09220879 is referenced by 7 patents and cites 1085 patents.

Sinusitis and other disorders of the ear, nose and throat are diagnosed and/or treated using minimally invasive approaches with flexible or rigid instruments. Various methods and devices are used for remodeling or changing the shape, size or configuration of a sinus ostium or duct or other anatomical structure in the ear, nose or throat; implanting a device, cells or tissues; removing matter from the ear, nose or throat; delivering diagnostic or therapeutic substances or performing other diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. Introducing devices (e.g., guide catheters, tubes, guidewires, elongate probes, other elongate members) may be used to facilitate insertion of working devices (e.g. catheters e.g. balloon catheters, guidewires, tissue cutting or remodeling devices, devices for implanting elements like stents, electrosurgical devices, energy emitting devices, devices for delivering diagnostic or therapeutic agents, substance delivery implants, scopes etc.) into the paranasal sinuses or other structures in the ear, nose or throat. Specific devices (e.g., tubular guides, guidewires, balloon catheters, tubular sheaths) are provided as are methods for manufacturing and using such devices to treat disorders of the ear, nose or throat.

Title
Devices, systems and methods useable for treating sinusitis
Application Number
14/266025
Publication Number
9220879 (B2)
Application Date
April 30, 2014
Publication Date
December 29, 2015
Inventor
William M Facteau
Atherton
CA, US
Hung V Ha
San Jose
CA, US
Isaac J Kim
San Jose
CA, US
Ketan P Muni
San Jose
CA, US
John H Morriss
San Francisco
CA, US
Julia D Vrany
Los Altos
CA, US
Joshua Makower
Los Altos
CA, US
John Y Chang
Los Altos
CA, US
Agent
Frost Brown Todd
Assignee
Acclarent
CA, US
IPC
A61M 25/10
A61M 25/00
A61B 19/00
A61B 17/3207
A61B 17/24
A61M 29/00
A61M 29/02
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