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David C Holmes: Implantable spinal assist device. University of Miami, Watov & Kipnes, May 16, 1995: US05415661 (810 worldwide citation)

An implantable device for restoring normal biomechanical function to a motion segment unit of the spine which includes a curvilinear body composed of a composite material made up of a fiber material interspersed in a matrix material.


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Jean Marie Parel, Richard Parrish, Lourdes Portugal, Karl R Olsen: Method of implanting intraocular and intraorbital implantable devices for the controlled release of pharmacological agents. University of Miami, Cushman Darby & Cushman, March 24, 1992: US05098443 (165 worldwide citation)

A series of implants for intraocular and/or intraorbital use are provided which permit the controlled release of pharmacological agents. The implants are substantial C-shaped rings and are insertable through incisions made in the eye wall or are sutured around the globe of the eye. The C-shaped ring ...


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Gabriel Simon, Jean Marc Legeais, William Lee, Jean Marie Parel: Method and apparatus for implanting an artifical meshwork in glaucoma surgery. University of Miami, Cushman Darby & Cushman, August 30, 1994: US05342370 (126 worldwide citation)

A method and device which is used to insert an implant in order for treating an eye with glaucoma in order to lower the intraocular pressure of the eye. The implant is an artificial meshwork. The implant is attached to a guide knife which is inserted into the anterior chamber of the eye. The knife i ...


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William G Lee: Capsule suction punch instrument and method of use. The University of Miami, Cushman Darby & Cushman, June 13, 1995: US05423330 (115 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument is provided having a tubular body including a distal portion, a proximal portion and a mid portion. A cutting member having a cutting edge is longitudinally received within the tubular body for guided reciprocal movement therein between a cutting position wherein the cutting ed ...


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Patricia A Davis, Scott Cousins: Biodegradable injectable drug delivery polymer. University of Miami, Cushman Darby & Cushman, January 24, 1995: US05384333 (96 worldwide citation)

A bio-injectable drug composition which provides long term drug release. The drug composition is made up of a pharmaceutically active agent in a biodegradable polymer matrix, where the polymer matrix is a solid at temperatures in the range 20.degree. to 37.degree. C. and is flowable at temperatures ...


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Peter P Tarjan, Monica Kaufer Braverman, Leonard L Rasquinha: Sensor. The University of Miami, Pillsbury Madison & Sutro, July 18, 2000: US06091977 (95 worldwide citation)

A plurality of locally sensitive, far-field immune sensors are mounted in mutually spaced relation on the exterior of the body of a subject to detect electrical signals associated with voluntary skeletal muscle activity in the immediate physical vicinity of the sensors. The detected signals are used ...


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Ervin Essenfeld, Harold Essenfeld, Azorides Morales: High quality, continuous throughput, tissue fixation-dehydration-fat removal-impregnation method. University of Miami, Pillsbury Madison & Sutro, March 27, 2001: US06207408 (92 worldwide citation)

A process and apparatus for rapid, continuous flow histological processing of tissues is disclosed. The steps of fixation, dehydration, clearing and impregnation are performed in less than one hour; this allows a pathologist to evaluate samples shortly after receipt, perhaps while the patient is sti ...


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Robert W Knighton, Shuliang Jiao, Giovanni Gregori, Carmen A Puliafito: Enhanced optical coherence tomography for anatomical mapping. University of Miami, Stallman & Pollock, November 27, 2007: US07301644 (90 worldwide citation)

A system, method and apparatus for anatomical mapping utilizing optical coherence tomography. In the present invention, 3-dimensional fundus intensity imagery can be acquired from a scanning of light back-reflected from an eye. The scanning can include spectral domain scanning, as an example. A fund ...


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Jean Marie Parel, Takashi Yokokura, Katsuhiko Kobayashi: Noncontact laser microsurgical apparatus. University of Miami School of Medicine Dept of Ophthalmology, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, January 25, 1994: US05281211 (90 worldwide citation)

A noncontact laser microsurgical apparatus and method for marking a cornea of a patient's or donor's eye in transplanting surgery or keratoplasty, and in incising or excising the corneal tissue in keratotomy, and for tissue welding and for thermokeratoplasty. The noncontact laser microsurgical appar ...


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Gabriel Simon, Jean Marc Legeais, William Lee, Jean Marie Parel: Method and apparatus for implanting an artificial meshwork in glaucoma surgery. University of Miami, Cushman Darby & Cushman Intellectual Property Group of Pillsbury Madison & Sutro, July 29, 1997: US05651782 (86 worldwide citation)

A method and device which is used to insert an implant in order for treating an eye with glaucoma in order to lower the intraocular pressure of the eye. The implant is an artificial meshwork. The implant is attached to a guide knife which is inserted into the anterior chamber of the eye. The knife i ...