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Shermeta Dennis William: Gastrostomy tube. Mon Donald D, October 28, 1975: US3915171 (226 worldwide citation)

A gastrostomy tube for insertion into the stomach and for retention as a consequence of bearing engagement against the inside stomach wall and the outside abdominal wall. A conduit carries a stiffly flexible retention bulb which can be collapsed by a stylet for insertion through a stab wound through ...


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Heifetz Milton D: Clamp for occluding tubular conduits in the human body. Mon Donald D, October 8, 1974: US3840018 (130 worldwide citation)

A clamp for occluding the lumen of a tubular conduit in the human body, such as an artery, a vein, or an intestine. The clamp includes a clamp body, grip means mounted to the clamp body, and a flexible band having an axis of length and of width. The band is attached to the body at a first point alon ...


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Schulte Rudolf R: Artery-to-vein shunt. Heyer Schulte Corporation, Mon Donald D, December 10, 1974: US3853126 (108 worldwide citation)

An artery-to-vein shunt for long-term implantation in a human body to give external access to the arterial and venous system. The shunt includes a first and a second button adapted to be engaged in an aperture through the skin. A peripheral groove in a peripheral wall of each button receives an adja ...


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Schulte Rudolf R, Portnoy Harold D: Retractor for soft tissue for example brain tissue. Heyer Schulte Corporation, Mon Donald D, May 13, 1975: US3882855 (88 worldwide citation)

A retractor for tissue comprising a deformable metal blade having a pair of opposite faces and a peripheral edge bounding and interconnecting the faces. A sheath comprising a flexible material which is non-adherent to brain tissue, such as silicon elastomer, includes a cover portion that covers at l ...


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Corbani John F: Cathode sputtering apparatus. Sloan Technology Corporation, Mon Donald D, April 15, 1975: US3878085 (73 worldwide citation)

Cathode sputtering apparatus for operation within an evacuable enclosure for coating a substrate which is also contained within the enclosure. The apparatus includes a cathode which carries a face of material to be sputtered. Magnetic means is placed adjacent to the cathode at a side thereof opposit ...


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Smedley Paul A, Smedley Anderson B: Earthquake resistant support. Mon Donald D, February 26, 1974: US3794277 (67 worldwide citation)

An earthquake resistant support structure which comprises two types of supporting members: a frangible, substantially incompressible and rigid primary support structure and a secondary support structure which is resilient. The primary support structure supports the weight of the apparatus to be prot ...


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Schulte Rudolf R, Portnoy Harold D: Plug valve for physiological shunt systems. Heyer Schulte Corporation, Mon Donald D, August 6, 1974: US3827439 (66 worldwide citation)

A valve utilizing a mechanically retainable plug for the stoppage of drainage flow through a shunt system installed in a human body. The valve includes a valve body with an internal cavity and a first and a second port entering the cavity. These ports are connected to conduits which conduct fluids t ...


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McGhan Donald K, Williams John E: Prosthesis with fixation means. Heyer Schulte Corporation, Mon Donald D, December 10, 1974: US3852832 (66 worldwide citation)

A prosthesis for implantation in the human body to fill a cavity left by the removal of a portion of the anatomy or to change an existing body contour. The prosthesis has fixation means around which tissue will grow so as to hold the prosthesis in place. An optional flexible, inelastic loop provides ...


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Cogley James J, Markham Harold A: Package for storing and dispensing liquids. Mon Donald D, October 1, 1974: US3838794 (51 worldwide citation)

A package for storing and dispensing liquids, for example, parenteral solutions. The liquid is contained in a flexible container, which container is enclosed in an outer vessel. The container has a pair of sidewalls (sometimes called 'sidewall members') which can make surface-to-surface contact with ...


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Gassaway James Scott: Equipment security locking device. Mon Donald D, October 7, 1975: US3910079 (45 worldwide citation)

A security device for protecting equipment such as typewriters, calculators and the like, comprises a base member having a hole through which the shank of a bolt passes through a mounting body and into the frame or housing of the equipment to be protected, the head of the bolt being held at a seat w ...