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Thomas O McNamara, Gregory Mednik: Nitinol stent for hollow body conduits. Michael J Ram, September 15, 1992: US05147370 (499 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a coil stent constructed from a nitinol alloy having the ends thereof shaped to interact with a placement device specifically designed to hold the stent in a reduced diameter while it is being maniuplated to its desired position in the patient's body. The placement device is a hollow tu ...


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Jon B Greenfield: Uniform pressure diagnostic pinwheel. Marvin H Kleinberg, Marshall A Lerner, Michael J Ram, June 25, 1996: US05529074 (170 worldwide citation)

A disposable diagnostic pinwheel for use in testing for nerve dysfunction. The pinwheel can be applied to a handle which incorporates a pressure absorbing mechanism so that a more constant and controllable test can be conducted. The pinwheel can also include a removable cover which protects sharp po ...


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Michael H Kalmanash: High efficiency chiral nematic liquid crystal rear polarizer for liquid crystal displays having a notch polarization bandwidth of 100 nm to 250 nm. Kaiser Aerospace and Electronics Corporation, Marvin H Kleinberg, Marshall A Lerner, Michael J Ram, January 23, 1996: US05486935 (116 worldwide citation)

The efficiency of LC displays is improved by the use of a polymeric chiral nematic liquid crystal rear polarizer and reflective backlight housing which increases the net transmission of light and, at the same time, reduces the weight of the assemblage and increases battery life by utilizing lower le ...


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Irvin M Kalb, Michael J Ram: Drug delivery catheter. Michael J Ram, April 16, 1991: US05007897 (101 worldwide citation)

The invention comprises a system for the long term continuous delivery of medication to hollow body organs. It is particularly suited for the deivery of chemotherapy drugs to lesions in the walls of those organs. The invention, specially designed for the treatment of the prostate gland, comprises a ...


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James Marlow Christensen, Willis Joseph Bruns: Abrasive polished canalicular implant. Oasis Medical, Michael J Ram, Loeb & Loeb, June 16, 1998: US05766243 (70 worldwide citation)

A canalicular implant for insertion through the punctum of the eye and the method of manufacture. The implant is fabricated by cutting suture-like material, such as catgut, of the appropriate diameter to the desired length. The ends of the implant are rounded and polished after cutting by abrasive p ...


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Richard N Leyden, Charles W Hull: Method for selective deposition modeling. 3D Systems, Michael J Ram, Dennis R Smalley, Loeb & Loeb, January 5, 1999: US05855836 (64 worldwide citation)

A novel thermopolymer material adapted for use in thermal stereolithography. More particularly, a thermopolymer material comprising a mixture of: a low shrinkage polymer resin; a low viscosity material such as paraffin wax; at least one microcrystalline wax; a toughening polymer, a plasticizer. Alte ...


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Julia J Mack, Lisa M Viculis, Richard B Kaner: Chemical manufacture of nanostructured materials. The Regents of the University of California, Koppel Jacobs Patrick & Heybl, Michael J Ram, March 29, 2005: US06872330 (61 worldwide citation)

A low temperature chemical route to efficiently produce nanomaterials is described. The nanomaterials are synthesized by intercalating ions into layered compounds, exfoliating to create individual layers and then sonicating to produce nanotubes, nanorods, nanoscrolls and/or nanosheets. It is applica ...


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Irvin M Kalb, Robert H Shaw, Michael J Ram: Michael J Ram, October 4, 1994: US05352182 (56 worldwide citation)

A system for controlling drainage of the female bladder comprising a valved catheter, a stylet for placing the catheter in the female urethra, and a spike for opening the valve in the catheter to allow voiding of the contents of the bladder. The system also includes a sizing device for determining t ...


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Gary O&apos Brien: Universal dental implant abutment system. Michael J Ram, Koppel & Jacobs, January 2, 2001: US06168436 (56 worldwide citation)

A universal dental implant abutment system is provided which includes an abutment collar and a fixation screw. The abutment collar has a proximal end portion adapted for fixation to a dental prosthesis and a distal end portion adapted for coupling with an implant body. The fixation screw is disposed ...


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Farhad Daghighian, Russell Edward Walker, Barry J Leon: Methods and devices to expand applications of intraoperative radiation probes. Intra Medical Imaging, Michael J Ram, Koppel Jacobs Patrick & Heybl, January 21, 2003: US06510336 (56 worldwide citation)

A device for locating radiopharmaceutical labeled diseased or malfunctioning candidate cells within a human body and a method for using the device. The method includes the labeling of target cells in a body with a radionuclide and the identification in situ of the candidate cells using a body insert ...