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Gerard A Engh, Wesley D Johnson: Apparatus and method for sculpting the surface of a joint. Alexandria Research Technologies, Barbara A Wrigley, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, October 3, 2006: US07115131 (283 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method and device for restoring individual patient joint kinematics using minimally invasive surgical procedures. The instrumentation of the invention sculpts the articular surface of a first bone that normally articulates in a predetermined manner with a second bone ...


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Victor E Kimball, Steven C Furlong, Irvin Pierskalla: Calibration technique for non-invasive medical devices. Optical Sensors, Barbara A Wrigley, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, March 8, 2005: US06865407 (204 worldwide citation)

There is a need for a non-invasive method of calibrating medical devices at the point of care, where the calibration is performed without the removal of blood or bodily fluids. The invention is directed to an approach for calibrating a first non-invasive sensor in which the tissue being measured is ...


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Victor E Kimball: Pulse oximeter with motion detection. Optical Sensors Incorporated, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, Barbara A Wrigley, April 12, 2005: US06879850 (196 worldwide citation)

There is a need for a technique to compensate for, or eliminate, motion-induced artifacts in patient-attached critical care monitoring instruments. Consequently, the invention is directed to improving pulse-oximetry by incorporating additional signals to aid in the triggering of the pulse-oximeter o ...


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Rodolfo C Quijano, Patrick M McCarthy: Device for reduction of pressure effects of cardiac tricuspid valve regurgitation. 3F Therapeutics, Barbara A Wrigley, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, May 12, 2009: US07530995 (160 worldwide citation)

A method of protecting an upper and a lower body of a patient from high venous pressures comprising: providing an elongate valve stent, wherein the stent comprises a first stent member with a first tissue valve secured to a first support structure being disposed at a first end of the stent and a sec ...


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James L Campbell, Louis C Cosentino: Catheter reprocessing and sterilizing system. Minntech Corporation, Barbara A Wrigley, May 10, 1994: US05310524 (93 worldwide citation)

A system for reprocessing and sterilizing a previously used catheter having at least one lumen is disclosed. The catheter is provided with a housing and enclosed within the housing. Heated sterilant is provided to the housing and the catheter. The lumen is tested during the reprocessing and steriliz ...


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Randal M Wenthold, Robert T Hall II, Robert G Andrus, Paul D Brinda, Louis C Cosentino, Robert F Reggin, Daniel T Pigott: Hollow fiber membranes and method of manufacture. Minntech Corporation, Barbara A Wrigley, June 9, 1998: US05762798 (88 worldwide citation)

An asymmetrical, microporous, hollow fiber membrane is made from a polymeric dope mixture of polysulfone and polyvinyl pyrrolidone dissolved in an aprotic solvent. The physical morphology of the hollow fiber membrane, i.e., the asymmetric microporous wall, is rapidly formed by passing the polymeric ...


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Paul D Brinda, Louis C Cosentino: Method of manufacturing of hollow fiber cartridge with porous ring. Minntech Corporation, Barbara A Wrigley, Amelia A Buharin, July 2, 1996: US05531848 (87 worldwide citation)

A method of sealingly coupling a hollow fiber bundle having first and seconds ends to a porous collar having first and second peripheral edges, at least one of which is coupled to the inner ledge of a casing for encasing said bundle of hollow fibers is disclosed. The method broadly includes providin ...


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Paul D Brinda, Louis C Cosentino: Hollow fiber filter having a porous collar/ring seal. Minntech Corporation, Barbara A Wrigley, Amelia A Buharin, September 10, 1996: US05554283 (84 worldwide citation)

A unique hollow fiber filter cartridge that allows repeated autoclaving without any deleterious breaks in sealing integrity between the potted fiber bundle and the filter module is disclosed. The unique filter cartridge braodly includes a casing that has at least one open end with an inner lip in th ...


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Patrick M McCarthy, Rodolfo C Quijano Quijano: Methods for reduction of pressure effects of cardiac tricuspid valve regurgitation. 3F Therapeutics, Barbara A Wrigley, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, January 9, 2007: US07159593 (81 worldwide citation)

A method of protecting an upper body and a lower body of a patient from high venous pressures comprising implanting a first stented valve at the superior vena cava and a second stented valve at the inferior vena cava, wherein the first and second valves are configured to permit blood flow towards a ...


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Boaz Harai, Mordechay Beyar, Oren Globerman: Tack device with shield. AMS Research Corporation, Barbara A Wrigley, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, José W Jimenez, June 5, 2007: US07226408 (69 worldwide citation)

A slotted shield for a surgical tack, including a body adapted to engage a tack head. The shield has at least one slot having a width, defined by the body. Optionally, the shield is mounted on a tack head on which said shield is mounted.