Richard A Schatz: Expandable intraluminal graft. Expandable Grafts Partnership, Ben D Tobor, March 23, 1993: US05195984 (606 worldwide citation)

A plurality of expandable and deformable intraluminal vascular grafts are expanded within a blood vessel by an angioplasty balloon associated with a catheter to dilate and expand the lumen of a blood vessel. The grafts may be thin-walled tubular members having a plurality of slots disposed substanti ...

Ingemar Lundquist, Russell B Thompson: Catheter steering mechanism. Fuller Ryan Hohenfeldt & Kees, March 23, 1993: US05195968 (535 worldwide citation)

A steering mechanism including a steering shaft coupled to a controller which includes a handle and apparatus for manipulating the distal end of the steering shaft. The steering shaft includes a flexible coiled spring having a lead spring fixed in position with respect to a distal end thereof in the ...

Paul C Smith: Electrosurgical device with suction and irrigation. Paul C Smith, March 23, 1993: US05195959 (373 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a disposable electrosurgical device which is useful in performing laparoscopic surgical procedures. This electrosurgical device has suction and irrigation capabilities in which the application of electrosurgical current, the application of suction, and the transmission ...

Theodore G Obenchain: Method of performing laparoscopic lumbar discectomy. Jerry R Seiler, March 23, 1993: US05195541 (354 worldwide citation)

A discectomy apparatus comprises an elongated sleeve member having receiving means therein for an endoscope, receiving means for securing and suction and irrigation channel means, all secured and extending along the interior length of the sleeve. The apparatus is especially suitable for performing a ...

Peter I Barath: Balloon catheter with cutting edge. Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Lyon & Lyon, March 23, 1993: US05196024 (332 worldwide citation)

A device and method for dilation or recanalization of a diseased vessel by use of a balloon catheter with cutting edges to make longitudinal cuts in the vessel wall is described. The diameter of the vessel increased without the subsequent secondary cellular proliferation or restenosis in the vessel ...

James C Wang, George R Roberts, Brian A Pederson Sr: Co-extruded medical balloons and catheter using such balloons. Boston Scientific Corporation, March 23, 1993: US05195969 (323 worldwide citation)

A medical balloon and a catheter utilizing the balloon and a mechanism to attach the medical balloon to the catheter tube, and method of making the balloon. The attachement mechanism forms a joint and comprises a plurality of co-extruded and coextensive layers of different polymeric materials, at le ...

Steven Shwartz, Claudio Fratarcangeli, Richard E Cullingford, Gregory S Aimi, Donald P Strasburger: Database retrieval system having a natural language interface. Intelligent Business Systems, Barry R Lipsitz, March 23, 1993: US05197005 (307 worldwide citation)

A database retrieval system having a natural language interface is provided. A database developer creates a knowledge base containing a structural description and semantic description of an application database from which data is to be retrieved. A database independent, canonical internal meaning re ...

Lawrence T Kirwan Jr: Non-sticking electrosurgical device having nickel tips. March 23, 1993: US05196009 (283 worldwide citation)

A non-sticking set of bipolar forceps manufactured by forming the first and second blade portions from nickel.

Michael L Tillery, Eugene G Harlan, John Martin, Samuel N Zammuto, Marcio Bonilla: System for remotely crediting and billing usage of electronic entertainment machines. Arachnid, Leydig Voit & Mayer, March 23, 1993: US05197094 (260 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for remotely crediting and billing usage of a plurality of electronic entertainment machines situated at different locations. Each electronic entertainment is connected via a transmission link to a billing computer situated at a central billing location. The establishment havi ...

Joseph V Ranalletta, Fred E Williams Jr: Lancet actuator with retractable mechanism. Ryder International Corporation, Boehringer Mannheim Corporation, Trexler Bushnell Giangiorgi & Blackstone, March 23, 1993: US05196025 (236 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides an actuator mechanism for sequentially advancing and retracting a lancet needle and includes a drive carriage for advancing and retracting the lancet needle and a hinge structure operatively connected to displace the drive carriage. The hinge structure includes first a ...