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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 (440 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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Stephen D Kuslich, James D Corin: Intervertebral reamer construction. Spine Tech, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, August 29, 1995: US05445639 (429 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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Wilson H Smart, Kumar Subramanian: Microsampling device and method of construction. Shyamala T Rajender, September 1, 1998: US05801057 (414 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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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 (400 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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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 (399 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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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 (392 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 (383 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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J Christopher Flaherty, John T Garibotto: Laminated patient infusion device. Insulet Corporation, McDermott Will & Emery, December 30, 2003: US06669669 (378 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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Peter M Bonutti: Changing relationship between bones. Tarolli Sundheim Covell Tummino & Szabo L, August 8, 2000: US06099531 (375 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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Theodore A Richardson, Matthew J Winkler, Michael D Hooven: Bipolar electrosurgical scissors. Enable Medical Corporation, Cook McFarron & Manzo, September 14, 1999: US05951549 (373 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument, such as a scissors, in which the handle and blade members are of a conventional construction. Each blade member supports a detachable cartridge member made of an insulating material and supporting at least one electrode. The cartridge members do not interfere with the ...



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