Wallace D Beversdorf, Lawrence R Erickson, Ian Grant: Hybridization process utilizing a combination of cytoplasmic male sterility and herbicide tolerance. University of Guelph, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, May 21, 1985: US04517763 (696 worldwide citation)

The process of the present invention provides a convenient route for producing a predetermined hybrid variety of a crop which is capable of undergoing both self-pollination and cross-pollination. Cytoplasmic male sterile plants which also exhibit cytoplasmic herbicide tolerance are the key plants fo ...

Ronald J Lebel, Varaz Shahmirian, John C Gord, John T Armstrong, John D Richert: Ambulatory medical apparatus and method using a telemetry system with predefined reception listening periods. Medtronic Minimed, Foley & Lardner, May 11, 2004: US06733446 (490 worldwide citation)

An implanted medical device (e.g. infusion pump) and an external device communicate with one another via telemetry messages that are receivable only during windows or listening periods. Each listening period is open for a prescribed period of time and is spaced from successive listening periods by a ...

Alfred A Johnson, Arthur Zimmet: Surgical suturing instrument. Johnson & Lorenz, Cooper Dunham Clark Griffin & Moran, August 14, 1979: US04164225 (340 worldwide citation)

A surgical suturing instrument including a first jaw carrying a capsule which contains a suture having needles attached to its ends, a second jaw for receiving the needles and cooperating with the first jaw to clamp tissue to be sutured, a plunger in the first jaw for transferring the needles from t ...

Gary K Michelson: Spinal retractor. Lewis Anten, October 1, 1991: US05052373 (288 worldwide citation)

An improved spinal retractor frame having detachable pairs of blade sets is disclosed in which the blades are self-engaging, automatically aligning, and rapidly attaching. The spinal retractor has a pair of arms which engage blades along the sides of the arms. The blades have a U shaped opening at t ...

Warren P Williamson IV: Endoscopic access assembly. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Matthew S Goodwin, August 13, 1996: US05545179 (262 worldwide citation)

An access assembly to provide access for surgical instruments during endoscopic surgical procedures and simultaneously seal the access opening when the instrument is withdrawn is disclosed. The assembly has a base, and an elastomeric sealing element and a tubular conduit. The base has a flange and a ...

Larry L Swette, Arthur E Griffith, Anthony B LaConti: Potential and diffusion controlled solid electrolyte sensor for continuous measurement of very low levels of transdermal alcohol. Giner, Hale and Dorr, August 31, 1999: US05944661 (253 worldwide citation)

A method for continuous tracking of blood alcohol, is comprised of 1) a potential- and diffusion-controlled electrochemical solid polymer electrolyte sensor that continuously and concurrently measures very low concentrations of ethanol vapor at the surface of the skin as well as skin properties such ...

Dominic P Marro: Module for acquiring electroencephalograph signals from a patient. Physiometrix, Frederick C Williams, Van Lan, Burns & Levinson, August 6, 2002: US06430437 (191 worldwide citation)

A patient module comprising an 8 channel EEG pre-amplifier whose signal acquisition and processing characteristics are optimized for use in the operating room and intensive care unit. This patient module comprises at least an optimized multistage input filter, an optimized input stage circuit topogr ...

Scott T Latterell, Paul D Brinda, Michael E Hilgers, Michael J Shoup, Thomas B Hoegh, Brian J Erickson: Enhanced interstitial fluid collection. Integ, Merchant & Gould P C, March 20, 2001: US06203504 (175 worldwide citation)

A sampling apparatus for interstitial fluid includes a pressure ring surrounding a collection needle. The pressure ring and needle are movable relative to one another for the ring to first engage a patient's skin surface prior to insertion of the needle.

Marshall L Sherman: RF ablation apparatus and method using unipolar and bipolar techniques. Cardiac Pacemakers, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, December 3, 2002: US06488678 (173 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for delivering energy to a biological site includes an electrode device having a plurality of electrodes, the electrode device positioned proximal the biological site. A power control system supplies power having a controllable phase angle to each of the electrodes. A backplate is also ...

Monte Andre Dickson, Bingcheng Ni, Shufeng Han, John F Reid: Trajectory path planner for a vision guidance system. Case Corporation, Foley & Lardner, May 7, 2002: US06385515 (167 worldwide citation)

An automatic vision guidance system for an agricultural vehicle is disclosed and described. The vision guidance system uses a K-means clustering algorithm in image processing to distinguish between crop and non-crop features. The vision guidance system utilizes moment algorithms to determine the loc ...

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