Michael D Hooven: Endoscopic surgical system with sensing means. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, January 24, 1995: US05383880 (885 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic surgical system which includes an instrument for carrying out a step in the procedure. The instrument is power operated and the system includes sensing means to control the operation of the instrument.

Jawahar M Desai, Htay L Nyo: Device and method for multi-phase radio-frequency ablation. Jawahar M Desai, Majestic Parsons Siebert & Hsue, January 24, 1995: US05383917 (834 worldwide citation)

Multi-phase RF ablation employing a two-dimensional or three-dimensional electrode array produces a multitude of currents paths on the surface of the ablation zone. This results in a uniform lesion with a size defined by the span of the electrode array. An orthogonal electrode catheter array suitabl ...

Paul C Nardella: Fluid cooled electrosurgical probe for cutting and cauterizing tissue. American Cardiac Ablation Co, Lahive & Cockfield, January 24, 1995: US05383876 (641 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical probe is disclosed which provides the ability to both cut and cauterize tissue. The probe includes at least one cauterization electrode mounted upon a distal portion of the electrode and adapted to deliver electrosurgical energy to tissue. Further, a central lumen is disposed with ...

Jerome Jackson, Roger A Stern: Systems for identifying catheters and monitoring their use. EP Technologies, Ryan Kees & Hohenfeldt, January 24, 1995: US05383874 (633 worldwide citation)

A catheter carries a functional component, like an ablating electrode, having a predetermined operating characteristic. The catheter also electronically retains an identification code that uniquely identifies the predetermined operating characteristic. The catheter is capable of transmitting the ide ...

Boris Zvenyatsky, Ernest Aranyi, H Jonathan Tovey: Articulating endoscopic surgical apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, January 24, 1995: US05383888 (550 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument is provided for use in endoscopic or laparoscopic surgery. The instrument includes a handle portion and an endoscopic portion. The endoscopic portion has an elongated tubular section having opposed proximal and distal ends, the proximal end of which extends from the handle port ...

Alain Cardon, Yvon Kerdiles, Michel Boliveau, Denis Ansel, Jean Debuigne: Stent for transluminal implantation. Meadox France, Bucknam and Archer, January 24, 1995: US05383892 (530 worldwide citation)

A stent consisting of the alternate juxtaposition of axially rigid cylindrical parts and at least one axially flexible cylindrical part. The stent comprises two axially rigid cylindrical parts at its two ends, the axially rigid cylindrical parts being adapted to expand radially in plastic manner and ...

Ellen M Golds, Steven Howansky: Suture loop locking device. United States Surgical Corporation, January 24, 1995: US05383905 (485 worldwide citation)

A device for securing a suture loop about bodily tissue includes a bead member having a longitudinal bore and an anchor member adapted to be slidably inserted within the bore of the bead member. The anchor member includes at least two axial compressible sections which define a passageway to receive ...

Richard D Bucholz: System for indicating the position of a surgical probe within a head on an image of the head. St Louis University, Senniger Powers Leavitt & Roedel, January 24, 1995: US05383454 (452 worldwide citation)

A system for indicating a position of a tip of a probe which is positioned within an object on cross-sectional, scanned images of the object. The object includes reference points and the images of the object include reference images corresponding to the reference points. An array for receiving radia ...

Narushi Ito: Biosensor with a data memory. NEC Corporation, Laff Whitesel Conte & Saret, January 24, 1995: US05384028 (442 worldwide citation)

A biosensor is provided with a memory for storing data including a data and a time of fabricating the biosensor, a lot number of the biosensor, an effective period of the biosensor, the biosensor characteristics, and administrative data of the biosensor. The memory may store additional data such as ...

Guy Nadal: Device for selectively forming a temporary blood filter. Celsa LG, Pollock Vande Sande & Priddy, January 24, 1995: US05383887 (407 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a device which can be implanted inside a vessel to form a blood filter there. The device comprises a structure (7) disposed along the axis (3) of a surface of revolution, radially to which axis the structure can be expanded or compressed such that, in its expanded position, ...