Robert Ginsburg: Device and method for emboli retrieval. Townsend and Townsend, October 17, 1989: US04873978 (727 worldwide citation)

A vascular catheter includes a strainer device at its distal end. The strainer device is collapsible, capable of assuming both an open configuration where it is able to capture emboli when emplaced in a blood vessel, and a closed configuration where it is able to retain any captured emboli within it ...

Saul N Schreiber: Surgical fasteners and method. Harry M Weiss, October 17, 1989: US04873976 (595 worldwide citation)

Surgical fasteners and a method for repairing a tear in body tissue using the fastener are disclosed. The fastener includes a suture and an instrument for inserting the suture. The suture has a base member for seating against the body tissue, a shaft upstanding from the base member for inserting int ...

Odis L Avant, Duane A Crawford: Stapling method and apparatus for vesicle-urethral re-anastomosis following retropubic prostatectomy and other tubular anastomosis. Odis L Avant, Mason Fenwick & Lawrence, October 17, 1989: US04873977 (484 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for effecting anastomosis of the distal urethra and the bladder neck includes a tubular urethral sound. An inflatable anvil is selectively connected to the sound through an opening in the urethra adjacent the prostate. The sound is then retracted outwardly to position the anvil in the uret ...

Marc J Madou, Takaaki Otagawa: Microelectrochemical sensor and sensor array. SRI International, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, October 17, 1989: US04874500 (365 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a microelectrochemical electrode structure comprising a monolithic substrate having a front surface and a back surface facing generally away from one another, a first well extending into the substrate from the surface towards the back surface and ending in a first well botto ...

Rosemary L Smith, Scott D Collins: Electrochemical microsensors and method of making such sensors. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Kilpatrick & Cody, October 17, 1989: US04874499 (319 worldwide citation)

Electrochemical microsensors formed of a substrate containing means for sensing potential or current, including active and passive electronic devices and electronic circuits, and a micromachined structure containing at least one cavity overlying the sensing means, wherein the structure and substrate ...

Kent W Newgard, Mark G Gordon: Self-occluding intravascular cannula assembly. Davis Newgard Revocable Family Living Trust, Stetina and Brunda, October 17, 1989: US04874377 (296 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a self-occluding cannula assembly comprising a cannula sheath having a connector hub formed on one end thereof. A self-actuating occluding means is formed within the cannula assembly so as to prevent back flow of body fluids from the cannula. In the cannulae wherein an introducer needle ...

Curtis H Miller, I Kaufman Arenberg, John H Altshuler: Fibrin glue delivery system. Micromedics, Orrin M Haugen, Thomas J Nikolai, Frederick W Niebuhr, October 17, 1989: US04874368 (292 worldwide citation)

An improved fibrin glue delivery system is disclosed. The delivery system is comprised of a pair of syringe tubes which can be actuated by plungers simultaneously or independently, a connecting member which holds the syringe tubes in parallel alignment and a unique needle assembly which ensures the ...

Richard W Cary, Richard D Guyon: Version management system using plural control fields for synchronizing two versions of files in a multiprocessor system. Amdahl Corporation, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, October 17, 1989: US04875159 (280 worldwide citation)

In a data processing system that stores a first and second version of a given data set, a method for synchronizing the first and second versions comprises steps of maintaining a sync-complete control field and a sync-in-progress control field in the inode of each of the first and second versions. Wr ...

Peter M Meserol, Thomas Palmieri: Cuvette. Personal Diagnostics, R Gale Rhodes Jr, October 17, 1989: US04873993 (250 worldwide citation)

Cuvette with or without a lancet secured thereto and extending therefrom for producing skin puncture to produce body fluid of interest, the cuvette is made of optically transparent material and is provided with a shape and a plurality of optical elements such as integrally formed optical elements fo ...

Donald G Chandler, Eric P Batterman, Govind Shah: Hexagonal, information encoding article, process and system. United Parcel Service of America, James A Drobile, Robert S Bramson, Raymond G Arner, October 17, 1989: US04874936 (228 worldwide citation)

The article of the invention is an optically readable label for storing encoded information, said label comprising a data energy of a multiplicity of information-encoded hexagons contiguously arranged in a honeycomb pattern, and having at least two different optical properties.