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Cesare Gianturco: Endovascular stent and delivery system. Cook Incorporated, Woodward Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, January 31, 1989: US04800882 (1227 worldwide citation)

A wire stent for insertion and expansion into a passageway comprises a plurality of curved sections that are formed into a generally circular configuration. Adjacent curved sections are joined by a bend or cusp, so that a series of alternating opposing loops are formed. The wire stent as formed has ...


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Douglas J Allen, Kirk W Johnson, Robert S Nevin: Hydrophilic polyurethane membranes for electrochemical glucose sensors. Eli Lilly and Company, Woodward Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, June 21, 1994: US05322063 (810 worldwide citation)

Homogeneous membranes permeable to oxygen and glucose composed of hydrophilic polyurethanes that are capable of absorbing from 10 to 50% of their dry weight of water. Variations in the composition of the hydrophilic polyurethanes make possible the fabrication of membranes in which the ratios of the ...


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Paul J Wisnewski, Roger P Jackson: Implant interconnection mechanism. Danek Medical, Woodward Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, October 8, 1996: US05562663 (290 worldwide citation)

Spinal implants with features for anchorage in or onto bone or to connectors, have a body with an upwardly opening channel receiving a spinal rod therein. The channel has sidewalls with a curved slot in each of the sidewalls. A cap is mounted on the implant body and has a central portion received in ...


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Rick Sasso: Screw delivery system and method. SDGI Holdings, Woodward Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, May 13, 2003: US06562046 (239 worldwide citation)

A screw delivery system and method are disclosed for use in a variety of surgical indications. The screw delivery system generally comprises an outer cannula, a guide, and various interventional devices such as bone drill bits and taps as well as an implant driver for inserting a screw. The method d ...


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Michael C Sherman, Troy Drewry: Multi-angle bone screw assembly using shape-memory technology. SDGI Holdings, Woodward Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett Patent and Trademark Attorney s, October 17, 2000: US06132434 (230 worldwide citation)

In one embodiment, a spinal fixation assembly includes an elongated member, such as a spinal rod, configured for placement adjacent the spine and a bone engaging fastener, such as a bone screw having a lower portion configured for engaging a vertebra and a head that is at least partially spherical. ...


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Kevin Thomas Foley, Maurice Mell Smith, John B Clayton, Joseph Moctezuma: Devices and methods for percutaneous surgery. SDGI Holdings, Woodward Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, March 27, 2001: US06206822 (201 worldwide citation)

Devices and methods for performing percutaneous spinal surgery under direct visualization and through a single cannula are shown. A device (


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Joseph Frank Ulvr, Barbara Lynn Critchley: Unique identifier bar code on stamps and apparatus and method for monitoring stamp usage with identifier bar codes. Canada Post Corporation, Clifford W Browning, Woodward Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, July 9, 2002: US06415983 (176 worldwide citation)

A postage stamp which has a unique identifier bar code is provided which allows the prevention of various fraudulent stamp usages. A system for identifying mail pieces with stolen stamps is provided in which a database of unique identifiers of stolen stamps is maintained, and in which the unique ide ...


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Stephen W Dejter Jr, Richard H Goodwin Jr: Fine-needle aspiration cell sampling methods. Vance Products Incorporated, Woodward Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, February 5, 1991: US04989614 (145 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for performing fine-needle aspiration biopsies are disclosed. Each method and apparatus includes a needle having an opening which can be occluded during both the penetration and withdrawal stages of the aspiration cycle. After penetration of the target area, the needle is recip ...