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Robert S Biscup: Spinal fusion implant. Spineco, Vickers Daniels & Young, June 12, 2001: US06245108 (373 worldwide citation)

An improved prosthetic implant for forming a rigid structure between adjoining vertebrae in a spinal column. The prosthetic implant includes a cage having a top, bottom, front end, back end, first side and second side walls. The first side wall has an arcuate surface. The top and bottom wall include ...


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David E Goodman, Reid M Rubsamen: Delivery of aerosol medications for inspiration. Aradigm, Karl Fish & Richardson Bozicevic, April 11, 1995: US05404871 (362 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for delivering an amount of aerosolized medicine for inspiration by a patient in response to the occurrence of appropriate delivery point or points in the patient's detected breath flow. The aerosol medication may be administered as one or more pulses having a pulse width, shap ...


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Manfred Pfeiler, Konrad Mund, Walter Preidel, Goesta Sjoeholm: System for infusion of medicine into the body of a patient. Siemens Aktiengesellschaft, Hill Steadman & Simpson, September 24, 1996: US05558640 (351 worldwide citation)

A system for infusing medicine into the body of a patient includes an implantable infusion apparatus containing a dosing unit with a reservoir for the medicine and a medicine delivery pump for pumping doses of the medicine from the reservoir into the patient. The infusion apparatus also includes a s ...


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Stephen P A Fodor, Dennis W Solas, William J Dower, Xiaohua C Huang: Oligonucleotides. Affymetrix, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, June 24, 2003: US06582908 (351 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a number of oligonucleotide sequences which can be used for a wide variety of analyses applicable to the diverse fields impacted by the nature of molecular interaction, including chemistry, biology, medicine, and medical diagnostics. In certain embodiments these oligon ...


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Timothy R Pryor, Peter Smith: Man machine interfaces and applications. Larson & Taylor, April 13, 2004: US06720949 (341 worldwide citation)

Affordable methods and apparatus are disclosed for inputting position, attitude (orientation) or other object characteristic data to computers for the purpose of Computer Aided Design, Painting, Medicine, Teaching, Gaming, Toys, Simulations, Aids to the disabled, and internet or other experiences. P ...


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Albert L Dessertine: Patient compliance and status monitoring system. Ramp Comsystems, Kenneth P Glynn, May 14, 1991: US05016172 (324 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a method of monitoring a patient's medicine compliance. It involves utilizing an automatic compliance monitoring device which stores compliance information and which may be connected to a computer with a display unit. The compliance monitoring device or the compu ...


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William L Reber, Cary D Perttunen: Medical communication apparatus, system, and method. Motorola, Jeffrey G Toler, James E Gauger, September 14, 1999: US05950632 (297 worldwide citation)

A medical communication apparatus comprises a receiver (54) to receive a message and at least one output device (56) responsive to the receiver (54). The at least one output device (56) generates an alert for taking a first medicine and a second medicine in response to the message, and graphically i ...


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Berthold Hofling: Plural needle injection catheter. Bavaria Medizin Technologie, Klaus J Bach, October 11, 1994: US05354279 (292 worldwide citation)

A catheter for the injection of a fluid, for example, medicine, into body cavities such as veins or other hollow organs is provided with a head which is insertable into the body cavity and includes hollow needles movably disposed therein between retracted and extended positions and with an operating ...


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Hajime Miyazaki, Masaaki Handa, Taisuke Uehara, Tsukasa Muranaka, Shinichi Kamisuki, Yasuto Nose: Two-valve thin plate micropump. Seiko Epson Corporation, W Douglas Carothers Jr, Gregory D Ogrod, December 15, 1992: US05171132 (292 worldwide citation)

A micropump particularly suited for use in the fields of medicine and analysis includes a thin membrane plate sandwiched between a surface plate and a glass-made substrate. The intermediate membrane has an inlet valve and an outlet valve and the glass substrate has an inlet port and an outlet port, ...


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John R Parsons, Casey K Lee, Noshir A Langrana, Alastair J Clemow, Elizabeth H Chen: Functional and biocompatible intervertebral disc spacer containing elastomeric material of varying hardness. University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, Rutgers University, Klauber & Jackson, December 15, 1992: US05171281 (283 worldwide citation)

The construction and manufacturing technique for a functional biocompatible intervertebral disc spacer is described. This device is useful for a replacement for a degenerated disc in certain treatments of back pain and spinal disease. The disc spacer possesses mechanical properties skin to those of ...