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Stephen C Jacobsen, Robert L Stephen, R Todd Johnson, Richard Luntz, David Knutti: Epidermal iontophoresis device. University of Utah, Criddle Thorpe & Western, February 27, 1979: US04141359 (240 worldwide citation)

An improved iontophoresis device for topical administration of ionic drugs or chemicals through epidermal tissue for anesthetizing or sterilizing local tissue or for applying various medicaments without mechanical penetration. An ionic form of drug is conducted through the epidermal tissue by means ...


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Stephen C Jacobsen, Robert L Stephen, Peter Hansen: Bi-directional flow catheter with retractable trocar/valve structure. Motion Control Incorporated, Criddle Thorpe & Western, December 25, 1979: US04180068 (190 worldwide citation)

A bi-directional flow catheter for insertion into the body of a patient for the simultaneous introduction into and withdrawal therefrom of fluid. The catheter includes a primary tube having open distal and proximal ends, and a pair of branching tubes, each of which branch from a different side of th ...


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Curtis C Johnson, Stanley D Moss, Jiri A Janata: Selective chemical sensitive FET transducers. The University of Utah, Criddle Thorpe & Western, May 3, 1977: US04020830 (188 worldwide citation)

A chemical sensitive field-effect transistor transducer capable of selectively detecting and measuring chemical properties of substances to which the transducer is exposed. The transducer includes a semiconductor substrate material having a certain doping polarity, a pair of spaced apart diffusion r ...


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Clifford S Kwan Gett: Atriotomy access device. Criddle Thorpe & Western, April 12, 1977: US04016884 (136 worldwide citation)

An atriotomy access adaptor for use in open-heart surgery consists of a polymeric foam base adapted to fit into an incision in the atrium. Venous uptake cannulas are inserted through incisions made in the foam adaptor base and are held in place by two loops fastened to the foam body which are adapte ...


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J D Mortensen: Cannula for arterial and venous bypass cannulation. University of Utah, Criddle Thorpe & Western, November 13, 1979: US04173981 (125 worldwide citation)

A cannula suitable for total bypass procedures in arterial and venous cannulation for extracorporeal perfusion of blood. The cannula has a tapered body of sufficient length for peripheral cannulation and openings through the cannula wall appropriately positioned to provide fluid transfer at various ...


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Lucien Alfred Couvillon Jr, Thomas Reaks Grover, Charles Dewitt Baker, William Sanford Topham: Noninvasive, continuous intraocular pressure monitor. University of Utah Research Institute, Criddle Thorpe & Western, May 16, 1978: US04089329 (88 worldwide citation)

A noninvasive, continuous monitoring device for measuring intraocular pressure without interference with vision or normal activity of the patient. A miniature, planar-faced pressure transducer is fixed in a protruding section of a compliant hydrogel ring which has been tooled to conform to the spher ...


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Bruce W Robertson, Pryce Neilson Hales: Method and apparatus utilizing Baudot code for categorizing and selectively distributing information to a plurality of utilization units. Com Tel, Criddle Thorpe & Western, October 4, 1977: US04052737 (87 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a method and apparatus for selectively distributing on a multiple channel television system information previously transmitted and received in the Baudot code. The transmitted information is encoded into a sequence of Baudot characters to include a combination of figure shift and/or let ...


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Stephen C Jacobsen, Robert L Stephen, Richard D Luntz, Richard T Johnson, David F Knutti, Carl F Mandleco: Fluid self-sealing bioelectrode. University of Utah Research Institute, Criddle Thorpe & Western, September 4, 1979: US04166457 (83 worldwide citation)

A dry-state bioelectrode having a self-sealing receptacle for receiving electrolyte and/or medicament fluid contents. The receptacle is attached at its opening to a sheet-like flexible base member having an opening in common with the receptacle opening, the bottom of the base member being adapted fo ...


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Donald J Lyman, Frank J Fazzio: Synthetic polymer prosthesis material. University of Utah, Criddle Thorpe & Western, November 6, 1979: US04173689 (74 worldwide citation)

A blood and body-tissue compatible synthetic polymer having mechanical compliance properties matching that of body tissue, useful in prosthesis as vascular grafts, skin covering, small diameter body duct work, and similar tissue replacement materials. A block copolymer having suitable body and blood ...


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William James Strong, Edward Paul Palmer: Speech coding hearing aid system utilizing formant frequency transformation. Brigham Young University, Criddle Thorpe & Western, September 27, 1977: US04051331 (69 worldwide citation)

A hearing aid system and method includes apparatus for receiving a spoken speech signal, apparatus coupled to the receiving apparatus for determining at successive intervals in the speech signal the frequency and amplitude of the largest formants, apparatus for determining at successive intervals th ...