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Gregory Kenley, George Ericson, Richard Fortier, Chuck Holland, Robert Mastors, James Pownell, Tracy Taylor, John Wallace, Neil Webber: Digital data storage system with improved data migration. Epoch Systems, Lahive & Cockfield, January 4, 1994: US05276867 (921 worldwide citation)

A digital data storage apparatus has primary, secondary and backing storage elements characterized by respectively longer access times. A level detector signals when the quantity of data in the secondary store exceeds a threshold amount. A data migrator responds by moving selected data files from th ...


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Jaroslaw T Malkowski, Ramiro Cabrera, Richard Fortier, Andrew Ziegler, Amos Cruz, Gene A Stellon, Steve Evans: Articulating surgical device. Covidien, March 3, 2015: US08968355 (40 worldwide citation)

An articulation mechanism for a surgical instrument includes an articulation assembly, a plurality of cables, and a trigger. The cables are coupled to the articulation assembly at a proximal end thereof and extend distally therefrom. The cables are configured to engage an end effector assembly of th ...


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Richard Fortier, Mark Bowen, Margaret McCabe: System, method, and apparatus for accurately deploying particular medical appliances at a target site. SciMed Life System, Kenyon & Kenyon, October 14, 2003: US06632228 (16 worldwide citation)

The present invention regards system, method, and apparatus for selectively and accurately deploying one or more sequentially positioned medical appliances from a portable medical device. An apparatus, in accord with one embodiment of the present invention, includes a ligation tip having an internal ...


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Richard Fortier: Power massager. Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch, June 3, 1997: US05634887 (9 worldwide citation)

Massage equipment is provided herein. It includes a rigid frame, and at least one massage roll carried by the frame and which is freely rotatable about an axis which is fixed relative to the frame. Apparatus is provided for assisting a user, when supported against that roll, to move across that roll ...


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Richard Fortier: Ligating band dispenser with transverse ridge profile. Boston Scientific Scimed, Kenyon & Kenyon, June 20, 2006: US07063709 (4 worldwide citation)

An improved distal end for a ligating band dispenser having a transverse groove or ridge profile that promotes rolling of the bands. In one embodiment, the ligating bands and the transverse grooves or ridges are dimensioned such that the width of the bands when stretched on the support surface is su ...


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Richard Fortier, Mark Bowen, Margaret McCabe: System, method, and apparatus for accurately deploying particular medical appliances at a target site. Boston Scientific Scimed, Kenyon & Kenyon, June 13, 2006: US07060076 (1 worldwide citation)

The present invention regards system and apparatus for selectively and accurately deploying one or more sequentially positioned medical appliances from a portable medical device. The apparatus includes a body having a channel, a string passing through the channel, and a mechanism for moving the stri ...


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Richard Fortier: Ligating band dispenser with transverse ridge profile. BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, Fay Kaplun & Marcin, October 25, 2016: US09474531

An improved distal end for a ligating band dispenser having a transverse groove or ridge profile that promotes rolling of the bands. In one embodiment, the ligating bands and the transverse grooves or ridges are dimensioned such that the width of the bands when stretched on the support surface is su ...


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Richard Fortier, Mark Bowen, Margaret McCabe: Apparatus for accurately deploying particular medical appliances at a target site. Boston Scientific Scimed, Kenyon & Kenyon, December 1, 2009: US07625385

The present invention regards an apparatus for selectively and accurately deploying one or more sequentially positioned medical appliances from a portable medical device. The apparatus includes a body having a channel, a string passing through the channel, and a mechanism for moving the string prede ...


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Richard Fortier, Mark Bowen, Margaret McCabe: Methods for accurately deploying particular medical appliances at a target site. Boston Scientific Scimed, Kenyon & Kenyon, October 25, 2011: US08043306

The present invention regards an apparatus for selectively and accurately deploying one or more sequentially positioned medical appliances from a portable medical device. The apparatus includes a body having a channel, a string passing through the channel, and a mechanism for moving the string prede ...


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Richard Fortier, Mark Bowen, Margaret McCabe: System, method, and apparatus for accurately deploying particular medical appliances at a target site. Kenyon & Kenyon, May 20, 2004: US20040097969-A1

The present invention regards system, method, and apparatus for selectively and accurately deploying one or more sequentially positioned medical appliances from a portable medical device. An apparatus, in accord with one embodiment of the present invention, includes a ligation tip having an internal ...