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Stephen C Jacobsen, Tomasz J Petelenz, Stephen C Peterson: Wireless health monitoring system. Sarcos LC, Thorpe North & Western, December 12, 2000: US06160478 (211 worldwide citation)

A system for remotely monitoring a person's physical activity includes at least one accelerometer capable of measuring both the magnitude and direction of an acceleration. The acceleration data is processed to determine motion/position status and to decide whether there is a likelihood that the pers ...


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B Ajit Kumar, Don B Olsen: Electrosurgical electrode with a conductive, non-stick coating. MedQuest Products, Thorpe North & Western L, July 20, 1999: US05925043 (209 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical blade is provided having a ceramic coating which is conductive, flexible and provides a surface which inhibits the build up of charred tissue. These properties enable the electrosurgical blade to deliver controlled amounts of radio-frequency energy to tissue. The manufacturing pro ...


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Dinesh C Patel, Yunik Chang: Penetration enhancement with binary system of oleic acid, oleins, and oleyl alcohol with lower alcohols. Theratech, Thorpe North & Western, September 5, 1989: US04863970 (201 worldwide citation)

Penetration-enhancing pharmaceutical compositions for topical transepidermal and percutaneous application are disclosed which are non-irritating to the skin. These compositions are made up of a safe and effective amount of an active pharmaceutical permeant, including hydrophilic salt forms, containe ...


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Younsik Cha, Young Kweon Choi, You Han Bae: Thermosensitive biodegradable polymers based on poly(ether-ester)block copolymers. Macromed, Thorpe North & Western L, December 30, 1997: US05702717 (201 worldwide citation)

A system and method for the parenteral delivery of a drug in a biodegradable polymeric matrix to a warm blooded animal as a liquid with the resultant formation of a gel depot for the controlled release of the drug. The system comprises an injectable biodegradable block copolymeric drug delivery liqu ...


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Stephen C Jacobsen, John Lippert, David L Wells, Clark C Davis, Kent Backman: Stent apparatus and method. Precision Vascular Systems, Thorpe North & Western, May 16, 2000: US06063101 (199 worldwide citation)

A stent for disposition in a body passageway or duct to maintain the duct walls apart, for example, to allow the flow of fluid therethrough, includes an elongate flexible support wire formed into an annular lattice having a central void, for disposition at a target location in the duct. Also include ...


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Philip R Frederick: Three-dimensional light guidance system for invasive procedures. Thorpe North & Western, March 24, 1987: US04651732 (194 worldwide citation)

A three dimensional guidance system for percutaneous invasive procedures which develops a line of light above a patient's body to indicate the entry point and path of the invasive instrument. Guidance is provided by alignment of the instrument with the line of light. The line is developed at the int ...


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Stephen C Jacobsen, Clark Davis, David Wells: Hollow guide wire apparatus catheters. Sarcos, Thorpe North & Western, November 10, 1998: US05833632 (194 worldwide citation)

A catheter guide wire includes an elongate tubular body about which a catheter may be threaded for guidance to a target location in a vasculature passageway of a body. The elongate body includes a proximal end and a distal end, with the distal end being curved. Cuts are formed either by saw-cutting, ...


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Dan Johnson, Romer D Johnson: Apparatus and method for recapture of realtime events. Thorpe North & Western, December 19, 2000: US06163338 (192 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for providing a video or audio record of a predetermined activity close in time to a preselected triggering event comprising a video or audio detection apparatus, control circuitry for developing a stream of electronic data representing a continuous sequence of audio or video ...


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Robert G Norton: System and method for authorizing electronic funds transfer at a point of sale. Thorpe North & Western, June 5, 2001: US06243689 (192 worldwide citation)

A system and method for a payee to initiate at a point of sale an electronic funds transfer from an account of a payor to the account of the payee, comprising the steps of: obtaining from the payor the duplicate part of a completed two-part draft instrument comprising an original and a duplicate and ...


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Ramesh C Rathi, Gaylen M Zentner, Byeongmoon Jeong: Biodegradable low molecular weight triblock poly(lactide-co- glycolide) polyethylene glycol copolymers having reverse thermal gelation properties. MacroMed, Thorpe North & Western, March 13, 2001: US06201072 (190 worldwide citation)

A water soluble, biodegradable ABA- or BAB-type tri-block polymer is disclosed that is made up of a major amount of a hydrophobic A polymer block made of a biodegradable polyester and a minor amount of a hydrophilic polyethylene glycol(PEG) B polymer block, having an overall average molecular weight ...