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Bob Bencini, Frank Ingle, Joe Koblish, Rebecca Tin, Jim Mazzone, Byron Chun, David Lawrence: Electrical mapping and cryo ablating with a balloon catheter. Boston Scientific Scimed, Seager Tufte & Wickhem, March 6, 2012: US08128617 (109 worldwide citation)

In some implementations, a method of ablating body tissue includes (a) locating an inflatable balloon portion of a cryotherapy balloon catheter at a treatment site internal to a patient's body, and inflating the inflatable balloon portion; (b) employing electrodes that are disposed on an expandable ...


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Boaz Avitall, Joe Koblish: Preshaped ablation catheter for ablating pulmonary vein ostia within the heart. Boston Scientific Scimed, Seager Tufte & Wickhem, April 2, 2013: US08409191 (9 worldwide citation)

Catheters and methods are provided for performing medical procedures, such as tissue ablation, adjacent the ostia of anatomical vessels, such as pulmonary veins. The catheter comprises an elongated flexible integrated catheter body having proximal and distal shaft portions and at least one operative ...


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Bob Bencini, Frank Ingle, Joe Koblish, Rebecca Tin, Jim Mazzone, Byron Chun, David Lawrence: Balloon catheter with flexible electrode assemblies. BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, Seager Tufte & Wickhem, June 23, 2015: US09060756 (7 worldwide citation)

In some implementations, a method of ablating body tissue includes (a) locating an inflatable balloon portion of a cryotherapy balloon catheter at a treatment site internal to a patient's body, and inflating the inflatable balloon portion; (b) employing electrodes that are disposed on an expandable ...


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Scott Smith, Joe Koblish, Mark L Jenson, Roger Hastings: Cooled conductive balloon RF catheter for renal nerve ablation. Boston Scientific Scimed, October 11, 2016: US09463062 (5 worldwide citation)

A catheter includes a flexible shaft having a lumen arrangement and a length sufficient to access a target vessel of a patient. A balloon at the distal end of the shaft is fluidly coupled to the lumen arrangement. The balloon body comprises a first material and a second material different from the f ...


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Boaz Avitall, Joe Koblish: Preshaped ablation catheter for ablating pulmonary vein ostia within the heart. Scimed Life Systems, Bingham McCuthen, May 4, 2006: US20060095030-A1

Catheters and methods are provided for performing medical procedures, such as tissue ablation, adjacent the ostia of anatomical vessels, such as pulmonary veins. The catheter comprises an elongated flexible integrated catheter body having proximal and distal shaft portions and at least one operative ...


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Bob Bencini, Frank Ingle, Joe Koblish, Rebecca Tin, Jim Mazzone, Byron Chun, David Lawrence: Electrical mapping and cryo ablating with a balloon catheter. Boston Scientific Scimed, Fish & Richardson PC, December 3, 2009: US20090299355-A1

In some implementations, a method of ablating body tissue includes (a) locating an inflatable balloon portion of a cryotherapy balloon catheter at a treatment site internal to a patient's body, and inflating the inflatable balloon portion; (b) employing electrodes that are disposed on an expandable ...


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Scott Smith, Joe Koblish, Mark L Jenson, Roger Hastings: Cooled Conductive Balloon RF Catheter for Renal Nerve Ablation. February 2, 2012: US20120029511-A1

A catheter includes a flexible shaft having a lumen arrangement and a length sufficient to access a target vessel of a patient. A balloon at the distal end of the shaft is fluidly coupled to the lumen arrangement. The balloon body comprises a first material and a second material different from the f ...


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Martin R Willard, Joe Koblish, Roger Hastings: Balloon with surface electrodes and integral cooling for renal nerve ablation. February 2, 2012: US20120029512-A1

A catheter arrangement includes a flexible shaft and a balloon disposed at a distal end of the shaft and configurable for deployment within a target vessel of the body, such as a renal artery. Ablation electrodes, supported by a balloon wall, are arranged in a predefined pattern. The electrodes deli ...


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Bob Bencini, Frank Ingle, Joe Koblish, Rebecca Tin, Jim Mazzone, Byron Chun, David Lawrence: Electrical mapping and cryo ablating with a balloon catheter. Boston Scientific Scimed, June 28, 2012: US20120165803-A1

In some implementations, a method of ablating body tissue includes (a) locating an inflatable balloon portion of a cryotherapy balloon catheter at a treatment site internal to a patient's body, and inflating the inflatable balloon portion; (b) employing electrodes that are disposed on an expandable ...