Structures for supporting multiple electrode elements

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7837681
APP PUB NO 20060189975A1
SERIAL NO

11278569

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A catheter assembly comprises a first branch body having a first axis, a second branch body extending in a non-parallel relationship with respect to the first axis, and at least one electrode carried by the second branch body. In use, the first branch body can be located within a pulmonary vein within the left atrium, while the electrode carried by the second branch body is located in contact with endocardial tissue outside the pulmonary vein. Ablation energy can be transmitted from the electrode to contacted endocardial tissue while the first branch body is located within the pulmonary vein.

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EP TECHNOLOGIES, INC.SUNNYVALE, CA157

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Fleischman, Sidney D Menlo Park, US 160 16177
Swanson, David K Mountain View, US 347 36017
Thompson, Russell B Los Altos, US 111 11747
Whayne, James G Saratoga, US 240 24124
Yang, Yi San Francisco, US 261 3121

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EP Technologies, Inc. (1)
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