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Robert J Crowley, John E Abele, Charles D Lennox, Susan M Ropiak: Catheters for imaging, sensing electrical potentials, and ablating tissue. Boston Scientific Corporation, Lyon & Lyon, December 21, 1999: US06004269 (1009 worldwide citation)

An acoustic imaging system for use within a heart has a catheter (6), an ultrasound device (10) incorporated into the catheter (6), and an electrode (300, 304, 334, 394) mounted on the catheter (6). The ultrasound device (10) directs ultrasonic signals toward an internal structure in the heart to cr ...


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Charles D Lennox: Temperature controlled RF coagulation. Boston Scientific Corporation, Fish & Richardson, June 16, 1992: US05122137 (641 worldwide citation)

Radiofrequency medical devices for ohmic heating of tissue of a patient include a temperature sensor carried by and in thermally conductive relationship with a thermally conductive electrode. The sensor is connected for feedback to a control circuit that modulates RF power applied to the electrode a ...


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Charles D Lennox, Richard A Noddin, Ronald Sahatjian: Device and method for heating tissue in a patients body. Fish & Richardson, September 11, 1990: US04955377 (595 worldwide citation)

Device and method for heating tissue, the device having a catheter shaft for insertion into a patient's body, a chamber formed by a collapsible balloon mounted on the catheter shaft and filled with an electrically conductive fluid, two or more electrical contacts enclosed within the chamber, a power ...


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Charles D Lennox, Richard A Noddin, Ronald Sahatjian: Heated balloon catheters. Prutech Research and Development Partnership II, Fish & Richardson, November 29, 1994: US05368591 (406 worldwide citation)

Device and method for heating tissue, the device having a catheter shaft for insertion into a patient's body, a chamber formed by a collapsible balloon mounted on the catheter shaft and filled with an electrically conductive fluid, two or more electrical contacts enclosed within the chamber, a power ...


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Charles D Lennox, Susan M Ropiak, Troy W Roberts, Stephen P Beaudet: Ablation catheters. Boston Scientific Corporation, Fish & Richardson P C, November 5, 1996: US05571088 (374 worldwide citation)

A balloon catheter is provided that includes a catheter shaft constructed for insertion into a blood vessel, an inflatable balloon mounted on a distal portion of the catheter shaft, a heating device mounted on the distal portion of the catheter arranged for heating tissue in contact with the balloon ...


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John E Abele, Charles D Lennox: Physiologic low stress angioplasty. Boston Scientific Corporation, Fish & Richardson, March 5, 1996: US05496311 (364 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for dilation of a body lumen, using an expandable dilatation catheter to simultaneously heat and apply pressure to tissue of the lumen and to expand and dilate the lumen including means constructed to produce and/or detect physiological response of the heated tissue to applied pr ...


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Charles D Lennox, Richard A Noddin, Ronald Sahatjian: Device for heating tissue in a patients body. Prutech Research and Development Partnership II, Fish & Richardson, March 9, 1993: US05191883 (336 worldwide citation)

Device and method for heating tissue, the device having a catheter shaft for insertion into a patient's body, a chamber formed by a collapsible balloon mounted on the catheter shaft and filled with an electrically conductive fluid, two or more electrical contacts enclosed within the chamber, a power ...


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Charles D Lennox, Stephen P Beaudet: Medical treatment of deeply seated tissue using optical radiation. Boston Scientific Corporation, Fish & Richardson, October 3, 1995: US05454807 (262 worldwide citation)

The invention features a treatment method of deeply seated tissue and a corresponding medical instrument. The medical instrument includes a light guide adapted to transmit light energy of a selected wavelength from a light source to a selected volume of tissue, a conduit constructed to deliver a flo ...


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Robert J Crowley, Mark A Hamm, Charles D Lennox: Acoustic imaging catheter and the like. Boston Scientific Corporation, Fish & Richardson, June 6, 1995: US05421338 (226 worldwide citation)

Acoustic imaging balloon catheters formed by a disposable liquid-confining sheath supporting a high fidelity, flexible drive shaft which carries on its end an ultrasound transducer and includes an inflatable dilatation balloon. The shaft and transducer rotate with sufficient speed and fidelity to pr ...


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Charles D Lennox: Localized delivery of drug agents. Scimed Life Systems, Kenyon & Kenyon, August 28, 2001: US06280411 (217 worldwide citation)

Medical devices including a substrate that are expandable from a compressed state to an expanded state; a coating on the substrate, the coating having a drug agent incorporated therein; and a sheath over the coating. The sheath is expandable from a compressed state to an expanded state and has at le ...