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Reese S Terry Jr, Ross G Baker Jr, Andre Marquette: Treatment of motility disorders by nerve stimulation. Cyberonics, Wigman Cohen Leitner & Myers P C, July 30, 1996: US05540730 (631 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for treating patients with motility disorders applies a modulating signal to the patient's vagus nerve to stimulate or inhibit neural impulses and produce excitatory or inhibitory neurotransmitter release by the vagus nerve according to the specific nature of the motility disorder. The app ...


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Jacob Zabara: Cranial nerve stimulation treatments using neurocybernetic prosthesis. Panitch Schwarze Jacobs & Nadel P C, July 30, 1996: US05540734 (581 worldwide citation)

The treatment, control or prevention of medical, psychiatric or neurological disorders may be accomplished by application of modulating electric signals to one or both of a patient's trigeminal and glossopharyngeal nerves. The disorders treatable, controllable or preventable by such nerve stimulatio ...


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Fernand Navas: Intervertebral stabilization device incorporating dampers. Societe PSI, Dowell & Dowell, July 30, 1996: US05540688 (566 worldwide citation)

An intervertebral stabilization device is disclosed, made in the form of a damper adapted to resist elastically, on the one hand, an elongation and, on the other hand, an axial compression without buckling, as well as of at least two implants anchored on two adjacent vertebrae.


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Henry Bolanos, Charles R Sherts, Thomas A Pelletier: Endoscopic stapler. United States Surgical Corporation, July 30, 1996: US05540375 (490 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic or laparoscopic surgical instrument for applying fasteners to bodily tissue is disclosed. The instrument includes a handle assembly, an endoscopic portion and a jaw portion. The instrument is configured and dimensioned to be insertable through a cannula, and is useful for applying a pu ...


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William L Hassler Jr: Method and apparatus for electrosurgically treating tissue. July 30, 1996: US05540684 (474 worldwide citation)

Tissue impedance or tissue impedance in combination with tissue temperature is used to control electrosurgical tissue treatment. Tissue impedance alone provides better control of electrosurgical treatment by determining an initial maximum tissue impedance, a minimum tissue impedance selecting a poin ...


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Bruno Strul, Kevin C Ladd: Method and system for radiofrequency ablation of tissue. Medtronic Cardiorhythm, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, July 30, 1996: US05540681 (457 worldwide citation)

A system for delivering radiofrequency energy to ablate tissue comprises a radiofrequency generator and an intravascular catheter. The catheter includes both a radiofrequency ablation electrode and a temperature sensor within its distal end. Delivery of power to the ablation electrode may then be co ...


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Stephen J Kleshinski, Morris A Simon, Dmitry Rabkin: Stent and method and apparatus for forming and delivering the same. Nitinol Medical Technologies, Sixbey Friedman Leedom & Ferguson, July 30, 1996: US05540712 (399 worldwide citation)

A stent including a wire skeletal frame, the frame being adapted to assume a first condition in which the frame is relatively rigid and substantially tubular in configuration and a second condition in which the frame is flexible, of reduced stress, and collapsible, such that in the second condition ...


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Georges Katsaros, David G Thomas, Richard D Allison: Device for sealing hemostatic incisions. Sherwood Medical Company, Montgomery W Smith, Richard D Allison, July 30, 1996: US05540715 (370 worldwide citation)

A device for sealing incisions in the body of a patient wherein the device includes a bioabsorbable sealing member having an elongate shaft member and an elastomeric and flexible balloon member. The device may also include a preformed or injectable collagenous material associated therewith to hemost ...


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Roy J Mankovitz: Electronic program guide. E Guide, Christie Parker & Hale, July 30, 1996: US05541738 (356 worldwide citation)

An indexing VCR system which responds to broadcast information to record a program guide which may subsequently be displayed to apprise the user of programs to be broadcast during the next day or week, etc. The program guide enables the user to condition the VCR to record selected programs when they ...


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Norman S Gordon, Robert P Cooper, Gordon C Gunn: Endoscopic suture system. Laurus Medical Corporation, Dennis H Epperson, July 30, 1996: US05540704 (351 worldwide citation)

A method and device for the placement of sutures and for the purpose of approximating tissue. A particular utility is effected in the approximation of the tissue separated by means of an endosurgical trocar being inserted into a body cavity. The invention provides for the loading of suture material ...



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