08088127 is referenced by 118 patents and cites 578 patents.

Systems, assemblies, and methods to treat pulmonary diseases are used to decrease nervous system input to distal regions of the bronchial tree within the lungs. Treatment systems damage nerve tissue to temporarily or permanently decrease nervous system input. The treatment systems are capable of heating nerve tissue, cooling the nerve tissue, delivering a flowable substance that cause trauma to the nerve tissue, puncturing the nerve tissue, tearing the nerve tissue, cutting the nerve tissue, applying pressure to the nerve tissue, applying ultrasound to the nerve tissue, applying ionizing radiation to the nerve tissue, disrupting cell membranes of nerve tissue with electrical energy, or delivering long acting nerve blocking chemicals to the nerve tissue.

Title
Systems, assemblies, and methods for treating a bronchial tree
Application Number
12/463304
Publication Number
8088127 (B2)
Application Date
May 8, 2009
Publication Date
January 3, 2012
Inventor
Steven C Dimmer
Bellevue
WA, US
Martin L Mayse
University City
MO, US
Agent
Seed IP Law Group PLLC
Assignee
Innovative Pulmonary Solutions
WA, US
IPC
A61B 18/04
A61B 18/14
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