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Louis Delahuerga, Robert B Stoddard, Michael S Klicek: Enhanced electrosurgical apparatus. Valleylab, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Mark Dryer, June 8, 1993: US05217457 (640 worldwide citation)

A device for enhancing the safety and efficiency of a hand-operated electrosurgical pencil having an exposed electrode with a distal end defining a tip for cutting biological tissue, which device comprises a nose piece adapted to be mounted about said electrode and defining at least one pathway for ...


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Dennis J Knoepfler: Multiple purpose forceps. Wood Herron & Evans, June 8, 1993: US05217460 (485 worldwide citation)

A multiple purpose medical forceps allows for simultaneous grasping of tissue while lasing, irrigating, suctioning and cauterizing. The forceps includes a laser fiber and irrigation and suction catheters contained within a tubular housing and exiting adjacent a pair of jaws. The forceps is insertabl ...


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Eliezer A Sheffer, Marco J Thompson: Vehicle tracking system. Trackmobile, Brown Martin Haller & McClain, June 8, 1993: US05218367 (414 worldwide citation)

A vehicle tracking system makes use of a conventional cellular telephone network including a plurality of fixed cellular transmitter sites each covering a predetermined area. The system includes a plurality of cellular signal processing units for installation at hidden locations in vehicles to be mo ...


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David J Parins: Bipolar biopsy device utilizing a rotatable, single-hinged moving element. Everest Medical Corporation, Haugen and Nikolai, June 8, 1993: US05217458 (383 worldwide citation)

A bipolar biopsy device for removing tissue samples for biopsy purposes or other purposes. The bipolar biopsy device has an elongated flexible end and a lumen extending therebetween. A cutting head is mounted on the distal end and has a hollow fixed member containing an electrode having an electrica ...


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Peter J Wilk: Automated surgical system and apparatus. R Neil Sudol, Henry D Coleman, June 8, 1993: US05217003 (362 worldwide citation)

A surgical system comprises an endoscopic instrument, a camera on the endoscopic instrument for obtaining video images of internal body tissues inside a patient's body via the endoscopic instrument, and a transmitter operatively connected to the camera for transmitting, over a telecommunications lin ...


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John A Masek: Method and apparatus for improved recovery of oil from porous, subsurface deposits (targevcir oricess). Sherman and Shalloway, June 8, 1993: US05217076 (329 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for the improved recovery of oil from porous sub-surface deposits such as tar sands comprising mining and drilling a well with upper and lower horizontal rectangular grids extending outward into the deposit and applying steam heat or super heated crude oil vapor through the lo ...


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John T Rice, Richard F Wenstrom Jr: Suture anchor and installation tool. Mitek Surgical Products, Pandiscio & Pandiscio, June 8, 1993: US05217486 (328 worldwide citation)

A system for attaching an object to a workpiece including an anchor and an installation tool is provided. The anchor includes a body having a transverse cross-section slightly smaller than the transverse cross-section of a hole in a surface of the workpiece in which it is to be deployed, and at leas ...


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Joshua E Tsitlik, Howard Levin, Henry Halperin, Myron Weisfeldt: ECG amplifier and cardiac pacemaker for use during magnetic resonance imaging. The Johns Hopkins University, Howard W Califano, June 8, 1993: US05217010 (325 worldwide citation)

A device for monitoring a patient or pacing a patient is disclosed which can safely operate in a MRI system. The device uses unique RF filtering and shielding to attenuate voltages on the leads resulting from the high frequency RF signals produced in the MRI. The device is uniquely shielded to preve ...


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Allen J Tower: Intravascular radially expandable stent. Numed, Wall and Roehrig, June 8, 1993: US05217483 (312 worldwide citation)

An improved radially expandable stent formed from a fine wire bent into a serpentine flat ribbon which is wound around a mandrel into a cylindrical sleeve for mounting on a balloon catheter for transluminal insertion in a vessel such as a blood vessel is provided. A very small diameter fine platinum ...


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Seyed M H Mehdian: Apparatus for use in the treatment of spinal disorders. Marshall O Toole Gerstein Murray Borun, June 8, 1993: US05217497 (303 worldwide citation)

An implant (10) for use in fixing one segment of a spinal column to another segment thereof by means of at least one rod member, comprises a screw member (11) for insertion in the pedicle of a segment of a spinal column and having an enlarged diameter head (13) with an open ended transverse slot (16 ...



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