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Brian Goodall
Larry Funderburk Rhodes, Brian Leslie Goodall, Scott Collins: Reaction injection molding (RIM) of methyl (meth)acrylate and related monomers using group-4 catalysts. Daniel J Hudak, Nestor W Shust, Thoburn T Dunlap, September 16, 1997: US05668234 (4 worldwide citation)

Acrylate monomers such as methyl methacrylate, or other suitable monomers such as lactams, lactones, or acrylamides, are polymerized by reaction injection molding (RIM) utilizing a combination of organo group-4 catalysts, e.g., a neutral organo catalyst and a cationic organo catalyst. Preferably a L ...


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Michael Dawson Hooven: Endoscopic surgical system with sensing means. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, September 16, 1997: US05667517 (791 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic surgical system which includes an instrument for carrying out a step in the procedure. The instrument is power operated by a supply source, and there is contained a mechanism used to conduct the power from the supply source to the instrument. The system includes a sensing mechanism att ...


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John M Levin: Tissue retaining clamp. Caesar Rivise Bernstein Cohen & Pokotilow, September 16, 1997: US05667526 (573 worldwide citation)

A surgical clamp has pivoting jaws with undulating arrays of teeth that are interdigitating and offset with relation to each other. This clamp structure assures a firm, non-slipping grip in the presence of blood and body fluids during surgery. The inner surfaces of the jaws are concave to allow the ...


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Desaraju V Varaprasad, Hamid Habibi, Ian A McCabe, Niall R Lynam: Electrochromic mirrors and devices. Donnelly Corporation, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, September 16, 1997: US05668663 (524 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to electrochromic mirrors and devices whose electrochromic element is composed of an electrochromic solid film and an electrolyte comprising redox reaction promoters and alkali ions and/or protons.


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Richard J Greff, Michael L Jones, Scott Evans: Compositions for use in embolizing blood vessels. Micro Therapeutics, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis L, September 16, 1997: US05667767 (499 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are compositions suitable for use in embolizing blood vessels which compositions comprise an ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer, a biocompatible solvent and a water insoluble contrasting agent selected from the group consisting of tantalum, tantalum oxide and barium sulfate. Also disclosed a ...


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Melvin S Cook: Staples. Holobeam, Jeffrey I Kaplan Esq, September 16, 1997: US05667527 (489 worldwide citation)

An improved surgical staple is disclosed wherein predetermined regions of the staple legs are weakened to cause bending and deformation of said legs in a controlled manner. The staple provides a uniform compression of a tissue into which it is inserted.


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Anne Nina Bynon, Sandra M Cundy, Rajagopal R Kowligi: Dual supported intraluminal graft. Impra, David G Rosenbaum, September 16, 1997: US05667523 (419 worldwide citation)

A dual supported intraluminal graft comprising a biocompatible flexible layer sandwiched between two structural support layers. The preferred embodiment comprises a first structural support, such as a stent, which is concentrically retained within a tubular shaped PTFE graft which is concentrically ...


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Paul A Torrie, Graham Smith: Soft tissue anchor delivery apparatus. Smith & Nephew Dyonics, Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, September 16, 1997: US05667513 (399 worldwide citation)

A soft tissue anchor delivery apparatus includes a gripping device having fingers at the distal end and configured such that they can hold a soft tissue anchor about the head portion of the anchor. An actuating tube slides over the gripper and the fingers, thus holding the fingers and the contained ...


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LaRoy Tymes, Gregory B Ennis: Protocol for packet data communication system. Symbol Technologies, Arnold White & Durkee, September 16, 1997: US05668803 (306 worldwide citation)

A packet data transmission system is used to link a number of remote hand-held data-gathering units such as bar code readers to a central computer. Data packets are sent from the remote units by an RF link to intermediate base stations, then sent by the base stations to the central computer by a ser ...


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Peter M Bonutti: Method of performing balloon dissection. General Surgical Innovations, Lyon & Lyon, September 16, 1997: US05667520 (278 worldwide citation)

A retractor for use in arthroscopic surgery. The retractor has a mechanical expanding portion for expanding against sub-surface tissues when the retractor is in use. The retractor also has a fluid-operated expanding portion, which may be independently controllable, for expanding against sub-surface ...