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Charles C Reed: Heart valve prosthesis. Workman Nydegger & Jensen, December 25, 1984: US04489446 (190 worldwide citation)

A heart valve prosthesis incorporating a dynamic stiffener element is disclosed. The prosthesis is adapted for securement to the annulus of an atrioventricular valve and has the characteristic of allowing normal movement of the annulus during the cardiac cycle while providing mechanical support to t ...


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Denton A Cooley, Charles C Reed, Russell G Sharp: Suction wand. Texas Medical Products, H Ross Workman, J Winslow Young, June 15, 1976: US03963028 (65 worldwide citation)

A suction wand having a weighted, reusable handle in cooperation with a disposable suction conduit, the suction conduit having a suction tip at one end and adapted to couple with a suction tubing at the other end. The weighted handle imparts a pre-selected weight and feel to the wand and is selectiv ...


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Russell G Sharp, Charles C Reed, Denton A Cooley: Surgical suction wand assembly and method. Texas Medical Products, H Ross Workman, J Winslow Young, January 17, 1978: US04068664 (62 worldwide citation)

The disclosed surgical suction wand assembly and method includes a modular suction wand including a hollow suction tip the interior of which has a square or other suitable polygonal cross-sectional configuration which substantially improves the precision and facility with which apertures may be form ...


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Charles C Reed, Denton A Cooley: Autotransfusion system and method. Workman Nydegger & Jensen, December 23, 1986: US04631050 (60 worldwide citation)

An autotransfusion system for salvaging, washing, and concentrating blood and returning the blood to a patient during surgery. The system comprises both a filtration unit and an ultrafiltration unit. The ultrafiltration unit is configured so as to communicate with the filtration unit, and both the f ...


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Russell G Sharp, Charles C Reed, Denton A Cooley, Terry N Crane, William R Wilkinson: Sterilized medical tubing cover. Texas Medical Products, H Ross Workman, Allen R Jensen, Rick D Nydegger, June 22, 1982: US04335756 (54 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to an improved cover for enclosing the ends of medical tubing and which is capable of maintaining the sterile condition of the tubing prior to its use in surgical or medical procedures. The cover is designed with an inner diameter of constant cross section and with ...


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Charles C Reed, Russell G Sharp, Denton A Cooley: Bifurcated tubing connector. Texas Medical Products, H Ross Workman, J Winslow Young, March 16, 1976: US03944261 (40 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method of assembly for a bifurcated tubing connector which is assembled from a relatively small number of integrated parts. The connector includes a tapered, hollow body and cover with standardized fittings. Each fitting is formed of modular components and configurated to receive a ...


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William R Wilkinson, Russell G Sharp, Charles C Reed, Denton A Cooley, Terry N Crane: Degasser for biological fluids. Texas Medical Products, H Ross Workman, Allen R Jensen, Drew S Hamilton, August 24, 1982: US04345919 (40 worldwide citation)

A device and method for its use in medical transfusion or bypass circuits wherein biological fluids, such as blood, are introduced onto the interior surface of an essentially cylindrical cavity in a vortical flow such that unwanted gas bubbles are separated from the biological fluids. The degassed b ...


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Russell G Sharp, William R Wilkinson, Charles C Reed, Denton A Cooley: Blood and perfusate filter. Texas Medical Products, H Ross Workman, Allen R Jensen, Drew S Hamilton, December 27, 1983: US04422939 (35 worldwide citation)

A blood and perfusate filter apparatus having a pair of molded housing members that are substantially identical in their configuration. The upper housing member having a pyramidal-shaped reservoir formed in the upper surface thereof which acts as a secondary distribution reservoir, and the lower hou ...


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Denton A Cooley, Charles C Reed, Russell G Sharp: Disposable surgical equipment tray. Texas Medical Products, H Ross Workman, J Winslow Young, March 15, 1977: US04011944 (32 worldwide citation)

A surgical equipment tray inexpensively fabricated from a sheet of rigid plastic material. The tray has an absorbent, lint-free surface which (1) absorbs fluids, (2) provides a nonskid instrument surface, and (3) attenuates the noises associated with handling instruments on the tray. Longitudinal ri ...


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Charles C Reed: Blood gas concentration control apparatus and method. Workman Nydegger & Jensen, January 15, 1985: US04493692 (30 worldwide citation)

Novel methods and apparatus are provided for regulating the concentrations of oxygen and carbon dioxide in blood during extracorporeal cardiopulmonary bypass. According to the invention, probes capable of measuring the partial pressures of oxygen and carbon dioxide in blood are provided in the venou ...