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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...
9041616 High-strength microwave antenna assemblies  
Various high-strength microwave antenna assemblies are described herein. The microwave antenna has a radiating portion connected by a feedline to a power generating source, e.g., a generator. The...
9031668 Vented positioner and spacer and method of use  
Disclosed is a device positioner for guiding and positioning energy delivery devices during a surgical procedure. The energy delivery device positioner includes a body, a plurality of legs coupled...
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...
9031667 Minimal device and method for effecting hyperthermia derived anesthesia  
A method and device for inducing anaesthesia in mammals by the application of RF energy to create hyperthermia derived neural anaesthesia. An RF generator drives a plurality of electrodes placed...
9023038 Denervation methods  
System and methods for channeling a path into bone include a trocar having a proximal end, distal end and a central channel disposed along a central axis of the trocar. The trocar includes a...
9022916 Transseptal cannula, tip, delivery system, and method  
A cannula assembly, further comprising a cannula body for directing blood from the heart of a patient, having distal and proximal ends and a lumen therebetween. A tip coupled to the distal end of...
9017325 Nerve modulation systems  
System and methods for channeling a path into bone include a trocar having a proximal end, distal end and a central channel disposed along a central axis of the trocar. The trocar includes a...
9017319 Energy-delivery devices with flexible fluid-cooled shaft, inflow/outflow junctions suitable for use with same, and systems including same  
An energy-delivery device suitable for delivery of energy to tissue includes an antenna assembly, a chamber defined about the antenna assembly, and a cable having a proximal end suitable for...
9011421 Energy-delivery devices with flexible fluid-cooled shaft, inflow/outflow junctions suitable for use with same, and systems including same  
An energy-delivery device suitable for delivery of energy to tissue includes an antenna assembly, a chamber defined about the antenna assembly, and a cable having a proximal end suitable for...
9008793 Multiple electrode radiofrequency generator  
A apparatus for performing tissue modification procedures on a patient's body can include a device, which can be adapted for connection to at least two electrodes, where temperature sensors can be...
9005189 Tissue ablation with irreversible electroporation  
A new method for the ablation of undesirable tissue such as cells of a cancerous or non-cancerous tumor is disclosed. It involves the placement of electrodes into or near the vicinity of the...
9005194 Atrial ablation catheter adapted for treatment of septal wall arrhythmogenic foci and method of use  
An atrial ablation catheter with an electrode array particularly adapted to locate and ablate foci of arrhythmia which are required for sustained atrial fibrillation is provided. The array is...
8998791 Esthetic apparatus useful for increasing skin rejuvenation and methods thereof  
The present invention provides a system for increasing skin rejuvenation of a region of a patient's skin comprising a pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) frequency generator for constantly...
8992413 Modified wet tip antenna design  
A microwave antenna including a feedline, a radiating section, an inflow hypotube, a puck, a transition collar and a sleeve. The feedline includes a coaxial cable including an inner and outer...
8992514 Ablation techniques for the treatment of atrial fibrillation  
A catheter device provides a balloon structure and a side-firing laser lumen within the balloon to create lesions in the pulmonary vein (PV) in the treatment of atrial fibrillation. Mounted on the...
8992522 Back pain treatment methods  
Methods and systems for modulating intraosseous nerves (e.g., nerves within bone) are provided. For example, the methods and systems described herein may be used to modulate (e.g., denervate,...
8979727 Esthetic apparatus useful for increasing skin rejuvenation and methods thereof  
Systems and methods for increasing skin rejuvenation of a region of a patient's skin. The system includes: a pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) frequency generator that emits electromagnetic...
8974449 Dual antenna assembly with user-controlled phase shifting  
An electrosurgical ablation system includes an energy source adapted to supply energy to an energy delivery device. The energy delivery device includes a handle assembly configured to couple a...
8968299 Circuit for a catheter or sheath and method of forming same  
A circuit (10, 110, 210) configured for connecting an electrode (28, 126, 228) to a catheter or sheath is disclosed. The circuit (10, 110, 210) includes a member (12, 112, 212) having a...
8968290 Microwave ablation generator control system  
A microwave energy delivery and measurement system, including a microwave generator and a microwave energy delivery device, for performing medical procedures, and a remote power coupler system for...
8958888 Method for relaxing muscle tension on a tubular anatomical structure  
An apparatus and method for treatment of a tubular anatomical structure is disclosed. The method includes using an electrical signal to destroy elongated cells on the tubular anatomical structure....
8958887 Needle structure and method of performing needle biopsies  
A biopsy needle (80) having a longitudinal channel (84) formed within an inner conductor (86) of a coaxial antenna is disclosed. The coaxial antenna terminates in a rigid insertion tip (82) e.g. a...
8951250 Ablation probe with flared electrodes  
An ablation device includes a cannula having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen extending between the proximal and the distal ends, and a first array of electrodes at least partially...
8945116 Mapping and ablation method for the treatment of ventricular tachycardia  
An apparatus for mapping and/or ablating tissue includes a braided conductive member that may be inverted to provide a ring-shaped surface. When a distal tip of the braided conductive member is...
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...
8934988 Ablation stent with meander structure  
Hypertension is treated in a patient by implanting an ablation stent in a renal artery of the patient. Energy is transmitted to the ablation stent to induce heating of the ablation stent, which...
8932287 Medical device for use in bodily lumens, for example an atrium  
A device positionable in a cavity of a bodily organ (e.g., a heart) may discriminate between fluid (e.g., blood) and non-fluid tissue (e.g., wall of heart) to provide information or a mapping...
8934990 Localized RF heating  
An apparatus is provided for generating focused radio frequency. The apparatus may include multiple coils, and the multiple coils can be actuated so as to generate focused energy at a focal...
8934989 Radio frequency based ablation system and method with dielectric transformer  
An ablation device which transmits radio frequency (RF) energy for the ablation of biological tissues has elongate inner and outer coaxial conductors extending from a proximal portion to a distal...
8932281 Energy-delivery devices with flexible fluid-cooled shaft, inflow/outflow junctions suitable for use with same, and systems including same  
An energy-delivery device suitable for delivery of energy to tissue includes an antenna assembly, a chamber defined about the antenna assembly, and a cable having a proximal end suitable for...
8894646 Sphincter treatment apparatus  
An apparatus treats tissue at or near a sphincter. The apparatus has an elongated member having at least one lumen including an inflation lumen, and a basket assembly including a first and a...
8888774 Methods for treating the cardia of the stomach  
A device for treating a tissue region at or near a sphincter including a proximal support, a distal support and an expandable basket having a plurality of spines. The spines have a proximal...
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...
8876814 Fluid cooled choke dielectric and coaxial cable dielectric  
The microwave antenna assembly includes a feedline electrically connected to an elongated shaft by a choke electrical connector. The feedline includes an inner conductor, an outer conductor, an...
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...
8876809 Hair removal apparatus for personal use and the method of using same  
Hair or partial hair removal system and hair growth deterrent that includes mechanical process for cutting, plucking or shaving hair follicles, along with pre and/or post skin treatment...
8870860 Microwave antenna having a coaxial cable with an adjustable outer conductor configuration  
A microwave ablation system is provided. The microwave ablation system includes a power source. A microwave antenna is adapted to connect to the power source via a coaxial cable that includes...
8874230 Integrated fiber optic raman spectroscopy and radio frequency ablation  
Technologies are generally described for detecting diseased tissues through fiber optic based Raman spectroscopy, image acquisition, and/or RF induced hyperthermia treatment of the detected...
8870862 Method to treat gastric reflux via the detection and ablation of gastro-esophageal nerves and receptors  
A method of regulating temperature at a tissue site comprising measuring sphincter tissue temperature at or near a tissue site, comparing the measured sphincter tissue temperature to a desired...
8864758 Catheter design that facilitates positioning at tissue to be diagnosed or treated  
A catheter used for diagnosing and treating, for example, atrial fibrillation. The catheter includes a catheter shaft that has a proximal portion and a distal portion. The distal portion is...
8840536 Systems, devices, and methods including paramagnetic oscillation, rotation and translation of hemozoin asymmetric nanoparticles in response to multi-harmonic optical detection of the presence of hemozoin  
Systems, devices, and methods are described for providing a monitor/treatment device configured to, for example, detect hemozoin, as well as to monitor or treat a malarial infection.
8825176 Apparatus for the noninvasive treatment of tissue using microwave energy  
The present invention is directed to systems, apparatus, methods and procedures for the noninvasive treatment of tissue using microwave energy. In one embodiment of the invention a medical device...
8821366 Transseptal cannula, tip, delivery system, and method  
A cannula assembly, further comprising a cannula body for directing blood from the heart of a patient, having distal and proximal ends and a lumen therebetween. A tip coupled to the distal end of...
8814856 Extension and retraction mechanism for a hand-held device  
The disclosure describes a hand-held device that utilizes a mechanical lever system to operate the device with a single hand. The mechanical lever system is coupled to a sliding element within the...
8805480 Tissue detection and ablation apparatus and apparatus and method for actuating a tuner  
The present invention relates to an apparatus for classifying and/or ablating tissue. By directing microwave radiation through a probe (5) into tissue (6) and detecting the amplitude and phase of...
8790339 Apparatus to detect and treat aberrant myoelectric activity  
An apparatus to treat a sphincter has a support member. A sphincter electropotential mapping device includes a mapping electrode. The sphincter electropotential mapping device is coupled to the...
8788060 Tissue treatment systems with high powered functional electrical stimulation and methods for reducing pain during tissue treatments  
Methods, apparatus, and systems for transcutaneously treating tissue located beneath a skin surface with electromagnetic energy delivered from a treatment electrode. A portion of the treatment...