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Sandeep Bajaj: Intracardiac catheter. Whitham & Marhoefer, October 1, 1991: US05053008 (589 worldwide citation)

A multisheathed catheter (12) includes an umbrella (18) positioned on its exterior sheath (16). In use, the umbrella (18) should be positioned within the pulmonary artery. The umbrella (18) has a meshwork (22) through which blood and plasma pass freely therethrough, but which is capable of catching ...


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Alan Broadwin, Alexander Kreizman, Chana Puiam, Vaclav O Podany, Leonard M Emery: Method and apparatus for ultrasonic surgical fragmentation and removal of tissue. Cooper LaserSonics, Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease, May 9, 1989: US04827911 (558 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for periodically interrupting ultrasonic power applied to a ultrasonically vibrating tip to control its amplitude between high and low or zero amplitudes with a selectible duty cycle and repetition rate provides enhanced fragmentation and improves surgical control. The duty cy ...


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Scott D Wampler: Ultrasonic surgical device having an embedding surface and a coagulating surface. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Louis J Capezzuto, July 9, 2002: US06416486 (464 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic surgical device for the application of ultrasonic energy is disclosed. The surgical device has a housing and an acoustic assembly having a solid core waveguide. The waveguide extends from the housing and has a novel end effector at the distal end for the conduction of ultrasonic energy ...


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Evan C Unger, David W Yellowhair: Methods and apparatus for performing diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasound simultaneously. ImaRx Pharmaceutical, Woodcock Washburn Kurtz Mackiewicz & Norris, September 24, 1996: US05558092 (406 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for performing diagnostic ultrasound simultaneously with the application of therapeutic ultrasonic waves are disclosed. The methods and apparatus are particularly advantageous in performing ultrasonic imaging of a region of a patient while simultaneously applying therapeutic ul ...


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Michael V Scanlon: Acoustic monitoring system. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of the Army, Paul S Clohan Jr, William Eshelman, Mark Kelly, December 29, 1998: US05853005 (342 worldwide citation)

A transducer in communication with fluid in a pad held in close contact against a sound or movement source monitors acoustic signals transferred into the fluid. The signal pattern is monitored aurally and/or compared to predetermined reference patterns, and optional control and stimulation means can ...


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Neville Hogan, Hermano I Krebs, Andre Sharon, Jain Charnnarong: Interactive robotic therapist. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds, November 14, 1995: US05466213 (310 worldwide citation)

An interactive robotic therapist interacts with a patient to shape the motor skills of the patient by guiding the patient's limb through a series of desired exercises with a robotic arm. The patient's limb is brought through a full range of motion to rehabilitate multiple muscle groups. A drive syst ...


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Bharat B Pant, David E Acker, Edward Paul Harhen: Intrabody hifu applicator. Transurgical, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, October 8, 2002: US06461314 (280 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for applying sonic energy within the body of the living subject. A probe for applying sonic energy within the body of a subject includes a probe body having a proximal and a distal end adapted for insertion into the body of a subject, a spatially-distributed sonic transducer ...


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David Franklin, Joseph Franklin, Paul Hughes: Method and apparatus for sound responsive tactile stimulation of deaf individuals. July 30, 1991: US05035242 (248 worldwide citation)

A tactile aid for deaf individuals includes a conveniently wearable array of vibration transducers mounted on a flexible carrier strip so as to be positionally biased toward the individuals's skin. Each transducer includes an enclosed magnetically vibratable cantilevered beam, an angled mounting slo ...


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David E Acker, Louis R Kavoussi, Bharat B Pant, Patrick David Lopath, Emad S Ebbini: Occlusion of tubular anatomical structures by energy application. Transurgical, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, July 29, 2003: US06599256 (244 worldwide citation)

A tubular anatomical structure in a mammalian subject is occluded by directing ultrasonic energy from outside of the body. For example, a male subject may be sterilized by directing ultrasonic energy through the skin of the scrotum, onto the vas deferens. The focal spot of an ultrasonic transducer m ...


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Paul V Fenton Jr, Thomas M Young, William J Gorman: Bidirectional check valve catheter. Strato Medical Corporation, Lahive & Cockfield, May 12, 1992: US05112301 (236 worldwide citation)

A valved catheter is disclosed having an elongated, flexible tubular element defining a lumen extending along an axis substantially parallel to the central axis of the tubular element, and a bidirectional check valve assembly near its distal end which controls fluid flow in the tubular element. The ...