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Richard A Hillstead, Bryan D Knodel: Medical instrument. Cerebral Vascular Applications, Cook Alex McFarron Manzo Cummings & Mehler, December 14, 2004: US06830174 (744 worldwide citation)

A hydraulically actuated medical instrument includes an elongated shaft having proximal and distal ends, a hydraulically actuated end effector at the distal end of the shaft and a fluid flow path extending through the shaft to the end effector. The end effector may be directly manually operated by w ...


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Kevin F Hahnen, Richard A Hillstead, Bryan D Knodel: Medical instrument. Cerebral Vascular Applications, Cook Alex McFarron Manzo Cummings & Mehler, June 29, 2004: US06755338 (674 worldwide citation)

A hydraulically actuated medical instrument includes an elongated shaft having proximal and distal ends, a hydraulically actuated end effector at the distal end of the shaft and a fluid flow path extending through the shaft to the end effector. The shaft may be capable of an angled configuration whe ...


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Shlomo Ben Haim, Daniel Osadchy, Udi Peless, Ilan Greenberg: System for determining the location and orientation of an invasive medical instrument. Biosense, Louis J Capezzuto, February 10, 2004: US06690963 (604 worldwide citation)

A locating system for determining the location and orientation of an invasive medical instrument, for example a catheter (


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Maurice R Ferre, Peter D Jakab, James S Tieman: Position tracking and imaging system with error detection for use in medical applications. Visualization Technology, Samuels Gauthier Stevens & Reppert, October 14, 1997: US05676673 (547 worldwide citation)

A system for monitoring the position of a medical instrument with respect to a patient's body and for displaying at least one of a plurality of prerecorded images of said body responsive to the position of said medical instrument. In one embodiment the system includes a reference unit secured from m ...


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Michael A Mills, Robert A Smith: Shielded medical connector. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, April 6, 1999: US05890929 (513 worldwide citation)

An electrical connector for a medical instrument has a plug containing a plurality of pins in electrical communication with wires emanating from a shielded cable that is connected to a medical sensor detecting physiological data. The plug portion of the electrical connector substantially surrounds t ...


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Lawrence Crainich: Articulated medical instrument. Bachman & LaPointe P C, August 27, 1996: US05549637 (507 worldwide citation)

A medical instrument includes a handle; an elongate body member having a first end and a second end and at least one joint disposed therebetween dividing the body member into a plurality of segments including a first segment and a second segment, the first segment being connected to the handle and t ...


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J├╝rgen Dorn: Bipolar medical instrument. Karl Storz & Co KG, St Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, January 1, 2002: US06334860 (479 worldwide citation)

A bipolar medical instrument is provided comprising a tubular shaft having two jaw parts disposed at the distal end of the shaft. The jaw parts are pivotally connected to one another and each forms an electrode to which a high frequency electric power is applicable. The jaw parts comprise metallic b ...


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Edward L Schlueter Jr, Paul A DeSarra: Method and system aiding medical diagnosis and treatment. Med Graph, Harris Beach & Wilcox, September 19, 2000: US06122351 (477 worldwide citation)

A method and system that assists medical practitioners who treat or prescribe treatment of patients having a medical condition which requires long-term profiling of medical data taken from the patient's body. Medical practitioners, their assistants, and patients take medical readings of predetermine ...


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Edward L Schlueter Jr, Paul DeSarra: Method and system aiding medical diagnosis and treatment. Med Graph, Leonard Heyman, October 26, 1999: US05974124 (430 worldwide citation)

A method and system that assists medical practitioners who treat or prescribe treatment of patients having a medical condition which requires long-term profiling of medical data taken from the patient's body. Medical practitioners, their assistants, and patients take medical readings of predetermine ...


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Michael D Laufer, Jeffrey C Cerier, Amos Cruz, Jonathan O&apos Keefe, Richard Andrews, Ram Chuttani, Vincent A Puicci Jr, Michael Barenboym, Neal H Marshall, Randall B Chinnock: Tissue reconfiguration. ndo surgical, Fish & Richardson P C, November 23, 2004: US06821285 (417 worldwide citation)

A medical instrument for engaging tissue includes a flexible shaft, a tissue piercing coil at a distal portion of the shaft, and a tissue stabilizer positioned over the shaft and biased in a distal direction such that as the tissue piercing coil enters tissue, the tissue stabilizer is urged against ...