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1. US6673290 - Electrode structure for heating and ablating tissue and method for making and assembling the same

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United States of America
Application Number 09189918
Application Date 12.11.1998
Publication Number 6673290
Publication Date 06.01.2004
Grant Number 6673290
Grant Date 06.01.2004
Publication Kind B1
IPC
B29C 41/14
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
29WORKING OF PLASTICS; WORKING OF SUBSTANCES IN A PLASTIC STATE IN GENERAL
CSHAPING OR JOINING OF PLASTICS; SHAPING OF MATERIAL IN A PLASTIC STATE, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; AFTER-TREATMENT OF THE SHAPED PRODUCTS, e.g. REPAIRING
41Shaping by coating a mould, core or other substrate, i.e. by depositing material and stripping-off the shaped article; Apparatus therefor
02for making articles of definite length, i.e. discrete articles
14Dipping a core
A61B 18/04
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
18Surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body
04by heating
A61B 18/08
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
18Surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body
04by heating
08by means of electrically-heated probes
A61B 18/14
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
18Surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body
04by heating
12by passing a current through the tissue to be heated, e.g. high-frequency current
14Probes or electrodes therefor
A61N 1/06
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
NELECTROTHERAPY; MAGNETOTHERAPY; RADIATION THERAPY; ULTRASOUND THERAPY
1Electrotherapy; Circuits therefor
02Details
04Electrodes
06for high-frequency therapy
CPC
A61N 1/06
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
NELECTROTHERAPY; MAGNETOTHERAPY; RADIATION THERAPY; ULTRASOUND THERAPY
1Electrotherapy; Circuits therefor
02Details
04Electrodes
06for high-frequency therapy
A61B 18/08
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
18Surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body
04by heating
08by means of electrically-heated probes
A61B 18/1492
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
18Surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body
04by heating
12by passing a current through the tissue to be heated, e.g. high-frequency current
14Probes or electrodes therefor
1492having a flexible, catheter-like structure, e.g. for heart ablation
A61B 90/39
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
90Instruments, implements or accessories specially adapted for surgery or diagnosis and not covered by any of the groups A61B1/00 - A61B50/00, e.g. for luxation treatment or for protecting wound edges
39Markers, e.g. radio-opaque or breast lesions markers
A61B 2017/003
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
00234for minimally invasive surgery
00292mounted on or guided by flexible, e.g. catheter-like, means
003Steerable
A61B 2017/00526
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
00526Methods of manufacturing
Applicants SciMed Life Systems, Inc.
Inventors Whayne, James G.
Yang, Yi
Owens, Patrick M.
Swanson, David K.
Agents Bingham McCutchen LLP
Priority Data 09189918 12.11.1998 US
Title
(EN) Electrode structure for heating and ablating tissue and method for making and assembling the same
Abstract
(EN)

Methods of manufacturing cellulosic structures, e.g., for use in expandable-collapsible electrode assemblies for diagnostic and/or therepeutic electrophysiology devices, are disclosed. One such preferred method includes providing a mandrel having a head portion and a neck portion, the head portion having an outer circumference greater than the neck portion, dipping the mandrel into a cellulosic substance, curing the cellulosic substance, and separating the mandrel from the cured cellulosic substance.

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