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Dean L Kamen: Catheter stabilization pad. Bromberg Sunstein & McGregor, January 7, 1986: US04563177 (124 worldwide citation)

A unitary sheet device for removably securing a catheter to the skin of a patient includes a pair of flaps for being affixed to the skin and a central portion performed in a contour conforming to the catheter hub. When affixed, the central portion and the patient's skin together form a receptacle fo ...


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Dean L Kamen: Medical infusion controller and user interface. Baxter Travenol Laboratories, Bromberg Sunstein & McGregor, January 6, 1987: US04634426 (114 worldwide citation)

An intravenous flow control system includes a programmed microprocessor which receives information from a drop sensor and varies the adjustment of a clamp to control the infusion rate. The system accepts total dose and infusion duration, or dose rate and time information keyed in by the user, and pe ...


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Dean L Kamen: Volumetric pump with replaceable reservoir assembly. Bromberg Sunstein & McGregor, March 10, 1987: US04648872 (101 worldwide citation)

An infusion pump has a removable reservoir including a piston and drive member. The drive member is an internally threaded elongated portion of the piston. A motor rotates a short drive screw, which engages the threads of the drive member to displace the piston in the reservoir. In one embodiment th ...


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Richard P Bunch, Lloyd S Smith: Shoe upper with lateral fastening arrangement. Converse, Bromberg Sunstein & McGregor, October 14, 1986: US04616432 (84 worldwide citation)

A shoe has an upper having a lateral lacing system and a band structure over the central longitudinal axis of the foot, so that the foot is retained conformally and the shoe fastening system is located over relatively planar regions of the wearer's foot. The upper has a slot disposed along a path co ...


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Francis L Bacon, Donald J Houde: Data compression apparatus and method. Telebyte Corportion, Bromberg Sunstein & McGregor, September 16, 1986: US04612532 (75 worldwide citation)

A preferred embodiment of the invention provides a system for the dynamic encoding of a stream of characters. In a preferred embodiment, the system includes an input for receiving a stream of characters, and an output for providing encoded data. The system also includes a provision for storing, acce ...


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George D Margolin: Resilient deformable keyboard. Bromberg Sunstein & McGregor, May 14, 1985: US04517421 (69 worldwide citation)

An array of fluid filled cells bearing symbols on their faces transmit applied pressure or displacement to a remote end of the cell which have a mating array of electrical switches normally maintained in an open position. Pressure or displacement of the upper surface of the cell is transmitted to th ...


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Dean L Kamen: Baxter Travenol Laboratories, Bromberg Sunstein & McGregor, June 16, 1987: US04673820 (61 worldwide citation)

An arrangement for improving the detection of drops in a drip chamber has a mirror element configured to focus light from a source to a detector in such a manner that a falling drop occludes a significant portion of the light reflected to the detector. In a preferred embodiment the mirror is located ...


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Matt H Reed: Method and apparatus for disabling vein valves in-situ. Bromberg Sunstein & McGregor, April 7, 1987: US04655217 (49 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is provided for disabling valve cusps within a vein. A flexible guide tube of a diameter substantially smaller than that of a vein has at least one retractable wire hook for ensnaring a valve cusp within the vein. The wire hook may be continuously moved from a retracted position against ...


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Rui M Parracho, Kevin J Crowley: Running shoe sole with heel tabs. Converse, Bromberg Sunstein & McGregor, September 6, 1983: US04402146 (49 worldwide citation)

An athletic shoe is provided with means for increasing lateral stability of the heel area to increase ankle stability and reduce the possibility of ankle fatigue due to misalignment of the ankle joint and the possibility of promotion or supination injury. The heel peripheral area of a midsole or hee ...


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Fred A Brown: Electronically programmable universal brushless DC fan with integral tracking and locked rotor protection. Comair Rotron, Bromberg Sunstein & McGregor, April 7, 1987: US04656553 (43 worldwide citation)

A brushless DC fan with a winding supply circuit having an internal voltage regulator can afford current limiting and thermal protection and provide various desired fan speeds without alteration of the basic fan circuit, the windings, or other manufacturing items. A voltage setting circuit element c ...