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Michael D Laufer, Gary H Miller, Mark P Parker: Method and apparatus for delivery of an appliance in a vessel. VNUS Medical Technologies, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, November 21, 2000: US06149660 (416 worldwide citation)

A delivery device and method for intraluminally deploying a clip appliance within a body lumen or cavity of a patient, for example a vein. The clip is configured from a wire-like, bendable material, having a "W"-like sinusoidal shape. The clip is constructed with sharpened slanted edges at the tips ...


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Michael D Laufer, Brian E Farley, Grace Y Schulz, Arthur W Zikorus, Mark P Parker: Method and apparatus for treating venous insufficiency. VNUS Medical Technologies, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, March 14, 2000: US06036687 (321 worldwide citation)

A catheter delivers an electrode within a vein for a minimally invasive treatment of varicose veins and venous insufficiency using RF energy. The catheter is introduced into a patient and positioned within the section of the vein to be treated. The electrode radiates high frequency energy towards th ...


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Christopher S Jones, Arthur W Zikorus, Mark P Parker, Brian E Farley, Joseph M Tartaglia: Expandable catheter having two sets of electrodes. Vnus Medical Technologies, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, January 30, 2001: US06179832 (225 worldwide citation)

A catheter includes a first plurality of expandable leads and a second plurality of expandable leads separate and longitudinally spaced-apart from the first plurality to deliver energy to a hollow anatomical structure, such as vein, fallopian tube, hemorrhoid, esophageal varix, to effectively ligate ...


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Brian E Farley, Michael D Laufer, Dawn A Henderson, Douglas M Petty, Mark P Parker: Method and apparatus for treating venous insufficiency using directionally applied energy. Vnus Medical Technologies, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, March 7, 2000: US06033398 (223 worldwide citation)

A catheter introduces electrodes in a vein for a minimally invasive treatment of venous insufficiency by the application of energy to cause selective heating of the vein. The catheter is positioned within the vein to be treated, and the electrodes on the catheter are moved toward one side of the vei ...


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Brian E Farley, Grace Y Schulz, Dawn A Henderson, Mark P Parker, Arthur W Zikorus, Gary H Miller, Jay S Daulton, Douglas Portnow: Expandable catheter having improved electrode design, and method for applying energy. VNUS Medical Technologies, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, November 28, 2000: US06152899 (201 worldwide citation)

A catheter having expandable electrodes for applying energy to a hollow anatomical structure such as a vein. When used on a vein, the catheter is useful for a minimally invasive treatment of venous insufficiency. The catheter includes conductive end rings to which the electrodes are attached, for me ...


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Brian E Farley, Dawn A Henderson, Christopher S Jones, Mark P Parker, Joseph M Tartaglia: Expandable vein ligator catheter and method of use. VNUS Medical Technologies, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, December 26, 2000: US06165172 (154 worldwide citation)

A catheter includes a plurality of primary leads to deliver energy for ligating a hollow anatomical structure. Each of the primary leads includes an electrode located at the working end of the catheter. Separation is maintained between the primary leads such that each primary lead can individually r ...


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Brian E Farley, Dawn A Henderson, Christopher S Jones, Mark P Parker, Joseph M Tartaglia: Expandable vein ligator catheter and method of use. VNUS Medical Technologies, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, June 4, 2002: US06398780 (150 worldwide citation)

A catheter includes a plurality of primary leads to deliver energy for ligating a hollow anatomical structure. Each of the primary leads includes an electrode located at the working end of the catheter. Separation is maintained between the primary leads such that each primary lead can individually r ...


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Michael D Laufer, Brian E Farley, Grace Y Schulz, Arthur W Zikorus, Mark P Parker: Method and apparatus for treating venous insufficiency. VNUS Medical Technologies, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, September 2, 2003: US06613045 (142 worldwide citation)

A catheter delivers an electrode within a vein for a minimally invasive treatment of varicose veins and venous insufficiency using RF energy. The catheter is introduced into a patient and positioned within the section of the vein to be treated. The electrode radiates high frequency energy towards th ...


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Brian E Farley, Christopher S Jones, Mark P Parker, Joseph M Tartaglia, Arthur W Zikorus: Method of ligating hollow anatomical structures. VNUS Medical Technologies, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, June 11, 2002: US06401719 (126 worldwide citation)

A catheter includes a plurality of expandable primary leads to deliver energy to a fallopian tube, a vein such as a hemorrhoid or an esophageal varix, or another hollow anatomical structure requiring ligation or occlusion. Each of the primary leads includes an electrode located at the working end of ...


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Brian E Farley, Grace Y Schulz, Dawn A Henderson, Mark P Parker, Arthur W Zikorus, Gary H Miller, Jay S Daulton, Douglas Portnow: Expandable catheter having improved electrode design, and method for applying energy. VNUS Medical Technologies, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, October 28, 2003: US06638273 (121 worldwide citation)

A catheter having expandable electrodes for applying energy to a hollow anatomical structure such as a vein. When used on a vein, the catheter is useful for a minimally invasive treatment of venous insufficiency. The catheter includes conductive end rings to which the electrodes are attached, for me ...