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Edwin L Adair: Parallel channel fixation, repair and ligation suture device. Fields Lewis Pittenger Rost & Smith, August 9, 1994: US05336231 (392 worldwide citation)

A laparoscopic fixation, repair and ligation suture; and device has a central passageway with first and second parallel channels on opposite sides thereof. A suture extends through the central channel passageway and has a loop with a slip knot on the distal end and a pull on the proximal end. By pul ...


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Edwin L Adair: Steerable sheath for use with selected removable optical catheter. Fields Lewis Pittenger Rost & Smith, July 5, 1994: US05325845 (346 worldwide citation)

A steerable sheath for use with one of several optical catheters is provided to be positioned in a passageway leading to a body cavity of a patient for observation and/or treatment. The apparatus includes an elongated, deformable, hollow body having a distal end and a proximal end. An optical cathet ...


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Edwin L Adair: Gas insufflation needle with instrument port. Fields Lewis Pittenger & Rost, September 26, 1989: US04869717 (305 worldwide citation)

The disposable trochar in the form of a gas insufflation needle having a removable rod and needle portion within an outer sheath is provided. The rod has a blunt end and is retractable during insertion so that the needle edge cuts through the abdominal wall. Once passing through the wall the rod ext ...


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Edwin L Adair: Rigid video endoscope with heat sterilizable sheath. Fields Lewis Pittenger & Rost, November 7, 1989: US04878485 (236 worldwide citation)

A video endoscope is provided which has an inner cylindrical body member containing the optics and electronics in a manner which is impervious to liquid so that the inner member can be soaked in a disinfectant between uses. An outer rigid cylindrical sheath is provided into which the inner member is ...


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Harold Pike: Hand control for electrosurgical electrodes. Fields Lewis Pittenger & Rost, April 7, 1987: US04655215 (227 worldwide citation)

A hand control for electrosurgical electrodes with the rocker arm current mode activating switch located near the front of the device. The activating switch allows a choice of coagulating current mode, cutting current mode, or neutral (no current mode). A three-position slide-locking mechanism allow ...


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David H Davies: Retrolasing catheter and method. Fields Lewis Pittenger & Rost, June 16, 1987: US04672961 (212 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for retrolasing plaque deposits in a coronary artery to remove same includes a tip assembly on the end of a flexible inner tube containing optical fibers that are slidable along a guide wire. The tip assembly includes a reflective surface rearwardly of a front face that direc ...


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Gunter Schaller, Dietmar Klietsch: Accessory device for laparoscopic operations. Willy Rusch, Fields Lewis Pittenger & Rost, November 29, 1994: US05368545 (151 worldwide citation)

Accessory devices for laparoscopic operations can be combined with a plastic receptacle 2 in such a way that an opening formed outside the abdominal wall in a cover sheet 10 can be coupled in sealing relationship with an end of the plastic receptacle 2 that can be closed or opened. The plastic recep ...


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Kevin O Shoemaker: Planar serpentine antennas. Fields Lewis Pittenger & Rost, November 8, 1994: US05363114 (148 worldwide citation)

Planar serpentine antennas disclosed include a generally flat, non-conductive carrier layer and a generally flat radiator of a preselected length and arranged in a generally serpentine pattern that is secured to a surface of the carrier layer. One form of the antenna disclosed that is particularly s ...


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Edwin L Adair: Deflectable sheath for optical catheter. Fields Lewis Pittenger & Rost, June 30, 1992: US05125395 (147 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is provided having a steerable and removable sheath for use with an optical catheter wherein the sheath with the catheter therein is to be positioned in a pathway leading to a body cavity of a patient for observation and/or treatment. The apparatus comprises an elongated, bendable, holl ...


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Dale E Bertwell, Joseph P Markham: Photo-thermal therapeutic device and method. Fields Lewis Pittenger Rost & Smith, October 25, 1994: US05358503 (144 worldwide citation)

An apparatus, for simultaneous or selective treatment of an area of the skin and adjacent subcutaneous structure of a patient utilizing photo energy and therapeutic heat, which includes a plurality of juxtaposed diodes. Each diode has a longitudinal axis and is capable of projecting a non-coherent c ...