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Hanfried Weigand: Device for the introduction of contrast medium into an anus praeter. Hoechst Aktiengesellschaft, Curtis Morris & Safford, June 27, 1978: US04096853 (587 worldwide citation)

A device for the introduction of contrast medium into an anus preater shaped in the abdominal wall using an inlet pipe to be inserted into the anus, which comprises an inlet pipe surrounded by a bell-shaped device that is open toward the abdominal wall and rests, at its circumference with a circular ...


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Odis L Avant, Duane A Crawford: Stapling method and apparatus for vesicle-urethral re-anastomosis following retropubic prostatectomy and other tubular anastomosis. Odis L Avant, Mason Fenwick & Lawrence, October 17, 1989: US04873977 (484 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for effecting anastomosis of the distal urethra and the bladder neck includes a tubular urethral sound. An inflatable anvil is selectively connected to the sound through an opening in the urethra adjacent the prostate. The sound is then retracted outwardly to position the anvil in the uret ...


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Mark A Saab: Heat transfer catheters and methods of making and using same. Lappin & Kusmer, April 29, 1997: US05624392 (386 worldwide citation)

Heat transfer catheter apparatus and methods of making and using same are disclosed wherein fluid connection means is provided between the distal portions of two adjacent, thin-walled, high strength fluid lumens to define a closed loop fluid circulation system capable of controlled delivery of therm ...


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Jerry L Tims, Andrew F Ditterline: Irrigation system for endoscopic surgery. Tyco Healthcare Group, March 19, 2002: US06358224 (295 worldwide citation)

An irrigation system for use during endoscopic or minimally invasive surgery is shown. Both vacuum and a pressurized irrigation fluid are continually provided to a trumpet valve for immediate use during surgery. A pump that provides the pressurized irrigation fluid has a reusable motor, but a dispos ...


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Robert D Pfister: Connector. Becton Dickinson & Company, Louis E Marn, Elliot M Olstein, June 15, 1982: US04334551 (273 worldwide citation)

A reusable connector which is provided with a deformable barrier at the open connecting end thereof which maintains the sterile integrity of the interior portions. The deformable barrier includes a preformed opening (or openings) which is normally closed and which can be opened by application of a d ...


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Kevin C Willard, Peter T Keith: Intravascular device utilizing fluid to extract occlusive material. Scimed Life Systems, Robert Atkinson, July 16, 1996: US05536242 (214 worldwide citation)

An intravascular device and associated system which utilizes pressurized fluid to extract occlusive material. The device and system includes several unique features which provide desirable advantages over prior art devices. For example, the device is particularly suitable for removing occlusive mate ...


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Jürg Attinger, Werner Maag, Lorenz Egli: Device for use in ophthalmologic procedures. Grieshaber & Co Schaffhausen, Henry M Feiereisen, Ursula B Day, March 4, 2003: US06527736 (206 worldwide citation)

A cutting device for ophthalmologic surgery in the eye of a living being specifically for suctioning, cutting and removing portions of the vitreous humor of the eye and/or tissue particles, includes a housing and a probe disposed thereon for insertion into the vitreous humor with the probe including ...


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Stephen R Ash, Anthony J Madison, Timothy M Schweikert: Splittable multiple catheter assembly and methods for inserting the same. Hemocleanse, Medical Components, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld L, February 20, 2001: US06190349 (203 worldwide citation)

A multiple lumen catheter assembly and methods for inserting the same are provided. The assembly includes a splittable membrane joining a first catheter and a second catheter for allowing the catheters to be at least partially longitudinally split from each other. Each catheter has at least one lume ...


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Zbylut J Twardowski, John C Van Stone, W Kirt Nichols: Multiple lumen catheter for hemodialysis. The Curators of the University of Missouri, Gerstman Ellis & McMillin, April 23, 1996: US05509897 (201 worldwide citation)

A catheter for hemodialysis comprises a flexible catheter tube defining a plurality of separate lumens. The catheter defines an arc angle of generally U-shape in its natural, unstressed configuration. Thus, the catheter may be implanted with a distal catheter portion residing in a vein of the patien ...


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Sakharam D Mahurkar: Triple-lumen critical care catheter. Arnold White & Durkee, January 3, 1995: US05378230 (191 worldwide citation)

A multiple-lumen intravenous catheter for critical-care applications comprises an elongated cylindrical tube. This tube has a first septum dividing the interior of the catheter into a large lumen having an elliptical cross section, and a smaller lumen having a crescent-shaped cross section. The smal ...