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Stanley Falkow, Stephen L Moseley: Specific DNA probes in diagnostic microbiology. Board of Regents of the University of Washington, Bertram I Rowland, November 9, 1982: US04358535 (492 worldwide citation)

Method and compositions for infectious disease diagnosis and epidemiology involving labeled nucleotide probes complementary to nucleic acid coding for a characteristic pathogen product. Clinical isolates are cultivated, expanding the number of microorganisms, the resulting colonies lysed, the genome ...


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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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Shahram Vaezy, Roy W Martin, Stephen J Carter, George W Keilman, Victor Y Fujimoto, Lawrence A Crum: Noise-free real time ultrasonic imaging of a treatment site undergoing high intensity focused ultrasound therapy. University of Washington, Ronald M Anderson, July 30, 2002: US06425867 (403 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for the simultaneous use of ultrasound on a probe for imaging and therapeutic purposes. The probe limits the effects of undesirable interference noise in a display by synchronizing high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) waves with an imaging transducer to cause the noise to be ...


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Roy W Martin, Lawrence A Crum, Shahram Vaezy, Stephen J Carter, W Scott Helton, Michael Gaps, Peter J Kaczkowski, Andrew Proctor, George Keilman: Method and apparatus for medical procedures using high-intensity focused ultrasound. University of Washington, Eugene H Valet, Steven P Koda, December 28, 1999: US06007499 (332 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for enabling substantially bloodless surgery and for stemming hemorrhaging. High intensity focused ultrasound ("HIFU") is used to form cauterized tissue regions prior to surgical incision, for example, forming a cauterized tissue shell around a tumor to be removed. The procedur ...


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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. Board of Regents of the University of Washington, Christensen O Connor Johnson & Kindness, August 17, 1993: US05236432 (322 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 the reference structure, and a robot that includes a ...


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Shijun Sun, Yongmin Kim: Object segmentation with background extraction and moving boundary techniques. University of Washington, Steven P Koda, May 4, 2004: US06731799 (322 worldwide citation)

Image data for an image frame are allocated among three groups. In one group are image data which are part of a derived motion boundary, along with image data which differ by at least a threshold amount from a corresponding point among normalized background data. In another group are image data whic ...


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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 (282 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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Paul Yager, James P Brody, Mark R Holl, Fred K Forster, Paul C Galambos: Microfabricated differential extraction device and method. University of Washington, Greenlee Winner and Sullivan P C, August 3, 1999: US05932100 (255 worldwide citation)

This invention provides a microfabricated extraction system and methods for extracting desired particles from a sample stream containing desired and undesired particles. The sample stream is placed in laminar flow contact with an extraction stream under conditions in which inertial effects are negli ...


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Robert N Golden, Fred E Silverstein: Apparatus and method for locating a medical tube in the body of a patient. University of Washington, Seed and Berry, June 20, 1995: US05425382 (255 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed an apparatus and method for locating a medical tube within the body of a patient. The medical tube is located by a detection apparatus which senses the static magnetic field strength gradient generated by a magnet associated with the medical tube and indicates the value of the gra ...


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Sohail K Mirza: Percutaneous surgical cavitation device and method. University of Washington, Delbert J Barnard, July 27, 1999: US05928239 (254 worldwide citation)

A device and method for percutaneous surgical cavitation. The device includes an elongated shaft and cutting tip interconnected by a freely-rotating hinge. Upon rotation of the shaft to a sufficient velocity, the cutting tip will be deflected toward a position that is angularly offset from the shaft ...



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