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Ernesto E Blanco, William Schnorr: Flexible, articulable column. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds, September 20, 1994: US05348259 (466 worldwide citation)

A flexible, articulable column having a central cable tensioning member with a series of ball and socket members strung on the cable forming articulable joints. Each socket member has at least one conical opening with internal teeth engagable with a ball which is made of an elastomeric polymer. When ...


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Stanley Leban: External fixator. Millennium Devices L L C, Collard & Roe P C, August 31, 1999: US05944719 (38 worldwide citation)

An external fixator for setting fractured bones, comprising a flexible, articulable column comprised of a series of ball and socket members linked by a tensioning cable threaded therethrough. Tightening the cable forces the ball and socket members together and makes the column rigid. There is a mech ...


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Blanco Ernesto, Schnorr William: Flexible, articulable column. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, WISE Richard A, August 19, 1993: WO/1993/015667

A flexible, articulable column (2) having a central cable tensioning member (4) with a series of ball (16) and socket (14) members strung on the cable (4) forming articulable joints. Each socket member (14) has at least one conical opening (18) with internal teeth (22) engageable with a ball (16) wh ...


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Blanco Ernesto, Schnorr William: Flexible, articulable column. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, WISE Richard A, August 19, 1993: WO/1993/015668

A flexible, articulable column (2) having a central cable tensioning member (4) with a series of ball (16) and socket (14) members strung on the cable (4) forming articulable joints. Each socket member (14) has at least one conical opening (18) with internal teeth (22) engageable with a ball (16) wh ...