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Jose Luis Correa, Diego Fontayne, Karl Dallas Kirk III, James T Collins III: Nasal mask and headgear. Respironics Georgia, Gerald R Boss Esq, Troutman Sanders, September 19, 2000: US06119694 (330 worldwide citation)

A nasal mask assembly having a nare seal for enclosing the nares of a patient and a pair of lateral support members for engaging the cheekbones of a patient and supporting the nasal mask assembly. An associated headgear assembly constructed of semi-rigid members are selectively interconnected for de ...


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Alan E Shluzas, Karl Dallas Kirk III, Walter Stoeckmann, Gene P DiPoto: Access systems and methods for minimally invasive surgery. Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, February 20, 2007: US07179225 (207 worldwide citation)

A retractor has an elongate body and an expandable shroud. The elongate body has an outer surface and an inner surface partially defining a passage. The elongate body also has a first longitudinal edge and a second longitudinal edge. The elongate body is capable of having an enlarged configuration w ...


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Alan E Shluzas, Gene P DiPoto, Gary L Lowery, Karl Dallas Kirk III, Walter Stoeckmann, Donald Van Royen: Access systems and methods for minimally invasive surgery. Zimmer Spine, Crompton Seager & Tufte, April 6, 2010: US07691120 (65 worldwide citation)

A device for provides access to a surgical location within a patient. The device has an elongate body that has a proximal portion, a distal portion, a first slot segment, and a second slot segment that is angled relative to said first slot segment. The elongate body defines a passage for accessing t ...


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Kevin Joseph Markey, Mark Douglas Gerhart, Gregory Alan Lathrop, Frank Gonda, Karl Dallas Kirk III, Bartoez Matthew Marzynski, James Troy Collins III: Dual container and individual chamber therefor. Lever Brothers Company Division of Conopco, Gerard J McGowan Jr, January 26, 1999: US05862949 (33 worldwide citation)

A dual bottle formed by two separable interlocked compartments held together by a girdle The girdle includes pressure plates and straps holding it in place. The front walls of the compartments are recessed to accommodate the girdle. The chambers preferably each contain different ingredients and have ...


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Steven Robert Savitz, David Robert Schiff, Karl Dallas Kirk III: Ball and socket closure. Becton Dickinson and Company, Hoffmann & Baron, December 19, 2000: US06161712 (30 worldwide citation)

A closure for sealing the open end of body fluid collection, transport or storage containers or tubes. The closure includes a ball and socket arrangement, wherein the ball rotates within the socket to align a passageway through the ball with the opening in the tube. To close the closure, a tab or pr ...


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Alex M Greenberg, Paul Mulhauser, Karl Dallas Kirk III: Collet collar stop for a drill bit. Greenberg Surgical Technologies, Cohen Pontani Lieberman & Pavane, April 7, 2009: US07513722 (30 worldwide citation)

A stop for a drill bit having a shaft, the stop having a first member which includes a collet. The collet is configured to receive the shaft of the drill bit and is positionable along the shaft of the drill bit. The stop also has a second member which includes a clamp, for clamping the first member ...


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Ira Spool, Karl Dallas Kirk III, Paul J Mulhauser, Colin Hart, Glenn H Wadleigh: Inflation device. Namic USA Corporation, Kenyon & Kenyon, August 29, 2000: US06110151 (11 worldwide citation)

An inflation device according to the present invention includes a barrel, a piston at least partially disposed within the barrel, and a collar surrounding at least a portion of the barrel. The piston includes a threaded portion. The collar and the barrel are axially movable with respect to one anoth ...


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Alan E Shluzas, Karl Dallas Kirk III, Walter Stoeckmann: Access systems and methods for minimally invasive surgery. Zimmer Spine, Seager Tufte & Wickhem, July 12, 2011: US07976464 (7 worldwide citation)

A device for retracting tissue provides access to a spinal location within a patient. The device includes an elongate body and a passage. The elongate body has a proximal portion and a distal portion. The elongate body defines a length between the proximal and distal portions along a longitudinal ax ...


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Florence H Stoffel, Karl Dallas Kirk III, Paul J Mulhauser, Lyndon Thomas Treacy: Implant inserter device. Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, Greenberg Traurig, February 7, 2012: US08109935 (2 worldwide citation)

An implant inserter device having an outer collar, an inner sleeve slidably and rotatably received within the outer collar, and a push rod slidably received within the inner sleeve. The outer collar has at least one cammed surface formed on an interior surface thereof, while the inner sleeve has at ...


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Alexander M Garcia, Karl Dallas Kirk III, Paul J Mulhauser, Lyndon Thomas Treacy: Portable endoscope for diverse medical disciplines. CANI Optical Systems, Ash Tankha, Lipton Weinberger & Husick, April 16, 2013: US08419623

Disclosed herein is a portable endoscope and kit for performing multiple medical procedures. The portable endoscope comprises a detachable operator control section assembly and one of multiple detachable and interchangeable flexible insertion shaft assemblies with a flexible distal end. The proximal ...