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Number: 600/471
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 > Tool (e.g., ablation, abrasion, cutting)
Description: Subject matter wherein the catheter carries or admits to the passage a means which removes an obstruction by either grinding, shearing, or other surgical removal from the circulatory system.

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8628525 Wireless interventional device and a system for wireless energy transmission Jan. 14, 2014
8548562 System and method of guided treatment within malignant prostate tissue Oct. 1, 2013
8527032 Imaging system and method of delivery of an instrument to an imaged subject Sep. 3, 2013
8467858 Image-guided thermotherapy based on selective tissue thermal treatment Jun. 18, 2013
8454513 Micro-machined medical devices, methods of fabricating microdevices, and methods of medical diagnosis, imaging, stimulation, and treatment Jun. 4, 2013
8425421 Intracardiac catheters with image field electrodes Apr. 23, 2013
8366643 System and method for treating subcutaneous tissues Feb. 5, 2013
8333721 Tissue-retaining system for ultrasound medical treatment Dec. 18, 2012
8328726 Method and apparatus for monitoring tissue ablation Dec. 11, 2012
8235908 Blood vessel sensing catheter having working lumen for medical appliances Aug. 7, 2012
8145290 Method for identifying the location of at least one treatment channel that is one of a plurality of treatment channels, as well as a system for effecting radiation treatment on a pre-selected Mar. 27, 2012
8135454 Diagnosing and performing interventional procedures on tissue in vivo Mar. 13, 2012
8012096 Surgical device and method for performing combination revascularization and therapeutic substance delivery to tissue Sep. 6, 2011
7981041 Sonographically guided transvaginal or transrectal pelvic abscess drainage using trocar method and biopsy guide attachment Jul. 19, 2011
7976483 Ultrasound assembly with increased efficacy Jul. 12, 2011
7967763 Method for treating subcutaneous tissues Jun. 28, 2011
7870505 Graphical user interface for phacoemulsification surgical system Jan. 11, 2011
7806892 Tissue-retaining system for ultrasound medical treatment Oct. 5, 2010
7803168 Aortic valve repair Sep. 28, 2010
7785261 Catheter device with a position sensor system for treating a vessel blockage using image monitoring Aug. 31, 2010
7780624 Apparatus for treating tumors Aug. 24, 2010
7766833 Ablation array having independently activated ablation elements Aug. 3, 2010
7762954 Ultrasonic imaging catheters Jul. 27, 2010
7753852 Atherectomy catheter with combined OCT/IVUS imaging Jul. 13, 2010
7736317 Method and apparatus for delivering therapy in and association with an intravascular ultrasound device Jun. 15, 2010
7729745 Device for carrying out rotablation Jun. 1, 2010
7722539 Treatment of unwanted tissue by the selective destruction of vasculature providing nutrients to the tissue May. 25, 2010
7720520 Method and system for registering an image with a navigation reference catheter May. 18, 2010
7704210 Medical device for removing a vascular occlusion Apr. 27, 2010
7628785 Endoscopic medical treatment involving acoustic ablation Dec. 8, 2009
7618374 Image plane sensing methods and systems for intra-patient probes Nov. 17, 2009
7563242 Ultrasonic surgery apparatus Jul. 21, 2009
7507205 Steerable ultrasound catheter Mar. 24, 2009
7135017 Imaging and surgical procedure for carpal tunnel syndrome Nov. 14, 2006
7131948 Method and apparatus for intravascular two-dimensional ultrasonography Nov. 7, 2006
7094203 Medical imaging apparatus for detection of gamma rays and reflected ultrasonic waves Aug. 22, 2006
7052463 Method and apparatus for cooling a contacting surface of an ultrasound probe May. 30, 2006
6858009 Ultrasonic angioscope system Feb. 22, 2005
6773444 Blades with functional balance asymmetries for use with ultrasonic surgical instruments Aug. 10, 2004
6764450 Method and apparatus for intravascular two-dimensional ultrasonography Jul. 20, 2004
6733451 Apparatus and method for an ultrasonic probe used with a pharmacological agent May. 11, 2004
6723110 High efficiency ultrasonic surgical aspiration tip Apr. 20, 2004
6623433 Automated longitudinal position translator for ultrasonic imaging probes, and methods of using same Sep. 23, 2003
6585655 Medical imaging device Jul. 1, 2003
6524251 Ultrasonic device for tissue ablation and sheath for use therewith Feb. 25, 2003
6434416 Surgical microscope Aug. 13, 2002
6266550 Catheter apparatus for treating arterial occlusions Jul. 24, 2001
6210330 Apparatus, system and method for real-time endovaginal sonography guidance of intra-uterine, cervical and tubal procedures Apr. 3, 2001
6193736 Automated longitudinal position translator for ultrasonic imaging probes and methods of using same Feb. 27, 2001
6165127 Acoustic imaging catheter and the like Dec. 26, 2000

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