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Howard Preissman: Precision depth guided instruments for use in vertebroplasty. Parallax Medical, Morrison & Foerster, March 7, 2000: US06033411 (207 worldwide citation)

Precision depth guided instruments are provided for use in performing percutaneous implantation of hard tissue implant materials. A depth guided stylet include a point adapted for piercing hard tissue, and preferably, self-tapping threads for self-tapping into hard tissue. The stylet may include an ...


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Brent D Mittelstadt, Steven M Cohan, Steve Schreiner: System and method for performing image directed robotic orthopaedic procedures without a fiducial reference system. Integrated Surgical Systems, Townsend Townsend & Crew, March 7, 2000: US06033415 (205 worldwide citation)

A method for transforming a bone image data set representing at least a partial image of a long bone to a robotic coordinate system, comprising: generating the bone image data set from a bone image; registering a bone digitizer arm to the robotic coordinate system; generating a digitized bone data s ...


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Lawrence A Haff, Enrico Picozza, Will Bloch, Robert Ragusa, Joseph DiCesare, David Tracy, Paul Saviano, Timothy M Woudenberg, Richard W Noreiks: Nucleic acid amplification reaction apparatus and method. The Perkin Elmer Corporation, Perman & Green, March 7, 2000: US06033880 (197 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and method for performing a nucleic acid amplification reaction and preferably a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in a reaction mixture in at least one capillary tube. Several different embodiments are disclosed. One embodiment cycles a sample through a capillary tube loop passing through t ...


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Ian M Penn, Donald R Ricci, George A Shukov: Bifurcated stent and method for the manufacture and delivery of same. Divysio Solutions ULC, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, March 7, 2000: US06033435 (197 worldwide citation)

An expandable bifurcated stent comprising a proximal end and a distal end in communication with one another. The proximal end comprises a primary passageway and the distal end comprises a pair of secondary passageways. The stent is expandable from a first, contracted position to a second, expanded p ...


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Joseph H Schulman, Alfred E Mann, John C Gord, Ronald J Lebel: Implantable stimulator that prevents DC current flow without the use of discrete output coupling capacitors. Alfred E Mann Foundation, Abraham N Seidman, March 7, 2000: US06035237 (190 worldwide citation)

An implantable living tissue stimulator avoids the use of conventional coupling capacitors in its output stage, yet still prevents an average dc current flow from flowing through living tissue in electrical contact with the stimulator. The output stage generates and applies a biphasic stimulating cu ...


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Werner Wild: Connector for coaxial cable. Spinner Elektrotechnische Fabrik, Henry M Feiereisen, March 7, 2000: US06032358 (188 worldwide citation)

A connector assembly for a coaxial cable with a corrugated outer conductor, includes a housing being so configured as to define a recess at formation of an annular surface for contacting an inner end face of the outer conductor, and a clamp mechanism for captivating one end of the coaxial cable. The ...


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Philip E Eggers, Hira V Thapliyal: Systems and methods for myocardial revascularization. ArthroCare Corporation, John T Raffle, March 7, 2000: US06032674 (188 worldwide citation)

A method for transmyocardial revascularization of the heart of a patient includes positioning an active electrode surface in close proximity to a target site on the wall of a patient's heart, and applying high frequency voltage between the active voltage surface and a return electrode to ablate tiss ...


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J Michael Ramsey: Apparatus and method for performing microfluidic manipulations for chemical analysis and synthesis. Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation, Dann Dorfman Herrell and Skillman, March 7, 2000: US06033546 (181 worldwide citation)

A microchip laboratory system and method provide fluid manipulations for a variety of applications, including sample injection for microchip chemical separations. The microchip is fabricated using standard photolithographic procedures and chemical wet etching, with the substrate and cover plate join ...


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John C Brumbach: Ultrasonic probe with isolated and teflon coated outer cannula. FibraSonics, Welsh & Katz, March 7, 2000: US06033375 (181 worldwide citation)

An electronic surgical probe including an axially elongated member adapted to receive ultrasonic vibrations from an ultrasonic motor or transducer and having a circular cross-section, has a coaxially positioned cannula or sheath and outer layer of TEFLON surrounding the elongated member, the cannula ...


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John Shigeto Minami, Ryo Koyama, Michael Ward Johnson, Masaru Shinohara, Thomas C Poff, Daniel F Burkes: Multiple network protocol encoder/decoder and data processor. iReady Corporation, Michael A Glenn, March 7, 2000: US06034963 (177 worldwide citation)

A multiple network protocol encoder/decoder comprising a network protocol layer, data handler, O.S. State machine, and memory manager state machines implemented at a hardware gate level. Network packets are received from a physical transport level mechanism by the network protocol layer state machin ...