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Ernesto E Blanco, William Schnorr: Flexible, articulable column. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds, September 20, 1994: US05348259 (466 worldwide citation)

A flexible, articulable column having a central cable tensioning member with a series of ball and socket members strung on the cable forming articulable joints. Each socket member has at least one conical opening with internal teeth engagable with a ball which is made of an elastomeric polymer. When ...


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Ernesto E Blanco, Rosina Samadani: Automatic blood monitoring for medication delivery method and apparatus. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds, May 5, 1992: US05109850 (365 worldwide citation)

An implantable blood monitoring and medication administering system includes an infusion device (2) which is implantable beneath the skin of a human or animal and which contains medication. A catheter (4) which is implantable in a vessel V is connected to the infusion device. An information transmit ...


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William D Richards, Ernesto E Blanco: Accommodating intraocular lens. Ophthalmic Ventures Partnership, Schiller Pandiscio & Kusmer, February 19, 1991: US04994082 (182 worldwide citation)

An intraocular lens assembly including an adjustable-power lens assembly and an adjustment mechanism coupled between the lens assembly and the ciliary muscle of the eye in which the lens assembly is implanted for adjusting the power of the lens assembly in response to contraction or relaxation of th ...


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William D Richards, Ernesto E Blanco, Richard A Clark, John C Meade: Surgical microstapler. Ophthalmic Ventures Partnership, Schiller Pandiscio & Kusmer, August 9, 1988: US04762260 (132 worldwide citation)

A surgical microstapler is disclosed which does not require the use of a staple bending anvil that must be retracted after the staple is implanted. The surgical microstapler utilizes a stapler head comprising a staple magazine that consists of a series of staples attached to and supported by a plura ...


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Thomas W Mix, Ernesto E Blanco, Norman Rosskothen, Maria L Hernandez, Gordon C Vineyard, Liem T Vu: Facilitating endoscopy. EndoMed Corporation, Fish & Richardson, August 17, 1993: US05236423 (85 worldwide citation)

One aspect is a method for inserting an instrument into the gastrointestinal tract of a mammal, by emplacing at least a portion of a flexible liner to form within the intestine an inner tube within an outer tube, the inner tube defining a lumen lying within the intestine and having a distal end acce ...


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Ernesto E Blanco: Safety trocar with progressive cutting tip guards and gas jet tissue deflector. Erblan Surgical, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C, April 6, 2004: US06716201 (75 worldwide citation)

A surgical device for endoscopic surgical procedures capable of preventing injuries to internal organs during insertion. The surgical device can include one or more of the following: a multiple system of sharp blade edges, a mechanical tissue protection device that includes a series of thin plastic ...


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William D Richards, John C Meade, Ernesto E Blanco: Surgical stapling system. Ophthalmic Ventures, Schiller Pandiscio & Kusmer, November 13, 1990: US04969591 (72 worldwide citation)

A microsurgical stapling system for suturing delicate tissue. The system comprises a staple magazine and a stapler. The magazine has a framework to which a plurality of pre-formed staples are integrally attached in parallel, spaced-apart formation. The stapler comprises a housing, a staple support a ...


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Ernesto E Blanco, Pascal R Chesnais, Phyllis K Kristal, Andrew B Lippman: Video-graphic arthroscopy system. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Thomas J Engellenner, April 9, 1991: US05005559 (64 worldwide citation)

A position sensing system which allows the arthroscopist to readily determine the location of an arthroscope's tip in relation to the point of entry has been developed. The position sensing apparatus can be employed in conjunction with a graphics module to display the location of the arthroscope in ...


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Ernesto E Blanco: Safety trocar with progressive cutting tip guards and gas jet tissue deflector. Erblan Surgical, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C, December 24, 2002: US06497687 (53 worldwide citation)

A surgical device for endoscopic surgical procedures capable of preventing injuries to internal organs during insertion. The surgical device can include one or more of the following: a multiple system of sharp blade edges, a mechanical tissue protection device that includes a series of thin plastic ...


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Bruce Anders, Ernesto E Blanco, Irving Anders, Scott Blackburn, David Miller: Head dome and strap connection system. July 8, 2003: US06588022 (44 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a system of head and spine protection conceptually different from, and superior to, the traditional free-floating helmet concept, for use in high impact physical activities, such as such as football, hockey, lacrosse, motorcycling, downhill skiing, bobsledding/luge, cy ...