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Ingemar Lundquist, Russell B Thompson: Catheter steering mechanism. Fuller Ryan Hohenfeldt & Kees, March 23, 1993: US05195968 (535 worldwide citation)

A steering mechanism including a steering shaft coupled to a controller which includes a handle and apparatus for manipulating the distal end of the steering shaft. The steering shaft includes a flexible coiled spring having a lead spring fixed in position with respect to a distal end thereof in the ...


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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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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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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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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 or therapeutic element within the body. EP Technologies, Henricks Slavin & Holmes, September 7, 2004: US06786905 (316 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 McGee, Patrick M Owens, James G Whayne, Russell B Thompson, Thomas F Kordis, David K Swanson, Dorin Panescu: Expandable-collapsible mesh electrode structures. EP Technologies, Lyon & Lyon, April 6, 1999: US05891136 (313 worldwide citation)

Collapsible electrode assemblies and associated methods employ an array of filaments assembled to form a mesh structure. The mesh structure is adapted to selectively assume an expanded geometry having a first maximum diameter and a collapsed geometry having a second maximum diameter less than the fi ...


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Josef V Koblish, Russell B Thompson, Thomas R Jenkins, Anant V Hegde: Loop structures for supporting diagnostic and therapeutic elements in contact with body tissue. SciMed Life Systems, Henricks Slavin & Holmes, April 1, 2003: US06542781 (313 worldwide citation)

A probe that facilitates the creation of circumferential lesions in body tissue. The probe includes a elongate body and a loop structure, in the form of a helical structure or other loop structure, that supports electrodes or other operative elements against the body tissue.


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Russell B Thompson, Edward J Snyder, Sidney D Fleischman, James G Whayne, Thomas R Jenkins: Surgical method and apparatus for positioning a diagnostic or therapeutic element within the body. EP Technologies, Henricks Slavin & Holmes, November 28, 2000: US06152920 (295 worldwide citation)

A surgical device including a relatively short shaft, a bendable spline assembly associated with the distal end of the shaft and having a predetermined configuration, the spline assembly being adapted to collapse in response to an application of an external force and to expand to the predetermined c ...


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Robert R Burnside, Russell B Thompson, David Dueiri, Dennis M O&apos Brien: Medical probe with reduced number of temperature sensor wires. Scimed Life Systems, Bingham McCutchen, January 28, 2003: US06511478 (295 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for reducing the number of temperature measurement wires in multiple temperature sensor ablation systems are described. In a preferred embodiment, temperature sensors capable of measuring the temperature of body tissue and transmitting the temperature data digitally are incorpora ...