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Inventor:
Farley; Brian E.
Address:
Los Altos, CA
No. of patents:
34
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8291915 Method and apparatus for treating venous insufficiency using directionally applied energy October 23, 2012
A catheter introduces electrodes in a vein for a minimally invasive treatment of venous insufficiency by the application of energy to cause selective heating of the vein. The catheter is positioned within the vein to be treated, and the electrodes on the catheter are moved toward one
8267931 Method of ligating hollow anatomical structures September 18, 2012
A catheter includes a plurality of expandable primary leads to deliver energy to a fallopian tube, a vein such as a hemorrhoid or an esophageal varix, or another hollow anatomical structure requiring ligation or occlusion. Each of the primary leads includes an electrode located at the
7976536 Method and apparatus for treating venous insufficiency July 12, 2011
A catheter introduces electrodes in a vein for a minimally invasive treatment of venous insufficiency by the application of energy to cause selective heating of the vein. The catheter is positioned within the vein to be treated, and the electrodes on the catheter are moved toward one
7967782 Apparatus for treating venous insufficiency June 28, 2011
A catheter delivers an electrode within a vein for a minimally invasive treatment of varicose veins and venous insufficiency using RF energy. The catheter is introduced into a patient and positioned within the section of the vein to be treated. The electrode radiates high frequency energ
7901402 Expandable catheter having two sets of electrodes March 8, 2011
A catheter includes a first plurality of expandable leads and a second plurality of expandable leads separate and longitudinally spaced-apart from the first plurality to deliver energy to a hollow anatomical structure, such as vein, fallopian tube, hemorrhoid, esophageal varix, to ef
7789876 Method and apparatus for positioning a catheter relative to an anatomical junction September 7, 2010
An electrode catheter is introduced into a vein or other hollow anatomical structure, and is positioned at a treatment site within the structure. The end of the catheter is positioned near a junction formed in the structure. This junction can be the sapheno-femoral junction. The posi
7641633 Apparatus for treating venous insufficiency January 5, 2010
A catheter delivers an electrode within a vein for a minimally invasive treatment of varicose veins and venous insufficiency using RF energy. The catheter is introduced into a patient and positioned within the section of the vein to be treated. The electrode radiates high frequency energ
7406970 Method of using expandable vein ligator catheter having multiple electrode leads August 5, 2008
A catheter includes a plurality of primary leads to deliver energy for ligating a hollow anatomical structure. Each of the primary leads includes an electrode located at the working end of the catheter. Separation is maintained between the primary leads such that each primary lead ca
7041098 Expandable vein ligator catheter and method of use May 9, 2006
A catheter includes a plurality of primary leads to deliver energy for ligating a hollow anatomical structure. Each of the primary leads includes an electrode located at the working end of the catheter. Separation is maintained between the primary leads such that each primary lead ca
6981972 Apparatus for treating venous insufficiency using directionally applied energy January 3, 2006
A catheter introduces electrodes in a vein for a minimally invasive treatment of venous insufficiency by the application of energy to cause selective heating of the vein. The catheter is positioned within the vein to be treated, and the electrodes on the catheter are moved toward one
6769433 Expandable vein ligator catheter having multiple electrode leads, and method August 3, 2004
A catheter includes a plurality of primary leads to deliver energy for ligating a hollow anatomical structure. Each of the primary leads includes an electrode located at the working end of the catheter. Separation is maintained between the primary leads such that each primary lead can
6689126 Expandable vein ligator catheter and method of use February 10, 2004
A catheter includes a plurality of primary leads to deliver energy for ligating a hollow anatomical structure. Each of the primary leads includes an electrode located at the working end of the catheter. Separation is maintained between the primary leads such that each primary lead can
6682526 Expandable catheter having two sets of electrodes, and method of use January 27, 2004
A catheter includes a first plurality of expandable leads and a second plurality of expandable leads separate and longitudinally spaced-apart from the first plurality to deliver energy to a hollow anatomical structure, such as vein, fallopian tube, hemorrhoid, esophageal varix, to ef
6638273 Expandable catheter having improved electrode design, and method for applying energy October 28, 2003
A catheter having expandable electrodes for applying energy to a hollow anatomical structure such as a vein. When used on a vein, the catheter is useful for a minimally invasive treatment of venous insufficiency. The catheter includes conductive end rings to which the electrodes are
6613045 Method and apparatus for treating venous insufficiency September 2, 2003
A catheter delivers an electrode within a vein for a minimally invasive treatment of varicose veins and venous insufficiency using RF energy. The catheter is introduced into a patient and positioned within the section of the vein to be treated. The electrode radiates high frequency energ
6401719 Method of ligating hollow anatomical structures June 11, 2002
A catheter includes a plurality of expandable primary leads to deliver energy to a fallopian tube, a vein such as a hemorrhoid or an esophageal varix, or another hollow anatomical structure requiring ligation or occlusion. Each of the primary leads includes an electrode located at the
6398780 Expandable vein ligator catheter and method of use June 4, 2002
A catheter includes a plurality of primary leads to deliver energy for ligating a hollow anatomical structure. Each of the primary leads includes an electrode located at the working end of the catheter. Separation is maintained between the primary leads such that each primary lead can
6361496 Pressure tourniquet with ultrasound window and method of use March 26, 2002
A pressure tourniquet having a window transparent to ultrasound is wrapped around a leg or another anatomical structure containing veins. An ultrasound transducer is placed in contact with the window of the tourniquet. The window is adjacent the anatomical structure and the transduce
6263248 Catheter having expandable electrodes and adjustable stent July 17, 2001
A catheter having expandable electrodes for applying energy to a vein for a minimally invasive treatment of venous insufficiency, and having expandable stent members for limiting vein shrinkage to a final desired vein diameter. The catheter includes a set of expandable arms that are
6237606 Method of applying energy to tissue with expandable ligator catheter having multiple electrode l May 29, 2001
A catheter includes a plurality of primary leads to deliver energy for ligating a hollow anatomical structure. Each of the primary leads includes an electrode located at the working end of the catheter. Separation is maintained between the primary leads such that each primary lead can
6231507 Pressure tourniquet with ultrasound window and method of use May 15, 2001
A pressure tourniquet having a window transparent to ultrasound is wrapped around a leg or another anatomical structure containing veins. An ultrasound transducer is placed in contact with the window of the tourniquet. The window is adjacent the anatomical structure and the transduce
6200312 Expandable vein ligator catheter having multiple electrode leads March 13, 2001
A catheter includes a plurality of primary leads to deliver energy for ligating a hollow anatomical structure. Each of the primary leads includes an electrode located at the working end of the catheter. Separation is maintained between the primary leads such that each primary lead can
6179832 Expandable catheter having two sets of electrodes January 30, 2001
A catheter includes a first plurality of expandable leads and a second plurality of expandable leads separate and longitudinally spaced-apart from the first plurality to deliver energy to a hollow anatomical structure, such as vein, fallopian tube, hemorrhoid, esophageal varix, to ef
6165172 Expandable vein ligator catheter and method of use December 26, 2000
A catheter includes a plurality of primary leads to deliver energy for ligating a hollow anatomical structure. Each of the primary leads includes an electrode located at the working end of the catheter. Separation is maintained between the primary leads such that each primary lead can
6152899 Expandable catheter having improved electrode design, and method for applying energy November 28, 2000
A catheter having expandable electrodes for applying energy to a hollow anatomical structure such as a vein. When used on a vein, the catheter is useful for a minimally invasive treatment of venous insufficiency. The catheter includes conductive end rings to which the electrodes are
6139527 Method and apparatus for treating hemorrhoids October 31, 2000
A catheter delivers an electrode within a vein for a minimally invasive treatment of hemorrhoids using RF energy. The catheter is introduced into a patient and positioned within the section of the vein to be treated. The electrode radiates high frequency energy towards the vein, and the
6135997 Method for treating hemorrhoids October 24, 2000
A catheter delivers an electrode within a vein for a minimally invasive treatment of hemorrhoids using RF energy. The catheter is introduced into a patient and positioned within the section of the vein to be treated. The electrode radiates high frequency energy towards the vein, and the
6071277 Method and apparatus for reducing the size of a hollow anatomical structure June 6, 2000
A catheter delivers an electrode within a hollow anatomical structure for a minimally invasive treatment which reduces the size of the structure. The catheter is introduced and positioned within a section of the hollow anatomical structure to be treated. The electrode radiates high frequ
6036687 Method and apparatus for treating venous insufficiency March 14, 2000
A catheter delivers an electrode within a vein for a minimally invasive treatment of varicose veins and venous insufficiency using RF energy. The catheter is introduced into a patient and positioned within the section of the vein to be treated. The electrode radiates high frequency energ
6033398 Method and apparatus for treating venous insufficiency using directionally applied energy March 7, 2000
A catheter introduces electrodes in a vein for a minimally invasive treatment of venous insufficiency by the application of energy to cause selective heating of the vein. The catheter is positioned within the vein to be treated, and the electrodes on the catheter are moved toward one
6033397 Method and apparatus for treating esophageal varices March 7, 2000
A catheter delivers an electrode within a vein for a minimally invasive treatment of esophageal varices using RF energy. The catheter is introduced into and positioned within the section of the vein to be treated. The electrode radiates high frequency energy towards the vein, and the
6014589 Catheter having expandable electrodes and adjustable stent January 11, 2000
A catheter having expandable electrodes for applying energy to a vein for a minimally invasive treatment of venous insufficiency, and having expandable stent members for limiting vein shrinkage to a final desired vein diameter. The catheter includes a set of expandable arms that are
5250059 Atherectomy catheter having flexible nose cone October 5, 1993
An atherectomy catheter comprises a flexible tube having a proximal end and a distal end, and a cutter housing secured to the proximal end. A spring tip nose cone is secured to a distal end of the cutter housing and comprises a relatively soft polymeric wall having a spring coil embedded
5181920 Atherectomy device with angioplasty balloon and method January 26, 1993
An atherectomy device for reducing stenosis material from a vascular vessel is provided. The atherectomy device includes an elongated flexible tubular member having at least one lumen extending therethrough and having proximal and distal extremities. A flexible drive means disposed withi










 
 
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