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Robert B Stoddard: Methods of making and using ultrasonic handpiece. Valleylab, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Aaron Passman, January 16, 1996: US05484398 (319 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic surgical handpiece for surgery on a patient has a handpiece with distal and proximal ends on a housing thereof for manipulation by a surgeon. A vibrator is carried within a hollow inside of the housing. A tool extends from the vibrator at the distal end to a distal tip and is tubular w ...


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John E Abele, Charles E Lennox, Paul C Nardella, Sharad H Joshi: Heating catheters. Boston Scientific Corporation, Fish & Richardson, September 29, 1992: US05151100 (306 worldwide citation)

A catheter device and method for heating tissue, the device having a catheter shaft constructed for insertion into a patient's body, and at least one chamber mounted on the catheter shaft. The catheter shaft has at least one lumen for fluid flow through the shaft. The chambers are defined by walls t ...


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Helmut Reul: Artificial heart valve. Medac Gesellschaft fur Klinische Spezialpraparate mbH, Cushman Darby and Cushman, September 29, 1981: US04291420 (305 worldwide citation)

An artificial, triple-lobed semilunar valve is disclosed for replacing the aortic or pulmonary valve in the heart. The valve includes a flexible suture ring which conforms to the shape of the aortic root and three flexible pockets which are mounted within the suture ring. When fluid flows through th ...


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J Christopher Flaherty, Christopher C Gregory, Sterling Eduard McBridge, Richard Morgan Moroney III: Flow condition sensor assembly for patient infusion device. Insulet Corporation, December 14, 2004: US06830558 (304 worldwide citation)

A device for delivering fluid to a patient including an exit port assembly adapted to connect to a transcutaneous patient access tool, a flow path extending from the exit port assembly, and a flow condition sensor assembly. The sensor assembly includes a resilient diaphragm having a first surface po ...


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Assaf Govari, Maier Fenster: Pressure-sensing stent. Biosense, Paul A Coletti, Louis J Capezzuto, April 25, 2000: US06053873 (304 worldwide citation)

Implantable apparatus for measuring a fluid flow in the body of a subject, including a stent, having a generally cylindrical radial outer wall and a central lumen. A flow parameter sensor is fixed to the stent, and measures a parameter relating to a rate of blood flow through the stent. A transmitte ...


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J Christopher Flaherty: Flow condition sensor assembly for patient infusion device. Insulet Corporation, McDermott Will & Emery, February 17, 2004: US06692457 (298 worldwide citation)

A device for delivering fluid to a patient including an exit port assembly adapted to connect to a transcutaneous patient access tool, a flow path extending from the exit port assembly, and a flow condition sensor assembly including a resilient diaphragm having opposing first and second surfaces. Th ...


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Gholam Reza Zadno Azizi, John S Ford, April Marano Ford: Body fluid flow control device. Lyon & Lyon, September 21, 1999: US05954766 (298 worldwide citation)

A device to provide body fluid flow control in the form of a valve to be located within a duct or passageway. The device is controlled through pressure above a preselected threshold. Bulk resilience about a passageway in a valve body provides the mechanism for controlled flow. One-way valve operatio ...


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David A Scanlon: Method and apparatus for a fluid infusion system with linearized flow rate change. Pharmacia Deltec, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter and Schmidt, January 26, 1993: US05181910 (297 worldwide citation)

A programmable infusion pump and controller for automatically determining the interval between pump activations necessary to produce a substantially linear rate of increase or decrease in fluid flow, during the administration of fluids to a patient. The infusion pump contains a user interface, with ...


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Fredric I Orkin, Theodore Liber, Charles R Smith, Kimball J Knowlton, Albin Huntley: Closed multi-fluid delivery system and method. Baxter International, Paul E Schaafsma, Amy L H Rockwell, Paul C Flattery, May 4, 1993: US05207642 (293 worldwide citation)

An improved multiple fluid delivery system usable for the delivery of intravenous fluids to a patient from a plurality of fluid sources includes flexible tubing members for coupling the sources to a fluid junction member. The fluid junction member, wherein little or no interfluid mixing occurs, is c ...


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Clement D Bouchard, Robert J Bryant, Lawrence B Gray, Geoff P Spencer: Pumping cartridge including a bypass valve and method for directing flow in a pumping cartridge. Deka Products Partnership, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, July 9, 2002: US06416293 (293 worldwide citation)

Pumping cartridges are disclosed for use in pumping systems. One such cartridge includes a series of fluid flow paths therein and a bypass valve therein, the bypass valve can selectively block fluid flow along one or both of two fluid flow paths through the valve. In some embodiments, the pumping ca ...