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W Peter Hansen, Robert A Hoffman: Method and apparatus for automated identification and enumeration of specified blood cell subclasses. Ortho Diagnostics, Audley A Ciamporcero Jr, August 18, 1981: US04284412 (152 worldwide citation)

Specified subclasses of blood cells, such as of lymphocytes, are automatically identified based on utilization of antigenic determinants on the cell surface, their reactivity with antibodies which fluoresce under known circumstances, and utilization of principles of flow cytometry. A blood sample is ...


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Paul S Tamura: Electrochemical sensor with temperature compensation means. McNeilab, Audley A Ciamporcero Jr, July 6, 1982: US04338174 (138 worldwide citation)

A disposable gas sensor, such as for monitoring pO.sub.2 in blood or administered gases, includes a housing, a passageway therein for blood or gas, a membrane-anode-cathode polarographic assembly, and a temperature sensing element. The temperature sensing element penetrates the housing and includes ...


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Joe F Guess, Dennis R Dietz, Charles F Hottinger: Reflection enhancement of a biopsy needle. Technicare Corporation, Audley A Ciamporcero Jr, W Brinton Yorks Jr, August 30, 1983: US04401124 (121 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for enhancing the reflection coefficient of a surgical instrument for use in conjunction with an apparatus for pulse-echo ultrasound imaging of an area of the body, by means of a diffraction grating disposed on the surgical instrument.


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David H R Vilkomerson, Reuben S Mezrich, Carl S Rubin: Ultrasound needle tip localization system. Technicare Corporation, Audley A Ciamporcero Jr, February 10, 1981: US04249539 (113 worldwide citation)

A B-scan pulse echo ultrasound system produces a real time image of a body area under inquiry, and an aspiration needle is inserted directly into that area. The needle carries a small, omni-directional ultrasound transducer, electrically connected through the needle to transponder electronics. Incid ...


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Thomas E Pauly, Jeffrey C Van Doren, John P Henessey, James M Christiansen: Apparatus and method for satisfying disposable contact lens prescriptions. Vistakon, Audley A Ciamporcero Jr, September 18, 1990: US04958280 (100 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are provided for the accurate, ongoing filling of prescriptions for disposable contact lenses. In a preferred system, a central ordering/inventory computer is associated with satellite PCs at which attending eye care professionals can place orders. In preferred methods, periodic ...


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Charles F Hottinger: Ultrasound imaging system combining static B-scan and real-time sector scanning capability. Technicare Corporation, Nancy A Bird, Audley A Ciamporcero Jr, May 3, 1983: US04381787 (91 worldwide citation)

A standard articulated B-scan arm provides positional and directional information for a transducer at its end, based on relative angular displacements of the separate arm segments. A real time scanner, preferably one having a fixed transducer and a fixed oscillating mirror, is freely attachable or d ...


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David J Lentz, Richard B Houghton: Connector for thermodilution catheter. Critikon, Audley A Ciamporcero Jr, October 4, 1983: US04407298 (87 worldwide citation)

A thermodilution catheter assembly for use in determining cardiac output includes a special connector for joining the catheter to the output computer. Catheter size indicator links housed in the connector automatically communicate the size of the catheter to the computer when the connection is made. ...


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Maynard Ramsey III: Automatic mean blood pressure reading device. Johnson & Johnson, Audley A Ciamporcero Jr, November 23, 1982: US04360029 (81 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for producing information indicative of the mean blood pressure of a living creature through indirect measurement comprising an inflatable cuff, a pump connected to the cuff, a deflating valve connected to the cuff, measuring apparatus connected to the cuff adapted to measure cuff press ...


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Maynard Ramsey III: Automatic mean blood pressure reading device. Johnson & Johnson, Audley A Ciamporcero Jr, September 14, 1982: US04349034 (78 worldwide citation)

A method for producing information indicative of the mean blood pressure of a living creature through indirect measurement, practiced in a system comprising an inflatable cuff, a pump connected to the cuff, a deflating valve connected to the cuff, measuring apparatus connected to the cuff adapted to ...


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Russell J Gershman, W Peter Hansen, Alan M Hochberg, J Garland O Connell: Automated detection of platelets and reticulocytes in whole blood. Ortho Diagnostic Systems, Audley A Ciamporcero Jr, April 20, 1982: US04325706 (68 worldwide citation)

A sample of whole blood is stained with an acridine orange reagent, and is analyzed rapidly, a cell at a time, in a flow cytometry system having a sample stream dimension in the range of expected red cell dimensions. Red florescence and forward scatter data is utilized first to discriminate a cell f ...