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Violante Alfonso Monroy: Surgical instrument. Cameron Kerkam Sutton Stowell & Stowell, October 8, 1974: US3840017 (242 worldwide citation)

A surgical, thread holder and stitching device is provided which employs a hollow needle through which a spool or reel of surgical thread is fed. The hollow needle may have beveled ends for cutting the thread and a recess may be provided in the holder to receive a syringe to pass a medicant through ...


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Terry Corbin, Duane J Zytkovicz: Percutaneously inserted spinal cord stimulation lead. Medtronic, Cameron Kerkam Sutton Stowell & Stowell, August 30, 1977: US04044774 (167 worldwide citation)

A lead is disclosed for being inserted within a human or animal body for applying electrical stimulation to the spinal cord of the recipient, whereby selected pain is effectively relieved by the application of an electrical signal of selected frequency, pulsewidth and amplitude to the lead. In parti ...


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Sanford Reich, William H Gates: Centrifugal blood pump for cardiac assist. Medtronic, Cameron Kerkam Sutton Stowell & Stowell, January 23, 1979: US04135253 (148 worldwide citation)

A centrifugal blood pump and method of pumping blood is disclosed to provide assistance for a dysfunctional heart. The pump is provided with a magnetic drive system which permits a synchronous magnetic coupling with a separate power unit disposed immediately adjacent the pump housing. The pump has a ...


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Edward G O Neill: Formable cardiac pacer lead and method of assembly and attachment to a body organ. Medtronic, Cameron Kerkam Sutton Stowell & Stowell, May 15, 1979: US04154247 (138 worldwide citation)

A cardiac pacer lead is disclosed as being formable at the time of pacer implantation by the attending surgeon, by heating the pacer lead, as in boiling water, and then forming or shaping it to the desired configuration so that a pacer electrode is maintained resiliently in contact with the inner su ...


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Alain Poublan, Charles Bachman, Jacques Bouvard: System for protecting shared files in a multiprogrammed computer. Compagnie Honeywell Bull, Cameron Kerkam Sutton Stowell & Stowell, August 1, 1978: US04104718 (108 worldwide citation)

An arrangement for sharing file information among plural processes in a multiprogrammed computing system. Source program file declarations are compiled into file control structures which are placed in skeletal segments, the segments forming units of potential sharing between active processes. Those ...


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David George Murray, James Henry Somerset: Knee joint prosthesis. Research Corporation, Cameron Kerkam Sutton Stowell & Stowell, April 12, 1977: US04016606 (104 worldwide citation)

A knee joint prosthesis comprises a tibial component adapted to be received on the upper end of the tibia, a tibial insert having a generally planar table portion and a spheroidal center depression carried by the tibial component and a femoral component adapted to be received on the lower end of the ...


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Ronald H Rockland, David H Gobeli: Bipolar body tissue electrode. Medtronic, Cameron Kerkam Sutton Stowell & Stowell, March 8, 1977: US04010758 (99 worldwide citation)

A bipolar electrode of the type adapted to be electrically and physically coupled to a body tissue is disclosed as comprising a helix-configured electrode to be screwed into the body tissue and an annular-shaped electrode disposed about the helical electrode for surface contact with the tissue, and ...


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Julius Herman: Miniaturized tunable antenna for general electromagnetic radiation and sensing with particular application to TV and FM. Cameron Kerkam Sutton Stowell & Stowell, May 11, 1976: US03956751 (98 worldwide citation)

A miniaturized thin-wire multi-turn series-connected helical loop antenna, the volutes of which are concentric turns, closely spaced so as to exhibit strong mutual coupling effects. A lumped impedance, fixed or variable, is disposed electrically in series with one of the turns, and a selectively act ...


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Saglio Robert: Method of compensation for the angle of refraction of an ultrasonic beam and a device for the application of said method. Commissariat a l Energie Atomique, Cameron Kerkam Sutton Stowell & Stowell, October 21, 1975: US3913386 (91 worldwide citation)

The angle of refraction of an ultrasonic beam in a test-piece is compensated as a function of temperature by interposing a wedge consisting of at least two refractive media between the ultrasonic transducer and the test-piece. The velocity of propagation of the ultrasonic beam varies inversely as a ...


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Cazalis Jean Pierre: Gas-tight enclosures for surgical operations. Cameron Kerkam Sutton Stowell & Stowell, November 26, 1974: US3850172 (90 worldwide citation)

An improvement to gas-tight enclosures for surgical operations, consisting in providing the enclosure wall 1 with at least one appendage 13, the size of which is such that it can receive a limb 18 to be operated on, said appendage 13 comprising an annular web carrying a garterlike member 20 for clas ...