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Stuart Edwards, John Gaiser, David S Utley, Scott West, Jay Chin: Stomach and adjoining tissue regions in the esophagus. Curon Medical, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, October 15, 2002: US06464697 (173 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods treat a tissue region. In one arrangement, the systems and methods deploy an electrode on a support structure in a tissue region at or near the cardia of the stomach. The support structure has a proximal region and a distal region. The proximal region is enlarged in comparison to ...


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Stuart D Edwards, John Gaiser, David S Utley, Scott West, Jay Qin: Assemblies to visualize and treat sphincters and adjoining tissue regions. Curon Medical, Ryan Kromholz & Manion SC, July 23, 2002: US06423058 (171 worldwide citation)

Assemblies for treating a tissue region at or near a sphincter have a support structure with a distal end and an electrode carried by the support structure for contact with the tissue region. A lumen in the support structure accommodates passage of a body through the support structure and beyond the ...


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Stuart Edwards, John Gaiser, David S Utley, Scott West, Jay Qin: Control systems for multiple electrode arrays to create lesions in tissue regions at or near a sphincter. Curon Medical, Ryan Kromholz & Manion, March 12, 2002: US06355031 (153 worldwide citation)

Multiple electrodes are coupled together in monopolar or bipolar arrays to form lesion patterns in tissue regions at or near a sphincter. A controller couples the electrodes to a generator so that a single power channel serves more than a single electrode.


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Willem H Smits, Robert F M Hendriks, Grigoriy Basin, Frans H Konijn, Robert Scott West, Paul S Martin, Gerard Harbers: Wide emitting lens for LED useful for backlighting. Philips Lumileds Lighting Company, Patent Law Group, Brian D Ogonowsky, April 1, 2008: US07352011 (138 worldwide citation)

Lenses and certain fabrication techniques are described. A wide-emitting lens refracts light emitted by an LED die to cause a peak intensity to occur within 50-80 degrees off the center axis and an intensity along the center axis to be between 5% and 33% of the peak intensity. The lens is particular ...


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John Gaiser, David S Utley, Scott West: Operative devices that can be removably fitted on catheter bodies to treat tissue regions in the body. Curon Medical, Ryan Kromholz & Manion, April 8, 2003: US06544226 (132 worldwide citation)

A targeted tissue region in a body is treated by a tissue heating element attached to a carrier. The carrier is intended, in use, to be temporarily mounted to an exterior of a catheter body, such as an endoscope. The catheter body is deployed, with the carrier mounted on it, into the targeted tissue ...


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Grigoriy Basin, Robert Scott West, Paul S Martin, Gerard Harbers, Willem H Smits, Robert F M Hendriks, Frans H Konijn: Overmolded lens over LED die. Philips Lumileds Lighting Company, Patent Law Group, Brian D Ogonowsky, March 18, 2008: US07344902 (112 worldwide citation)

One or more LED dice are mounted on a support structure. The support structure may be a submount with the LED dice already electrically connected to leads on the submount. A mold has indentations in it corresponding to the positions of the LED dice on the support structure. The indentations are fill ...


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Stuart Edwards, John Gaiser, David Utley, Scott West, Jay Chin: Actively cooled electrode assemblies for forming lesions to treat dysfunction in sphincters and adjoining tissue regions. Curon Medical, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, August 27, 2002: US06440128 (107 worldwide citation)

An assembly for treating tissue at or near the sphincter includes a support structure for deployment in a tissue region, and a an electrode carried by the support structure. The support structure includes a spine with a lumen having an exit port, the electrode being deployable from the exit port. Th ...


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Paul S Martin, R Scott West, Daniel A Steigerwald: Axial LED source. Lumileds Lighting U S, Patent Law Group, David C Hsia, May 23, 2006: US07048412 (107 worldwide citation)

A lamp has LED sources that are placed about a lamp axis in an axial arrangement. The lamp includes a post with post facets where the LED sources are mounted. The lamp includes a segmented reflector for guiding light from the LED sources. The segmented reflector includes reflective segments each of ...


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Stuart D Edwards, John Gaiser, David S Utley, Scott West, Jay Qin: Systems and methods for forming composite lesions to treat dysfunction in sphincters and adjoining tissue regions. Curon Medical, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, June 11, 2002: US06402744 (97 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods manipulate a support structure to form a composite lesion in a tissue region at or near a sphincter. The support structure carries an array of electrodes attachable to a source of energy capable of heating tissue when transmitted by the electrodes. The systems and methods advance ...


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Richard Jaraczewski, Scott West: Intracardiac electrical potential reference catheter. Medtronic CardioRhythm, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, August 29, 1995: US05445148 (95 worldwide citation)

An intracardiac electrical potential reference catheter includes a proximal shaft section in a distal flexible tip section. The flexible tip section shaped in a geometry suitable for performing intracardiac mapping and includes a plurality of electrode axially spaced-apart thereon. The shaft section ...