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Parviz Kambin: Method for decompressing herniated intervertebral discs. Pilling Co, Howson and Howson, March 4, 1986: US04573448 (577 worldwide citation)

Decompression of herniated discs in the lumbar spine is carried percutaneously by the insertion of a specially designed cannulated trocar over a guide wire extending through the patient's back toward the herniated disc at an angle of approximately 35 degrees with respect to the patient's perpendicul ...


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Leo A Bullara: Implantable electrode array. Huntington Institute of Applied Research, Christie Parker & Hale, March 4, 1986: US04573481 (559 worldwide citation)

An implantable helical electrode assembly configured to fit around a nerve for electrically triggering or measuring an action potential or for blocking conduction in nerve tissue. A multiconductor flexible cable connects the electrode to an implanted signal receiver, and the assembly may include mul ...


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David T Green, Edgar D Gunning: Surgical fastener applying apparatus with variable fastener arrays. United States Surgical Corporation, Robert R Jackson, John E Nathan, March 4, 1986: US04573622 (492 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for applying an array of surgical fasteners. The apparatus includes a work transmitting member removably interposable between the member which supplies the fastener applying work and a subset of the fasteners in the array so that the subset can be applied or not applied at the option of th ...


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Robert E Fischell, Peter C Lord: Refillable medication infusion apparatus. The Johns Hopkins University, Robert E Archibald, Howard W Califano, March 4, 1986: US04573994 (466 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and method for filling, or refilling, the internal reservoir of a medication infusion system, wherein filling or refilling is permitted only when a means for injecting medication is properly positioned relative to the reservoir. Prior to filling or refilling, a pressure integrity check can ...


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Robert L Conta, Harvey N Wallach: Hollow body organ stapling instrument and disposable cartridge employing relief vents. United States Surgical Corporation, Robert R Jackson, John E Nathan, March 4, 1986: US04573468 (410 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for circular surgical stapling of hollow organs comprising an instrument and disposable cartridge assembly. The instrument comprises a housing with a throughbore in which a tube is received for reciprocation by means of a manually operable squeeze handle. A rod reciprocates within the tube ...


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James A Minetola, David R Tucker: Disposable waste-containment garment. The Procter & Gamble Company, John M Pollaro, Fredrick H Braun, Richard C Witte, March 4, 1986: US04573986 (348 worldwide citation)

A disposable waste-containment garment such as a disposable diaper, an external incontinent protection garment for adults (e.g. adult incontinent briefs), an external catamenial, or a disposable liner for either a disposable diaper or an incontinent brief. The garment, which may be elasticized by, f ...


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Thomas R Mazzocco: Methods for implantation of deformable intraocular lenses. Staar Surgical Co, Frank Frisenda Jr, March 4, 1986: US04573998 (316 worldwide citation)

The invention provides an improved intraocular lens structure comprising a deformable optical zone portion with prescribed memory characteristics and methods and devices for implantation of such lens in the eye. The unique optical zone portion of the lens can be deformed by compressing, rolling, fol ...


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Gregory A Hoffman: Spinal fixation apparatus. Jeffers Irish & Hoffman, March 4, 1986: US04573454 (299 worldwide citation)

A surgical implant for fixation of the human spinal column in the treatment of scoliosis, particular in very young children. The device comprises a pair of elongate bars which are rigidly connected together to form a generally rectangular appliance, and wherein the lower portion of the device is sli ...


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Norma A Sampson, Earl W Sampson: Shielded needle. Dolores A Smith, Weissenberger and Peterson, March 4, 1986: US04573976 (298 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for injecting a substance into a human or animal comprising a body adapted to have the substance to be injected pass therethrough, a needle mounted on the body and a needle guard mounted on the body between an extended position in which the guard obstructs access to the point of the nee ...


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Andreas Weikl, Volkmar Merkel: Method and apparatus for removing and/or enlarging constricted areas in vessels conducting body fluids. Schneider Medintag, Craig and Burns, March 4, 1986: US04573966 (278 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for comminuting and/or eliminating constricted areas in vessels of all types whereby fissures and cracks in the vessel walls during the treatment of stenosis in blood vessels and also coronary obstruction are to be avoided. A treatment catheter is used which is equipped with ...



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