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Donald R Moles: Microfluidic analyzer module. YSI Incorporated, Thompson Hine & Flory, August 3, 1999: US05932799 (291 worldwide citation)

A microfluidic analyzer module. The module is constructed of a plurality of channel forming laminate layers that are directly bonded together without adhesive or other possible contaminant source located proximate the flow channels. The channel forming laminate layers define a network of fluid flow ...


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Sally C Thornton: Artificial valve. SciMed Life Systems, E J Brooks & Associates PLLC, June 22, 2004: US06752828 (288 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus implementing and using techniques for controlling flow in a body lumen, including use of an implantable medical device. The device includes a membrane implantable in a body lumen and invertably deformable between a first position and a second position. The membrane is invertible ...


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Paul L Miller: Controller valve device and method. Conceptek Corporation, Albert C Smith, April 23, 1996: US05509888 (288 worldwide citation)

Device and method for regulating fluid flow within the human body includes small electromagnetic devices embedded in an inner housing of the present device that function under the control of a programmable control unit to create small magnetic fields which cause an artificial increase in the viscosi ...


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Ehud Schwammenthal, Yosi Tuval, Raphael Benary: Fluid flow prosthetic device. Ventor Technologies, Ladas and Parry, October 28, 2008: US07442204 (283 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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Fredric I Orkin, Theodore Liber, Charles R Smith, Kimball J Knowlton, Albin Huntley: Closed multi-fluid delivery system and method. Baxter Travenol Laboratories, Charles R Mattenson, Paul C Flattery, May 15, 1990: US04925444 (283 worldwide citation)

A 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 coupled by ...


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G Kent Archibald: Nonpulsating IV pump and disposable pump chamber. Archibald Development Labs, Kinney Lange Braddock Westman and Fairbairn, December 2, 1980: US04236880 (283 worldwide citation)

A small, accurate, reliable and economical pump which is particularly useful in intravenous (IV) feeding includes a disposable pump chamber and a pump housing. The disposable pump chamber has an inlet, an outlet, and first and second flexible rolling diaphragm pumping chambers. First and second cyli ...


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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 (282 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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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 PLLC, January 30, 2007: US07169144 (281 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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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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Philip E Eggers, Hira V Thapliyal: System and method for epidermal tissue ablation. ArthroCare Corporation, John T Raffle, February 15, 2000: US06024733 (278 worldwide citation)

A system and method for surface tissue ablation on the patient's outer skin, such as the epidermis or the underlying dermis. An electrosurgical probe (130) comprises a shaft (132) having an array of active electrodes (136) on its distal tip and a connector (134) at its proximal end for coupling the ...