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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 (693 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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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 (455 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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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 (405 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 (335 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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Chris Philipp: Cordless, battery operated surical tool. Stryker Corporation, Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis P C, May 5, 1998: US05747953 (314 worldwide citation)

A powered surgical tool includes a motor, a motor control module for controlling the actuation of the motor, and a trigger assembly for allowing the user to enter user-selected commands indicative of desired motor rotation. The trigger assembly includes a number of moving magnets located adjacent th ...


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William P Pennybacker, Charles L Nelson, Kenneth H Misser: Electrocautery surgical tool with relatively pivoted tissue engaging jaws. Stryker Corporation, Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis P C, June 10, 1997: US05637110 (279 worldwide citation)

A handpowered, low cost, disposable laparoscopic surgical tool has a proximal hand engageable unit, an elongate extension unit and a distal jaw unit. Pulling a trigger of the hand engageable unit forwards an extension rod in the extension unit to pivot the jaws together. In one embodiment of the inv ...


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Jerry A Culp, Steven Anthony Tyler, Michael John Fraticelli, Marshall Eric Finley: Powered surgical handpiece with state marker for indicating the run/load state of the handpiece coupling assembly. Stryker Corporation, Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis P C, July 18, 2000: US06090123 (222 worldwide citation)

A surgical handpiece (940) for actuating a cutting attachment (944). The handpiece includes a housing (942) which contains a motor (52) for driving the cutting attachment. A coupling assembly (948) releasably holds the cutting attachment to the housing and connects the attachment to the motor. A sta ...