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Lawrence W Hu, David J Paul, Eugene Edward Reis, Harry Leonard Green II: Method and apparatus for creating a working opening through an incision. Cardiothoracic Systems, Alan W Cannon Esq, Bozicevic Field & Francis L, May 15, 2001: US06231506 (88 worldwide citation)

In accordance with the present invention, there is disclosed surgical methods and apparatus for accessing and stabilizing the heart. The methods and apparatus facilitate access to an anastomosis site, allows various instruments or devices to be maneuvered and secured in place, and provide stabilizat ...


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Charles S Taylor, Robert G Matheny, Dwight P Morejohn: Method and apparatus for using vagus nerve stimulation in surgery. Cardiothoracic Systems, Alan W Cannon Esq, Bozicevic Field & Francis, October 23, 2001: US06308104 (71 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for facilitating coronary surgery on the beating heart wherein the vagus nerve is electrically stimulated to purposely temporarily stop or substantially reduce the beating of the heart under precisely controlled conditions. The apparatus controllably applies the electrical sti ...


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Harry Leonard Green II, Joshua K Wallin, Dwight P Morejohn, Charles S Taylor, Gary B Weller, Richard M Ferrari: Surgical instruments and procedures for stabilizing a localized portion of a beating heart. CardioThoracic Systems, Alan W Cannon Esq, Bozicevic Field & Francis, September 18, 2001: US06290644 (60 worldwide citation)

In accordance with the present invention, there is disclosed surgical methods and apparatus for accessing and stabilizing the heart. The methods and apparatus facilitate access to an anastomosis site, allows various instruments or devices to be maneuvered and secured in place, and provide stabilizat ...


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Hiromitsu Nishizawa: Braking force distribution control system and method. Nisshinbo, Alan W Cannon Esq, Bozicevic Field & Francis, August 21, 2001: US06276767 (2 worldwide citation)

A system and method for initiating a braking force distribution control are disclosed. In one embodiment the deceleration of a front wheel and rear wheel are determined. When the front wheel deceleration is less than the rear wheel deceleration, the braking force distribution control is initiated.