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Mehdy Sabbaghian, Russell S Dailey, Gregory T Dobson, Hing W Tang, Glen J Schwartzberg: Valve cutter for arterial by-pass surgery. The Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University, Agricultural and Mechanical College, William D Kiesel, Robert C Tucker, October 6, 1992: US05152771 (412 worldwide citation)

A valve cutter for arterial bypass surgery is provided and includes a blade assembly for cutting the venous valves, a shaft for guiding the blade assembly through the bypass vein, an expansion means for preventing the blade assembly from contacting the walls of the bypass vein and for helping to pro ...


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Mehdy Sabbaghian, Tony Barfield, Patrick Schiele, David W Newton, Gregory J Lormand, Glen J Schwartzberg: Insertion instrument for vena cava filter. Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, William David Kiesel, Robert C Tucker, September 15, 1992: US05147379 (155 worldwide citation)

An improved insertion instrument for a vena cava filter is provided and iudes a filter retainer attached to the catheter for preventing accidental ejection of the filter and for enabling retraction of the filter into the carrier body at any time prior to complete ejection; a directional control mech ...


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Donald M Chiarulli, W G Rudd, Duncan A Buell: Processor utilizing reconfigurable process segments to accomodate data word length. William David Kiesel, Robert C Tucker, Timothy J Monahan, May 31, 1988: US04748585 (140 worldwide citation)

An independently programmable, parallel processor for electronic computers for performing mathematical and logical operations is provided having an array of arithmetic-logic units which are interconnected so as to form dynamically reconfigurable segments of arithmetic-logic units within the array. T ...


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John Beard, Verdell M Banner, Mushahid Khan, Norman J Leonard: Biofeedback activated orthosis for foot-drop rehabilitation. The Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University, Robert C Tucker, William David Kiesel, May 12, 1992: US05112296 (126 worldwide citation)

A biofeedback activated orthosis for foot-drop rehabilitation is provided including a lifting mechanism, a control circuit, a muscle activity sensing mechanism, and an electrogoniometer. The lifting mechanism lifts a foot through the swing phase of a gait cycle by way of a drive motor mechanism whic ...


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David Buck: Back-up power tongs. Robert C Tucker, William David Kiesel, J Bradley Overton, March 17, 1987: US04649777 (115 worldwide citation)

Back-up power tongs are provided, for holding a tubular member, such as a drill pipe, against rotation of a connected tubular member, the back-up tongs comprising a body, having a center opening of sufficient size for the tubular member to pass therethrough, a slot communicating between the edge of ...


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Stephen W Krajicek: Wet mop with interchangeable scrubbing pad and cloth wipe. William David Kiesel, Robert C Tucker, Timothy J Monahan, August 1, 1989: US04852210 (102 worldwide citation)

A wet mop for use with an interchangeable scrubbing pad and cloth wipe is provided, comprising a flat rigid plate, an elongated handle pivotally connected to the plate, a deformable cushion attached to the bottom of the plate and a plurality of pad grippers countersunk within the foam pad and having ...


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Michael W Wood: Method for playing a card game. William David Kiesel, Robert C Tucker, March 24, 1987: US04651997 (92 worldwide citation)

A method for playing a card game is provided, utilizing at least four standard decks of playing cards ranked from low to high in the order of 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Jack, Queen, King and Ace and a playing surface comprising the steps of a player placing a wager, a dealer dealing two cards face ...


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Claude N Adkins Jr, Blane P Marie: Duckbill valve for a tracheostomy tube that permits speech. Robert C Tucker, William David Kiesel, February 28, 1995: US05392775 (75 worldwide citation)

A tracheostomy valve for use in conjunction with a tracheostomy tube is described. The tracheostomy valve comprises a housing and a one-way valve. The housing has an aperture including a forward and rear opening defined therethrough. The housing also includes a rear portion proximate the rear openin ...


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Harold D Sheets: Tool coupler. Robert C Tucker, William David Kiesel, November 5, 1991: US05062749 (59 worldwide citation)

A tool coupler is provided, comprising an elongated body having upper and lower ends and further including a non-circular first axial bore extending at least partially through the body from the upper end toward the lower end, a flange extending radially from the body, and at least one radial bore co ...


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Carl E Rogers: Knife with multiple cutting positions. Robert C Tucker, William David Kiesel, Warner J Delaune Jr, July 5, 1994: US05325588 (53 worldwide citation)

A knife having angularly adjustable cutting positions is provided, comprising a blade having a base portion, the base portion having an outer edge including an engagement portion including a positioning mechanism for positioning the blade in multiple angular cutting positions with reference to a han ...