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David Sherrer
Dan A Steinberg, David W Sherrer: Optical waveguide switch having stepped waveguide holding member. Shipley Company L L C, Dann Dorfman Herrell and Skillman P C, October 14, 2003: US06633691

A first waveguide holding member has a principal surface which confronts the principal surface of a second waveguide holding member. Each principal surface has a stepped configuration defined by an upper surface region, a lower surface region and a transverse region which separates the upper and low ...


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Louis C Argenta, Michael J Morykwas: Wound treatment employing reduced pressure. Wake Forest University, Dann Dorfman Herrell and Skillman P C, June 10, 1997: US05636643 (840 worldwide citation)

A method of treating tissue damage comprises applying a negative pressure to a wound sufficient in time and magnitude to promote tissue migration and thus facilitate closure of the wound. The method is applicable to wounds, burns, infected wounds, and live tissue attachments. A wound treatment appar ...


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Michael P Whitman: Electromechanical driver device for use with anastomosing, stapling, and resecting instruments. Power Medical Interventions, Dann Dorfman Herrell and Skillman P C, September 3, 2002: US06443973 (785 worldwide citation)

An electromechanical driver for use in gastrointestinal tract surgery, including a flexible sheath and a handle, is provided. Also dislosed are a series of surgical attachments which may be utilized in conjunction with the electromechanical driver. The handle of the driver includes at least one moto ...


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David J Vining: Method and system for producing interactive, three-dimensional renderings of selected body organs having hollow lumens to enable simulated movement through the lumen. Wake Forest University, Dann Dorfman Herrell and Skillman P C, July 21, 1998: US05782762 (277 worldwide citation)

A method and system are provided for effecting interactive, three-dimensional renderings of selected body organs for purposes of medical observation and diagnosis. A series of CT images of the selected body organs are acquired. The series of CT images is stacked to form a three-dimensional volume fi ...


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Peter Wilding, Larry J Kricka, Jay N Zemel: Apparatus for the detection of an analyte utilizing mesoscale flow systems. The Trustees Of The University Of Pennsylvania, Dann Dorfman Herrell and Skillman P C, February 2, 1999: US05866345 (264 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are devices for detecting the presence of a preselected analyte in a fluid sample. The devices comprise a substrate microfabricated to define a sample inlet port, and a mesoscale flow system that includes a sample flow channel extending from the inlet port. The mesoscale flow system furthe ...


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J Michael Ramsey, Stephen C Jacobson: Microfluidic devices for the controlled manipulation of small volumes. UT Battelle, Dann Dorfman Herrell and Skillman P C, February 25, 2003: US06524456 (229 worldwide citation)

A method for conducting a broad range of biochemical analyses or manipulations on a series of nano- to subnanoliter reaction volumes and an apparatus for carrying out the same are disclosed. The method and apparatus are implemented on a fluidic microchip to provide high serial throughput. The method ...


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Peter Wilding, Larry J Kricka, Jay N Zemel: Device and method for the detection of an analyte utilizing mesoscale flow systems. The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, Dann Dorfman Herrell and Skillman P C, April 22, 2003: US06551841 (159 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are devices for detecting the presence of a preselected analyte in a fluid sample. The devices comprise a substrate microfabricated to define a sample inlet port, and a mesoscale flow system that includes a sample flow channel extending from the inlet port. The mesoscale flow system furthe ...


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Stephen C Jacobson, J Michael Ramsey: Microfabricated device and method for multiplexed electrokinetic focusing of fluid streams and a transport cytometry method using same. UT Battelle, Dann Dorfman Herrell and Skillman P C, September 19, 2000: US06120666 (158 worldwide citation)

A microfabricated device and method for electrokinetic transport of a liquid phase biological or chemical material is described. In accordance with one aspect of the present invention there is provided a microchip that is adapted for the simultaneous spatial confinement of electrokinetically driven ...


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Stefan Vilsmeier, Stefan Lippstreu, Michael Bertram: Device for noninvasive stereotactic immobilization in reproducible position. BrainLAB Med Computersysteme GmbB, Dann Dorfman Herrell and Skillman P C, December 30, 1997: US05702406 (133 worldwide citation)

The present invention pertains to a device for noninvasive, stereotactic immobilization in reproducible position with a head ring providing a firm reference system, a mask consisting of several parts attached to the head ring. The mask is individually adapted to the anatomical contours of a patient, ...


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Peter Wilding, Larry J Kricka: Mesoscale sample preparation device and systems for determination and processing of analytes. Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, Dann Dorfman Herrell and Skillman P C, February 6, 2001: US06184029 (127 worldwide citation)

A mesoscale sample preparation device capable of providing microvolume test samples, separated into a cell-enriched fraction and a fraction of reduced cell content, for performing various analyses, such as binding assays, determinations involving polynucleotide amplification and the like. Analytical ...