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Kevin Thomas Foley, Maurice Mell Smith, John B Clayton, Joseph Moctezuma: Tissue retractor for use through a cannula. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett Patent and Trademark Attorney s, December 28, 1999: US06007487 (230 worldwide citation)

Devices and methods for performing percutaneous spinal surgery under direct visualization and through a single cannula are shown. A device (10) is provided which includes an elongated cannula (20) having a first inner diameter (D.sub.I) and an outer diameter (D.sub.O) sized for percutaneous introduc ...


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Thomas A Osborne, Scott E Eells: Rapid exchange stent delivery balloon catheter. Cook Incorporated, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett Patent and Trademark Attorney s, November 25, 1997: US05690642 (191 worldwide citation)

A rapid exchange stent delivery balloon catheter which allows exchange from a balloon angioplasty catheter to a stent delivery catheter without the need to replace the angioplasty catheter wire guide with an exchange-length wire guide before exchanging the stent delivery catheter for the balloon ang ...


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David K Evans, Ronald J Brinkerhoff, Hal H Katz, William J Kraimer: Method and apparatus for establishing anastomotic passageways. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett Patent and Trademark Attorney s, March 14, 2000: US06036703 (155 worldwide citation)

A system for establishing an anastomotic passageway between first and second structures within an animal, the first and second structures each having an intima-exposing opening comprises a first plate sized and configured for attachment to the opening of the first structure, the first plate includin ...


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Alexander P Rafalovich, Gilbert P Keller, T Craig Schmidter: Thermal energy storage and delivery system. Store Heat and Produce Energy, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett Patent and Trademark Attorney s, May 9, 2000: US06059016 (81 worldwide citation)

Described is a thermal energy storage and delivery system for delivering thermal energy to both a passenger compartment of a vehicle and a component, such as a battery, located externally of the passenger compartment. The system capitalizes on excess capacity stored in a thermal energy storage appar ...


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Pierre Bonhote, Lorenz Walder, Michael Gratzel: Electrochromic or photoelectrochromic device. Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne, Clifford W Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett Patent and Trademark Attorney s Browning, May 23, 2000: US06067184 (66 worldwide citation)

Electrochromic and photoelectrochromic devices using nanocrystalline semiconductor electrodes with a high specific surface area and surface-absorbed electrochromic molecules are disclosed.


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Han H Nee: Metal alloys for the reflective or the semi-reflective layer of an optical storage medium. Target Technology, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett Patent and Trademark Attorney s, December 28, 1999: US06007889 (58 worldwide citation)

A copper-based or silver-based alloy thin film is provided for the highly reflective or semi-reflective layer of optical discs. Alloy additions to silver include gold, palladium, copper, rhodium, ruthenium, osmium, iridium, and platinum. Alloy additions to copper include silver, cadmium, gold, magne ...


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Rodney Peifer, Michael K Simmons: Channel mounted activating mechanism for an endoscopic ligator. Wilson Cook Medical, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett Patent and Trademark Attorney s, June 13, 2000: US06074402 (58 worldwide citation)

An activating mechanism (20) for activating an endoscopic ligator is disclosed. The activating mechanism (20) includes a mounting component (21) and an activating component (22) coupled thereto. The mounting component (21) inserts directly into the proximal opening of an operating channel of an endo ...


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Stanley Gertzbein, Michael C Sherman: Spinal rod transverse connectors. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett Patent and Trademark Attorney s, May 23, 2000: US06066140 (56 worldwide citation)

A transverse fixator assembly for spanning between a number of longitudinal members situated adjacent a patient's vertebrae and methods for fixation of the spine which allow variation of the distance between two or more vertebrae. The assembly includes a number of connectors configured to span the d ...


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Robert Anthony Ress, Brian Michael Davis: Interstage van seal apparatus. Allison Advanced Development Company, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett Patent and Trademark Attorney s, June 20, 2000: US06076835 (46 worldwide citation)

A sealing member for sealing between static members, for example between static members of a gas turbine engine. The seal includes a first annular sealing member which includes a first sealing portion and a flange portion. The first sealing member seals a passageway between static members. The flang ...


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Alan S Bounnakhom, Claude Berman, Donald W Beach: Fluid filter assembly for vehicles. Fleetguard, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett Patent and Trademark Attorney s, August 27, 1996: US05549821 (34 worldwide citation)

An all-plastic filter assembly for filtering fluids includes a generally cylindrical injection molded plastic outer shell which has a closed base and an open opposite end and which defines a hollow interior which receives a modular filler cartridge. The outer shell is injection molded with a general ...