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Sukoo Lee: Surgical stapler using cartridge. Stonebraker Shepard & Stephens, October 27, 1981: US04296881 (142 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling tool 10 using disposable cartridge elements includes an actuator 13 that moves toward and away from a staple folding anvil 20, a holder 22 for an array of staples oriented toward anvil 20, staples and a pusher 23 for pushing staples from holder 22 through tissue 30 and against an ...


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Terrance N Clapham: Gas purging, eye fixation hand piece. VISX Incorporated, Stonebraker Shepard & Stephens, April 23, 1991: US05009660 (104 worldwide citation)

A gas purging, eye fixation hand piece (10) includes a vacuum ring (15) evacuated by a suction line (21) through a handle (20) via which a purging gas is delivered to an array of purging nozzles (36-38) aimed into the vacuum ring from around an inner perimeter of the vacuum ring to direct purging ga ...


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William R Houde Walter: Recoil spring guide mounting for laser sight. Stonebraker Shepard & Stephens, June 19, 1990: US04934086 (64 worldwide citation)

A laser sight for a firearm (10) having a recoil spring guide (15) mounts components on the spring guide so that a light beam (18) is directed along the axis of the spring guide. This automatically makes light beam (18) parallel with the barrel (11) of firearm (10). Several mounting alternatives are ...


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Meinrad Machler, Sibylle Machler, Richard Sachse: Instrument for spectral measurement in the bloodstream. Carl Zeiss Stiftung, Stonebraker Shepard & Stephens, July 8, 1986: US04598715 (59 worldwide citation)

In an instrument for spectral measurement in the bloodstream, the light-guide probe is developed with a diameter of, at most, 0.5 mm. By plug connections with precisely defined positions of the light guides, the light guide probe is connected to an illuminating device having a xenon lamp and to a di ...


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Miklos I Vilaghy, Gabor Zellerman: Bone biopsy instrument kit. Stonebraker Shepard & Stephens, March 8, 1977: US04010737 (59 worldwide citation)

A bone biopsy instrument kit includes a hollow body having a socketed forward end to receive one of several hollow, disposable needles. A chuck holds a needle in place on the body, and the rear end of the body has a recess for receiving a bushing into which a stylet is threaded for extending through ...


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Joseph S Adams, Paul G Branston: Manual recycler for detonating impact tool. Pow R Tools Corporation, Stonebraker Shepard & Stephens, December 15, 1987: US04712379 (55 worldwide citation)

A detonating impact tool 10 has a manual recycler that works by manually pressing the tool and a fastener 25 against a work piece 51 to push a front housing 12 into a main housing 11 against a compression spring 30. This charges a detonation chamber 15 with a fuel and air mixture that is precompress ...


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Walter Lang, Gerhard Mueller, Eugen Weimer: Apparatus for dose measurement upon photocoagulation in the fundus of the eye. Carl Zeiss Stiftung, Stonebraker Shepard & Stephens, February 24, 1987: US04644948 (51 worldwide citation)

For determining the proper dose of therapy radiation for photocoagulation at the fundus of the eye, the fluorescent radiation excited by the therapy radiation (laser light) in the fundus of the eye is utilized. The fluorescence intensity passes through a characteristic minimum upon the termination o ...


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Albrecht Vogel: Eyepiece for measurement of lengths and angles by a microscope. Carl Zeiss Stiftung, Stonebraker Shepard & Stephens, October 30, 1979: US04172662 (47 worldwide citation)

An eyepiece for use on a microscope when lengths and angles are to be measured. Two glass plates extending perpendicular to the optical axis of the eyepiece are spaced axially from each other to form between them a chamber containing a steel ball which is free to move, by gravity, to the lowest part ...


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William Alan Burris, Charles A Beaman: Portable water purifier. Stonebraker Shepard & Stephens, April 26, 1977: US04019986 (46 worldwide citation)

A portable water purifier includes a portable ozone generator and water container and a flexible tube conducting ozone from the generator to the container. A filter-bubbler is used to bubble ozone into water in the container and then to filter the purified water as it is drawn from the container wit ...


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Buzawa M John, Munnerlyn Charles R: Catadioptric projection printer. Tropel, Stonebraker Shepard & Stephens, November 4, 1975: US3917399 (45 worldwide citation)

An improved projection printer prints a circuitry pattern from a reticle onto a wafer by using a mercury arc source, a beam splitter, and a focusing mirror. The beam splitter is a polarizing beam splitter, and a polarization altering means is arranged between the polarizing beam splitter and the foc ...