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Kitrilakis Sotiris, Robinson Thomas C: Percutaneous lead device. Tecna Corporation, October 24, 1972: US3699956 (122 worldwide citation)

A percutaneous lead device including an element for preventing bacterial infection caused by implanting the lead through the skin. This element extends below and along the skin surface and includes an antibacterial fluid reservoir coated with a diffusion-controlling layer which maintains the desired ...


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Hill J Donald, Robinson Thomas C: Surgical tool and method of providing a surgical opening. Tecna Corporation, December 4, 1973: US3776237 (107 worldwide citation)

A surgical tool especially for providing a circular opening in a wall such as that of a blood vessel has an outer, circular-cylindrical casing having a longitudinal axis and having a circular knife edge at one end. A plunger is axially movable within the casing by a rod extending transversely throug ...


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Robinson Thomas C: Intra-aortic balloon system. The United States of America represented by the Secretary Department, November 6, 1973: US3769960 (50 worldwide citation)

An intra-aortic balloon system includes a balloon adapted to be disposed within an aorta and to change from a minimum volume to a maximum volume at which the balloon substantially but not entirely fills the aorta. The change in balloon volume is effected by connecting the balloon through a catheter ...


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Buck Keith E, Kitrilakis Sotiris, Robinson Thomas C: Respirator. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of the, Lothrop & West, October 8, 1974: US3840006 (40 worldwide citation)

A portable, power driven respirator controls measured amounts of air (and, if desired, admix gas, such as oxygen) to a patient during inhalation events and from the patient during exhalation events. The events are controlled pneumatically and electrically as to time and rate of occurrence, duration ...


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Buck Keith E, Kitrilakis Sotiris, Robinson Thomas C: Respirator. Tecna Corporation, Lothrop & West, November 4, 1975: US3916888 (23 worldwide citation)

A portable power-driven respirator controls measured amounts of air (and, if desired, admix gases, such as oxygen) to a patient during inhalation events and from the patient during exhalation events. The events are controlled pneumatically and electrically as to time and rate of occurrence, duration ...


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Robinson Thomas C: Vas prosthesis for reversible sterilization. Tecna Corporation, October 24, 1972: US3699957 (21 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic device for reversibly blocking semen flow through the vas deferens including a cannula for sealed coupling with severed portions of the vas and a reversible valve associated with the cannula having a closed position for blocking fluid flow and an open position for permitting fluid flow. ...


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Kitrilakis Sotiris, Robinson Thomas C: Nontraumatic heart pump. Tecna Corporation, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, June 4, 1974: US3814547 (20 worldwide citation)

A blood pump including a pumping chamber provided with in-flow and out-flow valves substantially aligned with the axis of the pumping chamber. The valves are especially designed to eliminate protrusions which may act as sites of possible thrombus formation, to minimize turbulence and areas of stasis ...


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Robinson Thomas C, Huffman Fred N: Multiple function blood coupler. Thermo Electron Corporation, September 14, 1971: US3604016 (14 worldwide citation)

An integrated blood coupler for a totally implantable heart-assist circulatory support system incorporating a diaphragm-type blood pump adapted to be connected between the left ventricle and aorta of the host, in which the pumping energy for the assist pump is produced by an implantable power supply ...


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Kitrilakis Sotiris, Robinson Thomas C: Oxygenator. Tecna Corporation, Lothrop & West, October 15, 1974: US3841837 (11 worldwide citation)

An oxygenator primarily for human blood has a stator with a cavity partly defined by a first substantially flat wall and a peripheral wall and has a rotor with a second substantially flat wall facing the first wall. On their facing sides both walls have supports highly permeable to gas. Both support ...


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Robinson Thomas C, Kitrilakis Sotiris, Martin Jr Thomas B: Hydraulically actuated cardiac prosthesis.. Foxcroft Associates, May 25, 1983: EP0079373-A1 (3 worldwide citation)

A cardiac prosthesis having an hydraulically actuated compressible blood pump (RV). An actuation chamber (116) adjacent the blood pump (RV) receives pulses of hydraulic actuation fluid from an actuator pump (120) through a fluid inlet path (126) to compress the blood pump (RV) during systole and eje ...