US 9,808,179 B2
Catheter and a system and a method for locating a catheter in a vessel
John O'Dea, Galway (IE)
Assigned to Flip Technologies Limited, Galway (IE)
Appl. No. 14/236,522
Filed by John O'Dea, Galway (IE)
PCT Filed Aug. 3, 2012, PCT No. PCT/IE2012/000040
§ 371(c)(1), (2), (4) Date Apr. 21, 2014,
PCT Pub. No. WO2013/018079, PCT Pub. Date Feb. 7, 2013.
Claims priority of application No. S2011/0342 (IE), filed on Aug. 3, 2011.
Prior Publication US 2014/0243640 A1, Aug. 28, 2014
Int. Cl. A61B 5/04 (2006.01); A61B 5/06 (2006.01); A61B 5/00 (2006.01); A61B 1/05 (2006.01); A61B 1/06 (2006.01); A61B 1/07 (2006.01); A61B 1/313 (2006.01); A61B 5/053 (2006.01); A61B 5/107 (2006.01); A61B 5/042 (2006.01); A61M 25/01 (2006.01); A61M 25/10 (2013.01); A61B 18/14 (2006.01); A61B 18/00 (2006.01); A61B 34/20 (2016.01)
CPC A61B 5/065 (2013.01) [A61B 1/051 (2013.01); A61B 1/0684 (2013.01); A61B 1/07 (2013.01); A61B 1/3132 (2013.01); A61B 5/0084 (2013.01); A61B 5/0538 (2013.01); A61B 5/064 (2013.01); A61B 5/1076 (2013.01); A61B 5/6853 (2013.01); A61B 34/20 (2016.02); A61M 25/1018 (2013.01); A61B 5/0422 (2013.01); A61B 5/061 (2013.01); A61B 18/1492 (2013.01); A61B 2018/0022 (2013.01); A61B 2034/2055 (2016.02); A61M 2025/0166 (2013.01); A61M 2025/1086 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A catheter comprising:
an elongated catheter member,
a plurality of spaced apart band electrodes located on the catheter member, and
an indicating means comprising a light source adapted to output a detectable light signal, and a light outputting means provided by a light accommodating bore extending through at least one of the band electrodes for accommodating the detectable light signal therethrough for identifying the location of the corresponding band electrode.