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Bruce H Neilson, Eric N Rudie, Mitchell Dann: Method for treating interstitial tissue associated with microwave thermal therapy. Urologix, Kinney & Lange, July 19, 1994: US05330518 (321 worldwide citation)

A method of selectively treating interstitial tissue following microwave thermal therapy includes an intraurethral Foley-type catheter shaft. The catheter shaft contains a microwave antenna which is capable of generating a cylindrically symmetrical thermal pattern in tissue, within which temperature ...


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Eric N Rudie: Gamma matched, helical dipole microwave antenna. Urologix, Kinney & Lange, April 5, 1994: US05300099 (159 worldwide citation)

A catheter shaft carries a coaxial cable, the terminal end of which contains a dipole antenna with opposing first and second helical elements. The first and second helical elements originate from a common connection to an outer conductor of the coaxial cable. The first and second helical elements ar ...


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Bruce H Neilson, James V Kauphusman: Liquid coolant supply system. Urologix, March 31, 1998: US05733319 (143 worldwide citation)

A liquid coolant supply system for supplying a liquid coolant to a thermal therapy catheter includes a sensor control unit, a liquid coolant containment unit and mounts. The sensor control unit includes a pump, a cooling device, a temperature sensor and a pressure sensor. The liquid coolant containm ...


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Scott P Thome, Jim Kauphusman, Mitchell Dann: Device for transurethral thermal therapy with cooling balloon. Urologix, Kinney & Lange P A, September 1, 1998: US05800486 (139 worldwide citation)

An intraurethral catheter includes an microwave antenna and a cooling lumen structure substantially surrounding the antenna. A cooling balloon partially surrounds the cooling lumens on one side of the catheter adjacent the microwave antenna. The cooling balloon improves wall contact between the cath ...


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Eric N Rudie, Scott Stockmoe, Aaron Hjelle, Bruce W Ebner, Joel Crabb, Jonathan L Flachman, Stan Kluge, Satish Ramadhyani, Bruce Neilson: Thermal therapy catheter. Urologix, Kinney & Lange P A, December 17, 2002: US06496737 (125 worldwide citation)

A thermal therapy catheter includes a catheter shaft having an outer surface that is insertable into the body lumen. The catheter shaft carries an energy-emitting element. A multi-lobe balloon is positioned around the outer surface of the catheter shaft adjacent to the energy-emitting element, with ...


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Eric N Rudie: Method for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia with thermal therapy. Urologix, Kinney & Lange P A, April 15, 1997: US05620480 (117 worldwide citation)

A method for treating an individual with benign prostate hyperplasia is disclosed. The method includes inserting a catheter into a urethra so as to position an energy emitting element located within the catheter adjacent a prostatic region of the urethra. A fluid is circulated within the catheter un ...


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Eric N Rudie: Voltage controlled variable tuning antenna. Urologix, Kinney & Lange P A, August 17, 1999: US05938692 (116 worldwide citation)

A catheter shaft carries a coaxial cable, the terminal end of which contains a dipole antenna with opposing first and second helical elements. The first and second helical elements originate from a common connection to an outer conductor of the coaxial cable. The first and second helical elements ar ...


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Eric N Rudie: Microwave antenna for arterial for arterial microwave applicator. Urologix, Kinney & Lange P A, July 7, 1998: US05776176 (113 worldwide citation)

A microwave antenna is insertable into a cardiovascular catheter and is formed from a coaxial cable including an inner conductor and an inner insulator with the inner insulator having a reduced diameter portion adjacent a distal end of the catheter. An antenna coil portion of the microwave antenna i ...


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Eric N Rudie, Stanley E Kluge: Gamma matched, helical dipole microwave antenna with tubular-shaped capacitor. Urologix, Kinney & Lange, December 6, 1994: US05370677 (86 worldwide citation)

A catheter shaft carries a coaxial cable, the terminal end of which contains a dipole antenna with opposing first and second helical elements. The first and second helical elements originate from a common connection to an outer conductor of the coaxial cable. The first and second helical elements ar ...


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Eric N Rudie, Bruce H Neilson, James V Kauphusman: Device for asymmetrical thermal therapy with helical dipole microwave antenna. Urologix, Kinney & Lange P A, August 13, 1996: US05545137 (79 worldwide citation)

An intraurethral, Foley-type catheter shaft contains a microwave antenna capable of generating a cylindrically symmetrical thermal pattern, within which temperatures are capable of exceeding 45.degree. C. The antenna, which is positioned within the shaft, is surrounded by means within the shaft for ...