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Manssour H Moeinzadeh, Lawrence M Kaplan, Jeffrey A Gurosh: Semi-disposable surgical stapler. Lawrence M Kaplan, May 12, 1992: US05111987 (463 worldwide citation)

A semi-disposable surgical stapling instrument for the replacement of staple cartridges, as needed, in the course of an operation, and for the optional provision of a knife to cut tissue between staple rows. Propulsion of the stapling unit may be powered and controlled from the back of the instrumen ...


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Donald E Weder: Method for wrapping an object with a material having pressure sensitive adhesive thereon. Highland Supply Corporation, Dunlap Codding & Lee, May 12, 1992: US05111638 (438 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for covering portions of an object having an outer peripheral surface with a sheet of material having an upper surface and a lower surface with a pressure sensitive adhesive on at least a portion of the lower surface by wrapping the sheet of material about portions of the oute ...


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Peter E Petros: Surgical instrument and method of utilization of such. Stevens Davis Miller & Mosher, May 12, 1992: US05112344 (381 worldwide citation)

A method of treating female incontinence comprising looping a filamentary element (19) between the wall of the vagina (16) and the rectus abdominis sheath in the anterior wall of the abdomen whereby it passes to each side of the urethra (20) into the correct spatial relationship to the pubis (17), a ...


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Roger E Marchant: Process for producing hydroxylated plasma-polymerized films and the use of the films for enhancing the compatiblity of biomedical implants. Case Western Reserve University, Fay Sharpe Beall Fagan Minnich & McKee, May 12, 1992: US05112457 (378 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a process for synthesizing hydroxylated plasma-polymerized films, as well as the hydroxylated plasma-polymerized films produced by the process of the invention. In addition, the present invention is directed to the use of hydroxylated plasma-polymerized films pro ...


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Justin S Clark, William D Wallace: Noninvasive system and method for enhanced arterial oxygen saturation determination and arterial blood pressure monitoring. Medical Physics, Thorpe North Western, May 12, 1992: US05111817 (361 worldwide citation)

A noninvasive system and method for monitoring arterial oxygen saturation levels which may also be used to continuously and noninvasively monitor blood pressure, including generating a continuous blood pressure waveform. The apparatus of the described embodiment includes a red LED and an infrared LE ...


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Arata Suzuki, Marcia Suzuki, William T Tyberg, George Banks: Ambulatory physiological evaluation system including cardiac monitoring. Capintec, Fleit Jacobson Cohn Price Holman & Stern, May 12, 1992: US05111818 (327 worldwide citation)

An ambulatory physiological evaluation system including a main and background gamma radiation detector provided in a vestlike garment worn by a patient for the purpose of monitoring and/or diagnosing the patient's physiological activities during a prescribed period of time. Also included is an appar ...


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Stuart J Best, Nigel Johnson, Adrian M Sandford: Signal identification system. Thorn EMI, Fleit Jacobson Cohn Price Holman & Stern, May 12, 1992: US05113437 (270 worldwide citation)

A signal identification system, suitable for producing an identification code on a sound track recording is described. The system includes an encoder 209 effective to eliminate a variable sequence of frequency bands from an audio signal and insert a sequence of code signals into the frequency bands. ...


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Curtis W Thornton: Endoscopic clip appliers. Edward Weck Incorporated, Gene Warzecha, May 12, 1992: US05112343 (240 worldwide citation)

A hemostatic clip applier is disclosed showing improvements which enable the user to selectively trigger the feeding of a clip to the jaws of the applier when desired. A cantilevered trigger button is integrally formed with the housing of the applier so as to be depressible by the user. The trigger ...


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Morton M Mower: Method and apparatus for cardioverter/pacer utilizing neurosensing. Cardiac Pacemakers, Haugen and Nikolai, May 12, 1992: US05111815 (239 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for cardioverter/pacemaking utilizing neurosensing. The invention utilizes the baroreceptor nerves found in the body. A neurosense electrode is placed around the carotid sinus nerve and a sense amplifier with automatic gain control and an integral band pass filter provides a f ...


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James L Grobe: Apparatus and methods for percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy. Nixon & Vanderhye, May 12, 1992: US05112310 (233 worldwide citation)

The gastrostomy tube includes an elongated flexible wire guide and an elongated sleeve having a tapered end portion, the guide and sleeve having lengths sufficient to extend from a location outside the abdominal wall of the patient through the patient's stomach and esophagus and out the patient's mo ...



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