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Stuart D Edwards, John Gaiser, David S Utley: Method to treat gastric reflux via the detection and ablation of gastro-esophageal nerves and receptors. Curon Medical, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, June 18, 2002: US06405732 (413 worldwide citation)

A method of treating a sphincter provides a sphincter electropotential mapping device with at least one of a mapping electrode or a treatment electrode. The sphincter electropotential mapping device is introduced into at least a portion of the sphincter, the lower esophageal sphincter, stomach, the ...


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Stuart D Edwards, John W Gaiser, David S Utley, Jay J Qin: Sphincter treatment apparatus. Curon Medical, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, July 3, 2001: US06254598 (369 worldwide citation)

A sphincter treatment apparatus includes an elongated member having at least one lumen including an inflation lumen and a basket assembly with first and second arms. The basket assembly is coupled to the elongated member and has deployed and non-deployed configurations. An inflatable member is coupl ...


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Stuart D Edwards, David S Utley: Sphincter treatment device. Curon Medical, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, July 8, 2003: US06589238 (231 worldwide citation)

An apparatus includes a first expandable member that is expandable by an expansion medium. The first expandable member includes an exterior and a plurality of apertures. The expansion medium is released from the first expandable member when a sufficient pressure is applied to the expansion medium ho ...


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Stuart D Edwards, John Gaiser, David S Utley, Scott West, Jay Qin: Electrodes for creating lesions in tissue regions at or near a sphincter. Curon Medical, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, May 13, 2003: US06562034 (214 worldwide citation)

Improved electrode assemblies for treating a tissue region at or near a sphincter comprise a support structure and an electrode carried by the support structure for advancement in a path to penetrate the tissue region. In one arrangement, the electrode has a non-cylindrical cross section selected to ...


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Jay Qin, Robin Bek, John Gaiser, David S Utley: Graphical user interface for monitoring and controlling use of medical devices. Curon Medical, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, October 15, 2002: US06464689 (184 worldwide citation)

A device for treating a tissue region is supplied with a separate usage key card. The usage key card comprises a storage medium, which is formatted to contain an identification code unique to the usage key card. The usage key card is adapted to be read by a remote reader, to download the identificat ...


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Jay Qin, Robin Bek, John Gaiser, Rachel Croft, Peter Muller, David S Utley: Unified systems and methods for controlling use and operation of a family of different treatment devices. Curon Medical, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, August 31, 2004: US06783523 (176 worldwide citation)

Unified systems and methods enable control of the use and operation of a family of different treatment devices, to treat dysfunction in different regions of the body.


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Stuart D Edwards, John W Gaiser, David S Utley, Scott H West, Jay Qin: Graphical user interface for association with an electrode structure deployed in contact with a tissue region. Curon Medical, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, October 17, 2006: US07122031 (173 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods deploy an electrode structure in contact with the tissue region. The electrode structure carries a sensor at a known location on the electrode structure to monitor an operating condition. The systems and methods provide an interface, which generate an idealized image of the elect ...


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Stuart Edwards, John Gaiser, David S Utley, Scott West, Jay Chin: Stomach and adjoining tissue regions in the esophagus. Curon Medical, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, October 15, 2002: US06464697 (173 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods treat a tissue region. In one arrangement, the systems and methods deploy an electrode on a support structure in a tissue region at or near the cardia of the stomach. The support structure has a proximal region and a distal region. The proximal region is enlarged in comparison to ...


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Stuart D Edwards, John Gaiser, David S Utley, Scott West, Jay Qin: Assemblies to visualize and treat sphincters and adjoining tissue regions. Curon Medical, Ryan Kromholz & Manion SC, July 23, 2002: US06423058 (171 worldwide citation)

Assemblies for treating a tissue region at or near a sphincter have a support structure with a distal end and an electrode carried by the support structure for contact with the tissue region. A lumen in the support structure accommodates passage of a body through the support structure and beyond the ...