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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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William G O Neill, Nelson L Huldin, Sheila J Hanson, John A Covert: Retrograde coronary sinus catheter. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Stephen W Bauer, June 28, 1994: US05324260 (127 worldwide citation)

A coronary sinus catheter for the retrograde infusion of cardioplegia solutions into the coronary sinus. The catheter is adapted for improved retention in the coronary sinus. The catheter comprises a catheter tube having infusion, pressure-sensing and balloon-inflation lumens, an inflatable balloon ...


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James R Keogh, Scott E Jahns, Michael A Colson, Gary W Guenst, Christopher Olig, Paul A Pignato, Karen Montpetit, Thomas Daigle, Douglas H Gubbin, William G O Neill, Katherine Jolly: Method and system for organ positioning and stabilization. Medtronic, Mike Jaro, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, March 24, 2009: US07507235 (125 worldwide citation)

This invention provides a system and method for positioning, manipulating, holding, grasping, immobilizing and/or stabilizing a heart including one or more tissue-engaging devices, one or more suction sources, one or more fluid sources, one or more energy sources, one or more sensors and one or more ...


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William G O Neill, Nelson L Huldin, Sheila J Hanson, Walter L Carpenter: Retrograde coronary sinus catheter having a ribbed balloon. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Stephen W Bauer, March 7, 1995: US05395331 (113 worldwide citation)

A coronary sinus catheter for the retrograde infusion of cardioplegia solutions into the coronary sinus. The catheter is adapted for improved retention in the coronary sinus. The catheter comprises a catheter tube having infusion, pressure-sensing and balloon-inflation lumens, an inflatable balloon ...


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William G O Neill, Timothy P Walker: Inline heat exchanger and cardioplegia system. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Stephen W Bauer, April 4, 1995: US05403281 (103 worldwide citation)

A flexible-resilient heat exchanger that is designed to be disposed inline of a cardioplegia tubing set for heating or cooling blood and/or cardioplegia solution. The heat exchanger comprises a flexible-resilient inner tube defining an inner flow path for blood and/or cardioplegia solution, for exam ...


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Delos M Cosgrove, J Frederick Cornhill, Christopher M Boykin, Nelson L Huldin, William G O Neill: Low velocity aortic cannula. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Armstrong Teasdale Schlafly & Davis, July 1, 1997: US05643226 (81 worldwide citation)

An improved aortic cannula having a sidewall with a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen therebetween for conducting blood, the distal end being adapted for insertion into the aorta during heart surgery to provide blood to the aorta. The cannula has a cap substantially blocking axial flow through ...


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Kenneth E Merte, William G O Neill: Cardioplegia administration system and method. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Stephen W Bauer, June 13, 1995: US05423749 (48 worldwide citation)

A cardioplegia administration system includes a tubing set, a positive displacement pump and a mixing system. The tubing set has a cardioplegia supply tube; a blood supply tube; and a cardioplegia administration tube connected to the cardioplegia and blood supply tubes. The positive displacement pum ...


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Eric L Gay, Sheila J Hanson, William G O Neill: Catheter and stylet assembly having dual position stylet. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Stephen W Bauer, September 10, 1991: US05047018 (34 worldwide citation)

A catheter and stylet assembly comprising an elongate catheter having a lumen open at the proximal and distal ends of the catheter, and a connector adjacent the proximal end of the catheter for connecting the catheter to an extracorporeal support system. A stiff-flexible stylet is provided that is s ...


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William G O Neill, Christopher M Boykin, Nelson L Huldin, Sheila J Hanson, Walter L Carpenter, Thomas T Vaalburg: Retrograde coronary sinus catheter. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Robert W Sprague, Stephen W Bauer, September 15, 1998: US05807326 (23 worldwide citation)

A coronary sinus catheter assembly for the retrograde infusion of cardioplegia solutions into the coronary sinus. The assembly comprises a catheter having a balloon with a plurality of segmented annular ribs, and a stylet having a relatively stiff proximal sleeve and a relatively flexible malleable ...


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Kenneth E Merte, William G O Neill: Cardioplegia administration system and method. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Stephen W Bauer, November 7, 1995: US05464388 (23 worldwide citation)

A cardioplegia administration system includes a tubing set, a positive displacement pump and a mixing system. The tubing set has a cardioplegia supply tube; a blood supply tube; and a cardioplegia administration tube connected to the cardioplegia and blood supply tubes. The positive displacement pum ...