Clyde K Nason, Gordon W Culp: Solenoid drive apparatus for an external infusion pump. Robert R Meads, Bryant R Gold, January 7, 1986: US04562751 (455 worldwide citation)

A solenoid drive apparatus for driving a lead screw of an External Infusion Pump (1) having a housing (302), solenoid winding (356) within the housing (302), a solenoid armature (358) which is driven by the field of the solenoid winding (356), push rod (362) which is driven by the armature (358), pa ...

Elliot Kornberg: Aortic graft, device and method for performing an intraluminal abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Beveridge DeGrandi & Weilacher, January 7, 1986: US04562596 (380 worldwide citation)

An aortic graft that is specifically constructed for intraluminal insertion and comprising a flexible hollow, tubular material, having a generally cylindrical shape with an upper end and lower end and having a minor and major axis, and having disposed along its major axis a plurality of parallel str ...

Joseph R Wilder, Franklin G Reick: Medical instrument and light pipe illumination assembly. Michael Ebert, January 7, 1986: US04562832 (333 worldwide citation)

A disposable medical instrument and light pipe illumination assembly fabricated of synthetic plastic material. When put to use, the instrument, such as a surgical retractor, assumes a position at which its operative section lies adjacent the field of medical interest, such as a body cavity or surgic ...

Bandula Wijayarathna, Ronald M Hopkins: Fused flexible tip catheter. Mallinckrodt, Bernard Rothwell & Brown, January 7, 1986: US04563181 (273 worldwide citation)

An intravascular catheter, such as an angiography catheter, has a tubular body portion formed from a nylon such as nylon-11 which has strength and stiffness characteristics providing excellent torqueability, burst strength, and longitudinal rigidity. A soft tubular tip is fused to the end of the bod ...

Brian P Brockway, Robert D Dreher, Daniel E Huntwork, Brock S Lindstedt, Douglas C Morrison, Perry A Mills: Programmable multi-mode cardiac pacemaker. Cardiac Pacemakers, Orrin M Haugen, Thomas J Nikolai, Douglas L Tschida, January 7, 1986: US04562841 (269 worldwide citation)

A programmable cardiac pacemaker that is selectively programmable via a radio frequency communications link into one of a plurality of a single and dual chamber pacing modes. Depending upon the mode selected, an associated plurality of pacing parameters may be programmed, each within a predetermined ...

Ranga Nathan, Saied Seyedin, Karl Piez, Hanne Bentz: Inductive collagen based bone repair preparations. Collagen Corporation, Ciotti & Murashige, January 7, 1986: US04563350 (261 worldwide citation)

A composition suitable for inductive bone implants is disclosed. The composition comprises a purified form of osteogenic factor in admixture with an carrier having a percentage of non-fibrillar collagen. The resulting implants are sufficiently hypo-immunogenic to be effective when implanted in xenog ...

Marshall R Urist: Biodegradable organic polymer delivery system for bone morphogenetic protein. University of California, January 7, 1986: US04563489 (261 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a biodegradable polylactic acid polymer delivery system for delivery of bone morphogenic protein (BMP) to induce formation of new bone in viable tissue. The delivery composition is substantially pure BMP in combination with a biodegradable polylactic acid polymer and it is prepared by a ...

William S Walker: Electrosurgery instrument. Dressler Goldsmith Shore Sutker & Milnamow, January 7, 1986: US04562838 (254 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgery instrument having ducts to direct a stream of fluid past the electrode to dissipate the smoke produced in surgery. The instrument can also be provided with a light-transmitting cable to illuminate a region around the electrode.

Tuula M Ranki, Hans E Soderlund: Detection of microbial nucleic acids by a one-step sandwich hybridization test. Orion Corporation, Brumbaugh Graves Donohue & Raymond, January 7, 1986: US04563419 (192 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a kit for the detection of microbial nucleic acids and a method for identifying the nucleic acids using a one-step sandwich hybridization technique. The technique requires two complementary nucleic acid reagents for each microbe or group of microbes to be identified.

Adolf Hensler: Shoe or boot. Koflach Sportgerate Gesellschaft m b H, Millen & White, January 7, 1986: US04562652 (177 worldwide citation)

The shoe consists of a shell (1) made of synthetic plastics material and has a bellows-like corrugation on the surface of the shell (1) in the area (2) of the roots of the toes. Ridges (3) and furrows (4) extending transversely to the longitudinal direction are provided, which, when viewed from abov ...