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Thu A Le, Izi Bruker, Brian H Luscombe, Dennis D Jamiolkowski: Two-piece suture anchor with barbs. Ethicon, Joseph F Shirtz, January 23, 1996: US05486197 (553 worldwide citation)

A two-piece suture anchor is disclosed wherein a barrel-like main portion is provided with a pair of legs in a central opening. A ball-like actuating device is received within the central opening and drawn upward into the device in order to separate the legs and cause the device to expand into the s ...


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Thomas Luckman: Instruments for use in knee replacement surgery. Johnson & Johnson Professional, Joseph F Shirtz, May 28, 1996: US05520695 (289 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to an instrument and method for performing a partial knee replacement and, in particular, a single condyle replacement method. The instrument includes a tibial mounted platform which has formed thereon a keyed slot for receiving a spacer which spacer is positioned betwe ...


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Joseph J Chang, Dennis M Bialecki, Mark A Panzera, Gerald J Kovalic: Catheter with stick protection. Critikon, Joseph F Shirtz, May 30, 1995: US05419766 (171 worldwide citation)

A new catheter stick protector is described having a metal flap clip which snaps down into place to prevent return of the needle through the protector device once withdrawn. The device is small and received over the needle to provide an interface between the needle hub and the hub of a catheter like ...


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Richard D Scott, Thomas S Thornhill, John Slamin: Oval domed shaped patella prosthesis. Johnson & Johnson Professional, Joseph F Shirtz, January 14, 1997: US05593450 (168 worldwide citation)

An improved knee prosthesis disclosed that includes a patella for positioning in a trochlear groove formed by two condyles of a femoral component. The novel patella of the disclosure has an elliptical outer periphery and presents an articulating surface to the femoral component for sliding engagemen ...


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Brian H Luscombe, Dennis D Jamiolkowski, Jack S Pedlick, Izi Bruker, Daniel C Rosenman, Raymond Thal: Wedge shaped suture anchor and method of implantation. Mitek Surgical Products, Joseph F Shirtz, November 4, 1997: US05683418 (155 worldwide citation)

A suture anchor is described which in one form may be easily fabricated from extruded material by angular cuts and bore holes which provide an offset pulling force to the suture. In an alternate and preferred embodiment the suture anchor is injection molded having an annular displaced corner and abu ...


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David L Bogert: Catheter needle locking and catheter hub unlocking mechanism. Johnson & Johnson Medical, Joseph F Shirtz, December 29, 1998: US05853393 (150 worldwide citation)

A catheter needle tip protector and a safety mechanism which provides fail/save protection to clinical personnel against the possibility of accidental punctures by a used intravenous (IV) needle through the provision of automatic catheter needle tip protecting structure which becomes operative upon ...


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David L Bogert: I.V. catheter assembly with automatic cannula tip guard. Johnson & Johnson Medical, Joseph F Shirtz, February 4, 1997: US05599310 (142 worldwide citation)

A catheter assembly comprising a catheter attached to a catheter hub, a cannula insertable into the catheter through the catheter hub and a tip guard providing automatic protection of the cannula tip and automatic locking and releasing of the tip guard form the catheter hub. The tip guard includes a ...


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Paul T Jacobs, Ronald F Berry, Toby A Soto: Method for vapor sterilizaton of articles having lumens. Johnson & Johnson Medical, Joseph F Shirtz, July 24, 1990: US04943414 (131 worldwide citation)

A method and device for enhancing the vapor sterilization of the lumen of medical instruments and like articles under reduced pressure. A vessel containing a small amount of a vaporizable liquid sterilant solution is attached to the lumen. The sterilant vaporizes and flows directly into the lumen of ...


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Daniel J Balbierz, Jack M Walker, Joseph R Thomas, Robert S Bley, Kevin Van Bladel: Polymeric medical device systems having shape memory. Menlo Care, Joseph F Shirtz, October 12, 1999: US05964744 (129 worldwide citation)

In accordance with the invention, there are provided medical devices with incorporated shape memory systems that allow a polymeric medical device to be inserted in a first conformation or configuration and revert to a second conformation or configuration. The invention is useful in allowing the easy ...


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Norbert I Berta: Gelatin coated caplets and process for making same. McNeilab, Joseph F Shirtz, April 11, 1989: US04820524 (99 worldwide citation)

A novel capsule-like medicament, method for producing such medicaments and apparatus are disclosed. The method provides a procedure for coating solid cores, such as caplets, with gelatinous coatings to produce a shiny, capsule-like medicament. Such medicaments are achieved by individually dipping an ...