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Kenneth H Mollenauer: Combined dissecting, cauterizing, and stapling device. Starion Instruments Corporation, K David Crockett Esq, Crockett & Crockett, August 5, 2003: US06602252 (887 worldwide citation)

A medical device for simultaneously cutting tissue with a heating element, cauterizing the tissue with heating elements, and stapling the tissue together.


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Martin O Sullivan, Lawrence W Brendlen Jr, Donald Q Dong, Jeffrey M Moser, Kenneth H Mollenauer, Kenneth C Kitlas, William J Kaspari: Arterial sensor. Vital Insite, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, February 27, 1996: US05494043 (500 worldwide citation)

A sensor that utilizes strips of piezoelectric material to noninvasively measure the surface force/displacement resulting from a blood pressure wave traveling through an artery and transmitted through the arterial wall and overlying tissue, while canceling noise artifact signals is disclosed. Piezoe ...


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Kenneth H Mollenauer: Combined dissecting, cauterizing, and stapling device. Starion Instruments Corporation, K David Crockett Esq, Crockett & Crockett, November 23, 2004: US06821273 (498 worldwide citation)

A medical device for simultaneously cutting tissue with a heating element, cauterizing the tissue with sealing elements, and stapling the tissue together. The heating elements comprise bipolar RF electrodes.


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Kenneth H Mollenauer: Combined dissecting, cauterizing, and stapling device. Starion Instruments Corporation, K David Crockett Esq, Crockett & Crockett, July 8, 2008: US07396356 (408 worldwide citation)

A medical device for simultaneously cutting tissue with a heating element, cauterizing the tissue with sealing elements, and stapling the tissue together. The heating elements comprise bipolar RF electrodes.


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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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Timothy J Ryan, Thomas J Fogarty, Kenneth H Mollenauer: Internal graft prosthesis and delivery system. Thomas J Fogarty, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, November 7, 1995: US05464449 (279 worldwide citation)

A resilient tubular graft is delivered into place within a body passage by elongating the graft to reduce its diameter and then directing the graft to the desired position while in the elongated condition. The graft is carried into position by a pair of elongate members mounted for longitudinal move ...


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Kenneth H Mollenauer, Michelle Y Monfort: Skin seal with inflatable membrane. General Surgical Innovations, Lyon & Lyon, June 3, 1997: US05634937 (267 worldwide citation)

A skin seal or trocar stabilizer with an inflatable balloon in the shape of a dumbbell, where the balloon may be stored within a cannula for easy placement in an incision and inflated to deploy the balloon inside the body, and a portion of the balloon expands inside the cannula, whereby medical inst ...


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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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Kenneth H Mollenauer, Michelle Y Monfort: Surgical instrument for placing suture or fasteners. General Surgical Innovations, Howell & Haferkamp L C, October 8, 1996: US05562685 (239 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for use in placing suture or fasteners in tissue at a remote location such as a laproscopic surgery is comprised of an elongated handle having a coiled projection at its distal end. The coiled projection is employed in penetrating and positioning a length of suture or fastener ...