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Richard J Mackool: Method and apparatus for reducing friction and heat generation by an ultrasonic device during surgery. Cobrin Gittes & Samuel, April 9, 1996: US05505693 (185 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for removing tissue, such as a cataract, from a patient's body includes a hollow vibrating needle surrounded by one or two hollow infusion sleeves. Methods and apparatus for reducing friction between the surface(s) of the sleeve(s) and the outer surface of the needle and/or sur ...


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Robert W Grant, Jerzy Ruzyllo, Kevin Torek: Controlled etching of oxides via gas phase reactions. Penn State Research Foundation, Cobrin Gittes & Samuel, August 8, 1995: US05439553 (173 worldwide citation)

Oxides are etched with a halide-containing species and a low molecular weight organic molecule having a high vapor pressure at standard conditions, where etching is performed at preset wafer temperature in an enclosed chamber at a pressure such that all species present in the chamber, including wate ...


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Richard J Mackool: Apparatus for controlling fluid flow through a surgical instrument and the temperature of an ultrasonic instrument. Cobrin Gittes & Samuel, October 29, 1996: US05569188 (107 worldwide citation)

An apparatus essentially consisting of an aspiration conduit, a pump, and a pressure transducer and logic console which senses vacuum level fluctuations in the aspiration conduit. The aspiration conduit is connected to a surgical cavity. The pump creates a vacuum in the pre-pump aspiration conduit a ...


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L Lloyd Williams, R William Carkner: Number portability using ISUP message option. Stentor Resource Centre, Cobrin Gittes & Samuel, March 11, 1997: US05610977 (98 worldwide citation)

A method of providing number portability for the treatment of calls from a calling party to a specific number of a called party is disclosed. An Initial Address Message (IAM) containing the calling and called party's numbers to enable said call to reach said terminating office is forwarded from an o ...


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Douglas B Wilkes: Wide area centrex toll service with novel translation. Stentor Resource Centre, Cobrin Gittes & Samuel, July 23, 1996: US05539817 (98 worldwide citation)

A method of providing multi-switch business group (MBG) services at each of a plurality of locations is described. The MBG services can be provided for calls made from a calling party served by an originating switch at one location to a called party served by a terminating switch at a location servi ...


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Eliezer Zair: System for causing ablation of irradiated material of living tissue while not causing damage below a predetermined depth. Laser, Cobrin Gittes & Samuel, May 2, 1995: US05411502 (89 worldwide citation)

A system for causing uniform ablation of irradiated material of living tissue while not causing damage below a predetermined depth where laser radiation is provided sequentially and continuously in a predetermined pattern is disclosed.


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R William Carkner, L Lloyd Williams: Number portability using database query. Stentor Resource Centre, Cobrin Gittes & Samuel, February 11, 1997: US05602909 (71 worldwide citation)

A method of providing number portability for the treatment of calls from a calling party to a specific number of a called party is disclosed. An Initial Address Message (IAM) containing the calling and called party's numbers to enable said call to reach said terminating office is forwarded from an o ...


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Jack R Williams: Method and apparatus for accurately determing the location of signal transducers in a passive sonar or other transducer array system. Diagnostic Retrieval Systems, Cobrin Gittes & Samuel, April 1, 1997: US05617371 (60 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for accurately determining the relative locations of sensors in a passive sonar or like monitoring system utilizes two non-parallel (but not necessarily orthogonal) calibrator signals to calculate the relative positions of sensors in a sensor array. Iteration, using a deforme ...


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Richard J Mackool: Maintenance of pressure within a surgical site during a surgical procedure. Cobrin Gittes & Samuel, November 3, 1998: US05830176 (56 worldwide citation)

Varying flow rate and/or the fluid pressure head through a surgical instrument by selecting which of a plurality of fluid lines will supply fluid through the infusion line of the instrument. The fluid lines connect with supply ports of a common connector that has a common discharge port in fluid con ...


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Ronald Alan Coffee: Dispensing device. Electrosols, Cobrin Gittes & Samuel, September 29, 1998: US05813614 (45 worldwide citation)

A device for dispensing a liquid for inhalation, which comprises an unshielded electrohydrodynamic comminution means (1), a means for supplying a liquid to the comminution means, a sharp discharge electrode (12) and, optionally, a means for charging the discharge electrode to a polarity opposite to ...