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John D Unger: System for monitoring patient location and data. Siemens Medical Systems, Lawrence C Edelman, October 17, 1995: US05458123 (302 worldwide citation)

A patient monitoring system utilizes a transmitter associated with each patient. The transmitter is worn by a patient and includes sensors operative to monitor vital signs of the patient. The transmitter transmits an allocated RF frequency which is particularly associated with that patient. A series ...


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Jose E Lizardi, John D Unger: Protective carrier for suture anchor. American Cyanamid Company, D E Denninger, June 13, 1995: US05423860 (251 worldwide citation)

A protective carrier having a sleeve body with a distal end, a proximal end, and a passageway extending longitudinally between them. One or more elements are disposed in the passageway proximate to the distal end for interlocking with a suture anchor to capture the suture anchor at least partially w ...


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James J Pagliuca, John D Unger, Thomas W Davison: Method of securing vertebrae. Endius Incorporated, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, June 6, 2006: US07056321 (236 worldwide citation)

A method of fixing first and second vertebrae of a patient together at a surgical site includes inserting a first cannula into the body of the patient. A fusion device is moved through the cannula and inserted between the first and second vertebrae. A first fastener is moved through the cannula and ...


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Alan E Shluzas, Stephen J Anderson, James J Pagliuca, John D Unger: Surgical instrument for moving vertebrae. Endius Incorporated, Tarolli Sundheim Covell & Tummino, February 28, 2006: US07004947 (95 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument extendable through a cannula for moving a first bone portion relative to a second bone portion includes a first portion having a longitudinal axis engageable with a first member connected with to the first bone portion. A second portion is engageable with a second member connec ...


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Gene P DiPoto, William Silver, John D Unger: Structure for receiving surgical instruments. Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, December 5, 2006: US07144393 (57 worldwide citation)

A structure for receiving surgical instruments for performing a surgical procedure on a body includes a passage through which the surgical instruments are inserted into the body. The passage has a proximal end and a distal end. An expandable portion enables an increase in the cross-sectional area of ...


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James J Pagliuca, John D Unger, Thomas W Davison: Method of securing vertebrae. Zimmer Spine, Crompton Seager & Tufte, December 14, 2010: US07850695 (23 worldwide citation)

A method of fixing first and second vertebrae of a patient together at a surgical site includes inserting a first cannula into the body of the patient. A fusion device is moved through the cannula and inserted between the first and second vertebrae. A first fastener is moved through the cannula and ...


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James J Pagliuca, John D Unger, James E Robbins, Thomas W Davison, Adam Sher: Surgical tool for use in expanding a cannula. Zimmer Spine, Crompton Seager & Tufte, March 23, 2010: US07682370 (21 worldwide citation)

A surgical tool for use in expanding a tubular structure having an inner surface defining a passage through the tubular structure for receiving surgical instruments includes a first leg having a first end engageable with the inner surface of the tubular structure. A second leg has a second end engag ...