Peter M Bonutti: Changing relationship between bones. Tarolli Sundheim Covell Tummino & Szabo L, August 8, 2000: US06099531 (370 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 ...

Instrument for placing lateral gastro-intestinal anastomoses. United States Surgical, October 28, 1970: GB1210522-A (367 worldwide citation)

1,210,522. Stapling instrument. UNITED STATES SUKGIOAL CORP. 6 Oct., 1967 [10 Oct., 1966; 23 June, 1967], No. 45849/67. Heading B4C. [Also in Division A5R] A surgical stapling instrument 128 comprises two pivotally connected separate halves, 130 and 20, each half comprising a body portion with a for ...

Frank D D Amelio, Dawn M DeLemos, Dominick G Esposito, Michelle D Maxfield, Claude E Petruzzi, Robert H Quint: Electrosurgical probe apparatus. Circon ACMI Division of Circon Corporation, Perman & Green, April 25, 1989: US04823791 (364 worldwide citation)

A disposable bipolar electrosurgical probe which can be readily applied to the tissue to be treated, then discarded. The probe comprises an elongated substrate member having a peripheral surface of dielectric material and a longitudinal axis extending between a working end and an attachment end. At ...

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.

Marion F Rudy: Insole construction for articles of footwear. Robert C Bogert, Subkow and Kriegel, January 15, 1980: US04183156 (357 worldwide citation)

An improved construction for articles of footwear, such as boots and shoes of all types, includes an inflated insert, preferably in the shape of an insole, having a multiplicity of intercommunicating, gas containing chambers, and a ventilated moderator member which overlies the inflated insole for e ...

Clyde R Pratt, Roger G Carignan: Osteal medical staple. Techmedica, Cislo O Reilly & Thomas, June 19, 1984: US04454875 (357 worldwide citation)

An osteal medical staple of unique configuration having a cross-bar portion defining gripping surfaces by which the staple may be securely and rigidly held by a driver tool or the like, wherein the staple has depending leg portions flaring outwardly a predetermined amount such that regardless of the ...

Hideaki Tsuchiya, Keiji Hanawa, Keiji Saneyoshi: Running guide apparatus for vehicle capable of keeping safety at passing through narrow path and the method thereof. Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Beveridge DeGrandi Weilacher & Young, June 25, 1996: US05530420 (352 worldwide citation)

A running guide apparatus for a vehicle includes stereoscopic picture processing element for processing a pair of stereoscopic pictures of an object outside a vehicle imaged by a imaging system mounted on the vehicle, construction detection element for detecting a plurality of various constructions ...

Thomas F Mirarchi, Josef V Koblish, Kulbir S Hunjan, Craig R Kline, Thomas H Peterson: Deflectable catheter. Boston Scientific Corporation, Fish & Richardson P C, October 8, 1996: US05562619 (351 worldwide citation)

For achieving, e.g., an improved electrophysiology catheter for examination of the heart, or a catheter accessing the brain, the invention, in one aspect, features an elongated wound wire coil extending through the hollow catheter body of a steerable catheter, the coil constructed and arranged to en ...

Adam V Ratner: Device construction and method facilitating magnetic resonance imaging of foreign objects in a body. Millen White & Zelano, February 5, 1991: US04989608 (346 worldwide citation)

Device construction facilitating the visibility of a device when inserted into a body being subjected to magnetic resonance imaging having a member adapted to be inserted into the body. The member carries material exhibiting a characteristic under magnetic resonance imaging which differs substantial ...

Marina Goodman, Tor Mesoy, Stanton J Taylor, Scott R Reiter, Michael T Bowen, Ralph Auriemma, Tamara D Alairys, Christopher M Degiorgio, Lizbeth Johnson Coleman: Architectures for netcentric computing systems. Accenture, Accenture ANS, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, March 28, 2006: US07020697 (344 worldwide citation)

An execution architecture, a development architecture and an operations architecture for a netcentric computing system. The execution architecture contains common, run-time services required when an application executes in the netcentric computing system. The development architecture is the producti ...

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