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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 (275 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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Larry Gray, Robert Bryant, Geoffrey Spencer: Apparatus and method for detection of a leak in a membrane of a fluid flow control system. DEKA Products Partnership, Bromberg & Sunstein, April 24, 2001: US06223130 (171 worldwide citation)

An apparatus, method, and computer program product for detection of fluid leakage through a membrane in a fluid flow control system. The fluid flow control system has a first chamber and a second chamber. A membrane is disposed between the first chamber and the second chamber. The second chamber has ...


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Suyue Qian, Shery Guo, Koon wah Leong: Multilayer reagent test strips to quantify glycated protein in a physiological sample. LifeScan, Carol M LaSalle, Bozicevic Field & Francis, October 4, 2005: US06951728 (113 worldwide citation)

Multilayer reagent test strips for quantitating glycated protein in a fluid sample, as well as methods for using the same, are provided. The subject multilayer test strips include at least a filter layer, a proteinase layer and a ketoamine oxidase signal producing and fluid flow control system layer ...


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Stephen W Haines: Opthalmic fluid flow control system. Nestle, Vorys Sater Seymour & Pease, June 19, 1990: US04935005 (107 worldwide citation)

A fluid flow control apparatus specially adapted for use with an ultrasonic surgical tool which provides for irrigation of a surgical site and for aspirating fluid from the site comprises a source of irrigation fluid, comprises an irrigation fluid conduit for conducting the irrigation fluid to a sur ...


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Heinz W Georgi: Fluid flow control system. IVAC Corporation, Fulwider Patton Rieber Lee & Utecht, February 6, 1979: US04137913 (92 worldwide citation)

A syringe pump operated by a stepping motor to repetitively fill and empty a syringe cartridge over a plurality of operational cycles of successive fill stroke and pump stroke periods. The motor is driven by drive pulses from a digital pulse generation and control system, the pulse frequency establi ...


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Thomas Y Wong: Fluid flow control system. General Electric Company, Jerome C Squillaro, July 7, 1981: US04277832 (91 worldwide citation)

A fluid flow control system for controlling the flow of fluid through a valve is disclosed. The control system controls the flow of fluid through the valve by varying the position of the valve. The control system performs this function in such a manner that the change in position of the valve at all ...


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Spyros Kasvikis, Richard W Herrmann, Simon E Finburgh: Automatic flow control valve system. IVAC Corporation, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, November 15, 1994: US05364364 (78 worldwide citation)

A fluid flow control system having a valve disposed in-line with a fluid conduit extending between a fluid container and a fluid receiver. The conduit and valve are designed to be used with a fluid infusion device such as a peristaltic pump. The valve is non-clamping and includes a rotatable member ...


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Robert Farra, Ronald J Forni: Fluid flow control system incorporating a disposable pump cartridge. Arthur D Little, May 5, 1998: US05746719 (75 worldwide citation)

A fluid flow control system includes a disposable cartridge which is receivable in a shifting carrier body portion of a control module. The disposable cartridge houses a disposable pump and a pressure transducer element which are fluidly interconnected by an internal fluid flow circuit formed in par ...


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Jeffrey C Tucker, Brian L Andersen, Robert Mittelstadt: Fluid flow control system, fluid delivery and control system for a fluid delivery line, and method for controlling pressure oscillations within fluid of a fluid delivery line. Brian L Andersen, Wells St John P S, May 27, 2003: US06568416 (72 worldwide citation)

A fluid delivery and control system is provided for a fluid delivery line having elastic components. The system includes a pressure sensor, an electronically controlled valve, processing circuitry, and computer program code logic. The pressure sensor is operative to detect fluid pressure within a fl ...


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Anton Banko: Surgical system for controlling the infusion of fluid to and the evacuation of fluid and material from an operating field. Surgical Design Corporation, Darby & Darby, April 26, 1977: US04019514 (66 worldwide citation)

A system for controlling the infusion of fluid to an operating field at a selected predetermined and programmed pressure, as a counterpart to an instrument for severing material from an object in the field, and for evacuating the severed material from the field in a suspension or emulsion of the inf ...