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William J Allen, Joseph N Logan, Jeffrey A Stein, Paul C DiCesare, Douglas M Spranger, Paul J Mulhauser: Linear surgical stapling instrument. American Cyanamid Co, Charles F Costello Jr, March 7, 1995: US05395034 (386 worldwide citation)

A linear surgical stapling instrument includes a magazine for holding a plurality of undeformed surgical staples, and an upper jaw carrying the magazine and having opposed distal and proximal ends. An anvil is formed with staple-deforming pockets, and a lower jaw carries the anvil and has opposing d ...


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Jeffrey G Clark, Douglas M Spranger, Paul J Mulhauser, Paul R Lacotta: Wound closure means and method using flowable adhesive. Tri Point Medical, Oliff & Berridge, November 9, 1993: US05259835 (246 worldwide citation)

A wound closure device employs a porous bonding member which receives a flowable adhesive capable of providing long term wound support. The bonding member is positioned by a carrier member that is used to achieve initial apposition of the wound and which may later be removed. An intermediate barrier ...


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James H Burbo, Louis P Hartman, Douglas M Spranger, Malcolm J Brookes, Paul J Mulhauser: Night vision imaging system adapted for helmet mounting. International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation, John T O Halloran, Robert P Seitter, May 22, 1984: US04449787 (121 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed a night vision imaging system for mounting on a helmet. The helmet contains a visor having a slot into which is inserted a helmet mount assembly which can be vertically adjusted within the slot by means of a control mechanism including a rotatable knob. The mount assembly is an ar ...


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Alex M Greenberg, Douglas M Spranger, Paul J Mulhauser: Drill guide with removable ferrules. Human Factors Industrial Design, Meltzer Lippe Goldstein et al, April 28, 1998: US05743916 (105 worldwide citation)

A drill guide is disclosed including a sleeve mounted on a handle. The sleeve of the drill guide has a bore which is dimensioned for slidably receiving a bit sizing ferrule therein. The bit sizing ferrule has a sized bore for demountably inserting a drill bit or other instrument therein having a par ...


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Michael Rich, Paul Mulhauser, Douglas M Spranger: Breath-activated inhalation device. Tenax Corporation, Kramer Brufsky & Cifelli, October 29, 1991: US05060643 (96 worldwide citation)

Upon inhalation of air from the interior of a housing, a flexible diaphragm-type valve exposed to the ambient air surrounding the housing is moved inwardly due to the difference in ambient air pressure to that in the housing to expose the interior of the housing to the ambient air which is then draw ...


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Mark A Lacko, Malcolm J Brooks, Douglas M Spranger, Peter P Mitchell: Catheter stabilizer and method of securing same to a patient. Becton Dickinson and Company, Richard J Rodrick, Richard E Brown, December 25, 1984: US04490141 (83 worldwide citation)

A device for securing a catheter or like instrument to a patient comprises a first portion having an adhesive surface for securing that portion to the skin of a patient. A second portion is hingedly connected to the first portion and is adapted to fold thereover. The second portion has an adhesive s ...


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Edward Edmund Benham, Walter A Menn, Douglas M Spranger, Malcolm J Brookes: Adjustable mounting structure for video telephone unit. International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation, James B Raden, Marvin M Chaban, July 20, 1976: US03970792 (51 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a swivel mounting structure for a video-telephone unit. The mounting structure allows the unit to be readily rotated and inclined or be moved with a combination of both movements. The structure will maintain the unit in the position to which it is set by either the friction provided by ...


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Douglas M Spranger, Malcolm J Brookes, Paul J Mulhauser: Wheeled sample case. Seiko Time Corporation, Brumbaugh Graves Donohue & Raymond, October 3, 1978: US04118048 (49 worldwide citation)

A sample case assembly has a pair of open ended containers each of which is supported by one section of a two-section wheeled base member or dolly. The dolly sections are pivotally joined together and with their respective display enclosures are pivoted horizontally between open and closed positions ...


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Kenneth Ouriel, Karl D, Douglas M Spranger: Two chambered autotransfuser device and method of use. Kenyon & Kenyon, July 11, 1989: US04846800 (47 worldwide citation)

An autotransfuser includes, in a single receptacle, a pair of chambers separated by a common wall. Each receptacle can alternately perform a blood infusion or blood collection function. Each chamber includes at least three inlets/outlets, a blood inlet, a blood outlet and an air inlet. In some embod ...


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Alex M Greenberg, Douglas M Spranger, Paul J Mulhauser, Mark C Newby: Endoscopic intracorporeal suture tying aid. Human Factors Industrial Design, Greenberg Surgical Technologies, Meltzer Lippe Goldstein Wolf & Schlissel P C, January 20, 1998: US05709694 (45 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic intracorporeal suture tying aid allows a suture to be looped around itself multiple times and cinched, enabling a throw of a surgeon's knot to be easily made. The tying aid includes a needle holder connected to a proximal end of a shaft for releasably holding a needle; a hook that slid ...