Resources Contact Us Home
Stem elements for securing tubing and electrical wires to expandable-collapsible electrode structures

Image Number 13 for United States Patent #5891135.

A collapsible electrode body is assembled to an end of a catheter tube. A generally rigid stem element having an exterior diameter is connected to the catheter tube. A flexible tube, which has an initial interior diameter smaller than the exterior diameter of the stem element, is deformed into a desired geometry for the electrode body, including a neck region with an enlarged interior diameter greater than the exterior diameter of the stem element. The neck region is slipped about the stem element. Heat is applied to shrink the neck region about the stem element and form a first interference fit junction therebetween. A sleeve is fitted about the first interference fit junction, and heat is applied to shrink the sleeve about the interference fit junction and form a second interference fit junction therebetween. Preferably, after the first interference fit junction is formed, additional heat is applied to thermally fuse the neck region to the stem region.

  Recently Added Patents
Polymorphic forms of 3-(1-{3-[5-(1-methyl-piperidin-4-ylmethoxy)-pyrimidin-2-yl]-benzyl}-6-oxo- -1,6-dihydro-pyridazin-3-yl)-benzonitrile hydrochloride salt and processes of manufacturing t
Systems and methods for universal enhanced log-in, identity document verification and dedicated survey participation
Charged-particle beam lens
Dual work function recessed access device and methods of forming
Methods and systems for time-shifting content
System and method for computational unification of heterogeneous implicit and explicit processing elements
  Randomly Featured Patents
Chair base
Back stretcher
System and method for a composite lens for a flow cytometer
Method and apparatus for detecting the connection status of an extension phone connected to a voice/fax/data modem
Feed through assembly for a formable flat battery
Knitted hat
Blind matable panel mount connector system
Basketball backboard and rim mounting system