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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 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 ...


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Stuart Edwards, John Gaiser, David S Utley, Scott West, Jay Qin: Control systems for multiple electrode arrays to create lesions in tissue regions at or near a sphincter. Curon Medical, Ryan Kromholz & Manion, March 12, 2002: US06355031 (153 worldwide citation)

Multiple electrodes are coupled together in monopolar or bipolar arrays to form lesion patterns in tissue regions at or near a sphincter. A controller couples the electrodes to a generator so that a single power channel serves more than a single electrode.


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Jay Qin, Robin Bek, John W Gaiser, David S Utley: Graphical user interface for monitoring and controlling use of medical devices. Curon Medical, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, February 7, 2006: US06994704 (136 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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Stuart D Edwards, John Gaiser, David S Utley, Scott H West, Jay Qin: Systems and methods for forming composite lesions to treat dysfunction in sphincters and adjoining tissue regions. Curon Medical, Ryan Krumholz & Manion S C, March 30, 2004: US06712074 (114 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods manipulate a support structure to form a composite lesion in a tissue region at or near a sphincter. The support structure carries an array of electrodes attachable to a source of energy capable of heating tissue when transmitted by the electrodes. The systems and methods advance ...


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Stuart D Edwards, John Gaiser, David S Utley, Scott H West, Jay Qin: System for tissue ablation. BÂRRX Medical, Shay Glenn, December 15, 2009: US07632268 (112 worldwide citation)

Systems for treating a mucosal surface of an alimentary canal tissue region are provided. The systems can include an elongate support structure, an expandable member positionable at a distal portion of the support structure and one or more radio frequency (RF) ablation electrodes carried by the expa ...