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Ehud Schwammenthal, Yosi Tuval, Raphael Benary: Fluid flow prosthetic device. Ventor Technologies, Ladas and Parry, October 28, 2008: US07442204 (272 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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Leonard J DeCant Jr, Samir F Idriss, Frank R Prosl: Variable flow implantable infusion apparatus. Infusaid Corporation, Cesari and McKenna, May 8, 1984: US04447224 (269 worldwide citation)

Implantable variable flow infusion apparatus comprises a collapsible infusate chamber having an outlet conduit leading to the infusion site by way of series-connected fixed and variable fluid flow restrictors. The infusate in the chamber is maintained under substantially constant pressure by a nonel ...


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Matthew W Bootman, Ronald K Yamamoto: Self-sealing subcutaneous injection site. American Hospital Supply Corporation, Roger A Williams, September 24, 1985: US04543088 (269 worldwide citation)

A self-sealing subcutaneous injection site for implantation in the body includes a housing having a bottom wall and a generally resilient dome-shaped wall which defines an interior chamber within the housing. The interior chamber has a durometer and shape for providing compressive forces within the ...


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Haller Jordan D: Heart valve and retaining means therefor. Larson Taylor and Hinds, October 8, 1974: US3839741 (264 worldwide citation)

An arrangement for retaining a heart valve in a passageway of a cardiovascular system, and a heart valve useable therewith. The retaining arrangement includes an annular arrangement surrounding the circular heart valve and engaging it so as to be radially expandable and contractable relative thereto ...


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Robert Shartle, Donald Besemer, Michael Gorin: Capillary stop-flow junction having improved stability against accidental fluid flow. Biotrack, Cooley Godward Castro Huddleson & Tatum, July 27, 1993: US05230866 (263 worldwide citation)

A capillary stop-flow junction located in a housing at an end of a capillary passageway used to transport a liquid and at the beginning of a non-capillary internal chamber in the housing, in which the stop-flow junction contains an improvement which comprises 1) means for selectively trapping a gas ...


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Paul Millman, David Bailey, Dean Hoornaert, David Stephen Mintz, David Q Larkin: Robotic surgical instruments with a fluid flow control system for irrigation, aspiration, and blowing. Intuitive Surgical Operations, August 14, 2012: US08241271 (259 worldwide citation)

In one embodiment of the invention, a robotic surgical instrument is provided for the control of flows of one or more fluids into and out of a surgical site. The robotic surgical instrument may include a housing, a flow control system, a hollow tube, and one or more hose fittings. The housing to cou ...


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Harold J Vinegar, Scott L Wellington: Sample holder. Shell Oil Company, May 9, 1989: US04827761 (252 worldwide citation)

Sample holder apparatus for use in imaging (X-ray CT/NMR) apparatus is provided. The sample holder may be employed to conduct fluid flow studies on a sample and to measure petrophysical properties of a sample. The sample holder may consist of non-ferromagnetic, nonmetallic components; these componen ...


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G Dickey Arndt, Thanh X Nguyen, James R Carl: Capacitance probe for fluid flow and volume measurements. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Hardie R Barr, January 21, 1997: US05596150 (249 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for making measurements on fluids are disclosed, including the use of a capacitive probe for measuring the flow volume of a material within a flow stream. The capacitance probe has at least two elongate electrodes and, in a specific embodiment of the invention, has three paralle ...


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Stephen R Hanson, Neal A Scott, Spencer B King III, Christos Markou: Device and method for non-occlusive localized drug delivery. Emory University, Needle & Rosenberg P C, November 16, 1999: US05985307 (249 worldwide citation)

A device for the local delivery of a substance into a natural tissue conduit in the mammalian body. The device provides a means for locally delivering a substance into the boundary layer of fluid flowing through the conduit without substantially disrupting the fluid flow therethrough. For example, a ...


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Charles D Schaper, Khalid A El Awady, Thomas Kailath: Multizone bake/chill thermal cycling module. Stanford University, Lumen Intellectual Property Services, September 8, 1998: US05802856 (248 worldwide citation)

A thermal cycling module includes an array of thermoelectric devices �36! divided into multiple zones �A, B, C, D! independently controlled by corresponding variable power supplies �56, 58, 60, 62!. The thermoelectric devices �36! provide localized, precise, and rapid control of both heating and coo ...