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David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Wayne P Young, Richard A McGarry, Lisa W Heaton, Keith Ratcliff: Apparatus and method for applying surgical clips in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures. United States Surgical Corporation, Thomas R Bremer, Peter G Dilworth, Rocco S Barrese, January 28, 1992: US05084057 (751 worldwide citation)

A disposable apparatus is disclosed for applying surgical clips to body tissue in endoscopic surgical procedures. The apparatus includes a frame which is adapted to be gripped by hand, and an endoscopic section permanently connected to the handle and capable of storing surgical clips in preparation ...


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Larry J Hornbeck: Multi-level deformable mirror device. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Richard A Stoltz, Richard Donaldson, Rene Grossman, January 28, 1992: US05083857 (496 worldwide citation)

A bistable deformable mirror device (DMD) pixel architecture is disclosed, wherein the torsion hinges are placed in a layer different from the torsion beam layer. This results in pixels which can be scaled to smaller dimensions while at the same time maintaining a large fractional active area, an im ...


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David B Lockton: Game of skill or chance playable by several participants remote from each other in conjunction with a common event. Interactive Network, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, January 28, 1992: US05083800 (473 worldwide citation)

A game of skill or chance playable by several participants remote from each other in conjunction with a common event, such as a computer game, provides the basic format or template of the game on a floppy disk suitable for use with the remote users' personal computers. Then by connection to a mass c ...


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David J Parins: Electrosurgical instrument for ablating endocardial tissue. Everest Medical Corporation, Haugen and Nikolai, January 28, 1992: US05083565 (411 worldwide citation)

An endocardial electrosurgical catheter for locating and subsequently ablating ectopic foci in cardiac tissue comprises an elongated flexible tubular catheter sized to permit its being routed through the vascular system and into a cardiac chamber of the heart. The elongated catheter includes at leas ...


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Robert H Quint: Apparatus for endometrial ablation and method of using same. Ciron Corporation, January 28, 1992: US05084044 (407 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for performing thermal ablation of the endometrium of a uterus is shown. The apparatus includes a catheter having at least one lumen. An insulating material is positioned around a selected portion of the exterior of the catheter to insulate the same from the walls of the vagina. A thermall ...


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Floyd Foslien, Alan K Plyley, John M Barker, Claude Vidal: Stapler and firing device. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, January 28, 1992: US05083695 (395 worldwide citation)

An improved stapler firing assembly and a surgical stapler are disclosed. The stapler comprises structural members having handle parts with opposite sides and jaw parts projecting from the handle parts. The stapler includes a mechanism for releasable engagement between an elongate locking member and ...


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Klaus Draenert: Implant for bone reinforcement and for anchoring bone screws, implants and implant parts. Kinney & Lange, January 28, 1992: US05084050 (387 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to an implant (10) to sheath and/or reinforce bone and/or to anchor bone screws. The implant (10) takes the shape of a dowel which is capable of spreading and/or swelling and/or interlocking in bone in some other way. The implant (10) preferably presents ring-like bulges (16) o ...


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Marc Asher, Walter E Strippgen, Charles Heinig, William Carson: Transverse connector for spinal column corrective devices. AcroMed Corporation, Tarolli Sundheim & Covell, January 28, 1992: US05084049 (353 worldwide citation)

An apparatus comprising a pair of corrective devices for a spinal column. A member is extendable between the corrective devices in a direction transverse to the longitudinal central axes of the corrective devices. A first portion of the member is connected with one of the corrective devices and a se ...


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Norman R Weldon, David C MacGregor: Reinforced graft assembly. Corvita Corporation, Lockwood Alex FitzGibbon & Cummings, January 28, 1992: US05084065 (323 worldwide citation)

A reinforced graft assembly made from a vascular graft component and a reinforcing sleeve component. The reinforcing sleeve component may include one or more layers. The diameter of the inner surface of the most internal layer of the reinforcing sleeve component is approximately equal to or larger t ...


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Fred C Gau, John C Hancock: Intragastric balloon with improved valve locating means. Michael G Petit, January 28, 1992: US05084061 (296 worldwide citation)

An intragastric balloon has an ellipsoid or like configuration so that the balloon implanted in the stomach tends to rotate or rock only about one axis when a surgeon attempts to manipulate the balloon, for example, for the purpose of finding a filler valve and inserting a filler tube into it. For e ...