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Cardiac Pathways Corporation Patents
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Cardiac Pathways Corporation
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Sunnyvale, CA
No. of patents:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
RE35880 Endocardial electrical mapping catheter and method August 25, 1998
An endocardial mapping catheter .[.for locating the ectopic focus of an abnormally functioning heart includes an actuator assembly and an elongated hollow support sheath which extends from the actuator assembly. A plurality of electrical probes are slidingly disposed for independent
6695785 Catheter including ultrasound transducer with emissions attenuation February 24, 2004
A catheter including an elongated body member, an ultrasound transducer located on the elongated body member, and dampening means for forming an ultrasound dampening region adjacent to a portion of the ultrasound transducer, is disclosed. The ultrasound transducer is configured to tr
6490474 System and method for electrode localization using ultrasound December 3, 2002
The present invention is a device localization system that uses one or more ultrasound reference catheters to establish a fixed three-dimensional coordinate system within a patient's heart using principles of triangulation. The coordinate system is represented graphically in three-di
6277077 Catheter including ultrasound transducer with emissions attenuation August 21, 2001
A catheter including an elongated body member, an ultrasound transducer located on the elongated body member, and dampening means for forming an ultrasound dampening region adjacent to a portion of the ultrasound transducer, is disclosed. The ultrasound transducer is configured to tr
6216027 System for electrode localization using ultrasound April 10, 2001
The present invention is a device localization system that uses one or more ultrasound reference catheters to establish a fixed three-dimensional coordinate system within a patient's heart using principles of triangulation. The coordinate system is represented graphically in three-di
6119041 Apparatus and method for linear lesion ablation September 12, 2000
An apparatus for ablating body tissue, and particularly for creating linear lesions within a chamber of a patient's heart, includes an elongate member having an ablation section. The ablation section includes an infusion tube and a plurality of spaced electrodes. The infusion tube and el
6032077 Ablation catheter with electrical coupling via foam drenched with a conductive fluid February 29, 2000
An ablation catheter for ablating tissue, such as endocardial tissue. The ablation catheter includes a foam tip with an electrode embedded therein. Conductive fluid, such as saline solution, is pumped through the foam tip out to the tissue adjacent to the foam tip. The conductive fluid
6015407 Combination linear ablation and cooled tip RF catheters January 18, 2000
An apparatus for ablating body tissue is provided that is particularly adapted for creating both linear and point lesions in the endocardium. The apparatus comprises an elongate tubular member having a tip electrode and an ablation section mounted thereon. The ablation section includes o
6010500 Telescoping apparatus and method for linear lesion ablation January 4, 2000
A catheter device for creating linear lesions in endocardial tissue or other body tissue is described. The catheter includes an inner shaft telescopically received within an outer shaft. The inner shaft has one or more spaced apart electrodes along its distal section. The outer shaft
5997532 Ablation catheter tip with a buffer layer covering the electrode December 7, 1999
An ablative catheter assembly whose electrode is completely covered by a buffer layer. The buffer layer prevents areas of high current density at the surface of the catheter tip, which helps to reduce popping and clotting. The buffer layer may be in the form of a conductive fluid (such
5993462 Shapable catheter using exchangeable core and method of use November 30, 1999
In a shapable catheter and method for positioning a shapable catheter within a body cavity, a core wire is provided which includes a pre-shaped region bent into a predetermined shape. A catheter is provided which includes a lumen proportioned to slidably receive the core wire. The ca
5964796 Catheter assembly, catheter and multi-port introducer for use therewith October 12, 1999
A assembly for use in performing a medical procedure within a region in a body of a patient having a vessel therein comprising a multi-port introducer adapted to be inserted into a vessel of the patient. The multi-port introducer includes an elongate body having proximal and distal e
5908446 Catheter assembly, catheter and multi-port introducer for use therewith June 1, 1999
A assembly for use in performing a medical procedure within a region in a body of a patient having a vessel therein comprising a multi-port introducer adapted to be inserted into a vessel of the patient. The multi-port introducer includes an elongate body having proximal and distal e
5906605 Torquable guiding catheter for basket deployment and method May 25, 1999
A torquable guiding catheter for use in mapping the wall of a heart of the patient with a mapping catheter having a distal extremity and a mapping device carried by the distal extremity and carrying a plurality of electrodes for engaging the wall of the heart. The basket-like device is
5895417 Deflectable loop design for a linear lesion ablation apparatus April 20, 1999
An apparatus for ablating body tissue, and particularly for creating linear lesions within a chamber of a patient's heart, is provided. The apparatus includes an elongate member having an ablation section which includes an infusion tube and a plurality of spaced electrodes. The infusion
5882346 Shapable catheter using exchangeable core and method of use March 16, 1999
In a shapable catheter and method for positioning a shapable catheter within a body cavity, a core wire is provided which includes a pre-shaped region bent into a predetermined shape. A catheter is provided which includes a lumen proportioned to slidably receive the core wire. The ca
5820568 Apparatus and method for aiding in the positioning of a catheter October 13, 1998
A system for aiding in the positioning of a catheter. The system includes a basket shaped catheter having a plurality of bipoles arranged thereon for sensing voltage potentials generated by tissue. An analog to digital converter is coupled to the catheter and configured to convert the se
5813991 Endocardial mapping system and method September 29, 1998
Endocardial system and method in which noise and artifacts introduced by a simulator are decoupled from a recorder by connecting the stimulator to the electrodes used for pacing and recording only when it is necessary to do so. At other times, the stimulator is disconnected, and low leve
5800482 Apparatus and method for linear lesion ablation September 1, 1998
An apparatus for ablating body tissue, and particularly for creating linear lesions within a chamber of a patient's heart, includes an elongate member having an ablation section. The ablation section includes an infusion tube and a plurality of spaced electrodes. The infusion tube and el
5782899 Endocardial mapping and ablation system utilizing a separately controlled ablation catheter and July 21, 1998
Endocardial mapping and ablation system for introduction into a chamber of a heart formed by a wall and having a passage leading thereto. The system is comprised of a catheter probe having a distal extremity. A plurality of electrodes are carried by the distal extremity for mapping the w
5730128 Endocardial mapping apparatus March 24, 1998
An endocardial mapping apparatus for mapping the wall of a chamber of the heart having blood therein. The apparatus includes a flexible elongate tubular member having proximal and distal extremities and at least one lumen extending therethrough. A basket assembly is carried by the distal
5722401 Endocardial mapping and/or ablation catheter probe March 3, 1998
A catheter probe comprising a flexible elongate tubular member having proximal and distal extremities. An expandable assembly capable of moving from a contracted position to an expanded position is secured to the distal extremity of the flexible elongate tubular member and is formed
5697927 Catheter for RF ablation with cooled electrode and apparatus for use therewith December 16, 1997
A catheter for radio frequency ablation with a cooled electrode for use in tissue having a surface comprising an elongate member having proximal and distal extremities. A metal conducting electrode secured to the distal extremity of the elongate member and having a chamber therein. A con
5680860 Mapping and/or ablation catheter with coilable distal extremity and method for using same October 28, 1997
A mapping and/or ablation catheter for introduction into a chamber having a wall accessible by a passage leading to the chamber. The catheter includes a flexible elongate member extending along a longitudinal axis and having a distal extremity. An elongate flexible element is provided an
5656029 Steerable catheter with adjustable bend location and/or radius and method August 12, 1997
A steerable catheter comprising a flexible elongate tubular member having proximal and distal extremities. A handle is secured to the proximal extremity. The tubular member has a lumen extending therethrough. A mandrel is slidably mounted in the lumen and extends into the distal extr
5607462 Catheter assembly, catheter and multi-catheter introducer for use therewith March 4, 1997
A assembly for use in performing a medical procedure within a region in a body of a patient having a vessel therein comprising a multi-port introducer adapted to be inserted into a vessel of the patient. The multi-port introducer includes an elongate body having proximal and distal e
5588964 Steerable catheter with adjustable bend location and/or radius and method December 31, 1996
A steerable catheter comprising a flexible elongate tubular member having proximal and distal extremity. A handle is secured to the proximal extremity tubular member said a lumen extending therethrough. A mandrel is slidably mounted in the lumen and extends into the distal extremity. A
5578007 Endocardial mapping and ablation system utilizing a separately controlled ablation catheter and November 26, 1996
Endocardial mapping and ablation system for introduction into a chamber of a heart formed by a wall and having a passage leading thereto. The system is comprised of a catheter probe having a distal extremity. A plurality of electrodes are carried by the distal extremity for mapping the w
5558073 Endocardial mapping apparatus with rotatable arm and method September 24, 1996
An endocardial mapping apparatus for mapping the wall of a chamber of the heart having blood therein. The apparatus includes a flexible elongate tubular member having proximal and distal extremities and at least one lumen extending therethrough. A basket assembly is carried by the distal
5545161 Catheter for RF ablation having cooled electrode with electrically insulated sleeve August 13, 1996
A catheter for radio frequent ablation of tissue which includes a flexible elongate member having proximal and distal extremities. The flexible elongate member is provided with a lumen in the distal extremity. A metal conducting electrode is secured to the distal extremity of the elongat
5533967 Steerable catheter with adjustable bend location and method July 9, 1996
Steerable catheter having an adjustable bend location comprising a flexible elongate tubular member having proximal and distal extremities. A plurality of circumferentially spaced-apart flexible elements are disposed in the distal extremity for causing bending of the distal extremity of
5527279 Control mechanism and system and method for steering distal extremity of a flexible elongate mem June 18, 1996
A device compressing a flexible elongate member having proximal and distal extremities and having a plurality of circumferentially spaced-apart elements having a characteristic disposed in the distal extremity. A control mechanism is secured to the proximal extremity of the flexible
5507802 Method of mapping and/or ablation using a catheter having a tip with fixation means April 16, 1996
The mapping and/or ablation catheter for use in ablating the tissue in the wall forming a chamber in the heart comprising a flexible elongate tubular member having proximal and distal extremities, end cap formed of a conductive material mounted on the distal extremity of the flexible
5478330 Steerable catheter with adjustable bend location and/or radius and method December 26, 1995
A steerable catheter comprising a flexible elongate tubular member having proximal and distal extremities. A handle is secured to the proximal extremity. The tubular member has a lumen extending therethrough. A mandrel is slidably mounted in the lumen and extends into the distal extr
5465717 Apparatus and Method for ventricular mapping and ablation November 14, 1995
Apparatus for mapping a wall of a heart forming a chamber in the heart comprising a guiding catheter having a lumen extending therethrough and a mapping catheter having a shaft that is slidably mounted in the lumen of the guiding catheter. A basket assembly is provided and is comprised o
5425375 Reusable medical device with usage memory, system using same June 20, 1995
A reusable medical device for performing an operation on a body. The device includes a flexible elongate member having proximal and distal extremities. The distal extremity is adapted to be inserted into the body for performing the operation therein and the proximal extremity is adapted
5425364 Flexible strip assembly without feedthrough holes and device utilizing the same June 20, 1995
A flexible elongate strip assembly comprising at least one strip having a length and a plurality of longitudinally spaced-apart electrode structures carried by the strip. Each electrode structure is formed with a layer of an insulating material having substantially planar spaced-apart pa
5423811 Method for RF ablation using cooled electrode June 13, 1995
A catheter for radio frequency ablation with a cooled electrode for use in tissue having a surface comprising an elongate member having proximal and distal extremities. A metal conducting electrode secured to the distal extremity of the elongate member and having a chamber therein. A con
5415166 Endocardial mapping apparatus and cylindrical semiconductor device mounting structure for use th May 16, 1995
An apparatus for mapping the wall of a chamber of the heart. The apparatus includes a flexible elongate tubular member having proximal and distal extremities and at least one lumen extending therethrough. A plurality of longitudinally and radially spaced-apart electrodes are provided. An
5409000 Endocardial mapping and ablation system utilizing separately controlled steerable ablation cathe April 25, 1995
Endocardial mapping and ablation system for introduction into a chamber of the heart formed by a wall and having a passage leading thereto comprising a catheter probe having a distal extremity adapted to be positioned in the chamber of the heart. The catheter probe is comprised of a plur
5406946 Endocardial mapping and ablation system and catheter probe and method April 18, 1995
An endocardial mapping and/or ablation system for introduction into a chamber of a heart formed by a wail by passage through a lumen leading to a chamber in the heart having blood therein having a catheter probe with proximal and distal extremities. The catheter probe includes an elongat
5404638 Method of forming a flexible expandable member for use with a catheter probe April 11, 1995
Endocardial mapping and/or ablation system for introduction into a chamber of the heart formed by a wall by passage through a lumen leading to the chamber in the heart having blood therein comprising a catheter probe with proximal and distal extremities and having an elongate tubular mem
5400783 Endocardial mapping apparatus with rotatable arm and method March 28, 1995
An endocardial mapping apparatus for mapping the wall of a chamber of the heart having blood therein. The apparatus includes a flexible elongate tubular member having proximal and distal extremities and at least one lumen extending therethrough. A basket assembly is carried by the distal
5396887 Apparatus and method for detecting contact pressure March 14, 1995
An apparatus for performing an operation inside a body in the vicinity of a wall therein which includes a flexible elongate member having proximal and distal extremities. The distal extremity is adapted to be inserted into the body for performing the operation therein and the proximal ex
5391147 Steerable catheter with adjustable bend location and/or radius and method February 21, 1995
A steerable catheter comprising a flexible elongate tubular member having proximal and distal extremities, a handle secured to the proximal extremity, said tubular member having a lumen extending therethrough, a mandrel slidably mounted in the lumen and extending into the distal extr
5389073 Steerable catheter with adjustable bend location February 14, 1995
Steerable catheter having an adjustable bend location comprising a flexible elongate tubular member having proximal and distal extremities. A plurality of circumferentially spaced-apart flexible elements are disposed in the distal extremity for causing bending of the distal extremity of
5348554 Catheter for RF ablation with cooled electrode September 20, 1994
A catheter for radio frequency ablation with a cooled electrode for use in tissue having a surface comprising an elongate member having proximal and distal extremities. A metal conducting electrode secured to the distal extremity of the elongate member and having a chamber therein. A con
5345936 Apparatus with basket assembly for endocardial mapping September 13, 1994
An apparatus for mapping the wall of a chamber of the heart having blood therein. The apparatus includes a flexible elongate tubular member having proximal and distal extremities and at least one lumen extending therethrough. A basket assembly is carried by the distal extremity of the
5342295 Catheter assembly, catheter and multi-port introducer for use therewith August 30, 1994
Catheter assembly for use in performing medical procedures in the body of a patient having a vessel therein comprising a multi-port introducer adapted to be inserted into a vessel of the patient and a plurality of catheters disposed in the multi-port introducer and adapted to be disposed
5330466 Control mechanism and system and method for steering distal extremity of a flexible elongate mem July 19, 1994
A device compressing a flexible elongate member having proximal and distal extremities and having a plurality of circumferentially spaced-apart elements having a characteristic disposed in the distal extremity. A control mechanism is secured to the proximal extremity of the flexible
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