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Eli Reiter, Michael H Zemering, Frank Shannon: System for electronically controllably viewing on a television updateable television programming information. David P Gordon, David P Gordon, June 14, 1988: US04751578 (729 worldwide citation)

The electronically controllable system of the invention for viewing on a television, updateable television programming information comprises a microcontroller which is partially controllable by remote control system and is updateable via telephone link, magnetic cards or floppy disks, or television ...


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Leonard Pinchuk: Endovascular stent with locking ring. Corvita Corporation, David P Gordon, November 19, 1996: US05575818 (529 worldwide citation)

A tubular stent is provided with a braided structure having a body portion and an end portion, where the end portion has a higher pitch angle than the body portion, thereby forming a locking ring. If desired, a second locking ring can be provided at a second end portion of the stent. The locking rin ...


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Kevin F Hahnen, Gustavo Aguirre, Peter Kratsch: Arthroscopic surgical instruments. Symbiosis Corporation, David P Gordon, February 14, 1995: US05389104 (433 worldwide citation)

An arthroscopic surgical instrument includes a hollow tube with an actuator coupled to its proximal end and an end effector coupled to its distal end. The actuator and the end effector are coupled by a cylindrical push rod which passes through the hollow tube. The push rod includes a frangible link ...


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Leonard Pinchuk: Self-expanding endoluminal stent-graft. Corvita Corporation, David P Gordon, May 13, 1997: US05628788 (371 worldwide citation)

A self-expanding endoluminal stent-graft includes a conventional wire stent and a tubular deformable material constructed of filaments and having a density and geometry such that when ends of the tubular material are pulled apart, the diameter of the tubular material decreases to one half to one ten ...


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Juergen A Kortenbach, Michael S McBrayer, Charles R Slater, Saul Gottlieb: Double acting endoscopic scissors with bipolar cautery capability. Symbiosis Corporation, David P Gordon, October 29, 1996: US05569243 (366 worldwide citation)

A double acting bipolar endoscopic scissors includes a hollow tube with an integral clevis and a bipolar push rod extending therethrough. The tube is rotatably mounted in a handle member which is provided with a manual actuation lever. The bipolar push rod includes a pair of spaced apart rods which ...


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Peter Tal: Method and apparatus for uniquely identifying individuals by particular physical characteristics and security system utilizing the same. Peter Tal, David P Gordon, December 4, 1990: US04975969 (348 worldwide citation)

Method, apparatus and security system for uniquely identifying individual by their particular physical characteristics are provided. In particular, facial parameters which are defined as being the distances between identifiable points on the human face, and/or ratios of the facial parameters can be ...


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Charles R Slater, Matthew A Palmer, Peter Kratsch: Endoscopic end effectors constructed from a combination of conductive and non-conductive materials and useful for selective endoscopic cautery. Symbiosis Corporation, David P Gordon, March 14, 1995: US05396900 (334 worldwide citation)

A non-metallic end effector for use in an endoscopic surgical tool includes a metallic core for strength and for providing a selected electrode surface on the end effector. Selectively conductive end effectors are manufactured by insert molding a plastic or ceramic or other non-conductive body aroun ...


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Kevin W Smith, Juergen A Kortenbach, Charles R Slater, Anthony I Mazzeo, Theodore C Slack Jr, Thomas O Bales: Endoscopic robotic surgical tools and methods. Symbiosis Corporation, David P Gordon, April 29, 1997: US05624398 (332 worldwide citation)

The methods and devices of the invention include an encoder, an endoscopic robotic instrument, and an encoder/robotic instrument interface. A preferred embodiment of the encoder has a chest/shoulder plate provided with telescoping tubes and joints. Each joint is provided with a direct drive potentio ...


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Noureddine Frid: Self-expanding stent for a medical device to be introduced into a cavity of a body. Corvita Corporation, David P Gordon, April 21, 1998: US05741333 (320 worldwide citation)

A self-expanding stent is provided for introduction into a cavity of a human body. The stent has a tubular body which is radially expansible and axially retractable between a working state and a resting state. The tubular body has first and second plaited filaments which provide a middle portion of ...


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Thomas O Bales, Gregory J Murphy, Frank A Scarfone, Charles R Slater, Kevin W Smith: Endoscopic surgical instruments having rotatable end effectors. Symbiosis Corporation, David P Gordon, December 29, 1992: US05174300 (318 worldwide citation)

Medical instruments are provided having end effectors and end effector actuator apparatus which are rotatable relative to the end effectors. The instruments generally include a tube which is typically coupled to the end effectors via a clevis around which the end effectors pivot, a push rod extendin ...