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Gregory G Brucker, Steven D Savage: Ablation catheter system. Angeion Corporation, Patterson & Keough, March 19, 1996: US05500012 (781 worldwide citation)

An ablation catheter system, including a guiding/mapping catheter assembly and a laser catheter. The guiding/mapping catheter includes ring electrodes, tip electrodes, a moveable fixation wire, and a central catheter lumen for an ablation catheter. A laser catheter includes an optical fiber for pass ...


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Greg G Brucker, Jerome P Saul, Steven D Savage: Fluid cooled and perfused tip for a catheter. Angeion Corporation, Patterson & Keough, October 31, 1995: US05462521 (487 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to an ablation catheter which controls the temperature and reduces the coagulation of biological fluids on a tip of a catheter, prevents the impedance rise of tissue in contact with the catheter tip, and maximizes the potential energy transfer to the tissue, thereby allowing an ...


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Gregory G Brucker, Jerome Philip Saul, Steven D Savage: Fluid cooled and perfused tip for a catheter. Angeion Corporation, Patterson & Keough P A, July 1, 1997: US05643197 (338 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to an ablation catheter which controls the temperature and reduces the coagulation of biological fluids on a tip of a catheter, prevents the impedance rise of tissue in contact with the catheter tip, and maximizes the energy transfer to the tissue, thereby allowing an increase ...


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Steven D Savage, Gregory G Brucker: Steerable catheter. Angeion Corporation, Patterson & Keough, April 16, 1996: US05507725 (278 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a steering system for a catheter tip. The system includes wire members that extend through a catheter wall that are used to pull a distal portion of the catheter tip causing controlled, predetermined bending at the tip. Anchoring members located near the catheter tip connect ...


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Steven D Savage: Steerable catheter. Angeion Corporation, Patterson & Keough, November 29, 1994: US05368564 (269 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a steering system for a catheter tip. The system includes wire members that extend through a catheter wall that are used to pull a distal portion of the catheter tip. Anchoring members located near the catheter tip connect the distal end of the catheter with wire members. Th ...


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Dale K Nelson, Steven D Savage, Brad D Pedersen, Whitney A McFarlin: Linear catheter ablation system. Angeion Corporation, Brad D Pedersen, September 1, 1998: US05800428 (228 worldwide citation)

A radio frequency (RF) ablation catheter system utilizes a flexible, tubular electrode that is selectively extendable from a distal end of a catheter body. The flexible, tubular electrode creates a continuous linear lesion when a longitudinal side of the electrode is arcuately positioned against an ...


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Gregory G Brucker, Jerome Philip Saul, Steven D Savage: Fluid cooled and perfused tip for a catheter. Angeion Corporation, Brad Pedersen, January 25, 2000: US06017338 (162 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to an ablation catheter which controls the temperature and reduces the coagulation of biological fluids on a tip of a catheter, prevents the impedance rise of tissue in contact with the catheter tip, and maximizes the potential energy transfer to the tissue, thereby allowing an ...


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Dale Nelson, Steven D Savage, William Penny, Jeffrey Santer: Ablation catheter with cooled linear electrode. Biosense Webster, George H Gerstman, Seyfarth Shaw, December 30, 2003: US06669692 (157 worldwide citation)

The ablation catheter is comprised of a guiding catheter and an inner catheter. The guiding catheter is comprised of a shaft section which is attached to an articulating section at its distal end and a first handle at its proximal end. The inner catheter is comprised of an elongated central shaft, a ...


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Steven D Savage, Gregory G Brucker: Multi-fiber laser catheter. Angeion Corporation, Patterson & Keough P A, November 3, 1998: US05830209 (110 worldwide citation)

Laser catheters according to the invention include multiple optical fibers for delivery of laser energy to a pre-determined treatment site in the therapeutic treatment of cardiac tissue. A fixation device fixes the distal end of the catheter to the treatment site. Temperature sensing devices dispose ...


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Dale Nelson, Steven D Savage, William Penny, Jeffrey Santer: Ablation catheter with cooled linear electrode. Biosense Webster, George H Gerstman, Seyfarth Shaw, January 17, 2006: US06986769 (90 worldwide citation)

The ablation catheter is comprised of a guiding catheter and an inner catheter. The guiding catheter is comprised of a shaft section which is attached to an articulating section at its distal end and a first handle at its proximal end. The inner catheter is comprised of an elongated central shaft, a ...