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William L Hassler, Thomas Murray, Charles Armstrong, Daniel Price: Rotational endoscopic mechanism with jointed drive mechanism. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, July 19, 1994: US05330502 (749 worldwide citation)

Described herein is an endoscopic instrument such as a dissector, scissor or grasper in which there is provided a shaft which defines a longitudinal axis of the instrument. This shaft is able to rotate about the handle portion of the instrument. This mechanism also provides for articulation of the e ...


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Peter J Wilk: Laparoscopic or endoscopic anastomosis technique and associated instruments. R Neil Sudol, Henry D Coleman, July 19, 1994: US05330486 (616 worldwide citation)

A laparoscopic surgical technique for performing an anastomosis comprises the steps of disposing a laparoscopic trocar sleeve in a patient's abdominal wall, inserting a distal end of a laparoscopic instrument into an abdominal cavity of the patient through the trocar sleeve, and manipulating the ins ...


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David K Wong, Kenneth M Curry: Calibration solutions useful for analyses of biological fluids and methods employing same. VIA Medical Corporation, Pretty Schroeder Brueggemann & Clark, July 19, 1994: US05330634 (564 worldwide citation)

Novel calibration solutions are provided which are useful, for example, with sensor assemblies used for analysis of CO.sub.2, especially in combination infusion fluid delivery/blood chemistry analysis systems which include a sensor assembly with each of the assembly electrodes mounted in an electrod ...


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Paul Rutecki, Joachim F Wernicke, Reese S Terry Jr: Treatment of pain by vagal afferent stimulation. Cyberonics, O Connor Cavanagh, July 19, 1994: US05330515 (515 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for treating severe chronic, persistent or recurring neuropathic or psychogenic pain, or pain which is nociceptive if the patient is suffering from terminal disease, by selectively applying a pulse waveform to a lead/electrode implanted on the patient's cervical vagus nerve or o ...


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Ho Y Song: Self-expanding endovascular stent with silicone coating. Christie Parker & Hale, July 19, 1994: US05330500 (515 worldwide citation)

A radially expandable stent is useful for holding a passageway open by placing the stent into a lumen. The stent includes a cylindrical frame formed by a plurality of unit structures. Each unit structure is of a closed zig-zag configuration including an endless series of straight sections joined by ...


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Peter J Schwartz: Implantable electrical vagal stimulation for prevention or interruption of life threatening arrhythmias. Medtronic, Harold R Patton, John A Rissman, July 19, 1994: US05330507 (511 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for stimulating the right or left vagus nerve with continuous and/or phasic electrical pulses, the latter in a specific relationship with the R-wave of the patient's electrogram. The automatic detection of the need for vagal stimulation is responsive to increases in the heart ...


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Philip E Eggers: Bi-polar electrosurgical endoscopic instruments and methods of use. Hemostatic Surgery Corporation, Nicola A Pisano, July 19, 1994: US05330471 (472 worldwide citation)

Endoscopic surgical instruments are provided that have bipolar electrodes on opposing movable members for passing a high frequency current through tissue for simulataneously severing or manipulating the tissue and causing hemostasis of the tissue. An electrically insulating material is interposed be ...


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Rolf Gunther, Brian L Bates: Method for filtering blood in a blood vessel of a patient. Cook Incorporated, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, July 19, 1994: US05329942 (419 worldwide citation)

A method of filtering blood in a blood vessel of a patient wherein a catheter is initially introduced into the blood vessel and then advanced to a desired location within the blood vessel. Subsequently, a portion of a positioning assembly having a filter distally attached thereto is guided through t ...


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Katsuhiko Hashimoto, Nobutaka Takahashi: Electronic apparatus. Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, Nixon & Vanderhye, July 19, 1994: US05331555 (369 worldwide citation)

An object of the invention is to improve the operability and ease of use of electronic apparatus generally known as electronic notebooks used for storing and displaying textual data and other data entered thereto. The electronic apparatus facilitates effective creation of text having a hierarchical ...


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John M Crawford Jr: Medical monitor system. McAulay Fisher Nissen Goldberg & Kiel, July 19, 1994: US05331549 (341 worldwide citation)

A medical monitoring system in which a plurality of vital signs monitors for a plurality of patients provide data on a continuing basis to a central server which in turn provides supervisory screen display that indicates the normal status or varying levels of alarm status of individual patients. The ...