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Shunichi Hayashi, Hiroshi Fujimura, Makoto Shimizu: Shape memory film. Mitsubishi Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, McAulay Fisher Nissen Goldberg & Kiel, August 18, 1992: US05139832 (168 worldwide citation)

A shape memory film formed from a shape memory transparent polymer, said shape memory film being capable of remembering a basic shape such as plane configuration and dead folds, taking on a second shape when the basic shape is modified (by changing the plane configuration and adding dead folds, twis ...


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Slobodan Tepic, Stephen J Bresina, Sylwester Gogolewski: Shell structure for bone replacement. Forschungsinstitut Davos Laboratorium fur Experimentelle Chirugie, McAulay Fisher Nissen Goldberg & Kiel, May 18, 1993: US05211664 (151 worldwide citation)

Bone defects after trauma, tumor resection, etc. still present a major clcal problem. Current treatment with bone grafts, bone-inducing substances, Ilizarov techniques, artificial prosthetic replacements, or bone transplants are only partially satisfying. Bioresorbable shell structures for treatment ...


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Edward W Stark: Non-invasive glucose measurement method and apparatus. McAulay Fisher Nissen Goldberg & Kiel, July 18, 1995: US05433197 (140 worldwide citation)

A glucose sensor to provide a non-invasive means of determining blood glucose which is of particular value in the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes. The patient's eye is illuminated with near-infrared radiation which passes into the eye through the cornea and the aqueous humor, is reflected from t ...


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Shunichi Hayashi: Shape memory polyurethane elastomer molded article. Mitsubishi Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, McAulay Fisher Nissen Goldberg & Kiel, September 8, 1992: US05145935 (139 worldwide citation)

A shape memory polyurethane elastomer molded article formed from a polyurethane elastomer which has a degree of crystallinity of 3.about.50 wt %, contains approximately equal amounts of [NCO] groups and [OH] groups at the terminals of the polymer, and is polymerized by the prepolymer method from a d ...


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David R Mushabac: Mechanical support for hand-held dental/medical instrument. McAulay Fisher Nissen Goldberg & Kiel, May 21, 1991: US05017139 (137 worldwide citation)

A mechanical support for holding a dental medical instrument includes multiple segments which are mounted to one another to provide six degrees of freedom of motion for an instrument supported at one end of the support arm. At each juncture or joint between segments, a positioning encoder provides a ...


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Vincent L Vaillancourt: Connector assembly. McAulay Fisher Nissen Goldberg & Kiel, January 30, 1996: US05487728 (134 worldwide citation)

The connector assembly includes a female luer connector having a hollow needle disposed in recessed position within a rigid tubular portion. A rubber shield having a tubular portion and a septum at one end is positioned over the needle to maintain the needle in a sealed condition. A compression ring ...


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Peter J Wilk: Laparoscopic suturing technique and associated device. McAulay Fisher Nissen Goldberg & Kiel, May 6, 1997: US05626590 (129 worldwide citation)

A laparoscopic suturing method comprises the steps of (a) disposing a laparoscopic cannula in an abdominal wall of the patient, (b) moving a first end section of a suture through the laparoscopic cannula and into an abdominal cavity of the patient so that a second end section of the suture remains o ...


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William M Appling, Eamonn Hobbs, Daniel K Recinella, Arthur L Zimmet, Joseph J Bookstein: Pressure responsive valve catheter. E Z Em, McAulay Fisher Nissen Goldberg & Kiel, December 7, 1993: US05267979 (127 worldwide citation)

A catheter for introducing material into the vascular system is provided. The catheter includes an elongated catheter body having a side wall defining a catheter lumen. The catheter body has a proximal portion. Material can be introduced into the catheter lumen at its proximal portion. The catheter ...


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Vincent L Vaillancourt, John J Welter: Protected needle assembly. VLV Associates, McAulay Fisher Nissen Goldberg & Kiel, December 5, 1995: US05472430 (124 worldwide citation)

The protected needle assembly employs a retractable sheath which can be moved from an extended protected position over a hollow needle to a retracted position exposing the hollow needle. A projection carried on the sheath is disposed in a guide slot having a circumferentially directed portion for re ...


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Vincent L Vaillancourt: Cannula for a slit septum and a lock arrangement therefore. McAulay Fisher Nissen Goldberg & Kiel, November 19, 1996: US05575769 (121 worldwide citation)

A smooth tipped hollow needle is provided for piercing a slit septum of a medical connector or the like. The smooth tipped needle may be of closed end type or of open end type. Due to the smooth septum-penetrating surfaces, the needle minimizes the risk of debris being scrapped or abraded from the i ...