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Josef Koblish: Catheter carrying an electrode and methods of assembly. Boston Scientifc Corporation, Lyon & Lyon, February 29, 2000: US06032061 (39 worldwide citation)

An electrophysiology catheter which includes: a catheter tube having a band of electrically conductive material extending around substantially the entire circumference of the catheter tube, the conductive material being non-adhesive; a flexible electrical conductor within the catheter tube, the elec ...


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Yi Yang, Josef Koblish, Russell B Thompson, David K Swanson: Catheter distal end assemblies with bonded surface coatings. EP Technologies, Lyon & Lyon, August 1, 2000: US06097976 (30 worldwide citation)

Invasive medical catheters with distal end assemblies having a protective surface coating bonded thereto are constructed by applying a hydrophilic primer to at least a portion of a tubular polymer body. The primer coating chemically bonds to the polymer substrate by developing covalent bonding or cr ...


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Isaac Kim, Josef Koblish, David McGee: Systems and methods for making and using medical ablation systems and having mapping catheters with improved anchoring ability. Boston Scientific Scimed, Seager Tufte & Wickhem, February 19, 2013: US08380275 (26 worldwide citation)

A mapping catheter includes an elongated body for inserting into patient vasculature. A distal end of the elongated body includes a distal portion that includes a plurality of electrodes, a proximal portion disposed proximal to the distal portion, and a reduced-dimension portion disposed between the ...


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Isaac Kim, Josef Koblish, Simplicio Velilla, Mark Mirigian: Map and ablate open irrigated hybrid catheter. Boston Scientific Scimed, Seager Tufte & Wickhem, April 9, 2013: US08414579 (25 worldwide citation)

An embodiment of an open-irrigated catheter system comprises a tip section, a distal insert, and mapping electrodes. The tip section has an exterior wall that defines an open interior region within the tip section. The exterior wall includes mapping electrode openings and irrigation ports. The exter ...


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Yi Yang, Josef Koblish, Russell B Thompson, David K Swanson: Catheter distal end assemblies with bonded surface coatings. EP Technologies, Lyon & Lyon, July 3, 2001: US06256525 (21 worldwide citation)

Invasive medical catheters with distal end assemblies having a protective surface coating bonded thereto are constructed by applying a hydrophilic primer to at least a portion of a tubular polymer body. The primer coating chemically bonds to the polymer substrate by developing covalent bonding or cr ...


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Isaac Kim, Josef Koblish: Mapping probe assembly with skived tube body frame. Boston Scientific Scimed, Seager Tufte & Wickhem, May 14, 2013: US08442613 (7 worldwide citation)

An embodiment of a mapping probe assembly includes a body frame with a lumen therein. The body frame includes a catheter shaft region, a loop section and a transition region between the catheter shaft region and a loop section. A plurality of mapping electrodes are attached around the loop section. ...


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Isaac Kim, Josef Koblish, Robert F Bencini: Inverted balloon RF ablation catheter and method. Boston Scientific Scime, Seagate Tufte & Wickhem, March 31, 2015: US08992519 (7 worldwide citation)

Disclosed herein, among other things, are methods and apparatus related to radio frequency (RF) ablation catheters. The present subject matter provides a method for forming an ablation catheter having a balloon at a distal end of the catheter. The method includes applying a band of conductive materi ...


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Josef Koblish, Leslie Oley: Cooled ablation catheter devices and methods of use. Boston Scientific Scimed, Seager Tufte & Wickhem, May 5, 2015: US09023030 (6 worldwide citation)

Discloses herein are ablative catheters and methods of use. The catheters can include a cooling chamber for circulating cooling fluid within the catheter tip to reduce hot spots within the catheter tip and/or to reduce the formation of coagulum. A proximal cooling chamber can be positioned proximall ...


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Roger N Hastings, Michael J Pikus, Kevin D Edmunds, Leonard B Richardson, Frank Ingle, Josef Koblish, Tat Jin Teo: Systems and methods for determining the position and orientation of medical devices inserted into a patient. Boston Scientific Scimed, Faegre Baker Daniels, November 10, 2015: US09179827 (1 worldwide citation)

A medical device system includes an elongated body with a distal end that is configured and arranged for insertion into a patient. A housing is disposed in the distal end of the body. A rotatable magnet is disposed in the housing. At least one magnetic field winding is configured and arranged to gen ...


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Josef Koblish, Leslie Oley: Cooled ablation catheter devices and methods of use. Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, April 9, 2009: US20090093811-A1

Discloses herein are ablative catheters and methods of use. The catheters can include a cooling chamber for circulating cooling fluid within the catheter tip to reduce hot spots within the catheter tip and/or to reduce the formation of coagulum. A proximal cooling chamber can be positioned proximall ...