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Scott T Latterell, Douglas S Wahnschaffe: Bipolar electrosurgical hook probe for cutting and coagulating tissue. Gyrus Medical, Thomas J Nikolai, Nikolai & Mersereau P A, October 26, 2004: US06808525 (519 worldwide citation)

A bipolar electrosurgical hook probe includes an end effector that includes first and second electrodes placed in parallel, closely-spaced relationship, each being of a relatively large surface area and a conductive reciprocally movable hook member that is movable into and out of a space between the ...


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Scott T Latterell, Douglas S Wahnschaffe: Bipolar electrosurgical instrument for cutting desiccating and sealing tissue. Gyrus Medical, Thomas J Nikolai, Nikolai & Mersereau P A, April 25, 2006: US07033356 (457 worldwide citation)

Electrosurgical forceps are described that have jaws capable of being closed relative to one another, the jaws each supporting electrode structures especially shaped to enhance the ability of the instrument to desiccate/seal or cut tissue structures clamped between the opposed jaws. One of the oppos ...


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Scott T Latterell, Douglas S Wahnschaffe, Scott R Sanders, Nigel Mark Goble, Colin Charles Owen Goble: Surgical instrument. Gyrus Medical, Nikolai & Mersereau P A, Thomas J Nikolai, April 17, 2007: US07204835 (301 worldwide citation)

A bipolar electrosurgical instrument comprises a handle (5), a body (1) joined to the handle, and a jaw assembly (12) joined to the body and arranged such that manipulation of the handle allows the opposed jaws of the jaw assembly to be opened and closed with respect to one another. A first of said ...


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Kurt Amplatz, Michael Afremov: Retrievable self expanding shunt. AGA Medical Corporation, Thomas J Nikolai, Nikolai & Mersereau P A, October 22, 2002: US06468303 (279 worldwide citation)

A collapsible medical device and associated method for shunting selected organs and vessels, wherein the medical device is shaped from a shape memory metal fabric. The device may be used, for example, to non-surgically create a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt. The device is preferably ...


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Donald L Hopper, Jeffrey E Stahmann, Bruce R Jones, James P Nelson: Implantable cardiac rhythm management device for assessing status of CHF patients. Cardiac Pacemakers, Thomas J Nikolai, Nikolai & Mersereau P A, October 1, 2002: US06459929 (264 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for providing congestive heart failure therapy status. An electronic device, preferably a cardiac rhythm management device, capable of measuring transthoracic impedance and for sensing a level of physical activity is implanted in a patient. The transthoracic impedance signal i ...


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Curtis Amplatz: Method of forming medical devices; intravascular occlusion devices. AGA Medical Corporation, Thomas J Nikolai, Nikolai & Mersereau P A, September 10, 2002: US06447531 (252 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method of forming a medical device and medical devices which can be formed in accordance with the method. In one embodiment, the method includes the steps of a) providing a metal fabric formed of a plurality of strands formed of a metal which can be heat treated to s ...


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Lawrence S Baumann, Veerichetty A Kadhiresan: Method for measuring baroreflex sensitivity and therapy optimization in heart failure patients. Cardiac Pacemakers, Nikolai & Mersereau P A, April 16, 2002: US06371922 (239 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for determining the baroreflex sensitivity in a chronic heart failure patient and a method for chronic heart therapy evaluation. The method including providing a series of pacing stimuli to the heart of a chronic heart failure patient and measuring the change in pulse pressure ...


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Kurt Amplatz, Michael Afremov: Alignment member for delivering a non-symmetric device with a predefined orientation. AGA Medical, Nikolai & Mersereau P A, January 1, 2002: US06334864 (236 worldwide citation)

A device and method for delivering an object within a patient, wherein the object is delivered in a preferred orientation relative to the delivery site of the patient. The delivery device has an alignment member that allows the object to be delivered intravascularly to the delivery site of the patie ...


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Gurtis Amplatz: Intravascular occlusion devices. AGA Medical Corporation, Thomas J Nikolai, Nikolai & Mersereau P A, January 27, 2004: US06682546 (226 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method of forming a medical device and medical devices which can be formed in accordance with the method. In one embodiment, the method includes the steps of a) providing a metal fabric formed of a plurality of strands formed of a metal which can be heat treated to s ...