Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Heller Ehrman White & McAliffe
  • Patent number: 6517535
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for ablating at least a portion of a nasal concha. By ablating at least a portion of a nasal concha, the size of the nasal concha is reduced. The three nasal concha in the body (inferior, middle and superior nasal concha) form at least a portion of the three nasal meatus (inferior, middle and superior nasal meatus) in the body. By reducing the size of a nasal concha, obstruction of a nasal meatus is reduced or eliminated. As a result, air flow through the nasal meatus is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2003
    Assignee: Gyrus ENT L.L.C.
    Inventor: Stuart D. Edwards