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Arun A Patil: Artificial intervertebral disc. Zarley McKee Thomte Voorhees & Sease, January 12, 1982: US04309777 (716 worldwide citation)

An artificial intervertebral disc for implantation in the disc space after the removal of a diseased or damaged cervical intervertebral is described and comprises upper and lower disc portions having a plurality of springs positioned therebetween to yieldably urge the disc portions away from each ot ...


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John P Albright, Robert K Martin, John A Dyson: Suturing device and method for using same. University of Iowa Research Foundation, Zarley McKee Thomte Voorhees & Sease, January 15, 1985: US04493323 (476 worldwide citation)

The device of the present invention comprises an elongated tube which is adapted to be inserted into the body so that its internal end is positioned adjacent the tissue which is to be sutured. A plunger is sized to slide within the tube and includes at one end a grasping mechanism for releaseably gr ...


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Robert F LeVeen, Randy Fox: Method for volumetric tissue ablation. Board of Regents Univ of Nebraska, Mark D Frederiksen, Zarley McKee Thomte Voorhees & Sease, February 9, 1999: US05868740 (402 worldwide citation)

A volumetric tissue ablation apparatus includes a probe having a plurality of wires journaled through a catheter with a proximal end connected to the active terminal of a generator and a distal end projecting from a distal end of the catheter. The probe wire distal ends are arranged in an array with ...


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David H Dulebohn: Surgical cutting means. Davinci Medical, Zarley McKee Thomte Voorhees & Sease, January 5, 1993: US05176695 (388 worldwide citation)

A surgical cutter, basically designed for but not limited to laparoscopic surgery, contains a slotted housing and a linearly reciprocating blade which moves parallel to the longitudinal axis of the housing within the slot. The housing also contains a shaped opening near the distal end, the surfaces ...


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John J Gaukel: Apparatus and method for continuous electronic monitoring and tracking of individuals. Advanced Business Sciences, Dennis L Thomte, Zarley McKee Thomte Voorhees & Sease, August 8, 2000: US06100806 (334 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method of monitoring mobile objects or persons utilizes the Global Positioning System satellites and cellular telephone communications. The apparatus may include first and second remote units adapted to be worn on the monitored person or object. These remote units would comprise the ...


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Ronald K Grooters, James A Coil Jr: Disposable surgical scope guide. Zarley McKee Thomte Voorhees & Sease, October 25, 1988: US04779611 (304 worldwide citation)

A medical scope guide allows internal body tissues to be viewed. The scope guide includes an elongated hollow tube having opposite inner and outer ends, and a transparent inflatable balloon secured to the inner end of the tube. The outer end of the tube is sealable and is adapted to slidably receive ...


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Ronald K Grooters: Method of replacing a defective atrio-ventricular valve with a total atrio-ventricular valve bioprosthesis. Zarley McKee Thomte Voorhees & Sease, October 2, 1990: US04960424 (298 worldwide citation)

The method of replacing a defective atrio-ventricular valve in a patient's heart with a tissue atrio-ventricular valve bioprosthesis is provided. The replacement atrio-ventricular valve from the donor heart includes an annulus, a plurality of chordae, and papillary muscles attached thereto. The surg ...


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Ronald K Grooters: External cardiac assist device. Zarley McKee Thomte Voorhees & Sease, July 21, 1992: US05131905 (297 worldwide citation)

An external cardiac assistance device is provided for augmenting cardiac contractions. The device includes a flexible, non-distensible shell adapted to be positioned over the base of the heart. A distensible membrane is mounted within the shell to define an inflatable space so that the device can be ...


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Steven S Reimers: System and method for shielding electrical components from electromagnetic waves. Zarley McKee Thomte Voorhees & Sease, November 20, 2001: US06320123 (288 worldwide citation)

A method and system for shielding electrical components from electromagnetic waves is provided. The enclosure is lined with layers of lead and copper. These layers are electrically connected to wires that route electricity generated by an electromagnetic wave to a halo of wire on the ceiling. The ha ...


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John J Gaukel: Apparatus and method for continuous electronic monitoring and tracking of individuals. Advanced Business Sciences, Dennis L Thomte, Zarley McKee Thomte Voorhees & Sease, June 6, 2000: US06072396 (224 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method of monitoring mobile objects or persons using the utilizes the Global Positioning System satellites and cellular telephone communications. The apparatus may include first and second remote units adapted to be worn on the monitored person or object. These remote units would co ...