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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 (500 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 (446 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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James E Leslie, Everett D Anderson: Ambulatory infusion pump having programmable parameters. Cardiac Pacemakers, Orrin M Haugen, Thomas J Nikolai, Douglas L Tschida, July 16, 1985: US04529401 (441 worldwide citation)

A portable infusion pump for controllably supplying a programmed volume of medicant to a patient. The apparatus generally comprises a small, portable container having a keyboard for programming the mode of operation and operating parameters, whereby a microprocessor controls the pump in the various ...


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Eugene Luksha: Glucose sensor. Cardiac Pacemakers, Orrin M Haugen, Thomas J Nikolai, July 14, 1987: US04679562 (324 worldwide citation)

A glucose sensor for electrically determining blood glucose concentration for in vivo and in vitro applications and comprising an iridium substrate with an oxidized surface, to which is bonded a first film of silanized gamma propyltriethoxysilane and a second film of glucose oxidase covalently bonde ...


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Rodney W Salo, Brian D Pederson: Dimension sensitive angioplasty catheter. Cardiac Pacemakers, Orrin M Haugen, Thomas J Nikolai, May 13, 1986: US04587975 (321 worldwide citation)

An improved dilation catheter for use in the conduct of transluminal angioplasty techniques whereby measurements may be taken to determine patency during the course of the procedure. The catheter comprises an elongated tubular member having an inelastic expander member proximate its distal end. The ...


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Robert A Van Tassel, Mark A Rydell, Gilmore T Schjeldahl: Catheter with soft deformable tip. Angiomedics Corporation, Orrin M Haugen, Thomas J Nikolai, Douglas L Tschida, July 30, 1985: US04531943 (298 worldwide citation)

A catheter for insertion in a body orifice or blood vessel comprising an elongated tubular body with a soft, symmetrically deformable member on the distal end thereof for decreasing the likelihood of injury to body tissue upon the insertion and removal thereof. In one embodiment, the tip member comp ...


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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 (295 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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Curtis H Miller, I Kaufman Arenberg, John H Altshuler: Fibrin glue delivery system. Micromedics, Orrin M Haugen, Thomas J Nikolai, Frederick W Niebuhr, October 17, 1989: US04874368 (290 worldwide citation)

An improved fibrin glue delivery system is disclosed. The delivery system is comprised of a pair of syringe tubes which can be actuated by plungers simultaneously or independently, a connecting member which holds the syringe tubes in parallel alignment and a unique needle assembly which ensures the ...


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Roger W Dahl, David W Mayer: Catheter assembly. Cardiac Pacemakers, Orrin M Haugen, Thomas J Nikolai, December 24, 1985: US04559951 (286 worldwide citation)

A catheter assembly designed for long term or short term implantation in an animal body comprising a flexible tube of a biocompatible polymeric material in which plural electrical conductors are helically wound at a predetermined pitch with the conductors being laterally offset from one another and ...


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Gilmore T Schjeldahl, B Sharma: Expandable occlusion apparatus. Angiomedics Corporation, Orrin M Haugen, Thomas J Nikolai, November 8, 1983: US04413989 (286 worldwide citation)

A catheter assembly or catheter attachment for use in treatment of coronary artery disease resulting from atheromatous lesions whereby stenotic lesions can be dilated without interruption to the blood supply distal to the stenotic lesion being treated, the catheter further allowing blood pressure di ...



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