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Abraham J Domb, Alain Shikani, Andrew S T Haffer, Manoj Maniar: Anti-infective and anti-inflammatory releasing systems for medical devices. Leonard Bloom, Leonard Bloom, April 30, 1996: US05512055 (245 worldwide citation)

Devices are provided having a polymer coating incorporating compounds inhibiting inflammation and infection, along with subsequent tissue growth onto and around the device. Preferred embodiments include catheters, tubes, and implants that abut tissue following implantation into the body, especially ...


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Michael R Abidin, Steven P Lehmbeck: Surgical scalpel with retractable guard. Leonard Bloom, Leonard Bloom, October 5, 1993: US05250063 (221 worldwide citation)

A surgical scalpel is provided with a retractable guard for its cutting blade. The scalpel includes a resiliently-biased locking means and a releasing mechanism for, alternatively, selectively locking the guard in an extended position for covering the blade and in a retracted position for exposing t ...


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Todd J Cohen: System for and method of treating a malfunctioning heart. Leonard Bloom, Leonard Bloom, July 19, 1994: US05330505 (208 worldwide citation)

A system for treating the malfunctioning heart of a patient includes means which derive at least one electrical signal from the patient's heart and means which derive at least two physiologic signals from or related to the patient's circulatory system. The physiologic signals, or functions thereof, ...


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Todd J Cohen: Method of and system for monitoring and treating a malfunctioning heart. Leonard Bloom, Leonard Bloom, May 14, 1991: US05014698 (168 worldwide citation)

A system for treating the malfunctioning heart of a patient includes means which derive at least one electrical signal from the patient's heart and means which derive at least one physiologic signal from or related to the patient's circulatory system, a central processing unit with a RAM and a ROM, ...


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Nelson A Faerber, Edgar L Bonner: Editing method and apparatus for commercials during video recording. Nelson A Faerber, Leonard Bloom, Leonard Bloom, November 1, 1988: US04782401 (161 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for controlling the operation of a video recorder during the recording of a video signal containing picture information, including standard length commercials, to edit the commercials from the recording. The video signal is supplied to an automatically calibrated picture break ...


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Todd J Cohen: Hemodynamically responsive system for treating a malfunctioning heart. Leonard Bloom, Leonard Bloom, November 17, 1992: US05163429 (108 worldwide citation)

A system for treating a malfunctioning heart is based on hemodynamics, the pressure at a site in a patient's circulatory system being sensed. A signal is developed representative of short term mean arterial pressure (MAP), mean right atrial pressure (MRAP), mean right ventricle pressure (MRVP), mean ...


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Todd J Cohen: Multimode system for monitoring and treating a malfunctioning heart. Leonard Bloom, Leonard Bloom, December 14, 1993: US05269301 (107 worldwide citation)

A system for monitoring a patient and treating the malfunctioning heart of the patient, either in an automatic mode or in a semiautomatic mode, includes means which derive at least one electrical signal resulting from action of the patient's heart and means which derive at least one physiologic sign ...


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Todd J Cohen: System for and method of therapeutic stimulation of a patients heart. Leonard Bloom, Leonard Bloom, February 13, 1990: US04899752 (107 worldwide citation)

A system for therapeutic stimulation of a patient's heart includes means for varying the escape interval or rate of a means for producing pacing pulses. Pressure sensing means sense pressure at a site in the circulatory system of a patient. Signal producing means respond to output from the sensing m ...


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Todd J Cohen: Hemodynamically responsive system for and method of treating a malfunctioning heart. Leonard Bloom, Leonard Bloom, October 4, 1988: US04774950 (98 worldwide citation)

A system for and method of treating a malfunctioning heart is based on hemodynamics. The mean arterial pressure (MAP) mean right atrial pressure (MRAP), mean right ventrical pressure (MRVP), mean left atrial pressure (MLAP), mean left ventrical pressure (MLVP) or mean central venous pressure (MCVP) ...


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Abraham J Domb, Alain H Shikani: Method and device for inhibiting HIV, hepatitis B and other viruses and germs when using a catheter in a medical environment. Leonard Bloom, Leonard Bloom, September 6, 1994: US05344411 (96 worldwide citation)

An anti-infective coating for a catheter or other medical device. The coating is insoluble in a biological medium and is bound to the surfaces of the catheter. The coating is a biocompatible, non-hydrogel polymer. One embodiment is a coating on the catheter which is complexed with an iodine solution ...



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