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Robert J Crowley, John E Abele, Charles D Lennox, Susan M Ropiak: Catheters for imaging, sensing electrical potentials, and ablating tissue. Boston Scientific Corporation, Lyon & Lyon, December 21, 1999: US06004269 (1009 worldwide citation)

An acoustic imaging system for use within a heart has a catheter (6), an ultrasound device (10) incorporated into the catheter (6), and an electrode (300, 304, 334, 394) mounted on the catheter (6). The ultrasound device (10) directs ultrasonic signals toward an internal structure in the heart to cr ...


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John E Abele, Steven Rowe, Christopher A Rowland, Michael G Vergano: Electro-coagulation and ablation and other electrotherapeutic treatments of body tissue. Boston Scientific Corporation, Fish & Richardson, April 4, 1995: US05403311 (954 worldwide citation)

A catheter includes a flexible elongated catheter body that defines a needle-receiving, or probe-receiving, lumen, a retractable tissue-penetrable needle, or probe, and an electrode mounted on the distal portion of the catheter body. The needle provides a fluid passage for introducing fluid into tis ...


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John E Abele: Heart ablation catheter with expandable electrode and method of coupling energy to an electrode on a catheter shaft. Boston Scientific Corporation, Lyon & Lyon, January 19, 1999: US05860974 (727 worldwide citation)

An expandable ablation electrode is provided on a catheter constructed to access the heart. When the electrode is introduced to the heart, it is small and suitably flexible to maneuver through the torturous path. However, when the catheter is in place in the heart, the electrode is expansible in dia ...


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John E Abele, Douglas J Daniels, Donald E Robinson, Stephen R Thistle: Surgical instrument and method. Boston Scientific Corporation, Fish & Richardson, March 2, 1993: US05190541 (712 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument useful for laparoscopic surgery comprising an insulated shaft, a control means and a connection to an electrosurgical radiofrequency power source, its distal end being of general J-hook form having a tissue-engaging ledge, and the shaft supporting a tissue-engaging clamping or ...


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John E Abele, Charles D Lennox: Physiologic low stress angioplasty. Boston Scientific Corporation, Fish & Richardson, March 5, 1996: US05496311 (364 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for dilation of a body lumen, using an expandable dilatation catheter to simultaneously heat and apply pressure to tissue of the lumen and to expand and dilate the lumen including means constructed to produce and/or detect physiological response of the heated tissue to applied pr ...


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John E Abele, Charles E Lennox: Expandable tip hemostatic probes and the like. Boston Scientific Corporation, Fish & Richardson, April 14, 1992: US05103804 (364 worldwide citation)

Device and method for treating tissue inside a patient's body, the device including an endoscopically introducible catheter shaft. The endoscope is constructed for insertion into the patient's body, and has a channel passing through it. The channel terminates at an opening in the distal end of the e ...


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Robert J Crowley, Lucien A Couvillon Jr, John E Abele: Acoustic imaging catheter and the like. Prutech Research and Development Partnership II, Fish & Richardson, August 28, 1990: US04951677 (317 worldwide citation)

Acoustic imaging catheters formed by a disposable liquid-confining sheath supporting a high fidelity, flexible drive shaft which carries on its end an ultrasound transducer. The shaft and transducer rotate with sufficient speed and fidelity to produce real time images on a T.V. screen. Special featu ...


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John E Abele, Charles E Lennox, Paul C Nardella, Sharad H Joshi: Heating catheters. Boston Scientific Corporation, Fish & Richardson, September 29, 1992: US05151100 (309 worldwide citation)

A catheter device and method for heating tissue, the device having a catheter shaft constructed for insertion into a patient's body, and at least one chamber mounted on the catheter shaft. The catheter shaft has at least one lumen for fluid flow through the shaft. The chambers are defined by walls t ...


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Robert J Crowley, Lucien A Couvillon Jr, John E Abele: Acousting imaging catheters and the like. Boston Scientific Corporation, Fish & Richardson, December 13, 1994: US05372138 (282 worldwide citation)

Acoustic imaging balloon catheters formed by a disposable liquid-confining sheath supporting a high fidelity, flexible drive shaft which carries on its end an ultrasound transducer and includes an inflatable dilatation balloon. The shaft and transducer rotate with sufficient speed and fidelity to pr ...


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Sandra L Gelinas, Daniel G Cerundolo, John E Abele: Endocardial electrode. Mansfield Scientific, June 11, 1985: US04522212 (277 worldwide citation)

An endocardial electrode assembly of three or more spring legs to be inserted into the heart, sets of electrodes on respective spring legs comprising distinctive geometrical patterns, over the ventricle-contacting span of the legs, such that the active sets of electrodes provide recognizable pattern ...