetrical deflation of the balloon into its tri-fold form. The tri-fold conf ...


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Ross Tsukashima, Karen M Rowean, Morris H Dietermann: Catheter balloon distal bond. Medtronic, Dianne M F Plunkett, Harold R Patton, October 17, 1995: US05458639 (60 worldwide citation)

The present invention is accomplished by providing a catheter with a shaft having a balloon affixed to the distal end, a core wire extending throughout the shaft and throughout the balloon, the core wire having a tube surrounding the distal end, a sleeve defining a guidewire lumen extending parallel ...


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Ross Tsukashima, Samuel M Shaolian, Maurice Buchbinder, Brian C Gray, Victor S Packham, Hung H Cao: Percutaneous transcatheter repair of heart valves. ValCare, Stoel Rives, August 27, 2013: US08518107 (54 worldwide citation)

Apparatus, systems, and methods are provided for repairing heart valves through percutaneous transcatheter delivery and fixation of annuloplasty rings to heart valves. An annuloplasty ring includes an outer hollow member including a plurality of segments. Adjacent segments cooperate with one another ...


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George M Johnson, Ross Tsukashima, Matthew Thomas Yurek: Submucosal esophageal bulking device. Endonetics, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, June 11, 2002: US06401718 (49 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an esophageal bulking device for implantation below the mucosa in the vicinity of the lower esophageal sphincter. Preferably, the bulking device comprises an expandable hydrogel implant. Also disclosed are methods of treating gastroesophageal reflux disease, by implanting an expandable ...


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Ross Tsukashima, Jeffery D Schipper, Leo R Roucher Jr, Erich H Wolf: Respiratory monitoring, diagnostic and therapeutic system. Michael Klicpera, September 5, 2006: US07101341 (26 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a system and method for monitoring, diagnosing, and treating certain respiratory conditions, such as asthma. The system includes a mask apparatus fitted with a pH sensor and thermocouple, a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device, a processing receiver, and a therapeutic nebul ...


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George M Johnson, Ross Tsukashima, Matthew Thomas Yurek: Method of treating gastroesophageal reflux disease. Medtronic Endonetics, Shumaker & Sieffert P A, April 27, 2004: US06725866 (22 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an esophageal bulking device for implantation below the mucosa in the vicinity of the lower esophageal sphincter. Preferably, the bulking device comprises an expandable hydrogel implant. Also disclosed are methods of treating gastroesophageal reflux disease, by implanting an expandable ...