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Yasuhiko Hirayama, Haruko Ikata, Satoshi Ojima, Hiromi Matsuzaki: Artificial intervertebral disc. Asahi Kogaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Sandler Greenblum & Bernstein, August 7, 1990: US04946378 (423 worldwide citation)

An artificial intervertebral disc comprises a pair of end bodies which are provided, on their outer surfaces, with apatite layers. The disc includes a medical synthetic polymeric intermediate which is held between the end bodies through connecting members.


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Phyo Kim, Masao Suzuki: Ceramic vertebrae prosthesis. Asahi Kogaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Greenblum & Bernstein, July 8, 1997: US05645596 (322 worldwide citation)

A ceramic vertebrae prosthesis to be inserted in a cavity defined between upper and lower vertebra bodies with a removed intervertebral disk or disks is provided with upper and lower convex contact surfaces that come into contact with the upper and lower vertebra bodies.


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Satoshi Ojima, Hiromi Matsuzaki: Vertebral connecting plate. Asahi Kogaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Sandler Greenblum & Bernstein, September 15, 1992: US05147361 (300 worldwide citation)

A vertebral connecting plate assembly includes a vertebral connecting plate which is provided, on its opposite ends, with vertebra connecting portions to be connected to associated vertebral members or bodies. The vertebra connecting portions have threaded holes, and the set screws of the present in ...


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Teruo Ouchi: Front end hood for endoscope. Asahi Kogaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Greenblum & Bernstein, April 27, 1999: US05897487 (232 worldwide citation)

A front end hood for an endoscope allows an observation image of a portion which is transmitted through the transparent front end hood to be less distorted, and produces an excellent observation image even in a periphery of a wide visual field. An optically transparent front end hood projects from a ...


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Hiromi Matsuzaki, Satoshi Ojima, Masashi Nakamura: Prosthesis for spanning a space formed upon removal of an intervertebral disk. Asahi Kogaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Greenblum & Bernstein, July 9, 1996: US05534031 (217 worldwide citation)

An artificial vertebra spacer is embedded in and bridges a space between two adjacent vertebrae which are positioned superiorly and inferiorly of a removed intervertebral disk, respectively. The artificial vertebra spacer includes a hollow cylindrical member, and a helical screw thread disposed inte ...


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Hiromi Matsuzaki, Satoshi Ojima, Masashi Nakamura: Prosthesis for spanning a space formed upon removal of an intervertebral disk. Asahi Kogaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Greenblum & Bernstein, July 7, 1998: US05776196 (216 worldwide citation)

An artificial vertebra spacer is embedded in and bridges a space between two adjacent vertebrae which are positioned superiorly and inferiorly of a removed intervertebral disk, respectively. The artificial vertebra spacer includes a hollow cylindrical member, and a helical screw thread disposed inte ...


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Satoshi Ojima, Masahiro Kohketsu: Anchor and method for fixing a screw in bone. Asahi Kogaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Greenblum & Bernstein, February 10, 1998: US05716359 (213 worldwide citation)

An anchor including a shank formed from a hardened product of a calcium phosphate compound. The anchor having a strength capable of retaining its original shape, before, during and after insertion into a pre-drilled hole of a bone, and a brittleness capable of causing its original shape to disintegr ...


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Masahide Inoue: Forceps for an endoscopic operation. Asahi Kogaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Greenblum & Bernstein, December 7, 1999: US05997565 (196 worldwide citation)

A forceps includes a pair of grip pieces which are pivotally supported about a first fulcrum to be mutually openable and closable. A pair of tip-end forceps pieces are pivotally supported about a second fulcrum to be mutually openable and closable. The second fulcrum is separated from the first fulc ...


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Harumi Aoki: Electronic camera system using IC memory card. Asahi Kogaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Kane Dalsimer Sullivan Kurucz Levy Eisele and Richard, August 1, 1995: US05438359 (196 worldwide citation)

An electronic camera system including a camera and an external computer. The camera includes an IC memory card, a data writing/reading circuit, an interface circuit, and a connector. The computer includes a connector which can be electrically connected to the connector of the camera, the computer be ...


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Teruo Ouchi: Treatment accessory for endoscope. Asahi Kogaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Greenblum & Bernstein, November 30, 1999: US05993474 (176 worldwide citation)

A treatment unit for an endoscope, for example, a grasping unit is connected at a distal end of a manipulation wire that is connected to a first manipulation member. An inner tube slidably surrounds the manipulation wire. A proximal end of the inner tube is connected to a distal end of a second mani ...