07425212 is referenced by 177 patents and cites 210 patents.

This relates to a device for treating lung disease, and more particularly, relates to a device for exchanging energy with airway tissue such as that found in the airways of human lungs. The exchange of energy with this airway tissue in the airways reduces the ability of the airways to constrict and/or reduces the resistance within the airway to the flow of air through the airway.

Title
Devices for modification of airways by transfer of energy
Application Number
9/436455
Publication Number
7425212 (B1)
Application Date
November 8, 1999
Publication Date
September 16, 2008
Inventor
Michael D Laufer
Menlo Park
CA, US
John Arthur Ross
Tracy
CA, US
Thomas Keast
Mountain View
CA, US
Dave Haugaard
San Jose
CA, US
Keith M Burger
San Francisco
CA, US
Michael Biggs
San Francisco
CA, US
Bryan Loomas
Saratoga
CA, US
Christopher James Danek
Santa Clara
CA, US
Agent
Levine Bagade Han
Assignee
Asthmatx
CA, US
IPC
A61B 18/18
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