06440128 is referenced by 107 patents and cites 21 patents.

An assembly for treating tissue at or near the sphincter includes a support structure for deployment in a tissue region, and a an electrode carried by the support structure. The support structure includes a spine with a lumen having an exit port, the electrode being deployable from the exit port. The spine also includes a cooling lumen and as aspiration lumen to provide and remove fluids, respectively.

Title
Actively cooled electrode assemblies for forming lesions to treat dysfunction in sphincters and adjoining tissue regions
Application Number
9/304784
Publication Number
6440128 (B1)
Application Date
May 4, 1999
Publication Date
August 27, 2002
Inventor
Jay Chin
Fremont
CA, US
Scott West
Livermore
CA, US
David Utley
San Carlos
CA, US
John Gaiser
Mountain View
CA, US
Stuart Edwards
Portola Valley
CA, US
Agent
Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C
US
Assignee
Curon Medical
CA, US
IPC
A61B 18/18
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