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Fred E Silverstein, Eric A Opie: Protective endoscope sheath and method of installing same. Opielab, Seed and Berry, March 3, 1987: US04646722 (710 worldwide citation)

An endoscope sheath having a flexible tube surrounding the elongated core of an endoscope. The flexible tube has a transparent window near its distal end positioned in front of the viewing window of the endoscope. Channels for taking biopsies, injecting air or injecting water to wash the window of t ...


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Fred E Silverstein, Eric A Opie deceased: Endoscope with potential channels and method of using the same. Opielab, Seed and Berry, June 25, 1991: US05025778 (383 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for providing an endoscope with a plurality of potential channels is disclosed. A tubing having a radially flexible wall is positioned adjacent the endoscope insertion tube. The tubing is collapsed prior to inserting the insertion tube into the patient's body. After the inser ...


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Richard S Stack, Richard A Glenn, Trevor J Moody, Fred E Silverstein, Nathan Every, William S Eubanks Jr: Satiation devices and methods. Stallman & Pollock, January 13, 2004: US06675809 (332 worldwide citation)

A device for inducing weight loss in a patient includes a tubular prosthesis self-expandable from a collapsed position in which the prosthesis has a first diameter to an expanded position in which the prosthesis has a second, larger, diameter. In a method for inducing weight loss, the prosthesis is ...


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Robert N Golden, Fred E Silverstein: Apparatus and method for locating a medical tube in the body of a patient. University of Washington, Seed and Berry, June 20, 1995: US05425382 (255 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed an apparatus and method for locating a medical tube within the body of a patient. The medical tube is located by a detection apparatus which senses the static magnetic field strength gradient generated by a magnet associated with the medical tube and indicates the value of the gra ...


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Robert N Golden, Fred E Silverstein: Apparatus and method for locating a medical tube in the body of a patient. University of Washington, Seed and Berry, April 22, 1997: US05622169 (236 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed an apparatus and method for locating a medical tube within the body of a patient. The medical tube is located by a detection apparatus which senses the static magnetic field strength gradient generated by a magnet associated with the medical tube and indicates the value of the gra ...


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Richard S Stack, Fred E Silverstein, Nathan Every, William L Athas, Michael S Williams, Richard A Glenn, John Lunsford, Dan Balbierz: Method and apparatus for modifying the exit orifice of a satiation pouch. Synecor, Stallman & Pollock, December 12, 2006: US07146984 (200 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic device is described that is positionable within the gastro-esophageal junction region of a patient. The prosthetic device includes a proximal opening and a distal orifice that is adjustable in size prior to and/or following implantation. During use, the prosthetic device is attached to ...


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Fred E Silverstein, Eric A Opie deceased, David R Kreft, Bandula Wijay: Antiglare tip in a sheath for an endoscope. Vision Sciences, Seed and Berry, March 16, 1993: US05193525 (195 worldwide citation)

An antiglare tip for the sheath of an endoscope to prevent glare in an image viewer is disclosed. The antiglare tip includes an interfitting region with the endoscope to ensure that all light entering the image viewer is reflected from objects external to the endoscope. An opaque projection extends ...


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Fred E Silverstein, Roy W Martin, David A Gilbert: Method for endoscopic blood flow detection by the use of ultrasonic energy. Washington Research Foundation, Christensen O Connor Johnson & Kindness, April 15, 1986: US04582067 (187 worldwide citation)

Various forms of a catheter that is sized to pass through the biopsy channel of an endoscope include an elongated catheter tube of flexible material and an ultrasonic probe carried by the catheter tube adjacent its tip. The forms include: a papillotome catheter (FIGS. 1 and 3); catheters for general ...


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Eric A Opie, Fred E Silverstein: Endoscope for use with a disposable sheath. OpieLab, Seed and Berry, September 26, 1989: US04869238 (168 worldwide citation)

An endoscope specially adapted for use with a disposable sheath having an outer casing and one or more internal channels. The endoscope includes a tip portion connected to a control handle through a flexible insertion tube. The insertion tube is formed by a braided wire tube covered by a flexible wa ...


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Fred E Silverstein, Robert N Golden, Christopher P Somogyi: Tracheal tube and methods related thereto. Lucent Medical Systems, Seed and Berry, July 7, 1998: US05775322 (167 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed a tracheal tube for insertion into the trachea of a patient. The tracheal tube includes a tube portion having a distal end, and a signal source associated with the tube portion at a predefined distance from its distal end. The tracheal tube is inserted into the trachea such that t ...