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Christopher Scott Jones, Phillip R Sommer, Charles L Nelson: Hand actuable surgical handpiece. Stryker Corporation, Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis P C, April 28, 1998: US05743456 (674 worldwide citation)

An inventive surgical handpiece comprises a handle unit and structure carried by the handle unit for engaging a patient. A hand actuable element is mounted for rotation on the handle unit, about first and second mutually transverse axes. A first mechanism is responsive to rotation of the hand actuab ...


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James W Richmond, Robert G Tice, William M Booth III: Vacuum wound drainage system and lipids baffle therefor. Stryker Corporation, Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, April 7, 1987: US04655754 (538 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for selectively blocking passage of lipids in a liquid flow path. A baffle interposed in the liquid flow path is of nonpolar material and is arranged to permit liquid flow therethrough with contact of said liquid with the nonpolar material of the baffle for removing lipids from the flow. I ...


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Werner H Moermann, Marco Brandestini: Method and apparatus for the fabrication of custom-shaped implants. Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, March 11, 1986: US04575805 (538 worldwide citation)

The surface characteristics of an organ that needs restoration, for example, a tooth which has been prepared for an inlay insertion, are read by means of a noncontact scan-head. The three-dimensional shape parameters of the implant required to restore the tooth in function and appearance are compute ...


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Steven J Carusillo, David H Grulke: Battery powered surgical handpiece. Stryker Corporation, Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, May 4, 1993: US05207697 (513 worldwide citation)

A pistol-shaped surgical handpiece comprises a pistol-shaped housing including a forward/rearward extending barrel and a handle fixedly depending from the barrel. A motor and control circuit are supported in the barrel. The motor drives a tool carrier at the front end of the barrel. In one preferred ...


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James W Richmond, Robert G Tice, William M Booth III: Vacuum wound drainage system. Stryker Corporation, Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, May 2, 1989: US04826494 (475 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for selectively blocking passage of lipids in a liquid flow path. A baffle interposed in the liquid flow path is of nonpolar material and is arranged to permit liquid flow therethrough with contact of said liquid with the nonpolar material of the baffle for removing lipids from the flow. I ...


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Jerry A Culp, Kevin J Schemansky, David E Monk: Integrated system for powered surgical tools. Stryker Corporation, Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis P C, January 25, 2000: US06017354 (431 worldwide citation)

An integrated surgical tool system (30) for energizing different powered surgical handpieces (32, 33). Internal to each handpiece is a non-volatile memory (72) which stores data regarding the operating parameters of the handpiece. This data, includes information about the speeds at which any motor i ...


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Jose M O Vich: Apparatus for bone graft. Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, October 31, 1989: US04877020 (430 worldwide citation)

An instrument for inserting a bone graft, wherein the bone graft is of a substantially cylindrical configuration and is extremely threaded. The graft is clampingly held at one end of an elongated instrument which securely holds the graft and permits it to be threadably inserted into a previously pre ...


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Ernst Pfeiffer, Fabio Sternberg: Method and apparatus for continuously monitoring the concentration of a metabolyte. Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis P C, June 24, 1997: US05640954 (392 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a method and an apparatus for continuously monitoring the concentration of a metabolite, such as glucose or lactic acid, in biological tissue, in which a perfusion fluid is fed to a microdialysis probe implanted in the subcutaneous tissue and removed therefrom as ...


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Yuichiro Nishijima, Koichi Tanaka: Artificial intervertebral disk. Chubu Bearing Kabushiki Kaisha, Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis P C, May 4, 1999: US05899941 (328 worldwide citation)

An operation for fixing a vertebral column by an autogenetic or a spacer has no movability or motion property, leading to an impedance of everyday life functions and recurrence of damage at the treated part. An artificial intervertebral disk comprising a movable protrusion which is formed integrally ...


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Marco Brandestini, Werner H Moermann: Method and apparatus for the three-dimensional registration and display of prepared teeth. Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, June 6, 1989: US04837732 (314 worldwide citation)

The method provides a means for a dentist to record the shape in situ of teeth prepared for repair. During a search mode, a high resolution grey scale image is presented on a monitor. The scan head is positioned over the prepared cavity, using this visual feedback. A trigger initiates actual 3D data ...