U.S. Patent Number: US20120259193A1
Title: Electrically Conductive Balloon Catheter
Inventors: Lawrence J. Gerrans, Erhan H. Gunday, Lon Chu
Abstract: A balloon catheter having a mesh affixed thereto. The mesh is formed having members extending longitudinally and circumferentially about the balloon into columns and rows respectively. Each member of the mesh has a resistance or impedance that changes as the member is deformed such that, when the member comprises a length (L) a measured resistance or impedance will be different than when the member comprise a length (L1) where L1 is greater than L.