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Michael D Laufer, Keith M Burger, Bryan E Loomas, Donald A Tanaka: Bronchial stenter having diametrically adjustable electrodes. Broncus Technologies, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, October 26, 1999: US05972026 (306 worldwide citation)

A device and method for treating collapsed bronchial tubes found in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma are provided. The device delivers energy so that the tissue is inductively heated by directing electromagnetic energy into the tissue. The device includes electrodes hav ...


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Michael D Laufer, Donald A Tanaka, Bryan E Loomas, Keith M Burger: Bronchial stenter. Broncus Technologies, Morrison & Foerster, July 4, 2000: US06083255 (275 worldwide citation)

A device and method for treating collapsed bronchial tubes found in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma are provided. The device which has a balloon at a distal end delivers energy so that the tissue is indirectly, i.e., conductively, heated by contact with a heated surfac ...


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Michael D Laufer, David P Thompson, Bryan E Loomas: Method of increasing gas exchange of a lung. Broncus Technologies, Morrison & Foerster, December 3, 2002: US06488673 (260 worldwide citation)

Methods of increasing gas exchange performed by the lung by damaging lung cells, damaging tissue, causing trauma, and/or destroying airway smooth muscle tone with an apparatus inserted into an airway of the lung. The damaging of lung cells, damaging tissue, causing trauma, and destroying airway smoo ...


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Michael D Laufer, Keith M Burger, Bryan E Loomas, Donald A Tanaka: Method of treating a bronchial tube with a bronchial stenter having diametrically adjustable electrodes. Broncus Technolgies, Morrison & Foerster, September 4, 2001: US06283989 (248 worldwide citation)

A device and method for treating collapsed bronchial tubes found in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma are provided. The device delivers energy so that the tissue is inductively heated by directing electromagnetic energy into the tissue. The device includes electrodes hav ...


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Bryan E Loomas: Gas-tight seal accommodating surgical instruments with a wide range of diameters. Origin Medsystems, Ian Limbach & Limbach Hardcastle, April 18, 1995: US05407433 (235 worldwide citation)

A seal for use in a surgical instrument to provide a gas-tight seal with an instrument passed through the seal. The seal can form a gas-tight seal with an instrument having a diameter within a wide range of diameters. The seal comprises a seal body, an instrument seal, and a laterally-compliant seal ...


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Michael D Laufer, Keith M Burger, Bryan E Loomas, Don A Tanaka: Bronchial stenter having expandable electrodes. Broncus Technologies, Morrison & Foerster, September 4, 2001: US06283988 (234 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method are provided for treating collapsed bronchial tubes found in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, such as asthma. The apparatus delivers energy to inductively heat the tissue of the bronchial tube by directing electromagnetic energy into the tissue. The appar ...


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Christopher J Danek, Thomas M Keast, Bryan E Loomas: Modification of airways by application of energy. Broncus Technologies, Morrison & Foerster, June 25, 2002: US06411852 (233 worldwide citation)

A method for decreasing responsiveness or decreasing resistance to airflow of airways involves the transfer of energy to or from the airway walls to prevent or reduce airway constriction and other symptoms of lung diseases. The treatment reduces the ability of the airways to contract during an acute ...


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Bryan E Loomas, John P Lunsford, Edwin J Hlavka: Gas-tight seal accommodating surgical instruments with a wide range of diameters. Origin Medsystems, Ian Limbach & Limbach Hardcastle, May 2, 1995: US05411483 (210 worldwide citation)

A seal for use in a surgical instrument to provide a gas-tight seal with an instrument passed through the seal. The seal can form a gas-tight seal with an instrument having a diameter within a wide range of diameters. The seal comprises a seal body, an instrument seal, and a laterally-compliant seal ...


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Bryan E Loomas: Gas-tight seal accommodating surgical instruments with a wide range of diameters. Origin Medsystems, Limbach & Limbach L, June 3, 1997: US05634908 (181 worldwide citation)

A seal for use in a surgical instrument to provide a gas-tight seal with an instrument passed through the seal. The seal can form a gas-tight seal with an instrument having a diameter within a wide range of diameters. The seal comprises a seal body, an instrument seal, and a laterally-compliant seal ...


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Michael D Laufer, David P Thompson, Bryan E Loomas: Method of increasing gas exchange of a lung. Asthmatx, Perkins Coie, July 7, 2009: US07556624 (150 worldwide citation)

Methods of increasing gas exchange performed by the lung by damaging lung cells, damaging tissue, causing trauma, and/or destroying airway smooth muscle tone with an apparatus inserted into an airway of the lung. The damaging of lung cells, damaging tissue, causing trauma, and destroying airway smoo ...