Jeffery C Petruska, Richard D Johnson: Method and apparatus for selectively inhibiting activity in nerve fibers. University of Florida, Quarles & Brady, May 26, 1998: US05755750 (341 worldwide citation)

Activity in different fibers of a nerve in an animal can be selectively blocked by applying direct electric current between an anode and a cathode attached to the nerve. The anode has base of silver foil with a tough shaped portion which has a first curved region coated with silver/silver chloride f ...

Nicholas Muzyczka, Paul L Hermonat, Kenneth I Berns, Richard J Samulski: AAV transduction vectors. University of Florida Research Foundation, Kerkam Stowell Kondracki & Clarke, August 18, 1992: US05139941 (334 worldwide citation)

A hybrid gene vector suitable for introducing foreign DNA into a mammalian cell comprising the foreign DNA ligated to an AAV genome; a method of constructing the hybrid gene vector; a method of transducing foreign DNA into mammalian cells comprising infecting the cells with the above hybrid gene vec ...

Frank J Bova, William A Friedman: Dosimetric technique for stereotactic radiosurgery same. University of Florida, Kerkam Stowell Kondracki & Clarke, July 2, 1991: US05027818 (300 worldwide citation)

Stereotactic radiosurgery is facilitated by a technique for computing the doses at various points within the patient's body. In particular, the doses are computed at a relatively high density of points within a fine dose grid and at a relatively low density of points within a coarse dose grid. In th ...

Eugene P Goldberg, Ali Yahiaoui, Khalid Mentak, Theresa Rivero Erickson, James Seeger: Biofunctional surface modified ocular implants, surgical instruments, medical devices, prostheses, contact lenses and the like. University of Florida, Dennis P Clarke, Miles & Stockbridge, May 14, 2002: US06387379 (300 worldwide citation)

A method for modifying the surface of a material adapted for contact with tissue of a human or non-human animal to impart biofunctional, bioactive or biomimetic properties to the surface comprising:

Michael MacMillan, Regis Haid Jr: Axially-fixed vertebral body prosthesis and method of fixation. University of Florida, Spensley Horn Jubas & Lubitz, November 5, 1991: US05062850 (244 worldwide citation)

A vertebral body prosthetic device for replacing a surgically removed natural vertebral body and a method for its fixation to thereby reconstruct a patient's spinal column. The inventive device generally comprises upper and lower endplates separated by a plurality of support columns or posts. The de ...

Frank J Bova, William A Friedman: Repeat fixation for frameless stereotactic procedure. University of Florida Research Foundation, Dennis P Clarke, Kerkam Stowell Kondracki & Clarke, December 31, 1996: US05588430 (220 worldwide citation)

Repeat fixation for medical procedures is accomplished using a non-invasive locator, specifically a bite plate. The bite plate has at least three fiducial markers on it. The fiducial markers may be LEDs, radiopaque markers for angiography or computerized tomography (CT) imaging or magnetic resonance ...

Nicholas E Grivas, James M Grooms: Diaphysial cortical dowel. University of Florida Tissue Bank, Gerard H Bencen P A, Gerard H Bencen Esq, September 29, 1998: US05814084 (218 worldwide citation)

A dowel is provided by obtaining a plug from the shaft (diaphysis) of various long bones. The dowel has an intra-medullary canal which can be packed with any of a variety of osteogenic materials. The dowel has a cortical surface into which an instrument attachment hole may be machined and onto which ...

Michael MacMillan: Lumbosacral fixation and fusion method and device. University of Florida, Spensley Horn Jubas & Lubitz, September 7, 1993: US05242444 (211 worldwide citation)

A method for percutaneously fixing and fusing the lumbosacral joint and a guide device for accurate placement of instrumentation to effect the fixation or fusion. The inventive method comprises placement of pins along bony canals leading bilateral of the spine from the pelvis to the S1 pedicles and ...

Weihong Tan, Swadeshmukul Santra, Peng Zhang, Rovelyn Tapec, Jon Dobson: Coated nanoparticles. University of Florida, Stanley A Kim, Akerman Senterfitt, April 15, 2003: US06548264 (208 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are silica-coated nanoparticles and a process for producing silica-coated nanoparticles. Silica-coated nanoparticles are prepared by precipitating nano-sized cores from reagents dissolved in the aqueous compartment of a water-in-oil microemulsion. A reactive silicate is added to coat the c ...

Frank J Bova, William A Friedman: Computer controlled guidance of a biopsy needle. University of Florida, Dennis P Clarke, Miles & Stockbridge, April 8, 2003: US06546279 (195 worldwide citation)

A computer controlled system for guiding the needle device, such as a biopsy needle, by reference to a single mode medical imaging system employing any one of computed tomography imaging (CTI) equipment, magnetic resonance imaging equipment (MRI), fluoroscopic imaging equipment, or 3D ultrasound sys ...