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Russell J Redmond, Thomas F Banks, Alan J Solyntjes: Surgical stapling instrument. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, Walter N Kirn, Stephen W Bauer, September 5, 1989: US04863088 (289 worldwide citation)

A stapling instrument including two elongate structural members each comprising a handle part with a jaw part projecting from a first end. The structural members have pivot means at second ends of their handle parts adapted for free engagement and disengagement and relative pivotal movement of the s ...


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Peter M J Mulier, Michael F Hoey: Method and apparatus for creating a bi-polar virtual electrode used for the ablation of tissue. Medtronic, Stephen W Bauer, Harold R Patton, Timothy A Czaja, May 29, 2001: US06238393 (273 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for creating a virtual electrode to ablate bodily tissue. The apparatus includes an outer tube, a first electrode, an inner tube and a second electrode. The outer tube is fluidly connected to a source of conductive fluid and defines a proximal end and a distal end. The distal ...


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Gary W King: Apparatus for blocking activation of tissue or conduction of action potentials while other tissue is being therapeutically activated. Medtronic, Banner & Witcoff, William J Klein, Stephen W Bauer, August 9, 2005: US06928320 (259 worldwide citation)

A desired effect is produced by therapeutically activating tissue at a first site within a patient's body and a corresponding undesired side effect is reduced by blocking activation of tissue or conduction of action potentials at a second site within the patient's body by applying high frequency sti ...


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Larry H Dodge: Plural inlet pumping cassette with integral manifold. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Stephen W Bauer, July 4, 1995: US05429485 (225 worldwide citation)

An integral disposable manifold and pump cassette, through which fluid is pumped from inlet tubes, forms a single disposable cassette which may be inserted into a single pump housing. The integral disposable manifold and pump cassette includes first and second sheets of flexible plastic material. Se ...


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Brett A Behnke, Gary A Thill: Iv injection site for the reception of a blunt cannula. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Stephen W Bauer, April 5, 1994: US05300034 (200 worldwide citation)

An IV injection site adapted to receive a blunt cannula. The injection site comprises a housing having a passageway extending inwardly from its outside end, and an elastomeric septum closely received in the passageway of the housing. The septum has a bore extending into the septum from the inside en ...


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Michael J Walt, Craig L Van Kampen, Steven J May: Drill guide assembly. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, Walter N Kirn, Stephen W Bauer, May 1, 1990: US04920958 (173 worldwide citation)

A drill guide assembly for use in arthroscopic surgery including a probe having a target end and an opposite threaded end portion with a locating lug; a cannular elongate wire guide adapted to guide a guide wire, which wire guide has a beveled bone contact end surface; a body generally arcuate about ...


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Thomas G Hacker, David J Franta: Cassette for tonometric calibration. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, James D Christoff, Robert W Sprague, Stephen W Bauer, December 7, 1999: US05997818 (169 worldwide citation)

A cassette for tonometric calibration especially useful for systems that measure one or more blood parameters includes a cassette having an elongated fluid chamber. In one embodiment of the invention, the fluid chamber includes an expansion region that reduces the likelihood of bubble coalescence of ...


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John R Shearer, Philip Shelley: Orthopaedic implant. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Stephen W Bauer, October 31, 1995: US05462563 (168 worldwide citation)

A humeral implant of the type that locates the head of a glenoid prosthesis relative to a patient's humerus, the implant comprising:


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Harold E Froelich, Floyd L Foslien: Bent back box staple and staple closing mechanism with split actuator. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, Walter N Kirn, Stephen W Bauer, October 17, 1989: US04874122 (157 worldwide citation)

An unused open wire skin staple having a generally U-shaped central portion and outer portions terminating in sharp points that can be closed to a rectangular shape by straightening the central portion. The staple can be closed between an anvil having spaced support surfaces for spaced points along ...


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Steven B Heinecke, Donald G Peterson: Carrier delivered dressing and method of manufacture. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Robert W Sprague, Stephen W Bauer, Kevin W Raasch, April 14, 1998: US05738642 (146 worldwide citation)

A carrier delivered dressing is disclosed which has a conformable backing with a pressure sensitive adhesive coated on a bottom face and a low adhesion coating on a top face. The backing is supported during shipping and handling by a liner attached to the adhesive and a removable heat sealed carrier ...