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Michael F Hoey, Mark A Christopherson, Steven M Goetz: Apparatus and method for creating, maintaining, and controlling a virtual electrode used for the ablation of tissue. Medtronic, Thomas G Berry, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, February 1, 2005: US06849073 (467 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides an apparatus and a method for producing a virtual electrode within or upon a tissue to be treated with radio frequency alternating electric current, such tissues including but not limited to liver, lung, cardiac, prostate, breast, and vascular tissues and neoplasms. An ...


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Michael F Hoey, Mark A Christopherson, Steven M Goetz: Apparatus and method for creating, maintaining, and controlling a virtual electrode used for the ablation of tissue. Medtronic, Dicke Billig & Czaja P A, June 25, 2002: US06409722 (442 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides an apparatus and a method for producing a virtual electrode within or upon a tissue to be treated with radio frequency alternating electric current. An apparatus in accordance with the present invention includes a supply of a conductive or electrolytic fluid to be prov ...


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Michael F Hoey, Mark A Christopherson, Steven M Goetz: Apparatus and method for creating, maintaining, and controlling a virtual electrode used for the ablation of tissue. Medtronic, Dicke Billig & Czaja PLLC, January 30, 2007: US07169144 (286 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides an apparatus and a method for producing a virtual electrode within or upon a tissue to be treated with radio frequency alternating electric current, such tissues including but not limited to liver, lung, cardiac, prostate, breast, and vascular tissues and neoplasms. An ...


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Michael F Hoey, Mark A Christopherson, Steven M Goetz: Apparatus and method for creating, maintaining, and controlling a virtual electrode used for the ablation of tissue. Medtronic, Dicke Billig & Czaja PLLC, July 24, 2007: US07247155 (230 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides an apparatus and a method for producing a virtual electrode within or upon a tissue to be treated with radio frequency alternating electric current, such tissues including but not limited to liver, lung, cardiac, prostate, breast, and vascular tissues and neoplasms. An ...


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Michael F Hoey, Mark A Christopherson, Steven M Goetz: Apparatus and method for creating, maintaining, and controlling a virtual electrode used for the ablation of tissue. Medtronic, Daniel W Latham, Timothy A Czaja, May 18, 2004: US06736810 (227 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides an apparatus and a method for producing a virtual electrode within or upon a tissue to be treated with radio frequency alternating electric current, such tissues including but not limited to liver, lung, cardiac, prostate, breast, and vascular tissues and neoplasms. An ...


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Steven M Goetz: Selection of neurostimulator parameter configurations using decision trees. Medtronic, Shumaker & Sieffert P A, November 10, 2009: US07617002 (157 worldwide citation)

A selection of parameter configurations for a neurostimulator using decision trees may be employed by a programming device to allow a clinician or other user to select parameter configurations, and then program an implantable neurostimulator to deliver therapy using the selected parameter configurat ...


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Michael T Lee, Daniel K Vinup, Steven M Goetz: Neurostimulation therapy usage diagnostics. Medtronic, Shumaker & Sieffert P A, March 17, 2009: US07505815 (147 worldwide citation)

An implantable medical device delivers neurostimulation therapy to a patient according to a parameter set. A parameter set may consist of a number of programs that are delivered substantially simultaneously. When programming the implantable medical device for the patient, a clinician programmer may ...


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Steven M Goetz: Selection of neurostimulator parameter configurations using neural network. Medtronic, Shumaker & Sieffert PA, August 7, 2007: US07252090 (142 worldwide citation)

In general, the invention is directed to a technique for selection of parameter configurations for a neurostimulator using neural networks. The technique may be employed by a programming device to allow a clinician to select parameter configurations, and then program an implantable neurostimulator t ...


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Steven M Goetz: Selection of neurostimulator parameter configurations using bayesian networks. Medtronic, Shumaker & Sieffert P A, February 27, 2007: US07184837 (138 worldwide citation)

In general, the invention is directed to a technique for selection of parameter configurations for an implantable neurostimulator using Bayesian networks. The technique may be employed by a programming device to allow a clinician to select parameter configurations, including electrode configurations ...


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Michael T Lee, Steven M Goetz, Nathan A Torgerson: Identifying combinations of electrodes for neurostimulation therapy. Medtronic, Shumaker & Sieffert PA, December 9, 2008: US07463928 (138 worldwide citation)

A programmer allows a clinician to identify combinations of electrodes from within an electrode set implanted in a patient that enable delivery of desirable neurostimulation therapy by an implantable medical device. The programmer executes an electrode combination search algorithm to select combinat ...