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Frank Kotula, Kurt Amplatz: Percutaneous catheter directed occlusion devices. AGA Medical, Haugen and Nikolai P A, December 8, 1998: US05846261 (330 worldwide citation)

A collapsible medical device and associated methods for occluding an abnormal opening in, for example, a body organ, wherein the medical device is shaped from a heat treatable metal fabric. The metal fabric is formed from a plurality of metal strands and is heat treated within a mold in order to sub ...


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R Keith Poppe: Apparatus for interfacing a bipolar electrosurgical instrument to a monopolar generator. Everest Medical Corporation, Haugen and Nikolai P A, November 12, 1996: US05573424 (326 worldwide citation)

An adapter for interfacing a bipolar electrosurgical instrument to a monopolar electrosurgical generator comprises a pair of connectors, one having a single monopolar contact and the other having a pair of bipolar contacts is disposed between the active output terminal of the monopolar electrosurgic ...


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Bruce A Tockman, Julio C Spinelli, Rodney W Salo: Method and apparatus to automatically optimize the pacing mode and pacing cycle parameters of a dual chamber pacemaker. Cardiac Pacemakers, Haugen and Nikolai P A, July 30, 1996: US05540727 (318 worldwide citation)

A cardiac stimulating system incorporating a microprocessor-based controller is designed to automatically optimize both the pacing mode and one or more pacing cycle parameters in a way that results in optimization of a cardiac performance parameter, such as cardiac output. For each of a plurality of ...


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Boaz Avitall: Cryogenic epicardial mapping and ablation. Haugen and Nikolai P A, March 31, 1998: US05733280 (317 worldwide citation)

The disclosure relates generally to cryogenic techniques the mapping and ablation of arrhythmias or tachycardia in atrial or ventricle heart muscles and, more particularly, to an epicardial approach which either addresses the heart directly through an open chest or employs transcutaneous subxiphoid ...


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David J Parins, Richard K Poppe: Bipolar electrical scissors with metal cutting edges and shearing surfaces. Everest Medical Corporation, Haugen and Nikolai P A, July 30, 1996: US05540685 (315 worldwide citation)

A bipolar electrosurgical scissors for use in open or endoscopic surgery has a pair of opposed metal blade members pivotally joined to one another and to the distal end of the scissors itself by a rivet. Each of the blade members comprises a cutting blade having an electrode on the non-shearing surf ...


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Roger W Dahl, Jayne G Fangel, David K Swanson: Subcutaneous shunted coil electrode. Cardiac Pacemakers, Haugen and Nikolai, November 22, 1994: US05366496 (314 worldwide citation)

A body implantable cardioversion/defibrillation device includes an electrically conductive lead, three lead extensions coupled to the lead through a junction body, and an electrode array consisting of three electrodes, one electrode being coupled to each of the lead extensions. Each electrode has se ...


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Claude Tihon: RF valvulotome. Haugen and Nikolai P A, May 6, 1997: US05626578 (314 worldwide citation)

A RF valvulotome and method of use is described. The valvulotome comprises an elongated, flexible polymeric tube or rod supporting a pair of paddle members at its distal end, the paddle members defining opposed facing surfaces having a gap therebetween. A pattern of metallization, comprising electro ...


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Mark A Rydell: Bipolar electrosurgical forceps. Everest Medical Corporation, Haugen and Nikolai, October 31, 1995: US05462546 (312 worldwide citation)

A hand operable bipolar forceps instrument comprising two interfacing pivotal blade member's which are each an electrode individually pivotable in relation to each other. Pivotal movement of the blades is effectuated by two respective electrically-conductive rigid rods, each coupled to a respective ...


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Mark A Rydell: Bipolar coagulation device. Everest Medical Corporation, Haugen and Nikolai, August 30, 1994: US05342359 (309 worldwide citation)

A bipolar coagulation instrument comprising three concentric tubes, wherein the outer tube is generally rigid, the central tube is an electrically conductive metal in communication with an energy source, and the inner tube is electrically non-conductive. The distal end of the central tube extends be ...


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Mark A Rydell, Kevin K Tidemand: Bipolar electrosurgical scissors. Everest Medical Corporation, Haugen and Nikolai, May 7, 1996: US05514134 (308 worldwide citation)

A hand operable bipolar scissors instrument comprising two interfacing pivotal blade members which are each an electrode electrically insulated from the other and individually pivotable in relation to each other. Each blade member comprises a substrate base upon which a layer of non-conductive mater ...