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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 (281 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 ...


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Shinichi Yamada, Kenichi Komatsu, Takehiro Ema: Computer-aided diagnosis system for medical use. Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt, August 10, 1993: US05235510 (271 worldwide citation)

A picture archiving communication system for storing, transferring various digital image data in a single or a plurality of hospitals includes a modality, a data base, a workstation as a display unit, and a network for connecting these components. The modality includes various diagnosis apparatuses ...


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David F Goodman: Method and apparatus for a personal health network. LifeMasters Supported SelfCare, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, October 27, 1998: US05827180 (264 worldwide citation)

A method and system for a health network comprising a facility, operated by a party other than the patient or health care provider, for collecting and routing information pertaining to the health care of a patient to the patient and the health care provider. The health network utilizes two-way commu ...


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Lars P K Petersen, Niels Aage B Hansen: Large dose pen. Novo Nordisk, Steve T Zelson Esq, James Harrington Esq, May 6, 1997: US05626566 (260 worldwide citation)

A pen shaped syringe for repetitive injection of individually set doses of a medicine from a cylinder ampoule reservoir comprises a dose setting member which may be rotated to cause a rotative movement of a dosing member and a combined rotative and axial movement of an indicator member indicating th ...


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Frederick A Silver, Richard A Berg, David E Birk, Kevin Weadock, Conrad Whyne: Biodegradable matrix and methods for producing same. University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, Weiser & Stapler, October 27, 1987: US04703108 (254 worldwide citation)

There are disclosed processes for preparing biodegradable collagen-based matrices in sponge or sheet form wherein in one embodiment a collagen-based material including a collagen selected from the group consisting of types I, II and II collagens is freeze dried to form a collagen-based sponge which ...


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John Edward Remmers, Thomas Richard Feroah: Auto CPAP system and method for preventing patient disturbance using airflow profile information. University Technologies International, Burns Doane Swecker and Mathis L, July 8, 1997: US05645053 (249 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to systems and methods for automatically and continuously regulating the level of nasal pressure to an optimal value during OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea) treatment. OSA therapy is implemented by a device which automatically re-evaluates an applied pressure and continual ...


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Ergin Atalar, Paul A Bottomley, Elias Zerhouin, Henry Halperin, Elliot McVeigh, Albert C Lardo: Methods for in vivo magnetic resonance imaging. Johns Hopkins Unversity School of Medicine, Foley Hoag, April 15, 2003: US06549800 (248 worldwide citation)

The systems and methods of the present invention provide for MRI probes adapted for insertion into a plurality of body orifices, in order to evaluate the anatomy of proximate anatomic structures, to diagnose abnormalities thereof and to treat the diagnosed abnormalities. MRI probes are described tha ...


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Albert L Dessertine, Thomas P Hudson: Compliance and patient status monitoring system and method. Kenneth P Glynn, February 13, 1990: US04899839 (243 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a method of monitoring a patient's medicine compliance. It involves weighing a container of medicine to determine a starting weight on a scale which is connected to a computer with a display unit and storing the starting weight in the computer followed by reweigh ...


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Luigi Valentini, Mario Coccia: Safety device for connection of a syringe with the mouth or opening of a bottle containing a drug or a small tube for drug delivery from the syringe. Farmitalia Carlo Erba S p A, Oblon Fisher Spivak McClelland & Maier, March 18, 1986: US04576211 (242 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a device to one end of which a syringe can be connected and to the other end of which the mouth or opening of a bottle containing a drug or medicine can be connected. The device comprises a closed chamber having enclosed therein a needle which is in connection with the syrin ...


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Daniel P Kuban, H Lee Martin, Steven D Zimmermann: Omniview motionless camera endoscopy system. TeleRobotics International, Pitts & Brittian, May 17, 1994: US05313306 (241 worldwide citation)

A endoscopic-type device for omnidirectional image viewing providing electronic pan-and-tilt orientation, rotation, and magnification within a selected field-of-view for use in applications in various environments such as in internal medicine inspection, monitoring, and surgery. The imaging device ( ...



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