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Douglas B Mains, Kenneth E Merte: Tibial osteotomy guide assembly and method. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, James A Smith, Robert W Hoke II, December 20, 1983: US04421112 (286 worldwide citation)

A method and guide assembly for use in a tibial osteotomy wherein two pairs of parallel guide pins are inserted into the tibia at a predetermined angle with respect to each other through a guide block. The adjacent surfaces of the pairs of pins are then used to precisely guide a saw by which a wedge ...


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Allen H DeSatnick, Herbert D Marcus, Paul A Torrie: Tissue gripping and cutting assembly for surgical instrument. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, James A Smith, Robert W Hoke II, March 29, 1988: US04733662 (273 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument including a reusable handle and a removable sheathed blade assembly comprising an elongate sheath with a plurality of elongate surgical blades longitudinally received within said sheath and selectively projectable therefrom along guided paths for exposure of the working heads o ...


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Allen H DeSatnick, Herbert D Marcus, Kenneth E Merte: Tubing set. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, Robert W Hoke II, April 11, 1989: US04820265 (201 worldwide citation)

A tubing set, the major portions of which are defined from a trilumen section of tubing, comprises three lines including an inflow line, an outflow line and a pressure sensing line. The inflow line includes a header portion engageable about the rollers of a peristaltic pump, a delivery tube mounting ...


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Karen M Roche: Acetabular cup positioning apparatus. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, James A Smith, Robert W Hoke II, December 30, 1986: US04632111 (180 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for positioning a prosthetic acetabular cup within an acetabulum during total hip replacement surgery. The apparatus includes a pusher ball, a pusher arm affixed to the pusher ball, a positioner arm, and a positioner flange affixed to the positioner arm. The apparatus also includes a slot ...


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Craig L Van Kampen, Eric N Hockert: Implant with attachment surface. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, James A Smith, Robert W Hoke II, August 26, 1986: US04608052 (143 worldwide citation)

An implant for use in a human body having an integral attachment surface adapted to permit tissue ingrowth. The attachment surface has an inner attachment surface and a multiplicity of spaced posts projecting from the inner attachment surface. The posts each have side attachment surfaces which are g ...


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Wayne K Dunshee, Robert W H Chang: Instant hot or cold, reusable cold pack. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, James A Smith, Robert W Hoke II, July 31, 1984: US04462224 (117 worldwide citation)

A three-compartment, instant hot or cold, reusable cold pack for transferring heat to or from an object. A first compartment contains a predetermined amount of a solvent comprised primarily of water. A second compartment contains a predetermined amount of a solute capable of essentially completely d ...


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Allen H DeSatnick, Herbert D Marcus: Irrigation system. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, James A Smith, Robert W Hoke II, March 17, 1987: US04650462 (115 worldwide citation)

An irrigation system for use in arthroscopic surgery including a variable RPM pump for introducing irrigation fluid from a fluid supply to a body irrigation site, a pressure control valve in the outflow from the irrigation site, a pressure sensor and associated controller for sensing pressure at the ...


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Craig L Van Kampen: Implant with attachment surface. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, James A Smith, Robert W Hoke II, June 16, 1987: US04673409 (99 worldwide citation)

An implant for use in a human body having an integral attachment surface adapted to permit tissue ingrowth. The attachment surface has an inner attachment surface and a multiplicity of spaced posts projecting from the inner attachment surface. The posts each have side attachment surfaces which are g ...


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Erin J Lindsay, James B Howell: Venous return catheter. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, Walter N Kirn, Robert W Hoke II, September 5, 1989: US04863441 (89 worldwide citation)

A kink-resistant, dual-drainage, venous return catheter preferably completely comprised of a polyvinyl chloride material and molded in a conventional injection molding process. This catheter comprises a smaller portion dimensioned to be received in a vena cava, a larger portion and a transition port ...


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Jules S Shapiro: Internal fixation of bone, tendon, and ligaments. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, James A Smith, Robert W Hoke II, November 15, 1983: US04414967 (81 worldwide citation)

A method of joining bone to bone, tendon to bone, and ligament to bone utilizes a power staple gun or a power rivet gun.