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Warren P Williamson IV, George T Christakis, Paul Spence, Thomas Ward, Douglas P Allen: Fastener delivery and deployment mechanism and method for placing the fastener in minimally invasive surgery. CardioVascular Technologies, Terry M Gernstein, April 6, 1999: US05891160 (468 worldwide citation)

A one-piece fastener or staple includes a base that contacts tissue and a prong that extends through the tissue. A suture lead is anchored to the base and a needle is attached to the suture lead. A tool positions the fastener adjacent to the tissue, and is operated to drive the prong and the suture ...


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Warren Williamson IV, Paul A Spence, George T Christakis, Thomas J Ward, Dominic P DiNovo, George A Keller, Cecil R Robinson, E Dale VanHoose: Means and method of replacing a heart valve in a minimally invasive manner. CardioVascular Technologies, Terry M Gernstein, March 28, 2000: US06042607 (427 worldwide citation)

A heart valve can be replaced using minimally invasive methods which include a sutureless sewing cuff that and a fastener delivery tool that holds the cuff against the patient's tissue while delivering fasteners, two at a time to attach the cuff to the tissue from the inside out. The tool stores a p ...


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Everett Dennison, Edwin L Nass, Timothy J Duffy, Gregory T Pauley, Scott L Jones, Deborah J Shale: Cellular telephone system that uses position of a mobile unit to make call management decisions. Terry M Gernstein, August 10, 1993: US05235633 (415 worldwide citation)

A cellular telephone system includes a plurality of cell sites and a mobile telephone switching office. Call management, including selection of a cell site most appropriate for a call associated with a mobile unit, are made based on the geographic location of the mobile unit as opposed to the streng ...


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Warren Williamson IV, Paul A Spense, George T Christakis: Means for replacing a heart valve in a minimally invasive manner. Terry M Gernstein, February 10, 1998: US05716370 (363 worldwide citation)

A heart valve can be replaced using minimally invasive methods which include a sutureless sewing cuff that and a fastener delivery tool that holds the cuff against the patient's tissue while delivering fasteners, two at a time in opposite directions, to attach the cuff to the tissue from the inside ...


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Everett Dennison, Edwin L Nass, Timothy J Duffy, Gregory T Pauley, Scott L Jones, Deborah J Shale: Cellular telephone system that uses position of a mobile unit to make call management decisions. Terry M Gernstein, August 13, 1996: US05546445 (287 worldwide citation)

A cellular telephone system includes a plurality of cell sites and a mobile telephone switching office. Call management, including selection of a cell site most appropriate for a call associated with a mobile unit, are made based on the geographic location of the mobile unit as opposed to the streng ...


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William J Christy, James R Christy, Warren P Williamson IV, Craig Berky: Surgical loop delivery device. ESD Medical, Terry M Gernstein, November 28, 2000: US06152936 (283 worldwide citation)

A surgical loop delivery device is disclosed in parent disclosures Ser. No. 09/071,811 and U.S. Pat. No. 5,766,217. This device is improved to permit tissue targets larger than the device to be ligated while also maintaining a clear sight path between the surgeon and the target. The surgical loop is ...


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Paul A Spence, Warren P Williamson IV, George Christakis: Means and methods for performing an anastomosis. Guidant Corporation, Terry M Gernstein, February 9, 1999: US05868763 (235 worldwide citation)

An anastomosis is performed using a mounting structure mounted on the outside of at least one vessel. The mounting structure includes a flexible mounting structure that is attached to the vessel by a special instrument. A graft vessel is attached to the mounting structure either directly or by means ...


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Kelvin B James: System for controlling artificial knee joint action in an above knee prosthesis. Terry M Gernstein, November 5, 1996: US05571205 (231 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to an above knee prosthesis which employs a hydraulic damper to passively regulate the angular velocity or rotation of the artificial knee joint. A programmed microprocessor recognizes common gait patterns from information received from bending moment strain and knee angle sen ...


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Paul A Spence, Warren Williamson IV: Device to permit offpump beating heart coronary bypass surgery. Guidant Corporation, Terry M Gernstein, February 1, 2000: US06019722 (229 worldwide citation)

A heart retractor links lifting of the heart and regional immobilization which stops one part of the heart from moving to allow expeditious suturing while permitting other parts of the heart to continue to function whereby coronary surgery can be performed on a beating heart while maintaining cardia ...


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Mayer M Lebowitz, James Sievert: RF cellular technology network transmission system for remote monitoring equipment. Terry M Gernstein, June 13, 2000: US06075451 (195 worldwide citation)

A system for transmitting data between a subscriber site and at least one monitoring station, comprising a sensor circuit for generating data responsive to an event at the subscriber site, a first transmission circuit responsive to said sensor circuit and being operable to transmit data in a first f ...