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Eric Ross Henderson: Laparoscopic hernia mesh spreader. University of South Florida, Michele L Lawson, Smith & Hopen P A, January 17, 2012: US08097008 (15 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is provided for the laparoscopic deployment and positioning of surgical materials, such as mesh. The mesh is applied by at least one extension arm which radiates from a central shaft. Alternate embodiments employ simultaneously and/or individually extended rigid arms, and simultaneously ...


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Peter George Stroot, Matthew Raymond Cutter: Anaerobic digestion process for low-solid waste. University of South Florida, Michele L Lawson, Smith & Hopen P A, January 5, 2010: US07641796 (10 worldwide citation)

An anaerobic digestion process for the treatment of domestic wastewater sludge that requires less space and funding to construct. Sludge to be treated is combined with recycled anaerobic digester sludge to form a blended sludge. The recycled anaerobic digester sludge provides a source of microorgani ...


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Brian Michael Jurbala: Device for minimally invasive tendon sheath release. Sonicsurg Innovations, Michele L Lawson, Smith & Hopen P A, December 17, 2013: US08608765 (8 worldwide citation)

A device and method for minimally invasive tendon sheath release is presented herein. The device and method enables a surgeon to cut (“open”) a pulley that is obstructing a nodule and keeping a tendon from sliding smoothly. A guide probe of the device is inserted through a small incision and is used ...


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Yu Sun, Richard D Gitlin, Adam Anderson, Alexander Rosemurgy, Sharona Ross: See-through abdomen display for minimally invasive surgery. University of South Florida, Michele L Lawson, Jeremy Spier, Smith & Hopen P A, August 6, 2013: US08504136 (7 worldwide citation)

This invention is in the domain of minimally invasive surgery and is a method and apparatus that transforms and displays images of internal organs and tissues taken from internally located imaging devices on external skin. The image displayed on the skin aligns with the actual physical location, ori ...


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James A Rice: Combination drumstick. Michele L Lawson, Smith & Hopen P A, June 14, 2011: US07960635 (6 worldwide citation)

Combination drumstick for producing a tambourine sound from a plurality of jingle pairs loosely mounted within discrete apertures dispose along and through the combination drumstick. The weight of the combination drumstick is centered in the axis of the combination drumstick for balance and the stic ...


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Matthew C Smith, David Fries, George Steimle, Stanislav Ivanov: Portable reactor for real-time nucleic acid amplification and detection comprising a reaction chamber formed from a flexible printed circuit board. University of South Florida, Michele L Lawson, Smith & Hopen P A, April 27, 2010: US07705339 (6 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides core technologies necessary for a portable, low cost LED-based handheld fluorometer. The fluorometer is based on a heater integrated within the walls of the reaction chamber, and an orthogonal geometry LED based light source to provide optical excitation. Power is supp ...


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Brian Michael Jurbala: Method for minimally invasive tendon sheath release. SonicSurg Innovations, Michele L Lawson, Smith & Hopen P A, December 17, 2013: US08608763 (5 worldwide citation)

A device and method for minimally invasive tendon sheath release. The device and method that enables a surgeon to cut (“open”) a pulley that is obstructing a nodule and keeping a tendon from sliding smoothly. A ball tipped guide probe goes through a small incision and is used to find the edge of the ...


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Wei Chen: Method of electrogenically controlling pump molecules. University of South Florida, Michele L Lawson, Smith & Hopen P A, December 6, 2011: US08073549 (5 worldwide citation)

Activation of electrogenic pump molecules can be realized by a dynamic entrainment procedure which includes two steps: synchronization of individual pump molecules to work at the same pumping pace, and gradual modulation of the synchronization frequency. Na/K pump molecules were used as an example i ...


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Thomas B Freeman, Wesley Johnson: Asymmetric disc distracting cage. University of South Florida, David P Hendricks, Michele L Lawson, Smith & Hopen P A, May 27, 2014: US08734521 (4 worldwide citation)

An inter-vertebral cage with a wedge shape eccentrically located on the leading end of the cage. The ectopically shaped leading edge of this embodiment facilitates easier interbody spacer placement with less risk of nerve injury, as well as with likely decreased risk of destruction of the end plate ...


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Michael E Neumann: Floating surface skimmer. Michele L Lawson, Smith & Hopen P A, July 2, 2013: US08475656 (4 worldwide citation)

A floating skimmer that is adapted to float on the surface of the water to collect surface debris. The skimmer comprises an inlet connected to a substantially tubular body having an intake port. The substantially tubular body connects to a conduit assembly having an outlet port connecting to the hos ...