Patents Assigned to Minnow Medical, LLC
  • Publication number: 20080262489
    Abstract: A catheter and catheter system can use energy tailored for remodeling and/or removal of target material along a body lumen, often of thrombus from a blood vessel of a patient. An elongate flexible catheter body with a radially expandable structure may have a plurality of electrodes or other energy delivery surfaces. The electrode structures may be radially inwardly oriented and/or supported in cantilever to facilitate advancing the electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Applicant: Minnow Medical, LLC
    Inventor: Tom A. Steinke
  • Publication number: 20060235286
    Abstract: A catheter and catheter system can use energy tailored for remodeling and/or removal of target material along a body lumen, often of atherosclerotic material of a blood vessel of a patient. An elongate flexible catheter body with a radially expandable structure may have a plurality of electrodes or other electrosurgical energy delivery surfaces to radially engage atherosclerotic material when the structure expands. An atherosclerotic material detector system may measure and/or characterize the atherosclerotic material and its location, optionally using impedance monitoring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2006
    Publication date: October 19, 2006
    Applicant: Minnow Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Corbett Stone, Michael Hoey, Tom Steinke, Raphael Michel, Arthur Blanck
  • Publication number: 20050251116
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for treating atherosclerotic lesions and other disease states, particularly for treatment of vulnerable plaques, can incorporate optical coherence tomography or other imaging techniques which allow a structure and location of an eccentric plaque to be characterized. Remodeling and/or ablative laser energy can then be selectively and automatically directed to the appropriate plaque structures, often without imposing mechanical trauma to the entire circumference of the lumen wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2005
    Publication date: November 10, 2005
    Applicants: Minnow Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Tom Steinke, Corbett Stone, Raphael Michel