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Frank Richmond: IV bag with needleless connector ports. John L Rogitz, February 21, 1995: US05391150 (61 worldwide citation)

An IV bag has at least one opening and a valve associated with the opening. The valve is normally closed to prevent fluid communication through the opening. A needleless connector can be engaged with the valve to open the valve and thereby establish a passageway for fluid communication through the o ...


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Adrian Crisan, Nikolaos Georgis, Fredrik Carpio, Paul Jin Hwang: Pre- and post-shutter signal image capture and sort for digital camera. Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, John L Rogitz, January 17, 2012: US08098297 (60 worldwide citation)

A camera system includes an image sensor and a processing apparatus receiving image frames from the sensor before and after receipt of a user picture signal. The processing apparatus discards frames that do not meet a quality criterion such as under-exposed frames. Also, the processing apparatus com ...


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Alan C Cone, Ralph A Loh, Stuart A Tenenbaum: Method and apparatus for applying pressure to a body limb for treating edema. World, John L Rogitz, November 3, 1998: US05830164 (60 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for treating edema by applying pressure to a patient's limb includes a sleeve that is surroundingly engageable with the limb, and the sleeve includes a plurality of flexible open-ended cells for holding respective individually inflatable replaceable bladders. Also, a fluid pump is in fl ...


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Donald Cohen, Derek J Daw, George F Kick, George M Acosta: Apparatus and method for venous ligation. Endovascular, John L Rogitz, July 1, 1997: US05643257 (60 worldwide citation)

A minimally-invasive surgery apparatus for causing the lumen of a vein to collapse to prevent blood flow through the vein, e.g., a varicose vein or a side branch of the saphenous vein, includes an electrode which is electrically connected to a power source, and the electrode is percutaneously advanc ...


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Anthony C Aliberto, Scott M Evans, William J Worthen: Central venous catheter with heat exchange membrane. Alsius Corporation, John L Rogitz, Arlyn Alonzo, April 9, 2002: US06368304 (60 worldwide citation)

A central venous catheter includes coolant supply and return lumens which communicate coolant to and from first and second heat exchange membranes arranged along the distal segment of the catheter. The coolant in the heat exchange membranes removes heat from the patient. Additional lumens are provid ...


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Mark Evan Whitebook, Blair D Walker, Scott M Evans, Lynn M Shimada: System and method employing indwelling RF catheter for systemic patient warming by application of dielectric heating. Alsius Corporation, John L Rogitz, March 4, 2003: US06529775 (59 worldwide citation)

An indwelling RF catheter achieves warming of patients by dielectric heating of blood or other bodily fluids. In one example, the catheter is deployed in a suitable blood vessel, such as the inferior vena cava. The catheter design includes an emitter structure electrically coupled to an RF generator ...


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Frank M Richmond: IV sets with needleless spikeless fittings and valves. John L Rogitz, December 15, 1998: US05848994 (58 worldwide citation)

An IV set includes a drip chamber having a top end and a bottom end. A spikeless connector covers the top end, and an IV tube is connected to the bottom end of the drip chamber. The end of the IV tube opposite the drip chamber is engaged with a needleless/spikeless connector. Thereby, a needleless/s ...


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Barton Allen Smith, Thomas Guthrie Zimmerman: Digital pen using interferometry for relative and absolute pen position. International Business Machines Corporation, John L Rogitz, July 15, 2003: US06592039 (58 worldwide citation)

A digital pen that has an ink writing tip includes a laser on a pen body that directs light toward paper across which the writing tip is stroked. A diffraction grating reflects a reference beam and passes a scattered beam from the substrate toward translation detectors, which consequently receive in ...


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Fred W McClain: Incremental computer file backup using a two-step comparison of first two characters in the block and a signature with pre-stored character and signature sets. Fairbanks Systems Group, John L Rogitz, August 11, 1998: US05794254 (57 worldwide citation)

A system backs up computer files to a remote site via modem. Files of a user computer that are found in a common library at the remote site initially are not copied to the remote site, whereas files not in the library are copied to the remote site. Then, periodically the user computer determines whi ...


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Rudolf Maarten Bolle, Jonathan H Connell, Nalini K Ratha, Louis J Percello: Business system and method using a distorted biometrics. Lenovo, John L Rogitz, October 10, 2006: US07120607 (57 worldwide citation)

A method of doing business is disclosed that transforms a biometric used by a user in a transaction. The transformation creates a distorted biometric. The distorted biometric is used to identify the user to another party without requiring the user to provide actual physical or behavioral characteris ...