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Dorin Panescu, David K Swanson, Sidney D Fleischman, Thomas M Bourne: Systems and methods for sensing multiple temperature conditions during tissue ablation. EP Technologies, Ryan Maki Mann & Hohenfeldt, November 18, 1997: US05688267 (553 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for ablating body tissue use an electrode for contacting tissue to form a tissue-electrode interface. The electrode is adapted to be connected to a source of ablation energy to conduct ablation energy for transmission by the electrode into tissue at the tissue-electrode interface ...


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James G Whayne, Sidney D Fleischman, David K Swanson, Thomas M Bourne, Patrick M Owens: Atrial appendage stasis reduction procedure and devices. E P Technologies, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, February 2, 1999: US05865791 (492 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods reduce the effective volume of an atrial appendage by deploying first and second devices into the atrium. The first device carries a first element to affect positioning of the tissue surface in a repositioned orientation. The second device carries a second element to affix the ti ...


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Sidney D Fleischman, Thomas M Bourne, James G Whayne: Flexible structures having movable splines for supporting electrode elements. EP Technologies, Henricks Slavin & Holmes, November 17, 1998: US05836947 (388 worldwide citation)

A flexible electrode support is bent to define an arcuate shape that extends beyond the distal end of an associated guide body. At least one of the ends of the support is free of attachment to the distal end. By moving the free end, a user can push upon or pull against the structure to alter its arc ...


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Sidney D Fleischman, Thomas M Bourne, Russell A Houser: Helically wound radio-frequency emitting electrodes for creating lesions in body tissue. EP Technologies, Ryan Maki Mann & Hohenfeldt S C, August 13, 1996: US05545193 (351 worldwide citation)

A device for ablating tissue within the body has an element with an energy emitting region helically wound about and along the axis of the element. The element emits energy to create a lesion in body tissue. A sheath of a non-energy emitting material is movable over the region to adjust the impedanc ...


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Sidney D Fleischman, Thomas M Bourne, Russell A Houser: Helically wound radio-frequency emitting electrodes for creating lesions in body tissue. EP Technologies, Henricks Slavin & Holmes, February 16, 1999: US05871523 (319 worldwide citation)

A device for ablating tissue within the body has an element with an energy emitting region helically wound about and along the axis of the element. The element emits energy to create a lesion in body tissue. A sheath of a non-energy emitting material is movable over the region to adjust the impedanc ...


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Sidney D Fleischman, James G Whayne, Thomas M Bourne, David K Swanson: Devices for installing stasis reducing means in body tissue. EP Technologies, Henricks Slavin & Holmes, October 17, 2000: US06132438 (279 worldwide citation)

Devices for insertion into an atrial appendage of stasis reducing components such as mesh members, chemical bonding agents or expandable anchors are disclosed.


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Dorin Panescu, David K Swanson, Sidney D Fleischman, Thomas M Bourne: Systems and methods for sensing sub-surface temperatures in body tissue during ablation with actively cooled electrodes. EP Techonologies, Lyon & Lyon, April 25, 2000: US06053912 (238 worldwide citation)

Systems and associated methods for ablating body tissue employ an electrode for contacting tissue to form a tissue-electrode interface. The electrode is adapted to be connected to a source of ablation energy to conduct ablation energy for transmission by the electrode into tissue at the tissue-elect ...


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Sidney D Fleischman, James G Whayne, Thomas M Bourne, David K Swanson: Devices for installing stasis reducing means in body tissue. EP Technologies, Henricks Slavin & Holmes, April 30, 2002: US06379366 (192 worldwide citation)

Devices for insertion into an atrial appendage of stasis reducing components such as mesh members, chemical bonding agents or expandable anchors are disclosed.


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Sidney D Fleischman, Thomas M Bourne, Dorin Panescu, David K Swanson, James G Whayne: Systems and methods for forming elongated lesion patterns in body tissue using straight or curvilinear electrode elements. EP Technologies, Henricks Slavin & Holmes, August 22, 2000: US06106522 (177 worldwide citation)

Systems and associated methods position arrays of multiple emitters of ablating energy in straight or curvilinear positions in contact with tissue to form elongated lesion patterns. The elongated lesion patterns can continuous or interrupted, depending upon the orientation of the energy emitters.


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David K Swanson, Sidney D Fleischman, Thomas M Bourne, Dorin Panescu: Systems and apparatus for sensing temperature in body tissue. E P Technologies, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, December 29, 1998: US05853409 (124 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for ablating body tissue has an electrode for contacting tissue to transmit ablation energy. A tissue temperature sensing element is held in a thermally conducting carrier on the electrode. The carrier holds the tissue temperature sensing element in thermal conductive contact with tissu ...