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John H Burton, Bradford G Staehle: Stent placement instrument and method. American Medical Systems, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Mark Dryer, June 25, 1991: US05026377 (728 worldwide citation)

An instrument for the deployment or retraction of a self-expanding stent in a body canal, which comprises an elongated tubular outer sleeve having disposed therein an elongated core which is movable relative to said sleeve and has a grip member formed at or near its distal end, which grip member is ...


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Louis Delahuerga, Robert B Stoddard, Michael S Klicek: Enhanced electrosurgical apparatus. Valleylab, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Mark Dryer, June 8, 1993: US05217457 (709 worldwide citation)

A device for enhancing the safety and efficiency of a hand-operated electrosurgical pencil having an exposed electrode with a distal end defining a tip for cutting biological tissue, which device comprises a nose piece adapted to be mounted about said electrode and defining at least one pathway for ...


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David A Zieve, Michael S Klicek: Electrosurgical and ultrasonic surgical system. Valleylab, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Mark Dryer, March 2, 1993: US05190517 (646 worldwide citation)

An electrical circuit system which provides electrical energy to a surgical apparatus having ultrasonic fragmentation, aspiration and electrosurgical coagulation capabilities, which system also includes an impedance sensing network and automatic feedback power output control to reduce RF power outpu ...


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Michael S Klicek: Electrosurgical bipolar treating apparatus. Valleylab, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Mark Dryer, January 25, 1994: US05281216 (622 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical bipolar treating apparatus comprising a handpiece to which is connected a first active electrode and a second return electrode having exposed distal ends which define a bipolar tip for electrosurgically treating tissue at an operational site on a patient, which tip is structured s ...


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Louis Delahuerga, Robert B Stoddard, Michael S Klicek: Electrosurgical apparatus. Valleylab, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Mark Dryer, September 14, 1993: US05244462 (586 worldwide citation)

Electrosurgical apparatus for performing at least cutting and coagulation of biological tissue, which comprises a hand operated electrosurgical pencil comprising an electrically insulated housing and an electrode with a distal end defining a tip, means for supplying high-frequency, alternating curre ...


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Robert V Kenna: Spinal implant. Pfizer Hospital Products Group, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Mark Dryer, December 22, 1987: US04714469 (562 worldwide citation)

A spinal implant adapted to replace a disc between adjacent vertebrae having a predetermined thickness and profile chosen to match the space between said vertebrae and characterized by elongated protuberances adapted to be located in grooves drilled in said vertebrae and a porous coating on at least ...


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Alan Broadwin, Joseph N Logan, Peter J Kuhl: Apparatus for providing enhanced tissue fragmentation and/or hemostasis. Valleylab, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Mark Dryer, May 14, 1991: US05015227 (455 worldwide citation)

An improved device for delivering RF current to the operating tool of an ultrasonic surgical apparatus which comprises a switch module for selecting said RF current, an electrically conducting metal band connected to the switch module and an electrically conductive O-ring in electrical contact with ...


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Louis Delahuerga, Robert B Stoddard, Michael S Klicek: Gas coagulation device. Valleylab, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Mark Dryer, February 18, 1992: US05088997 (401 worldwide citation)

A device for enhancing the safety and efficiency of a hand-operated electrosurgical pencil having an electrode with a distal end defining a tip for cutting or coagulating biological tissue, which device comprises a nose piece adapted to be mounted about said electrode and containing conduit means de ...


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Claude Tihon, W Scott Andrus, Ronald Svejkovsky: Electrosurgical apparatus. American Medical Systems, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Mark Dryer, May 16, 1995: US05415656 (303 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for electrosurgical incision of a stricture within or adjacent to a body lumen, which comprises an electrically conducting, deflectable wire associated with an introducer for introducing the apparatus into the body lumen, wherein a proximal portion of the wire is deflectable outwardly r ...


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John H Burton, Michael A Mikulich: Stent placement instrument and method. American Medical Systems, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Mark Dryer, January 7, 1992: US05078720 (252 worldwide citation)

An instrument for the placement of a self-expanding stent in a body canal, which comprises an elongated inner tube having an outer tube disposed along its axis adapted to carry and retain a self-expanding stent adjacent its proximal end, and an arrangement for releasing the stent, in combination wit ...