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Glen K Geremia, Michael Haklin: Method and apparatus for placement of an embolic coil. Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery, April 28, 1992: US05108407 (372 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for placing therapeutic devices such as embolic coils includes a probe assembly carried within a catheter. The probe assembly includes a fiber-optic cable with a connector retained thereon by crimping. The connector has a cable-receiving end resembling a ferrule, which is crimpe ...


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James W Bacus: Dual resolution method and apparatus for use in automated classification of pap smear and other samples. Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, Fitch Even & Tabin, November 27, 1979: US04175860 (111 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus is disclosed for use in performing automated classification of cells of a pap smear as well as other types of cells, such as red blood cells and blood cell neutrophiles. The apparatus generates an image that is split into two paths, (1) a high resolution image of primarily the ...


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James W Bacus: Method of and an apparatus for automatic classification of red blood cells. Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, Fitch Even Tabin & Luedeka, June 27, 1978: US04097845 (100 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for automatically classifying abnormal and normal red blood cells is disclosed. The abnormal cells may be differentiated into mutually exclusive subpopulations. The individual hemoglobin characteristic for each red blood cell is measured and a hemoglobin parameter may be repor ...


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James W Bacus: Automated method and apparatus for classification of cells with application to the diagnosis of anemia. Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, Fitch Even & Tabin, April 22, 1980: US04199748 (67 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are disclosed for measuring characteristics of cells, such as red blood cells, and for analyzing parameters of the cell characteristics to define a patient's blood. These parameters may be compared for resemblance to predetermined reference characteristic values for a blood ce ...


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James W Bacus: Method and apparatus for measuring mean cell volume of red blood cells. Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery, June 5, 1984: US04453266 (61 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method are provided for producing signals representative of the mean cell volume of red blood cells in a blood specimen. The apparatus includes means for generating signals repesentative of the area of the cells and means for measuring the optical density of the individual cells and ...


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Ljubomir Djordjevich, Max S Sadove: System for determining characteristics of blood flow. Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery, March 20, 1984: US04437469 (52 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for determining and displaying hemodynamic characteristics of a living body instantaneously and over a time period, i.e., rate of blood flow, stroke volume, cardiac output, cardiac index, systemic vascular resistance, useful power of the heart and elastic properties of the wal ...


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Klaus E Kuettner: Anti-invasion factor containing cultures. Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, Fitch Even Tabin Flannery & Welsh, October 26, 1982: US04356261 (29 worldwide citation)

Chondrocytes are cultured to produce cartilage tissue from which an anti-invasion factor (AIF) may be recovered. Mammalian cartilage providing at least about 60% viable chondrocytes is enzymatically digested to denude the cells of their extracellular matrix. The denuded cells are plated at high dens ...


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Joan N Siegel, Lawrence A Potempa, Henry Gewurz: Monoclonal antibodies to C-reactive protein. Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, Willian Brinks Olds Hofer Gilson & Lione, December 21, 1993: US05272258 (27 worldwide citation)

The invention comprises monoclonal antibodies reactive with native C-reactive protein (CRP) and modified CRP having the specificities described herein. The invention also comprises the hybridomas used to produce these antibodies. The antibodies may be used to detect or quantitate native CRP and modi ...


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Thomas P Andriacchi, Jorge O Galante, Steven J Hampton: Hip prosthesis. Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, Fitch Even Tabin Flannery & Welsh, July 21, 1981: US04279042 (24 worldwide citation)

A femoral insert for a hip joint prosthesis wherein the proximal and distal portions are angularly joined to define a lateral apex, the apical height of which has a particular ratio to the medial length of the insert.


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Eugene J Thonar: Method of diagnosing cartilage tissue abnormalities. Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery, November 3, 1987: US04704356 (22 worldwide citation)

It is found that abnormal levels of keratan sulfate in the peripheral blood are indicative of abnormalities of cartilage or cartilage-like tissues. Specifically, elevated levels of keratan sulfate in the peripheral blood plasma or serum are indicative of osteoarthritis and either substantially compl ...