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Steven S Gill, Colin Walker, James van Hoeck, Larry Gause: Artificial intervertebral joint permitting translational and rotational motion. Sofamor Danek Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Mariarty & McNett, September 5, 2000: US06113637 (541 worldwide citation)

An intervertebral joint prosthesis having a ball component (22) for engagement with a first vertebra (26) and a trough component (24) for engagement with a second vertebra (27) adjacent to the first vertebra is disclosed. The trough component (24) includes a generally concave surface (50) having a s ...


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Joseph F Jackson, Steven S Gill: Surgical appliance for forming an opening through the skin. Pratt Burnerd International, Richard E Jenkins, January 5, 1988: US04716901 (288 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a surgical appliance for forming an opening through the skin of a patient and for distending the opening so formed. The appliance takes the form of a trocar which may comprise two separate components or two component portions formed by openings in a tube extending partially ...


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Steven S Gill, Joseph F Jackson: Expansible cannula. Richard E Jenkins, February 13, 1990: US04899729 (249 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a surgical cannula for introducing instruments, scopes or tubing into body cavities or organs. The cannula comprises a conical tubular stem which is formed of thin sheet material, such as beryllium copper, the sheet material being coiled or partially coiled so that if is cap ...


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Steven S Gill, Joseph F Jackson: Expansible cannula. Richard E Jenkins, August 18, 1992: US05139511 (119 worldwide citation)

The invention provides an expansible cannula (particularly useful as a trocar) comprising essentially a conical tube made of metal foil with its proximal end located in a holder, and an expander tube which can be pushed through the stem from the proximal end, to cause the stem to expand from its con ...


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Steven S Gill: Surgical appliance and a method for introducing drainage tubing into cavities. Thomas R Vigil, October 21, 1986: US04617929 (44 worldwide citation)

The surgical appliance is capable of being temporarily placed in a body for assisting in the passage of a tube through a puncture formed in the skin of the body. Contraction of the skin around the tube, once the appliance is removed, assists in holding the tube in place. The surgical appliance compr ...


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Gregory F Molnar, Steven S Gill, Keith A Miesel, Mark S Lent, Timothy J Denison, Eric J Panken, Carl D Wahlstrand, Jonathan C Werder: Therapy control based on a patient movement state. Medtronic, Shumaker & Sieffert P A, February 21, 2012: US08121694 (30 worldwide citation)

A movement state of a patient is detected based on brain signals, such as an electroencephalogram (EEG) signal. In some examples, a brain signal within a dorsal-lateral prefrontal cortex of a brain of the patient indicative of prospective movement of the patient may be sensed in order to detect the ...


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Gregory F Molnar, Steven S Gill, Keith A Miesel, Mark S Lent, Timothy J Denison, Eric J Panken, Carl D Wahlstrand, Jonathan C Werder: Therapy control based on a patient movement state. Medtronic, Shumaker & Sieffert P A, October 8, 2013: US08554325 (5 worldwide citation)

A movement state of a patient is detected based on brain signals, such as an electroencephalogram (EEG) signal. In some examples, a brain signal within a dorsal-lateral prefrontal cortex of a brain of the patient indicative of prospective movement of the patient may be sensed in order to detect the ...


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Paul D Fielder, Steven S Gill, Trefor Owen Lewis, Andrew Samuel Vick: Percutaneous drug delivery apparatus. Renishaw, Oliff, September 9, 2014: US08827987 (3 worldwide citation)

An implantable percutaneous fluid delivery device is described that includes a subcutaneous base portion having one or more ports for supplying fluid to one or more implanted catheter devices and a percutaneous portion including an extracorporeal surface. The one or more ports of the subcutaneous ba ...


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Steven S Gill, Colin Walker, James van Hoeck, Larry Gause: Artificial intervertebral joint permitting translational and rotational motion. Warsaw Orthopedic, June 26, 2012: US08206399 (3 worldwide citation)

An intervertebral joint prosthesis having a ball component (22) for engagement with a first vertebra (26) and a trough component (24) for engagement with a second vertebra (27) adjacent to the first vertebra is disclosed. The trough component (24) includes a generally concave surface (50) having a s ...