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Fjield Tood, Harhen Edward Paul, Acker David E, Lopath Patrick David: Thermal treatment methods and apparatus with focused energy application. Transurgical, April 9, 2003: EP1299035-A2 (12 worldwide citation)

A collapsible ultrasonic reflector incorporates a gasfilled reflector balloon (50), a liquid-filled structural balloon (28) and an ultrasonic transducer (20) disposed within the structural balloon. Acoustic energy emitted by the transducer is reflected by a highly reflective interface between the ba ...


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Acker David E: Image-guided thoracic therapy apparatus. Biosense, March 10, 1999: EP0900048-A1 (12 worldwide citation)

A probe such as an endoscope equipped with a biopsy needle is guided to a target in or adjacent to the respiratory system. The position of the probe is monitored. A representation of the probe is superimposed on a previously acquired image of the respiratory system and adjacent tissues. Artifacts ca ...


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Acker David E: Image-guided thoracic therapy and apparatus therefor. Biosense, February 9, 2000: EP0977510-A1 (12 worldwide citation)

A probe (20) such as an endoscope equipped with a biopsy needle is guided to a target in or adjacent to the respiratory system. The position of the probe is monitored and a representation (26') of the probe is superposed on a previously acquired image of the respiratory system and adjacent tissues. ...


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Acker David E, Govari Assaf, Fenster Maier, Shapiro Avishai: Medical procedures and apparatus using intrabody probes. Biosense, April 28, 1999: EP0910300-A1 (5 worldwide citation)

The medical process for positioning one or more instrument probes on a treatment site involves the use of a site probe. Initially a site probe (30) is attached to or near the treatment site during an imaging process. The site probe is left attached using hooks or other securing devices. The patient ...


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FJIELD TODD, HARHEN EDWARD PAUL, ACKER DAVID E, LOPATH PATRICK DAVID: [fr] Appareil de traitement thermique avec application dénergie focalisée, [de] Wärmebehandlungsvorrichtung mit fokussierter Energieanwendung, [en] Thermal treatment apparatus with focused energy application. RECOR MEDICAL, January 19, 2011: EP2275174-A2 (4 worldwide citation)

[en] Apparatus for thermal treatment with focussed energy application, comprising: (a) a probe having a proximal end and a distal end adapted for insertion into the body of the subject, said probe including a carrier catheter (1626) defining a central axis (b) a balloon (1628) having a proximal end ...


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HAREN EDWARD PAUL, FJIELD TODD, LOPATH PATRICK DAVID, ACKER DAVID E: Ultrasonic emitter with reflective interface, Ultraschallabstrahler mit spiegelnder Schnittstelle, Emitteur dultrasons avec interface réfléchissante. RECOR MEDICAL, March 21, 2012: EP2430997-A2 (3 worldwide citation)

The invention is an apparatus for ablating tissue surrounding a tubular anatomical structure such as the wall of a blood vessel or prostatic tissue surrounding the urethra. The apparatus includes an ultrasonic emitter (720) such as a cylindrical emitter and an inflatable annular balloon (717) surrou ...


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HARHEN EDWARD PAUL, FJIELD TODD, LOPATH PATRICK DAVID, ACKER DAVID E: Ultrasonic emitter configured to receive a liquid, Zur Aufnahme einer Flüssigkeit eingerichteter Ultraschallabstrahler, Emetteur dultrasons configuré pour recevoir un liquide. RECOR MEDICAL, March 21, 2012: EP2430998-A2 (3 worldwide citation)

The invention is an apparatus for ablating tissue surrounding a tubular anatomical structure such as the wall of a blood vessel or prostatic tissue surrounding the urethra. The apparatus includes an ultrasonic emitter (720) such as a cylindrical emitter and an inflatable annular balloon (717) surrou ...


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HARHEN EDWARD PAUL, FJELD TODD, LOPATH PATRICK DAVID, ACKER DAVID E: Ultrasonic energy application with inflatable lens, Ultraschallenergieanwendung mit aufblasbarer Linse, Application dénergie ultrasonique à laide dune lentille gonflable. RECOR MEDICAL, May 23, 2012: EP2455015-A2 (3 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for heating tissue surrounding a blood vessel. The apparatus includes an ultrasonic emitter positioned along a distal end of a catheter and balloon surrounding the ultrasonic emitter. The heat generated by the emitter is transferred away by a liquid passing over or through it.


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Harhen Edward Paul, Fjield Todd, Lopath Patrick David, Acker David E: Energy application with inflatable annular lens. Transurgical, April 9, 2003: EP1299038-A1 (3 worldwide citation)

A collapsible ultrasonic reflector incorporates a gasfilled reflector balloon (50), a liquid-filled structural balloon (28) and an ultrasonic transducer (20) disposed within the structural balloon. Acoustic energy emitted by the transducer is reflected by a highly reflective interface between the ba ...


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Acker David E, Lopath Patrick D, Fjield Todd, Reisinger Keith A: Apparatus for intrabody thermal treatment. Transurgical, December 18, 2002: EP1265674-A2 (3 worldwide citation)

A treatment catheter (10) carries an elongated ultrasonic emitter (20) extending in the lengthwise direction of the catheter. The array is flexible in all directions transverse to the lengthwise direction. The treatment catheter is inserted into a chamber of the heart and brought to a desired config ...