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Joel Cooper, Sally L Winegar Hentges, Robert P Nelson, Kemal Schankereli, Kristine M Teich: Soft tissue stapling buttress. Bio Vascular, Haugen and Nikolai P A, August 27, 1996: US05549628 (654 worldwide citation)

To reinforce a line of surgical staples in host tissue, a strip of xenogeneic or autogenic tissue, such as cross-linked pericardium or dura mater harvested from horses, cows, pigs, sheep and humans, is appropriately adhered to the apposed surfaces of a staple cartridge supporting jaw and an anvil ja ...


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Joel Cooper, Sally L Winegar Hentges, Robert P Nelson, Kemal Schankereli, Kristine M Teich: Soft tissue stapling buttress. Bio Vascular, Haugen and Nikolai P A, November 19, 1996: US05575803 (622 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic article for surgical implantation within the body of a host in a surgical stapling procedure comprises a strip of host-tissue-compatible animal tissue material that is initially removably affixed between the spaced-apart legs a U-shaped buttress member to create a tubular configuration ...


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Ralph T Francis, Mark E Hughes, Anne E Claeson, Joel Cooper: Apparatus and method for producing a reinforced surgical fastener suture line. Bio Vascular, Haugen and Nikolai P A, May 19, 1998: US05752965 (618 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for providing reinforced surgical fastener suture lines to prevent tissue tearing and fluid leakage following the creation of an anastomosis, the closing of margins following the removal of diseased tissue, and/or the ligating and dividing of individual blood vessels. A retai ...


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Boaz Avitall: Mapping and ablation catheter system. Haugen and Nikolai P A, November 18, 1997: US05687723 (385 worldwide citation)

A recording and ablation catheter method and system for creating linear lesions in an atrial or other cardiac chamber of interest is described which includes an array of readily controlled electroded arcuate distal working catheter shapes that are easily deployed to contact the desired inner wall su ...


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Boaz Avitall: Expandable recording and ablation catheter system. Haugen and Nikolai P A, December 30, 1997: US05702438 (364 worldwide citation)

A recording/ablation system includes an inner working catheter for deployment from a distal port in an outer sheath or catheter in a heart chamber, or the like, which has a plurality of divergent electroded spines each constrained at the proximal end with a substantially free distal end for controll ...


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Matthew T Yurek, Steven J Healy: Apparatus for deploying body implantable stent. Schneider, Haugen and Nikolai P A, November 25, 1997: US05690644 (352 worldwide citation)

A stent deployment device includes a flexible, elongate interior catheter and a retaining structure cooperating with the catheter to support a stent along a distal end support region of the catheter. The stent is supported in a reduced radius delivery state to facilitate delivery to a treatment site ...


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Boaz Avitall: Mapping and ablation catheter system. Haugen and Nikolai P A, March 24, 1998: US05730127 (341 worldwide citation)

A recording and ablation catheter method and system for creating linear lesions in an atrial or other chamber of a heart which includes an array of readily controlled electroded arcuate distal working catheter shapes that are easily deployed to contact the inner wall surface of the right atrial card ...


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Frank Kotula, Kurt Amplatz: Percutaneous catheter directed occlusion devices. AGA Medical, Haugen and Nikolai P A, December 8, 1998: US05846261 (337 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 (332 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 (324 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 ...