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1. (WO2005118060) APPARATUS WITH PARTIALLY INSULATED NEEDLE FOR MEASURING TISSUE IMPEDANCE AND METHOD USING SAME
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Pub. No.:    WO/2005/118060    International Application No.:    PCT/US2005/015055
Publication Date: 15.12.2005 International Filing Date: 02.05.2005
IPC:
A61B 18/18 (2006.01)
Applicants: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED [IE/BB]; The Financial Services Centre, Bishop's Court, St. Michael, West Indies (BB) (For All Designated States Except US).
LEVENDUSKY, Joseph A. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
RIOUX, Robert F. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
GEITZ, Kurt A.E. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
DODSON, Scott A. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
RAUKER, Robert M. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only)
Inventors: LEVENDUSKY, Joseph A.; (US).
RIOUX, Robert F.; (US).
GEITZ, Kurt A.E.; (US).
DODSON, Scott A.; (US).
RAUKER, Robert M.; (US)
Agent: BACHAND, Edward N.; Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Suite 3400, Four Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, California 94111, (US)
Priority Data:
60/567,199 30.04.2004 US
Title (EN) APPARATUS WITH PARTIALLY INSULATED NEEDLE FOR MEASURING TISSUE IMPEDANCE AND METHOD USING SAME
(FR) APPAREIL AVEC AIGUILLE PARTIELLEMENT ISOLEE DESTINE A MESURER L'IMPEDANCE DU TISSU AINSI QUE PROCEDE D'UTILISATION DE CET APPAREIL
Abstract: front page image
(EN)An apparatus (21) for use with a radio frequency generator (28) and an indifferent electrode (74) to treat tissue in a mammalian body includes a needle (61b) having a distal portion (65) and being adapted for coupling to the radio frequency generator and a layer of insulating material (72) extending around the needle but exposing a part (73) of the distal portion of the needle. The exposed part of the needle is sized as a function of the thicknesses of the plurality of layers of tissue to facilitate placement of the distal portion of the needle in the plurality of layers by measuring impedance between the needle and the indifferent electrode.
(FR)L'invention concerne un appareil (21) destiné à être utilisé avec un générateur de radiofréquences (28) et une électrode indifférente (74) pour traiter un tissu chez un mammifère. Cet appareil comporte une aiguille (61b) possédant une partie distale (65) et conçue pour coupler le générateur de radiofréquences et une couche de matériau isolant (72) s'étendant autour de l'aiguille, mais exposant une partie (73) de la partie distale de l'aiguille. La partie exposée de l'aiguille est calibrée en fonction de l'épaisseur des couches de tissu pour faciliter le placement de la partie distale de l'aiguille dans ces couches au moyen de la mesure de l'impédance entre l'aiguille et l'électrode indifférente.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, MC, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)