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Jerome Jackson, Roger A Stern: Systems for identifying catheters and monitoring their use. EP Technologies, Ryan Kees & Hohenfeldt, January 24, 1995: US05383874 (633 worldwide citation)

A catheter carries a functional component, like an ablating electrode, having a predetermined operating characteristic. The catheter also electronically retains an identification code that uniquely identifies the predetermined operating characteristic. The catheter is capable of transmitting the ide ...


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Michael D Lesh, Patrick M Owens, Jerome Jackson: Cardiac imaging and ablation catheter. The Regents of the University of California, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, January 31, 1995: US05385148 (609 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for ablation of cardiac tissue includes a catheter (2, 60) having an elongated flexible body (6, 64), a tissue characterization assembly including a transducer (34) at the distal end (16) of the body and a tissue ablation assembly having a tissue ablation tip (32) at the distal ...


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Roger A Stern, Stuart D Edwards, Jerome Jackson, Arye Rosen: Articulated unidirectional microwave antenna systems for cardiac ablation. EP Technologies, Ryan Kees & Hohenfeldt, May 24, 1994: US05314466 (494 worldwide citation)

An improved assembly for steering and orienting a functional element at the distal end of a catheter tube holds the functional element with its major axis aligned with the axis of the catheter tube for convenient steering to a tissue site. The mechanism can also pivot the functional element in respo ...


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Stuart D Edwards, Jerome Jackson: Cardiac probe with dynamic support for maintaining constant surface contact during heart systole and diastole. EP Technologies, Ryan Kees & Hohenfeldt, March 15, 1994: US05293869 (465 worldwide citation)

A cardiac probe employs a dynamic mounting element that supports one or more electrodes at its distal end in relatively constant surface contact against the expanding and contact endocardial surface.


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Jerome Jackson, Roger A Stern: Systems for identifying catheters and monitoring their use. EP Technologies, Lyon & Lyon, July 29, 1997: US05651780 (454 worldwide citation)

A catheter carries a functional component, like an ablating electrode, having a predetermined operating characteristic. The catheter also electronically retains an identification code that uniquely identifies the predetermined operating characteristic. The catheter is capable of transmitting the ide ...


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Stuart D Edwards, Jerome Jackson, Ingemar H Lundquist, Thomas F Kordis, Alan L Kaganov: Cardiac mapping and ablation systems. EP Technologies, Ryan Maki & Hohenfeldt, December 5, 1995: US05471982 (440 worldwide citation)

An improved probe for cardiac diagnosis and/or treatment includes a control handle and a catheter for insertion into the heart. The catheter has a distal end, a proximal end and at least one lumen connecting said distal and proximal ends. It also includes a flexible inner tube and an outer sheath en ...


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Roger A Stern, Stuart D Edwards, Jerome Jackson: Articulated systems for cardiac ablation. EP Technologies, Ryan Kees & Hohenfeldt, November 29, 1994: US05368592 (407 worldwide citation)

An improved assembly for steering and orienting a functional element at the distal end of a catheter tube holds the functional element with its major axis aligned with the axis of the catheter tube for convenient steering to a tissue site. The mechanism can also pivot the functional element in respo ...


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Thomas F Kordis, David K Swanson, Jerome Jackson, Terry E Spraker: Systems and methods for creating complex lesion patterns in body tissue. EP Technologies, Ryan Maki Mann & Hohenfeldt, August 27, 1996: US05549661 (322 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods form curvilinear lesions in tissue within the body. The systems and methods expose tissue to electrode arrays with intersecting energy emitting elements. The systems and methods apply ablating energy for emission by the elements to create intersecting curvilinear lesion patterns ...


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David K Swanson, Dorin Panescu, James G Whayne, Jerome Jackson: Multi-function electrode structures for electrically analyzing and heating body tissue. EP Technologies, Lyon & Lyon, November 17, 1998: US05836874 (292 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for heating body tissue place a multi-function structure having an exterior wall in contact with body tissue. The structure includes an array of electrically conducting electrode segments carried by the exterior wall. An electrically conductive network is coupled to the electrode ...