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Frederick A Matsen III, Joseph L Garbini, John A Sidles, Donald C Baumgarten, Brian S Pratt: Robot-aided system for surgery. The Board of Regents of The University of Washington, Christensen O Connor Johnson & Kindness, December 25, 1990: US04979949 (430 worldwide citation)

A system and method for positioning a tool relative to a patient's bone to facilitate the performance of a surgical bone alteration task. The system comprises a bone immobilization device for supporting the bone in a fixed position with respect to a reference structure, and a robot that includes a b ...


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Frederick A Matsen III, Joseph L Garbini, John A Sidles, Donald C Baumgarten, Brian S Pratt: Robot-aided system for surgery. The Board of Regents of the University of Washington, Christensen O Connor Johnson & Kindness, October 13, 1992: US05154717 (299 worldwide citation)

A system and method for positioning a tool relative to a patient's bone to facilitate the performance of a surgical bone alteration task. The system comprises a bone immobilization device for supporting the bone in a fixed position with respect to a reference structure, and a robot that includes a b ...


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Frederick A Matsen III, Joseph L Garbini, John A Sidles, Donald C Baumgarten, Brian S Pratt: Prosthesis template for use in a robot-aided system for surgery. The Board of Regents of the University of Washington, Christensen O Connor Johnson & Kindness PLLC, November 25, 1997: US05690635 (267 worldwide citation)

A prosthesis template for aiding in the determination of a desired position of a prosthesis relative to a bone, the prosthesis having an exterior surface that simulates the exterior surface of the bone and an interior surface comprised of one or more contact surfaces to which the prepared bone must ...


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Douglas T Harryman II: System for repair of bankart lesions. The Board of Regents of the University of Washington, Christensen O Connor Johnson & Kindness, August 30, 1994: US05342369 (171 worldwide citation)

An elongated drill and suture guide is inserted through a posterior portal during arthroscopic surgery to repair a Bankart lesion of a human shoulder. The drill and suture guide has a linear longitudinal bore for a drill pin effective to bore through the glenoid rim of the shoulder joint. With the d ...


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Johnson Curtis C: Fiberoptic catheter. The Board of Regents of the University of Washington, February 18, 1975: US3866599 (169 worldwide citation)

A catheter of the fiberoptic type is disclosed for insertion into the cardiovascular system. The catheter comprises a flexible element with light-conducting fibers therein extending from one end of the element to the other. A recess is provided adjacent one end of the catheter to prevent the optical ...


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Martin A Afromowitz, Sinclair S Yee: Ion-sensitive electrode and processes for making the same. The Board of Regents of the University of Washington, Christensen O Connor Johnson & Kindness, January 9, 1979: US04133735 (151 worldwide citation)

An improved ion-sensitive electrode is described, particularly in terms of the structure of a pH electrode and first and second processes for making the same. The pH electrode includes a substrate, preferably of forsterite, which is configured as a wafer having a substantially planar wafer surface. ...


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Peter S Colley, Roy W Martin: Method for detecting air emboli in the blood in an intracorporeal blood vessel. The Board of Regents of the University of Washington, Christensen O Connor Johnson & Kindness, March 16, 1982: US04319580 (145 worldwide citation)

A system for detecting and quantifying air emboli in blood vessels which uses either an intravascular catheter 22 or an esophageal catheter 50. In a preferred embodiment, the intravascular catheter includes an elongated cylindrical tube of flexible material, the tube having a tip 22A and having form ...


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Suhail Ahmad, James J Cole, William Jensen: Combined hemofiltration and hemodialysis system. The Board of Regents of the University of Washington, Seed and Berry, May 19, 1992: US05114580 (141 worldwide citation)

A hemodialysis system has a blood circuit and a hemofiltrate circuit interconnected at a hemofilter and an air collection chamber. If an infusion of sterile fluid to the returning blood is needed during the dialysis treatment, filtrate in the filtrate circuit is pumped back into the blood circuit. T ...


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H Ernest Schnepf, Helen R Whiteley: Bacillus thuringiensis crystal protein in Escherichia coli. The Board of Regents of the University of Washington, Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery, August 21, 1984: US04467036 (107 worldwide citation)

Expression of the crystal protein of Bacillus thuringiensis in Escherichia coli is described by use of plasmids containing heterologous DNA coding for the crystal protein. Genetically engineered bacterial host strains transformed by the plasmids of the invention express Bacillus thuringiensis crysta ...


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Fred E Silverstein, Roy W Martin, David A Gilbert: Method and apparatus for endoscopic blood flow detection by the use of ultrasonic energy. The Board of Regents of the University of Washington, Christensen O Connor Johnson & Kindness, September 13, 1988: US04770185 (98 worldwide citation)

A system for endoscopic detection of blood flow is disclosed. A catheter is sized to pass through the biopsy channel of an endoscope and includes an elongated catheter tube of flexible material and an ultrasonic probe carried by the catheter tube adjacent its tip. Depending on the application, the u ...