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Jeffrey R Oberlin, Christopher L Johnson, David A Dunlap: Articulated surgical instrument with improved firing mechanism. Richard Allan Medical, Howard & Howard, August 25, 1998: US05797537 (864 worldwide citation)

This invention provides articulated surgical instruments for use in laparoscopic surgical procedures including, in general, a handle, an elongated shaft, and an articulated tip. A gap extends longitudinally between the shaft and the tip. The instruments further include a flexible compression drive m ...


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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 (825 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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Lars R Chrisman, Scott H Heneveld, Stephen F Peters: Surgical instrument with improvement safety lockout mechanisms. Richard Allan Medical, Howard & Howard, June 9, 1998: US05762255 (752 worldwide citation)

This invention provides surgical instruments having improved lockout mechanisms. The surgical instruments are of the type which have an operating mechanism for repeatedly performing a surgical procedure and a control mechanism for manipulating the instrument between a neutral position and a ready po ...


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Jeffrey R Oberlin, Mark A Penrod: Articulated surgical instrument with improved articulation control mechanism. Richard Allen Medical, Howard & Howard, March 10, 1998: US05725536 (738 worldwide citation)

This invention provides an articulated surgical instrument for use in laparoscopic surgical procedures including, in general; a handle, an elongated shaft, and an articulating tip. The instrument further includes a proximal rod, a desensitizing link, and a distal rod. The proximal rod is disposed in ...


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Hugh Melling, Christopher L Johnson, Jeffrey R Oberlin: Articulated surgical instrument with improved jaw closure mechanism. Richard Allan Medical, Howard & Howard, October 13, 1998: US05820009 (712 worldwide citation)

This invention provides an articulated surgical instrument for use in laparoscopic surgical procedures including, in general, a handle, an elongated shaft, and a tip. The shaft is coupled to the handle, and the tip is pivotally coupled to the distal end of the shaft for articulation about an articul ...


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Denise M Simon, Randall J Hoyt: Surgical staple and stapler. Richard Allan Medical, Howard & Howard, March 10, 1998: US05725554 (696 worldwide citation)

A surgical staple and stapler for use in stapling together the tissue of a patient. The staple is a rounded M-shape or gull wing shape in form. The surgical staple has a base which is bent downward in the center while the legs of the staple at each end of the base are outwardly bent. The outwardly b ...


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Peter A Hochstein: Thermal management system for L.E.D. arrays. Relume Corporation, Howard & Howard, January 12, 1999: US05857767 (426 worldwide citation)

A method of manufacturing an electrically driven L.E.D. lamp assembly (10) comprising the steps of screen printing an electrically insulating coating (16) which can be of less than two hundred microns thickness over an electrically and thermally conductive heat sink, i.e., aluminum, and printing cir ...


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Peter A Hochstein: LED lamp assembly with means to conduct heat away from the LEDS. Relume Corporation, Howard & Howard, April 4, 2000: US06045240 (366 worldwide citation)

An electrically driven L.E.D. lamp assembly (14) comprising an electrically insulating circuit board (26) having opposed first and second surfaces with light emitting diodes (28) having positive and negative leads (30, 32) mounted on the first surface. A plurality of holes extend through the board ( ...


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Peter A Hochstein: Power supply for light emitting diode array. Howard & Howard, August 26, 1997: US05661645 (336 worldwide citation)

An apparatus (10) for supplying regulated voltage d.c. electrical power to an LED array (12) includes a rectifier (32) responsive to a.c. power for generating rectified d.c. power and a power factor correcting and voltage regulating buck/boost switchmode converter (38) responsive to the rectified d. ...


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Peter A Hochstein: Maintaining LED luminous intensity. Relume Corporation, Howard & Howard, July 21, 1998: US05783909 (305 worldwide citation)

A circuit for maintaining the luminous intensity of a light emitting diode (LED) (12) comprising at least one light emitting diode (LED) (12) for producing an luminous intensity; a sensor (22,24) for sensing a condition proportional to the luminous intensity of the LED (12) and for producing a lumin ...