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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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Mark A Maguire, Kevin C Ladd, John W Gaiser, Le T Le: Deflectable catheter. Medtronic, Reed A Duthler, Harold R Patton, May 26, 1998: US05755760 (261 worldwide citation)

A deflectable ablation catheter which includes an elongated catheter body with an electrode located along a distal section of the catheter body. The catheter is provided with a deflection wire coupled to the distal end of the catheter body which on longitudinal movement causes deflection of the dist ...


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Mark A Maguire, Kevin C Ladd, John W Gaiser, Le T Le: Multiple sensor, temperature controlled R-F ablation system. Medtronic, Reed A Duthler, Harold R Patton, September 28, 1999: US05957961 (230 worldwide citation)

A catheter ablation system including a catheter having a distal segment carrying at least one electrode extending along the segment and having a number of temperature sensors arranged along the distal segment adjacent the electrode, each providing an output indicative of temperature. The catheter is ...


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Hilary J Hampton, John W Gaiser, Charles S Taylor, Timothy R Machold: Guiding member with deflectable tip. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, July 10, 1990: US04940062 (208 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed to a guiding member for vascular catheters, particularly dilatation catheters for angioplasty procedures having a deflectable tip. The guiding member generally includes an elongated core wire having a tapered distal portion, a coil encasing at least part of the tapered dist ...


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Daniel J Kasprzyk, Jean C Orth, John W Gaiser, Russell A Houser: Dilatation catheter assembly with heated balloon. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, May 19, 1992: US05114423 (198 worldwide citation)

A balloon dilatation catheter having heating elements raise the temperature of the working surface of the balloon while the balloon is being inflated during an angioplasty procedure. In one embodiment, the balloon is provided with a thin electrically conductive layer in heat transfer relationship th ...


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John W Gaiser, Abdul Razaq A Balogun: High torque steerable dilatation catheter. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, March 12, 1991: US04998917 (179 worldwide citation)

A steerable dilatation catheter which is particularly adapted for angioplasty procedures having a concentric construction of thin-walled inner and outer tubular members of high strength plastic, such as polyimide, which provide diametric rigidity but longitudinal flexibility. At least the distal por ...


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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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Daniel J Kasprzyk, Jean C Orth, John W Gaiser: Dilatation catheter assembly with heated balloon. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, July 30, 1991: US05035694 (162 worldwide citation)

A balloon dilatation catheter having means to raise the temperature of the working surface of the balloon while the balloon is being inflated during an angioplasty procedure. In one embodiment, the balloon is provided with a thin electrically conductive layer in heat transfer relationship therewith ...


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Stephan Willems, Christian Weiss, Frank Nguyen, John W Gaiser, Scott A McIntosh: Stabilized electrophysiology catheter and method for use. Medtronic, Daniel W Latham, Harold R Patton, December 14, 1999: US06002955 (141 worldwide citation)

A stabilized electrophysiology catheter (4) includes a main body portion (16) and a flexible tip portion (18). A plurality of electrodes (24, 26) are positioned along the tip portion. The tip portion includes a main section (20) and a pre-curved, offset, reverse-angle anchor section (22) at its dist ...


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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 ...