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Van Le Huynh, Than Nguyen, Hung Ly Lam, Xiaoming G Guo, Ralph Kafesjian: Methods of tissue heart valve assembly. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Guy L Cumberbatch, Kurt A MacLean, August 15, 2000: US06102944 (162 worldwide citation)

Improved, adaptable tissue-type heart valves and methods for their manufacture are disclosed wherein a dimensionally stable, pre-aligned tissue leaflet subassembly is formed and its peripheral edge clamped between and attached to an upper shaped wireform and a lower support stent. A variety of adapt ...


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Brett Trauthen: Catheter depth gauge and method of use. Baxter International, Raymond Sun, Kurt A MacLean, August 31, 1993: US05239982 (117 worldwide citation)

A catheter meter is described for determining spacial parameters such as linear distance in a vessel or other body cavity. The catheter meter includes a catheter having a proximal end and a distal end and a handle for holding the catheter. The catheter further includes a hollow tubular member defini ...


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William A Stark, Kempton H Hardiman, Richard A Scribner, John Mazza: Sample tube carrier. Dade International, Terry L Miller, Kurt A MacLean, July 29, 1997: US05651941 (90 worldwide citation)

A self-adjusting linkable carrier for sample tubes, cuvettes, cells and the like comprising a longitudinally symmetrical vertically oriented polygonal body having two pairs of orthogonally disposed opposed vertical faces and a horizontal bottom sliding surface is disclosed. The top surface of the bo ...


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Blair D Walker: Easy-to-handle, self-guiding catheter stripper. Baxter International, Michael C Schiffer, Kurt A MacLean, November 16, 1993: US05261887 (37 worldwide citation)

An integrated catheter stripper is mounted within a modified Y-connector that is used to seal a catheter on a guide wire. The connector is provided with a stripping port that opens into the central bore of the main body of the connector. A catheter slitter is mounted over the guide wire within the c ...


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Randal W Woodgrift, Gregory P Welsh: Adjustable catheter contamination shield. Baxter International, Walter A Hackler, Kurt A MacLean, September 22, 1992: US05149326 (35 worldwide citation)

An adjustable catheter contamination shield includes a distal fitting, a proximal fitting and a collapsible shield, disposed between said distal and proximal fittings, for enclosing an adjustable space therebetween and for preventing contact with a portion of the catheter disposed between the distal ...


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Donald Jones: Fluid dispensing apparatus. Dade International, Kurt A MacLean, Terry L Miller, February 4, 1997: US05599500 (34 worldwide citation)

A chemical analyzer (10) includes a fluid dispensing system (46) with a carrier member (18) and fluid dispensing head (72). The carrier member (18) includes a docking fixture (52) and the fluid dispensing head includes a docking receptacle (54). By engagement of the docking fixture and receptacle th ...


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Clifford H Kraft: High speed N-to-1 burst time-multiplexed data transmission system and method. Dade International, Kurt A MacLean, June 11, 1996: US05526360 (19 worldwide citation)

A high-speed burst digital time multiplexed data system has N parallel input data paths that are multiplexed onto a serial data path for transmission from a transmitter to a receiver. Serial transmission takes place in a short burst upon command at the transmitter. Data from the serial data path is ...


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William A Stark, Ernest H Pfadenhauer: Liquid reagent container having a primary and secondary closure mechanism. Dade Interantional, Kurt A MacLean, August 6, 1996: US05542575 (8 worldwide citation)

The invention disclosed is a sealed fluent material container having a chamber with an opening provided with a manually operable primary closure mechanism and a secondary closure mechanism that may be operated either manually or automatically. Manual removal of the primary closure mechanism from the ...