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Minoru Tsuruta, Shiro Bito, Shuichi Kimura, Akito Mukaizawa, Seiji Kuramoto, Tsuyoshi Tsukagoshi, Akio Nakata, Akihiro Taguchi, Kazuhiko Oozeki, Hitoshi Mizno, Shuichi Takayama, Yoshinao Oaki, Keisuke Saito, Toshihiko Suzuta: Surgical device for stapling and/or fastening body tissues. Olympus Optical, Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Woodward, February 14, 1995: US05389098 (901 worldwide citation)

A surgical device for stapling and fastening body tissues, comprises an insertion section extending from an operation section for insertion into a body cavity, stapling member connected to a distal end of the insertion section, for treating body tissues with a high-frequency current within a body ca ...


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Allen J Tower: Impermeable expandable intravascular stent. Numed, Harris Beach & Wilcox, February 14, 1995: US05389106 (539 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed a radially expandable stent for intravascular implantation comprising a distensible frame and an impermeable deformable membrane interconnecting portions of the frame to form an impermeable exterior wall. The membrane is formed of a synthetic non-latex, non-vinyl polymer, and the ...


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Kevin F Hahnen, Gustavo Aguirre, Peter Kratsch: Arthroscopic surgical instruments. Symbiosis Corporation, David P Gordon, February 14, 1995: US05389104 (433 worldwide citation)

An arthroscopic surgical instrument includes a hollow tube with an actuator coupled to its proximal end and an end effector coupled to its distal end. The actuator and the end effector are coupled by a cylindrical push rod which passes through the hollow tube. The push rod includes a frangible link ...


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Michael Aita, Gene Samson, Bruce H Wand, Robert F Kotmel: System and method for percutaneous myocardial revascularization. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Crosby Heafey Roach & May, February 14, 1995: US05389096 (377 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are described for percutaneous myocardial revascularization of a human heart. A deflectable elongated flexible lasing apparatus is used which includes a source of laser radiation, an elongated flexible radiation conveying means for conducting the laser radiation to a lens on t ...


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Dan M Kirk, Norman C Gehring, George J Butorac: Health support system. Motorola, Jeffrey D Nehr, February 14, 1995: US05390238 (374 worldwide citation)

A home health and communications support system and method which includes at least one health support unit for monitoring and supporting a patient, at least one monitoring terminal, and a network server coupled between the at least one health support unit and the at least one monitoring terminal for ...


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Barry A Spinney, Robert J Simcoe, Robert E Thomas, George Varghese: Packet format in hub for packet data communications system. Digital Equipment Corporation, Kenneth F Kozik, A Sidney Johnston, February 14, 1995: US05390173 (368 worldwide citation)

A packet data communication network employs a local switch, router or bridge device functioning to transfer packets between segments of a larger network. When packets enter this device, an address translation is performed to generate local source and destination addresses which are much shorter than ...


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Sheldon Kass: Portable locating system. The Business Edge Group, Ezra Sutton, February 14, 1995: US05389934 (292 worldwide citation)

A portable tracking system that includes one or more portable units for determining their respective locations and communicating it to another unit or to a remote telephone unit. Each unit includes a global positioning system GPS for determining latitude and longitude, a micro-computer, a cellular t ...


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Loc V Bui, Donald R Titterington, James D Rise, C Wayne Jaeger, Jon C Mutton, Hue P Le: Imaging process. Tektronix, Ralph D Alessandro, February 14, 1995: US05389958 (289 worldwide citation)

A method and the apparatus for employing the method are disclosed whereby an intermediate transfer surface of a layer of sacrificial liquid is applied to a supporting surface and a phase change ink is deposited on the liquid layer. The inked image is then contact transferred to a final receiving sub ...


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Andreas Melzer, Gerhard Buess, Rainer Trapp, Klaus Peter Brhel: Surgical stitching apparatus. Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Klaus J Bach, February 14, 1995: US05389103 (287 worldwide citation)

In a surgical stitching apparatus for endoscopically performing sutures of tissue or vessels having a drive mechanism including concentric tubes with an operating handle structure at one end and a stitching head mounted at the distal end thereof, the stitching head includes a stationary and a movabl ...


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Mark P Heilbrun, Paul McDonald, J Clayton Wiker, Spencer Koehler, William Peters: Apparatus and method for photogrammetric surgical localization. University of Utah, Trask Britt & Rossa, February 14, 1995: US05389101 (286 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for defining the location of a medical instrument relative to features of a medical workspace including a patient's body region are described. Pairs of two-dimensional images are obtained, preferably by means of two video cameras making images of the workspace along different ...