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1. (WO1998007468) APPARATUS FOR TREATING CHONDROMALICIA
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Pub. No.: WO/1998/007468 International Application No.: PCT/US1997/013044
Publication Date: 26.02.1998 International Filing Date: 06.08.1997
Chapter 2 Demand Filed: 20.03.1998
IPC:
A61B 17/32 (2006.01) ,A61B 18/14 (2006.01) ,A61N 1/40 (2006.01) ,A61N 7/02 (2006.01)
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17
Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
32
Surgical cutting instruments
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
18
Surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body
04
by heating
12
by passing a current through the tissue to be heated, e.g. high-frequency current
14
Probes or electrodes therefor
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
N
ELECTROTHERAPY; MAGNETOTHERAPY; RADIATION THERAPY; ULTRASOUND THERAPY
1
Electrotherapy; Circuits therefor
40
Applying electric fields by inductive or capacitive coupling
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
N
ELECTROTHERAPY; MAGNETOTHERAPY; RADIATION THERAPY; ULTRASOUND THERAPY
7
Ultrasound therapy
02
Localised ultrasound hyperthermia
Applicants:
FANTON, Gary [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
SHARKEY, Hugh [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
ORATEC INTERVENTIONS, INC. [US/US]; 3700 Haven Court Menlo Park, CA 94025, US (AllExceptUS)
Inventors:
FANTON, Gary; US
SHARKEY, Hugh; US
Agent:
DAVIS, Paul; Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati 650 Page Mill Road Palo Alto, CA 94304-1050, US
Priority Data:
08/700,19620.08.1996US
Title (EN) APPARATUS FOR TREATING CHONDROMALICIA
(FR) DISPOSITIF SERVANT A TRAITER LA CHONDROMALACIE
Abstract:
(EN) A thermal energy delivery apparatus (10) has a probe means (12) including a distal end and a proximal end. A first electrode means (22) is positioned at the distal end of the probe means. The first electrode (22) means is configured to deliver sufficient thermal energy to a fibrillated cartilage surface to reduce a level of fibrillation of the fibrillated cartilage surface. A cabling means is coupled to the proximal end of the probe means.
(FR) Dispositif (10) d'apport d'énergie thermique possédant une sonde (12) comprenant une extrémité distale et une extrémité proximale. Une première électrode (22) est placée au niveau de l'extrémité distale de la sonde. Cette première électrode (22) est conçue pour effectuer l'apport d'une énergie thermique suffisante à une surface de cartilage soumise à une fibrillation, de manière à limiter le niveau de fibrillation de la surface du cartilage. Un câble est relié à l'extrémité proximale de la sonde.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (GH, KE, LS, MW, SD, SZ, UG, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Office (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (EPO) (AT, BE, CH, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)