Hassler William L: Surgical instrument.. Ethicon, October 26, 1994: EP0621009-A1 (402 worldwide citation)

Described herein is a minimally invasive surgical instrument comprising an elongate tubular section including a tubular portion (10) and an end effector mount (424) having first (420) and second (422) mount portions and a wrist mechanism (410) associated with the first and second mount portions for ...

Savage Robert C, Kasarauskas Paul M, Zuzick Joseph F Jun, Blewett Jeffrey J: Surgical apparatus with jaws, comprising approximation lockout means.. United States Surgical, October 26, 1994: EP0621006-A1 (248 worldwide citation)

A self contained gas powered endoscopic surgical apparatus (50) is provided for placing lateral lines of surgical fasteners into body tissue. The apparatus includes an anvil member (56) and a surgical fastener cartridge member (58) mounted to the distal end of an elongated endoscopic portion (54). A ...

Baumgartner Walter: Intervertebral prosthesis and method of implanting such a prosthesis.. Sulzer Medizinaltechnik, October 26, 1994: EP0621020-A1 (74 worldwide citation)

An implant comprising several support bodies (7) made of an elastic plastic is provided to substitute a part, which is no longer capable of support, of the core region of an intervertebral disc (3). The support bodies (7) are successively introduced into a central cavity (5) formed in the core regio ...

Argenta Louis C, Morykwas Michael J: Method and apparatus for treating tissue damage.. Univ Wake Forest, October 26, 1994: EP0620720-A1 (73 worldwide citation)

The invention disclosed is a method of treating tissue damage comprising applying a negative pressure to a wound sufficient in time and magnitude to promote tissue migration and thus facilitate closure of the wound. The method is applicable to wounds, burns, infected wounds, and live tissue attachme ...

Jensen Mark Anton, Straus Neil Alexander: Method for the identification of microorganisms by the utilization of directed and arbitrary dna amplification.. Du Pont, October 26, 1994: EP0620862-A1 (67 worldwide citation)

A method for the identification of microorganisms is disclosed, comprising first isolating genomic DNA from the suspect microorganism. The isolated DNA has variable sequences interspersed between highly conserved rDNA sequences. The variable sequences are amplified. The amplification reaction is car ...

Lukic Goran: Stent with a covering layer of elastic material and methods for applying the layer on the stent.. Schneider Europ, October 26, 1994: EP0621015-A1 (62 worldwide citation)

The stent comprises a cylindrical wall (1) formed by meshed wires (2) and a covering layer (3) of elastic material extending on a portion of its length, with an outer surface (4), and totally embracing the wire mesh.

Tsuru Teruhisa, Okamura Hisatake, Mandai Harufumi, Katou Mitsuhide, Tonegawa Ken: Surface-mountable antenna unit.. Murata Manufacturing Co, October 26, 1994: EP0621653-A2 (55 worldwide citation)

A surface-mountable antenna unit including a dielectric substrate (21) having a rectangular plane shape which is provided on a side surface (21b) and/or a bottom surface thereof with a ground electrode (23), and a radiator (22), provided with a radiating part having a substantially rectangular plane ...

Maroy Pierre, Baret Jean Francois: Oil-wells cement slurries, their preparation and their use in well cementing operation.. Sofitech, October 26, 1994: EP0621247-A2 (49 worldwide citation)

The particulate phase of cement slurries according to the present invention comprises particles which have specifically adapted size ranges or granulometries. All the essential properties of slurry and its cost are very clearly improved. Application to all the well cementing operations in oil wells ...

Starkey Sean Cronin, Penstein Richard: Facility and gas management system.. Praxair, October 26, 1994: EP0621522-A2 (44 worldwide citation)

An interactive computer-controlled management system for real-time data gathering and analysis of process information relating to a plurality of data sources in a facility and for controlling process functions of the data sources. In a preferred embodiment, the data sources include gas cabinet panel ...

Khosravi Farhad, Williams Michael S: Ratcheting stent.. Advanced Cardiovascular System, October 26, 1994: EP0621017-A1 (40 worldwide citation)

An intravascular stent comprising a cylindrical sheet having overlapping edges that interlock. The edges have a series of protrusions and apertures (33) that interlock and ratchet as the stent expands to an open position to support a section of arterial wall. The stent may be expanded by a balloon c ...