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Peter C Lord, William P Van Antwerp, John J Mastrototaro, Paul S Cheney II, Nannette M Schnabel: Transcutaneous sensor insertion set. MiniMed, Kelly Bauersfeld & Lowry, February 21, 1995: US05390671 (994 worldwide citation)

An insertion set is provided for transcutaneous placement of a sensor such as a glucose sensor at a selected site within the body of a patient. The insertion set comprises a slotted insertion needle extending through a mounting base adapted for mounting onto the patient's skin. A flexible thin film ...


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Paul S Cheney II, William P Van Antwerp: Method of fabricating thin film sensors. MiniMed, Kelly Bauersfeld & Lowry, February 21, 1995: US05391250 (958 worldwide citation)

An improved method is provided for making thin film electrochemical sensors, such as subcutaneous glucose sensors used to monitor blood glucose levels in a diabetic patient. The fabrication method comprises placing a thin film base layer of insulative material onto a rigid flat substrate, with a cur ...


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Shlomo Ben Haim: Apparatus and method for treating cardiac arrhythmias. Biosense, Cowan Liebowitz & Latman, February 21, 1995: US05391199 (766 worldwide citation)

This invention concerns an apparatus and method for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. More particularly, this invention is directed to a method for ablating a portion of an organ or bodily structure of a patient, which comprises obtaining a perspective image of the organ or structure to be mappe ...


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Madhavan Pisharodi: Spinal implantation methods utilizing a middle expandable implant. Vaden Eickenroht Thompson Boulware & Feather, February 21, 1995: US05390683 (567 worldwide citation)

Artificial disk implant and methods for implanting same, the implant having a member (32, 34, 36, 77, 92, 94) for adapting in size and shape to the anatomical space between vertebrae, and apparatus (25, 42, 60, 112) for expanding the implant in the middle portion thereof to conform to the space. In ...


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Keith Crozier: Method for mapping, translating, and dynamically reconciling data between disparate computer platforms. IntelliLink, Fish & Richardson, February 21, 1995: US05392390 (472 worldwide citation)

Traditionally, it has been difficult to share data among diverse computer applications and platforms because of underlying differences in data formats. Although the meaning or purpose of the data may be similar or identical (for example, two appointments entered using separate computer applications) ...


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Ernst Janzen, Gunter Ruttgers, Lawrence Saper: Device and method sealing puncture wounds. Datascope Investment, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, February 21, 1995: US05391183 (425 worldwide citation)

A device is proposed for inserting hemostatic material through a tissue channel and against the outside wall of a blood vessel of a patient, wherein the blood vessel wall has a puncture therein adjacent the tissue channel. The device includes a charge of hemostatic material and a hollow sheath adapt ...


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Roger L Hildwein, Robert C Uschold, J D Staley Jr, Paul Riestenberg, Laura Gallagher, Rex Nagao: Flexible encoscopic surgical port. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, February 21, 1995: US05391156 (388 worldwide citation)

A flexible endoscopic surgical port comprises a trocar tube or cannula made partially or entirely of flexible material which can be inserted into a body wall at an intercostal location to allow the insertion and manipulation of endoscopic surgical instruments within the thoracic cavity. The surgical ...


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Albert K Chin: Apparatus and method for closing puncture wounds. Origin Medsystems, Limbach & Limbach, February 21, 1995: US05391182 (323 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for suturing fascial tissue for deep puncture wounds utilizes a flexible membrane inserted into a body cavity through a trocar sheath positioned in a wound. A suture to be applied to the wound has anchors attached to each of its ends. A pair of suture-carrying needles each carry an end ...


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Philip E Eggers: Bi-polar electrosurgical endoscopic instruments having a detachable working end. Hemostatic Surgery Corporation, Fish & Neave, February 21, 1995: US05391166 (312 worldwide citation)

Endoscopic surgical instruments are provided that have detachable working ends for use with a reusable handle portion. The detachable working end includes bipolar electrodes on opposing movable members for passing a high frequency current through tissue for simultaneously severing or manipulating th ...


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Bruce H KenKnight, Jeffrey A Hall: Defibrillation patch electrode having conductor-free resilient zone for minimally invasive deployment. Cardiac Pacemakers, Keck Mahin & Cate, February 21, 1995: US05391200 (304 worldwide citation)

A cardioversion/defibrillation electrode comprising an insulative element which supports one or more planar conductive elements. The conductive elements are spaced apart from each other by a "conductor-free" region, which serves as a spring loaded hinge about which the electrode may preferentially b ...



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