Hans I Wallsten: Prosthesis comprising an expansible or contractile tubular body. Shepherd Patents, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, April 7, 1987: US04655771 (1602 worldwide citation)

A prosthesis for transluminal implantation comprising a flexible tubular body which has a diameter that is variable by axial movement of the ends of the body relative to each other and which is composed of several individual rigid but flexible thread elements each of which extends in helix configura ...

James W Richmond, Robert G Tice, William M Booth III: Vacuum wound drainage system and lipids baffle therefor. Stryker Corporation, Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, April 7, 1987: US04655754 (575 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for selectively blocking passage of lipids in a liquid flow path. A baffle interposed in the liquid flow path is of nonpolar material and is arranged to permit liquid flow therethrough with contact of said liquid with the nonpolar material of the baffle for removing lipids from the flow. I ...

Chung Chiun Liu: Apparatus and method for sensing species, substances and substrates using oxidase. Case Western Reserve University, Renner Otto Boisselle & Lyon, April 7, 1987: US04655880 (557 worldwide citation)

A sensor apparatus is disclosed for sensing substances, species, substrates, etc. using oxidase. The apparatus includes a pair of potentiostat operating electrode systems. In one embodiment each electrode system includes respective working, counter and reference electrodes, and in another embodiment ...

Hugo R Florez, Robert J Tannhauser: Coated surgical staple. Ethicon, Charles J Metz, April 7, 1987: US04655222 (453 worldwide citation)

Sterile surgical staples for use with a stapling instrument with the surface of the staple coated with a low molecular weight fluorocarbon polymer.

Claus Dahne, Daniel Gross: Spectrophotometric method and apparatus for the non-invasive. Kurabo, Cushman Darby & Cushman, April 7, 1987: US04655225 (432 worldwide citation)

A directive light beam in a wavelength range appropriate for penetrating into body tissues is applied to a portion of a patient's body and the energy transmitted or back-scattered by the underlying tissue is analyzed spectrophotometrically for the presence of glucose. Analysis is performed using esp ...

Frank W Anders, Joseph C Herring, Douglas A White: LIMIS systems, devices and methods. Intelli Tech Corporation, Joseph C Herring, April 7, 1987: US04656463 (426 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to LIMIS systems, devices and methods. Specifically, it relates to the attachment of passive transceivers which can be altered or coded, erased and recoded to various items as "tags", and the use of active transceivers of various types for Location, Identification, measurement ...

Alfred Tischer: Combination instrument for laparoscopical tube sterilization. Toren McGeady and Goldberg, April 7, 1987: US04655216 (364 worldwide citation)

A surgical combination instrument for atraumatically grasping human or animal tissue, for performing bipolar coagulation by means of high frequency current, for cutting tissue in the coagulated area and for removing tissue remaining uncoagulated between the coagulated areas. These functions can be p ...

George P Honkanen, John C Strahan, Philip R Lichtman: Surgical cannula. Acufex Microsurgical, Schiller Pandiscio & Kusmer, April 7, 1987: US04655752 (340 worldwide citation)

A surgical cannula having a first seal member having a substantially conical shape and an opening at the tip thereof, and a second seal member having a substantially conical shape and a slit at the tip thereof, whereby (a) when an instrument is inserted into the cannula, the instrument can pass thro ...

Richard L Dunn, Robert A Casper: Method of producing biodegradable prosthesis and products therefrom. Southern Research Institute, Needle & Rosenberg, April 7, 1987: US04655777 (306 worldwide citation)

Method of producing biodegradable prostheses comprising a composite of resorbable fibers reinforcing a biodegradable polymer matrix and the use thereof in medical applications such as bone plates and other orthopedic devices. The fibers include ceramic powders, .beta.-TCP and CaAl and a biodegradabl ...

Dennis F Devereux: Method of using a surgical repair mesh. American Cyanamid Company, Charles F Costello Jr, April 7, 1987: US04655221 (296 worldwide citation)

A polyglycolic acid mesh sling sewn above the pelvic inlet prevents small bowel descent into the true pelvis during radiation therapy for various pelvic malignancies.