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David C Auth: Non-sticking electrocautery system and forceps. Seed and Berry, January 8, 1985: US04492231 (572 worldwide citation)

A non-sticking electrocautery system having bipolar electrocautery forceps connected to an RF signal generator. The forceps includes a pair of electrically conductive arms movable toward and away from each other. The arms terminate in respective jaws which are adapted to grasp tissue to be cauterize ...


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David C Auth, Eric A Opie, Dale M Lawrence: Multipolar electrosurgical device and method. American Hospital Supply Corporation, Perman & Green, August 6, 1985: US04532924 (522 worldwide citation)

A multipolar electrosurgical device is described for use in neurosurgery or through the channel of an endoscope or other precision surgery procedures. The device is formed with an insulative probe body, which, in the described embodiment, is sized to pass through a channel of an endoscope to enable ...


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David C Auth: Method and apparatus for removal of enclosed abnormal deposits. Seed and Berry, May 1, 1984: US04445509 (447 worldwide citation)

A device for safe removal of abnormal deposits, primarily in the human body, where differential cutting properties provide for fracture of hard matter while safely preserving soft tissue. The device includes a rotating cutting tool having spirally shaped cutting flutes having hardness-differential c ...


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Thomas J Clement, David C Auth, Maurice Buchbinder: Therapeutic device for treating vien graft lesions. Boston Scientific Corporation, Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P C, October 28, 1997: US05681336 (223 worldwide citation)

A rotational ablation device for use in medical applications which are designed to reduce lesions, particularly vein-graft lesions, within blood vessels, the device includes a distal balloon located at the end of a guide wire, a proximal balloon having a cuff surrounding a guide catheter, an inflati ...


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David C Auth: Transluminal microdissection device. Heart Technology, Kane Dalsimer Sullivan Kurucz Levy Eisele and Richard, February 5, 1991: US04990134 (194 worldwide citation)

An abrasive tipped rotating cutting tool for use in removing abnormal deposits within a patient's vessels is described. The tip is preferably covered with a material such as diamond grit, and rotated at high speed to pulverize any abnormal deposits contained within the vessel.


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Csaba Truckai, David C Auth: Moisture transport system for contact electrocoagulation. Novacept, Limbach & Limbach L, June 23, 1998: US05769880 (191 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for use in performing ablation of organs and other tissue includes an electrode carrying member which is substantially absorbent and/or permeable to moisture. The electrode carrying member is mounted to the distal end of an elongate shaft, and an array of electrodes is mounte ...


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David C Auth: Transluminal thrombectomy apparatus. E R Squibb & Sons, Lawrence S Levinson, Sanford J Asman, March 3, 1987: US04646736 (191 worldwide citation)

The invention is an apparatus for breaking up a thrombus by introducing a rotating drive shaft into the thrombus whereby the fibrin of the thrombus will be withdrawn from the thrombus onto the rotating drive shaft, thereby breaking up the network of the thrombus which prevents blood flow. The appara ...


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David C Auth, Dale M Lawrence, Tim R Majoch: Fast pulse thermal cautery probe. Regents of the University of Washington, Seed and Berry, April 15, 1986: US04582057 (179 worldwide citation)

A miniaturized, endoscopically deliverable thermal cautery probe for cauterizing internal vessels. The probe is applied to tissues cold, and a large number of electric heating pulses of equal energy are then applied to an internal heating element in the probe. The probe has an internal heating eleme ...


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David C Auth, Thomas J Clement, Lucas S Gordon: Transluminal thrombectomy apparatus. Boston Scientific Corporation Northwest Technology Center, Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P C, December 9, 1997: US05695507 (172 worldwide citation)

The invention is an apparatus for breaking up a thrombus by introducing a tating core wire into the thrombus whereby the fibrin of the thrombus will be withdrawn from the thrombus into the rotating core wire, thereby breaking up the network of the thrombus which prevents blood flow. The apparatus in ...


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Edward I Wulfman, Thomas J Clement, Craig E Lawson, David C Auth: Intralumenal material removal systems and methods. Pathway Medical Technologies, Ann W Speckman, Janet Sleath, Lisa N Benado, November 16, 2004: US06818001 (159 worldwide citation)

The intralumenal material removal system includes a cutter assembly positionable in the lumen of a mammalian subject and operably connected to system controls. The cutter assembly is axially advanceable by translating the drive shaft and rotatable by rotating the drive shaft. One cutter assembly com ...



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