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Gregory T A Kovacs, Terry R Knapp: Implantable biosensing transponder. LipoMatrix, Howell & Haferkamp L C, November 10, 1998: US05833603 (901 worldwide citation)

A biosensing transponder for implantation in an organism including a human comprises a biosensor for sensing one or more physical properties related to the organism after the device has been implanted, including optical, mechanical, chemical, and electrochemical properties, and a transponder for wir ...


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Barry H Branham, James L Cox, John P Boineau, Richard B Schuessler: Computerized three-dimensional cardiac mapping with interactive visual displays. Washington University, Howell & Haferkamp L C, November 18, 1997: US05687737 (446 worldwide citation)

An optimal electrophysiologic mapping system for map-directed arrhythmia surgery and cardiac research allows rapid and accurate interpretation of cardiac activation sequences. The system can display activation or potential distribution data on an anatomically accurate 3-D model of the heart and allo ...


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Louis George Clark Jr, Donald Romaine Gummow Jr, Marc Vanacht: Hand-held GUI PDA with GPS/DGPS receiver for collecting agronomic and GPS position data. Monsanto Company, Howell & Haferkamp L C, December 16, 1997: US05699244 (362 worldwide citation)

A handheld graphic user interface (GUI) personal digital assistant (PDA) computer is coupled to a GPS/dGPS receiver module which is also compact in size to provide for the collection of data associated with position information. Additional features provided by the stored program in the PDA include a ...


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Ronald Scott Indeck, Marcel Wettstein Muller, George Lawrence Engel, Alan Lee Hege: Method and apparatus for improved fingerprinting and authenticating various magnetic media. Washington University, Howell & Haferkamp L C, April 14, 1998: US05740244 (253 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus is disclosed for determining the remanent noise in a magnetic medium by, for example, DC saturation of a region thereof and measurement of the remaining DC magnetization. A conventional magnetic recording transducer may be used to determine the remanent noise. Upon determinati ...


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Winston A Andrews, David Nelson, Richard W Novy: Implantable prosthesis with open cell textured surface and method for forming same. Lipomatrix Incorporated, Howell & Haferkamp L C, August 13, 1996: US05545220 (245 worldwide citation)

A method for forming an open cell texturized surface in a silicone elastomer layer of a breast implant, or other medical implant, is created by forming a layer of uncured silicone elastomer, applying a coating of particles to the surface thereof, and curing the layer by heating it at an elevated tem ...


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George Varghese, Srinivasan Venkatachary: Method and apparatus for fast hierarchical address lookup using controlled expansion of prefixes. Washington University, Howell & Haferkamp L C, January 4, 2000: US06011795 (244 worldwide citation)

Many network protocols, including the Internet, have addresses that are structured hierarchically. The hierarchy is expressed by an address prefix P that represents all addresses in the given hierarchical level that starts with prefix P. The hierarchy is not strict and can be overridden by more incl ...


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Roger A de la Torre, James Stephen Scott, George D Hermann, Thomas A Howell, James E Jervis, Kenneth H Mollenauer, Roderick A Young: Laparoscopic access port for surgical instruments or the hand. General Surgical Innovations, Howell & Haferkamp L C, August 5, 1997: US05653705 (233 worldwide citation)

A flexible, fluid-tight envelope provides access for a hand and surgical instruments through a body tissue incision while maintaining insufflation pressure or a pneumoperitoneum within the body. The envelope is transparent and has an interior volume with opposite proximal and distal ends. A first op ...


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Kenneth H Mollenauer, Michelle Y Monfort: Surgical instrument for placing suture or fasteners. General Surgical Innovations, Howell & Haferkamp L C, October 8, 1996: US05562685 (224 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for use in placing suture or fasteners in tissue at a remote location such as a laproscopic surgery is comprised of an elongated handle having a coiled projection at its distal end. The coiled projection is employed in penetrating and positioning a length of suture or fastener ...


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Roger A de la Torre, James Stephen Scott, Janine C Robinson: Laparoscopic access port for surgical instruments or the hand. Howell & Haferkamp L C, September 30, 1997: US05672168 (213 worldwide citation)

A flexible, fluid-tight envelope provides access for a hand and surgical instruments through a body tissue incision while maintaining insufflation pressure or a pneumoperitoneum within the body. The envelope is transparent and has an interior volume with opposite proximal and distal ends. A first op ...


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Walter M Blume, Gerard H Epplin, Jeffrey M Garibaldi: Device and method for specifying magnetic field for surgical applications. Stereotaxis, Howell & Haferkamp L C, January 11, 2000: US06014580 (198 worldwide citation)

A device and method for specifying the orientation of a magnetic field produced in a patient to aid surgical procedures involving an implanted magnet. The device includes a processor, a pointing device, a magnet assembly generating a magnetic field, a display, and a medical imaging device that provi ...



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