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Theodor Esser, Thomas E Doherty: Endoscopic biopsy forceps. Esco Precision, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, December 19, 1989: US04887612 (449 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic biopsy forceps device incorporating a novel and unique camming arrangement for selectively opening and closing the biopsy cutting jaws of the biopsy forceps which will render the entire device of a simpler construction and reliable in operation, while concurrently making it considerabl ...


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Jeffrey P Baker, Duong T La, Randy A Coverstone: Thermal ink jet pen body construction having improved ink storage and feed capability. Hewlett Packard Company, William J Bethurum, September 13, 1988: US04771295 (445 worldwide citation)

The novel pen body construction described herein includes multiple ink storage compartments communicating with a multi-orifice printhead, and these compartments are adapted to receive sections of ink-storage foam. Preferably, this foam is a reticulated polyurethane foam of controlled porosity and ca ...


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Wilson H Smart, Kumar Subramanian: Microsampling device and method of construction. Shyamala T Rajender, September 1, 1998: US05801057 (424 worldwide citation)

A minimally intrusive and less painful, self-use microsampling device and method for the measurement of glucose and other analytes in blood are provided. The device of the invention may have one or two optical windows for measuring the concentration of an absorbent reaction product or no windows if ...


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Paul M Meadows, Carla M Mann, Hisashi Tsukamoto, Joey Chen: Implantable pulse generators using rechargeable zero-volt technology lithium-ion batteries. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Quallion, Bryant R Gold, April 22, 2003: US06553263 (423 worldwide citation)

An implantable medical device, such as an implantable pulse generator (IPG) used with a spinal cord stimulation (SCS) system, includes a rechargeable lithium-ion battery having an anode electrode with a substrate made substantially from titanium. Such battery construction allows the rechargeable bat ...


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Peter M Bonutti: Changing relationship between bones. Tarolli Sundheim Covell Tummino & Szabo L, August 8, 2000: US06099531 (416 worldwide citation)

To change a spatial relationship between two or more bones in a patient's body, a wedge member is moved into a joint between the bones. As the wedge member enters the joint, pivotal movement occurs between the bones to change the orientation of the bones relative to each other. The wedge member may ...


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Joshua Randy Herman deceased, James Russell Bergen, Shmuel Peleg, Vincent Paragano, Douglas F Dixon, Peter J Burt, Harpreet Sawhney, Gary A Gendel, Rakesh Kumar, Michael H Brill: Method and apparatus for mosaic image construction. Sarnoff Corporation, William J Burke, June 13, 2000: US06075905 (410 worldwide citation)

A method of constructing an image mosaic comprising the steps of selecting source images, aligning the source images, selecting source segments, enhancing the images, and merging the images to form the image mosaic is disclosed. An apparatus for constructing an image mosaic comprising means for sele ...


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John R Parsons, Casey K Lee, Noshir A Langrana, Alastair J Clemow, Elizabeth H Chen, Monica V Hawkins: Functional and biocompatible intervertebral disc spacer containing elastomeric material of varying hardness. University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ, Rutgers University, Klauber & Jackson, August 13, 1996: US05545229 (405 worldwide citation)

The construction and manufacturing technique for a functional biocompatible intervertebral disc spacer is described. This device is useful for a replacement for a degenerated disc in certain treatments of back pain and spinal disease. The disc spacer possesses mechanical properties akin to those of ...


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Richard J Thompson, Joseph E Laptewicz Jr, Paul J Thompson: Esophageal stent. Schneider, Haugne and Nikolai P A, March 2, 1999: US05876448 (399 worldwide citation)

A radially self-expanding stent particularly suited for treating esophageal strictures, includes a medial region and proximal and distal cuffs having diameters greater than the medial region diameter when the stent is in the relaxed state. A silicone coating circumscribes the medial region, but the ...


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Lehmann K Li: Variable tip-pressure surgical grasper. Li Medical Technologies, Pandiscio & Pandiscio, November 19, 1996: US05575805 (393 worldwide citation)

A variable tip-pressure surgical grasper includes a shaft assembly, a jaw assembly, and a handle assembly. The jaw assembly is disposed adjacent to the distal end of the shaft assembly and has first and second movable jaws. Mandible portions of the jaws serve as the tissue manipulating portions and ...


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J Christopher Flaherty, John T Garibotto: Laminated patient infusion device. Insulet Corporation, McDermott Will & Emery, December 30, 2003: US06669669 (390 worldwide citation)

A device for delivering fluid to a patient including an exit port assembly adapted to connect to a transcutaneous patient access tool, and a dispenser including at least two laminated layers of material defining a passageway connected to the exit port assembly, and an expandable accumulator in fluid ...



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