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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 (731 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 (607 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 (556 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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Ho Y Song: Self-expanding endovascular stent with silicone coating. Christie Parker & Hale, July 19, 1994: US05330500 (509 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 (507 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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Paul Rutecki, Joachim F Wernicke, Reese S Terry Jr: Treatment of pain by vagal afferent stimulation. Cyberonics, O Connor Cavanagh, July 19, 1994: US05330515 (506 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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Philip E Eggers: Bi-polar electrosurgical endoscopic instruments and methods of use. Hemostatic Surgery Corporation, Nicola A Pisano, July 19, 1994: US05330471 (464 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 (367 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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Tae G Park, Smadar Cohen, Robert S Langer: Controlled drug delivery using polymer/pluronic blends. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Kilpatrick & Cody, July 19, 1994: US05330768 (339 worldwide citation)

A new series of degradable polymeric matrices were prepared by blending polymers that degrade by hydrolysis such as poly(L-lactic acid)(PLA), and nonionic Pluronic.TM. surfactants, block copolymers of polyethyleneoxide (PEO) and polypropyleneoxide (PPO). The water content of the polymer blend films ...