08992519 is referenced by 7 patents and cites 27 patents.

Disclosed herein, among other things, are methods and apparatus related to radio frequency (RF) ablation catheters. The present subject matter provides a method for forming an ablation catheter having a balloon at a distal end of the catheter. The method includes applying a band of conductive material to an outer surface of the balloon. The band of conductive material is adapted to provide one or more electrodes for radio frequency ablation therapy. A distal end of a lead is connected to the band of conductive material. The balloon is inverted, so that the inverted balloon includes the band of conductive material on an inside surface. According to various embodiments, the balloon includes a semi-permeable or hydro-able membrane.

Title
Inverted balloon RF ablation catheter and method
Application Number
13/295438
Publication Number
8992519 (B2)
Application Date
November 14, 2011
Publication Date
March 31, 2015
Inventor
Robert F Bencini
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Josef Koblish
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Isaac Kim
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
Seagate Tufte & Wickhem
Assignee
Boston Scientific Scime
MN, US
IPC
A61B 18/00
A61B 18/14
A61B 18/18
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