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Ali Ahmadi, Henri Moll: Adjustable ringprosthesis. General Resorts, Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Woodward, July 29, 1986: US04602911 (288 worldwide citation)

An adjustable ringprosthesis designed particularly for being sewed onto the ring of the mitral valve or tricuspidal valve of a living heart uses a spring ribbon coiled with an overlap of about a half turn covered in a woven, braided or knitted cuff of a suitable synthetic fiber that can be sewed int ...


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Rudolph Peters, William Taylor: Sternum stapling apparatus. Harris Zimmerman, November 17, 1992: US05163598 (280 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for stapling together adjacent bone tissue, such as a severed sternum, includes a staple applying tool adapted to drive each leg of a two-legged staple through a respective portion of the bone tissue. The tool includes a distal shoe having a staple forming anvil, the shoe bein ...


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Robert L Propst: Floor system. Seed and Berry, August 2, 1994: US05333423 (86 worldwide citation)

A floor system has removable floor panels resting at their corners on support rings provided by vertically adjustable pedestal units. The upper ends of the pedestal units have hex-heads for receiving a height adjusting tool. Access to the hex-heads is obtained by removing cornercaps held in place by ...


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Takeshige Masaru: Flexibility varying device for flexible tube part of endoscope. Pentax, March 25, 2003: JP2003-088494 (58 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a flexibility varying device for a flexible tube part of an endoscope in which an endoscope operator can easily adjust the flexibility of the flexible tube part by simple structure and an insertion matter for treatment such as a treatment instrument, water, liquid ch ...


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Jeffrey Townsend, Steve Knecht: Orthopedic knee brace having an adjustable knee pad support. Townsend Design, David S Safran, Nixon Peabody, July 2, 2002: US06413232 (56 worldwide citation)

An orthopedic knee brace has a pair of femoral and tibial links, a hinge mechanism connecting the femoral and tibial links, a condylar knee pad support fixedly positioned on the lateral side of the brace and made adjustable by a spring-loaded ratchet mechanism featuring a series of interlocking teet ...


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Thomas J Runco, Michael S Varieur, Daniel Adams, Chris Gowland: Instruments and methods for bone anchor engagement and spinal rod reduction. Depuy Spine, November 30, 2010: US07842044 (41 worldwide citation)

An instrument for engaging a bone anchor may include a first implant engaging member having a proximal end and a distal end and a second implant engaging member having a proximal end and a distal end. The second implant engaging member may be integrally connected to the first implant engaging member ...


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William A Warheit: Self-adjusting tool. Reed Smith Shaw & McClay, October 29, 1991: US05060543 (38 worldwide citation)

A self-adjusting tool having first and second elongated members, each of which have a workend and an oppositely located handle means for applying force to the tool. The first member includes a raceway positioned intermediate of the work end and handle. A connector is provided adjacent to the work en ...


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Peter P Tabone: Fiber optic plug connector having optical center adjustment means. Porta Systems, Charles E Temko, September 8, 1992: US05146525 (38 worldwide citation)

A fiber optic plug connector incorporating an adjustable keying means for maintaining a specific relative adjustment between the engaged fiber optic cable and the body of the connector which is not disturbed by removal and reconnection to a corresponding plug. The construction includes an adjusting ...


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Michael S Varieur, Thomas J Runco: Instruments and methods for bone anchor engagement and spinal rod reduction. Depuy Spine, November 2, 2010: US07824413 (35 worldwide citation)

An instrument for engaging a bone anchor may include a first implant engaging member having a proximal end and a distal end and a second implant engaging member having a proximal end and a distal end. The second implant engaging member may be pivotally connected to the first implant engaging member ...


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Gerald P Fox: Process and tool for adjusting bearings. The Timken Company, Polster Lieder Woodruff & Lucchesi, February 7, 1995: US05386630 (32 worldwide citation)

A bearing assembly which enables a hub to rotate on a spindle and has two single row tapered roller bearings, is adjusted by forcing the inner races or cones together with a spacer between them, all while the hub is off the spindle. This force, which is applied by an adjusting tool that fits through ...