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Robert J Todd, Jaime E Yagge, James E Lowe, Terry M Wonder: Medical suction apparatus. Research Medical, Workman Nydegger & Seeley, August 1, 1995: US05437651 (780 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a new and useful apparatus and method for absorbing and collecting blood and other fluids which accumulate in a patient during surgical procedures. An absorbent portion is connected to a suction source. When the absorbent portion is placed in contact with the flu ...


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Paul J Galley, Ajay Thukral, Siva K Chittajallu, Stefan Weinert: Diabetes management system. Roche Diagnostics Corporation, Jill L Woodburn, April 8, 2003: US06544212 (753 worldwide citation)

A system is provided that enables glycemic control for a subject. The system includes an insulin delivery unit, a glucose sensor, and a control unit. The control unit includes a processor unit that receives glucose value readings from the glucose sensor, executes an algorithm that predicts a glucose ...


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James R Gross: Apparatus for removing fluid from a wound. The Kendall Company, David J Koris, August 27, 1996: US05549584 (753 worldwide citation)

The invention features methods and apparatuses for evacuation of exudate from wounds. The apparatuses include a suctioning means having an inlet port and an outlet port, and a wound cover in fluid communication with the suctioning means via the inlet port. The wound cover is adapted to fit in fluid ...


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Richard E Purvis, Fredric C Colman: Data transfer system for an infusion pump. MiniMed, Kelly Bauersfeld & Lowry, December 27, 1994: US05376070 (737 worldwide citation)

A data transfer system is provided for communication with an infusion pump of the type used for programmable delivery of medication such as insulin to a patient. The data transfer system includes a communication station having a shaped pocket formed therein for seated reception of the infusion pump. ...


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J Christopher Flaherty: Modular infusion device and method. Insulet Corporation, McDermott Will & Emery, June 15, 2004: US06749587 (710 worldwide citation)

A device for delivering fluid including a disposable assembly having an exit port assembly and a metering portion of a dispenser for controlling fluid flow to the exit port assembly, and a reusable assembly having a control portion of the dispenser adapted to control the metering portion of the disp ...


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Pal Svedman: Irrigation dressing. Cushman Darby & Cushman, October 25, 1994: US05358494 (645 worldwide citation)

An irrigation dressing for deep wounds comprises an adhesive, substantially liquid- and air-impermeable plate (1) having at least one perforation (6, 7) for supplying and sucking off liquid, and for pressure equalization. The perforation is provided with a conduit (10) for supplying and sucking off ...


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Ashvin Desai: Surgical tool. David H Jaffer, March 7, 1995: US05395312 (619 worldwide citation)

A handheld surgical instrument consists of a housing capable of being hand held and including a front end to which a surgical tool is mounted. The tool can be used for electrosurgery and includes a conduit for irrigating or evacuating an interior portion of the body of a patient. The instrument also ...


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James W Richmond, Robert G Tice, William M Booth III: Vacuum wound drainage system and lipids baffle therefor. Stryker Corporation, Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, April 7, 1987: US04655754 (575 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for selectively blocking passage of lipids in a liquid flow path. A baffle interposed in the liquid flow path is of nonpolar material and is arranged to permit liquid flow therethrough with contact of said liquid with the nonpolar material of the baffle for removing lipids from the flow. I ...


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Leonard J Bonnell, Edward H McHugh, Douglas D Sjostrom, Lanny L Johnson: Surgical instrument suitable for closed surgery such as of the knee. Dyonics, May 20, 1980: US04203444 (570 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument useful in joint surgery for instance closed surgery of the knee. When in the form of a rotary vacuum shaver it comprises an external stationary tube having a side-facing, axially extending shaving port and an internal rotary blade capable of rotating at a slow speed, of the ord ...


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James S Kashmer, John K Klimbach, Randall P Vendetti: Suction canister with unitary shut-off valve and filter features. Becton Dickinson and Company, Richard J Rodrick, John L Voellmicke, August 14, 1984: US04465485 (553 worldwide citation)

A suction canister assembly comprises an enclosed receptacle having a first opening for providing suction to the receptacle and a second opening for drawing fluids, including liquids and gases, into the receptacle during suction. A unitary shut-off valve/filter element is associated with the interio ...