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Steven M Smith: Device for sequential percutaneous dilation. Canyon Medical Products, Thorpe North & Western, September 5, 1989: US04862891 (244 worldwide citation)

A device for enabling sequential dilation of a percutaneous tissue opening to seccessively larger opening sizes. The device includes a first-elongated dilator element having a forward end, an intermediate dilator body and a tail section extending from shoulder structure at the junction of the interm ...


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Mark A Christensen, Steven M Smith, Walter Shang, James D Beal: Valved sheath introducer for venous cannulation. C R Bard, Rutan & Tucker, December 29, 2009: US07637893 (78 worldwide citation)

A valved sheath introducer for venous cannulation, including a valve, sheath, handle and cap. The valve is configured to permit safe introduction and removal of medical instruments through the sheath introducer. The valve may have one or more anchoring members and a thickened central portion through ...


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Janusz Hyziak, Valentin Oprescu Surcobe, Steven M Smith, Scott A Zabolotzky: Method for selecting transmission preferences. Motorola, Val Jean Hillman, October 28, 1997: US05682460 (61 worldwide citation)

In a communication system a method for selecting a set of preferences for use during transmission of information to a particular destination anticipates selecting a list of one or more destinations, each destination having a key and a set of preferences, each preference further having a value. A his ...


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Steven M Smith, Mark A Christensen, Deborah K Jacobson: Wound irrigation shield. Wolfe Tory Medical, TraskBritt, June 11, 2002: US06402724 (57 worldwide citation)

A splash shield for use in wound irrigation comprises a three-dimensional shield member having a peripheral edge and a surface extending from the peripheral edge, the shield member being formed at least in part of flexible and pliant material for selectively shaping the peripheral edge to fit the sh ...


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Nicholas A D Agosto III, Steven M Smith, Emil F Jachmann: Method and apparatus for creating and storing telephone directory listings. Dictaphone Corporation, Robert H Whisker, Melvin J Scolnick, David E Pitchenik, January 24, 1989: US04800582 (56 worldwide citation)

Telephone number information representing a name and a telephone number is entered into the memory of an automatic dialer, either by actuating a telephone dial-type keypad or by reading that information from a magnetic recording medium. When utilizing the keypad to generate telephone number informat ...


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Steven M Smith, Mark A Christensen, Philip M Triolo, Deborah K Jacobson: Wound irrigation apparatus. TraskBritt, September 25, 2001: US06293929 (48 worldwide citation)

A wound irrigation apparatus comprising a fillable fluid delivery member, a fluid channel, and a splash shield for use in wound irrigation is disclosed. The splash shield is a three-dimensional shield positionable about a wound to protect medical personnel from the back splash resulting from wound i ...


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Anthony J Leone, Jeffrey R Szczepanski, Steven M Smith: Method and apparatus for applying a function to a localized area of a digital image using a window. Eastman Kodak Company, J Randall Beckers, January 21, 1997: US05596346 (47 worldwide citation)

A system that allows a user to apply image processing functions to localized regions of a photographic or negative image supplied by a photographer. The image is displayed on a touch sensitive display and the user can, by touching the display, maneuver a window to pan, zoom-in and zoom-out on partic ...


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Mark A Durlam, Mark F Deherrera, Kelly W Kyler, Brian R Butcher, Gregory W Grynkewich, Steven M Smith, Charles Snyder, Jon M Slaughter: Magnetoresistive random access memory device and method of fabrication thereof. Motorola, William E Koch, February 11, 2003: US06518071 (23 worldwide citation)

A method of fabricating a MRAM device with a taper comprising the steps of providing a substrate, forming a dielectric region with positioned on the substrate, patterning and isotropically etching through the dielectric region to the substrate to form a trench, depositing the MRAM device within the ...


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David P Mancini, Steven M Smith, Douglas J Resnick: Amorphous carbon layer for improved adhesion of photoresist and method of fabrication. Motorola, William E Koch, April 9, 2002: US06368924 (13 worldwide citation)

An improved and novel semiconductor device including an amorphous carbon layer for improved adhesion of photoresist and method of fabrication. The device includes a substrate having a surface, a carbon layer formed on the surface of the substrate, and a resist layer formed on a surface of the carbon ...