US 10,376,309 B2
Ablation cable assemblies and a method of manufacturing the same
William J. Dickhans, Longmont, CO (US); Flor De Maria R. Nonalaya, Longmont, CO (US); and Joseph D. Brannan, Lyons, CO (US)
Assigned to COVIDIEN LP, Mansfield, MA (US)
Filed by COVIDIEN LP, Mansfield, MA (US)
Filed on Aug. 2, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/225,890.
Prior Publication US 2018/0036069 A1, Feb. 8, 2018
Int. Cl. A61B 18/14 (2006.01); A61B 18/00 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 18/1492 (2013.01) [A61B 2018/00178 (2013.01); A61B 2018/00577 (2013.01); A61B 2018/144 (2013.01); A61B 2018/1465 (2013.01)] 12 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method of manufacturing a cable assembly, the method comprising:
trimming a proximal end of a dielectric of a coaxial cable extending from a proximal end of a rigid tube to expose a proximal portion of an inner conductor;
exposing a length of the inner conductor at a distal portion of the coaxial cable;
forming a radiating portion about the exposed length of the inner conductor including shrinking a first dielectric tube over the inner conductor with a proximal end of the first dielectric tube abutting a distal end of the dielectric; and
leaving a conductive braid exposed between the rigid tube and the radiating portion such that fluid may impregnate the conductive braid, the conductive braid covering the dielectric of the coaxial cable between the rigid tube and the distal end of the dielectric.