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John A Main, Mark E Wells, Tony S Keller: Vertebral prosthesis. Vanderbilt University, Tilton Fallon Lungmus, June 12, 1990: US04932975 (598 worldwide citation)

A dynamic prosthetic vertebral body for use in a cavity left by resection of a natural vertebral body and adjacent intervertebral discs. The prosthesis includes a pair of rigid housings joined by a connecting structure that is operable to shift the housings apart into supportive engagement with the ...


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Richard M Heller: Method for locating the illuminated tip of an endotracheal tube. Vanderbilt University, Tilton Fallon Lungmus, February 4, 1986: US04567882 (220 worldwide citation)

An improvement in catheters and other medical tubes and in the method of use thereof, which facilitates the precise positioning of the tips of such tubes within body passages. The improved method and device are particularly useful in the care and treatment of premature infants. The medical tube has ...


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Herbert S Schwartz, David K Deboer, John M Dawson: Low profile intraosseous anterior spinal fusion system and method. Vanderbilt University, Mark J Patterson, Waddey & Patterson, April 7, 1998: US05735899 (203 worldwide citation)

Disclosed herein is a system and implant designed for use in short segment anterior fusion of a patient's spine after the removal of a diseased or injured anterior vertebral body. The system includes the placement of the cylinder of the implant in an intraosseous location for added safety, and for t ...


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Anita Mahadevan Jansen, Karthikeyan Mariappan, Peter Konrad: Methods and devices for optical stimulation of neural tissues. Vanderbilt University, Morris Manning & Martin, Tim Tingkang Xia Esq, July 26, 2005: US06921413 (179 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides methods of directly stimulating neural tissue with optical energy. By stimulating neural tissue at wavelengths, laser pulses, and spot sizes disclosed herein, nerve stimulation may be used to uniquely stimulate neural tissue in way not afforded by other means of stimul ...


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Robert T Pack, Moenes Z Iskarous, Kazuhiko Kawamura: Climber robot. Vanderbilt University, Mark J Patterson, Waddey & Patterson, September 3, 1996: US05551525 (130 worldwide citation)

A climber robot has front and rear legs joined together by a pivoting knee joint and having pivoting ankle joints at their distal ends. Pneumatic muscle pairs attached to each leg allow the robot to move vertically and horizontally and make easy transitions over obstacles and from the horizontal to ...


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Jeffrey D Gordon, John M Dawson: Intervertebral disc replacement prosthesis. Vanderbilt University, Richard S Myers Jr, Stites & Harbison PLLC, June 17, 2003: US06579321 (130 worldwide citation)

An implantable intervertebral disc prosthesis that comprises a disc member having an upper surface, a lower surface, and a perimeter surface. The disc includes an axis at least one slit defined in the perimeter surface; the slit being of sufficient depth and thickness to provide flexure. The slit te ...


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Val M Runge, Jeffrey A Clanton: Particulate NMR contrast agents for gastrointestinal application. Vanderbilt University, Tilton Fallon Lungmus & Chestnut, October 7, 1986: US04615879 (122 worldwide citation)

Contrast media compositions for nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) imaging of the gastrointestinal system are provided for oral or rectal administration. The compositions comprise aqueous suspensions of particles of an NMR contrast agent, the particles being very finely-divided and providing in their ...


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Jeffrey D Gordon: Intervertebral disc replacement prosthesis. Vanderbilt University, Morris Manning & Martin, Tim Tingkang Xia Esq, November 15, 2005: US06964686 (120 worldwide citation)

An intervertebral disc prosthesis that comprises a deformable flexure with an axial cavity, the axial cavity extending along the axis of the flexure, and a slit defined in the perimeter surface of the flexure to provide flexibility to the disc member, the slit having a slit thickness. The slit may b ...


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Ales Prokop, Mikhail M Dikov, Phillip Williams, Jeffrey M Davidson: Polymeric encapsulation system promoting angiogenesis. Vanderbilt University, Benjamin Aaron Adler, May 7, 2002: US06383478 (110 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a convenient polymeric film or microparticulate vehicle to deliver protein factors into appropriate body sites to induce appropriate therapeutic effects. It also improves the existing methodologies for immunoisolation of non-human pancreatic islets (via microencapsulat ...