Systems and methods for controlling tissue ablation using multiple temperature sensing elements

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Systems and associated methods place a temperature sensing element in an 'edge region' between an energy transmitting electrode and a non-electrically conducting support body, where higher temperatures are likely to exist. Reliable temperature sensing, which is sensitive to variations in temperatures along the electrode, results.

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E.P. TECHNOLOGIES INC.SAN JOSE, CA10

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Fleischman, Sidney D Menlo Park, CA 160 16134
Panescu, Dorin Sunnyvale, CA 201 19928
Swanson, David K Mountain View, CA 347 35871
Whayne, James G Saratoga, CA 240 24023

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