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Publication numberWO2001070117 A3
Publication typeApplication
Application numberPCT/US2001/009535
Publication date18 Apr 2002
Filing date23 Mar 2001
Priority date23 Mar 2000
Also published asEP1267729A2, US6695808, US7211063, US20010034501, US20030130615, US20040225298, WO2001070117A2
Publication numberPCT/2001/9535, PCT/US/1/009535, PCT/US/1/09535, PCT/US/2001/009535, PCT/US/2001/09535, PCT/US1/009535, PCT/US1/09535, PCT/US1009535, PCT/US109535, PCT/US2001/009535, PCT/US2001/09535, PCT/US2001009535, PCT/US200109535, WO 0170117 A3, WO 0170117A3, WO 2001/070117 A3, WO 2001070117 A3, WO 2001070117A3, WO-A3-0170117, WO-A3-2001070117, WO0170117 A3, WO0170117A3, WO2001/070117A3, WO2001070117 A3, WO2001070117A3
InventorsCurtis P Tom
ApplicantMicroheart Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: Patentscope, Espacenet
Pressure sensor for therapeutic delivery device and method
WO 2001070117 A3
Abstract
The present invention is an apparatus for treating a selected patient tissue or organ region, at the surface of such region. The apparatus has an accessing tool for accessing the patient region, the tool having a distal end, and a proximal end at which the tool can be manipulated to place the distal end adjacent to the patient region. The apparatus also has a probe carried on the distal end and defining a contact surface that may be urged against the patient region thereby creating contact pressure. A pressure transducer is operatively coupled to the probe and is capable of producing a measurable response to the contact pressure. A monitoring device is operatively connected to the pressure transducer, for determining the contact pressure. An effector is operatively disposed on the probe for producing a given effect on the patient region when the effector is activated, and an activator operatively connected to the effector, by which the effector can be activated.
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Classifications
International ClassificationA61B17/00, A61B17/34, A61M5/32, A61B19/00, A61B17/22
Cooperative ClassificationA61B2090/064, A61B2017/00247, A61B17/3478, A61B2018/00392, A61B2017/348, A61B17/3207, A61B17/3494, A61M5/32, A61B2090/062, A61B2017/22077
European ClassificationA61B17/3207
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