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Brendan J Carroll, Stewart H Gleischman: Surgical stapler instrument and method for vascular hemostasis. Frederick Gotha, March 14, 1995: US05397324 (706 worldwide citation)

An improved surgical stapler instrument and method for enhancing blood vessel hemostasis is set forth where the improvement consists of the use of flexible body-absorbable or non-absorbable pads carried by the stapler cartridge and interposed between the stapler cartridge and the anvil. The flexible ...


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Jeffrey Kozak, Larry Boyd: Anterior interbody fusion device. Danek Medical, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, March 14, 1995: US05397364 (558 worldwide citation)

An interbody fusion device includes a pair of lateral spacers and a pair of central spacers, each sized for percutaneous introduction through a disc resection portal in the disc annulus. Each of the lateral spacers includes opposing side faces defining a channel therein, while each of the central sp ...


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Robert C Savage, Paul M Kasarauskas, Joseph F Zuzick Jr, Jeffrey J Blewett: Lockout mechanism for surgical apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, March 14, 1995: US05397046 (526 worldwide citation)

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


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Dusan Pavcnik, Sidney Wallace, Kenneth C Wright: Prosthetic valve for percutaneous insertion. Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, March 14, 1995: US05397351 (477 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic valve comprises a poppet, a seat and a restraining element. The poppet, seat and restraining element include an insertion form for percutaneously inserting into a fluid passageway within a living body and an operational form for operating within the fluid passageway. The valve is self-e ...


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Michael L Marin, Ralph Marin: Intraluminal stent. Stentco, Darby & Darby, March 14, 1995: US05397355 (390 worldwide citation)

An improved stent provides mechanical anchoring of the stent to a blood or other body vessel. The stent has, in a preferred embodiment, barbs which remain within the surface of the stent when the stent is in its unexpanded condition, but which extend from the surface of the stent when the stent is e ...


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Russell H Taylor, Janez Funda, David D Grossman, John P Karidis, David A LaRose: Remote center-of-motion robot for surgery. International Business Machines Corporation, Louis J Percello, March 14, 1995: US05397323 (373 worldwide citation)

An apparatus used to assist a surgeon in surgery is divided into two parts, proximal and distal. The apparatus has a number of rigid links which rotate about pivots to position and re-position an instrument, like a surgical instrument, at a work point proximal to a patient but remote from the appara ...


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Subhash B Tantry, Rajesh U Mashruwala, Barry A Lozier, Richard L Hess: Object-oriented architecture for factory floor management. Consilium, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, March 14, 1995: US05398336 (322 worldwide citation)

An object-oriented architecture for a factory floor management software system is described in which factory floor entities are modelled as factory objects within a relational database. The architecture includes X-terminal or bar code devices for facilitating user interaction with the system via one ...


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Charles R Slater, Matthew A Palmer, Peter Kratsch: Endoscopic end effectors constructed from a combination of conductive and non-conductive materials and useful for selective endoscopic cautery. Symbiosis Corporation, David P Gordon, March 14, 1995: US05396900 (320 worldwide citation)

A non-metallic end effector for use in an endoscopic surgical tool includes a metallic core for strength and for providing a selected electrode surface on the end effector. Selectively conductive end effectors are manufactured by insert molding a plastic or ceramic or other non-conductive body aroun ...


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Harrison M Lazarus: Artificial graft and implantation method. EndoVascular Technologies, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, March 14, 1995: US05397345 (307 worldwide citation)

An intraluminal grafting system includes a hollow graft which has a proximal staple positioned proximate its proximal end and a distal staple adapted proximate its distal end. The system includes a capsule for transporting the graft through the lumen and for positioning the proximal end of the graft ...


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Jawahar M Desai: Catheter for mapping and ablation and method therefor. March 14, 1995: US05397339 (303 worldwide citation)

A multipolar electrode catheter includes a central and four side electrodes at its distal end. The catheter is actuable from a retracted or collapsed mode wherein the side electrodes are arranged around the tubular catheter outer surface to an expanded mode. A plurality of longitudinal slits in the ...



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