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Number: 600/470
Name: Surgery > Diagnostic testing > Detecting nuclear, electromagnetic, or ultrasonic radiation > Ultrasonic > Structure of transducer or probe assembly > Probe placed in vascular system or body orifice > Catheter > Intravascular > By inflatable ballon
Description: Subject matter wherein the intravascular catheter is a flexible material held on the catheter which is capable of expansion by the admission of a gas thereto.

Patents under this class:

Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8663190 Expandable catheter system for peri-ostial injection and muscle and nerve fiber ablation Mar. 4, 2014
8605165 Apparatus and method for assisting monitoring of medication adherence Dec. 10, 2013
8371303 System and method for imaging endotracheal tube placement and measuring airway occlusion cuff pressure Feb. 12, 2013
8167810 Catheter device for treating a blockage of a vessel May. 1, 2012
8126534 Medical catheter and system for inserting a catheter into a vessel Feb. 28, 2012
8057389 Method and system for ultrasound treatment with a multi-directional transducer Nov. 15, 2011
7762954 Ultrasonic imaging catheters Jul. 27, 2010
7539531 Catheter device May. 26, 2009
7194297 Impedance-matching apparatus and construction for intravascular device Mar. 20, 2007
6702750 Angioplasty apparatus facilitating rapid exchanges and methods Mar. 9, 2004
6635054 Thermal treatment methods and apparatus with focused energy application Oct. 21, 2003
6585657 Angioplasty apparatus facilitating rapid exchanges Jul. 1, 2003
6529779 Inflatable electrode for temporary pacing Mar. 4, 2003
6398792 Angioplasty catheter with transducer using balloon for focusing of ultrasonic energy and method for use Jun. 4, 2002
6352683 Apparatus and method for the local delivery of drugs Mar. 5, 2002
6022319 Intravascular device such as introducer sheath or balloon catheter or the like and methods for use thereof Feb. 8, 2000
5989208 Therapeutic ultrasound system Nov. 23, 1999
5915383 Cuffed medico-surgical tubes Jun. 29, 1999
5865178 Method and apparatus for intravascular ultrasonography Feb. 2, 1999
5860974 Heart ablation catheter with expandable electrode and method of coupling energy to an electrode on a catheter shaft Jan. 19, 1999
5640963 Eye fundus blood flow meter Jun. 24, 1997
5520189 Intravascular ultrasound imaging guidewire May. 28, 1996
5501227 Angioplasty apparatus facilitating rapid exchange and method Mar. 26, 1996
5472406 Apparatus and method for vasodilation Dec. 5, 1995
5431628 Pressure-sensing diagnostic catheter Jul. 11, 1995
5421338 Acoustic imaging catheter and the like Jun. 6, 1995
5409000 Endocardial mapping and ablation system utilizing separately controlled steerable ablation catheter with ultrasonic imaging capabilities and method Apr. 25, 1995
5327885 Combination catheter for invasive probe delivery and balloon dilation Jul. 12, 1994
5312430 Balloon dilation catheter May. 17, 1994
5246016 Transport catheter and multiple probe analysis method Sep. 21, 1993
5226421 Doppler elongate flexible member having an inflatable balloon mounted thereon Jul. 13, 1993
5167233 Dilating and imaging apparatus Dec. 1, 1992
5117831 Vascular catheter having tandem imaging and dilatation components Jun. 2, 1992
5109859 Ultrasound guided laser angioplasty May. 5, 1992
5046503 Angioplasty autoperfusion catheter flow measurement method and apparatus Sep. 10, 1991
5030227 Balloon dilation catheter Jul. 9, 1991
5020539 Ultrasonic endoscope apparatus Jun. 4, 1991
4841977 Ultra-thin acoustic transducer and balloon catheter using same in imaging array subassembly Jun. 27, 1989
4674336 Volumetric flow rate determination in conduits not directly accessible Jun. 23, 1987
4671295 Method for measuring cardiac output Jun. 9, 1987
4637401 Volumetric flow rate determination in conduits not directly accessible Jan. 20, 1987
4462408 Ultrasonic endoscope having elongated array mounted in manner allowing it to remain flexible Jul. 31, 1984
4433692 Ultrasonic diagnosis device Feb. 28, 1984

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