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David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Daniel E Alesi, Keith Ratcliff, Charles R Sherts: Apparatus and method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures. United States Surgical Corporation, Peter G Dilworth, Rocco S Barrese, Thomas R Bremer, August 20, 1991: US05040715 (999 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler for placing lateral lines of staples and making an incision, all through an endoscopic tube, includes an anvil member which is mounted to the distal end of an elongated housing. A tubular collar disposed around the arm of the anvil member is movable to a distal position to bias th ...


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John O Hayhurst, Alan A Small, Jeffrey C Cerier: Slotted suture anchor and method of anchoring a suture. Acufex Microsurgical, Brooks & Kushman, August 20, 1991: US05041129 (844 worldwide citation)

A suture anchor (10) for securing a suture (20) to body tissue (38) in an athroscopic surgical procedure. The suture anchor is an elongatyed tubular member (12) having first and second ends (14,16). The distal or terminal end (24) of the suture is secured to the first or leading end (14) of the sutu ...


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Paul G Yock: Angioplasty mehtod. Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, August 20, 1991: US05040548 (471 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for introduction into the vessel of a patient comprising a guiding catheter adapted to be inserted into the vessel of the patient and a device adapted to be inserted into the guiding catheter. The device includes a flexible elongate member and a sleeve carried by the flexible enlongate mem ...


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Cesare Gianturco: Endovascular stent and delivery system. Cook Incorporated, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, August 20, 1991: US05041126 (460 worldwide citation)

A wire stent for insertion and expansion into a passageway comprises a plurality of curved sections that are formed into a generally circular configuration. Adjacent curved sections are joined by a bend or cusp, so that a series of alternating opposing loops are formed. The wire stent as formed has ...


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Karl M Hink, Mark H Polczynski: Oximeter sensor assembly with integral cable and method of forming the same. Thor Technology Corporation, Andrus Sceales Starke & Sawall, August 20, 1991: US05041187 (433 worldwide citation)

An oximeter sensory assembly (40) includes a thin elongated flexible sheet-like strip (42) having an integral end portion (44) flexibly wrapping at least partially around a human body part (26), a plurality of electrical conductors (46-50) on the strip, and light emitting and receiving electrical co ...


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Joseph P Vacanti, Charles A Vacanti, Robert S Langer: Neomorphogenesis of cartilage in vivo from cell culture. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Children s Hospital, Kilpatrick & Cody, August 20, 1991: US05041138 (401 worldwide citation)

Methods and artificial matrices for the growth and implantation of cartilaginous structures and surfaces are disclosed. In the preferred embodiments, chondrocytes are grown on biodegradable, biocompatible fibrous polymeric matrices. Optionally, the cells are proliferated in vitro until an adequate c ...


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Richard L Mueller, Gerri Chatelain, Richard Jaraczewski: Vascular dilation catheter construction. Devices for Vascular Intervention, Townsend and Townsend, August 20, 1991: US05041089 (310 worldwide citation)

An improved vascular dilation catheter comprises an involuted tubular structure including outer and inner tubular walls which extend the entire length of the catheter. The outer tubular wall is enlarged at a distal end of the catheter to form a dilation balloon, and extends back the remaining length ...


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Michael S H Chu: Catheter with foraminous anchor. Boston Scientific, August 20, 1991: US05041093 (273 worldwide citation)

A catheter to be used for the movement of fluids having means for maintaining the position of that catheter within a preselected location in the body. The device comprises an elongated flexible tubular member with a longitudinally extending lumen through it. An axially and radially elastically exten ...


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Akihiko Takase, Masahiro Takatori, Yoshiaki Takemura, Naoya Kobayashi, Yasushi Sawada, Yukio Nakano, Yasushi Takahashi, Masahiro Koya, Yoshitaka Takasaki: Communication network system and method of controlling a communication network. Hitachi, Pennie & Edmonds, August 20, 1991: US05042027 (257 worldwide citation)

A communication network system includes a communication line, a plurality of communication stations each having a node coupled to the communication line and a network controller coupled to the stations for controlling routing for communication messages between nodes. In one embodiment, the messages ...


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Michael B McShane: Molded electronic package with compression structures. Motorola, Jasper W Dockrey, John A Fisher, August 20, 1991: US05041902 (252 worldwide citation)

A molded package having reduced unintentional and undesirable mold flash or bleed around an exposed heat sink is provided through the use of a compression structure within the package. The compression structure may be integral with a heat sink, die bond flag, if one is present, or may be a separate ...