1
Michael D Laufer, Brian E Farley, Grace Y Schulz, Arthur W Zikorus, Mark P Parker: Method and apparatus for treating venous insufficiency. VNUS Medical Technologies, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, March 14, 2000: US06036687 (321 worldwide citation)

A catheter delivers an electrode within a vein for a minimally invasive treatment of varicose veins and venous insufficiency using RF energy. The catheter is introduced into a patient and positioned within the section of the vein to be treated. The electrode radiates high frequency energy towards th ...


2
Michael D Laufer, Brian E Farley: Method and apparatus for treating esophageal varices. Vnus Medical Technologies, Fulwilder Patton Lee & Utecht, March 7, 2000: US06033397 (273 worldwide citation)

A catheter delivers an electrode within a vein for a minimally invasive treatment of esophageal varices using RF energy. The catheter is introduced into and positioned within the section of the vein to be treated. The electrode radiates high frequency energy towards the vein, and the surrounding ven ...


3
Bernard H Andreas, Brian A Glynn, Michael A Evans, Brian E Farley: Atherectomy catheter having flexible nose cone. Devices for Vascular Intervention, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, October 5, 1993: US05250059 (251 worldwide citation)

An atherectomy catheter comprises a flexible tube having a proximal end and a distal end, and a cutter housing secured to the proximal end. A spring tip nose cone is secured to a distal end of the cutter housing and comprises a relatively soft polymeric wall having a spring coil embedded therein. Th ...


4
Christopher S Jones, Arthur W Zikorus, Mark P Parker, Brian E Farley, Joseph M Tartaglia: Expandable catheter having two sets of electrodes. Vnus Medical Technologies, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, January 30, 2001: US06179832 (225 worldwide citation)

A catheter includes a first plurality of expandable leads and a second plurality of expandable leads separate and longitudinally spaced-apart from the first plurality to deliver energy to a hollow anatomical structure, such as vein, fallopian tube, hemorrhoid, esophageal varix, to effectively ligate ...


5
Brian E Farley, Michael D Laufer, Dawn A Henderson, Douglas M Petty, Mark P Parker: Method and apparatus for treating venous insufficiency using directionally applied energy. Vnus Medical Technologies, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, March 7, 2000: US06033398 (223 worldwide citation)

A catheter introduces electrodes in a vein for a minimally invasive treatment of venous insufficiency by the application of energy to cause selective heating of the vein. The catheter is positioned within the vein to be treated, and the electrodes on the catheter are moved toward one side of the vei ...


6
Brian E Farley, Grace Y Schulz, Dawn A Henderson, Mark P Parker, Arthur W Zikorus, Gary H Miller, Jay S Daulton, Douglas Portnow: Expandable catheter having improved electrode design, and method for applying energy. VNUS Medical Technologies, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, November 28, 2000: US06152899 (201 worldwide citation)

A catheter having expandable electrodes for applying energy to a hollow anatomical structure such as a vein. When used on a vein, the catheter is useful for a minimally invasive treatment of venous insufficiency. The catheter includes conductive end rings to which the electrodes are attached, for me ...


7
Brian E Farley, Michael D Laufer, Arthur W Zikorus: Method and apparatus for reducing the size of a hollow anatomical structure. Vnus Medical Technologies, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, June 6, 2000: US06071277 (199 worldwide citation)

A catheter delivers an electrode within a hollow anatomical structure for a minimally invasive treatment which reduces the size of the structure. The catheter is introduced and positioned within a section of the hollow anatomical structure to be treated. The electrode radiates high frequency energy, ...


8
Brian E Farley, Dawn A Henderson, Christopher S Jones, Mark P Parker, Joseph M Tartaglia: Expandable vein ligator catheter and method of use. VNUS Medical Technologies, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, December 26, 2000: US06165172 (154 worldwide citation)

A catheter includes a plurality of primary leads to deliver energy for ligating a hollow anatomical structure. Each of the primary leads includes an electrode located at the working end of the catheter. Separation is maintained between the primary leads such that each primary lead can individually r ...


9
Michael D Laufer, Brian E Farley: Method for treating hemorrhoids. Vnus Medical Technologies, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, October 24, 2000: US06135997 (152 worldwide citation)

A catheter delivers an electrode within a vein for a minimally invasive treatment of hemorrhoids using RF energy. The catheter is introduced into a patient and positioned within the section of the vein to be treated. The electrode radiates high frequency energy towards the vein, and the surrounding ...


10
Brian E Farley, Dawn A Henderson, Christopher S Jones, Mark P Parker, Joseph M Tartaglia: Expandable vein ligator catheter and method of use. VNUS Medical Technologies, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, June 4, 2002: US06398780 (150 worldwide citation)

A catheter includes a plurality of primary leads to deliver energy for ligating a hollow anatomical structure. Each of the primary leads includes an electrode located at the working end of the catheter. Separation is maintained between the primary leads such that each primary lead can individually r ...