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Liming Lau, Arnold M Escano, Jerry Jarrard, Sam Ho, Ryan C Abbott, Arthur M Lin, Jesse McQuiston, Peter L Callas, Geoffrey H Willis, Michael C Stewart, Kimberly D Barkman, Joseph N Lamberti, Kenny L Dang: Tissue welding and cutting apparatus and method. Maquet Cardiovascular, Vista IP Law Group, April 5, 2011: US07918848 (262 worldwide citation)

A surgical apparatus and methods for severing and welding tissue, in particular blood vessels, include a pair of relatively movable jaws at a distal end of an elongated shaft. A first heating element on one of the jaws is adapted to heat up to a first temperature and form a welded region within the ...


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Laszlo Littmann, Liming Lau, Omar Amirana: High resolution intravascular signal detection. Cardima, Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe, September 28, 1999: US05957842 (133 worldwide citation)

A system for detecting electrical activity within a patient's heart comprising an elongated intravascular device, such as a catheter or guidewire, having a plurality of sensing electrodes on a distal section of the elongated device to detect electrical activity from within a blood vessel of the pati ...


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Liming Lau, Arnold M Escano, Jerry Jarrard, Samuel Ho, Ryan C Abbott, Arthur M Lin, Jesse McQuiston, Kelly L Dang: Tissue welding and cutting apparatus and method. Maquet Cardiovascular, Vista IP Law Group, June 12, 2012: US08197472 (77 worldwide citation)

A surgical apparatus and methods for severing and welding tissue, in particular blood vessels. The apparatus includes an elongated shaft having a pair of relatively movable jaws at a distal end thereof. A first heating element on one of the jaws is adapted to heat up to a first temperature and form ...


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Liming Lau, John P Lunsford: Organ manipulator apparatus. MAQUET Cardiovascular, Law Office of Alan W Cannon, January 20, 2009: US07479104 (46 worldwide citation)

Organ manipulation devices for atraumatically grasping the surface of an organ and repositioning the organ to allow access to a location on the organ that would otherwise be substantially inaccessible. Methods of accessing a beating heart, retracting the heart using an organ manipulation apparatus, ...


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Laszlo Littmann, Liming Lau, Omar Amirana: High resolution intravascular signal detection. CaRDiMa, Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe, December 23, 1997: US05699796 (39 worldwide citation)

A system for detecting electrical activity within a patient's heart comprising an elongated intravascular device, such as a catheter or guidewire, having a plurality of sensing electrodes on a distal section of the elongated device to detect electrical activity from within a blood vessel of the pati ...


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Laszlo Littmann, Liming Lau, Omar Amirana: High resolution intravascular signal detection. Cardima, Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe, July 8, 1997: US05645064 (34 worldwide citation)

A system for detecting electrical activity within a patient's heart comprising an elongated intravascular device, such as a catheter or guidewire, having a plurality of sensing electrodes on a distal section of the elongated device to detect electrical activity from within a blood vessel of the pati ...


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Laszlo Littmann, Liming Lau, Omar Amirana: High resolution intravascular signal detection. Cardima, Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe, January 27, 1998: US05711298 (26 worldwide citation)

A system for detecting electrical activity within a patient's heart comprising an elongated intravascular device, such as a catheter or guidewire, having a plurality of sensing electrodes on a distal section of the elongated device to detect electrical activity from within a blood vessel of the pati ...


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Michael C Stewart, Liming Lau, Michael Wei, John P Lunsford, Albert K Chin, Peter Tachi Callas, Benjamin Sherman: Vessel harvesting apparatus and method. Maquet Cardiovascular, Fenwick & West, February 3, 2009: US07485092 (24 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and method for harvesting selected vessels in the body of a patient include manual manipulation of a rigid dissecting endoscope and the reconfiguration thereof to facilitate tissue dissection and tissue dilation in the formation of an anatomical space about the vessel within which side-bra ...


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Tenny Chang, Charles Gresl, Harry Ino, Liming Lau, John P Lunsford, Michael Wei: Surgical apparatus. Origin Medsystems, Fenwick & West, October 29, 2002: US06471638 (23 worldwide citation)

An assembly of cannula and endoscope and dissection tip facilitate surgical procedures at remote surgical site in tissue of a patient. Relative rotation of the cannula about the endoscope from clamped rotational fixation of the cannula and endoscope is made possible by flexing a resilient clamping s ...


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Peter Tachi Callas, Pierluca Lombardi, Michael C Stewart, Liming Lau, Mark S Juravic, Evan Anderson, Joe Lamberti, Albert K Chin, Tammy Wang: Epicardial clip. Maquet Cardiovascular, Law Office of Alan W Cannon, February 11, 2014: US08647254 (17 worldwide citation)

An epicardial clip for reshaping the annulus of the mitral valve of a heart. The epicardial clip includes a curved member having an anterior segment configured to be positioned in the transverse sinus of the heart, a posterior segment configured to be positioned on the posterior side of the heart, s ...