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Christopher L Johnson, David A Dunlap: Linear stapling instrument with improved staple cartridge. Imagyn Medical Technologies, Howard & Howard, January 4, 2000: US06010054 (851 worldwide citation)

This invention provides a linear stapling instrument for use in surgical procedures including, inter alia, a staple housing. The housing includes a plurality of staple openings and a plurality of staples disposed in the staple openings. The housing further includes a plurality of staple drivers. The ...


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Yoram Wasserman: Signal processing method and device for signal-to-noise improvement. Imagyn Medical Technologies, Howard & Howard, December 2, 2003: US06658277 (238 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus extract a signal component of a measured signal using one of two methods. If the signal component in the measured signal is a periodic signal with a certain well-defined peak-to-peak intensity value, upper and lower envelopes of the measured signal are determined and analyzed ...


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Richard L Quick, John P Greelis: Small diameter introducer for laparoscopic instruments. Imagyn Medical Technologies, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis L, January 12, 1999: US05857999 (160 worldwide citation)

An introducer is shown and described which includes a number of unique and useful features designed to improve the process of obtaining access to a bodily cavity for the purpose of performing minimally invasive surgical procedures, particularly laparoscopic procedures. These features include, among ...


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Malcolm D Heaven, Pamela Shellhammer: Medical device for deploying surgical fabrics. Imagyn Medical Technologies, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis L, September 28, 1999: US05957939 (149 worldwide citation)

A medical device for deploying surgical fabric at an operative site within a body cavity of a patient. The device includes a deploying member in the form of an elongated inserter shaft with a supporting member in the form of a sheet of plastic attached to a distal end of the shaft. A sheet of surgic ...


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Ascher Shmulewitz: Apparatus and method of bioelectrical impedance analysis of blood flow. Imagyn Medical Technologies California, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis L, July 21, 1998: US05782774 (116 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods are provided for monitoring cardiac output using bioelectrical impedance techniques in which first and second electrodes are placed in the trachea and/or bronchus in the vicinity of the ascending aorta, while a sense current is injected into the thorax via first and second sour ...


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Scott Heneveld, Mark Zyzelewski, Warren D Lun, Mark A Penrod: Imagyn Medical Technologies California, Howard & Howard, June 27, 2000: US06080113 (108 worldwide citation)

A breast biopsy device is provided which includes a localization needle having a guide wire preloaded into the biopsy device. The device includes a stylet having a blade for transecting and separating healthy tissue on route to the biopsy site. The use of the stylet blade reduces the trauma to healt ...


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Arthur W Wallace, Ascher Shmulewitz: Apparatus and methods of bioelectrical impedance analysis of blood flow. Imagyn Medical Technologies California, Nicola A Pisano, Fish & Neave, September 18, 2001: US06292689 (79 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods are provided for monitoring cardiac output using bioelectrical impedance techniques in which three orthogonal pairs of sense electrodes are placed in the trachea or esophagus in the vicinity of the aorta, while an excitation current is injected into the intervening tissue mass ...


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Dustin Worm, Martin Flatland, Mark Tomandl, Mark A Penrod, Warren D Lun: Imagyn Medical Technologies, Howard & Howard, April 22, 2003: US06551253 (75 worldwide citation)

A biopsy device is provided which includes a localization needle having a guide wire preloaded into the biopsy device. The device includes a stylet having a blade for transecting and separating tissue. The device further includes a cannula for cutting a core of tissue and a garrote wire mechanism fo ...


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Marty Flatland, Larry M Kwapis, John Klinger: Trocar seal system having dual seals. Imagyn Medical Technologies California, Howard & Howard, May 8, 2001: US06228061 (65 worldwide citation)

A trocar seal system is provided which permits surgical instruments of at least two different diameters to use the same cannula of a trocar while maintaining a sealed body cavity. The seal system mounts to a cannula of the trocar. The seal system includes an upper seal and a lower seal with the uppe ...


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David A Dunlap, Douglas J Medema, Hugh Melling, Jeffrey W Zerfas: Trocar assembly. Imagyn Medical Technologies California, Howard & Howard, August 24, 1999: US05941852 (52 worldwide citation)

A trocar for use in surgical procedures including a cannula for maintaining a sealed working channel in a body wall and an obturator which creates the working channel through the body wall while protecting patients and medical personnel from harm is disclosed. A cannula converter which can be employ ...