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Ralph A DeMatteis: Method and apparatus for laparoscopic repair of hernias. Pettis & McDonald, January 24, 1995: US05383477 (177 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for laparoscopic repair of hernia defects are disclosed. The apparatus includes an applicator for introducing a section of surgical mesh into the abdominal cavity with that applicator having the structure and capability for spreading a section of surgical mesh within the abdome ...


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George F Andrews: Intelligent security system. Interamerican Industrial Company, Pettis & McDonald, March 24, 1992: US05099226 (151 worldwide citation)

An intelligent security system capable of sensing the presence of an object to be identified, interrogating the object with an encrypted code, and receiving and processing an encoded response from a passive transceiver carried by the object so that the intelligent security system can be utilized for ...


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William A Bodolay: Form, fill, seal and separate packaging machine for reclosable containers including means for applying zipper to web. Package Machinery Company Bodolay Pratt Division, Pettis & McDonald, August 6, 1991: US05036643 (91 worldwide citation)

An improved form, fill, seal and separate packaging machine for reclosable containers is accomplished by a plurality of stations disposed along a path of travel of a thermoplastic web including means to attach a pair of mated, resealable closure strips to the base web. The machine is intermittent in ...


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Apostolos C Papantonakos: Hydrodynamically propelled pacing catheter. KOS Medical Technologies, Pettis & McDonald, September 6, 1988: US04769006 (90 worldwide citation)

A hydrodynamically propelled pacing catheter primarily intended for use in the placement of permanent pacemaker leads into the heart of a patient. The cephalic end of the catheter is constructed to define a plurality of nozzle orifices for the expulsion of a pressurized fluid so that the catheter wi ...


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William A Bodolay, Richard W Smith, Gregory A Ward: Form, fill, seal and separate packaging machine for reclosable containers. Package Machinery Company Bodolay Pratt Division, Pettis & McDonald, August 7, 1990: US04945714 (85 worldwide citation)

A form, fill, seal and separate packaging machine for reclosable containers is accomplished by a plurality of stations disposed along a path of travel of a thermoplastic web including a pair of mated, resealable closure strips present on the base web. The machine is intermittent in its operation, wi ...


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William J Ryan: Atherectomy catheter for the removal of atherosclerosis from within blood vessels. Pettis & McDonald, November 22, 1994: US05366463 (84 worldwide citation)

An atherectomy catheter for the removal of atherosclerosis, thrombosis, cholesterol deposits, fatty nodules, and other such sclerotic material from within the blood vessels of a patient. According to a preferred construction, the catheter includes no moving parts, and the undesirable material is sha ...


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Michael J Frank, James C Jewel: Housing and vehicular support for portable computer. Progressive Insurance, Pettis & McDonald, January 5, 1993: US05177665 (67 worldwide citation)

A mounting assembly for a small portable computer provides both a housing to receive the computer and releasably attach it to a vehicle steering wheel and connections for supplying electrical power to the computer, with that housing also providing a pivotally movable upper lid which may be closed to ...


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John F Neary, John T Peddy, David H Willis: Self drying pet litter box. John F Neary, Pettis & McDonald, September 29, 1987: US04696257 (55 worldwide citation)

A self drying pet litter box includes a foraminous panel supported above the bottom of a box like container to facilitate circulation of air through particulate litter material supported on the panel.


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Thomas S Delio: Method of controlling chatter in a machine tool. Manufacturing Laboratories, Pettis & McDonald, December 8, 1992: US05170358 (53 worldwide citation)

A method of controlling chatter in a rotating, chip cutting machine tool cutting at a predetermined depth on a workpiece in which the speed of rotation of the cutting tool relative to the workpiece and the rate of speed of the cutting tool relative to the workpiece both adjustably controlled between ...


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Apostolos C Papantonakos: Hydrodynamically propelled catheter. Kos Medical Technologies, Pettis & McDonald, January 5, 1988: US04717381 (52 worldwide citation)

A hydrodynamically propelled catheter primarily intended for use in the placement of temporary pacemakers into the right ventricle of a patient. The cephalic end of the catheter is constructed to define a plurality of nozzle orifices for the expulsion of a pressurized fluid so that the catheter will ...