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Amarpreet S Sawhney: In situ polymerizable hydrogels. Incept, Patterson Thuente Skaar & Christensen P A, November 16, 2004: US06818018 (495 worldwide citation)

Compositions and methods for forming hydrogels in situ through a combination of physical and chemical crosslinking processes are provided in which physical crosslinking is mediated by one or more natural or synthetic components that stabilize the a hydrogel-forming precursor solutions at a depositio ...


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James A Peterson, Christopher J Sperry, Joseph M Gryskiewicz, Delmer L Smith: Dynamic bioabsorbable fastener for use in wound closure. Incisive Surgical, Patterson Thuente Skaar & Christensen P A, September 26, 2006: US07112214 (420 worldwide citation)

A fastener for insertion into pierced openings of a tissue wound has a body formed of a generally bioabsorbable polymer defining an initial capture area internal to the body. The body includes a pair of arms, each with an inwardly projecting cleat operably joined at an elbow portion defining an inte ...


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Robert Anthony Laumeyer, James Eugene Retterath: Method and apparatus for identifying objects depicted in a videostream. Facet Technology, Patterson Thuente Skaar & Christensen P A, July 24, 2001: US06266442 (297 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to an apparatus for rapidly analyzing frame(s) of digitized video data which may include objects of interest randomly distributed throughout the video data and wherein said objects are susceptible to detection, classification, and ultimately identification by filtering ...


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Jeremy B Paatela, Scott A Sarkinen, Hemant Vrajlal Trivedi: System and method for providing transformation of multi-protocol packets in a data stream. SLT Logic, Patterson Thuente Skaar & Christensen P A, September 13, 2005: US06944168 (293 worldwide citation)

A system and method for facilitating packet transformation of multi-protocol, multi-flow, streaming data. Packet portions subject to change are temporarily stored, and acted upon through processing of protocol-dependent instructions, resulting in a protocol-dependent modification of the temporarily ...


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Amarpreet S Sawhney: Methods of using in situ hydration of hydrogel articles for sealing or augmentation of tissue or vessels. Incept, Patterson Thuente Skaar & Christensen P A, August 12, 2003: US06605294 (268 worldwide citation)

Pharmaceutically acceptable hydrogel polymers of natural, recombinant or synthetic origin, or hybrids thereof, are introduced in a dry, less hydrated, or substantially deswollen state and rehydrate in a physiological environment to undergo a volumetric expansion and to affect sealing, plugging, or a ...


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Rainer Dirk Brunnen, Thomas Jurgen Simon: Bendable portion of an insertion tube of an endoscope and method of producing it. Henke Sass Wolf, Patterson Thuente Skaar & Christensen P A, August 3, 2010: US07766821 (255 worldwide citation)

A bendable portion, which is arranged at the distal end of an insertion tube of an endoscope, comprises a plurality of tube segments, each of said tube segments having connecting means that cooperate with the connecting means of the adjacent tube segment, as well as control wires that can control th ...


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Matthew F Ogle, Andrea L McConico: Biocompatible adhesives. St Jude Medical, Hallie A Finucane, Peter S Dardi, Patterson Thuente Skaar & Christensen P A, October 22, 2002: US06468660 (248 worldwide citation)

Novel adhesive compositions are described that include an epoxyamine and, preferably, a curing agent. The adhesive composition can be used in surgical settings such as implanting bioprostheses and/or in manufacturing of bioprostheses. Biocompatible substrates can be adhered together by an adhesive b ...


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Robert Anthony Laumeyer, James Eugene Retterath: Method and apparatus for identifying objects depicted in a videostream. Facet Technology Corporation, Patterson Thuente Skaar & Christensen P A, August 15, 2006: US07092548 (234 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to an apparatus for rapidly analyzing frame(s) of digitized video data which may include objects of interest randomly distributed throughout the video data and wherein said objects are susceptible to detection, classification, and ultimately identification by filtering ...


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James Peterson: Suture lock having non-through bore capture zone. Incisive Surgical, Patterson Thuente Skaar & Christensen P A, April 25, 2006: US07033379 (227 worldwide citation)

A suture lock utilizes a first engaging element and a second engaging element to define a non-through bore capture zone. Each of the engaging elements possesses a surface including at least one mating element that corresponds to a mating element on a surface of the opposing engaging element. When en ...


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John G Stark, Shawn B Dempster: Communication system for an instrumented orthopedic restraining device and method therefor. Izex Technologies, Peter S Dardi, Patterson Thuente Skaar & Christensen P A, February 4, 2003: US06515593 (222 worldwide citation)

A system and method for communicating an orthopedic parameters signal between a remote communication unit and a central site monitoring station is provided. The orthopedic signal includes a value representative of a total torque output by an individual over a period of time as measured by a personal ...