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Elmo A Blubaugh Jr, Alan R Brunsman: Glucose sensor. Implanted Biosystems, Thompson Hine & Flory, October 12, 1999: US05964993 (656 worldwide citation)

A sensor that is capable of accurately measuring glucose and other analytes in low oxygen environments is provided. The sensor employs an enzyme-containing membrane comprising a semi-interpenetrating polymer network which is infiltrated by an enzyme. The enzyme-containing membrane increases oxygen t ...


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Elmo A Blubaugh Jr, Alan R Brunsman, Kevin L Houser: Implantable sensor employing an auxiliary electrode. Implanted Biosystems, Thompson Hine & Flory, June 22, 1999: US05914026 (398 worldwide citation)

An implantable sensor comprising a biocompatible electroconductive case which houses a measuring electrode, a reference electrode, an auxiliary electrode, and an electronic circuit for measuring the response of the measuring electrode where the measuring electrode, reference electrode and auxiliary ...


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Scott C Marlow, Haans K Petruschke, Donald B Coon, John T Nelson: Endoscopic instrument system and method. Marlow Surgical Technologies, Thompson Hine & Flory, April 8, 1997: US05618303 (393 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic instrument system which includes a handle portion with a scissors grip, a shaft extending from the scissors grip and shaped to extend through a cannula, and a plurality of disposable end tools, each mountable on and removable from the end of the shaft by hand without tools and actuatab ...


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Donald R Moles: Microfluidic analyzer module. YSI Incorporated, Thompson Hine & Flory, August 3, 1999: US05932799 (296 worldwide citation)

A microfluidic analyzer module. The module is constructed of a plurality of channel forming laminate layers that are directly bonded together without adhesive or other possible contaminant source located proximate the flow channels. The channel forming laminate layers define a network of fluid flow ...


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Joseph A Izatt, Manish D Kulkarni, Michael V Sivak: Depth-resolved spectroscopic optical coherence tomography. Thompson Hine & Flory, December 14, 1999: US06002480 (273 worldwide citation)

A method is described for determining depth-resolved backscatter characteristics of scatterers within a sample, comprising the steps of: acquiring a plurality of sets of cross-correlation interferogram data using an interferometer having a sample arm with the sample in the sample arm, wherein the sa ...


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Yakub A Ellias: Endoscopic stomach insert for treating obesity and method for use. Thompson Hine & Flory, February 9, 1999: US05868141 (224 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic stomach insert for treating obesity in humans by reducing the desire for eating, comprising a base-sized for passing through a human mouth and esophagus; a plurality of flexible blades coupled at one end thereof to the base and circumferentially arranged about the base central axis, wh ...


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Manish D Kulkarni, Joseph A Izatt, Michael V Sivak: Image enhancement in optical coherence tomography using deconvolution. Thompson Hine & Flory, November 30, 1999: US05994690 (216 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides an improved optical coherence tomography system and involves estimating the impulse response (which is indicative of the actual reflecting and scattering sites within a tissue sample) from the output interferometric signal of an interferometer according to the followin ...


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Joseph A Izatt, Manish D Kulkarni, Siavash Yazdanfar, Andrew Rollins, Michael V Sivak: Doppler flow imaging using optical coherence tomography. Thompson Hine & Flory, December 21, 1999: US06006128 (173 worldwide citation)

A method for generating a velocity-indicating, tomographic image of a sample in an optical coherence tomography system includes the steps of (a) acquiring cross-correlation data from the interferometer; (b) generating a grayscale image from the cross-correlation data indicative of a depth-dependent ...


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David W Firsich: Carbon supercapacitor electrode materials. Inorganic Specialists, Thompson Hine & Flory, November 30, 1999: US05993996 (165 worldwide citation)

A carbon material useful as an electrode in supercapacitors and a method for preparing the same. In one method, a phenolic resin powder, optionally combined with a carbon powder, is formed into a layer less than 0.01 inches thick; the temperature of the resin is increased at a rate of approximately ...


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Mihoji Tsumura: Method of billing for information services in conjunction with utilities service. Ricos, Thompson Hine & Flory, January 25, 2000: US06018726 (153 worldwide citation)

A system for automatically billing information services in conjunction with utilities services. The system includes a main unit having a host computer with a database for storing data of various types, and a transceiver for radio communications. The system also includes a plurality of terminal units ...