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Stuart Edwards, John Gaiser, David Utley, Scott West, Jay Chin: Integrated tissue heating and cooling apparatus. Curon Medical, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, August 14, 2001: US06273886 (489 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods integrate the control of an energy generator, to supply energy to an electrode structure to heat a tissue region, and the control of a pumping mechanism, to supply cooling fluid to control tissue temperature in the region.


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Stuart Edwards, John Gaiser, David Utley, Scott West, Jay Chin: Expandable electrode assemblies for forming lesions to treat dysfunction in sphincters and adjoining tissue regions. Curon Medical, Ryan Kromholz & Manion SC, July 10, 2001: US06258087 (465 worldwide citation)

Expandable assemblies for treating a tissue region at or near a sphincter comprises a support basket formed from an array of spines. A mechanism flexes the spines to expand and collapse the basket. Electrodes carried by the spines for advancement in a path to penetrate the tissue region upon expansi ...


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Scott West, Richard Jaraczewski: Steerable electrode catheter. Medtronic CardioRhythm, Townsend & Townsend Khourie & Crew, June 7, 1994: US05318525 (384 worldwide citation)

A steerable catheter suitable for radiofrequency ablation of cardiac tissue comprises a catheter shaft with a deflectable tip at the distal end of the shaft. The tip is deflected by means of a shapable handle coupled to pull wires fastened to the distal end of the deflectable tip. A core wire extend ...


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David Utley, Scott West, John Gaiser, Rachel Croft: Systems and methods for treating dysfunctions in the intestines and rectum. Curon Medical, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, November 11, 2003: US06645201 (286 worldwide citation)

A sphincter tissue region is treated using a support structure sized for advancement into the anal canal. At least one electrode is carried by the structure. A mechanism is coupled to the electrode to move the electrode between a first position retracted in the support structure and a second positio ...


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Stuart Edwards, John Gaiser, David Utley, Scott West, Jay Chin: Graphical user interface for association with an electrode structure deployed in contact with a tissue region. Curon Medical, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, March 19, 2002: US06358245 (269 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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Stuart Edwards, John Gaiser, David Utley, Scott West, Jay Chin, Ronald Lax: Vacuum-assisted systems and methods for treating sphincters and adjoining tissue regions. Curon Medical, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, December 4, 2001: US06325798 (268 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods treat a tissue region at or near a sphincter by deploying a carrier, which carries an electrode that can be advanced to penetrate tissue. Negative pressure is applied through a suction port on the carrier near the electrode, to draw tissue in the tissue region inward against the ...


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Stuart D Edwards, John Gaiser, David S Utley, Scott West, Jay Qin: Electrodes for creating lesions in tissue regions at or near a sphincter. Curon Medical, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, May 13, 2003: US06562034 (214 worldwide citation)

Improved electrode assemblies for treating a tissue region at or near a sphincter comprise a support structure and an electrode carried by the support structure for advancement in a path to penetrate the tissue region. In one arrangement, the electrode has a non-cylindrical cross section selected to ...


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David Utley, Scott West, John Gaiser, Rachel Croft: Mederi Therapeutics, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, April 20, 2010: US07699844 (201 worldwide citation)

A sphincter tissue region is treated using a support structure sized for advancement into the anal canal. At least one electrode is carried by the structure. A mechanism is coupled to the electrode to move the electrode between a first position retracted in the support structure and a second positio ...


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Joseph Catanese III, Matt McLean, Theodore C Lamson, Amik Nagpurkar, Daniel Merrick, Joshua Makower, Claude Vidal, Russell J Redmond, Michael Collinson, Mitchell C Barham, Scott West: Integrated handle assembly for anchor delivery system. Neotract, Steptoe & Johnson, March 15, 2011: US07905889 (200 worldwide citation)

Intergrated systems and associated method for manipulating tissues and anatomical or other structures in medical application for the purpose of treating diseases or disorders or other purposes. In one aspect, the system includes a delivery device configured to deploy and implant anchor device for su ...


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Gerd O Mueller, Regina Mueller Mach, Grigoriy Basin, Robert Scott West, Paul S Martin, Tze Sen Lim, Stefan Eberle: LED with phosphor tile and overmolded phosphor in lens. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, Philips Lumilends Lighting Company, December 28, 2010: US07858408 (180 worldwide citation)

Overmolded lenses and certain fabrication techniques are described for LED structures. In one embodiment, thin YAG phosphor plates are formed and affixed over blue LEDs mounted on a submount wafer. A clear lens is then molded over each LED structure during a single molding process. The LEDs are then ...