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Marc Bessler, Michael R Treat: Gastrointestinal approximating and tissue attaching device. The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, John P White, Peter J Phillips, May 2, 1995: US05411508 (625 worldwide citation)

An intestinal steerable endoscopic stapler for stapling tubular tissue is provided comprising a circular anvil member having a circular anvil stapling surface and a cutting block surface radially inwardly of the stapling surface. A head assembly has a circular staple driver for driving staples in an ...


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Marc Bessler, Michael R Treat: Gastrointestinal endoscoptic stapler. The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, John P White, Peter J Phillips, March 30, 1993: US05197649 (525 worldwide citation)

An intestinal steerable endoscopic stapler for stapling tubular tissue is provided comprising a circular anvil member having a circular anvil stapling surface and a cutting block surface radially inwardly of the stapling surface. A head assembly has a circular staple driver for driving staples in an ...


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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 (391 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 (340 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: Bipolar electrocautery surgical snare. Hedman Gibson Costigan & Hoare, January 15, 1985: US04493320 (291 worldwide citation)

A bipolar electrocautery surgical snare is described capable of performing the endoscopic removal of growths within a body cavity with improved precision and accuracy. The bipolar surgical snare comprises an electrically insulating elongated double lumen tubular member, a pair of flexible electrical ...


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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 device for coagulating, sealing and cutting tissue during surgery. The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, Reed Smith, Wiiliam H Dippert, June 21, 2005: US06908463 (173 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: Multiple bit, multiple specimen endoscopic biopsy forceps. The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, Reed Smith, October 14, 2003: US06632182 (123 worldwide citation)

A flexible or rigid endoscope biopsy device provides for the taking of multiple biopsy specimens from different sites, and for separating and storing these specimens in a partitioned container. The distal end of this device consists of a grasper which can bite or cut off a bit of tissue. The proxima ...


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Michael R Treat: Ringed forceps. The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, Wolf Block Schorr & Solis Cohen, William H Dippert, May 1, 2007: US07211079 (98 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument comprises two oppositely-positioned working numbers each having proximal and distal ends and each having a working surface. The instrument also comprises at least one ring member affixed to a least one of the working members to encompass one or more of a user's fingers. In one ...


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Michael R Treat, William S Trimmer: Self-propelled endoscope using pressure driven linear actuators. The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, John P White, January 21, 1997: US05595565 (77 worldwide citation)

An articulated endoscope for performing endoscopic procedures in a tubular organ of a patient is provided, comprising a chassis, a plurality of pressure driven linear actuators mounted, by proximal ends, in oppositely facing pairs to the chassis, control means mounted to the chassis for storing a pr ...


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Michael R Treat: Ringed forceps. The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, Wolf Block Schorr & Solis Cohen, William H Dippert, August 1, 2006: US07083613 (70 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument comprises two oppositely-positioned working numbers each having proximal and distal ends and each having a working surface. The instrument also comprises at least one ring member affixed to a least one of the working members to encompass one or more of a user's fingers. In one ...