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Lee M Middleman, Walter R Pyka, Michael Buhler, Philippe Poncet, Karl Van Dyk, James E Jervis: Device or apparatus for manipulating matter. Raychem Corporation, Sheri M Novack, Herbert G Burkard, January 23, 1996: US05486183 (267 worldwide citation)

The present invention accordingly provides a device or apparatus for manipulating matter in a confined or inaccessible space, comprising manipulator means at least partly constructed of one or more bent or twisted elongate shape memory alloy members having pseudoelasticity at the intended manipulati ...


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Walter R Pyka, Hank C K Wuh, Lee M Middleman: Sutures utilizing shape memory alloys. Raychem Corporation, Edith A Rice, Herbert G Burkard, March 26, 1991: US05002563 (246 worldwide citation)

A suture and a suturing method are set forth for suturing a wound in the tissue of a patient and defined by tissue edges. The suture comprises an alloy member having a first end portion, a second end portion, and a first undeformed shape. It is deformable into a second deformed shape. The member has ...


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Lee M Middleman, Walter R Pyka, Michael Buhler, Philippe Poncet, Karl Van Dyk, James E Jervis, Reza Zadno: Device or apparatus for manipulating matter having a elastic ring clip. Raychem Corporation, Herbert G Burkar, Sheri M Novack, February 11, 1997: US05601572 (228 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a device or apparatus for manipulating matter in a confined or inaccessible space, comprising manipulator means at least partly constructed of one or more bent or twisted elongate metallic members having pseudoelasticity at the intended manipulation temperature, and a ...


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Lee M Middleman, Walter R Pyka: Device for dissecting, grasping, or cutting an object. Raychem Corporation, Sheri M Novack, Herbert G Burkard, April 23, 1996: US05509923 (205 worldwide citation)

A device for dissecting, grasping and/or cutting an object has at least two elongate elements at least a portion of at least one of the elements is formed from a pseudoelastic material, preferably a pseudoelastic shape memory alloy. End portions of the elements can be moved away from one another and ...


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Lee M Middleman, Walter R Pyka, Michael Buhler, Philippe Poncet, Karl Van Dyk, James E Jervis, Reza Zadno: Device or apparatus for manipulating matter. Medtronic, Sheldon & Mak, May 18, 1999: US05904690 (184 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a device or apparatus for manipulating matter in a confined or inaccessible space, comprising manipulator means at least partly constructed of one or more bent or twisted elongate metallic members having pseudoelasticity at the intended manipulation temperature, and a ...


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Lee M Middleman, Walter R Pyka, Michael Buhler, Philippe Poncet, Karl Van Dyk, James E Jervis: Device or apparatus for manipulating matter. Medtronic, December 21, 1999: US06004330 (181 worldwide citation)

The present invention accordingly provides a device or apparatus for manipulating matter in a confined or inaccessible space, comprising manipulator means at least partly constructed of one or more bent or twisted elongate shape memory alloy members having pseudoelasticity at the intended manipulati ...


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Lee M Middleman, Walter R Pyka: Steerable cannula. Raychem Corporation, Sheri M Novack, Herbert G Burkard, September 13, 1994: US05345937 (174 worldwide citation)

A device suitable for insertion into a mammalian body comprises an elongated tube or cannula, an elastic member for bending the cannula, and a straightener preventing the elastic member from bending the cannula. The straightener and elastic member are capable of relative axial movement, so that the ...


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Lee M Middleman, Walter R Pyka, Michael Buhler, Philippe Poncet, Karl van Dyk, James E Jervis, Reza Zadno: Device or apparatus for manipulating matter. Medtronic, May 27, 1997: US05632746 (174 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a device or apparatus for manipulating matter in a confined or inaccessible space, comprising manipulator means at least partly constructed of one or more bent or twisted elongate shape memory alloy members having pseudoelasticity at the intended manipulation temperatu ...


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Lee M Middleman, Walter R Pyka, Michael Buhler, Philippe Poncet, Karl van Dyk, James E Jervis, Reza Zadno: Device or apparatus for manipulating matter. Medtronic, Sheldon & Mak, May 12, 1998: US05749879 (156 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a device or apparatus for manipulating matter in a confined or inaccessible space, comprising manipulator means at least partly constructed of one or more bent or twisted elongate metallic members having pseudoelasticity at the intended manipulation temperature, and a ...


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Lee M Middleman, Walter R Pyka: Steerable cannula. Raychem Corporation, Herbert G Burkard, August 3, 1993: US05231989 (137 worldwide citation)

A device suitable for insertion into a mammalian body comprises an elongated tube or cannula, an elastic member for bending the cannula, and a straightener preventing the elastic member from bending the cannula. The straightener and elastic member are capable of relative axial movement, so that the ...