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Stephen D Kuslich: Expandable spinal implant and surgical method. Spine Tech, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, October 22, 1991: US05059193 (842 worldwide citation)

An expandable spinal implant is disclosed. The implant includes a plurality of ribs which are deformable between first and second states. In the first state, the ribs present a generally cylindrical implant. In the expanded second state, the ribs are arced outwardly to define a generally spherical i ...


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Richard S Stack, Zemaida P Klopovic: Absorbable vascular stent. Duke University, Cushman Darby & Cushman, October 22, 1991: US05059211 (508 worldwide citation)

An absorbable stent for placement at the locus of a stenotic lesion which is flexible and compliance for safe and effective delivery to the cite of a coronary obstruction, for example, and so as to avoid arterial rupture or aneurysm formation while under continuous stress of a beating heart. The ste ...


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Stanley E Asnis: Suture threading, stitching and wrapping device for use in open and closed surgical procedures. Pandiscio & Pandiscio, October 22, 1991: US05059201 (440 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for threading a loop of suture material through a piece of tissue to be stitched or removed as part of a surgical procedure and for wrapping a loop of suture around a piece of tissue. The instrument includes an extractor shaft assembly which is slidably disposed inside an inner ...


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Roger Phillips, Geoffery McGarraugh, Frank Jurik, Ray Underwood: Analytical device for the automated determination of analytes in fluids. Lifescan, Richard L Neeley, October 22, 1991: US05059394 (375 worldwide citation)

A method for determining the presence of an analyte in a fluid is described along with various components of an apparatus specifically designed to carry out the method. The method involves taking a reflectance reading from one surface of an inert porous matrix impregnated with a reagent that will in ...


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Cristina Le Grazie: Pharmaceutical compositions containing 5-methyltetrahydrofolic acid, 5-formyltetrahydrofolic acid and their pharmaceutically acceptable salts in controlled-release form active in the therapy of organic mental disturbances. Bioresearch S p A, Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch, October 22, 1991: US05059595 (355 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions containing 5-methyltetrahydrofolic acid, 5-formyltetrahydrofolic acid and their pharmaceutical acceptable salts in controlled-release form which are active in the therapy of organic mental disturbances and in particular in the treatment of senile ...


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Robert E Fischell, Tim A Fischell: Intra-arterial stent with the capability to inhibit intimal hyperplasia. Medical Innovative Technologies R & D Partnership, October 22, 1991: US05059166 (351 worldwide citation)

Intra-arterial stents are frequently used subsequent to balloon angioplasty to maintain arterial patency. The most frequent cause for failure to maintain patency is the rapid growth of the injured arterial tissue through the openings in the stent, which rapid growth is called "intimal hyperplasia." ...


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Thomas F Winters: Method and apparatus for repairing a tear in a knee meniscus. Duckworth Allen Dyer & Doppelt, October 22, 1991: US05059206 (331 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for repairing a tear in a knee meniscus of a patient utilizes a delivery device having a distal end dimensioned to extend into the interior of the patient's knee. A fastener is fitted within the distal end and is manipulated to extend toward the tear in the meniscus, and exten ...


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Septimiu E Salcudean: Optical position and orientation sensor. International Business Machines, Perman & Green, October 22, 1991: US05059789 (300 worldwide citation)

An optical position determination system is described which determines the six degrees of freedom (i.e. position of orientation) of an object with respect to a two-dimensional position sensing detector. The system comprises at least three energy beams physically connected to the object and directed ...


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Randall Towne, Raul Alcebo, Ricardo Cordido: Triple lumen balloon catheter. Cordis Corporation, Gerstman & Ellis, October 22, 1991: US05059177 (299 worldwide citation)

A balloon catheter, preferably of the float-advancement type, defines a balloon carried adjacent the catheter distal end and a first catheter lumen communicating between the balloon at a proximal catheter location. By this invention, second and third, separate catheter lumens extend between proximal ...


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Cornelius F H Van Egmond: Heater utilizing copper-nickel alloy core. Shell Oil Company, October 22, 1991: US05060287 (284 worldwide citation)

An electrical resistance heater is provided which utilizes a copper-nickel alloy heating cable. This metallurgy heating cable is significantly less prone to failure due to localized overheating because the alloy has a low temperature coefficient of resistance. Used as a well heater, the heating cabl ...



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