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Rodney G Wolff: Articulated stent. Medtronic, Harold R Patton, April 14, 1992: US05104404 (708 worldwide citation)

In a first embodiment a number of stent segments are connected together by hinges welded in place to provide articulation between the stent segments. The hinges can be, among other shapes, either a straight wire or a coiled wire of biocompatable material. A second embodiment uses a stent of a previo ...


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Lauren O Main, Federico Bilotti: Intraluminal anastomotic surgical stapler with detached anvil. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, April 14, 1992: US05104025 (582 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling mechanism with an integral trocar is disclosed. This trocar contains an alignment mechanism which causes the anvils on the stapler to align with the staples held within the head portion. A unique latching mechanism is disclosed, and a sleeve which covers the sharp trocar tip is p ...


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Harrison M Lazarus: Artificial graft and implantation method. Endovascular Technologies, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, April 14, 1992: US05104399 (575 worldwide citation)

An intraluminal grafting system includes a hollow graft which has a proximal staple positioned proximate its proximal end and a distal staple adapted proximate its distal end. The system includes a capsule for transporting the graft through the lumen and for positioning the proximal end of the graft ...


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Noorali Pirani, David Ekedal: Methods for displaying and integrating commercial advertisements with computer software. April 14, 1992: US05105184 (397 worldwide citation)

Commercial advertisements of small (30), medium (35) or full page (39) size to be integrated with different screen types (19) which will result in a change from screen before the advertisements (10) to screen after the advertisements (18). Also, the sequence of different size screens will be integra ...


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John E Abele, Charles E Lennox: Expandable tip hemostatic probes and the like. Boston Scientific Corporation, Fish & Richardson, April 14, 1992: US05103804 (364 worldwide citation)

Device and method for treating tissue inside a patient's body, the device including an endoscopically introducible catheter shaft. The endoscope is constructed for insertion into the patient's body, and has a channel passing through it. The channel terminates at an opening in the distal end of the e ...


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Rury R Holman, Jeremy M J Marshall: Syringe with dose metering device. Robert Charles Turner, Rury Reginald Holman, Owen Mumford, Millen White & Zelano, April 14, 1992: US05104380 (334 worldwide citation)

A generally pen-like syringe incorporates a dose metering device provided by a cap 7 rotatable with respect to a pen body 8 to a position related to the dose of medicament (for example insulin) to be injected. The rotation compresses a coil spring 6, which is prevented from unwinding by cooperating ...


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Hung L Lam, Than Nguyen, Alain Carpentier: Selectively flexible annuloplasty ring. Baxter International, Michael C Schiffer, April 14, 1992: US05104407 (304 worldwide citation)

An annuloplasty ring prosthesis which is formed from a selectively flexible body element having at least one defined length about its circumference which is substantially rigid. The remainder of the body element gradually increases in flexibility. The body element is a substantially annular shaped b ...


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Daniel Shichman: Trocar adapter seal and method of use. United States Surgical Corporation, April 14, 1992: US05104383 (251 worldwide citation)

An adapter seal for use with a cannula assembly is provided. The adapter seal gives a surgeon increased flexibility in performing endoscopic procedures by allowing the use of variously sized instruments through a single cannula. The adapter seal is preferably provided with a stabilizer plate to limi ...


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Tiong C Go deceased, Joseph A Minahan, Stuart N Shanken: Method of fabricating electronic circuitry unit containing stacked IC layers having lead rerouting. Irvine Sensors Corporation, Thomas J Plante, April 14, 1992: US05104820 (250 worldwide citation)

A process is disclosed which applies advanced concepts of Z-technology to the field of dense electronic packages. Starting with standard chip-containing silicon wafers, modification procedures are followed which create IC chips having second level metal conductors on top of passivation (which covers ...


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Joseph A Gentiluomo: Golf ball. April 14, 1992: US05104126 (249 worldwide citation)

A multi-piece molded golf ball which closely duplicates the aerodynamic characteristics of a top grade wound type golf ball. The ball comprises a dense center having a minimum specific gravity of 1.25; a molded encapsulating mass surrounding the center, wherein the material in contact with the cente ...