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Joshua Makower, David A Zieve, Frank Barber: System and method for accessory rate control. Valleylab, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Aaron Passman, March 25, 1997: US05613966 (284 worldwide citation)

A system changes the rate of operation of a smoke evacuator used with an electrosurgical generator during treatment of a patient electrosurgically at an operative site. A mono or bipolar circuit for electrosurgery has an electrosurgical generator, ESU. A switch in the circuit activates the ESU when ...


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Richard A Hillstead, Bryan D Knodel: Medical instrument. Cerebral Vascular Applications, Cook Alex McFarron Manzo Cummings & Mehler, March 17, 2009: US07503474 (279 worldwide citation)

A hydraulically actuated medical instrument includes an elongated shaft having proximal and distal ends, a hydraulically actuated end effector at the distal end of the shaft and a fluid flow path extending through the shaft to the end effector. The end effector may be directly manually operated by w ...


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John K Woodman: Three dimensional integrated circuit package. Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, May 14, 1991: US05016138 (279 worldwide citation)

This invention discloses a three-dimensional, high density package for integrated circuits for which integrated circuits are placed onto substrate layers and then stacked together. Techniques for interconnecting the layers to one another and for connecting the layers to external circuitry are also d ...


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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 (279 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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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 (278 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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Helmut Reul: Artificial heart valve. Medac Gesellschaft fur Klinische Spezialpraparate mbH, Cushman Darby and Cushman, September 29, 1981: US04291420 (278 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: Flow condition sensor assembly for patient infusion device. Insulet Corporation, McDermott Will & Emery, February 17, 2004: US06692457 (276 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 (276 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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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 (271 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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Frank Dorman: Cardiac assist pump with steady rate supply of fluid lubricant. Regents of the University of Minnesota, Haugen and Nikolai, May 22, 1990: US04927407 (266 worldwide citation)

A centrifugal pump for left ventricle assist includes a pump housing forming an impeller chamber with inlet and outlet passages and enclosing an impeller rotatable to move blood through the impeller chamber, and a rotor chamber enclosing a rotor integral with the impeller and rotatable to drive the ...



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