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Robert J Crowley, John E Abele, Charles D Lennox, Susan M Ropiak: Catheters for imaging, sensing electrical potentials, and ablating tissue. Boston Scientific Corporation, Lyon & Lyon, December 21, 1999: US06004269 (1009 worldwide citation)

An acoustic imaging system for use within a heart has a catheter (6), an ultrasound device (10) incorporated into the catheter (6), and an electrode (300, 304, 334, 394) mounted on the catheter (6). The ultrasound device (10) directs ultrasonic signals toward an internal structure in the heart to cr ...


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Robert J Crowley: Catheters for imaging, sensing electrical potentials, and ablating tissue. Boston Scientific Corporation, Fish & Richardson P C, December 31, 1996: US05588432 (818 worldwide citation)

An acoustic imaging system for use within a heart has a catheter, an ultrasound device incorporated into the catheter, and an electrode mounted on the catheter. The ultrasound device directs ultrasonic signals toward an internal structure in the heart to create an ultrasonic image, and the electrode ...


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Robert J Crowley: Acoustic ablation. Boston Scientific Corporation, Lyon & Lyon, May 20, 1997: US05630837 (494 worldwide citation)

The invention features a catheter system and a method for tissue ablation. A catheter body of extended length is constructed for delivery to locations within a body of a living being and for connection to a power source. An array of acoustic transducers are constructed for receiving power from the p ...


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Robert J Crowley: Catheters for imaging, sensing electrical potentials and ablating tissue. Boston Scientific Corporation, Lyon & Lyon, November 24, 1998: US05840031 (324 worldwide citation)

An acoustic imaging system for use within a heart has a catheter, an ultrasound device incorporated into the catheter, and an electrode mounted on the catheter. The ultrasound device directs ultrasonic signals toward an internal structure in the heart to create an ultrasonic image, and the electrode ...


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Robert J Crowley, Lucien A Couvillon Jr, John E Abele: Acoustic imaging catheter and the like. Prutech Research and Development Partnership II, Fish & Richardson, August 28, 1990: US04951677 (317 worldwide citation)

Acoustic imaging catheters formed by a disposable liquid-confining sheath supporting a high fidelity, flexible drive shaft which carries on its end an ultrasound transducer. The shaft and transducer rotate with sufficient speed and fidelity to produce real time images on a T.V. screen. Special featu ...


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Robert J Crowley, Lucien A Couvillon Jr, John E Abele: Acousting imaging catheters and the like. Boston Scientific Corporation, Fish & Richardson, December 13, 1994: US05372138 (282 worldwide citation)

Acoustic imaging balloon catheters formed by a disposable liquid-confining sheath supporting a high fidelity, flexible drive shaft which carries on its end an ultrasound transducer and includes an inflatable dilatation balloon. The shaft and transducer rotate with sufficient speed and fidelity to pr ...


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Robert J Crowley, Mark A Hamm, Charles D Lennox: Acoustic imaging catheter and the like. Boston Scientific Corporation, Fish & Richardson, June 6, 1995: US05421338 (226 worldwide citation)

Acoustic imaging balloon catheters formed by a disposable liquid-confining sheath supporting a high fidelity, flexible drive shaft which carries on its end an ultrasound transducer and includes an inflatable dilatation balloon. The shaft and transducer rotate with sufficient speed and fidelity to pr ...


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Robert J Crowley: Acoustic imaging catheter and the like. Boston Scientific Corporation, Lyon & Lyon, February 10, 1998: US05715825 (220 worldwide citation)

Acoustic imaging balloon catheters formed by a disposable liquid-confining sheath supporting a high fidelity, flexible drive shaft which carries on its end an ultrasound transducer and includes an inflatable dilatation balloon. The shaft and transducer rotate with sufficient speed and fidelity to pr ...


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Robert J Crowley, Mark A Hamm: Portable tissue spectroscopy apparatus and method. Boston Scientific Corporation, Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault, November 27, 2001: US06324418 (203 worldwide citation)

A portable tissue spectroscopy apparatus includes at least one light source, at least one light detector, a power source and a controller module all disposed inside a housing that is insertable inside a body. The housing may be in the form of a hand-holdable probe or in the form of a capsule that ca ...


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Mark A Hamm, Robert J Crowley: Ultrasound imaging guidewire. Boston Scientific Corporation, Fish & Richardson, November 29, 1994: US05368035 (160 worldwide citation)

A medical guidewire has a substantially uniform small diameter throughout its length and incorporates means for lateral acoustic scanning, and the guidewire comprises a proximal connector, an extended main guidewire body portion, an axially elongated transition section, and a floppy tip portion, the ...