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Manfred Pfeiler, Helmut Ermert: Catheter locatable with non-ionizing field and method for locating same. Siemens Aktiengesellschaft, Hill Van Santen Steadman & Simpson, August 27, 1991: US05042486 (413 worldwide citation)

A catheter locatable with a non-ionizing field, such as an electromagnetic or acoustic field, has a transmitting or receiving antenna for the relevant field at its tip. Receiving or transmitting antennas for the non-ionizing field are attached to a patient in which the catheter is disposed. A receiv ...


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Shlomo Ben Haim: Apparatus and method for treating cardiac arrhythmias. Biosense, William H Dippert Esq, Cowan Liebowtiz & Latman P C, November 24, 1998: US05840025 (312 worldwide citation)

This invention concerns an apparatus and method for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. More particularly, this invention is directed to a method for ablating a portion of an organ or bodily structure of a patient, which comprises obtaining a perspective image of the organ or structure to be mappe ...


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Guy J Jordan: Implantable medical device characterization system. C R Bard, Workman Nydegger & Seeley, June 13, 1995: US05423334 (260 worldwide citation)

A system for enabling the acquisition from outside the body of a patient of data pertaining to a medical device implanted therein. A characterization tag is secured to the medical device prior to the implantation thereof. The characterization tag is powered by energy absorbed through the mutual indu ...


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Cecily M Hillsman, Kevin D Taylor, Daniel J Kasprzyk, Matthew S Solar: Fiber optic guide wire and support catheter therefor. Spectranetics Corporation, Cushman Darby & Cushman, May 7, 1996: US05514128 (246 worldwide citation)

A guide wire for a catheter has a tubular portion with a flexible body fixed to its distal end. The distal end of the body may be composed of a radiopaque material. Optical fibers are disposed within the assembly and terminate in a radiopaque tip at the distal end of the body. The guide wire may hav ...


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Katsunori Sakiyama, Yoshikatsu Nagayama, Hiroki Hibino, Yutaka Takahashi, Sakae Takehana, Yoshihito Shimizu, Yoshinao Oaki, Koji Koda: Apparatus for detecting insertion condition of endoscope. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton, December 28, 1993: US05273025 (209 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is provided for detecting an endoscopic inserting condition. The apparatus includes an irradiation arrangement for applying electromagnetic waves to the inside of an organism from outside the organism, an electromagnetic wave reception arrangement which is disposed in an insert section ...


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Assaf Govari: Miniaturized position sensor having photolithographic coils for tracking a medical probe. Biosense, Louis J Capezzuto, March 13, 2001: US06201387 (202 worldwide citation)

A miniature coil assembly for transmitting or receiving magnetic waves comprises a plurality of coils wherein each coil has a respective axis. The coil assembly is assembled such that at least two of the axes are mutually linearly independent, and such that all of the plurality of coils are containe ...


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Wilton W Webster Jr, Dean M Ponzi: Multi-element tip electrode mapping catheter. Cordis Webster, Christie Parker & Hale, May 16, 2000: US06064905 (160 worldwide citation)

A mapping catheter comprises a catheter body, a handle and a tip section. The catheter body has an outer wall, proximal and distal ends and at least one lumen extending therethrough. The handle is at the proximal end of the catheter body. The tip section comprises a flexible tubing having proximal a ...


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Kenneth G Spears, Gerald Horn: Method for correcting refractive disorders. Kerus Medical Systems, D Alessandro Frazzini & Ritchie, September 20, 1994: US05348551 (126 worldwide citation)

A method for changing the shape of the cornea of an eye to correct refractive disorders comprises employing laser radiation having a selected wavelength, beam pattern, and beam power profile, and employing this radiation for a selected time duration, wherein the wavelength, beam pattern, beam power ...


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William J Duncan: Semi-anthropomorphic biliary/renal training phantom for medical imaging and lithotripsy training. Dornier Medical Systems, Jones Askew & Lunsford, October 8, 1991: US05055051 (100 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for training physicians and technicians to locate stones found in simulated human body organs, principally simulated biliary and renal calculi, and then actually fragment these calculi using ESWL. A reusable semi-anthropomorphic phantom comprises an opaque liver tissue-equiva ...


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Chang Yong Ryu, Seung Chul Shin, Seung Hoon Nam, Jae Hwan Kang, Yoon Seon Song, Tae Gyu Yim, Seunghwan Kim, Yun Tae Kim: Wearable physiological signal detection module and measurement apparatus having the same. Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, July 1, 2008: US07395106 (99 worldwide citation)

Provided are a wearable physiological signal detection module and a measurement apparatus having the same. A physiological signal detection module including a measuring electrode implemented by a dry electrode having good conductivity to detect various physiological signals is detachably disposed in ...