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Ersek Robert A: Method for fixing prosthetic implants in a living body. The Regents of the University of Minnesota, April 25, 1972: US3657744 (1166 worldwide citation)

A device and method for facilitating the rapid positive fixation of implanted prosthetic members in a living body. The device comprises a tubular sleeve of deformable material to which the prosthetic member is secured and which is capable of being expanded radially into intimate engagement with surr ...


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Timm Gerald W, Bradley William E: Implantable electronic stimulator electrode and method. The Regents of the University of Minnesota, March 7, 1972: US3646940 (245 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for implantation in the body to locally stimulate a mass of electrically excitable tissue without stimulating nearby tissue structures, and the method of so stimulating the tissue is described. The apparatus includes a plurality of electrodes, each of the electrodes including a pair of ...


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Timm Gerald W, Bradley William E: Implantable spiral wound stimulation electrodes. The Regents of the University of Minnesota, September 25, 1973: US3760812 (197 worldwide citation)

Electrical stimulation electrodes for implantation within a living body for transmission of stimuli to excitable neural or contractile cells. The electrodes are characterized by flexibility to permit following of contour variations and maintenance of electrical contact with the stimulation region. T ...


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Blackshear Perry J, Dorman Frank D, Blackshear Jr Perry L, Buchwald Henry, Varco Richard L: Implantable indusion pump. The Regents of the University of Minnesota, May 8, 1973: US3731681 (192 worldwide citation)

An implantable pump for infusing drugs or other chemicals or solutions into the body at a uniform slow flow rate. The pump comprises a housing divided into two chambers separated by a bellows, diaphragm or other pressure-communicating interphase. A volatile liquid partially filling one chamber provi ...


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Bradley N Miller, Joseph A Konstan, John T Riedl: System, method, and article of manufacture for generating implicit ratings based on receiver operating curves. The Regents of the University of Minnesota, Merchant & Gould P C, January 18, 2000: US06016475 (134 worldwide citation)

An electronic rating broker is provided. The rating broker includes an input mechanism for obtaining an implicit measure concerning items presented to a user. A processor is operatively coupled to the input mechanism and an output device to cooperatively perform several functions. These functions in ...


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Ersek Robert A: Method of repairing bone fractures with expanded metal. The Regents of the University of Minnesota, January 16, 1973: US3710789 (114 worldwide citation)

A method of repairing fractures of the bone utilizing expanded metal or similar openwork metal sheeting as a fracture fixation device. Where possible the sheeting is wrapped around the bone, extending on opposite sides of the fracture site, and fastened. For other fractures a strip of the sheet mate ...


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Frank D Dorman: Implantable drug infusion regulator. The Regents of the University of Minnesota, Burd Bartz & Gutenkauf, November 10, 1981: US04299220 (84 worldwide citation)

An implantable flow regulator for the infusion of drugs into an animal body from a pressure actuated drug delivery device, such as an implantable infusion pump. The flow regulator comprises a body having a shallow cavity divided into two chambers by a flexible diaphragm. The first of these chambers ...


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Ersek Robert A: Implantable prosthetic pass-through device. The Regents of the University of Minnesota, February 1, 1972: US3638649 (72 worldwide citation)

An implantable through-the-skin prosthetic device for the permanent entry into the body for passage of liquid, conductors or the like. The device includes a roughened synthetic resinous member that courses through the skin and subcutaneous tissues and into the body. This special roughening promotes ...


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Raymond M Warner Jr: Photovoltaic semi-conductor devices. The Regents of the University of Minnesota, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, November 23, 1976: US03994012 (69 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and method for constructing by means of standard high-yield microelectronic batch fabrication processes, reliable, monolithic high-voltage photovoltaic cells and highly efficient photovoltaic arrays therewith. A thin layer of single-crystalline semiconductor material containing a plurality ...


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Blackshear Perry L, Forstrom Richard J, Dorman Frank D, Nicoloff Demetre M: Jet pump cardiac replacement and assist device and method of at least partially replacing a disabled right heart. The Regents of the University of Minnesota, June 6, 1972: US3667069 (63 worldwide citation)

An implantable jet pump cardiac replacement device and method for replacing or assisting the right heart. The jet pump device is an elongated tubular structure including an upstream driving nozzle from which a driving flow of arterial blood under pressure is ejected into a suction nozzle creating a ...