Pulse Biosciences. has filed a patent for elongate applicator tools designed to deliver high voltage, sub-microsecond electrical energy to target tissues within various anatomical structures of the body. The tools can be inserted into blood vessels, otolaryngological structures, gastrointestinal tract, female reproductive system, and respiratory tract. Systems and methods are also included. GlobalData’s report on Pulse Biosciences gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Pulse Biosciences, Target mapping ablation catheters was a key innovation area identified from patents. Pulse Biosciences's grant share as of January 2024 was 38%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Medical applicator tools for delivering high voltage electrical energy

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Pulse Biosciences Inc

A patent application (Publication Number: US20230414274A1) describes an apparatus and method for delivering energy to tissue using an elongate applicator tool. The tool includes a distal tip region with electrodes and contact projections to remove wrinkles from the tissue, along with a suction port to draw the tissue against the electrodes. The method involves placing the applicator against a body lumen wall, moving the contact projections to remove wrinkles, applying suction to secure the electrodes, and delivering energy to treat the wall, potentially using RF energy or electrical pulses with specific amplitudes and durations. The apparatus also features overlap band electrodes that can expand to form a loop for electrical treatment, with methods involving rotating an actuating shaft to expand the electrodes and applying electrical treatment to a target region within the body lumen, such as various anatomical structures.

Overall, the patent application outlines a system for tissue treatment using specialized applicator tools with electrodes, contact projections, and suction capabilities. The methods described involve precise movements and energy delivery to effectively treat tissue in various body lumen regions, potentially offering a versatile and targeted approach to medical procedures. The inclusion of specific parameters for energy application, such as pulse amplitudes and durations, highlights the focus on controlled and efficient treatment methods. Additionally, the use of overlap band electrodes that can expand to form loops demonstrates innovative design features aimed at enhancing the effectiveness of the treatment process within the body lumen.

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