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Steven F Mercereau, Charles Jacobs: Needle for implanting brachytherapy seeds. C R Bard, Kilpatrick Stockton, September 17, 2002: US06450937 (233 worldwide citation)

A brachytherapy needle for delivering radioactive seeds into the body of a patient comprises a tube into which the radioactive seeds and intervening spacers are loaded. The tube is telescopically disposed within a cutting cannula and is substantially longer than the cannula such that the cannula can ...


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Steven F Mercereau: Sampling syringe. Kennedy & Kennedy, January 3, 1995: US05377689 (9 worldwide citation)

A sampling syringe for collecting a blood sample, in which an elongated tube open at one end communicates with a sampling needle attached at the other end. A plunger rod with a plunger cap slidably inserts into the open end of the tube. The plunger cap comprises a body that encloses an air permeable ...


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Steven F Mercereau: Method of making a plunger cap. Kennedy & Kennedy, June 25, 1996: US05529738 (4 worldwide citation)

A method for making a plunger cap for use with a sampling syringe for collecting a blood sample, in which an elongated tube open at one end communicates with a sampling needle attached at the other end. A plunger rod with a plunger cap slidably inserts into the open end of the tube. The plunger cap ...


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Steven F Mercereau: Method of blending an anticoagulant. Kennedy & Kennedy, September 3, 1996: US05552323

A blended heparin salt for use as an anticoagulant in a blood sample, which substantially eliminates a skew in a determined amount of ionized calcium imparted by the heparin in the blood sample. The blended heparin salt comprises a proportional blend of a zinc salt of heparin and a lithium salt of h ...


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Steven F Mercereau: Apparatus and method for monitoring the vital status of biological materials. Baker Donelson Bearman & Caldwell, June 25, 2002: US06409663

An apparatus for monitoring the vital status of a biological material in which a pair of sensors are held in a housing for sensing separate respective stimulus of a biological material. A controller operatively communicates with the pair of sensors for receiving signals reflective of the respective ...



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