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Geoffrey R Mathews: Pulse responsive device. Edwin D Schindler, July 11, 1995: US05431170 (667 worldwide citation)

A pulse responsive device, for example, a pulse rate meter or pulse oximetry device, is disclosed, which includes a light emitter and a light sensor for receiving light from the emitter after transmission through, or reflection from, body tissue to give an electrical signal varying according to bloo ...


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William R Dubrul, Craig K Tsuji: Trocar system having expandable port. InnerDyne Medical, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, July 11, 1995: US05431676 (554 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for forming and enlarging percutaneous penetrations comprises an elongate dilation member which receives an elongate expansion member in an axial lumen thereof. The dilation tube includes a tubular braid which usually comprises a mesh of non-elastic filaments which are radial ...


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Peter M J Mulier, Michael F Hoey: Method and apparatus for R-F ablation. Medtronic, Reed A Duthler, Harold R Patton, July 11, 1995: US05431649 (490 worldwide citation)

An ablation catheter and a method of performing cardiac ablation. The catheter is provided with a hollow, helical electrode, which is screwed into cardiac tissue at a desired ablation site and connected to a source of R-F electrical energy to ablate the tissue adjacent the electrode. Prior to ablati ...


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Neil A Rimer: System for locating and communicating with mobile vehicles. Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, July 11, 1995: US05432841 (489 worldwide citation)

A vehicle location system which provides a plurality of cellular systems that each includes a memory for identifying the cellular subscriber stations that are based in the particular system and visiting cellular subscriber stations based in another of the systems. The plurality of cellular systems i ...


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Ebtisam S Wilkins: Miniature implantable refillable glucose sensor and material therefor. University of New Mexico, Robert Becker, July 11, 1995: US05431160 (481 worldwide citation)

A reusable, miniature, implantable electrochemical sensor, a method of making the same, and a powder therefor are provided. Enzyme material is immobilized on bulk particulate matter, and a reaction chamber of the sensor is then filled therewith. The sensor is implanted in an environment where it com ...


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Steven A Benner: Method for incorporating into a DNA or RNA oligonucleotide using nucleotides bearing heterocyclic bases. July 11, 1995: US05432272 (429 worldwide citation)

The disclosure describes a method for incorporating into double stranded DNA and RNA base pairs composed of pairing units that fit the Watson-Crick geometry in that they involve a monocyclic six membered ring pairing with a fused bicyclic heterocyclic ring system composed of a five member ring fused ...


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Ronald Moskovich: Facilitator for vertebrae grafts and prostheses. Stephen C Glazier, July 11, 1995: US05431658 (418 worldwide citation)

The Moskovich facilitator facilitates the insertion of bone grafts between two vertebrae. The invention has two flat tong-like guides that distract the vertebrae as the graft slides between the two guides towards the vertebrae. The two guides have grooved surfaces to keep the graft from rotating or ...


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Jude S Sauer, Mark A Bovard, Roger J Greenwald, John F Hammond, James W Kaufer: Surgical suture instrument. LaserSurge, July 11, 1995: US05431666 (415 worldwide citation)

A surgical apparatus, method of use and instrumentation kit are provided for suturing body tissue. The apparatus includes a handle assembly and an elongated body assembly detachably engaged to the handle assembly. The elongated body assembly includes an actuating mechanism for sequentially pulling t ...


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David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Keith Ratcliff, Jeffrey J Blewett, Randolph F Lehn, Charles R Sherts, Graham W Bryan, Salvatore Castro, Gary S Kappel: Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, July 11, 1995: US05431322 (404 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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William J Shaw: Treating wounds caused by medical procedures. Boston Scientific Corporation, Fish & Richardson, July 11, 1995: US05431639 (374 worldwide citation)

Incised or injured tissue is treated by introducing material that encourages healing to desired depths within the tissue. Particularly, the invention provides treatment of an access channel to a blood vessel by introducing to the tissue a hemostatic material to a position that is located adjacent, b ...