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US20160361114 Ablation Electrode and Catheter Assembly for Epicardial Mapping and Ablation with Directionally Focused RF Energy  
The present invention provides various embodiments of electrodes and/or electrode tips for use in connection with ablation catheters and ablation catheter systems. In an embodiment, an electrode...
US20160066990 ENERGY DELIVERY DEVICES AND METHODS  
This relates to methods and devices for achieving contact between the wall of a cavity or passageway and a medical device when used in tortuous anatomy.
US20150141984 METHODS FOR TREATING A LUNG  
A method for treating a lung may include moving a balloon through an airway of the lung while the balloon is in a deflated configuration, and inflating the balloon to cause one or more radio...
US20130226173 ABLATION IN THE GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT TO ACHIEVE HEMOSTASIS AND ERADICATE LESIONS WITH A PROPENSITY FOR BLEEDING  
Devices and methods are provided for the ablation of regions of the digestive tract to achieve hemostasis and to eradicate chronically bleeding lesions as occur with gastric antral vascular...
US20130116685 APPARATUSES FOR RENAL NEUROMODULATION AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS  
Methods and apparatus are provided for renal neuromodulation using a pulsed electric field to effectuate electroporation or electrofusion. It is expected that renal neuromodulation (e.g.,...
US20120330298 SYSTEM AND METHOD OF TREATING ABNORMAL TISSUE IN THE HUMAN ESOPHAGUS  
An ablation catheter system and method of use is provided to endoscopically access portions of the human esophagus experiencing undesired growth of columnar epithelium. The ablation catheter...
US20120283562 In Situ Modification of Therapeutic Agents Using Heat Exchange Catheter System  
Closed loop heat exchange catheter systems and methods for preparing and using such systems wherein a reservoir or fluid bag is connected to the catheter system and used for at least priming of...
US20120157987 Selectable Eccentric Remodeling and/or Ablation of Atherosclerotic Material  
A catheter and catheter system for eccentric remodeling and/or removal of atherosclerotic material of a blood vessel of a patient include an elongate flexible catheter body with a radially...
US20120150174 APPARATUS FOR FRACTIONAL SKIN TREATMENT  
An apparatus for cosmetic RF skin treatment where the RF energy supply is isolated from the patient treated, such that in course of treatment no undesired current flows through the subject body....
US20120130345 RENAL NERVE STIMULATION METHOD FOR TREATMENT OF PATIENTS  
A method and apparatus for treatment of heart failure, hypertension and renal failure by stimulating the renal nerve. The goal of therapy is to reduce sympathetic activity of the renal nerve....
US20120101413 CATHETER APPARATUSES HAVING EXPANDABLE MESH STRUCTURES FOR RENAL NEUROMODULATION AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS  
Catheter apparatuses having expandable mesh structures and associated systems and methods for intravascular renal neuromodulation are disclosed herein. A catheter treatment device includes an...
US20110301587 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PULMONARY TREATMENT  
An apparatus and method for pulmonary treatment by denervation is provided. The apparatus includes an elongate member configured for insertion into the trachea to a position adjacent a pulmonary...
US20100152730 MUCOSAL TISSUE DRESSING AND METHOD OF USE  
A method and apparatus for reducing or eliminating pain after surgical procedures related to mucosal tissue, including tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, or other pharyngeal operations. Certain...
US20090143760 Methods, Devices, Kits and Systems for Defunctionalizing the Gallbladder  
The application discloses devices, systems, kits and methods for treating biliary disease. Device comprise, for example, a component configured for deployment to a lumen of a gallbladder or...
US20090143759 Methods, Devices, Kits and Systems for Defunctionalizing the Cystic Duct  
The application discloses devices, systems, kits and methods for treating biliary disease. Devices comprise, for example, a component configurable for deployment between within a cystic duct of a...
US20090143638 Method and System for Organ Positioning and Stabilization  
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...
US20080167647 Compressive Device For Percutaneous Treatment of Obesity  
Disclosed are methods and apparatus for implantation into the walls of an organ such as the stomach. Deformable or inflatable anchors with a connector between are used to pull the walls of the...
US20080097426 PERCUTANEOUS CATHETER AND GUIDEWIRE FOR FILTERING DURING ABLATION OF MYOCARDIAL OR VASCULAR TISSUE  
An ablation catheter system for capturing and removing necrotic tissue and thrombi generated during an ablative procedure is disclosed. The catheter typically includes an elongate member, a...
US20080039909 METHOD FOR TREATING INTERVERTEBRAL DISC  
A device is described that may be positioned at a location in an intervertebral disc for diagnosis or treatment of the disc. Treatment may include, for example, applying energy or removing...
US20080039908 METHOD FOR TREATING INTERVERTEBRAL DISC  
A device is described that may be positioned at a location in an intervertebral disc for diagnosis or treatment of the disc. Treatment may include, for example, applying energy or removing...
US20080009925 Method and Apparatus for Inflating and Deflating Balloon Catheters  
A system and method for controlling the inflation, ablation, and deflation of a balloon catheter. The system includes a balloon catheter, a console, having a pressurized gas or liquid inflation...
US20070167943 Ablation apparatus and system to limit nerve conduction  
A method of managing a system of minimally invasive surgery. The management method includes providing a practitioner with a minimally invasive surgery system including a controller. One or more...
US20070060921 ABLATION APPARATUS AND SYSTEM TO LIMIT NERVE CONDUCTION  
An electrosurgical probe including a probe body which defines a longitudinal probe axis. The electrosurgical probe also includes a first and second conductive electrode, each disposed along the...
US20070044811 Energy based devices and methods for treatment of patent foramen ovale  
Methods and apparatus for treatment of patent foramen ovale (PFO) generally involve use of a catheter having at least one closure device at its distal end. In some embodiments, the catheter also...
US20060271030 Methods and apparatus to achieve a closure of a layered tissue defect  
Methods for treating anatomic tissue defects such as a patent foramen ovate generally involve positioning a distal end of a catheter device at the site of the defect, exposing a housing and energy...
US20060241583 Energy based devices and methods for treatment of patent foramen ovale  
Methods and apparatus for treatment of patent foramen ovale (PFO) provide for applying energy to tissues adjacent the PFO with a catheter device to substantially close the PFO acutely. Apparatus...
US20060095032 Methods and systems for determining physiologic characteristics for treatment of the esophagus  
A method and apparatus for treating abnormal mucosa in the esophagus is disclosed, such that the depth of the treated tissue is controlled. The depth of ablation is controlled by monitoring the...
US20050015084 Helically shaped electrophysiology catheter  
An electrophysiology (EP) device suitable for ablating tissue within a patient's body lumen. The EP device of the invention generally comprises an elongated shaft having a distal shaft section...
US20170027640 ABLATION CATHETER  
Devices, systems and methods are disclosed for the mapping of electrical signals and the ablation of tissue. Embodiments include an ablation catheter that has an array of ablation elements...
US20160095659 Catheter Apparatuses, Systems, and Methods for Renal Neuromodulation  
Catheter apparatuses, systems, and methods for achieving renal neuromodulation by intravascular access are disclosed herein. One aspect of the present application, for example, is directed to...
US20160095655 Catheter Apparatuses, Systems, and Methods for Renal Neuromodulation  
Catheter apparatuses, systems, and methods for achieving renal neuromodulation by intravascular access are disclosed herein. One aspect of the present application, for example, is directed to...
US20160095654 Catheter Apparatuses, Systems, and Methods for Renal Neuromodulation  
Catheter apparatuses, systems, and methods for achieving renal neuromodulation by intravascular access are disclosed herein. One aspect of the present application, for example, is directed to...
US20150133917 Device for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease  
A device for treating a tissue region at or near a lower esophageal sphincter to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease including a flexible tube having a plurality of arrays of first and second...
US20150105775 ELECTRODE MARKERS AND METHODS OF USE  
An energy delivery device for treating tissue regions in a body conduit, such as a lung airway, may utilize one or more markers, rings, bands, or other visual indicators along an outer surface of...
US20150005766 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING ABLATION USING AN EXPANDABLE MEMBER  
An apparatus comprises a catheter, a conductive element and a balloon. The catheter has a lumen. The conductive element is disposed along the catheter. The balloon has an interior in fluid...
US20150005694 Method and Devices for Treating Atrial Fibrillation by Mass Ablation  
Apparatus and method for ablating target tissue including a non-linear area of tissue in the left atrium of a patient. The method can include selecting an ablation apparatus having an ablator with...
US20140336631 APPARATUS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR ACHIEVING INTRAVASCULAR, THERMALLY-INDUCED RENAL NEUROMODULATION  
Apparatus, systems, and methods for achieving thermally-induced renal neuromodulation by intravascular access are disclosed herein. One aspect of the present application, for example, is directed...
US20140142564 ABLATION THERAPY SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TREATING CONTINUOUS ATRIAL FIBRILLATION  
An ablation therapy system and systematic method is provided for treating continuous atrial fibrillation. The therapy system includes a Multi-Channel RF Ablation Generator, an ECG interface, an...
US20140052120 ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY CATHETER DESIGN  
A device and system for mapping and/or ablation wherein conductive portions of the electrodes and insulated portions of the electrode are composed of the same material. The system may generally...
US20130296729 CATHETER HAVING TWO-PIECE CONNECTOR FOR A SPLIT HANDLE ASSEMBLY  
A catheter and method for the treatment of a patient having atrial flutter or other arrhythmia comprises an elongated catheter body having an outer wall, proximal and distal ends, and at least one...
US20130282004 CIRCUMFERENTIAL ABLATION DEVICE ASSEMBLY  
A circumferential ablation device assembly which is adapted to forming a circumferential conduction block in a pulmonary vein. The assembly includes a circumferential ablation element which is...
US20120265198 RENAL NERVE DETECTION AND ABLATION APPARATUS AND METHOD  
Stimulation energy is delivered to one or more renal artery sites in accordance with a predetermined energy delivery protocol. The stimulation energy is sufficient to elicit a physiologic response...
US20120191086 System and method for endoluminal and translumenal therapy  
A robotic instrument system comprises a controller configured to control actuation of at least one servo motor and an elongate instrument configured to move in response to actuation of the at...
US20120157988 TUNED RF ENERGY FOR SELECTIVE TREATMENT OF ATHEROMA AND OTHER TARGET TISSUES AND/OR STRUCTURES  
A catheter and catheter system can use energy tailored for remodeling and/or removal of target material along a body lumen, often of atherosclerotic material of a blood vessel of a patient. An...
US20120029512 BALLOON WITH SURFACE ELECTRODES AND INTEGRAL COOLING FOR RENAL NERVE ABLATION  
A catheter arrangement includes a flexible shaft and a balloon disposed at a distal end of the shaft and configurable for deployment within a target vessel of the body, such as a renal artery....
US20110282343 METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TREATMENT OF ARRHYTHMIAS AND OTHER MALADIES  
Devices and methods are described for treating maladies such as atrial fibrillation. The devices and methods, in some implementations, include two rings separated by a helical winding. The rings...
US20100324554 Aortic Valve Repair  
The present invention provides devices and methods for decalcifying an aortic valve. The methods and devices of the present invention break up or obliterate calcific deposits in and around the...
US20100274243 Apparatus and Method for Treatment of an Intervertebral Disc  
An elongated probe member is disclosed. The elongated probe member comprises proximal and distal ends, an outer wall, and a guidable region. The elongated probe member includes an internal lumen...
US20100168739 APPARATUS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR ACHIEVING INTRAVASCULAR, THERMALLY-INDUCED RENAL NEUROMODULATION  
Apparatus, systems, and methods for achieving thermally-induced renal neuromodulation by intravascular access are disclosed herein. One aspect of the present application, for example, is directed...
US20100057072 Irrigated Ablation Catheter System and Methods  
An ablation catheter for performing tissue ablation, having an elongate shaft with a lumen and a tip ablation electrode at the distal end of the shaft. The tip electrode has a fluid exit port...