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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...
9028538 Vertebral body nerve and vein cauterizing system and method  
Disclosed are vertebroplasty methods that include cauterizing an inner cavity of a vertebra of a mammal, such as a human, and injecting bone cement into the vertebra. Systems and kits for...
9011420 Compatible cryogenic cooling system  
A method of operating a medical system, including coupling a medical system to an outlet of a fluid distribution network having a plurality of fluid outlets in a patient treatment center;...
9011510 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...
8986294 Apparatuses 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...
8981770 Apparatus and method for influencing and/or detecting magnetic particles  
The present invention relates to an apparatus and a method for void size determination of voids within an object into which an aerosol containing magnetic particles has been introduced, in...
8945121 Methods and devices for use of degassed fluids with fluid enhanced ablation devices  
Devices, systems, and methods for degassing fluid prior to applying fluid to a treatment site during ablation therapy are provided. In one embodiment, an ablation system can include an elongate...
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...
8932339 Method and device for non-invasive anatomical and systemic cooling and neuroprotection  
The present invention provides a method and device for non-invasive anatomical and systemic cooling. The method and device provide for cooling of various bodily fluid-containing spaces or...
8915912 ***WITHDRAWN PATENT AS PER THE LATEST USPTO WITHDRAWN LIST***
Methods and devices for use of degassed fluids with fluid enhanced ablation devices
 
Devices, systems, and methods for degassing fluid prior to applying fluid to a treatment site during ablation therapy are provided. In one embodiment, an ablation system can include an elongate...
8911485 Devices, systems and methods for rapid endovascular cooling  
Devices and methods for warming or cooling blood flowing through the vasculature of a human or animal subject so as to alter or control the temperature of all or part of the subject's body. Heat...
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...
8888832 System and method for doubled use of patient temperature control catheter  
An apparatus for exchanging heat in a patient has a first elongated heat exchange catheter carrying circulating working fluid to and from a heat exchange system and a second elongated heat...
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...
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...
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...
8795271 Surgical probe for supporting inflatable therapeutic devices in contact with tissue in or around body orifice and within tumors  
A probe that facilitates the creation of lesions in bodily tissue. The probe includes a relatively short shaft and an inflatable therapeutic element.
8784464 Disposable cassette for intravascular heat exchange catheter  
A heat exchange fluid supply system for supplying a heat exchange fluid to an intravascular heat exchange catheter includes a disposable cassette having a bulkhead and an external heat exchanger,...
8753382 Portable fluid warming system  
The present invention relates to a portable apparatus for warming biocompatible fluids for use in the treatment of injured patients and a method of heating a biocompatible fluid to treat a patient...
8740959 Method and apparatus for modifying the temperature of a patient  
A heat exchange fluid supply system for supplying a heat exchange fluid to an intravascular heat exchange catheter includes a disposable cassette having a bulkhead and an external heat exchanger,...
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...
8721699 Methods and devices for non-invasive cerebral and systemic cooling  
A method for providing and adjusting cerebral cooling in response to changes in a physiological parameter. A spray having a boiling point between 38-300° C. is delivered to the surface of a...
8721632 Methods for delivering energy into a target tissue of a body  
An instrument and method for tissue thermotherapy including an inductive heating means to generate a vapor phase media that is used for interstitial, intraluminal, intracavity or topical tissue...
8702697 Devices and methods for shaping therapy in fluid enhanced ablation  
Devices and methods for shaping an ablation treatment volume formed in fluid enhanced ablation therapy are provided. The devices and methods disclosed herein utilize the interaction of fluids to...
8696725 Devices and methods for controlling patient temperature  
Relatively non-invasive devices and methods for heating or cooling a patient's body are disclosed. Devices and methods for treating ischemic conditions by inducing therapeutic hypothermia are...
8696660 Devices, systems and methods for treating tissue regions of the body  
Improved devices, systems and methods for treating a tissue region provide straightforward, yet reliable ways for installing diverse functional components within the confined space of a...
8690934 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 passive cooling...
8685014 Isotherm-based tissue ablation control method  
A system and method for use with at least one cryoprobe for the treatment of biological tissue controls the energy applied to the tissue. The invention receives live procedure data such as...
8672988 Method and device for local cooling within an organ using an intravascular device  
A method is disclosed for cooling a limited portion of a body organ by placing a cooling device into a blood vessel within a target organ; and activating the cooling device to cool tissue...
8652190 Heat exchange catheter apparatus and method for manipulating patient's body temperature  
A balloon catheter is used in a closed-loop heat exchange system for manipulating the temperature of a patient. The balloon catheter is positioned in the stomach of the patient, and then expanded...
8568464 Method for reducing myocardial infarct by application of intravascular hypothermia  
Methods and apparatus for preventing myocardial infarction, or lessening the size/severity of an evolving myocardial infarction, by cooling at least the affected area of the myocardium using an...
8560086 Catheter electrode assemblies and methods of construction therefor  
A family of catheter electrode assemblies includes a flexible circuit having a plurality of electrical traces and a substrate; a ring electrode surrounding the flexible circuit and electrically...
8551151 Method and apparatus for regional and whole body temperature modification  
A heat exchange fluid supply system for supplying a heat exchange fluid to an intravascular heat exchange catheter includes a disposable cassette having a bulkhead and an external heat exchanger,...
8535362 Device for conveying air to a person  
The invention relates to a device for conveying heated air to a person and comprises an air-permeable inner sheet and an air-impermeable outer sheet which are connected to one another by welds in...
8529612 Gastroduodenal balloon tubes and methods for use in localized hypothermia  
Materials and methods for producing localized hypothermia in a patient (e.g., for treatment of acute pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer).
8523930 Methods and devices for cooling spinal tissue  
Methods, systems, and devices are disclosed for cooling tissue, and in particular for applying therapeutic hypothermia to the spinal canal, tissue disposed within the spinal canal, and nerve roots...
8523929 Devices and methods for controlling patient temperature  
Relatively non-invasive devices and methods for heating or cooling a patient's body are disclosed. Devices and methods for treating ischemic conditions by inducing therapeutic hypothermia are...
8512280 Devices for cooling the nasal cavity  
A cerebral cooling device that uses a pressurized source to deliver a fluid that evaporates in the nasal cavity to provide cooling and has a balloon on the distal end that inflates from some of...
8486127 High temperature thermal therapy of breast cancer  
A method is described for preventing breast cancer recurrence after surgical removal of a breast cancer mass. Specifically, the method is thermal treatment of breast tissue surrounding a cavity...
8480723 Methods and devices for non-invasive cerebral and systemic cooling  
A method for cerebral and systemic cooling by providing a nebulized liquid having a boiling point of 38-300° C. The nebulized liquid is delivered as a mist or a spray via the nasal and/or oral...
8475443 Heating type balloon catheter device, and elastic tube device and vibrator device for the catheter device  
A heating-type balloon catheter device is provided. The catheter device may include a heating-type balloon at a top end portion of a catheter main body and a vibration imparting device connected...
8475441 Isotherm-based tissue ablation control system  
A system and method for use with at least one cryoprobe for the treatment of biological tissue controls the energy applied to the tissue. The invention receives live procedure data such as...
8475509 Devices and methods for using endovascular cooling to treat septic shock and other disorders  
Apparatus, systems and methods for cooling or warming the temperature of all or a portion of the body of a human or animal subject to treat disorders including but not limited to sepsis, septic...
8465535 Portable apparatus and method for the administration of heat exchange in the lungs of a mammal  
An apparatus and method for the delivery and removal of a biocompatible liquid to and from the lungs of a mammal, comprising an ice water container adapted for containing ice water; a...
8454587 Closed loop catheter coolant system  
A coolant system for a cryoablation or treatment probe that includes a compressor and condenser having a low pressure inlet side and a high pressure outlet side, wherein the outlet side passes...
8444684 Devices and methods for controlling patient temperature  
Relatively non-invasive devices and methods for heating or cooling a patient's body are disclosed. Devices and methods for treating ischemic conditions by inducing therapeutic hypothermia are...
8439960 Hypothermia devices and methods  
A method of providing hypothermia to a patient including the steps of inserting a fluid delivery member into a peritoneal cavity of the patient; delivering hypothermia fluid from a fluid source...
8435278 System and method for determining and controlling core body temperatue  
Systems and methods for accurate temperature modification of a patient, or selected regions thereof, including inducing hypothermia. The temperature modification is accomplished using an...
8425581 Inhibition of platelet activation, aggregation and/or adhesion by hypothermia  
A method for treating acute coronary syndromes (i.e., unstable angina or non-Q-wave MI) or transient ischemic attacks in a human or animal patient by placing a heat exchange apparatus in the...
8414573 Device and method for ablation of cardiac tissue  
Methods for delivering precise amounts of fluid into cardiac tissue for the purpose of facilitating ablation of the tissue along a desired lesion line. One method injects fluid through a hollow...