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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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Thomas J Fogarty, George D Hermann, Joshua S Whittemore, Thomas A Howell: Vascular clamps and surgical retractors with directional filaments for tissue engagement. Novare Surgical Systems, Morrison & Foerster, October 8, 2002: US06461368 (258 worldwide citation)

Surgical clamps, tissue retractors and surgical stabilizers are disclosed having gripping surfaces from which extend resilient filaments. The distal ends of some of the resilient filaments abut against engaged vessels, tissues or organs to restrict movement of the vessels, tissue or organs relative ...


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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 (248 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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Maciej K Kieturakis, Helmut Kayan, Jan M Echeverry, Thomas A Howell, Kenneth H Mollenauer, James E Jervis: Apparatus and method for developing an anatomic space for laparoscopic procedures with laparoscopic visualization. General Surgical Innovations, Lyon & Lyon, July 30, 1996: US05540711 (241 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for creating an anatomic space in tissue in a body of a patient using a cannula with proximal and distal extremities and a bore extending therethrough to provide an open end. A balloon having an inflated space is provided. The balloon is capable of assuming collapsed and inflated condition ...


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Thomas J Fogarty, David B Willis, Thomas A Howell, George D Hermann, Peter M Wilson, M Elizabeth Bush: Device for accurately marking tissue. Thomas J Fogarty, Morrison & Foerster, June 18, 2002: US06405733 (235 worldwide citation)

This invention is an improved tissue localizing device for fixedly yet removably marking a volume of tissue containing a suspect region for excision without penetrating that volume. This invention also encompasses methods for deployment of the localizing device and its excision along with the marked ...


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Roger de la Torre, J Stephen Scott, Thomas A Howell, George D Hermann, David Shields, Robert T Chang, Neil Holmgren, David Willis: Method and device for use in minimally invasive placement of space-occupying intragastric devices. Satiety, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, April 25, 2006: US07033373 (226 worldwide citation)

A space occupying device for deployment within a patient's stomach and methods of deploying and removing the device. The device includes an expandable member and fasteners, such as sutures, that extend to least partially through the patient's stomach wall, and that anchor the device with the patient ...


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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: Laparascopic access port for surgical instruments or the hand. General Surgical Innovations, Fish & Richardson P C, February 15, 2000: US06024736 (213 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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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, Fish & Richardson P C, November 20, 2001: US06319246 (191 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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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 ...