US 11,653,973 B2
Catheter distal end made of plastic tube and flexible printed circuit boards
Assaf Govari, Haifa (IL); Andres Claudio Altmann, Haifa (IL); Yehuda Algawi, Binyamina (IL); Ilya Sitnitsky, Nahariya (IL); Christopher Thomas Beeckler, Brea, CA (US); Joseph Thomas Keyes, Sierra Madre, CA (US); and Kevin Justin Herrera, West Covina, CA (US)
Assigned to Biosense Webster (Israel) Ltd., Yokneam (IL)
Filed by Biosense Webster (Israel) Ltd., Yokneam (IL)
Filed on Jan. 22, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/156,417.
Application 17/156,417 is a continuation of application No. 15/333,853, filed on Oct. 25, 2016, granted, now 10,898,262.
Prior Publication US 2021/0137594 A1, May 13, 2021
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. A61B 18/14 (2006.01); A61B 5/283 (2021.01); A61B 5/03 (2006.01); A61B 5/06 (2006.01); A61B 5/00 (2006.01); A61M 25/00 (2006.01); A61B 18/00 (2006.01); A61M 25/02 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 18/1492 (2013.01) [A61B 5/036 (2013.01); A61B 5/065 (2013.01); A61B 5/283 (2021.01); A61B 5/6852 (2013.01); A61M 25/0067 (2013.01); A61B 2018/00351 (2013.01); A61B 2018/00577 (2013.01); A61B 2018/00815 (2013.01); A61B 2018/00821 (2013.01); A61B 2018/00839 (2013.01); A61B 2018/00875 (2013.01); A61B 2018/1465 (2013.01); A61B 2018/1467 (2013.01); A61B 2218/002 (2013.01); A61B 2560/00 (2013.01); A61B 2560/04 (2013.01); A61B 2560/0462 (2013.01); A61B 2560/0468 (2013.01); A61B 2562/0209 (2013.01); A61B 2562/164 (2013.01); A61B 2562/166 (2013.01); A61M 25/0043 (2013.01); A61M 25/0068 (2013.01); A61M 2025/0063 (2013.01); A61M 2025/028 (2013.01); A61M 2210/125 (2013.01)] 11 Claims
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1. A method for producing a catheter, comprising:
providing an internal member having a base connected to a ring-shaped dome support by multiple ribs that extend from the base, the ring-shaped dome support located at an apex of a distal end of the internal member;
wrapping a sheet of a first flexible substrate around the distal end of the internal member to form a tube that extends from the base of the internal member, wherein the first flexible substrate comprises one or more electrical interconnections and the first flexible substrate includes first and second edges;
coupling one or more electrical devices to the first flexible substrate;
forming a sheet of a second flexible substrate into a dome-cover to wrap around the ring-shaped dome support of the internal member and coupled to the tube formed by the first flexible substrate, the dome-cover comprises a tip electrode with non-metallized parts disposed between sections of the tip electrode; and
perforating the non-metallized parts of the sheet of second flexible substrate so as to form irrigation holes.