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James E Jervis: Medical devices incorporating sim alloy elements. Raychem Corporation, Ira D Blecker, May 19, 1987: US04665906 (1460 worldwide citation)

Medical devices which are currently proposed to use elements made from shape memory alloys may be improved by the use of stress-induced martensite alloy elments instead. The use of stress-induced martensite decreases the temperature sensitivity of the devices, thereby making them easier to install a ...


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James E Jervis: Medical devices incorporating SIM alloy elements. Raychem Corporation, Jeffrey G Sheldon, March 2, 1993: US05190546 (568 worldwide citation)

Medical devices which are currently proposed to use elements made from shape memory alloys may be improved by the use of stress-induced martensite alloy elements instead. The use of stress-induced martensite decreases the temperature sensitivity of the devices, thereby making them easier to install ...


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James E Jervis: Method of inserting medical devices incorporating SIM alloy elements. Raychem Corporation, Jeffrey G Sheldon, November 26, 1991: US05067957 (548 worldwide citation)

Medical devices which are currently proposed to use elements made from shape memory alloys may be improved by the use of stress-induced martensite alloy elements instead. The use of stress-induced martensite decreases the temperature sensitivity of the devices, thereby making them easier to install ...


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James E Jervis: Medical devices incorporating SIM alloy elements. Raychem Corporation, Jeffrey G Sheldon & Mak Sheldon, January 28, 1997: US05597378 (498 worldwide citation)

Medical devices which are currently proposed to use elements made form shape memory alloys may be improved by the use of stress-induced martensite alloy elements instead. The use of stress-induced martensite decreases the temperature sensitivity of the devices, thereby making them easier to install ...


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James E Jervis: Medical devices incorporating SIM alloy elements. Medtronic, Sheldon & Mak, October 23, 2001: US06306141 (389 worldwide citation)

Medical devices which are currently proposed to use elements made from shape memory alloys may be improved by the use of stress-induced martensite alloy elements instead. The use of stress-induced martensite decreases the temperature sensitivity of the devices, thereby making them easier to install ...


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Helmut L Kayan, James E Jervis: Apparatus and method for surgical fastening. United States Surgical Corporation, September 17, 2002: US06450391 (382 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for applying fasteners during endoscopic surgery. The apparatus generally comprises a handle portion, a triggering mechanism and a fastener applicator. In one embodiment, the invention forms the fastener around a pair of anvils. Another embodiment uses a two section ramp to mov ...


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Lee M Middleman, Walter R Pyka, Michael Buhler, Philippe Poncet, Karl Van Dyk, James E Jervis: Device or apparatus for manipulating matter. Raychem Corporation, Sheri M Novack, Herbert G Burkard, January 23, 1996: US05486183 (248 worldwide citation)

The present invention accordingly provides a device or apparatus for manipulating matter in a confined or inaccessible space, comprising manipulator means at least partly constructed of one or more bent or twisted elongate shape memory alloy members having pseudoelasticity at the intended manipulati ...


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Roger A de la Torre, James Stephen Scott, George D Hermann, Thomas A Howell, James E Jervis, Kenneth H Mollenauer, Roderick A Young: Laparoscopic access port for surgical instruments or the hand. General Surgical Innovations, Howell & Haferkamp L C, August 5, 1997: US05653705 (238 worldwide citation)

A flexible, fluid-tight envelope provides access for a hand and surgical instruments through a body tissue incision while maintaining insufflation pressure or a pneumoperitoneum within the body. The envelope is transparent and has an interior volume with opposite proximal and distal ends. A first op ...


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Maciej K Kieturakis, Helmut Kayan, Jan M Echeverry, Thomas A Howell, Kenneth H Mollenauer, James E Jervis: Apparatus and method for developing an anatomic space for laparoscopic procedures with laparoscopic visualization. General Surgical Innovations, Lyon & Lyon, July 30, 1996: US05540711 (229 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for creating an anatomic space in tissue in a body of a patient using a cannula with proximal and distal extremities and a bore extending therethrough to provide an open end. A balloon having an inflated space is provided. The balloon is capable of assuming collapsed and inflated condition ...


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Lee M Middleman, Walter R Pyka, Michael Buhler, Philippe Poncet, Karl Van Dyk, James E Jervis, Reza Zadno: Device or apparatus for manipulating matter having a elastic ring clip. Raychem Corporation, Herbert G Burkar, Sheri M Novack, February 11, 1997: US05601572 (214 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a device or apparatus for manipulating matter in a confined or inaccessible space, comprising manipulator means at least partly constructed of one or more bent or twisted elongate metallic members having pseudoelasticity at the intended manipulation temperature, and a ...



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