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Thomas M Kowalick: GPS based seat belt monitoring system & method for using same. Joanne Denison & Assocs Denison, March 2, 1999: US05877707 (328 worldwide citation)

The present invention consists of a seat belt usage monitoring system which strongly encourages seat belt usage by providing a GPS receiver; a system for detecting seat belt usage by the driver and/or occupants of a vehicle which consists of a infrared emitter and receiver with retro-reflective mate ...


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Todd Hanson Turnlund, Robert Paul Eury: Biodegradable mesh and film stent. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, June 16, 1998: US05766710 (309 worldwide citation)

The biodegradable mesh and film stent for use in blood vessels is formed of a sheet of a composite mesh material formed of biodegradable high strength polymer fibers bonded together with a second biodegradable adhesive polymer, and laminated on at least one side with a thin film of a third biodegrad ...


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Farhad Khosravi, Michael S Williams: Ratcheting stent. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, April 8, 1997: US05618299 (293 worldwide citation)

An intravascular stent including a cylindrical sheet having overlapping edges that interlock. The edges have a series of protrusions and apertures that interlock and ratchet as the stent expands to an open position to support a section of arterial wall. The stent may be expanded by a balloon cathete ...


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Todd H Turnlund, Robert P Eury: Biodegradable mesh and film stent. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, May 13, 1997: US05629077 (287 worldwide citation)

The biodegradable mesh and film stent for use in blood vessels is formed of a sheet of a composite mesh material formed of biodegradable high strength polymer fibers bonded together with a second biodegradable adhesive polymer, and laminated on at least one side with a thin film of a third biodegrad ...


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Gary D LaVon, Gerald A Young, Gregory W Taylor, Donald C Roe, William S Andes: Slitted absorbent members for aqueous body fluids formed of expandable absorbent materials. The Procter & Gamble Company, William Scott Andes, Dean L Garner, John M Howell, March 14, 1995: US05397316 (266 worldwide citation)

This application relates to the use of slitted regions in absorbent members formed of absorbent materials that remain relatively thin until wetted with such fluids. Suitable materials include presently preferred varieties of polymeric foam materials. Single and multi-layered absorbent members incorp ...


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Peter Gravesen, Jens A Branebjerg: Miniature actuating device. Danfoss, Lee Mann Smith McWilliams Sweeney & Ohlson, September 26, 1995: US05452878 (193 worldwide citation)

A miniature actuating device with a carrier, a diaphragm, a hollow space formed between the carrier and the diaphragm and an insulating layer arranged between them and with two electrode terminals for producing an electrostatic field between the diaphragm and the carrier for an activated state. With ...


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Thomas W Alesi Jr: Sternum buckle with serrated strap. United States Surgical Corporation, October 31, 1995: US05462542 (154 worldwide citation)

A strap assembly to be looped about split portions of tissue includes a flexible elongated strap and a buckle member attached to one end portion of the elongated strap. The strap includes a plurality of ratchet teeth along a portion thereof. The buckle member includes a base member defining a genera ...


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Eckhard Alt: Therapeutic medical instrument for insertion into body. Laurence R Brown, April 7, 1992: US05102403 (152 worldwide citation)

This invention provides a cylindrical plastic catheter of the type having a distal end portion movable over a guide wire to a treatment site such as a stenosis in the cardiovascular system, wherein the catheter shape gradually changes from a tubular configuration with a cylindrical skin defining an ...


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Ellen M Golds, Ross R Muth: Sternum buckle with rotational engagement and method of closure. United States Surgical Corporation, October 18, 1994: US05356412 (148 worldwide citation)

A strap assembly to be looped about split portions of human tissue to retain the split portions in adjacent contacting relation to promote healing thereof includes a flexible elongated member and a buckle member. The buckle member includes a frame member and a clamp member rotatably mounted within t ...


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Richard J Tracy: Buckle. Illinois Tool Works, Jack R Halvorsen, Robert W Beart, April 24, 1979: US04150464 (147 worldwide citation)

A buckle includes separable cooperating receptacle and clasp members. The receptacle member includes a pair of locking slots formed in opposing sides thereof. The clasp member includes a pair of resilient arms having locking tabs thereon for releasably engaging the locking slots of the receptacle me ...



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