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Csaba Truckai, Richard S Jaraczewski, Frank Nguyen, Scott H West: Multicurve deflectable catheter. Medtronic CardioRhythm, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, January 30, 1996: US05487757 (617 worldwide citation)

An electrophysiology catheter (20) comprises a shaft (22) having a first bending stiffness and a deflectable tip (28) secured to the distal end (24) of the shaft with a second bending stiffness less than the first bending stiffness. At least one electrode (34, 36) is mounted to the tip for deliverin ...


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Scott H West, Frank Nguyen: Steerable electrophysiology catheter. Medtronic Cardiorhythm, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, August 13, 1996: US05545200 (430 worldwide citation)

An electrophysiology catheter (20) comprises a shaft (22) having a first bending stiffness and a deflectable tip (28) secured to the distal end (24) of the shaft with a second bending stiffness less than the first bending stiffness. At least one electrode (34, 36) is mounted to the tip for deliverin ...


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Stuart D Edwards, John W Gaiser, David S Utley, Scott H West, Jay Qin: Graphical user interface for association with an electrode structure deployed in contact with a tissue region. Curon Medical, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, October 17, 2006: US07122031 (173 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods deploy an electrode structure in contact with the tissue region. The electrode structure carries a sensor at a known location on the electrode structure to monitor an operating condition. The systems and methods provide an interface, which generate an idealized image of the elect ...


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Scott H West, David Huyhn, John W Gaiser: Devices, systems and methods for treating tissue regions of the body. Curon Medical, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, March 2, 2004: US06699243 (134 worldwide citation)

Improved devices, systems and methods for treating a tissue region provide straightforward, yet reliable ways for installing diverse functional components within the confined space of a catheter-based instrument.


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Jay J Qin, Aurelio Valencia, Scott H West: Reduced stiffness, bidirectionally deflecting catheter assembly. Medtronic, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, September 15, 1998: US05807249 (131 worldwide citation)

A reduced stiffness, bidirectionally deflecting catheter assembly (2) includes a handle (4) and flexible catheter shaft (6) with a tip section (12) secured to its distal end (14). The tip section has a radially offset, longitudinally extending core wire lumen (42) through which a tapered core wire ( ...


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Stuart D Edwards, John Gaiser, David S Utley, Scott H West, Jay Qin: Systems and methods for forming composite lesions to treat dysfunction in sphincters and adjoining tissue regions. Curon Medical, Ryan Krumholz & Manion S C, March 30, 2004: US06712074 (114 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods manipulate a support structure to form a composite lesion in a tissue region at or near a sphincter. The support structure carries an array of electrodes attachable to a source of energy capable of heating tissue when transmitted by the electrodes. The systems and methods advance ...


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Stuart D Edwards, John Gaiser, David S Utley, Scott H West, Jay Qin: System for tissue ablation. BÂRRX Medical, Shay Glenn, December 15, 2009: US07632268 (112 worldwide citation)

Systems for treating a mucosal surface of an alimentary canal tissue region are provided. The systems can include an elongate support structure, an expandable member positionable at a distal portion of the support structure and one or more radio frequency (RF) ablation electrodes carried by the expa ...


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Stuart D Edwards, John Gaiser, David S Utley, Scott H West, Jay Qin: Methods for treating the cardia of the stomach. Curon Medical, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, March 29, 2005: US06872206 (112 worldwide citation)

Methods treat a tissue region. In one arrangement, the methods deploy an electrode on a support structure in a tissue region at or near the cardia of the stomach. In one embodiment, the support structure has a proximal region and a distal region. The proximal region is enlarged in comparison to the ...


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Scott H West: Electrophysiology catheter with multifunction wire and method for making. Medtronic, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, October 27, 1998: US05826576 (106 worldwide citation)

An electrophysiology catheter (2) includes a handle (4) and a catheter shaft (6) having a flexible tip portion (22) with one or more electrodes (26, 28). A radial deflection wire (42) connects the tip portion to a first manipulator (10) at the handle to radially deflect the tip portion to a curved s ...


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