US 10,376,311 B2
Methods and apparatus for intravascularly-induced neuromodulation
Denise Zarins, Saratoga, CA (US); Nicolas Zadno, Fremont, CA (US); Benjamin J. Clark, Redwood, CA (US); and Erik Thai, Mountain, CA (US)
Assigned to Medtronic Ardian Luxembourg S.a.r.l., Luxembourg (LU)
Filed by Medtronic Ardian Luxembourg S.a.r.l., Luxembourg (LU)
Filed on Sep. 25, 2018, as Appl. No. 16/141,042.
Application 12/827,700 is a division of application No. 11/266,993, filed on Nov. 4, 2005, granted, now 7,756,583.
Application 16/141,042 is a continuation of application No. 15/796,417, filed on Oct. 27, 2017, granted, now 10,105,180.
Application 15/796,417 is a continuation of application No. 14/335,016, filed on Jul. 18, 2014, granted, now 9,827,040.
Application 14/335,016 is a continuation of application No. 13/934,133, filed on Jul. 2, 2013, granted, now 8,818,514.
Application 13/934,133 is a continuation of application No. 12/827,700, filed on Jun. 30, 2010, abandoned.
Application 11/266,993 is a continuation in part of application No. 11/189,563, filed on Jul. 25, 2005, granted, now 8,145,316.
Application 11/189,563 is a continuation in part of application No. 11/129,765, filed on May 13, 2005, granted, now 7,653,438.
Application 11/129,765 is a continuation in part of application No. 10/408,665, filed on Apr. 8, 2003, granted, now 7,162,303.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/624,793, filed on Nov. 2, 2004.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/616,254, filed on Oct. 5, 2004.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/442,970, filed on Jan. 29, 2003.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/415,575, filed on Oct. 3, 2002.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/370,190, filed on Apr. 8, 2002.
Prior Publication US 2019/0090943 A1, Mar. 28, 2019
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. A61B 18/14 (2006.01); A61N 1/36 (2006.01); A61N 1/372 (2006.01); A61M 25/10 (2013.01); A61N 1/32 (2006.01); A61N 1/40 (2006.01); A61B 17/12 (2006.01); A61M 25/01 (2006.01); A61B 18/00 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 18/1492 (2013.01) [A61B 17/12136 (2013.01); A61M 25/10 (2013.01); A61N 1/327 (2013.01); A61N 1/36121 (2013.01); A61N 1/36182 (2013.01); A61N 1/40 (2013.01); A61B 2018/00083 (2013.01); A61B 2018/00285 (2013.01); A61B 2018/00434 (2013.01); A61B 2018/00613 (2013.01); A61M 25/0108 (2013.01); A61N 1/36007 (2013.01); A61N 1/37205 (2013.01)] 19 Claims
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1. A method, comprising:
intravascularly positioning a catheter within a renal artery of a hypertensive human patient;
transforming a balloon carried by the catheter from a delivery state to an expanded state at a treatment site within the renal artery; and
delivering electrical energy via a pair of bipolar electrodes carried by the catheter to induce renal denervation,
wherein inducing renal denervation results in a therapeutically beneficial reduction in blood pressure of the patient.