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Roy W Martin, Lawrence A Crum, Shahram Vaezy, Stephen J Carter, W Scott Helton, Michael Gaps, Peter J Kaczkowski, Andrew Proctor, George Keilman: Method and apparatus for medical procedures using high-intensity focused ultrasound. University of Washington, Eugene H Valet, Steven P Koda, December 28, 1999: US06007499 (362 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for enabling substantially bloodless surgery and for stemming hemorrhaging. High intensity focused ultrasound ("HIFU") is used to form cauterized tissue regions prior to surgical incision, for example, forming a cauterized tissue shell around a tumor to be removed. The procedur ...


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Roy W Martin, Lawrence A Crum, Shahram Vaezy, Stephen J Carter, W Scott Helton, Michael Gaps, Peter J Kaczkowski, Andrew Proctor, George Keilman: Method and apparatus for medical procedures using high-intensity focused ultrasound. University of Washington, Sonic Concepts, Eugene H Valet, August 13, 2002: US06432067 (178 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for enabling substantially bloodless surgery and for stemming hemorrhaging. High intensity focused ultrasound (“HIFU”) is used to form cauterized tissue regions prior to surgical incision, for example, forming a cauterized tissue shell around a tumor to be removed. The procedur ...


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Roy W Martin, Lawrence A Crum, Shahram Vaezy, Stephen J Carter, W Scott Helton, Michael Gaps, Peter J Kaczkowski, Andrew Proctor, George Keilman: Method and apparatus for medical procedures using high-intensity focused ultrasound. Eugene H Valet, November 13, 2001: US06315741 (151 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for enabling substantially bloodless surgery and for stemming hemorrhaging. High intensity focused ultrasound (“HIFU”) is used to form cauterized tissue regions prior to surgical incision, for example, forming a cauterized tissue shell around a tumor to be removed. The procedur ...


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Richard R Wilson, Robert L Wilcox, Curtis Genstler, Tim Abrahamson, Wm Gerrit Barrere, Amy Cohen, George Keilman, Leonard R Oliver, Natalya Peskin: Catheter with multiple ultrasound radiating members. Ekos Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, May 22, 2007: US07220239 (83 worldwide citation)

A catheter for delivering ultrasonic energy and therapeutic compounds to a treatment site within a patient's vasculature comprises a tubular body. The tubular body has a proximal region and a distal region opposite the proximal region. The catheter further comprises a plurality of fluid delivery lum ...


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Richard R Wilson, Robert L Wilcox, Curtis Genstler, Tim Abrahamson, Wm Gerrit Barrere, Amy Cohen, George Keilman, Leonard R Oliver, Natalya Peskin: Catheter with multiple ultrasound radiating members. Ekos Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, June 1, 2010: US07727178 (78 worldwide citation)

A catheter for delivering ultrasonic energy and therapeutic compounds to a treatment site within a patient's vasculature comprises a tubular body. The tubular body has a proximal region and a distal region opposite the proximal region. The catheter further comprises a plurality of fluid delivery lum ...


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Oscar Rodriguez, Curtis Genstler, Tim Abrahamson, Wm Gerrit Barrere, Frederick J Bennett, George Keilman, Richard R Wilson, Perry Todd Thompson: Small vessel ultrasound catheter. Ekos Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, June 10, 2008: US07384407 (69 worldwide citation)

An ultrasound catheter adapted for accessing small vessels in the distal anatomy is disclosed. The ultrasound catheter comprises an elongate tubular body formed with a delivery lumen. The flexibility and dimensions of the tubular body allow access to the distal anatomy by advancement over the guidew ...


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Richard R Wilson, Robert L Wilcox, Curtis Genstler, Tim Abrahamson, Wm Gerrit Barrere, Amy Cohen, George Keilman, Leonard R Oliver, Natalya Peskin: Catheter with multiple ultrasound radiating members. Ekos Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, May 1, 2012: US08167831 (10 worldwide citation)

A method of delivery ultrasonic energy and a therapeutic compound to a treatment site and an ultrasonic catheter system are disclosed. The method comprises providing a catheter with a plurality of ultrasound radiating members, wherein the plurality of ultrasound radiating members are allocated into ...


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Richard R Wilson, Robert L Wilcox, Curtis Genstler, Tim Abrahamson, Wm Gerrit Barrere, Amy Cohen, George Keilman, Leonard R Oliver, Natalya Peskin: Catheter with multiple ultrasound radiating members. Ekos Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 9, 2010: US07828762 (9 worldwide citation)

A catheter for delivering ultrasonic energy and therapeutic compounds to a treatment site within a patient's vasculature comprises a tubular body. The tubular body has a proximal region and a distal region opposite the proximal region. The catheter further comprises a plurality of fluid delivery lum ...


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Richard R Wilson, Robert L Wilcox, Curtis Genstler, Tim Abrahamson, Wm Gerrit Barrere, Amy Cohen, George Keilman, Leonard R Oliver, Natalya Peskin: Catheter with multiple ultrasound radiating members. Ekos Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, April 15, 2014: US08696612 (8 worldwide citation)

A method of delivery ultrasonic energy and a therapeutic compound to a treatment site and an ultrasonic catheter system are disclosed. The ultrasonic catheter system comprises a tubular body having a proximal end, a distal end and a treatment zone located between the distal end and the proximal end, ...


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George Keilman, Douglas R Hansmann, Azita Soltani, Richard R Wilson: Ultrasonic catheter power control. Ekos Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, July 24, 2012: US08226629 (6 worldwide citation)

A method of treating an occlusion at a treatment site within a patient's vasculature comprises providing an ultrasonic catheter. The ultrasonic catheter has a distal region, a proximal region opposite the distal region, a fluid delivery lumen having at least one opening in the distal region, and an ...