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Shlomo Ben Haim: Cardiac electromechanics. Biosense, Louis J Capezzuto, September 4, 2001: US06285898 (156 worldwide citation)

A method of constructing a cardiac map of a heart having a heart cycle including; bringing an invasive probe into contact with a location on a wall of the heart; determining, at at least two different phases of the heart cycle, a position of the invasive probe; and determining a local non-electrical ...


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Warren D Sheffield, Scott Wampler, Jesse Kuhns, Jeffrey J Vaitekunas: Energy-base method applied to prosthetics for repairing tissue defects. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Louis J Capezzuto, October 26, 1999: US05972007 (150 worldwide citation)

A method for repairing a defect in tissue includes the steps of placing at least one collagen pad on the tissue surrounding a tissue defect. A prosthetic is then placed over the defect and the collagen pad. Pressure and energy are then applied to the prosthetic at the collagen pad until the tissue a ...


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David E Acker, Joel Zilberstein: Movable transmit or receive coils for location system. Biosense, Louis J Capezzuto, April 2, 2002: US06366799 (148 worldwide citation)

A system for determining the disposition of a probe within the body of a patient includes a probe having probe field transducers and one or more reference field transducers. The reference field transducers are affixed to a rigid but repositionable frame constructed to allow the transducers to be pos ...


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Assaf Govari: Wireless position sensor. Biosense, Louis J Capezzuto, June 1, 2010: US07729742 (142 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for tracking an object includes a plurality of field generators, which generate electromagnetic fields at different, respective frequencies in a vicinity of the object, and a radio frequency (RF) driver, which radiates a RF driving field toward the object. A wireless transponder is fixed t ...


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Daniel Osadchy, Assaf Govari: Detection of metal disturbance. Biosense, Louis J Capezzuto, November 14, 2000: US06147480 (140 worldwide citation)

A method for tracking an object using energy fields, in the presence of interference due to introduction of an article responsive to the fields, in the vicinity of the object. One or more desired energy fields are produced in the vicinity of the object, and a characteristic of energy fields induced ...


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Shlomo Ben Haim, Uri Yaron: Methods and apparatus for myocardial revascularization. Biosense, Louis J Capezzuto, January 9, 2001: US06171303 (138 worldwide citation)

An elongate probe for providing irradiation treatment of the heart, the probe having a distal end for engaging heart tissue of a subject, including a waveguide, which conveys radiation to the heart tissue; and a sensor, adjacent the distal end of the probe, which generates signals for use in control ...


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Scott D Wampler, Jeffrey J Vaitekunas: Method for repairing tissue defects using an ultrasonic device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Louis J Capezzuto, September 11, 2001: US06287344 (135 worldwide citation)

A method of repairing a defect in tissue includes the steps of placing a prosthetic over a tissue defect and against surrounding tissue. The prosthetic is then embedded into the surrounding tissue by an application of pressure and ultrasonic energy to the prosthetic and the surrounding tissue on at ...


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Margarita Osadchy, Daniel Reisfeld: Method and apparatus for intracardially surveying a condition of a chamber of a heart. Biosense, Frederick L Herman, Louis J Capezzuto, May 7, 2002: US06385476 (135 worldwide citation)

A condition, such as an electrical property, of a chamber of a heart is surveyed with a catheter having a condition sensor at its distal tip. A method for surveying the chamber includes the steps of acquiring a first image of the chamber containing topographical information, advancing the distal tip ...


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Assaf Govari, Ilya Beletsky: Location sensing with real-time ultrasound imaging. Biosense, Louis J Capezzuto, August 10, 2004: US06773402 (126 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for mapping a surface of a cavity within a body of a subject includes an elongate probe, having a longitudinal axis and including a distal portion adapted for insertion into the cavity. A primary acoustic transducer on the distal portion of the probe is adapted to emit acoustic waves while ...