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Russell F Durgin, Marc O Schurr, Gerhard Buess, Bernd Vogel, Harald Fischer: Apparatus and method for compressing body tissue. Ovesco Endoscopy, William W Jones, February 1, 2005: US06849078 (175 worldwide citation)

A system and method for delivering a surgical clip to a surgical site within a patient's body to compress body tissue is disclosed. In one embodiment for the system of the present invention, the system includes an endoscopic device that has an endoscope cap disposed on a distal end of the endoscopic ...


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Fritz Pauker, Thomas Viehbach, Robert Pauker, Gerhard Weiglhofer: Flexible trocar with an upturning tube system. STM Medizintechnik Starnberg, William W Jones, April 29, 2003: US06554793 (159 worldwide citation)

A flexible trocar assembly includes an inner flexible tube and a concentric outer flexible tube. The flexible tubes are spaced apart from each other so as to form an open ended annular space in the trocar assembly. The annular space contains surgical instrumentation and passages for inflation gases, ...


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Stephen C Wardlaw: Automatic disposable hypodermic syringe. William W Jones, March 31, 1981: US04258713 (124 worldwide citation)

An improved automatic disposable hypodermic syringe having a retracted needle which is driven by a spring to administer an injection. The needle is contained in a housing and is driven from the housing to administer the injection. An external release mechanism is provided so that the syringe can be ...


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Stephen C Wardlaw: Automatic injecting syringe. William W Jones, March 29, 1983: US04378015 (124 worldwide citation)

The hypodermic syringe of this invention is of simplified construction and employs a retracted needle contained within a housing, which needle is driven to inject a dose of medication by pressing the housing against the patient's skin. The syringe has a minimum of parts and may be easily and inexpen ...


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Robert A Levine, Stephen C Wardlaw: Constitutent layer harvesting from a centrifuged sample in a tube. William W Jones, February 28, 1995: US05393674 (106 worldwide citation)

Constituent layers are harvested from a centrifuged multi-constituent material in an evacuated glass or clear plastic tube which contains a float. When possibly contaminated materials, such as blood, are being tested, the use of an evacuated tube allows the measurements to be made without the techni ...


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Stephen C Wardlaw: Automatic disposable hypodermic syringe. William W Jones, October 14, 1980: US04227528 (106 worldwide citation)

A hypodermic syringe for use in situations wherein an experienced medical person may not be available to administer an injection. The device is sterile and water-tight and may be carried about on one's person without special precautions being taken. Upon use, substantially instantaneous but sequenti ...


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Stephen Clark Wardlaw, Robert Aaron Levine, James Vincent Massey III: Material layer volume determination. William W Jones, March 7, 1978: US04077396 (103 worldwide citation)

A technique for generally determining the approximate volume of the white cell and platelet layers in a centrifugally separated mixture of anticoagulated blood. A centrifuge tube is used to hold the blood sample and an appropriately shaped body is disposed in the tube in the zone occupied by the whi ...


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Robert A Levine: Method and apparatus for harvesting constituent layers from a centrifuged material mixture. Stephen C Wardlaw, William W Jones, January 13, 1998: US05707876 (100 worldwide citation)

Constituent layers are harvested from a centrifuged material mixture contained in a centrifuge tube assembly. The centrifuge tube assembly includes a transparent tube, one end of which is closed by an elastomeric cap. The tube contains one or more detectable constituent layer boundary markers which ...


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David L Rimm, Robert A Levine, Stephen C Wardlaw, Paul Fiedler: Method for the detection, identification, enumeration and confirmation of circulating cancer and/or hematologic progenitor cells in whole blood. Robert A Levine, William W Jones, March 6, 2001: US06197523 (87 worldwide citation)

A method for analyzing blood enables one to isolate, detect, enumerate and confirm under magnification the presence or absence of target cancer cells and/or hematologic progenitor cells which are known to circulate in blood. The analysis is performed in a sample of centrifuged anticoagulated whole b ...


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Robert A Levine, Stephen C Wardlaw: Enhancement of separation of cell layers in centrifuged blood sample. James V Massey III, William W Jones, July 3, 1979: US04159896 (84 worldwide citation)

An improvement in the degree of separation of constituent cell layers in a centrifuged sample of human blood is achieved by decreasing the natural water content of the red blood cells to increase their density or specific gravity. Thus the red cell layer packs more tightly and separates more complet ...