Yik S Kwoh: Imaging device - aided robotic stereotaxis system. Lyon & Lyon, January 7, 1992: US05078140 (584 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for computer controlled stereotactic surgery is disclosed. This method utilizes an imaging device, a robotic arm and a means for controlling the robotic arm. Stereotactic surgery on integral body parts, e.g. the brain, spine, knee or other joint, breast, etc. may be accomplis ...

John O Hayhurst: Suture clip. Klarquist Sparkman Campbell Leigh & Whinston, January 7, 1992: US05078731 (462 worldwide citation)

Eliminates the need for tying knots in sutures. The clip (20) is slidable in an open position along sutures (12) that extend from a suturing site. With the clip (20) at the suturing site, the sutures (12) are tensed and the clip is forced into a closed position that fixes the position of the clip (2 ...

David J Parins, Mark A Rydell, Peter Stasz: Ablation catheter with selectively deployable electrodes. Everest Medical Corporation, Haugen and Nikolai, January 7, 1992: US05078717 (447 worldwide citation)

A RF ablation catheter for removing athero-stenotic lesions or modifying the tissue characteristics of the interior walls of selected blood vessels is described. The catheter has a distal tip member which is disposed in a working relation with the lesion to be removed during the initial placement of ...

Robert S Behl: Method and apparatus for maintaining patency in the body passages. Interventional Thermodynamics, Townsend and Townsend, January 7, 1992: US05078736 (414 worldwide citation)

An intraluminal stent for maintaining patency in body passages subject to invasive tissue growth includes a cylindrical wall having radial passages therethrough. A mechanism is provided for disrupting cellular growth which penetrates through the passages. The mechanism may provide for mechanical dis ...

Jeffry W Kreamer: Graft stent and method of repairing blood vessels. Kent A Herink, January 7, 1992: US05078726 (395 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for repairing a weakened section of a vessel. A pair of expandable stents are placed at either end inside a prosthetic graft of a length sufficient to span the weakened section. The graft and stents are inserted into the vessel. The stents are positioned on either side of the ...

Gregory E Sancoff, Mark McWilliams, Howard S Barr, Edward T Cordner Jr, Russell C Barton: Programmable infusion system. Block Medical, Baker Maxham Jester & Meador, January 7, 1992: US05078683 (361 worldwide citation)

A programmable infusion system includes a disposable IV tubing apparatus for conveying intravenous fluid from a source to a patient. A compact, portable case has a receptacle for removably receiving a segment of the disposable apparatus. A peristaltic pump is mounted in the case for engaging the seg ...

Raymond Vuilleumier: Light modulation device with matrix addressing. Centre Suisse d Electronique et de Microtechnique, Parkhurst Wendel & Rossi, January 7, 1992: US05078479 (335 worldwide citation)

A light modulation device with matrix addressing including a matrix of cells. Each cell has two flaps fixed to a substrate by flexible attachments, a control electrode, a row electrode and a maintenance electrode. The flaps can adopt two stable positions through the application of suitable voltages ...

Thomas W DeMond, E Earle Thompson: Standard independent digitized video system. Texas Instruments Incorporated, James C Kesterson, James T Comfort, Melvin Sharp, January 7, 1992: US05079544 (325 worldwide citation)

A video display system which can receive and display a number of different video signals having different formats utilizing a processor extract the image from a stream of digital signals to produce a digitized image to be displayed by a digital spatial light modulator.

Larry F Doll: Electrosurgical apparatus for resecting abnormal protruding growth. Bernard Malina, January 7, 1992: US05078716 (320 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to surgical instruments for removing protruding tissue such as tonsils, warts, polyps and like, from the body, more specifically, it relates to loop type snare instruments supplying a high frequency electrical current for coagulation and cutting during the removal of th ...

Malcolm L Bond, Philip T Dempster: Method for diagnosis and/or training of proprioceptor feedback capabilities in a muscle and joint system of a human patient. Loredan Biomedical, Townsend and Townsend, January 7, 1992: US05078152 (287 worldwide citation)

A method for diagnosis and/or training of proprioceptor feedback capabilities of a muscle and joint system of a human patient using an exercise system having a patient attachment device and an arrangement for controlling parameters of an exercise movement in response to a control signal derived from ...