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James L Say, Nathan R Long, Eric A Peper, Henning Sakslund: System and method for measuring a bioanalyte such as lactate. Pepex Biomedical, Merchant & Gould P C, September 12, 2000: US06117290 (577 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure relates to an on-line lactate sensor arrangement. The sensor arrangement includes a lactate sensor, a catheter for withdrawing a test sample, and a first fluid flow line provided fluid communication between the lactate sensor and the catheter. The sensor arrangement also inclu ...


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Poon Alex Ka Tim, Kho Leonard Wai Fung: Apparatus and method for providing fluid for immersion lithography. Nikon Corporation, Poon Alex Ka Tim, Kho Leonard Wai Fung, COSTANTINO Mario A, March 17, 2005: WO/2005/024517 (575 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a system and a method of controlling the fluid flow and pressure to provide stable conditions for immersion lithography. A fluid is provided in a space (34) between the lens (22) and the substrate (16) during the immersion lithography process. Flu ...


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Dusan Pavcnik, Sidney Wallace, Kenneth C Wright: Prosthetic valve for percutaneous insertion. Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, March 14, 1995: US05397351 (552 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic valve comprises a poppet, a seat and a restraining element. The poppet, seat and restraining element include an insertion form for percutaneously inserting into a fluid passageway within a living body and an operational form for operating within the fluid passageway. The valve is self-e ...


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Greg G Brucker, Jerome P Saul, Steven D Savage: Fluid cooled and perfused tip for a catheter. Angeion Corporation, Patterson & Keough, October 31, 1995: US05462521 (487 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to an ablation catheter which controls the temperature and reduces the coagulation of biological fluids on a tip of a catheter, prevents the impedance rise of tissue in contact with the catheter tip, and maximizes the potential energy transfer to the tissue, thereby allowing an ...


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Ehud Schwammenthal, Yosi Tuval, Raphael Benary: Fluid flow prosthetic device. Ventor Technologies, Ladas and Parry, April 10, 2007: US07201772 (468 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic device including a valve-orifice attachment member attachable to a valve in a blood vessel and including a fluid inlet, and a diverging member that extends from the fluid inlet, the diverging member including a proximal end near the fluid inlet and a distal end distanced from the proxim ...


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Michael F Hoey, Mark A Christopherson, Steven M Goetz: Apparatus and method for creating, maintaining, and controlling a virtual electrode used for the ablation of tissue. Medtronic, Thomas G Berry, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, February 1, 2005: US06849073 (467 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides an apparatus and a method for producing a virtual electrode within or upon a tissue to be treated with radio frequency alternating electric current, such tissues including but not limited to liver, lung, cardiac, prostate, breast, and vascular tissues and neoplasms. An ...


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Russell A Houser, Stuart D Edwards, Thomas F Kordis: Catheters and methods for performing cardiac diagnosis and treatment. EP Technologies, Ryan Kees & Hohenfeldt, May 24, 1994: US05313943 (460 worldwide citation)

A system and method for cardiac diagnosis and treatment inserts the distal end of a catheter into a heart chamber. The distal end of the catheter supports at least one electrode. The catheter has a fluid flow conduit extending through it. The conduit has a valve that prevents fluid flow from the hea ...


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Banko Anton, Kelman Charles D: Material removal apparatus and method employing high frequency vibrations. Cavitron Corporation, June 29, 1971: US3589363 (450 worldwide citation)

An instrument for breaking apart and removal of unwanted material, especially suitable for surgical operations such cataract removal, including a handheld instrument having an operative tip vibrating at a frequency in the ultrasonic range with an amplitude controllable up to several thousandths of a ...


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Michael F Hoey, Mark A Christopherson, Steven M Goetz: Apparatus and method for creating, maintaining, and controlling a virtual electrode used for the ablation of tissue. Medtronic, Dicke Billig & Czaja P A, June 25, 2002: US06409722 (442 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides an apparatus and a method for producing a virtual electrode within or upon a tissue to be treated with radio frequency alternating electric current. An apparatus in accordance with the present invention includes a supply of a conductive or electrolytic fluid to be prov ...


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Dale F Schmaltz, Larry Walter, Thomas Holman, Gary Kostur: Temporary stent and methods for use and manufacture. SCIMED Lifesystems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus, September 12, 1995: US05449372 (432 worldwide citation)

A temporary stent for supporting a region of a vessel in a body comprising a composite stent portion and an actuator portion and methods for the use and manufacture thereof. The composite stent portion is comprised of an elongate perfusable vessel supporting portion adapted to be configurable betwee ...