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9039688 Method for reducing hyperdynamic facial wrinkles  
A method for cryogenically treating a target tissue comprises providing a cryogenic device having one or more tissue penetrating needle probes, and advancing the one or more tissue penetrating...
9017318 Cryogenic probe system and method  
A cryogenic system having a base unit tethered to a handpiece connectable to a needle probe. The handpiece holds a replaceable cryogen canister assembly. The base unit connects to mains to provide...
8882755 Electrosurgical device for treatment of tissue  
A novel medical probe assembly, system, and methods for the use thereof to treat tissue are described. The system optionally comprises an energy source, two probe assemblies, and one or more...
8814850 Method and system for cryoablation treatment  
A system and a method for its use are provided to cool a cryotip at the distal end of a probe for a cryosurgical procedure. In particular, the cryotip is cooled by a liquid refrigerant to...
8727983 Systems and methods for making and using a conductive-fluid detector for a catheter-based medical device  
A catheter-based medical device includes a catheter that is configured and arranged for at least partial insertion into a patient and that defines at least one lumen that is configured and...
8409185 Replaceable and/or easily removable needle systems for dermal and transdermal cryogenic remodeling  
The present invention generally provides improved medical devices, systems, and methods. Embodiments may be particularly well suited for the treatment of dermatological and/or cosmetic defects,...
8403876 Indwelling heat exchange catheter and method of using same  
A catheter is adapted to exchange heat with a body fluid, such as blood, flowing in a body conduit, such as a blood vessel. The catheter includes a shaft with a heat exchange region disposed at...
8298221 Disposable sheath with replaceable console probes for cryosurgery  
A sheath for use with a cryoprobe in a cryosurgical procedure can have an opening at its proximal end configured to be inserted over a tip portion of a cryoprobe. The sheath can be connected to...
8272383 Systems and methods for male sterilization  
An energy delivery probe is provided that may include any of a number of features. One feature of the energy delivery probe is that it can apply energy to tissue, such as a duct, to shrink,...
8262649 Method and apparatus for tissue ablation  
A method for ablation in which a portion of atrial tissue around the pulmonary veins of the heart is ablated by a first elongated ablation component and a second elongated ablation component...
8206332 Indwelling heat exchange catheter and method of using same  
A catheter is adapted to exchange heat with a body fluid, such as blood, flowing in a body conduit, such as a blood vessel. The catheter includes a shaft with a heat exchange region disposed at...
8109894 Indwelling heat exchange catheter and method of using same  
A catheter is adapted to exchange heat with a body fluid, such as blood, flowing in a body conduit, such as a blood vessel. The catheter includes a shaft with a heat exchange region disposed at...
8105264 Indwelling heat exchange catheter and method of using same  
A catheter is adapted to exchange heat with a body fluid, such as blood, flowing in a body conduit, such as a blood vessel. The catheter includes a shaft with a heat exchange region disposed at...
8105262 Indwelling heat exchange catheter and method of using same  
A catheter is adapted to exchange heat with a body fluid, such as blood, flowing in a body conduit, such as a blood vessel. The catheter includes a shaft with a heat exchange region disposed at...
8105263 Indwelling heat exchange catheter and method of using same  
A catheter is adapted to exchange heat with a body fluid, such as blood, flowing in a body conduit, such as a blood vessel. The catheter includes a shaft with a heat exchange region disposed at...
8080005 Closed loop cryosurgical pressure and flow regulated system  
A system for selectively cooling and warming a cryosurgical instrument using a dual phase cryogen, including: two sources of the cryogen, a first source storing liquid phase cryogen and having a...
7998137 Subdermal cryogenic remodeling of muscles, nerves, connective tissue, and/or adipose tissue (fat)  
Devices, systems, and methods treat cosmetic defects, and often apply cooling with at least one tissue-penetrating probe inserted through of the skin of a patient. The cooling may remodel one or...
7938822 Heating and cooling of cryosurgical instrument using a single cryogen  
A cryosurgical system featuring both cooling and heating utilizing a single type of cryogen but from two different sources. The liquid cryogen cools the tip of a cryosurgical instrument in the...
7862558 Subdermal cryogenic remodeling of muscles, nerves, connective tissue, and/or adipose tissue (fat)  
Devices, systems, and methods treat cosmetic defects, and often apply cooling with at least one tissue-penetrating probe inserted through of the skin of a patient. The cooling may remodel one or...
7857781 Indwelling heat exchange catheter and method of using same  
A catheter is adapted to exchange heat with a body fluid, such as blood, flowing in a body conduit, such as a blood vessel. The catheter includes a shaft with a heat exchange region disposed at...
7850683 Subdermal cryogenic remodeling of muscles, nerves, connective tissue, and/or adipose tissue (fat)  
Devices, systems, and methods treat cosmetic defects, and often apply cooling with at least one tissue-penetrating probe inserted through of the skin of a patient. The cooling may remodel one or...
7846154 Gas-heated gas-cooled cryoprobe utilizing electrical heating and a single gas source  
The present invention is of device, system, and method for cooling and heating an operating tip of a cryoprobe using a single source of compressed gas. Cooling of the operating tip is effected by...
7780657 Cooling system  
A cryogenic medical system includes a medical device and a console connectable to the medical device at a connection point. The console controls the temperature of the medical device. The console...
7713266 Subdermal cryogenic remodeling of muscles, nerves, connective tissue, and/or adipose tissue (fat)  
Devices, systems, and methods treat cosmetic defects, and often apply cooling with at least one tissue-penetrating probe inserted through of the skin of a patient. The cooling may remodel one or...
RE40868 Refrigeration source for a cryoblation catheter  
A catheter-based system for performing a cryoablation procedure uses a precooler to lower the temperature of a fluid refrigerant to a sub-cool temperature (−40° C.) at a working pressure (400...
7422583 Cryo-surgical apparatus and method of use  
Cryosurgical apparatus includes an elongate cryoprobe having a cooling portion and an electrically conductive first portion in the region of the cooling portion. A removable sheath having an...
7288089 Method and device for performing cooling- or cryo-therapies for, e.g., angioplasty with reduced restenosis or pulmonary vein cell necrosis to inhibit atrial fibrillation employing tissue protection  
An enhanced method and device are provided to treat atrial fibrillation or inhibit or reduce restenosis following angioplasty or stent placement. A balloon-tipped catheter is disposed in the area...
7255693 Heated catheter used in cryotherapy  
Disclosed is a cryosurgical catheter which is heated in order to prevent its freezing within the lumen of an endoscope. The catheter is to be used with an endoscope to perform cryoablation on an...
7207986 Cooling system  
A cryogenic medical system includes a medical device and a console connectable to the medical device at a connection point. The console controls the temperature of the medical device. The console...
7097641 Catheter with cryogenic and heating ablation  
A catheter includes a cryoablation tip with an electrically-driven ablation assembly for heating tissue. The cryoablation tip may be implemented with a cooling chamber through which a controllably...
7081111 Cryosurgical apparatus and methods  
An apparatus for controlling the temperature of a part of a human or animal body 2 during a cryosurgical procedure is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a radiative energy transmitter 26 for...
7025762 Method and apparatus for cryogenic spray ablation of gastrointestinal mucosa  
A method and apparatus to treat Barrett's tissue, a pre-cancerous condition, by removing the epithelium above the lower esophageal sphincter through cryo-ablation. An endoscope with fiber optics...
7004936 Refrigeration source for a cryoablation catheter  
A catheter-based system for performing a cryoablation procedure uses a precooler to lower the temperature of a fluid refrigerant to a sub-cool temperature (−40° C.) at a working pressure (400...
6772766 Cryogenic method and apparatus for promoting angiogenesis  
A method of promoting blood vessel growth includes the steps of providing a cryocatheter having a thermally transmission region; placing the cryocatheter proximate an area of tissue to be treated;...
6562030 Heater control of cryocatheter tip temperature  
A cryocatheter includes a catheter body defining a coolant flow path, a catheter tip exposed to the coolant flow path, and a heating element associated with the catheter tip. The heating element...
6551309 Dual action cryoprobe and methods of using the same  
Cryosurgery is performed with cryosurgical probe tips either contacting the tissue or by tips which deliver refrigerant onto the tissue. A dual action probe tip can be used to perform either...
6546932 Cryogenic method and apparatus for promoting angiogenesis  
A method of promoting blood vessel growth includes the steps of providing a cryocatheter having a thermally transmission region; placing the cryocatheter proximate an area of tissue to be treated;...
6505629 Cryosurgical system with protective warming feature  
A system and method for performing cryosurgery of the prostate while protecting surrounding tissue. Cryosurgical probes are provided with argon gas for cooling and with helium for warming. Probes...
6485484 Hair removal device  
A hair removal device (22) includes a cooling surface (34) which is used to contact the skin (6) prior to exposure to hair tissue-damaging laser light (74) passing from a radiation source (36)...
6468269 Cryogenic system, especially for performing cryosurgical surgery  
The invention relates to a cryogenic system which is provided for performing cryosurgical interventions in the area of human and veterinary medicine, especially for treating tumors. The inventive...
6451012 Cryosurgical method for endometrial ablation  
A cryosurgical probe incorporating various forms of auxiliary instrumentation mounted on the catheter or conductive tip, such as a temperature sensor, a heater, an ultrasonic transducer, or an...
6283959 Endovascular cryotreatment catheter  
A catheter is attached to an elongated catheter body adapted for endovascular insertion with a balloon assembly at its distal end. Coolant injected through the catheter body may, in different...
6270493 Cryoablation structure  
A cryocatheter for treatment of tissue includes a coolant line communicating with a cryochamber having a coolant receiving interior and a thermally conductive wall for contacting and conductively...
6182666 Cryosurgical probe and method for uterine ablation  
A cryosurgical probe incorporating various forms of auxiliary instrumentation mounted on the catheter or conductive tip, such as a temperature sensor, a heater, an ultrasonic transducer, or an...
6179831 Method of cryoablating benign prostate hyperplasia  
A method for treating benign prostate hyperplasia is provided. The method is effected by (a) inserting a cystoscope into a prostatic urethra portion of a urethra of a patient having benign...
6151901 Miniature mixed gas refrigeration system  
A miniature mixed gas refrigeration system is disclosed, having a coaxial catheter with an inner high pressure supply lumen and an outer low pressure return lumen. The gas mixture is pressurized...
6074412 Cryoprobe  
Cryocoolers for use in cryosurgery and other applications comprising dual finned tube helical coil heat exchangers. The size and shape of iceballs created by the probes is controlled by the...
5992158 Cryosurgical instrument  
A cryosurgical instrument comprises a cooling tip operable to be cooled by a flow of a cryogenic fluid within the tip; and a fluid transfer chamber having a fluid inlet for receiving cryogenic...
5860971 Thawing of cryosurgical apparatus  
Apparatus is described for feeding a cryosurgical device by passing a liquid cryogen (e.g. liquid nitrogen) through the device to produce cooling by vaporization, and to enable thawing of the...
5800488 Cryoprobe with warming feature  
Cryocoolers for use in cryosurgery and other applications comprising finned tube helical coil heat exchangers and warming gas flow through a warming gas supply line fitted Joule-Thomson nozzle....

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