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John T M Wright, Donald P Elliott: Annuloplasty and suture rings. Medtronic, Reed A Duthler, Harold R Patton, October 7, 1997: US05674279 (245 worldwide citation)

Adjustable, flexible suture rings, tricuspid and tricuspid annuloplasty rings having internal drawstrings that emerge from the rings on the annular faces so that the drawstring knots are out of the bloodstream, the drawstrings being contained in clearly marked channels, the mitral ring having a curv ...


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John T M Wright, Donald P Elliott: Annuloplasty and suture rings. Medtronic, Reed A Duthler, Harold R Patton, April 26, 1994: US05306296 (229 worldwide citation)

Adjustable, flexible suture 2ings, mitral and tricuspid annuloplasty 2ings having internal drawstrings that emerge from the 2ings on the annular faces so that the drawstring knots are out of the bloodstream, the drawstrings being contained in clearly marked channels, the mitral 2ing having a curved ...


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John T M Wright, Donald P Elliott, Francis C Wells: Mitral and tricuspid annuloplasty rings. Pioneering Technologies, Grant L Hubbard, April 13, 1993: US05201880 (208 worldwide citation)

Adjustable, flexible mitral and tricuspid annuloplasty rings having internal drawstrings that emerge from the rings on the annular faces so that the drawstring knots are out of the bloodstream, the drawstrings being contained in clearly marked channels, the mitral ring having a curved semi-flexible ...


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Vahe S Yacoubian, Douglas G Fox, John T M Wright, Donald P Elliott: Vascular occluder. Research Medical, Trask Britt & Rossa, November 4, 1997: US05683405 (191 worldwide citation)

A vascular occluder clip including a resiliently-biased pair of clamping elements extending transversely to longitudinally-extending members. Gripping loops or pads are provided for grasping by the user and compression of the members against the biasing force to separate the clamping elements. The g ...


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Donald P Elliott, William L Halseth: Radiopaque anastomosis marker. Edwin L Spangler Jr, August 16, 1977: US04041931 (180 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to split ring markers fabricated in whole or in part from a radiopaque material, usually metal, having the terminal ends thereof and a medial portion formed to define eyelets by means of which said marker can be sutured to the tissue at the site of an anastomosis to provide a ...


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John T M Wright, Donald P Elliott, Francis C Wells: Sternal retractor with attachments for mitral & tricuspid valve repair. June 30, 1998: US05772583 (120 worldwide citation)

A sternal retractor for applying an opening force evenly along the respective edges of a patient's sternum during heart surgery comprises a curved rack having a length, a width, and a thickness, wherein the rack is curved in the thickness direction, hinged arms mounted to the rack, a cog mechanism f ...


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Donald P Elliott: Packaging pocket for disposable diaper. Richard W Hanes, December 10, 1991: US05071414 (81 worldwide citation)

An improvement to a disposable diaper, forming a self packaging pocket integral with one of the body panels of the diaper and comprising a pliant membrane disposed and secured to the outside moisture impervious backing surface of the diaper body over the end area thereof and forming a transverse ope ...


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Donald P Elliott, William R King: Chest drainage apparatus with check valve. C R Bard, April 19, 1988: US04738671 (26 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a novel and improved chest drainage apparatus characterized by a bottle housing a fluid collection chamber and a fluid inlet connectable to receive fluid and air from a chest cavity to be drained, air inlet and exhaust ports downstream of the fluid inlet open to the atmosph ...


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Donald P Elliott: Chest drainage apparatus. C R Bard, May 31, 1988: US04747844 (26 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a novel and improved chest drainage apparatus characterized by a bottle housing a fluid collection chamber and a fluid inlet connectable to receive fluid and air from a chest cavity to be drained, air inlet and exhaust ports downstream of the fluid inlet open to the atmosph ...


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Donald P Elliott, William L Halseth: Air leak detection system for chest fluid collection bottles and blow-out prevention baffle. C R Bard, October 1, 1985: US04544370 (24 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to an improved chest fluid drainage bottle of the type having a fluid collection chamber connectable to receive fluid sucked from the patient's chest, the improvement consisting of an improved air leak detection system characterized by a fluid filled U-tube downstream of the a ...