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Richard L Dobben: Artificial heart valve for implantation in a blood vessel. Laff Whitesel Conte & Saret, February 19, 1991: US04994077 (575 worldwide citation)

An artificial heart valve is designed to fit into a blood vessel when a patient is too weak to undergo open heart surgery. The valve has a disk shaped flap valve threaded on a bent wire which may be anchored in a blood vessel. One embodiment uses a clip anchor which is bent into somewhat the shape o ...


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Edward M Goldberg, Lev Melinyshyn, Alexander Poloyko: Device and method for providing protection from emboli and preventing occulsion of blood vessels. Uresil Corporation, Laff Whitesel Conte & Saret, October 6, 1992: US05152777 (428 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for providing protection from emboli and prevention of occlusion in blood vessels entailing the use of a temporarily emplaced, complaint and conformable trap which may be removed when medically necessary and which will not damage the architecture of the blood vessel.


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Narushi Ito: Biosensor with a data memory. NEC Corporation, Laff Whitesel Conte & Saret, January 24, 1995: US05384028 (428 worldwide citation)

A biosensor is provided with a memory for storing data including a data and a time of fabricating the biosensor, a lot number of the biosensor, an effective period of the biosensor, the biosensor characteristics, and administrative data of the biosensor. The memory may store additional data such as ...


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Michael Roizen, William E Turcotte II, Richard E Pfisterer: Portable medical interactive test selector having plug-in replaceable memory. Arch Development Corporation, Laff Whitesel Conte & Saret, August 23, 1994: US05341291 (272 worldwide citation)

An interactive medical test selector for use by a patient is about the size of a book and has a screen for displaying questions to a patient, a limited number of keys by which the patient can enter answers, and a memory device for storing the patient's answers. The test selector is battery-powered f ...


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Shunichiro Tejima, Akira Fujii: Satellite communications system with random multiple access and time slot reservation. NEC Corporation, Laff Whitesel Conte & Saret, April 5, 1988: US04736371 (251 worldwide citation)

A multiple access data communication system is disclosed wherein a communication channel is shared by a plurality of stations. The channel is divided into frames each being partitioned into time slots smaller in number than the number of stations of the system. A reservation status signal is constan ...


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Fumio Ando, Kazuo Ichinokawa, Takayuki Yokoyama: Videotelephone apparatus for transmitting high and low resolution video signals over telephone exchange lines. NEC Corporation, Laff Whitesel Conte & Saret, December 19, 1989: US04888795 (192 worldwide citation)

In an audiovisual communication, a first high fram rate video signal is derived from a motion image and converted to a low fram rate low resolution multiframe signal. A second high frame rate video signal is derived from an still image and converted to a single frame high resolution signal. Because ...


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Seiji Furui, Ryo Maniwa, Kiminori Ishido, Keisuke Okada: Method for producing multilayer printed wiring boards. NEC Corporation, Laff Whitesel Conte & Saret, November 2, 1993: US05258094 (190 worldwide citation)

A multilayered board is formed by applying a photosensitive insulating resin layer on a laminated plate on which via holes and a circuit pattern are formed, followed by the formation of photoviaholes through the photoprinting method, plating and etching. Then, the multilayered board is adhered to an ...


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Louis Altman, David Summerell, William E Turcotte II: Portable medical questionnaire presentation device. Laff Whitesel Conte & Saret, November 5, 1996: US05572421 (185 worldwide citation)

A hand-held, battery-powered medical questionnaire presentation device is provided for use by a patient. The device has means for displaying questions to the patient, a limited number of keys by which the patient can enter answers, and a memory device for storing the patient's answers. The device is ...


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Takeshi Inoue, Yoichi Miyasaka: Piezoelectric composite thin film resonator. Nippon Electric, Laff Whitesel Conte & Saret, June 26, 1984: US04456850 (176 worldwide citation)

A piezoelectric composite thin-film resonator has good temperature stability and resonance response, in a fundamental thickness-extensional vibration mode. Spurious vibrations caused by even-number order harmonic overtones are suppressed. The resonator has a thin film of SiO.sub.2 or other materials ...


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Michael McDonald: Safety needle apparatus. Michael McDonald, Laff Whitesel Conte & Saret, May 30, 1989: US04834718 (168 worldwide citation)

An intravenous catheter apparatus which protects a clinician from accidental puncture which may result in the transfer of dangerous infections. The catheter is introduced with the aid of a needle, which is thereafter withdrawn from the patient 3 s body into a protective housing without exposing the ...



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