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Robert S Behl, Thomas Palermo, Colin J Nichols: Method and device for permanent vessel occlusion. Radiotherapeutics Corporation, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, January 20, 1998: US05709224 (419 worldwide citation)

Body lumens such as blood vessels are selectively occluded by mechanically collapsing the blood vessel and subsequently applying energy or other occlusive conditions within or adjacent the collapsed region. For example, vessel collapsing mechanisms can include spreadable opposed elements, reciprocat ...


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Robert S Behl: Method and apparatus for maintaining patency in the body passages. Interventional Thermodynamics, Townsend and Townsend, January 7, 1992: US05078736 (415 worldwide citation)

An intraluminal stent for maintaining patency in body passages subject to invasive tissue growth includes a cylindrical wall having radial passages therethrough. A mechanism is provided for disrupting cellular growth which penetrates through the passages. The mechanism may provide for mechanical dis ...


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Colin J Nichols, William R Dubrul, Robert S Behl: Method and device for thermal ablation having improved heat transfer. Innerdyne, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, July 18, 1995: US05433708 (388 worldwide citation)

A thermal ablation catheter includes an elongate body member having a heating element disposed over a predetermined length of its distal end. The heating element is suspended away from an exterior surface of the elongate member to form a circulation region thereunder. Thermally conductive fluid can ...


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Michael A Evans, Colin J Nichols, Laura Kemp, William R Dubrul, Robert S Behl: Method and device for thermal ablation having improved heat transfer. InnerDyne, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, August 6, 1996: US05542928 (308 worldwide citation)

A thermal ablation catheter includes an elongate body member having a heating element disposed over a predetermined length of its distal end or within an axial lumen. The heating element is suspended away from an exterior surface of the elongate member to form a circulation region thereunder. Altern ...


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Robert S Behl, Eben L Kermit, Peter F Lyons, Colin J Nichols: Method and system for heating solid tissue. Radiotherapeutics Corporation, Townsend&Townsend&Crew, September 21, 1999: US05954717 (260 worldwide citation)

Methods for heating tissue by delivering radio frequency energy through tissue electrodes comprise controlling energy delivery so that an abrupt increase in impedance between the electrodes and the tissue is observed, typically in the form of an abrupt decrease in power delivered to the electrodes. ...


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Robert S Behl, Colin J Nichols: Method and device for thermal ablation of hollow body organs. Interventional Thermodynamics, Townsend and Townsend, March 31, 1992: US05100388 (243 worldwide citation)

Hollow body organs, such as the gallbladder, may be ablated by introducing a substantially unheated thermally conductive medium to the interior of the organ. The thermally conductive medium is then heated to a temperature sufficient to necrose the endothelial lining or mucous membrane of the organ. ...


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Robert S Behl: Electronic medication dispensing system. Sybron Corporation, Robert A Gerlach, Joseph C MacKenzie, September 25, 1984: US04473884 (211 worldwide citation)

A portable medication dispensing unit has several compartments for storing pills or other forms of medicine. The dispensing unit is programmed with a medication schedule which causes visual and audio signals when it is time for the medication to be consumed. The medication schedule is optimized to a ...


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Robert S Behl: Method and device for thermal ablation of hollow body organs. Townsend and Townsend, September 3, 1991: US05045056 (187 worldwide citation)

Hollow body organs, such as the gallbladder, may be ablated by introducing a substantially unheated thermally conductive medium to the interior of the organ. The thermally conductive medium is then heated to a temperature sufficient to necrose the endothelial lining or mucous membrane of the organ. ...


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Robert S Behl: Apparatus, system and method for delivering radio frequency energy to a treatment site. Radio Therapeutics Corporation, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, October 6, 1998: US05817092 (163 worldwide citation)

Described are apparatus, systems, and methods for delivering RF energy to a treatment site. The therapeutic system includes a RF power supply and RF therapeutic probe. The probe includes at least one distal electrode and a proximal power supply connector. A control circuit is provided for controllin ...


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Robert S Behl, Eben L Kermit: Apparatus and method for treating tumors near the surface of an organ. January 8, 2002: US06337998 (147 worldwide citation)

A system for treating a target region in tissue beneath a tissue surface comprises a probe for deploying an electrode array within the tissue and a surface electrode for engaging the tissue surface above the treatment site. Preferably, surface electrode includes a plurality of tissue-penetrating ele ...