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John W Box, James V Donadio: Flexible guidewire. Cordis Corporation, Watts Hoffmann Fisher & Heinke, July 11, 1989: US04846186 (268 worldwide citation)

A guidewire suited for inserting both diagnostic and therapeutic catheters. The guidewire has an initial uniform diameter segment that is coated with Telfon along a majority of its length. This core station tapers along a uniform portion to a second constant diameter segment surrounded by a flexible ...


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Juergen A Kortenbach, John W Box: Variable diameter rotating recanalization catheter and surgical method. Dow Corning Wright, John L Chiatalas, Robert L McKellar, September 7, 1993: US05242461 (153 worldwide citation)

According to the invention there is provided an intravascular catheter comprising an elongated flexible jacket having opposed proximal and distal ends and a central passageway extending between and interconnecting the ends. A rotating working head is located at the distal end of the jacket. A flexib ...


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John W Box, John H Folger Jr: Inflation syringe assembly for percutaneous transluminal angioplasty. Cordis Corporation, Lockwood Alex Fitzgibbon & Cummings, May 23, 1989: US04832692 (117 worldwide citation)

An inflation device in the form of a syringe assembly for pressurization and depressurization of a ballon catheter includes a manually actuated lever used to disengae a half nut from controlled threaded advancement of a threaded rod which moves a piston. The threaded engagement between the half nut ...


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Thomas O Bales, John W Box, Gregory J Murphy, Frank A Scarfone, Charles R Slater, Kevin W Smith: Endoscopic surgical instruments. Symbiosis Corporation, David P Gordon, July 26, 1994: US05331971 (108 worldwide citation)

Surgical instruments for insertion through trocar tubes are disclosed. The instruments broadly include: a hollow tube; a clevis which is formed separately from the tube with the distal end of the hollow tube crimped around the proximal end of the clevis, and with the clevis including a pivot pin; at ...


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Kevin W Smith, Charles R Slater, Gregory J Murphy, Thomas O Bales, John W Box, Frank A Scarfone: Disposable laparoscopic surgical instruments. Symbiosis Corporation, David P Gordon, March 9, 1993: US05192298 (82 worldwide citation)

Disposable laparoscopic surgical instruments for insertion through trocar tubes are disclosed. The instruments broadly include: a hollow aluminum tube; an aluminum clevis which is formed separately from the aluminum tube with the distal end of the hollow aluminum tube crimped around the proximal end ...


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Kevin W Smith, Gregory J Murphy, John W Box, Frank A Scarfone, Thomas O Bales Jr: Connecting elements for connecting push rod to end effectors in a disposable laparoscopic surgical instrument. Symbiosis Corporation, David P Gordon, August 25, 1992: US05141519 (82 worldwide citation)

Connecting elements are disclosed for a laparoscopic surgical instrument. Each connecting element engages a reciprocally movable push rod having a first through-hole and a pivotally rotatable end effector having a second through-hole. The connecting element is preferably a resilient staple-like elem ...


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Thomas O Bales Jr, John W Box, Kevin W Smith, Charles R Slater, Gregory J Murphy: Investment cast end effectors for disposable laparoscopic surgical instrument. Symbiosis Corporation, David P Gordon, July 28, 1992: US05133736 (47 worldwide citation)

An investment cast bronze end effector blade for a disposable laparoscopic surgical instrument having a push rod is disclosed. The end effector blade has an aperture for engaging either the push rod or a connecting staple which couples the push rod of the instrument to the end effector blade. The en ...


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Robert R Burnett, John W Box: Closure cap. Coulter Electronics, Charles H Brown, October 28, 1980: US04230231 (21 worldwide citation)

A reusable closure cap for sealing a vial, comprising a rigid tubular screw-type cover having as an integral part thereof a relatively soft highly elastic stopper bonded to the interior of the closed end of the tubular cover. The elastic rubber stopper has a centrally positioned hollow interior port ...


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Alvaro Arenas, John W Box, Joseph H Davis, Harshad Tataria: Sealed closure for sealing and closing an opening in a container. Cordis Corporation, Henry W Collins, Thomas R Vigil, October 1, 1985: US04544078 (16 worldwide citation)

The method for closing and sealing the opening of a wall of a container includes the steps of: providing the opening with a counterbore; inserting a first plug member into said opening in a fluid tight manner to establish a first seal; inserting a second plug member into said counterbore and above s ...


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Alvaro Arenas, Thomas O Bales, John W Box: Feedthrough. Cordis Corporation, Lockwood Alex Fitzgibbon & Cummings, July 8, 1986: US04598466 (10 worldwide citation)

A feedthrough is provided for mounting in and electrically insulating a conductive wire from the casing of a device such as a battery cell for a cardiac pacer. The feedthrough is a non-glass member at least a portion of which was cured in situ and formed to a shape and size generally complementary t ...