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John W Brantigan: Surgical prosthetic implant for vertebrae. March 9, 1993: US05192327 (965 worldwide citation)

Surgical prosthetic modular implants used singularly or stacked together are provided to support and fuse together adjacent vertebrae or to totally or partially replace one or more vertebrae in a vertebral column. The implants are rigid annular plugs, dimensionally similar to normal vertebral bodies ...


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Tetsuro Kamiya, Shigeyuki Echigo, Takehisa Matsuda, Ryuichiro Yoda, Nobuko Satoh: Closing plug of a defect for medical use and a closing plug device utilizing it. Nippon Zeon, Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Woodward, March 9, 1993: US05192301 (845 worldwide citation)

The closing plug and the closing plug device are used for closing a body defect percutaneously. During the insertion into the defect, the closing plug can be deformed to a smaller size to facilitate the insertion operation and recovered to its original larger shape after it is fitted to the defect, ...


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Qi Bin Bao, Paul A Higham: Hydrogel bead intervertebral disc nucleus. Pfizer Hospital Products Group, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Raymond W Augustin, March 9, 1993: US05192326 (636 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic nucleus for implantation in the disc space after removal of a damaged or degenerated nucleus is formed from a multiplicity of hydrogel beads having a water content of at least 30%. The beads are covered by a semi-permeable membrane. The membrane has porosity less than the size of the be ...


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Hiroyuki Kitajima, Akira Yamamoto, Takashi Doi, Masafumi Nozawa: Buffered peripheral system and method for backing up and retrieving data to and from backup memory device. Hitachi, Pennie & Edmonds, March 9, 1993: US05193154 (617 worldwide citation)

A buffered peripheral system comprises a backup memory and a primary control unit which has a buffer memory for temporarily storing a copy of the contents of a buffer memory which stores data to be written to a peripheral device and a control device for issuing a command necessary to write the block ...


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Todd Thompson, Terrance Kloeckl, Peter F Costa, William A Holmes, Jay Daulton: Surgical clip applier. Origin Medsystems, Townsend and Townsend, March 9, 1993: US05192288 (497 worldwide citation)

According to the present invention, improved apparatus and methods are provided for applying surgical clips to body tissue in inaccessible places and at various angles with particular usefulness in laparoscopic surgery. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises a shaft having a distal end and a pro ...


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Kenneth Schofield, Richard J Gahan, Kenneth L Schierbeek, Mark L Larson: Single sensor adaptive drive circuit for rearview mirror system. Donnelly Corporation, Price Heneveld Cooper DeWitt & Litton, March 9, 1993: US05193029 (477 worldwide citation)

An automatic rearview mirror system having a reflective element that is actuatable between at least two different reflective conditions by a control that discriminates between glare-causing and nonglare-causing light simultaneously sensed by a single light sensor. The control includes a processor th ...


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Toshihiko Yoshioka, Shiro Nankai: Biosensor utilizing enzyme and a method for producing the same. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Panitch Schwarze Jacobs & Nadel, March 9, 1993: US05192415 (456 worldwide citation)

The biosensor of the present invention quantifies a substrate contained in a sample liquid by reducing electron acceptors using electron generated in a reaction of the substrate to enzyme and then by measuring the reduced amount of the electron acceptors electrochemically. The biosensor has an elect ...


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Scott A Jones, Allen T Arumainayagam, Amitava Mukherjee, Donald F Picard, Richard E Cohen: Integrated services platform for telephone communication system. Boston Technology Incorporated, Staas & Halsey, March 9, 1993: US05193110 (454 worldwide citation)

An integrated services platform for a telephone communication system includes a plurality of application processing ports for providing different types of information services through the telephone communication system. A master control unit and a high speed digital switch control processing of inco ...


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Vincent W Hull: Apparatus and method for placement and implantation of a stent. Medtronic, Daniel W Latham, Harold R Patton, March 9, 1993: US05192297 (453 worldwide citation)

A stent delivery system and method in which stent is routed to a desired position within a subject's vessel by means of a guiding catheter and dilation balloon carried by the guiding catheter proximally with respect to the stent is then moved into a position within the stent so as to expand the sten ...


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Kenneth Kensey, John Nash: Plug devices for sealing punctures and methods of use. Kensey Nash Corporation, Caesar Rivise Bernstein Cohen and Pokotilow, March 9, 1993: US05192302 (432 worldwide citation)

Closure devices and methods of use for sealing a small, e.g., percutaneous, incisions or punctures. The closure device may take many forms an basically comprises a somewhat elongated plug having a deformable distal end portion including a free end to which a thin retraction filament is connected. Th ...