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Aurelio Chaux: Sternal retractor. Pilling Co, Howson & Howson, August 1, 1989: US04852552 (170 worldwide citation)

A sternal retractor for use in internal mammary artery dissection comprises a rack bar having fixed and movable spreader arms, the blade-carrying parts of which are rotatable to, and lockable in, several discrete positions. The blades are carried by slides on the spreader arms, and are pivotable abo ...


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Parviz Kambin: Method for percutaneous arthroscopic disc removal, bone biopsy and fixation of the vertebrae. Howson & Howson, January 16, 2001: US06175758 (166 worldwide citation)

The insertion points for guide pins used in percutaneous vertebral fixation by pedicle screw are determined by establishing an approach path on a CT image, measuring on the CT image the distance from the intersection of the approach path and the skin of the patient's back to the patient's ...


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Edmund R Corey Jr, John A Fanticola Jr, William H Pilling, Gerald A Powell, David E Weston, Robert W Wilson: Adjustable supporting bracket having plural ball and socket joints. Medtronic, Pilling Weck Incorporated, Howson & Howson, May 4, 1999: US05899425 (157 worldwide citation)

An articulating supporting bracket for a surgical tissue stabilizer comprises a series of elements joined to one another by articulating ball-and-socket joints. A flexible cable extends through passages in the elements, and, when tightened, causes the balls and sockets to lock together frictionally. ...


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Clark D Gerhart, Robert D Rambo: Surgical instrument and method for use in hand-assisted laparoscopy. Medical Creative Technologies, Howson & Howson, November 21, 2000: US06149642 (156 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument and the method for delivering and withdrawing surgical tools through a cannula in an abdominal cavity during hand-assisted minimally invasive surgery. A tube slidably extends through a cannula with a slender surgical tool such as a suture needle holder, secured in a snap-in gri ...


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John Campbell: Cable support. Campbell Design Systems, Howson & Howson, November 30, 1999: US05992802 (111 worldwide citation)

A support for parallel runs of coaxial cable is made up of pairs of molded blocks stacked on a single threaded rod. The blocks of each pair are identical, and have semi-circular cylindrical recesses which cooperate to provide circular, cable-gripping passages. The threaded rod extends in orthogonal ...


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James L Gaddy, Dinesh K Arora, Ching Whan Ko, John Randall Phillips, Rahul Basu, Carl V Wikstrom, Edgar C Clausen: Methods for increasing the production of ethanol from microbial fermentation. Emmaus Foundation, Howson & Howson, October 23, 2007: US07285402 (110 worldwide citation)

A stable continuous method for producing ethanol from the anaerobic bacterial fermentation of a gaseous substrate containing at least one reducing gas involves culturing a fermentation bioreactor anaerobic, acetogenic bacteria in a liquid nutrient medium; supplying the gaseous substrate to the biore ...


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James L Gaddy: Biological production of products from waste gases. Bioengineering Resources, Howson & Howson, January 22, 2002: US06340581 (106 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are designed for converting waste gases from industrial processes such as oil refining, and carbon black, coke, ammonia, and methanol production, into useful products. The method includes introducing the waste gases into a bioreactor where they are fermented to various product ...


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Akira Kimura, Nobuo Kitao, Hiroshi Yasuda, Yoshimasa Shimomura, Kiyoshi Isozaki, Hiroshi Nishimura: Flexible supporting sheath for cables and the like. Tsubakimoto Chain Co, Howson & Howson, September 10, 1991: US05046764 (98 worldwide citation)

A universally articulable supporting sheath comprises an interconnected series of links, each having a convex spherical surface at one end, and a concave spherical surface at its opposite end. The concave and convex surfaces mate with one another to form the sheath. Special links having branch openi ...


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Samuel Pelta: Surgical retractor support. Pilling Co, Howson & Howson, November 20, 1990: US04971037 (85 worldwide citation)

A table-mounted surgical retractor support includes a wishbone-shaped structure comprising two identical rods which are separately attachable to a clamp located at the end of a supporting rod. The supporting rod is, in turn, connected to a similar clamp located at the top of a table-mounted post. Th ...


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Robert W Wilson Jr, William H Pilling: Abdominal aortic clamp. Pilling Co, Howson & Howson, July 28, 1992: US05133724 (84 worldwide citation)

A vascular clamp for temporary occlusion in the infrarenal region of the abdominal aorta during performance of surgery associated with abdominal aneurysms. Pivoted handles are operatively connected to respective one ends of relatively slidable elongate members, and parallel jaws laterally extend fro ...