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John J Mastrototaro: Apparatus and method for implantation of sensors. Eli Lilly and Company, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, April 5, 1994: US05299571 (780 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for implantation of in vivo sensors includes a housing, a dual-lumen tube extending therefrom, and an in vivo sensor received within one of the lumen of the tube. A needle is received within the other lumens of the tube, and is used to insert the tube through the skin. After implantatio ...


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Richard M Salib, Kenneth A Pettine: Intervertebral disk arthroplasty. Danek Medical, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, November 2, 1993: US05258031 (778 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic disk having ball and socket members made of a material having expected durability to function properly for 40 years in a typical lumbar spine. The disk is shaped to provide movement in 6 degrees of freedom mimicking normal intervertebral movement, except compression. The arthroplasty de ...


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Kirk W Johnson, John J Mastrototaro: Techniques to improve the performance of electrochemical sensors. Eli Lilly and Company, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, May 2, 1995: US05411647 (744 worldwide citation)

A method of improving the utility of electrochemical glucose sensors by decreasing either or both their settling time and their sensitivity to interfering compounds. In particular, the settling time of an electrochemical glucose sensor is improved by pretreating the operating electrode with a negati ...


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Gary K Michelson: Artificial spinal fusion implants. Sofamor Danek Properties, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, June 4, 1996: US05522899 (729 worldwide citation)

A spinal implant is disclosed which when placed within the spinal disc space stabilizes that spinal segment and materially participates in, and is incorporated in, the ensuing fusion.


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Cesare Gianturco: Percutaneous stent assembly. Cook Incorporated, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, February 1, 1994: US05282824 (660 worldwide citation)

A self-expanding stent assembly consisting of one or more Z-stents connected to one another and covered by a flexible sleeve, which can be made from either nylon, plastic or another suitable material. The stents are formed of stainless steel wire arranged in a closed zig-zag configuration which incl ...


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Gary K Michelson: Interbody spinal fusion implants. Sofamor Danek Group, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, January 14, 1997: US05593409 (580 worldwide citation)

The present invention discloses a spinal fusion implant that is at least partially cylindrical, made of material appropriate for human implantation and having preferably, but not necessarily, one closed end and one end capable of being closed, such that an internal chamber can be filled and hold any ...


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Cesare Giantureo, Thomas A Osborne: Percutaneous stent and method for retrieval thereof. Cook Incorporated, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, July 30, 1991: US05035706 (573 worldwide citation)

A self-expanding stent formed of stainless steel wire arranged in a closed zig-zag configuration includes an endless series of straight sections joined at their ends by bends. The stent is compressible into a reduced diameter size for insertion into and removal from a body passageway. The bends of a ...


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Lawrence M Boyd, Richard M Salib, Kenneth A Pettine: Intervertebral disk arthroplasty device. Danek Medical, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, October 8, 1996: US05562738 (572 worldwide citation)

A disk arthroplasty device (310) is provided for replacement of a spinal disk. The device is implantable into a resected disk space and is formed with ball (346) and socket (326) members and shaped to provide lateral bending and backward extension of up to about 5.degree. and forward flexion of up t ...


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Jeffrey Kozak, Larry Boyd: Anterior interbody fusion device. Danek Medical, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, March 14, 1995: US05397364 (567 worldwide citation)

An interbody fusion device includes a pair of lateral spacers and a pair of central spacers, each sized for percutaneous introduction through a disc resection portal in the disc annulus. Each of the lateral spacers includes opposing side faces defining a channel therein, while each of the central sp ...


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Jeff R Justis, Michael C Sherman: Superelastic spinal stabilization system and method. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, September 25, 2001: US06293949 (561 worldwide citation)

A device for stabilizing at least a portion of the spinal column, including a longitudinal member sized to span a distance between at least two vertebral bodies and being at least partially formed of a shape-memory material exhibiting pseudoelastic characteristics at about human body temperature. A ...



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