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Philip A Mellinger, Donald B Knoth: Locking dovetail and self-limiting set screw assembly for a spinal stabilization member. Interpore Cross International, Laura F Shunk, Hudak & Shunk Co A, October 16, 2001: US06302888 (474 worldwide citation)

A spinal implant assembly is provided which has a stabilizer rod clamped into position within an anchor by means of a sliding closure member including a mating set screw or hook. The exterior faces of the anchor are contoured to optimize interface in the surgical setting. The anchor includes a U-sha ...


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Kyle Hayes: Bone stabilization plate with a secured-locking mechanism for cervical fixation. Interpore Cross International, Laura F Shunk, Hudak & Shunk Co A, May 1, 2001: US06224602 (322 worldwide citation)

A bone plate assembly is provided having a fixation plate held in position in a bone by a plurality of fasteners. The fasteners extend through holes in the bone plate to engage the bone below. Further, the assembly includes a locking plate which is secured to the fixation plate by means of a lock sc ...


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Phillip A Mellinger: Self-limiting set screw for use with spinal implant systems. Cross Medical Products, Hudak & Shunk Co A, December 16, 1997: US05697929 (317 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a set screw having a self-limiting external torque head. The head has a hexagonal external cross-section and an internal bore which extends through a necked portion. The necked portion joins the external torque head to the threaded screw portion of the set screw. The necked ...


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Theodore D Wakefield II: Method and apparatus for remote maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of a motorized wheelchair. Invacare Corporation, Laura F Shunk, Hudak & Shunk Co A, October 5, 1999: US05961561 (206 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for the remote maintenance, troubleshooting, and/or repair of electric or motorized wheelchairs is disclosed. A wheelchair diagnostic system includes a data communications network, a motorized wheelchair having a controller associated therewith, a modem coupled between the con ...


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Mark E Apgar, Kyle Hayes: Longitudinally adjustable bone plates and method for use thereof. Interpore Cross International, Hudak & Shunk Co A, April 2, 2002: US06364881 (149 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a bone plate having at least two and up to ten ringed eyelets for receiving anchoring bone screws in a modified ball-and-socket joint. The eyelets are longitudinally aligned and joined to neighboring eyelets by curvilinear, bendable ribs extending between pairs of eyelets. T ...


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Joseph Perra, Rolando Puno, Philip A Mellinger: Self-aligning cap nut for use with a spinal rod anchor. Cross Medical Products, Laura F Shunk, Hudak & Shunk Co A, September 3, 2002: US06443953 (147 worldwide citation)

A spinal implant system is provided having a stabilization rod, a plurality of bone anchors which could be either hooks or screws and which have an internal recess that defines a rod-receiving channel. Sidewalls of the anchor project beyond the recess, and are threaded on the outside. These external ...


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Paul Hunter Peckham, Brian Smith, James Robert Buckett, Geoffrey Bart Thrope, Jorge Ernesto Letechipia: Functional neuromuscular stimulation system with shielded percutaneous interface. Case Western Reserve University, Daniel J Hudak, Hudak & Shunk Co A, February 15, 2000: US06026328 (90 worldwide citation)

An input command controller provides logic function selection signals and proportional signals. The signals are generated by movement of a ball member and socket member relative to two orthogonal axes. When the joystick is implanted a transmitter transmits the signals to a patient carried unit. The ...


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Dale A Pulver: Adjustable front wheel stabilizer for power wheelchair. Invacare Corporation, Hudak & Shunk Co A, December 15, 1998: US05848658 (87 worldwide citation)

A mid-wheel drive or front wheel drive power wheelchair includes a front stabilizer extending from the frame. It includes a first arm pivotally mounted to the frame at a first or upper end and a stabilizer wheel is mounted adjacent a second end. A second arm of the stabilizer assembly is pivotally c ...


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Paul Hunter Peckham, Brian Smith, James Robert Buckett, Geoffrey Bart Thrope, Jorge Ernesto Letechipia: Functional neuromuscular stimulation system. Case Western Reserve University, Hudak & Shunk Co A, September 21, 1999: US05954758 (86 worldwide citation)

An input command controller (A) provides logic function selection signals and proportional signals. The signals are generated by movement of a ball member (12) and socket member (14) relative to two orthogonal axes. When the joystick is implanted, a transmitter (50) transmits the signals to a patien ...


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Gregory A Michaels, Homayoun Birangi: Gas concentration sensor and control for oxygen concentrator utilizing gas concentration sensor. Invacare Corporation, Hudak & Shunk Co A, June 29, 1999: US05917135 (82 worldwide citation)

An acoustic oxygen sensor is provided which can be used in the output lines leading from the sieve beds. This sensor can be used in communication with a microprocessor to control the production and evacuation cycles of the sieve beds, i.e., for example to determine the period for which a bed is supp ...