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Steven P Buysse, Bret S Felton, David N Heard, David Keppel, Ronald J Podhajsky, Dale F Schmaltz, Robert H Wham, Edward C Meagher, Kate R Lawes, David A Schechter, Chelsea Shields, Philip M Tetzlaff: Method and system for controlling output of RF medical generator. Sherwood Services, November 21, 2006: US07137980 (480 worldwide citation)

A closed-loop control system has a user interface for allowing a user to select at least one pre-surgical parameter. The system also has a sensor module for continually sensing at least one of electrical and physical properties proximate a surgical site and generating at least one signal and a contr ...


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Dale F Schmaltz, Larry Walter, Thomas Holman, Gary Kostur: Temporary stent and methods for use and manufacture. SCIMED Lifesystems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus, September 12, 1995: US05449372 (433 worldwide citation)

A temporary stent for supporting a region of a vessel in a body comprising a composite stent portion and an actuator portion and methods for the use and manufacture thereof. The composite stent portion is comprised of an elongate perfusable vessel supporting portion adapted to be configurable betwee ...


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Robert C Platt Jr, Dale F Schmaltz, Steve Buysee: Plasma enhanced bipolar electrosurgical system. Valleylab, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Aaron Passman, September 23, 1997: US05669907 (407 worldwide citation)

A surgical system has a multiple electrode electrosurgical capability in combination with a gas plasma capability for delivery of electrosurgical energy to the tissue or bodily fluids of a patient. The system includes a holder, a source of electrical energy, electrodes connected to the source of ele ...


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Lloyd Willard, Dale F Schmaltz: Temporary stent and methods for use and manufacture. Scimed Life Systems, Willian Brinks Olds Hofer Gilson & Lione, June 29, 1993: US05222971 (378 worldwide citation)

A temporary stent for supporting a region of a vessel in a body comprising a stent portion and an actuator portion and methods for the use and manufacture thereof. The stent portion is comprised of an elongate perfusable vessel supporting portion adapted to be configurable between a reduced size for ...


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Philip M Tetzlaff, Steven P Buysse, Kate R Dawes, Dale F Schmaltz, Randel A Frazier, Michael J Lands, Steven W Lukianow: Open vessel sealing forceps with disposable electrodes. Sherwood Services, January 28, 2003: US06511480 (319 worldwide citation)

A removable electrode assembly for use in combination with a forceps having opposing end effectors and a handle for effecting movement of the end effectors relative to one another. The electrode assembly includes a housing which is removably engageable with the forceps and a pair of electrodes which ...


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Michael J Lands, James J Podracky, Thomas P Ryan, Dale F Schmaltz: Method and apparatus for a valve and irrigator. Valleylab, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Aaron Passman, April 14, 1998: US05738648 (238 worldwide citation)

A valve and irrigator used with a suction tube has an elongate funnel with an axis through an enlarged entrance and an opposed extended exit duct of a flexible elastomer. A flow passage through the elongate funnel connects the entrance to the exit permitting fluid communication. A web across and nea ...


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Steven P Buysse, Dale F Schmaltz, Gary M Couture, Lap P Nguyen, Kristin D Johnson: Bipolar electrosurgical instrument for sealing vessels. Sherwood Services, April 27, 2004: US06726686 (228 worldwide citation)

A bipolar electrosurgical instrument has opposable seal surfaces on its jaws for grasping and sealing vessels and vascular tissue. Inner and outer instrument members allow arcuate motion of the seal surfaces. An open lockbox provides a pivot with lateral support to maintain alignment of the lateral ...


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Steven P Buysse, Dale F Schmaltz, Gary M Couture, Lap P Nguyen, Kristin D Johnson: Bipolar electrosurgical instrument for sealing vessels. Sherwood Services, July 10, 2007: US07241296 (206 worldwide citation)

A bipolar electrosurgical instrument has opposable seal surfaces on its jaws for grasping and sealing vessels and vascular tissue. Inner and outer instrument members allow arcuate motion of the seal surfaces. An open lockbox provides a pivot with lateral support to maintain alignment of the lateral ...


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Lixiao Wang, Martin R Willard, Thomas T Tran, Roger Hastings, Dale F Schmaltz, Thomas J Holman: Temporary stent. Scimed Lifesystems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus, August 15, 1995: US05441516 (175 worldwide citation)

Apparatus including a spiral coil body as a stent for temporarily supporting a body vessel internally, the spiral coil body being adjustable in diameter by relative rotation of at least one of the ends of the body from a proximal location.


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Steven P Buysse, Kate R Lawes, Dale F Schmaltz, Michael J Lands, S Wade Lukianow, Kristin D Johnson, Gary M Couture, Lap P Nguyen: Laparoscopic bipolar electrosurgical instrument. Sherwood Services, May 27, 2008: US07377920 (135 worldwide citation)

A laparoscopic bipolar electrosurgical instrument for sealing tissue includes a handle having an elongated tube affixed thereto. The tube includes first and second jaw members having electrically conductive sealing surfaces attached to a distal end thereof which are movable from a first position for ...