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Jeffrey Giba, Michael Horzewski, James Edward Wilson: Steerable catheter. Eclipse Surgical Technologies, Ray K Shahani Esq, Janet Kaiser Castaneda, March 2, 1999: US05876373 (247 worldwide citation)

An elongated steerable catheter for placement within a heart chamber, organ aperture or other body opening and having at least one center tube with hollow passageway for guiding a laser delivery means or other functional device to selected surfaces of a heart chamber, organ aperture or other body ca ...


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David J Fullmer, David R Hennings, Bruce J Sand: Pulsed filament lamp for dermatological treatment. Laser Aesthetics, Ray K Shahani Esq, October 19, 1999: US05968034 (185 worldwide citation)

A high energy filament lamp light source, such as a quartz tungsten halogen lamp, operated in a pulsed mode with a high voltage input, creates a particular energy output. Applications of such apparatus and methods include treatment of the dermis and/or sub-epidermal tissues for the purpose of skin r ...


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Michael Horzewski, Jeffrey Giba: Spiral catheter with multiple guide holes. Eclipse Surgical Technologies, Ray K Shahani Esq, Ilene Lapidus Janofsky Esq, February 23, 1999: US05873865 (182 worldwide citation)

A spiral catheter apparatus for access to, and laser or other treatment within, cavities and organs in the human body, the apparatus comprising a flexible, main catheter shaft defining a central axis of the apparatus, the catheter shaft having a proximal end, a distal end and a first hollow lumen re ...


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Dale E Koop, David R Hennings: Subsurface heating of material. CoolTouch Corporation, Ray K Shahani Esq, Robert D Fish Esq, July 2, 2002: US06413253 (174 worldwide citation)

A method and system of delivering energy to material in which energy is converted to thermal energy in the material, and prior to significant therapeutic or other physiological change in a selected or target region of the material, results in a temperature rise which is maximum in a selected region ...


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Douglas R Murphy Chutorian: Shaped catheter for transmyocardial revascularization. Eclipse Surgical Technologies, Ray K Shahani, Janet Kaiser Castaneda, Christopher N Sears, May 26, 1998: US05755714 (157 worldwide citation)

A shaped catheter for accessing and treating preselected surfaces of cavities and organs within the human body, the apparatus including a tubular, shaped outer sheath with at least one guide hole and a tubular, flexible inner sleeve with a distal opening disposed adjacent the distal end, the inner s ...


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Douglas R Murphy Chutorian, Jeffrey Giba, Michael Horzewski: Bow shaped catheter. Eclipse Surgical Technologies, Ray K Shahani Esq, Ilene Lapidus Janofsky Esq, January 5, 1999: US05855577 (156 worldwide citation)

A bow shaped, integrated wire catheter apparatus and method of use for access to, and laser or other treatment within, cavities and organs in the human body, the apparatus having a curvilinear shape but flexible enough to assume a generally elongated shape such that the apparatus can be extended thr ...


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Dale E Koop, Jonathan M Baumgardner, Robert A Weiss: Thermal quenching of tissue. CoolTouch Incorporated, Ray K Shahani Esq, October 17, 2006: US07122029 (155 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a system for achieving erythema and/or mild edema in an upper layer of skin, without causing blisters, and without the risk of high fluence levels or critical need for cooling.


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Richard L Mueller: Lateral-and posterior-aspect method and apparatus for laser-assisted transmyocardial revascularization and other surgical applications. Ray K Shahani, Christopher N Sears, March 10, 1998: US05725523 (143 worldwide citation)

A balloon end contact scope device for performing laser-assisted transmyocardial revascularization (TMR) or other surgical and catheter procedures, the device particularly adapted for delivery of laser energy via a laser delivery means and configured to reach inside a body cavity or organ chamber at ...


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Richard L Mueller: Lateral- and posterior-aspect method for laser-assisted transmyocardial revascularization and other surgical applications. Eclipse Surgical Technologies, Ray K Shahani, Janet Kaiser Castaneda, March 14, 2000: US06036685 (142 worldwide citation)

A method of visualizing and treating the heart by providing a balloon end contact scope with a main lumen, an essentially transparent contact viewing portion, and integral laser delivery means or other equipment channel suitable for viewing the heart; precisely positioning the contact viewing portio ...


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Douglas Murphy Chutorian, Richard L Mueller, Stuart D Harman, Steve A Daniel, Larry Witham, Bruce Richardson: Laser delivery means adapted for drug delivery. Eclipse Surgical Technologies, Ray K Shahani, Janet Kaiser Castaneda, December 7, 1999: US05999678 (135 worldwide citation)

A drug delivery apparatus for dispensing a predetermined amount of one or more drugs into a laser created opening in the human body, the apparatus consisting of a laser delivery means such as an optical fiber or fiber bundle, a drug conduit which transfers the one or more drugs, drug solutions or ot ...