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Kari Parmer, Thomas I Miller, John David: Trajectory guide with instrument immobilizer. Image Guided Neurologics, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, June 7, 2005: US06902569 (216 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus accurately maintains alignment of a surgical instrument. The apparatus includes a base with an attached movable member. The movable member includes a passage forming a portion of a trajectory path. A relaxable or rigid material has a similar passage in common with the passage ...


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Martin Caldwell, Mike Muntner: Surgical access device. Gaya, Nixon Peabody, Tim L Brackett Jr, December 6, 2005: US06972026 (156 worldwide citation)

Surgical device (1) is for use in minimally invasive surgery using an inflated body cavity (2) accessible to a surgeon through an access port defined by a sleeve (4) passing through an incision in a patient's abdominal wall (3). The device is held in position by a distal ring (5) and a proximal ring ...


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Yves P Arramon, Scott H McIntyre: Bone access system. John T Raffle, Richard R Batt, April 5, 2005: US06875219 (139 worldwide citation)

Instruments and methodology for nonlinear access to bone tissue sites are described. Embodiments disclosed include a conduit for delivering material or a medical device to a site and a core member that is able to steer the conduit and allow the combination to be advanced thorough cancellous bone. A ...


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Edward P Perez, Steven N Roe: Lancet device having capillary action. Roche Diagnostics Operations, Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry, March 15, 2005: US06866675 (135 worldwide citation)

A device for sampling body fluid, the device comprising, a main body, a lancet disposed within the main body, a carrier disposed within the main body fixedly attached to the lancet, a spring in communication with the lancet and the carrier, an annular space disposed within the main body adjacent the ...


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Richard H McFarlane: Penetrating tip for trocar assembly. Taut, Malloy & Malloy P A, April 26, 2005: US06884253 (128 worldwide citation)

A tissue penetrating instrument of the type used in the medical field and which may or may not be embodied in the form of an obturator associated with a trocar assembly, wherein the instrument includes an elongated shaft having a penetrating tip mounted on one end thereof. The penetrating tip includ ...


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Steven Schraga: Single use lancet assembly. Malloy & Malloy P A, July 19, 2005: US06918918 (127 worldwide citation)

A single use lancet assembly having a housing, with an open interior and a piercing aperture defined therein, a lancet, with a body and a piercing tip positioned in the open interior of the housing and movable between a cocked orientation and a piercing orientation, a driving assembly structured to ...


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Gene W Kammerer, Brian Luscombe, Hans Jochen Hoepffner, Susanne Landgrebe, Ulf Ulmsten, Jorn Lehe, Laura Angelini: August 23, 2005: US06932759 (126 worldwide citation)

Described is a surgical instrument and method for treating female urinary stress incontinence. The instrument includes a first curved needle-like element defining in part a curved shaft having a distal end and a proximal, a tape, or mesh, for implanting into the lower abdomen of a female to provide ...


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Linda Morawski, John C Voellmicke: Bone marrow aspirator. DePuy Spine, Nutter McClennen & Fish, July 12, 2005: US06916292 (119 worldwide citation)

A bone marrow aspiration device is provided having a handle adapted to facilitate grasping thereof, and an elongate penetrating element coupled to the handle and having a proximal inlet port and a distal piercing tip for penetrating into tissue and bone. The device is particularly effective in that ...


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John H Erickson, Scott F Drees, Terry Daglow, John Connell Munson Jr: Stimulation/sensing lead adapted for percutaneous insertion. Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Baker Botts L, May 17, 2005: US06895283 (114 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a percutaneous insertion-capable lead, wherein insertion is made through a percutaneous insertion structure. For one embodiment of such lead, the electrode-supporting stimulation portion of the lead includes at lease one waisted region, relative to a transverse dimen ...


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Herbert Argauer: Lancet for blood extraction. Wilden, Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch, April 5, 2005: US06875223 (97 worldwide citation)

A lancet for the extraction of blood includes a base portion of plastics material, a lancet needle of a metallic material held in the base portion and having a pointed end section protruding from the base portion, a head portion of plastics material integrally connected to the base portion by a pres ...