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Govari Assaf, Altmann Andres Claudio, Ephrath Yaron: Robotically guided catheter. Biosense Webster, August 24, 2005: EP1566150-A2 (337 worldwide citation)

Apparatus is provided for use with a steerable catheter that includes a thumb control adapted to control a deflection of a distal tip of the catheter. The apparatus includes a robot, including an end-effector, adapted to be coupled to the thumb control, and a controller, adapted to drive the end-eff ...


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Assaf Govari: Digital wireless position sensor. Biosense Webster, Ladas and Parry, July 8, 2008: US07397364 (302 worldwide citation)

A method is provided for tracking an object, including positioning a radio frequency (RF) driver to radiate an RF driving field toward the object, and fixing to the object a wireless transponder that includes a power coil and at least one sensor coil. The method also includes receiving the RF drivin ...


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Michele M Fung, Dean M Ponzi, Wilton W Webster Jr: Irrigated tip catheter. Biosense Webster, Christie Parker & Hale, August 5, 2003: US06602242 (246 worldwide citation)

A steerable irrigated tip catheter is provided. The catheter includes a catheter body, a control handle at the proximal end of the catheter body, and a tip section at the distal end of the catheter body. The tip section comprises a segment of flexible tubing with a tip electrode fixedly attached to ...


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Assaf Govari, Andres Claudio Altmann, Michael Levin: Transponder with overlapping coil antennas on a common core. Biosense Webster, Louis J Capezzuto, February 7, 2006: US06995729 (205 worldwide citation)

A wireless device includes an antenna assembly, including a core and one or more power coils, wound around the core on respective power coil axes, including at least a first power coil having a first power coil axis. One or more signal coils are wound around the core on respective signal coil axes, ...


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Govari Assaf, Altmann Andres Claudio, Levin Michael: Transponder with overlapping coil antennas on a common core. Biosense Webster, July 13, 2005: EP1552795-A1 (205 worldwide citation)

A wireless device includes an antenna assembly, including a core (36) and one or more power coils (24,26,28), wound around the core on respective power coil axes, including at least a first power coil having a first power coil axis. One or more signal coils are wound around the core on respective si ...


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Wilton W Webster Jr: Omni-directional steerable catheter. Biosense Webster, Christie Parker & Hale, December 31, 2002: US06500167 (192 worldwide citation)

A multi-directional electrode catheter comprising an elongated tubular catheter body, a catheter tip section at the distal end of the catheter body and a control handle at the proximal end of the catheter. The catheter body may have a central lumen, and four off-axis lumens symmetrically positioned ...


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Kristine B Fuimaono, Michel Haissaguerre: Atrial branding iron catheter and a method for treating atrial fibrillation. Biosense Webster, Christie Parker & Hale, April 16, 2002: US06371955 (191 worldwide citation)

A catheter for ablating tissue comprises a catheter body, a tip section, a branding iron assembly and an infusion tube. The catheter body has an outer wall, proximal and distal ends, and at least one lumen extending therethrough. The tip section comprises a segment of flexible tubing having proximal ...


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Assaf Govari, Andres Claudio Altmann, Yaron Ephrath: Robotically guided catheter. Biosense Webster, Louis J Capezzuto, July 3, 2012: US08214019 (162 worldwide citation)

Apparatus is provided for use with a steerable catheter that includes a thumb control adapted to control a deflection of a distal tip of the catheter. The apparatus includes a robot, including an end-effector, adapted to be coupled to the thumb control, and a controller, adapted to drive the end-eff ...


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Assaf Govari, Andres Claudio Altmann, Yitzhack Schwartz, Yaron Ephrath: Hybrid magnetic-based and impedance-based position sensing. Biosense Webster, Louis J Capezzuto, May 19, 2009: US07536218 (161 worldwide citation)

A position sensing system includes a probe adapted to be introduced into a body cavity of a subject. The probe includes a magnetic field transducer and at least one probe electrodes. A control unit is configured to measure position coordinates of the probe using the magnetic field transducer. The co ...


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James Coleman, Claudio Plaza: Dual-function catheter handle. Biosense Webster, Christie Parker & Hale, November 30, 2010: US07842025 (160 worldwide citation)

A dual function catheter handle for simultaneous movement of two control wires has a handle housing having a core with a longitudinal slot mounted in its interior. A first moveable member is provided with a proximal end mounted in the interior of the handle housing and a distal end extending outside ...