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Michael Gertner: Method and system to inhibit a function of a nerve traveling with an artery. Kona Medical, Vista IP Law Group, October 23, 2012: US08295912 (112 worldwide citation)

In some embodiments, sympathetic nerves surrounding arteries or leading to organs are targeted with energy sources to correct or modulate physiologic processes. In some embodiments, different types of energy sources are utilized singly or combined with one another. In some embodiments, bioactive age ...


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Lee Weng, David M Perozek, Jimin Zhang: Methods to deliver high intensity focused ultrasound to target regions proximate blood vessels. Kona Medical, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, March 20, 2012: US08137274 (66 worldwide citation)

Methods for applying heat to a region proximate a blood vessel are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method can include generating an imaging ultrasound beam adapted to image a blood vessel target and receiving a reflection of the imaging ultrasound beam. The method can also include producing an outpu ...


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Charles Emery, Larry Augustine, Robyn Lahman, David M Perozek, Jimin Zhang: Systems and methods for ultrasound applicator station keeping. Kona Medical, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, May 1, 2012: US08167805 (40 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for maintaining the alignment of a therapeutic ultrasound applicator to a target site are described. Overlapping ultrasound signals are sent to a target tissue site and the echo detected. An algorithm is described for detecting tissue movement relative to the applicator based on ...


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Michael Gertner: Nerve treatment system. Kona Medical, Vista IP Law Group, February 12, 2013: US08374674 (34 worldwide citation)

A method of treatment includes delivering an agent into a patient, and providing energy inside the patient so that the energy can interact with the agent to treat a nerve. A system for treatment includes a source of agent for delivery into a patient, and an energy source for providing energy inside ...


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Lee Weng, David M Perozek, Jimin Zhang: Methods and apparatus for focused ultrasound application. Kona Medical, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, March 5, 2013: US08388535 (27 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic applicator unit (2) is used diagnostically to locate a puncture wound (316) in an artery and then therapeutically to seal the puncture wound with high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU). A control unit (6) coupled to the applicator unit includes a processor (74) that automates the pro ...


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Lee Weng, David M Perozek, Jimin Zhang: Controlled high efficiency lesion formation using high intensity ultrasound. Kona Medical, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, January 7, 2014: US08622937 (27 worldwide citation)

An ultrasound system used for both imaging and delivery high intensity ultrasound energy therapy to treatment sites and a method for treating tumors and other undesired tissue within a patient's body with an ultrasound device. The ultrasound device has an ultrasound transducer array disposed on a di ...


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Michael Gertner: Energetic modulation of nerves. Kona Medical, Vista IP Law Group, June 25, 2013: US08469904 (26 worldwide citation)

A method to apply a nerve inhibiting cloud surrounding a blood vessel includes creating a treatment plan, wherein the treatment plan prescribes application of the nerve inhibiting cloud towards at least a majority portion of a circumference of a blood vessel wall, and applying the nerve inhibiting c ...


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Michael Gertner: Methods and devices to modulate the autonomic nervous system with ultrasound. Kona Medical, Morrison & Foerster, May 6, 2014: US08715209 (24 worldwide citation)

In some embodiments, sympathetic nerves surrounding arteries or leading to organs are targeted with energy sources to correct or modulate physiologic processes. In some embodiments, different types of energy sources are utilized singly or combined with one another. In some embodiments, bioactive age ...


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Michael Gertner: Energetic modulation of nerves. Kona Medical, Vista IP Law Group, August 20, 2013: US08512262 (23 worldwide citation)

A system to modulate an autonomic nerve in a patient utilizing transcutaneous ultrasound energy delivery includes a processor comprising an input for receiving information regarding energy and power to be delivered to a treatment region containing the nerve, and an output for outputting a signal, wh ...


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Charles Emery, Larry Augustine, Robyn Lahman, David M Perozek, Jimin Zhang: System and method for treating a therapeutic site. Kona Medical, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, February 12, 2013: US08372009 (20 worldwide citation)

A targeting catheter is used to locate an arteriotomy, such as is formed during a femoral artery catheterization procedure. The targeting catheter includes one or more targeting aids, such as an inflatable balloon or sensor (e.g., Doppler or temperature sensor), to locate the arteriotomy. The target ...