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Richard S Stack: Method and device for vascular repair. Duke University, Cushman Darby & Cushman, August 30, 1994: US05342393 (555 worldwide citation)

A method and device are provided for sealing a perforation in the wall of, for example, a blood vessel. The device is in the form of a two part closure which seals the hole by clamping the tissue surrounding the hole from both the inside and the outside of the vessel. In accordance with one exemplar ...


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Richard S Stack, Zemaida P Klopovic: Absorbable vascular stent. Duke University, Cushman Darby & Cushman, October 22, 1991: US05059211 (508 worldwide citation)

An absorbable stent for placement at the locus of a stenotic lesion which is flexible and compliance for safe and effective delivery to the cite of a coronary obstruction, for example, and so as to avoid arterial rupture or aneurysm formation while under continuous stress of a beating heart. The ste ...


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Richard S Stack, Howard G Clark, William F Walker, James H McElhaney: Bioabsorbable stent and method of making the same. Duke University, Cushman Darby & Cushman, June 18, 1996: US05527337 (462 worldwide citation)

A bioabsorbable stent for placement at the locus of a stenotic portion of a body passage, such as a blood vessel, which is flexible and compliant for safe and effective delivery to the site of the stenotic portion of, for example, a blood vessel, and so as to avoid the disadvantages of chronic impla ...


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Richard S Stack, Zenaida P Klopovic: Absorbable stent. Duke University, Cushman Darby & Cushman, April 26, 1994: US05306286 (431 worldwide citation)

An absorbable stent for placement at the locus of a stenotic lesion which is flexible and compliance for safe and effective delivery to the cite of a coronary obstruction, for example, and so as to avoid arterial rupture or aneurysm formation while under continuous stress of a beating heart. The ste ...


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Eugene de Juan Jr, Mark S Humayun, D Howard Phillips: Retinal microstimulation. Duke University, Bell Seltzer Park & Gibson P A, May 5, 1992: US05109844 (392 worldwide citation)

A method for stimulating a retinal ganglion cell in a retina without penetrating the retinal basement membrane at the surface of the retina comprises: (a) positioning a ganglion cell stimulating electrode on or above the retinal basement membrane; (b) providing a ground electrode in operative associ ...


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Raymond E Ideker, Xiaohong Xhou: Method and apparatus for the prevention of arrhythmia by nerve stimulation. Duke University, Bell Seltzer Park & Gibson, June 4, 1996: US05522854 (237 worldwide citation)

Arrhythmia is prevented by detecting a high risk of arrhythmia and then stimulating afferent nerves to prevent the arrhythmia. By monitoring the sympathetic and parasympathetic nerve activity of a patient the risk of arrhythmia may be assessed. An apparatus for monitoring of parasympathetic and symp ...


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Bernard F Spielvogel, Anup Sood, Iris H Hall, Barbara R Shaw: Oligoribonucleoside and oligodeoxyribonucleoside boranophosphates. University of North Carolina, Duke University, Boron Biologicals, Bell Seltzer Park & Gibson, October 3, 1995: US05455233 (228 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are oligonucleoside boranophosphates, or salts thereof, comprising a chain of natural or modified ribonucleotides or deoxyribonucleotides, containing at least one boronated internucleotide phospodiester linkage of the formula: ##STR1## W is selected from the group consisting of .dbd.O, .db ...


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Vamsee K Pamula, Michael G Pollack, Philip Y Paik, Hong Ren, Richard B Fair: Apparatus for manipulating droplets by electrowetting-based techniques. Duke University, Jenkins Wilson & Taylor P A, June 28, 2005: US06911132 (225 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is provided for manipulating droplets. The apparatus is a single-sided electrode design in which all conductive elements are contained on one surface on which droplets are manipulated. An additional surface can be provided parallel with the first surface for the purpose of containing th ...


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Raymond E Ideker, Gregory P Walcott: Methods for the diagnosis and ablation treatment of ventricular tachycardia. Duke University, Bell Seltzer Park & Gibson, June 29, 1993: US05222501 (222 worldwide citation)

A closed-heart method for treating ventricular tachycardia in a myocardial infarct patient afflicted with ventricular tachycardia is disclosed. The method comprises, first, defining a thin layer of spared myocardial tissue positioned between the myocardial infarct scar tissue and the inner surface o ...


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Frans F Jobsis, Johannes H Keizer, Ronald F Overaker: Apparatus for monitoring metabolism in body organs. Duke University, B B Olive, March 30, 1982: US04321930 (201 worldwide citation)

A mounting structure secures to a selected portion of the human body, e.g., the head, a limb, or the torso, and incorporates light source and light detecting means adapted for association with spectrophotometric circuitry for in situ, in vivo monitoring of local metabolism in the area of the body wh ...