US Patent No: 7,727,228

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Method and apparatus for inflating and deflating balloon catheters

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A system and method for controlling the inflation, ablation, and deflation of a balloon catheter is provided. The system includes a balloon catheter, a console having a pressurized gas or liquid inflation source, and an umbilical system to deliver pressurized coolant to the balloon catheter. The system comprises a PID (Proportional Integral Derivative) controller or other pressure-sensing device that monitors the amount of pressure and volume within the balloon catheter. During inflation, the pressure and/or volume of fluid within the balloon is maintained at a target amount in order to provide sufficient mechanized pressure against the desired target region. The system limits the inflation pressure such that a safe quantity of gas would be released should a leak occur. If the amount falls below a certain threshold level, gas or fluid egress is presumed and the inflation process is halted.

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MEDTRONIC CRYOCATH LPTORONTO ONTARIO128

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Abboud, Marwan Pierrefonds, CA 88 744
Harmouche, Chadi St-Laurent, CA 20 16
Mahrouche, Rachid LaSalle, CA 30 150
Mihalik, Teresa Ann Montreal, CA 27 33
Monger, Eric Beloeil, CA 5 9

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