08059059 is referenced by 49 patents and cites 204 patents.

A microwave antenna assembly is disclosed. The antenna assembly includes a feedline having an inner conductor, an outer conductor and an inner insulator disposed therebetween and a radiating portion including a dipole antenna coupled to the feedline and a trocar coupled to the dipole antenna at a distal end thereof. The antenna assembly also includes a slidable outer jacket disposed about the radiating portion and the feedline. The slidable outer jacket being configured to slide about at least one of the radiating portion and the feedline from a closed configuration, in which the slidable outer jacket is mated with the trocar and a retracted configuration, in which the slidable outer jacket is retracted in a proximally exposing at least a portion the radiating portion.

Title
Slidable choke microwave antenna
Application Number
12/129482
Publication Number
8059059 (B2)
Application Date
May 29, 2008
Publication Date
November 15, 2011
Inventor
Kenlyn Bonn
Boulder
CO, US
Assignee
Vivant Medical
CO, US
IPC
H01Q 9/04
H01Q 1/42
A61B 18/18
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