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George M Acosta, James R Henderson, N Alan Abul Haj, Timothy L Ruchti, Stephen L Monfre, Thomas B Blank, Kevin H Hazen: Compact apparatus for noninvasive measurement of glucose through near-infrared spectroscopy. Sensys Medical, Michael A Glenn, Glenn Patent Group, November 7, 2006: US07133710 (325 worldwide citation)

The invention involves the monitoring of a biological parameter through a compact analyzer. The preferred apparatus is a spectrometer based system that is attached continuously or semi-continuously to a human subject and collects spectral measurements that are used to determine a biological paramete ...


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George M Acosta, Lance Kumm: Bipolar electrode with fluid channels for less invasive neurosurgery. Neuro Navigational L L C, December 23, 1997: US05700262 (246 worldwide citation)

A flexible bipolar electrode for neurosurgery includes an inner hypotube defining an irrigation passageway and a hollow outer electrode surrounding the hypotube, with the outer electrode and hypotube together establishing a bipolar electrode. An empty void is established between the electrodes to fa ...


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Donald Cohen, Derek J Daw, George F Kick, George M Acosta: Method for tubal electroligation. Endovascular, John L Rogitz, September 17, 1996: US05556396 (243 worldwide citation)

A minimally-invasive surgery apparatus for causing the lumen of a vein to collapse to prevent blood flow through the vein, e.g., a varicose vein or a side branch of the saphenous vein, includes an electrode which is electrically connected to a power source, and the electrode is percutaneously advanc ...


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Donald Cohen, Derek J Daw, George F Kick, George M Acosta: Apparatus and method for venous ligation. Endovascular, John L Rogitz, August 1, 1995: US05437664 (241 worldwide citation)

A minimally-invasive surgery apparatus for causing the lumen of a vein to collapse to prevent blood flow through the vein, e.g., a varicose vein or a side branch of the saphenous vein, includes an electrode which is electrically connected to a power source, and the electrode is percutaneously advanc ...


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Royice B Everett, George M Acosta, Hany M G Hussein: Medical device for irradiation of tissue. Trimedyne, Olson & Hierl, July 22, 1997: US05649924 (164 worldwide citation)

A medical device applies localized heat to a site in a patient's body by irradiation with light and by conduction. The device includes a radiant energy transmitting conduit, typically an optic fiber, that carries radiant energy, typically high intensity light such as laser, into a body cavity, typic ...


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Royice B Everett, George M Acosta, Hany M G Hussein: Medical device applying localized high intensity light and heat, particularly for destruction of the endometrium. Trimedyne Laser Systems, Olson & Hierl, January 10, 1995: US05380317 (104 worldwide citation)

A medical device applies localized heat to a site in a patient's body by irradiation with light and by conduction. The device includes a radiant energy transmitting conduit, typically an optic fiber, that carries radiant energy, typically high intensity light such as laser, into a body cavity, typic ...


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Jonathan J Rosen, George M Acosta, Christopher J Bowman: Heart valve with removable cusp protector band. Vascor, Wayne R Eberhardt, December 21, 1982: US04364126 (88 worldwide citation)

A plastic band is secured around the outside of a prosthetic heart valve adjacent the sewing cushion to protect the valve leaflet material against inadvertent needle punctures and tears while sutures are being placed through the sewing cushion. The band is held in place by a single retention suture ...


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Derek J Daw, George M Acosta, John R Brustad: Apparatus for in situ saphenous vein bypass and less-invasive varicose vein treatment. Endovascular, John L Rogitz, August 19, 1997: US05658282 (87 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for in situ saphenous vein bypass includes an operating catheter which includes an optical fiber and an electrode, and a control catheter which includes a valvulotome. The operating catheter and control catheter are locked together and advanced through an incision in the leg. The cathet ...


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Royice B Everett, George M Acosta, Hany M G Hussein: Medical device applying localized high intensity light and heat, particularly for destruction of the endometrium. Trimedyne Laser Systems, Dressler Goldsmith Shore Sutker & Milnamow, September 7, 1993: US05242437 (82 worldwide citation)

A medical device applies localized heat to a site in a patient's body by irradiation with light and by conduction. The device includes a radiant energy transmitting conduit, typically an optic fiber, that carries radiant energy, typically high intensity light such as laser, into a body cavity, typic ...


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George M Acosta, George F Kick: Implantable venous valve. BioMedical Research Associates, Fay Sharpe Fagan Minnich & McKee, October 25, 2005: US06958076 (79 worldwide citation)

A venous valve prosthesis includes a hollow conduit (40) defining a central passageway through which blood may flow. Opposing, pliable leaflet members (30) are located within the conduit and move back and forth between a first, open position, whereby blood may flow through the central passageway in ...