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Michael D Hooven, Joseph C Hueil: Endoscopic instrument having a torsionally stiff drive shaft for applying fasteners to tissue. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, Robert L Minier, July 18, 1995: US05433721 (919 worldwide citation)

A drive mechanism for an endoscopic surgical instrument which has a rotatable drive shaft and a mechanism for translating the rotational force of the shaft for applying fasteners to tissue during endoscopic surgery.


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Michael D Hooven: Endoscopic surgical system with sensing means. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, January 24, 1995: US05383880 (885 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic surgical system which includes an instrument for carrying out a step in the procedure. The instrument is power operated and the system includes sensing means to control the operation of the instrument.


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Michael D Hooven: Endoscopic surgical system with sensing means. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, May 21, 1996: US05518164 (696 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic surgical system which includes an instrument for carrying out a step in the procedure. The instrument is power operated and the system includes sensing elements to control the operation of the instrument.


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Michael D Hooven: Endoscopic surgical system with sensing means. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, May 21, 1996: US05518163 (659 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic surgical system which includes an instrument for carrying out a step in the procedure. The instrument is power operated and the system includes sensing elements to control the operation of the instrument.


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Michael D Hooven, Theodore A Richardson: Combination monopolar-bipolar electrosurgical instrument system, instrument and cable. Enable Medical Corporation, Cook Alex McFarron Manzo Cummings & Mehler, September 5, 2000: US06113596 (457 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument system including an RF energy source that has two bipolar terminals of opposite polarity and two monopolar terminals, one being active and the other being passive. Switches are provided for selectively energizing the bipolar terminals and the monopolar terminals. The sy ...


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Donald M Cohen, James E Barcel, Michael D Hooven: Implantable blood oxygen sensor and method of use. Siemens Pacesetter, Bryant R Gold, Leslie S Miller, March 28, 1989: US04815469 (404 worldwide citation)

An implantable medical sensor (42) determines the oxygen content of blood. The sensor includes a miniaturized hybrid circuit (130) that includes light-emitting diode means (32), phototransistor means (34, 36), and a substrate (110) to which the light-emitting diode means and phototransistor means ar ...


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Michael D Hooven: Bipolar tissue grasping apparatus and tissue welding method. Enable Medical Corporation, Cook Alex McFarron Manzo Cummings & Mehler, July 11, 2000: US06086586 (390 worldwide citation)

A bipolar electrosurgical instrument having a pair of relatively moveable jaws, each of which includes a tissue contacting surface. The tissue contacting surfaces of the jaws are in face-to-face relation with one another, and adjacent each of the tissue contacting surfaces are first and second space ...


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Theodore A Richardson, Matthew J Winkler, Michael D Hooven: Bipolar electrosurgical scissors. Enable Medical Corporation, Cook McFarron & Manzo, September 14, 1999: US05951549 (382 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument, such as a scissors, in which the handle and blade members are of a conventional construction. Each blade member supports a detachable cartridge member made of an insulating material and supporting at least one electrode. The cartridge members do not interfere with the ...


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Michael D Hooven: Bipolar electrosurgical scissors. Enable Medical Corporation, Cook Alex McFarron Manzo Cummings & Mehler, January 30, 2001: US06179837 (371 worldwide citation)

Bipolar electrosurgical scissors are disclosed having a pair of blades joined for relative movement in a scissor-like action between open and closed positions. At least one of the blades comprises a tissue contacting surface and first and second spaced apart electrodes extending along the surface. C ...


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Michael D Hooven: Bipolar Electrosurgical scissors. Enable Medical Corporation, Cook McFarron & Manzo, June 16, 1998: US05766166 (296 worldwide citation)

Bipolar electrosurgical scissors are disclosed having a pair of blades joined for relative movement in a scissor-like action between open and closed positions. At least one of the blades comprises a tissue contacting surface and first and second spaced apart electrodes extending along the surface. C ...