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John W Brantigan: Prosthetic implant. Hill Van Santen Steadman & Simpson, May 30, 1989: US04834757 (969 worldwide citation)

Gauge blocks or plugs and permanent implant plugs are provided for surgical procedures to support and fuse together adjacent vertebrae in a vertebral column. The plugs are rectangular with tapered front ends and tool receiving rear ends. The gauge blocks are smooth faced for removal but the implant ...


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John W Brantigan: Surgical prosthetic implant facilitating vertebral interbody fusion. Hill Van Santen Steadman & Simpson, November 7, 1989: US04878915 (805 worldwide citation)

Prosthesis plug implants forming transverse struts between adjacent vertebrae have roughened surfaces receiving bone ingrowth to fuse the plugs on prepared surface sites on opposed faces of adjacent vertebrae and have end faces with tool receiving recesses securing the plug on a tool for insertion o ...


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James S Mulhollan, Lionel Starr: Mechanical needle carrier and method for its use. Hill Van Santen Steadman & Simpson, November 11, 1986: US04621640 (449 worldwide citation)

A mechanical needle carrier is provided which can grasp and carry a surgical needle through a cannula, position the needle and set a stitch at the remote location and then release the needle and be withdrawn from the cannula.


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Manfred Pfeiler, Helmut Ermert: Catheter locatable with non-ionizing field and method for locating same. Siemens Aktiengesellschaft, Hill Van Santen Steadman & Simpson, August 27, 1991: US05042486 (409 worldwide citation)

A catheter locatable with a non-ionizing field, such as an electromagnetic or acoustic field, has a transmitting or receiving antenna for the relevant field at its tip. Receiving or transmitting antennas for the non-ionizing field are attached to a patient in which the catheter is disposed. A receiv ...


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Hans Kautzky: Central occluder semi-biological heart valve. Hill Van Santen Steadman & Simpson, September 16, 1986: US04612011 (316 worldwide citation)

A new prosthetic heart valve has a standard mounting ring with a centrally located occluder and a single piece biological circular flat membrane with a central aperture adapted to be selectively closed by the occluder.


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James S Mulhollan, Lionel Starr: Remote surgical knot tier and method of use. Hill Van Santen Steadman & Simpson, July 29, 1986: US04602635 (285 worldwide citation)

A remote surgical knot tier and method for its use is provided which can hold, push and place loops forming a knot in suture material from a manipulation area into a remote site in the body of a human being or an animal through a puncture wound or other small opening.


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Garrett D Herzon: Nerve locator and stimulator. Hill Van Santen Steadman & Simpson, October 16, 1990: US04962766 (270 worldwide citation)

A nerve locator and stimulator which can be used, for example, for human surgery which allows a probe having an insulated tip with an extendible contact which can be used to contact surgical tissue so as to locate a nerve. A second contact is provided with an atraumatic grounding pad and the two con ...


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Manfred Franetzki: Implantable, calibrateable measuring instrument for a body substance and a calibrating method. Siemens Aktiengesellschaft, Hill Van Santen Steadman & Simpson, July 26, 1988: US04759371 (267 worldwide citation)

An implantable measuring instrument for a body substance for use in controlling an implantable infusion device has a housing with a recess covered by a semi-permeable membrane which permits transfer of molecules of a selected size therethrough. The volume defined by the recess and the membrane is in ...


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Toshihide Hayashi, Ikuo Kanayama, Masayoshi Kanno: Television signal receiving apparatus. Sony Corporation, Hill Van Santen Steadman & Simpson, September 1, 1987: US04691351 (265 worldwide citation)

A television signal receiving apparatus is provided having a program schedule display function. The apparatus includes a tuner, a television signal processing circuit connected to the tuner, a digital signal processing circuit connected to the tuner for generating a program schedule display signal b ...


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Frieder Hutterer, Gerd Buess, Manfred Boebel: Applicator for tying sewing threads. Richard Wolf, Hill Van Santen Steadman & Simpson, February 10, 1987: US04641652 (240 worldwide citation)

The applicator for utilization in combination with an endoscope tube comprises a coil connected to a longitudinal passage through a shaft and comprising hollow turns connected to the shaft passage for reception of a sewing thread, whose proximal extremity is passed through a loop projecting from a r ...