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John F Krumme: Shape-memory surgical staple apparatus and method for use in surgical suturing. Alchemia, Howard L Rose, December 4, 1984: US04485816 (806 worldwide citation)

The staples are made of a material having the intrinsic property of shape memory, such that heating the material above a certain temperature known as the transition temperature causes any deformation introduced at temperatures below the transition temperature to be reversed, and the staple recovers ...


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John F Krumme, Darel E Hodgson: Stapling device. Alchemia Partnership, Howard L Rose, November 5, 1985: US04550870 (251 worldwide citation)

A stapling device utilizes heat recoverable material (the driver) having shape memory to drive staples through materials to be joined and in one embodiment, against an anvil for crimping the ends of the staples. The heat recoverable material, preferably a metal such as Nitinol, may have heat applied ...


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Rodney L Derbyshire: Self-regulating porous heating device. Metcal, Howard L Rose, December 17, 1991: US05073625 (174 worldwide citation)

A self-regulating porous heater regulates the temperature of fluid passing through it. This device includes at least one layer of a porous material which has a magnetic permeability inversely related to temperature over a given range. Due to conductor skin effects, changes in permeability cause chan ...


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David I Kaufman: Disposable electrocautery/cutting instrument with integral continuous smoke evacuation. Howard L Rose, August 10, 1993: US05234428 (158 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical pencil comprises a body having air flow passages through the body connectable at one end to a vacuum source and opening at their other ends into a shroud providing an annular opening about the electrode blade of the pencil, the shroud, blade and various passages being configured s ...


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Robert Rothstein: Standard hardware-software interface for connecting any instrument which provides a digital output stream with any digital host computer. Analis, Howard L Rose, November 27, 1984: US04485439 (138 worldwide citation)

A microprocessor-controlled interface for permitting any digital host computer to receive serial digital data from any instrument wherein (a) the time at which digital data from the instrument is to enter the host computer and (b) the logical structure of the digital data entering the host computer ...


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Denny C Cormier: Method and apparatus for extracting systolic valvular events from heart sounds. Cormier Cardiac Systems, Howard L Rose, September 15, 1981: US04289141 (123 worldwide citation)

A non-invasive method and means for determining beat-by-beat assessments of a patient's cardiac performance by measuring the "pre-ejection phase" (PEP) and the "left ventricular ejection time" (LVET), the aforementioned phrases also being known as the "systolic time intervals" (STI) of the heart. Th ...


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Vinodhini Guruswamy, Donald A Elliott: Universal sensor cartridge for use with a universal analyzer for sensing components in a multicomponent fluid. MedTest Systems, Howard L Rose, April 2, 1991: US05004583 (108 worldwide citation)

The apparatus employs a method for accurate, reproducible analytical solution evaluation eliminating the need for a reference sensor by determining the activity of selected species employing species specific sensors and species combination sensors in conjunction with Nernst-type equations. The appar ...


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Mark G Fontenot, Richard Feinberg, Howard Katz: Imaging system with independent processing of visible an infrared light energy. Stryker Corporation, Howard L Rose, June 8, 1999: US05910816 (97 worldwide citation)

In order to protect body members adjacent an invasive procedure on a body, the member to be protected is illuminated preferably with infrared light energy and the entire site of the invasive procedure is viewed through an optical system that conducts both infrared and visible light energy to one or ...


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James M Taylor, Eric L Gay, Mark J Cowell, David F Wirt: Thermal atherectomy device. Metcal, Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Howard L Rose, February 11, 1992: US05087256 (95 worldwide citation)

A thermal atherectomy catheter has a tip of high magnetic permeability cylindrical stem with an enlarged head at one end and an enlarged collar at the other end, a coil of wire wrapped about the stem adjacent the head and removed from said collar, a sleeve of ferromagnetic material disposed about th ...


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Mark G Fontenot: Detection of anatomic passages using infrared emitting catheter. Howard L Rose, June 13, 1995: US05423321 (79 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus is provided for reducing the danger of cutting into a passage or organ of the body during a surgical procedure by inserting a catheter into the passage or organ, the catheter having interiorly thereof an infrared radiator and employing an infrared detection system that produce ...