Michael H Heggeness, Brian J Doherty: Prosthetic intervertebral devices. Laura G Barrow, May 7, 1996: US05514180 (824 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are prosthetic devices for insertion into intervertebral disc spaces after the removal of an intervertebral disc or after a corpectomy. Specifically, intervertebral devices having fixed shapes for accommodating the defined surface contours of vertebral endplates are disclosed. Also disclos ...

David Lionberger, Rand Lionberger: Cutting guide apparatus and surgical method for use in knee arthroplasty. Laura G Barrow, September 12, 2006: US07104997 (239 worldwide citation)

Novel cutting guides and surgical methods for use in knee arthroplasty are described. Embodiments of the inventive cutting guide apparatus include fixed and adjustable cutting guide blocks having a series of slots designed to accommodate a cutting saw. The cutting guides and surgical method are desi ...

Philip C Noble, Michael A Hammer, Richard G Eckrote, Michael Schulzki, Stuart Axelson: Machining assembly and methods for preparing the medullary cavity of a femur in hip arthroplasty. Howmedica, Peter C Richardson, Raymond W Augustin, Laura G Barrow, September 22, 1998: US05810830 (91 worldwide citation)

A machining assembly, including a of the disclosure novel broach design, are disclosed for preparing a femoral medullary cavity for receipt of a femoral prosthetic stem, wherein the configuration of the implantation site allows for the neutral alignment of the prothesis within the medullary cavity f ...

Hugh S Tullos, Philip C Noble: Prosthetic modular bone fixation mantle and implant system. Laura G Barrow, August 19, 1997: US05658338 (89 worldwide citation)

Prosthetic systems, specifically acetabular implant systems, each comprising a preformed modular mantle designed to secure an acetabular implant within the acetabulum are disclosed.

Asher Gil, John B Daron, Celestine Vettical: Automated self-service mail processing and storing systems. Pi Electronics, Laura G Barrow, December 17, 1996: US05586037 (72 worldwide citation)

An automated self-service mail processing and storing system is disclosed which is capable of receiving input from and providing instructions to a user via a touch-sensitive screen or a digitized voice system. The system is capable of weighing the mail item, receiving user identification information ...

James C Wiggins: Methods and compositions for isolating nucleic acids. Laura G Barrow, June 10, 1997: US05637687 (47 worldwide citation)

Compositions and methods for isolating nucleic acids from biological tissues and cells and for tissue/cell solubilization for other molecular biological uses, wherein the compositions comprise, in part, novel combinations of chaotropic agents and aromatic alcohols which act synergistically to effect ...

Philip C Noble, Anthony K Hedley, Michael J Schulzki, William J Kelly Jr: Asymmetric hip stem. Howmedica, Peter C Richardson, Raymond W Augustin, Laura G Barrow, July 7, 1998: US05776204 (40 worldwide citation)

An improved asymmetric femoral hip stem component for use in cementless hip replacement procedures is described. The stem comprises a proximal region having a novel three-dimensional configuration to allow for better fit and stability of the stem within the femoral intramedullary canal with minimal ...

Robert Brandt, Michael Buzenius: Method for producing autologous platelet-rich plasma. Laura G Barrow, Hahn Loeser & Parks LL, November 18, 2003: US06649072 (40 worldwide citation)

A novel method for producing an autologous platelet rich blood composition is described. The resulting blood composition is useful in procedures for enhancing bone fusion, hemostasis, and repairing soft tissue in animals.

Philip C Noble, Michael A Hammer, Glen A Kashuba, Steven J Sawicki, Ben J Verhoog, Richard G Eckrote: Surgical broach. Howmedica, Peter C Richardson, Raymond W Augustin, Laura G Barrow, September 9, 1997: US05665091 (37 worldwide citation)

An improved surgical broach for preparing an intramedullary canal of a bone for receiving a prosthesis is described, wherein the broach comprises a plurality of cutting teeth having different configurations and placement upon the broach for optimizing cutting efficiency and speed for improved surgic ...

Linda L Hayden, Susan G Foresman: Digestible pouch and method for administering medications to an animal. Laura G Barrow, November 7, 2000: US06143316 (36 worldwide citation)

A digestible pouch and method for aiding in the oral administration of substances suitable for ingestion, in particular medicinal agents, is disclosed. Specific embodiments of the invention include a pouch formed of an edible food stuff material that is pleasing to the recipient, wherein the pouch c ...