US 9,808,312 B2
Devices and methods for tracking an energy delivery device
Christopher J. Danek, San Carlos, CA (US); William Wizeman, Mountain View, CA (US); Timothy R. Dalbec, Saratoga, CA (US); Glendon E. French, San Mateo, CA (US); and Michael D. Laufer, Menlo Park, CA (US)
Assigned to Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc., Maple Grove, MN (US)
Filed by Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc., Maple Grove, MN (US)
Filed on Oct. 22, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/920,006.
Application 14/920,006 is a continuation of application No. 12/725,576, filed on Mar. 17, 2010, granted, now 9,199,091.
Application 12/725,576 is a continuation of application No. 11/614,949, filed on Dec. 21, 2006, granted, now 7,708,768, issued on May 4, 2010.
Application 11/614,949 is a continuation of application No. 11/408,668, filed on Apr. 21, 2006, granted, now 7,594,925, issued on Sep. 29, 2009.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/673,876, filed on Apr. 21, 2005.
Prior Publication US 2016/0038230 A1, Feb. 11, 2016
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. A61B 18/18 (2006.01); A61B 18/14 (2006.01); A61B 18/12 (2006.01); A61N 1/06 (2006.01); A61N 1/40 (2006.01); A61N 1/36 (2006.01); A61N 1/378 (2006.01); A61B 1/00 (2006.01); A61B 1/04 (2006.01); A61B 1/267 (2006.01); A61B 6/03 (2006.01); A61B 8/08 (2006.01); A61B 34/20 (2016.01); A61B 17/00 (2006.01); A61B 18/00 (2006.01); A61B 90/30 (2016.01); A61B 34/00 (2016.01); A61B 90/00 (2016.01); A61B 34/10 (2016.01)
CPC A61B 18/1492 (2013.01) [A61B 1/00045 (2013.01); A61B 1/04 (2013.01); A61B 1/2676 (2013.01); A61B 6/032 (2013.01); A61B 6/037 (2013.01); A61B 8/08 (2013.01); A61B 18/1233 (2013.01); A61B 34/20 (2016.02); A61N 1/06 (2013.01); A61N 1/3601 (2013.01); A61N 1/378 (2013.01); A61N 1/403 (2013.01); A61B 34/25 (2016.02); A61B 90/361 (2016.02); A61B 2017/00119 (2013.01); A61B 2018/00214 (2013.01); A61B 2018/00267 (2013.01); A61B 2018/00541 (2013.01); A61B 2018/00678 (2013.01); A61B 2018/00702 (2013.01); A61B 2018/00791 (2013.01); A61B 2018/00898 (2013.01); A61B 2018/00904 (2013.01); A61B 2018/1475 (2013.01); A61B 2034/104 (2016.02); A61B 2034/105 (2016.02); A61B 2034/107 (2016.02); A61B 2034/2051 (2016.02); A61B 2034/2072 (2016.02); A61B 2090/309 (2016.02); A61B 2090/365 (2016.02); A61B 2090/367 (2016.02); A61B 2090/374 (2016.02); A61B 2576/02 (2013.01)] 19 Claims
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1. A method for treating a lung, the method comprising: generating a virtual map of airways of a lung using a rendering system;
stimulating smooth muscle adjacent an airway of the lung to contract the smooth muscle;
analyzing the virtual map to determine a degree of contraction of the smooth muscle;
applying an energy therapy to tissue adjacent to the airway based on the determined degree of contraction of the smooth muscle; and
automatically preventing, with a controller, application of a subsequent energy therapy to a given portion of the airway when the subsequent energy therapy is demanded by an operator and when the controller determines the given portion of the airway has already received an energy therapy.