Mccracken Robert Wylie, Baesler Linda Anne: Adhesive film dressing.. Johnson & Johnson Prod, September 5, 1984: EP0117632-A2 (417 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 ...

Stephen D Kuslich, James D Corin: Intervertebral reamer construction. Spine Tech, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, August 29, 1995: US05445639 (402 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 ...

Wilson H Smart, Kumar Subramanian: Microsampling device and method of construction. Shyamala T Rajender, September 1, 1998: US05801057 (401 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 ...

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 (383 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 ...

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 (382 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 ...

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 (375 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 ...

Richard J Thompson, Joseph E Laptewicz Jr, Paul J Thompson: Esophageal stent. Schneider, Haugne and Nikolai P A, March 2, 1999: US05876448 (372 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 ...

J Christopher Flaherty, John T Garibotto: Laminated patient infusion device. Insulet Corporation, McDermott Will & Emery, December 30, 2003: US06669669 (365 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 ...

Theodore A Richardson, Matthew J Winkler, Michael D Hooven: Bipolar electrosurgical scissors. Enable Medical Corporation, Cook McFarron & Manzo, September 14, 1999: US05951549 (364 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 ...

Robert P Eury: Multilayered biodegradable stent and method of manufacture. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, August 22, 1995: US05443458 (358 worldwide citation)

A stent of multilayered laminated construction wherein one layer addresses the structural requirements of the stent and additional layers release drugs at predictable rates. Both the structural layer as well as the drug releasing layers are eventually completely resorbed by the body.

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