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Scott E Jahns, David E Francischelli, Alison A Lutterman, James R Keogh, Roderick E Briscoe, William G O Neill, Jack Goodman, Tom P Daigle, Paul T Rothstein, Adam A Podbelski, Stephen J Roddy, David J S Kim, Mark R Bilitz: Electrosurgical hemostat. Medtronic, Tom Berry, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, August 1, 2006: US07083620 (398 worldwide citation)

A hemostat-type device for ablative treatment of tissue, particularly for treatment of atrial fibrillation, is constructed with features that provide easy and effective treatment. A swiveling head assembly can allow the jaws to be adjusted in pitch and roll. Malleable jaws can permit curved lesion s ...


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David E Francischelli, Roderick E Briscoe, Paul T Rothstein, David Jin Sung Kim, James R Keogh, Tom P Daigle, Adam A Podbeliski, Stephen J Roddy, Steve Christian, Brian Ross, James Skarda, Scott E Jahns, Alison Lutterman: Electrosurgical hemostat. Medtronic, June 21, 2011: US07963963 (265 worldwide citation)

A hemostat-type device for ablative treatment of tissue, particularly for treatment of atrial fibrillation, is constructed with features that provide easy and effective treatment. The device may include a swiveling head assembly that allows the jaws to be adjusted in pitch and/or roll. The device ma ...


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Steven C Chrisitian, David E Francischelli, Adam A Podbeliski, Daniel Charles Haeg, Marie T Steinbrink, Roderick E Briscoe, Tom P Daigle: Loop ablation apparatus and method. Medtronic, Mike Jaro, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, March 16, 2010: US07678108 (74 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of the invention provide an ablation apparatus for ablating target tissue adjacent pulmonary veins of a patient. The ablation apparatus can include a tube capable of being advanced around the pulmonary veins to form a loop. The tube can receive or include electrodes to ablate target tiss ...


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Steven C Christian, Paul T Rothstein, Tom P Daigle: Ablation device with jaws. Medtronic, Mike Jaro, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, July 28, 2009: US07566334 (68 worldwide citation)

System, device and method for ablating target tissue adjacent pulmonary veins of a patient through an incision. An ablation device can include a hinge including a cam assembly, a moving arm, a floating jaw, and a lower jaw. Fingers can engage the floating jaw to hold the floating jaw in a first posi ...


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Paul T Rothstein, David E Francischelli, Terri Jean Cormack, Tom P Daigle, Alison Lutterman, Roderick E Briscoe, Steven C Christian: Clamping ablation tool and method. Medtronic, Mike Jaro, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, July 20, 2010: US07758576 (5 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for ablating target tissue adjacent pulmonary veins of a patient. A clamping ablation tool can include an upper arm having an upper neck, a link assembly, and an upper actuator. The link assembly can include a distal electrode and a proximal electrode. The clamping ablation tool ...


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David E Francischelli, Roderick E Briscoe, Leonard H Leuer, Daniel C Haeg, Tom P Daigle, David Kim, Mark T Stewart, Andrew L Olson, Patrick J Cloutier, Christopher W Smith, Michael J Hobday, Tessy Kanayinkal, Douglas H Gubbin, Paul T Rothstein, Joseph E Cardinal, Jessica L Foley, Christopher J Plott: Device for occlusion of a left atrial appendage. Medtronic, March 4, 2014: US08663245 (4 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a system for occluding a left atrial appendage of a patient. The system can include a ring occluder that can be positioned around the left atrial appendage and a ring applicator to position the ring occluder with respect to the left atrial appendage. The system can also provid ...


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Andrew L Olson, Michael J Hobday, Steven C Christian, Tom P Daigle, Robert H Reetz, Douglas H Gubbin, Roderick E Briscoe, William A Steinberg, Adam A Podbelski, Christopher J Plott, Patrick J Cloutier, Gerard C Forest, Christopher P Olig: Methods and devices for stabilizing tissue. Medtronic, Mike Jaro, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, September 14, 2010: US07794387 (4 worldwide citation)

Tissue stabilizers including a clamp assembly, a turret assembly, an articulating arm having a tension element extending therethrough, a collet assembly and a head-link assembly are disclosed. Methods of stabilizing tissue are also disclosed.


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Cynthia T Clague, Michael J Hobday, Raymond W Usher, Roderick E Briscoe, Katherine S Jolly, Ana R Buhr, Christopher P Olig, Eric A Meyer, Steven C Christian, Tom P Daigle, Robert H Reetz, Jeffrey D Sandstrom, James R Keogh, Matthew D Bonner, Scott E Jahns: Minimally invasive coring vein harvester. Medtronic, July 9, 2013: US08480696 (4 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a system and method for harvesting a vessel section. The system comprises a vessel support member, a handle, and a tubular cutting device. The vessel support member is introduced into the vessel section to be harvested. The tubular cutting device may comprise an outer tubular ...


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Steven C Christian, Paul T Rothstein, Tom P Daigle: Ablation device with jaws. Medtronic, Mike Jaro, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, January 25, 2011: US07875028 (1 worldwide citation)

System, device and method for ablating target tissue adjacent pulmonary veins of a patient through an incision. An ablation device can include a hinge including a cam assembly, a moving arm, a floating jaw, and a lower jaw. Fingers can engage the floating jaw to hold the floating jaw in a first posi ...


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Andrew L Olson, Michael J Hobday, Steven C Christian, Tom P Daigle, Robert H Reetz, Douglas H Gubbin, Roderick E Briscoe, William A Steinberg, Adam A Podbelski, Christopher J Plott, Patrick J Cloutier, Gerard C Forest, Christopher P Olig: Methods and devices for stabilizing tissue. Medtronic, September 27, 2011: US08025620 (1 worldwide citation)

Tissue stabilizers including a clamp assembly, a turret assembly, an articulating arm having a tension element extending therethrough, a collet assembly and a head-link assembly are disclosed. Methods of stabilizing tissue are also disclosed.