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Claire T Hovland, Jerome H Abrams, Paul J Robinson: Surgical Connections, Dicke Billig & Czaja P A, February 11, 2003: US06517566 (525 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of the invention provide a permanent implanted support for e.g. the urethral neck of the bladder, generally preventing urinary leakage caused by transmission of intra-abdominal pressure pulse waves. The support is implanted in a straightforward manner without the significant complexity a ...


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Claire T Hovland, Jerome H Abrams: Surgical Connections, Paterson Thuente & Skaar P A, November 21, 2000: US06149667 (328 worldwide citation)

Embodiment of the invention provide a permanent implanted support for e.g. the urethral neck of the bladder, substantially preventing urinary leakage caused by transmission of intra-abdonminal pressure pulse waves. The support is implanted in a straightforward manner without the significant complexi ...


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Jerome H Abrams, Claire T Hovland, Paul J Robinson: Surgical stabilizer devices and methods. Surgical Connections, Dicke Billig & Czaja PLLC, May 25, 2004: US06740098 (202 worldwide citation)

Surgical devices and methods achieve a desired configuration of one or more anatomical structures, e.g. by suction or inflation, and then optionally deploy a stabilizing or fastening agent or holding device, for example a helical staple, to stabilize the anatomical structure in the desired configura ...


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Jerome H Abrams, Claire T Hovland, Paul J Robinson: Resection and anastomosis devices and methods. Surgical Connections, Dicke Billig & Czaja PLLC, November 28, 2006: US07141055 (139 worldwide citation)

According to embodiments of the invention, an apparatus for moving a diseased portion of an anatomical structure with respect to a healthy portion of an anatomical structure includes a first vacuum section adapted to apply vacuum force to and hold the healthy portion, and a second vacuum section ada ...


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W Scott Andrus, Claude Tihon, Claire T Hovland, Charles S Desilets: Apparatus and method for transurethral focussed ultrasound therapy. American Medical Systems, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, April 20, 1999: US05895356 (127 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for the treatment of diseases of the prostate, including BPH and prostate cancer, utilizing transurethrally applied focussed ultrasound energy to produce hyperthermal and thermotherapeutic effects in diseased tissue are disclosed. A first preferred embodiment of the apparatus ...


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Jerome H Abrams, Claire T Hovland: Apparatus for measuring cardiac output. Applied Biometrics, Dorsey & Whitney, February 2, 1988: US04722347 (88 worldwide citation)

Blood flow in the aorta and pulmonary artery of a mammal, most typically a human, is measured volumetrically by a non-invasive, ultrasound apparatus. A piezoelectric ultrasound transducer mounted on a probe and inserted into the trachea in great proximity to the aorta or pulmonary artery by passage ...


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Jerome H Abrams, Claire T Hovland: Method for measuring cardiac output. Applied Biometrics, Dorsey & Whitney, June 9, 1987: US04671295 (67 worldwide citation)

Blood flow in the aorta and pulmonary artery of a mammal, most typically a human, is measured volumetrically by a non-invasive, ultrasound method and apparatus. The method comprises placing a piezoelectric ultrasound transducer in the trachea in great proximity to the aorta or pulmonary artery by pa ...


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Claire T Hovland, L Dean Knoll, Jerome H Abrams, Curtis E Olson: Devices and methods for monitoring female arousal. Urometrics, Dicke Billig & Czaja, January 2, 2001: US06169914 (56 worldwide citation)

Devices and methods according to embodiments of the invention measure physiological changes that occur in the female during sexual arousal. These include changes in clitoral, vaginal-artery, and/or vaginal-capillary blood flow, clitoral engorgement, and bioimpedance, to name a few. Feedback devices ...


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Claire T Hovland, Curtis E Olson, Jerome H Abrams, Paul J Robinson, Philip A Messina: NuGyn, Dicke Billig & Czaja PLLC, November 15, 2005: US06964643 (52 worldwide citation)

Therapeutic devices and methods according to embodiments of the invention alleviate e.g. urinary incontinence in female and male patients. Suction or vacuum, for example, is applied to the genital region, clitoris or clitoral region, the external urethral orifice, and/or other designated areas, e.g. ...


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Claire T Hovland, Roger Dixon, L Dean Knoll, Jerome H Abrams: UroMetrics, Patterson & Keough P A, January 18, 2000: US06015393 (28 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for monitoring the tumescent state of the penis of a patient includes a plurality of sensing elements to be placed in proximity to the penis for sensing penile impedance values. A processing device is operably coupled to the plurality of sensing elements, the processing device determini ...