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Denise Demarais, Hanson Gifford III, Mark Deem, Nicolas Zadno, Benjamin J Clark, Andrew Wu, Kenneth J Michlitsch: Methods and apparatus for performing a non-continuous circumferential treatment of a body lumen. Medtronic Ardian Luxembourg r l, January 8, 2013: US08347891 (141 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus are provided for non-continuous circumferential treatment of a body lumen. Apparatus may be positioned within a body lumen of a patient and may deliver energy at a first lengthwise and angular position to create a less-than-full circumferential treatment zone at the first posit ...


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Denise Demarais, Hanson Gifford III, Mark Deem, Nicolas Zadno, Benjamin J Clark, Andrew Wu, Kenneth J Michlitsch: Apparatus for performing a non-continuous circumferential treatment of a body lumen. Medtronic Ardian Luxembourg r l, June 4, 2013: US08454594 (115 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus are provided for non-continuous circumferential treatment of a body lumen. Apparatus may be positioned within a body lumen of a patient and may deliver energy at a first lengthwise and angular position to create a less-than-full circumferential treatment zone at the first posit ...


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Donald Wile, Andrew Wu: Adaptive non-positive inductor current detector (ANPICD). Adaptive Digital Power, Tran & Associates, August 14, 2012: US08242813 (61 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are disclosed to detect current for an output load with an inductor. The system includes a high side power transistor a low side power transistor coupled to the high side power transistor; and a controller coupled to the high and low side power transistors to provide cycle by cyc ...


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Andrew Wu: Short circuit current ratcheting in switch mode DC/DC voltage regulators. Monolithic Power Systems, Perkins Coie, May 11, 2010: US07714558 (21 worldwide citation)

In an embodiment, an apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes a high side pass device. The apparatus also includes a low side pass device coupled in series to the high side pass device. The apparatus further includes a control module coupled to the high side pass device and the low side pass de ...


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Andrew Wu, Benjamin J Clark, Denise Zarins, Erik Thai, Kenneth J Michlitsch, Mark S Leung: Multi-directional deflectable catheter apparatuses, systems, and methods for renal neuromodulation. Medtronic Ardian Luxembourg r l, May 20, 2014: US08728075 (19 worldwide citation)

Multi-directional deflectable catheter apparatuses, systems, and methods for achieving renal neuromodulation by intravascular access are disclosed herein. One aspect of the present application, for example, is directed to apparatuses, systems, and methods that incorporate a catheter treatment device ...


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Benjamin J Clark, William R George, Kenneth J Michlitsch, John Paul Sam, Erik Thai, Andrew Wu: Handle assemblies for intravascular treatment devices and associated systems and methods. Medtronic Ardian Luxembourg r l, August 19, 2014: US08808345 (17 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure comprises handle assemblies for intravascular treatment devices. In one embodiment, a handle assembly comprises an actuator for deflecting a distal region of an intravascular treatment device. In one embodiment, a handle assembly comprises a rotator for rotating an intravascul ...


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Andrew Wu, Benjamin J Clark, Denise Zarins, Erik Thai: Apparatus, systems, and methods for achieving intravascular, thermally-induced renal neuromodulation. Medtronic Ardian Luxembourg r l, February 18, 2014: US08652129 (17 worldwide citation)

Apparatus, systems, and methods for achieving thermally-induced renal neuromodulation by intravascular access are disclosed herein. One aspect of the present application, for example, is directed to apparatuses, systems, and methods that incorporate a treatment device comprising an elongated shaft. ...


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Christopher T Falvey, Andrew Wu: DC/DC voltage regulator with automatic current sensing selectability for linear and switch mode operation utilizing a single voltage reference. Monolithic Power Systems, Perkins Coie, March 16, 2010: US07679350 (17 worldwide citation)

A switch-mode DC/DC converter (101) and linear low drop out (LIDO) DC/DC regulator (105) are connected in parallel to drive a single load Both regulators share a common voltage reference, feedback network (103), input supply and output such that the regulated voltage is identical during each mode of ...


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Denise Demarais, Hanson Gifford III, Mark Deem, Nicolas Zadno, Benjamin J Clark, Andrew Wu, Kenneth J Michlitsch: Methods and apparatus for performing a non-continuous circumferential treatment of a body lumen. Medtronic Ardian Luxembourg r l, May 21, 2013: US08444640 (11 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus are provided for non-continuous circumferential treatment of a body lumen. Apparatus may be positioned within a body lumen of a patient and may deliver energy at a first lengthwise and angular position to create a less-than-full circumferential treatment zone at the first posit ...


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Andrew Wu: Over-current protection for a power converter. Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation, Sidley Austin, September 13, 2011: US08018694 (10 worldwide citation)

In one embodiment, a method is provided for a power converter system. The method includes: providing a primary current limit for the power converter system, wherein the power converter system has one or more transistors which can be switched on at a primary frequency to cause current to flow through ...