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Jawahar M Desai, Htay L Nyo: Device and method for multi-phase radio-frequency ablation. Jawahar M Desai, Majestic Parsons Siebert & Hsue, January 24, 1995: US05383917 (834 worldwide citation)

Multi-phase RF ablation employing a two-dimensional or three-dimensional electrode array produces a multitude of currents paths on the surface of the ablation zone. This results in a uniform lesion with a size defined by the span of the electrode array. An orthogonal electrode catheter array suitabl ...


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Roger A Stern: Endometrial ablation apparatus and method. Vesta Medical, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt, January 11, 1994: US05277201 (825 worldwide citation)

An endometrial ablation method comprising passing sufficient RF current having a frequency of from 250 kHz to about 100 MHz through substantially the entire surface of the endometrium to heat the endometrium, in a single operation, to a temperature within the range of from 45.degree. C. to 90.degree ...


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Stephen J Brown: Networked system for interactive communication and remote monitoring of individuals. Health Hero Network, Lumen Intellectual Property Services, December 7, 1999: US05997476 (807 worldwide citation)

The invention presents a networked system for communicating information to an individual and for remotely monitoring the individual. The system includes a server and a remote interface for entering in the server a set of queries to be answered by the individual. The server is preferably a web server ...


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Nannette M VanAntwerp, Edgardo C Halili: Insertion set for a transcutaneous sensor. MiniMid, MiniMed, September 21, 1999: US05954643 (603 worldwide citation)

An improved insertion set is provided for transcutaneous placement of a sensor such as a glucose sensor at a selected site within the body of a patient. The insertion set comprises a mounting base defining an upwardly open channel for receiving and supporting a flexible thin film sensor, in combinat ...


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Roger A Stern, Vincent N Sullivan, Roxanne L Richman, Loren L Roy, Robert L Marion, Thomas D Striegler: Bipolar/monopolar endometrial ablation device and method. Vesta Medical, William B Walker, October 8, 1996: US05562720 (594 worldwide citation)

An endometrial ablation device and a method of manufacturing and using the device. An RF current is passed through an endometrium to heat it. An electroconductive expandable member such as a balloon is used as the medium for passing the current and causing the heating of the endometrium. The power d ...


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Roger A Stern, Vincent N Sullivan, Robert L Marion: Method and apparatus for endometrial ablation. Vesta Medical, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt, August 22, 1995: US05443470 (431 worldwide citation)

An endometrial ablation apparatus and method wherein an RF current having a frequency of between 250 kHz and 100 MHz is passed through the entire surface of an endometrium in order to provide heating of the endometrium. An electroconductive expandable member such as a balloon is used as the medium f ...


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Jeffrey S Swayze, Frederick E Shelton IV: Post-sterilization programming of surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 15, 2010: US07738971 (413 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument with a programmable control unit and methods for programming the control unit while the surgical instrument is in a sterile container. The method may comprise packaging the surgical instrument in the container and then sterilizing the surgical instrument while the surgical inst ...


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Leslie A Geddes, Marvin H Hinds, Joe D Bourland, William D Voorhees: Method and apparatus for thermally destroying a layer of an organ. Purdue Research Foundation, Med Institute, Richard J Godlewski, December 25, 1990: US04979948 (401 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus are disclosed for thermally destroying a layer of an organ such as the mucosal layer of the gallbladder. The apparatus includes a catheter having an elongated member having a plurality of lumens therein. At the distal end of the elongated member is an electrode for emitting radi ...


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Edwin Langberg: Catheter with radiofrequency heating applicator. Sensor Electronics, August 7, 1990: US04945912 (377 worldwide citation)

Radiofrequency (RF) heating applicator, located at the distal end of a coaxial line catheter, produces deeper and more uniform heat dissipation. The active applicator element is a conductor helix fed via the coaxial line. The applicator has provisions for interception of intracardiac electrogram sig ...


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Michael Wayne Brown, Kelvin Roderick Lawrence, Michael A Paolini: Measuring user health as measured by multiple diverse health measurement devices utilizing a personal storage device. International Business Machines Corporation, Marilyn Smith Dawkins, Bracewell & Patterson L, August 27, 2002: US06440068 (364 worldwide citation)

According to the present invention, physical health indicators computed for a particular user are received in a common transmittable data format at a computer system, wherein each of the physical health indicators is output by an electronic health measurement device from among multiple diverse elect ...