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Thomas C Robinson: Respiratory humidifier. Searle Cardio Pulmonary Systems, Lothrop & West, September 21, 1976: US03982095 (172 worldwide citation)

A respiratory humidifier has a base with a thermally controlled heater therein effective to heat a first transfer surface on the top of the base. Removably pressed against the first transfer surface is a second transfer surface forming the bottom of a container into which liquid is admitted, close t ...


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Kitrilakis Sotiris: Intrauterine device and process of making the same. Tecna Corporation, Lothrop & West, February 25, 1975: US3867933 (104 worldwide citation)

An intrauterine device has a pair of initially flat, registering, triangle-shaped sheets of soft, rubber-like, substantially liquid-impervious, non-toxic flexible material of about the same dimensions as the undistorted human uterine cavity. The sheets are reinforced by a mat of flexible or pliable, ...


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David E Downie, Robert J Harvey, John R Rueff: Disposable aortic perforator. Thoratec Laboratories Corporation, Lothrop & West, August 12, 1980: US04216776 (96 worldwide citation)

A disposable aortic perforator has an elongated stem with an exterior stem surface circular-cylindrical about a longitudinal axis and extending between a far end and a near end. A coaxial disc having an exterior circumferential cylindrical disc surface of a first predetermined diameter is separated ...


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James D McGrew: Method of forming eye splice in double braided line. Lothrop & West, July 11, 1978: US04099750 (95 worldwide citation)

A double braided line comprises a core covered by a sheath and a fid comprises an elongated flexible handle having a pointed end and a hooked end. After the size of the eye is established, a predetermined length of the core is pulled out of the sheath through an opening formed in the sheath and a kn ...


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Robert J Harvey, Philip Litwak, William A Ribich, John M Dubowik: Wound closing device. Thoratec Laboratories Corporation, Lothrop & West, February 14, 1984: US04430998 (94 worldwide citation)

A closure band of water-vapor permeable, flexible, elastic plastic spans a cut in the flesh and holds the cut closed. Flesh-engaging penetrants such as hooks are partly embedded in or are part of the band and engage the flesh either side of the cut. Adhesive on the band also contacts the flesh and h ...


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J Donald Hill, Robert J Harvey, David E Downie: Device for determining the patentcy of a blood vessel. Thoratec Laboratories Corporation, Lothrop & West, February 26, 1980: US04190057 (92 worldwide citation)

An implanted device for determining the patentcy of a transplanted vein directly connecting the aorta to transfer blood to a coronary artery has a physiologically inert bulb of flexible material disposed and retained in pressure transferring relationship to the distal region of the transplanted vein ...


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Chester L Baker: Soft drink maker. Liquid Motion Industries Co, Lothrop & West, May 31, 1988: US04747516 (91 worldwide citation)

A soft drink maker has a supply of soda water and various flavors housed in a cabinet. A user puts a container in a selected station on the cabinet and selects the size and flavor of the drink to be made and starts the machine. The machine senses the presence of the container in the station, dispens ...


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Grant W Walker: Impact barrier and restraint. Dynamics Research and Manufacturing, Lothrop & West, September 28, 1976: US03982734 (86 worldwide citation)

An impact barrier and restraint is provided for use on a longitudinally extending roadway. There are several barrier mechanisms, each including a base or diaphragm extending transversely of the roadway and related to the roadway by releasable anchors. In one version the diaphragm includes overlappin ...


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H David Tattershall: Golf training device. Lothrop & West, July 27, 1993: US05230512 (83 worldwide citation)

In order to help a golfer to develop "muscle memory" for consistently executing an ideal swing, there is provided a grid plate on which is defined a ball contact zone. Enabling the golfer to see the head of the club as it is swung through the contact zone is a battery-powered L.E.D. mounted on a Vel ...


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J Donald Hill, Gordon H Fountain: Catheter anchor. Thoratec Laboratories Corporation, Lothrop & West, August 21, 1979: US04164943 (76 worldwide citation)

A catheter anchor for holding a catheter in position in a patient has a base in the form of a disc with a flat surface normal to a central axis. There is a transverse, resilient bar extending across the disc on the side opposite the flat surface. The bar has at least one reentrant groove in it to re ...