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Syde A Taheri: Intravascular stapler, and method of operating same. Sommer Oliverio & Sommer, August 27, 1991: US05042707 (954 worldwide citation)

An articulatable stapler (20) is arranged in the form of an elongated catheter having a plurality of segments (25,26,28) mounted on one end of a catheter main body (24). A stylet (64) is slidably received within the catheter main body and two intermediate segments, and may be selectively moved to ar ...


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Syde A Taheri: Intravascular catheter and method for treatment of hypothermia. Sommer Oliverio & Sommer, December 14, 1993: US05269758 (215 worldwide citation)

An improved intravascular device (20) is adapted for use in treating hypothermia in a patient. The improved device includes an elongated flexible catheter (21) having a distal end piece (26) arranged in spaced relation to a catheter main body portion (32). The distal end piece and catheter main body ...


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Syde A Taheri: Method and apparatus for providing an anastomosis. Sommer Oliverio & Sommer, July 30, 1991: US05035702 (112 worldwide citation)

An improved portal-caval shunt (20) includes a male section (25) and a female section (26). A cutter (52) is first inserted through a patient's vena cava and is used to punch or cut an opening between proximate portions of the vena cava and portal vein. The female section (26) is then inserted throu ...


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Syde A Taheri: Method and apparatus for removing venous valves. Sommer Oliverio & Sommer, December 3, 1991: US05069679 (99 worldwide citation)

An improved valvulectome (10) is adapted for use in selectively excising the leaflets of a venous valve. The apparatus includes an elongated probe (11) having one tip end portion (12) adapted to be inserted generally longitudinally into a vein. An actuating rod (55) may be moved relative to the prob ...


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Syde A Taheri: Embolectomy catheter, and method of operating same. Sommer Oliverio & Sommer, May 12, 1992: US05112347 (82 worldwide citation)

An inflatable balloon-type catheter (20) for use in performing an embolectomy, includes an elongated catheter (21) having a distal end (22) adapted to be inserted through an incision into a patient's blood vessel (V). A plurality of fingers (24) having first ends (25) are mounted on the distal margi ...


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Steven M Nichols: Ladder-climbing exercise device. Sommer Oliverio & Sommer, July 12, 1994: US05328422 (58 worldwide citation)

A ladder-climbing exercise device (10) includes an inclined flight (13) along which a plurality of rungs (29) are presented in an endless manner. The marginal ends of the rungs are mounted on endless chains which are supported by a frame. The chains are coupled to a fan (43) having a squirrel cage-l ...


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Daniel C Clark, Kenneth D Garnjost: Vehicle suspension system, and method of operating same. Sommer Oliverio & Sommer, March 20, 1990: US04909535 (50 worldwide citation)

An "active" suspension system provides two parallel force-transmitting paths between the body and wheel of a vehicle. The first path has a main spring (41), and the second path includes an actuator (42) and a spring (43). LVDT's (53,55) are arranged to monitor the displacements of the actuator (42) ...


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Michael Anbar: Infrared imaging system for simultaneous generation of temperature, emissivity and fluorescence images. Amara, Sommer Oliverio & Sommer, December 21, 1993: US05272340 (49 worldwide citation)

The present invention comprises a method and apparatus for determining actual temperature, reflectivity and fluorescence of a surface and comprises in the preferred embodiment a two-dimensional focal plane array of rapidly tunable infrared detectors, 11, adapted to detect the emitted infrared flux f ...


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George W Tregay: Optical liquid level sensor using a polytetrafluoroethylene perfluoroalkoxy material. Conax Buffalo Corporation, Sommer Oliverio & Sommer, March 5, 1991: US04998022 (44 worldwide citation)

An optical liquid level sensor has an optically-transmissive body (28) provided with a frusto-conical tip end portion (32). When the tip end portion is exposed to air, the angle of incidence (.theta..sub.i) of light at each of three points of reflection (b,c,d) is less than the critical angle (.thet ...


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Franklin A Vassallo: Compressed gas engine and method of operating same. Sommer Oliverio & Sommer, May 10, 1994: US05309713 (44 worldwide citation)

A compressed gas engine (20) has a piston (25) mounted for reciprocating movement within a cylinder (22). A valve (29) is slideably mounted on the cylinder head (31) to control the flow of compressed gas from a source (24) through an inlet (23) to a plenum chamber (28). The valve is arranged to be s ...