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Dorin Panescu, David K Swanson, Robert Burnside: Systems and methods for controlling power in an electrosurgical probe. Scimed Life Systems, Henricks Slavin & Holmes, June 12, 2001: US06245065 (419 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for controlling the power supplied to an electrosurgical probe. The systems and methods may be used to monitor electrode-tissue contact, adjust power in response to a loss of contact, and apply power in such a manner that charring, coagulum formation and tissue popping are less l ...


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David K Swanson, Robert Burnside, James G Whayne, Dorin Panescu: Systems and methods for controlling power in an electrosurgical probe. Scimed Life Systems, Henricks Slavin & Holmes, September 26, 2000: US06123702 (406 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for controlling the power supplied to an electrosurgical probe are disclosed. The systems and methods may be used to monitor electrode-tissue contact, adjust power in response to a loss of contact, and apply power in such a manner that charring, coagulum formation and tissue popp ...


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James G Whayne, Sidney D Fleischman, Russell B Thompson, David K Swanson, Yi Yang: Branched structures for supporting multiple electrode elements. EP Technologies, Henricks Slavin & Holmes, June 6, 2000: US06071279 (391 worldwide citation)

A catheter assembly comprises a first branch body having a first axis, a second branch body extending in a non-parallel relationship with respect to the first axis, and at least one electrode carried by the second branch body. In use, the first branch body can be located within a pulmonary vein with ...


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Sidney D Fleischman, Thomas M Bourne, James G Whayne: Flexible structures having movable splines for supporting electrode elements. EP Technologies, Henricks Slavin & Holmes, November 17, 1998: US05836947 (388 worldwide citation)

A flexible electrode support is bent to define an arcuate shape that extends beyond the distal end of an associated guide body. At least one of the ends of the support is free of attachment to the distal end. By moving the free end, a user can push upon or pull against the structure to alter its arc ...


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Robert Burnside, Russell B Thompson, Sidney D Fleischman: Surgical method and apparatus for positioning a diagnostic or therapeutic element within the body and remote power control unit for use with same. EP Technologies, Henricks Slavin & Holmes, June 6, 2000: US06071281 (363 worldwide citation)

A surgical method and apparatus for positioning a diagnostic or therapeutic element within the body. The apparatus may be catheter-based or a probe including a relatively short shaft.


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David K Swanson, Sidney D Fleischman, Josef V Koblish, Russell B Thompson, James G Whayne, Thomas R Jenkins, Edward J Snyder: Surgical method and apparatus for positioning a diagnostic a therapeutic element within the body. EP Technologies, Henricks Slavin & Holmes, November 7, 2000: US06142994 (359 worldwide citation)

A surgical method and apparatus for positioning a diagnostic or therapeutic element within the body. The apparatus may be catheter-based or a probe including a relatively short shaft.


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David K Swanson: System and method for conducting electrophysiological testing using high-voltage energy pulses to stun tissue. Scimed Life Systems, Henricks Slavin & Holmes, February 8, 2000: US06023638 (352 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for diagnosing and treating tissue transmit an electrical energy pulse that temporarily stuns a zone of tissue, temporarily rendering it electrically unresponsive. The systems and methods sense an electrophysiological effect due to the transmitted pulse. The systems and methods a ...


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Stuart D Edwards, Roger A Stern: Electrode and associated systems using thermally insulated temperature sensing elements. EP Technologies, Henricks Slavin & Holmes, April 27, 1999: US05897552 (349 worldwide citation)

An ablation electrode carries a temperature sensing element for measuring the temperature of the tissue being ablated. A thermal insulating element associated with the sensing element blocks the transfer of heat energy from between the temperature sensing element and the body. The temperature sensin ...


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Huy D Phan, David K Swanson, Josef V Koblish, Russell B Thompson, Thomas R Jenkins: Apparatus for mapping and coagulating soft tissue in or around body orifices. Scimed Life Systems, Henricks Slavin & Holmes, March 4, 2003: US06529756 (333 worldwide citation)

A probe that may be used to create circumferential lesions in body tissue and, in some implementations, may also be used to perform mapping functions. The probe includes a collapsible/expandable structure that supports electrodes or other operative elements against the body tissue.


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Sidney D Fleischman, Thomas M Bourne, Russell A Houser: Helically wound radio-frequency emitting electrodes for creating lesions in body tissue. EP Technologies, Henricks Slavin & Holmes, February 16, 1999: US05871523 (319 worldwide citation)

A device for ablating tissue within the body has an element with an energy emitting region helically wound about and along the axis of the element. The element emits energy to create a lesion in body tissue. A sheath of a non-energy emitting material is movable over the region to adjust the impedanc ...