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Peter J Wilk: Automated surgical system and apparatus. R Neil Sudol, Henry D Coleman, November 29, 1994: US05368015 (588 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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Michael L Blomquist, Thomas L Peterson: Systems and methods for operating ambulatory medical devices such as drug delivery devices. Pharmacia Deltec, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, November 29, 1994: US05368562 (476 worldwide citation)

An infusion pump system dispenses a drug to a patient in accordance with a predetermined therapy. The system includes a drug delivery system controlled by a microprocessor and replaceable memory modules coupled to the microprocessor for configuring a specific pump user interface and other characteri ...


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Roger A Stern, Stuart D Edwards, Jerome Jackson: Articulated systems for cardiac ablation. EP Technologies, Ryan Kees & Hohenfeldt, November 29, 1994: US05368592 (401 worldwide citation)

An improved assembly for steering and orienting a functional element at the distal end of a catheter tube holds the functional element with its major axis aligned with the axis of the catheter tube for convenient steering to a tissue site. The mechanism can also pivot the functional element in respo ...


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Charles A Richardson, Michael Bernstein, Jerry K Okikawa, Terrence R Bennett: Method for reducing ambient noise effects in electronic monitoring instruments. Nellcor Incorporated, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, November 29, 1994: US05368224 (397 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method and apparatus for adapting to noise sources affecting a pulse oximeter. Various available frequencies are evaluated to determine their respective noise levels and one is selected to act as the operating demultiplexer frequency. During normal operation of the p ...


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Charles D Lennox, Richard A Noddin, Ronald Sahatjian: Heated balloon catheters. Prutech Research and Development Partnership II, Fish & Richardson, November 29, 1994: US05368591 (396 worldwide citation)

Device and method for heating tissue, the device having a catheter shaft for insertion into a patient's body, a chamber formed by a collapsible balloon mounted on the catheter shaft and filled with an electrically conductive fluid, two or more electrical contacts enclosed within the chamber, a power ...


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Yoram Palti: System for monitoring and controlling blood and tissue constituent levels. CB Carmel Biotechnology, Bryan Cave, November 29, 1994: US05368028 (390 worldwide citation)

Systems are disclosed which utilize implanted chemo-sensitive living cells to monitor tissue or blood concentration levels of chemicals. The implanted cells produce a detectable electrical, optical or chemical signal in response to changes in concentration in surrounding medium. The signal is then d ...


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Harvey A Parad: Method and system for continuous integrated resource management. George W Neuner, November 29, 1994: US05369570 (346 worldwide citation)

A method for continuous real-time management of heterogeneous interdependent resources is described. The method preferably comprises using multiple distributed resource engines to maintain timely and precise schedules, and action controls, and identifying and responding to rapidly changing condition ...


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Marc San Soucie, Carolyn E Surprenant, Thomas Fitzgerald, Susan Walker: Data processor that customizes program behavior by using a resource retrieval capability. Wang Laboratories, Kenneth L Milik, November 29, 1994: US05369778 (333 worldwide citation)

A data processing system based on an extensible set of typed data objects and a corresponding set of "object managers," each of which is a program for operating with the data stored in a corresponding type of object. The object managers in general support at least a standard set of operations. Any p ...


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Stephen J Failla, Roger L Hildwein, Peter Lau: Steerable bulldog clamp applier. Ethicon, November 29, 1994: US05368600 (299 worldwide citation)

An applier for applying a bulldog clamp endoscopically, and the combination of such an applier with a bulldog clamp, is disclosed. The applier has an endoscopic portion and a handle portion. The handle portion can be manipulated to open and close gripping arms of the applier at the distal end of the ...


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Alexander L Gross, Kiyotaka L Nakano: Shoe sole. Asahi, Lowe Price LeBlanc & Becker, November 29, 1994: US05367791 (277 worldwide citation)

A shoe sole insert has foam-filled independently compressible regions that extend through a midsole and beyond an outsole bottom surface so a particular region, when it strikes a traversed surface, is compressed vertically and expands horizontally against the midsole. In one embodiment, five groups ...