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Sanford Reich, William H Gates: Centrifugal blood pump for cardiac assist. Medtronic, Cameron Kerkam Sutton Stowell & Stowell, January 23, 1979: US04135253 (148 worldwide citation)

A centrifugal blood pump and method of pumping blood is disclosed to provide assistance for a dysfunctional heart. The pump is provided with a magnetic drive system which permits a synchronous magnetic coupling with a separate power unit disposed immediately adjacent the pump housing. The pump has a ...


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Sanford Reich, Edward Theodore Bullister: Physiological heart pump control. Apex Medical, Francis L Conte, September 23, 2003: US06623420 (102 worldwide citation)

A blood pump is joined in parallel flow between the left ventricle and aorta of a patient's heart. The pump includes an inlet pressure sensor and cooperating controller for measuring inlet pressure to the pump to control operation thereof. The controller adjusts speed of the pump in a closed lo ...


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Sanford Reich: Pump diagnostic system. Shiley Infusaid, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas, April 9, 1991: US05006997 (99 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus to evaluate the performance of an implanted medication delivery device such as pumps and ports is described. In the case of a pump, the system measures ambient pressure and obtains two pressure measurements from the implanted device. One of these measurements is device reservo ...


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Sanford Reich: Dual pressure monitor. Apex Medical, Francis L Conte, November 19, 2002: US06481292 (33 worldwide citation)

A remote pressure sensor includes a probe having a chamber for holding a liquid. A flexible membrane is mounted in the probe. A conduit joins a reference cell to the chamber for holding the liquid. And, a reference pressure gauge is operatively joined to the conduit for measuring pressure of the liq ...


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Edward Theodore Bullister, Peter Richard d&apos Entremont, Sanford Reich, Neil Silverman: Notch diaphragm pressure sensor. APEX Medical, Francis L Conte, April 9, 2002: US06367333 (16 worldwide citation)

A pressure sensor includes a tube for channeling a fluid therethrough. A notched seat is disposed in an outer surface of the tube and is open at circumferentially opposite ends, with a flexible diaphragm at the bottom thereof. The diaphragm is planar, and blends at its perimeter coextensively with a ...


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Sanford Reich, James E Sluetz: Csf physiologic controller. Nields & Lemack, January 13, 2005: US20050010159-A1

The Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Physiologic Controller is an implantable active battery-operated device that is microprocessor controlled via algorithms stored in its memory. It is a multi mode drainage system that contains at least two flow paths: a low resistance flow path for when the patient is in ...


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Sanford Reich, James E Sluetz: Diagnostic algorithms for a csf physiologic controller. Nields & Lemack, January 27, 2005: US20050020962-A1

The Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Physiologic Controller is an implantable active battery-operated device that is microprocessor controlled via algorithms stored in its memory. The controller also contains numerous diagnostic features, which enable the physician to monitor the operation of the system, a ...


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Sanford Reich, James E Sluetz: Controlled cerebrospinal infusion and shunt system. Nields & Lemack, February 17, 2005: US20050038371-A1

An implantable, battery-operated controlled cerebral infusion and shunt (CCIS) system and method that is microprocessor controlled via algorithms stored in its memory. The system includes a programmable infusion system and a multi mode drainage system that contains at least two flow paths: a low res ...


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Edward Theodore Bullister, James E Sluetz, Sanford Reich, Neil Silverman: Pressure cuff. APEX Medical, Francis L Conte, May 22, 2003: US20030097073-A1

A pressure cuff includes a pad having a seat for receiving a vessel therealong through which a fluid under pressure flows. A pressure sensor is mounted inside the pad and includes a flexible flat diaphragm in the seat for engaging the vessel in flat contact therewith. A flexible strap is provided to ...


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Sanford Reich, Edward Theodore Bullister: Pressure sensing endograft. Francis L Conte, December 5, 2002: US20020183628-A1

An endovascular implant or endograft includes a tubular sleeve having integral inner and outer layers. A pressure sensor is embedded between the two layers and is covered thereby. And, the sleeve is flexible at the pressure sensor to permit transfer of pressure through the sleeve for detection by th ...