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William S Pierce: Surgical pledget. Thomas Hooker, April 25, 1989: US04823794 (404 worldwide citation)

A surgical pledget including a suture entrance slit extending through the pledget from a side wall to a central suture location within the pledget and means for retaining the suture at the suture location so that the pledget may be positioned on a medial portion of a suture.


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William M Murray: External fixation device. Thomas Hooker, November 20, 1984: US04483334 (188 worldwide citation)

An external fixation device for holding bone segments in known relation to each other includes a pair of bone clamp assemblies each secured to bone pins extending from the bone segments, a bridge extending between the pin clamp assemblies and a specialized high friction universal assembly connecting ...


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Richard E Hannah, Robert S Kish: Illuminated urethral catheter. Robert S Kish, Thomas Hooker, February 3, 1981: US04248214 (127 worldwide citation)

A urethral catheter includes a flexible transparent catheter tube, a drainage adapter having a major aperature secured to the proximal end of the catheter tube, a minor aperature axially aligned with the major aperature and a drainage funnel located between the aperatures and a fiber optic member ha ...


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William M Murray: Bone cement system and method. Thomas Hooker, December 9, 1986: US04627434 (125 worldwide citation)

A bone cement system and related methods useful in flowing liquid bone cement into a prepared long bone medullary canal prior to implanting a prothesis stem in the canal.


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William M Murray: Bone cement nozzle and method. Thomas Hooker, August 21, 1984: US04466435 (111 worldwide citation)

An improved bone cement nozzle and method for use in filling a long bone medullary canal with bone cement. The nozzle includes an expandable shield which scrapes the canal wall and pressurizes the cement as it enters the canal so that it flows into interstices in the bone.


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William M Murray: Bone cement system and method. Thomas Hooker, December 2, 1986: US04625722 (88 worldwide citation)

A bone cement system and related methods useful in flowing liquid bone cement into a prepared long bone medullary canal prior to implanting a prothesis stem in the canal.


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William M Murray: Adjustable bone fixation plate. Thomas Hooker P C, July 25, 2000: US06093188 (83 worldwide citation)

A bone plate includes a pair of mounting portions with bridges extending between the mounting portions. Each bridge includes at least one spring member and a compression member, arranged in series.


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James H Donachy, William S Pierce: Blood pump and method of pumping blood. Donachy and Pierce, Thomas Hooker, September 16, 1980: US04222127 (75 worldwide citation)

A blood pump for implant or paracorporeal use having a rigid case with inlet and outlet valves defining a pumping cavity; an integral thin walled flexible sac freely confined within a pumping cavity; and a flexible diaphragm within the cavity conforming to the shape of the adjacent side of the sac. ...


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William B Miller Jr, William S Miller: Portable computer keyboard. Thomas Hooker P C, April 9, 2002: US06370018 (73 worldwide citation)

A portable keyboard enables touch typing with both hands without external support. The keyboard includes a first array of keys and a second array of keys on opposite sides of the keyboard. The keyboard is held between the hands and is supported against the palm of one hand for touch typing with both ...


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Ernest K Manders: Tissue expander and method. Thomas Hooker, March 11, 1986: US04574780 (66 worldwide citation)

A soft tissue expander device adapted to be implanted beneath a layer of skin and subcutaneous tissue and filled with fluid to differentially expand the overlying tissue including methods for differentially expanding soft tissue and treating male pattern baldness.