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Jeffrey A Hubbell: Injectable hydrogel compositions. Reprogenesis, Baker & Botts, October 10, 2000: US06129761 (525 worldwide citation)

Slowly polymerizing hydrogels are provided which are useful as a means of delivering large numbers of isolated cells via injection. The gels promote engraftment and provide three dimensional templates for new cell growth. The resulting tissue is similar in composition and histology to naturally occu ...


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George A Clark, Malcolm C Burwell, John A Gola, Christopher Robinson, Fred E Snyder: Surgical stapling instrument with articulated stapling head assembly on rotatable and flexible support shaft. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, February 18, 1997: US05603443 (525 worldwide citation)

An improved surgical instrument is provided for applying surgical fasteners, such as staples, to human tissue which is particularly suited for applying one or more rows of fasteners across a tissue lumen. The surgical instrument can be used in thoracic and abdominal surgical procedures where access ...


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Peter B Samuels, Ernest C Wood: Securing devices for sutures. McDougall Hersh & Scott, August 24, 1976: US03976079 (511 worldwide citation)

Devices for releasably securing externally located sutures are disclosed. These devices may be utilized, for example, to maintain a retention suture in place over an abdominal incision. According to a first configuration, the devices have button-like bodies and have slots therethrough for receiving ...


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Wheeler Larry M: Medical-surgical dressing for burns and the like. Parke Davis & Company, March 14, 1972: US3648692 (496 worldwide citation)

A medical-surgical dressing is provided for topical application as a conforming cover for the therapy and protection of burns and the like. The dressing which has a porous laminated construction includes a facing layer of thrombogenic open-cell foam material and a coextensive gas-permeable backing. ...


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Mccracken Robert Wylie, Baesler Linda Anne: Adhesive film dressing.. Johnson & Johnson Prod, September 5, 1984: EP0117632-A2 (477 worldwide citation)

A thin adhesive coated film dressing is provided with the adhesive surface covered by a release paper in three sections to facilitate the application of the dressing to the wound site. The construction of the dressing provides for the center section of the release paper to be removed to expose the c ...


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Kirsten L Valley, David W Snow, William S Peters: Endovascular system for arresting the heart. Heartport, Jeffry J Grainger, Jens E Hoekendijk, Michael J Lynch, June 16, 1998: US05766151 (476 worldwide citation)

Devices and methods are provided for temporarily inducing cardioplegic arrest in the heart of a patient and for establishing cardiopulmonary bypass in order to facilitate surgical procedures on the heart and its related blood vessels. Specifically, a catheter based system is provided for isolating t ...


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Ronald J Barber, Bradley J Beitel, William R Equitz, Carlton W Niblack, Dragutin Petkovic, Thomas R Work, Peter C Yanker: Image query system and method. International Business Machines Corporation, Baker Maxham Jester & Meador, November 26, 1996: US05579471 (463 worldwide citation)

Images in an image database are searched in response to queries which include the visual characteristics of the images such as colors, textures, shapes, and sizes, as well as by textual tags appended to the images. Queries are constructed in an image query construction area in response to values of ...


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Manssour H Moeinzadeh, Lawrence M Kaplan, Jeffrey A Gurosh: Semi-disposable surgical stapler. Lawrence M Kaplan, May 12, 1992: US05111987 (463 worldwide citation)

A semi-disposable surgical stapling instrument for the replacement of staple cartridges, as needed, in the course of an operation, and for the optional provision of a knife to cut tissue between staple rows. Propulsion of the stapling unit may be powered and controlled from the back of the instrumen ...


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Robert A Ferstenberg, Mauricio Karchmer, Ran Hilai: Computer method and system for intermediated exchange of commodities. ITG, Pennie & Edmonds, February 16, 1999: US05873071 (459 worldwide citation)

In a preferred embodiment, this invention includes software processes distributed on one or more computer systems that exchange messages in order to facilitate an intermediated exchange of financial commodities between a plurality of participants. The messages are exchanged according to a preferred ...


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Stephen D Kuslich, James D Corin: Intervertebral reamer construction. Spine Tech, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, August 29, 1995: US05445639 (449 worldwide citation)

A surgical tool for use in spinal stabilization for fusing contiguous vertebra in an animal spine. The tool includes a distal end having external dimensions sized for the distal end to be inserted within the animal body and located against a tissue layer between contiguous vertebra. Cutting blades a ...



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