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Alain Cribier, Brice Letac, John P Ariola Jr: Procedure and catheter instrument for treating patients for aortic stenosis. Mansfield Scientific, October 18, 1988: US04777951 (547 worldwide citation)

Dilatation procedures and catheter instrument for treating patients having acquired aortic stenosis, typically in which there are calcific deposits on the leaflets of the aortic valve. A dilatation balloon introduced into the stenosed aortic valve via the aorta while the blood circulation of the pat ...


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Stephen R Ash, Elsa M Janle Swain: Capillary filtration and collection method for long-term monitoring of blood constituents. Ash Medical Systems, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, October 18, 1988: US04777953 (441 worldwide citation)

A method and device for long term monitoring of the blood level of various blood constituents. The monitoring is accomplished by capillary filtration and collection of an ultrafiltrate of blood. Filtration of the ultrafiltrate occurs through a filter composed of hollow fibers which are implanted wit ...


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Henry A Holzwarth: Method for forming a sealed sterile package. United States Surgical Corporation, Kenyon & Kenyon, October 18, 1988: US04777780 (253 worldwide citation)

The sealed package is sterilized with a sterilant gas such as ethylene oxide prior to application of a desiccant pack. The desiccant pack is applied after sterilization and held in place by a metallic foil which is impermeable to moisture. A moisture permeable layer separates the desiccant pack from ...


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Dean L Kamen: Flow control system using boyles law. Bruce D Sunstein, Kay H Pierce, Paul C Flattery, October 18, 1988: US04778451 (244 worldwide citation)

A dispensing arrangement in a fluid line that isolates a region of fluid in the line from pressure effects in the line outside the region. A housing of measuring fluid surrounds the region so that changes in the measurement fluid pressure cause changes in the pressure of the original fluid in the re ...


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George Kees Jr: Vascular clip. Kees Surgical Specialty Co, Paul A Coletti, October 18, 1988: US04777950 (205 worldwide citation)

A one-piece vascular clip which includes a central helical spring section, first connecting sections joined by the spring section, second connecting sections extending from the first connecting sections to cross. First jaw sections extend from the second connecting sections. A return bend jaw sectio ...


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George A Lopez: Medical device. ICU Medical, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, October 18, 1988: US04778453 (175 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a medical device used with a syringe or the like that includes a needle protected by a guard. The needle has a connector at one end opposite its tip which enables it to be connected to the syringe. The guard is mounted on the needle and is movable axially along the shaft of the needle b ...


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Steve Feher: Blanket assembly and selectively adjustable apparatus for providing heated or cooled air thereto. George J Netter, October 18, 1988: US04777802 (163 worldwide citation)

A blanket assembly has an outer layer constructed of a relatively close weave fabric preventing air flow therethrough. Underneath the top layer is a second layer of material edge connected to the top layer and which is constructed of a material permeable to air, such as relatively thin taffeta, for ...


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Christian V Velde, Patrick Balteau: Connectors. Travenol European Research & Development Center, Paul C Flattery, Daniel D Ryan, Charles R Mattenson, October 18, 1988: US04778447 (162 worldwide citation)

Connector devices residing on the ends of conduits or lines and intended to connect conduits or lines in flow relation are the subject matter of this invention. Caps for capping the connectors to isolate the open ends of the connectors and close them when desired are also taught herein. Caps and con ...


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Michael S Hunt, Peter J Mundell, Angus E Strover: Surgical implant. South African Invention Development Corporation, Ladas & Parry, October 18, 1988: US04778468 (155 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a surgical implant in the form of a stud for anchoring in a hole formed in bone. The stud has an elongated cylindrical body which is tubular and which has a head at one end and a passage along its interior. A pin is insertable into the passage from the end having the head to e ...


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Christopher F McConnell, Alan E Walter: Process and apparatus for treating wafers with process fluids. CFM Technologies Partnership, Panitch Schwarze Jacobs & Nadel, October 18, 1988: US04778532 (147 worldwide citation)

Contamination of wafers is reduced by an enclosed full-flow method and apparatus for the cleaning and other wet processing of semiconductor wafers. Process fluids flow sequentially and continuously past the wafers such that the processing does not require movement or operator handling of the wafers ...