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1. (WO2006017754) METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR COAGULATING AND/OR CONSTRICTING HOLLOW ANATOMICAL STRUCTURES
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Pub. No.: WO/2006/017754 International Application No.: PCT/US2005/027924
Publication Date: 16.02.2006 International Filing Date: 05.08.2005
IPC:
A61B 18/14 (2006.01)
Applicants: MIRIZZI, Michael, S.[US/US]; US (UsOnly)
JONES, Christopher, Scott[US/US]; US (UsOnly)
ZIKORUS, Arthur, W.[US/US]; US (UsOnly)
ESCH, Brady[US/US]; US (UsOnly)
MCRAE, Robert, G.[US/US]; US (UsOnly)
VNUS MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.[US/US]; 2200 Zanker Road Suite F San Jose, California 95131, US (AllExceptUS)
Inventors: MIRIZZI, Michael, S.; US
JONES, Christopher, Scott; US
ZIKORUS, Arthur, W.; US
ESCH, Brady; US
MCRAE, Robert, G.; US
Agent: DELANEY, Karoline, A.; Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP 2040 Main Street, 14th Floor Irvine, California 92614, US
Priority Data:
10/914,05005.08.2004US
60/656,03623.02.2005US
Title (EN) METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR COAGULATING AND/OR CONSTRICTING HOLLOW ANATOMICAL STRUCTURES
(FR) PROCEDES ET APPAREILS DE COAGULATION ET/OU DE CONSTRICTION DE STRUCTURES ANATOMIQUES CREUSES
Abstract: front page image
(EN) An energy delivering probe (12) is used for thermally coagulating and/or constricting hollow anatomical structures (HAS) including, but not limited to, blood vessels such as perforator veins. The probe (12) includes a shaft (16) and one, or two, or more electrodes (24, 26) where at least one of the electrodes has a perimeter that increases as it extends proximally. In an embodiment, the shaft comprises a sharp distal tip configured to puncture body tissue and the sharp tip is preferably integrally formed with the distal electrode.
(FR) L’invention concerne une sonde d’apport d’énergie (12) utilisée pour assurer la coagulation et/ou la constriction thermique(s) de structures anatomiques creuses (HAS) notamment, mais pas exclusivement, de vaisseaux sanguins comme des veines perforantes. La sonde (12) comporte un axe (16) et une ou deux électrodes (24, 26), voire davantage, l’une au moins des électrodes présentant un périmètre qui augmente à mesure qu’elle s’étend proximalement. Dans un mode de réalisation, l’axe comprend une extrémité distale pointue configurée pour percer le tissu corporel et l’extrémité pointue est de préférence formée d’un seul tenant avec l’électrode distale.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, MA, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, YU, ZA, ZM, ZW
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Office (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (EPO) (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, 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)