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Robert G Rothfuss, Federico Bilotti, Hector Chow, J Charles Hueil, Narinderjit S Sambi: Disposable linear surgical stapler. Senmed, Wood Herron & Evans, September 9, 1986: US04610383 (908 worldwide citation)

A disposable linear surgical stapler includes a handle, anvil, staple cartridge and flexible shaft attaching the handle to the cartridge and transmitting a firing force exerted at the handle to the distant cartridge for sequentially implanting, forming and clinching staples in two staggered staple l ...


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Paul T Weisman, Stephen A Goldman: High-density absorbent structures. September 9, 1986: US04610678 (689 worldwide citation)

Absorbent structures comprising a mixture of hydrophilic fibers and discrete particles of a water insoluble hydrogel are disclosed. The fiber/hydrogel ratios range from about 30:70 to about 98:2. The absorbent structures have a density of from about 0.15 g/cm.sup.3 to about 1 g/cm.sup.3. The structu ...


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David T Green: Two-part surgical fastener for fascia wound approximation. United States Surgical Corporation, Thomas R Bremer, September 9, 1986: US04610250 (388 worldwide citation)

A two-art surgical fastener is provided for joining and approximating the edges of a wound in body tissue such as fascia tissue. The fastener, which can be made of an absorbable resinous material, has a fastener member and a retainer member. The fastener member has four prongs which mate with four o ...


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Atsushi Matsumoto, Tatsuo Suzuki: Medical instrument. Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha, Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Woodward, September 9, 1986: US04610665 (338 worldwide citation)

A medical instrument comprises a main body having a path formed therethrough, through which a tubular member is insertable or drawable. A valve body is provided in the path of the main body, maintaining at least a liquid-tight state with the rod-like member, when the path is opened by the rod-like m ...


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Richard L Asmuth, Renato M Ermann, Mark A Gauldin, George W Gawrys, Roger E Stone, Marjorie P Yuhas: Method for customer definable telephone capability. AT&T Bell Laboratories, Jerry W Herndon, September 9, 1986: US04611094 (333 worldwide citation)

A method allowing a customer to define its telephone service within flexible boundaries for calls directed to the customer. Within constraints imposed by the selected embodiment, the method reduces software development traditionally associated with the provision of new services. A plurality of indep ...


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Francois Duret, Elisabeth Duret nee Michallet, Christian Thermoz: Apparatus for taking odontological or medical impressions. Karl F Ross, Herbert Dubno, September 9, 1986: US04611288 (310 worldwide citation)

Dental prostheses, such as crowns, inlays or dentures are produced automatically based upon an optical impression taken of the oral region wtih nontraumatic radiation. The reflected waves are transformed into numerical data which is used directly to operate a numerically controlled machine in the fa ...


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Thomas A Silvestrini, Joseph E Laptewicz Jr: Triaxially-braided fabric prosthesis. Pfizer Hospital Products Group, Charles J Knuth, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, September 9, 1986: US04610688 (285 worldwide citation)

A novel prosthesis for use in repairing or replacing soft tissue is disclosed, which comprises a triaxially-braided fabric element having interwoven first, second and third sets of fibers, with the fibers of the second and third sets being oriented at substantially the same acute braiding angle with ...


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Andreas Weikl, Volkmar Merkel: Method for the elimination or the enlargement of points of constriction in vessels carrying body fluids. Schneider Medintag, Webb Burden Robinson & Webb, September 9, 1986: US04610662 (275 worldwide citation)

For the provision of an apparatus to lessen or remove points of constriction in vessels of all types whereby ruptures and tears are to be avoided in the vessel walls and, during the treatment of stenosis in blood vessels, the danger of infarction is to be avoided, through use of a treatment catheter ...


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Marcelle N Wolff Mooij: Connector assembly for sterile connection or two internally sterile containers of tubings. Steritech, Weiser & Stapler, September 9, 1986: US04610469 (234 worldwide citation)

A connector assembly for sterile connection of two internally sterile containers or tubings comprises two connectors (3, 4). The first connector (3) has a male part (5) inside a housing (6), a connecting device to connect the first connector to a first container or tubing (1), a first deformable bar ...


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Richard L Asmuth, Melchior J DiCarlo Cottone, Renato M Ermann, Mark A Gauldin, George W Gawrys, Dattatraya G Raj karne, Roger E Stone, Marjorie P Yuhas: Telephone office service assist and handoff. AT&T Bell Laboratories, Jerry W Herndon, September 9, 1986: US04611096 (215 worldwide citation)

A method of controlling a telephone office serving a call to obtain a call processing capability not available at the office. A data base executes a customer program unique to a customer in response to each call to the customer. The customer program determines from call parameters how to process a p ...