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James H Johnston, George D Hermann, Tanya A Atagi: Heatable dilation catheter. Thomas J Fogarty, Limbach Limbach & Sutton, December 1, 1987: US04709698 (606 worldwide citation)

A heatable dilation catheter includes an elongated flexible catheter which has an inflatable balloon attached to its distal end. The balloon has a heating element attached to it. A lumen provides a passageway which allows fluid to be introduced to inflate the balloon so that the heating element is i ...


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Michael R Treat, Fred H Co, George D Hermann, Thomas A Howell, Theodore R Kucklick, Michelle Y Monfort, Kenneth H Mollenauer: Electrothermal instrument for sealing and joining or cutting tissue. The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, William H Dippert, Reed Smith, September 30, 2003: US06626901 (384 worldwide citation)

An instrument and method are provided for sealing and joining or hemostatically dividing tissue, which is particularly suitable for laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery. The instrument makes use of the controlled application of a combination of heat and pressure to seal adjacent tissues, to join adja ...


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Michael R Treat, Fred H Co, George D Hermann, Thomas A Howell, Theodore R Kucklick, Michelle Y Monfort, Kenneth H Mollenauer: Electrothermal instrument for sealing and joining or cutting tissue. The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, William H Dippert, Reed Smith, March 1, 2005: US06860880 (329 worldwide citation)

An instrument and method are provided for sealing and joining or hemostatically dividing tissue, which is particularly suitable for laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery. The instrument makes use of the controlled application of a combination of heat and pressure to seal adjacent tissues, to join adja ...


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George D Hermann, Christopher Eric Thayer: Screw-type skin seal with inflatable membrane. General Surgical Innovations, Lyon & Lyon, February 16, 1999: US05871474 (288 worldwide citation)

A skin seal or trocar stabilizer with an inflatable membrane disposed inside, whereby medical instruments may be passed through the skin seal into a endoscopic work space while the inflatable membrane is inflated, thereby allowing the use of normal short conventional open surgery instruments during ...


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Thomas J Fogarty, George D Hermann, Joshua S Whittemore, Thomas A Howell: Vascular clamps and surgical retractors with directional filaments for tissue engagement. Novare Surgical Systems, Morrison & Foerster, October 8, 2002: US06461368 (257 worldwide citation)

Surgical clamps, tissue retractors and surgical stabilizers are disclosed having gripping surfaces from which extend resilient filaments. The distal ends of some of the resilient filaments abut against engaged vessels, tissues or organs to restrict movement of the vessels, tissue or organs relative ...


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Roger A de la Torre, James Stephen Scott, George D Hermann, Thomas A Howell, James E Jervis, Kenneth H Mollenauer, Roderick A Young: Laparoscopic access port for surgical instruments or the hand. General Surgical Innovations, Howell & Haferkamp L C, August 5, 1997: US05653705 (245 worldwide citation)

A flexible, fluid-tight envelope provides access for a hand and surgical instruments through a body tissue incision while maintaining insufflation pressure or a pneumoperitoneum within the body. The envelope is transparent and has an interior volume with opposite proximal and distal ends. A first op ...


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George D Hermann, Cristopher E Thayer: Screw-type skin seal with inflatable membrane. General Surgical Innovations, Lyon & Lyon, June 3, 1997: US05634911 (245 worldwide citation)

A skin seal or trocar stabilizer with an inflatable membrane disposed inside, whereby medical instruments may be passed through the skin seal into a endoscopic work space while the inflatable membrane is inflated, thereby allowing the use of normal short conventional open surgery instruments during ...


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Thomas J Fogarty, David B Willis, Thomas A Howell, George D Hermann, Peter M Wilson, M Elizabeth Bush: Device for accurately marking tissue. Thomas J Fogarty, Morrison & Foerster, June 18, 2002: US06405733 (232 worldwide citation)

This invention is an improved tissue localizing device for fixedly yet removably marking a volume of tissue containing a suspect region for excision without penetrating that volume. This invention also encompasses methods for deployment of the localizing device and its excision along with the marked ...


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Roger de la Torre, J Stephen Scott, Thomas A Howell, George D Hermann, David Shields, Robert T Chang, Neil Holmgren, David Willis: Method and device for use in minimally invasive placement of space-occupying intragastric devices. Satiety, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, April 25, 2006: US07033373 (222 worldwide citation)

A space occupying device for deployment within a patient's stomach and methods of deploying and removing the device. The device includes an expandable member and fasteners, such as sutures, that extend to least partially through the patient's stomach wall, and that anchor the device with the patient ...


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Roger A de la Torre, James Stephen Scott, George D Hermann, Thomas A Howell, James E Jervis, Kenneth H Mollenauer, Roderick A Young: Laparascopic access port for surgical instruments or the hand. General Surgical Innovations, Fish & Richardson P C, February 15, 2000: US06024736 (211 worldwide citation)

A flexible, fluid-tight envelope provides access for a hand and surgical instruments through a body tissue incision while maintaining insufflation pressure or a pneumoperitoneum within the body. The envelope is transparent and has an interior volume with opposite proximal and distal ends. A first op ...