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9038640 System and method for fractional treatment of skin  
A system and method for treatment of skin including a treatment surface having numerous small energy emitting points for fractional skin treatment as well as negative pressure outlets. During a...
9043018 Medical device with orientable tip for robotically directed laser cutting and biomaterial application  
A medical device used in a medical robotic system has a conduit and an orientable tip. An optical fiber coupled to a laser source and/or a catheter coupled to one or more biomaterial sources...
9027564 Method for treating a lung  
An embodiment of the invention includes a method for decreasing resistance to airflow within a bronchial tree of a subject. The method may include the step of moving an intraluminal device along a...
9005263 System, devices, and methods including actively-controllable sterilizing excitation delivery implants  
Systems, devices, methods, and compositions are described for providing an actively-controllable disinfecting implantable device configured to, for example, treat or prevent an infection in a...
8986359 Multi-zone electric warming blanket  
A multi-zone electric heating blanket. The blanket may be shaped to cover the outstretched arms or other body parts of a patient. The blanket includes first and second body part portions and a...
8979777 Portable cool therapy device  
Apparatus for a disposable, portable thermal therapy device that is self-contained for shipping as a single unit to a patient. The therapy device has a shipping configuration that presents a...
8966981 Switched resonant ultrasonic power amplifier system  
A switched resonant power amplifier system for ultrasonic transducers is disclosed. The system includes an amplifier that receives and processes a driver output signal for generating a drive...
8968377 Method, device and system for modulating an activity of brown adipose tissue in a vertebrate subject  
Devices, systems, and methods are disclosed herein for treatment of a disease, disorder, or condition in a vertebrate subject. A device is provided that includes one or more cooling elements...
8944071 Method for treating an asthma attack  
Methods of increasing gas exchange performed by the lung by damaging lung cells, damaging tissue, causing trauma, and/or destroying airway smooth muscle tone with an apparatus inserted into an...
8945113 Electrosurgical tissue ablation systems capable of detecting excessive bending of a probe and alerting a user  
An electrosurgical system includes an electrosurgical device, one or more temperature sensors associated with the electrosurgical device, a fluid-flow path leading to the electrosurgical device,...
8945101 Method and apparatus for treatment of ocular tissue using combine modalities  
An apparatus and a method are provided for treating a targeted area of ocular tissue in a tissue-sparing manner comprising use of two or more therapeutic modalities, including thermal radiation...
8945027 Heated compression therapy system and method  
A calf garment assembly having, a calf garment having an internal chamber and being substantially airtight and being in fluid communication with a pressurized air source, and a heating element...
8940035 System and method for treating urinary tract disorders  
A method, device, and system for treatment of urinary tract disorders is provided. The device includes a catheter having multiple lumens for insertion into a urinary bladder and for providing...
8936631 Apparatus and methods for treating hollow anatomical structures  
A method of performing therapy on tissue using a medical apparatus. The apparatus includes a shaft configured for insertion into a hollow anatomical structure (HAS) and has a tissue sensor and a...
8929979 Apparatus and method for stimulation of biological tissue  
An apparatus for generating focused currents in biological tissue is provided. The apparatus comprises an electric source capable of generating an electric field across a region of tissue and...
8926677 Interstitial energy treatment probe holders  
An interstitial laser energy treatment apparatus having co-acting movable probe holders which facilitate positioning of a laser probe and thermal probe in different positions relative to a tissue...
8915949 Method for providing directional therapy to skeletal joints  
An ultrasound therapy system and method is provided that provides directional, focused ultrasound to localized regions of tissue within body joints, such as spinal joints. An ultrasound emitter or...
8911486 Implantable devices for thermal therapy and related methods  
Methods and devices are disclosed herein that generally involve applying thermal therapy to tissue (e.g., localized cooling or heating of tissue). In some embodiments, tissue can be cooled or...
8905036 Assembly for heat treatment of biological tissues  
The invention concerns an assembly for heat treatment of a region of a biological tissue (410) comprising energy-generating means (100) to supply energy to the region; means (200) for measuring...
8906009 Tissue treatment apparatus with functional mechanical stimulation and methods for reducing pain during tissue treatments  
Apparatus and methods for delivering electromagnetic energy to a patient's tissue with a reduction in the pain experienced by the patient. The tissue treatment apparatus includes a delivery device...
8894644 Plasma device for selective treatment of electropored cells  
A method and device for treatment of living cells with cold atmospheric pressure plasma while simultaneously applying selective electroporation of the cells are provided. The method is useful for...
8886304 Apparatus and method for stimulation of biological tissue  
An apparatus for generating focused currents in biological tissue is provided. The apparatus comprises an electric source capable of generating an electric field across a region of tissue and...
8882753 Devices and methods for percutaneous energy delivery  
The invention provides a system and method for percutaneous energy delivery in an effective, manner using one or more probes. Additional variations of the system include array of probes configured...
8882764 Thermal denervation devices  
A method and apparatus for treating an intraosseous nerve. The method includes positioning a hollow shaft through the cortical shell of a vertebral body and into a cancellous bone region of the...
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...
8876875 Thermal therapy apparel  
The present invention is a two-layer garment adapted to receive one or more body parts to provide a user with compression and thermal therapy. The two layers comprise of an inner base layer having...
8876819 Magnetically guided catheters  
A magnetically-guided catheter 100 includes a tip positioning magnet in the distal electrode assembly configured to interact with externally applied magnetic fields for magnetically-guided...
8851080 Thermal therapy apparatus and method for delivering energy to a tissue using a cooled laser fiber  
In one embodiment, the disclosure is directed to an integrated apparatus for delivering energy to a tissue. The integrated apparatus included a housing having a distal end and a tubular structure...
8845706 Medical treatment apparatus for exposing tumor mass  
A medical treatment apparatus applies heat to the skin so that the skin may be gradually collapsed without incision and thereby a tumor mass beneath the skin may be exposed to the outside and...
8845707 Cryotreatment device and method  
Devices and methods for cooling vessel walls to inhibit restenosis in conjunction with medical procedures such as coronary artery angioplasty. One catheter device includes a distal tube region...
8834547 Treatment systems for removing heat from subcutaneous lipid-rich cells  
The present invention relates to methods for use in the selective disruption of lipid-rich cells by controlled cooling. The present invention further relates to a device for use in carrying out...
8828068 Systems and methods for local vasoactive response using temperature modulation  
Disclosed herein, among other things, is a device for providing a localized vasomodulation of a vessel. According to an embodiment, the device includes a thermal element configured to conduct...
8818500 Fluid dispenser  
A fluid dispenser including a fluid reservoir and a body receiving a dispenser member that is connected to the reservoir and an actuator member for actuating the dispenser member; a dispenser and...
8808342 Nanoshell therapy  
Nano-constructs comprising nanoshells and methods of using the nano-constructs for treating or ameliorating a vascular condition are provided.
8808344 Apparatus and method for providing enhanced heat transfer from a body  
Methods and apparatuses for temperature modification of a patient, or selected regions thereof, including an induced state of hypothermia. The temperature modification is accomplished using an...
8808343 Device for predicting a body temperature of a patient  
A device (5) is provided for predicting or simulating a body temperature of a patient (P) at a point in time that is in the future. The device includes a device for determining parameter values...
8800078 Localized microclimate management  
An occupant support includes a mattress 20, a detector 54 and an energy management system comprising thermally conductive pathways and a controller 60. The controller activates one or more...
8784463 Methods for thermally-induced renal neuromodulation  
Methods and apparatus are provided for thermally-induced renal neuromodulation. Thermally-induced renal neuromodulation may be achieved via direct and/or via indirect application of thermal energy...
8778004 Therapeutic device  
A therapeutic device includes an elastomeric outer shell configured as a human hand and defining an interior area, the outer shell having a finger end opposite a wrist end. The device includes a...
8771327 Apparatus and method for stimulating hair growth  
A device for stimulating hair growth applied to a user's scalp. The device includes a housing. A plurality of light emitting diodes coupled to the housing operable to emit non-coherent light, the...
8771330 Personal artificial transpiration cooling system  
A personal artificial transpiration cooling system having a transpiration surface with a substrate, a transpiration membrane layer which is spaced from the substrate layer by one or more spacers...
8771329 Methods and apparatus for enhancing vascular access in an appendage to enhance therapeutic and interventional procedures  
Embodiments of the invention disclosed herein generally include methods and/or devices for increasing blood flow, controlling the vasodilatation of a patient's vascular structure, regulating the...
8758419 Contact cooler for skin cooling applications  
A contact cooler for thermal conditioning a surface is disclosed. The contact cooler may include a temperature controller assembly with recirculating temperature controlled fluid for heating...
8753381 Apparatus and methods for determining a property of a tissue  
An apparatus for determining a thermal property of tissue includes a base unit with one or more energy source and at least two, preferably detachable, leads. The distal end of each lead, which is...
8740897 Electrosurgical tissue treatment method and device  
A device for treating spinal tissue of a patient's body may include an energy source and first and second probe assemblies. Each of the probe assemblies may have an electrically conductive energy...
8740960 Device and method for the reduction of pain associated with needle sticks  
A device that is used to reduce the pain of a needle stick to a person, the device having a casing containing a vibratory device and a temperature reducing device, and a method for using the...
8734499 Systems and methods for thermal neuroinhibition  
Disclosed herein, among other things, is system for thermal neuroinhibition. According to an embodiment, the system includes at least one implantable fluid-filled conduit adapted to be placed...
8733367 Methods of treating inflammation in airways  
This relates to treating an asthmatic lung and more particularly, relates to advancing a treatment device into the lung and treating the lung with the device. This also includes additional steps...
8728137 Methods for thermally-induced renal neuromodulation  
Methods and apparatus are provided for thermally-induced renal neuromodulation. Thermally-induced renal neuromodulation may be achieved via direct and/or via indirect application of thermal energy...
8728140 Therapeutic intra-vaginal devices and methods  
Intra-vaginal devices and methods are disclosed for a broad range of applications in the women's health field. The devices and methods provide for placement in the cervical region, and for...