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Alan Broadwin, Charles Vassallo, Joseph N Logan, Robert W Hornlein: Method and apparatus for providing enhanced tissue fragmentation and/or hemostasis. Cavitron, Vorys Sater Seymour & Pease, June 5, 1990: US04931047 (721 worldwide citation)

An apparatus having a vibratable tip for ultrasonically disintegrating tissue in a surgical procedure and for aspirating the disintegrated tissue and fluids away from the surgical site through an opening in the tip. A connection to an electrosurgical unit provides for delivery of RF cutting current, ...


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Charles Vassallo: Implant for tongue. Restore Medical, Merchant & Gould P C, March 4, 2008: US07337781 (54 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for treating a condition of a patient's airway includes identifying a patient with obstructive sleep apnea and identifying a muscle of a tongue of the patient. A first brace is implanted within the tongue at a first implant location near the top of the tongue. A second brace i ...


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Charles Vassallo, Susan L Critzer: Nasal valve treatment method and apparatus. Medtronic Xomed, Merchant & Gould P C, May 24, 2011: US07947076 (14 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for treating a nasal valve condition including surgically forming an access path to create a pocket on a side of the patient's nose. The pocket is positioned between a soft tissue layer and opposing surfaces of upper and lower cartilages of the nose. The pocket spans a junctio ...


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Charles Vassallo, Susan L Critzer: Nasal valve treatment method and apparatus. Medtronic Xomed, Merchant & Gould P C, May 21, 2013: US08444691 (1 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for treating a nasal valve condition including surgically forming an access path to create a pocket on a side of the patient's nose. The pocket is positioned between a soft tissue layer and opposing surfaces of upper and lower cartilages of the nose. The pocket spans a junctio ...


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Charles Vassallo, Susan L Critzer: Nasal valve treatment method and apparatus. Medtronic Xomed, Merchant & Gould P C, August 14, 2012: US08241356 (1 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for treating a nasal valve condition including surgically forming an access path to create a pocket on a side of the patient's nose. The pocket is positioned between a soft tissue layer and opposing surfaces of upper and lower cartilages of the nose. The pocket spans a junctio ...


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Charles Vassallo, Jean Claude Simon: Laser diode optical amplifier. French State represented by the Minister of Post Telecommunications and Space, Larson and Taylor, February 11, 1992: US05088100 (1 worldwide citation)

A non-resonating laser diode optical amplifier comprises a strip of optically active material forming an amplifying optical guide, covered with a confinement sheath and defined by antireflection coating layers. The strip has end portions whose thickness is lesser than that of a central portion and i ...


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Charles Vassallo, Susan L Critzer: Nasal valve treatment method and apparatus. MEDTRONIC XOMED, June 7, 2016: US09358104

A method and apparatus for treating a nasal valve condition including surgically forming an access path to create a pocket on a side of the patient's nose. The pocket is positioned between a soft tissue layer and opposing surfaces of upper and lower cartilages of the nose. The pocket spans a junctio ...


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Charles Vassallo, Richard P Dickerson: Electrosurgical cord and adapter assemblies. American Cyanamid Company, Charles F Costello, Ari M Bai, December 12, 1995: US05474469

An electrosurgical cord adapter assembly designed for use in conjunction with an electrosurgerical device includes an electrically connecting portion for receiving and electrically connecting an electrical pin of the electrosurgical device and an electrical cord, and an insulating boot with two oppo ...


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Charles Vassallo: Tissue incision tool. Restore Medical, Merchant & Gould PC, October 19, 2006: US20060235380-A1

An apparatus for treating a condition of a patient's airway includes a tissue isolation member for isolating a target tissue to be incised. The tissue isolation member has a bottom surface for placement against a tissue of a patient. The bottom surface at least partially surrounds an opening sized t ...


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Charles Vassallo: Implant for tongue. Restore Medical, Merchant & Gould PC, October 19, 2006: US20060235264-A1

A method and apparatus for treating a condition of a patient's airway includes identifying a patient with obstructive sleep apnea and identifying a muscle of a tongue of the patient. A first brace is implanted within the tongue at a first implant location near the top of the tongue. A second brace i ...