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Kenneth H Mollenauer: Combined dissecting, cauterizing, and stapling device. Starion Instruments Corporation, K David Crockett Esq, Crockett & Crockett, August 5, 2003: US06602252 (887 worldwide citation)

A medical device for simultaneously cutting tissue with a heating element, cauterizing the tissue with heating elements, and stapling the tissue together.


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Kenneth H Mollenauer: Combined dissecting, cauterizing, and stapling device. Starion Instruments Corporation, K David Crockett Esq, Crockett & Crockett, November 23, 2004: US06821273 (498 worldwide citation)

A medical device for simultaneously cutting tissue with a heating element, cauterizing the tissue with sealing elements, and stapling the tissue together. The heating elements comprise bipolar RF electrodes.


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Kenneth H Mollenauer: Combined dissecting, cauterizing, and stapling device. Starion Instruments Corporation, K David Crockett Esq, Crockett & Crockett, July 8, 2008: US07396356 (408 worldwide citation)

A medical device for simultaneously cutting tissue with a heating element, cauterizing the tissue with sealing elements, and stapling the tissue together. The heating elements comprise bipolar RF electrodes.


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Roger A de la Torre, Kenneth H Mollenauer: Polypectomy device and method. Starion Instruments Corporation, K David Crockett Esq, Crockett & Crockett, September 9, 2003: US06616659 (106 worldwide citation)

A polypectomy device and method which includes a snare cable, a fixed jaw and a moveable jaw. The snare cable is routed through both the fixed jaw and the moveable jaw. The snare cable forms a hoop for encircling the polyp. Shortening the snare cable positions the jaws about the base of the polyp an ...


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Kenneth H Mollenauer, Theodore Kucklick: Suture welding device. Starion Instruments Corporation, K David Crockett, Crockett & Crockett, August 13, 2002: US06432115 (104 worldwide citation)

Devices for welding suture segments in lieu of tying knots in sutures applied during endoscopic surgery. The devices provide for snaring loose suture ends and drawing the suture ends into a space between heating surfaces, and provide for closing the heating surfaces.


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Thomas A Howell: Power supply for identification and control of electrical surgical tools. Starion Instruments Corporation, K David Crockett Esq, Crockett & Crockett, February 24, 2004: US06695837 (92 worldwide citation)

An electronic circuit for identifying an electrical surgical tool and for providing a selectable constant current appropriate to the identified electrical surgical tool.


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Thomas A Howell: Power supply for identification and control of electrical surgical tools. Starion Instruments Corporation, K David Crockett Esq, Crockett & Crockett, April 25, 2006: US07033351 (71 worldwide citation)

An electronic circuit for identifying an electrical surgical tool and for providing a selectable constant current appropriate to the identified electrical surgical tool.


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Lawrence S Bass: Device for suction-assisted lipectomy and method of using same. Starion Instruments Corporation, K David Crockett Esq, Crockett & Crockett, April 8, 2003: US06544248 (70 worldwide citation)

A surgical device and method allows simultaneous application of suction or vacuum to body tissue and application of energy to the body tissue drawn into a cannula. The device may be inserted laparoscopically into the body, and operated to suck body tissue into the cannula, and heat or electrical ene ...


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Thomas H McGaffigan: Tubular resistance heater with electrically insulating high thermal conductivity core for use in a tissue welding device. Starion Instruments Corporation, Gordon & Rees, February 5, 2008: US07326202 (68 worldwide citation)

A resistance heater for use in a tissue sealing and cutting device, including a tubular heating element adapted to conduct current therethrough; and a thermally conductive electrical insulator disposed within the tubular heating element.


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Kenneth H Mollenauer: Polypectomy device and method. Starion Instruments Corporation, K David Crockett Esq, Crockett & Crockett, September 9, 2003: US06616654 (63 worldwide citation)

A polypectomy device and method which includes a snare cable, a fixed jaw and a moveable jaw. The snare cable is routed through both the fixed jaw and the moveable jaw. The snare cable forms a hoop for encircling the polyp. Shortening the snare cable positions the jaws about the base of the polyp an ...