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Mark W Kanter: Referral recognition system for an incentive award program. First Marketrust Intl, July 16, 1996: US05537314 (736 worldwide citation)

A credit accumulation and accessing system for a plurality of sponsoring companies and participants having at each sponsoring company location (14, 16), a common bus (26), which communicates with participant data input (28), performance data input (34), computer processing (24), memory (30), an awar ...


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Ronald B Luther: Angioplasty device. Angiobrade Partners, Willie Krawitz, March 17, 1987: US04650466 (671 worldwide citation)

An angioplasty device is disclosed comprising a woven tube of metal or plastic fibers and a retraction stylet that are attached at one end to a catheter tube for insertion into a vein, artery and the like for the removal of plaque and similar material. One or more guide wires or a stylet may be atta ...


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Cesare Gianturco: Percutaneous stent assembly. Cook Incorporated, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, February 1, 1994: US05282824 (658 worldwide citation)

A self-expanding stent assembly consisting of one or more Z-stents connected to one another and covered by a flexible sleeve, which can be made from either nylon, plastic or another suitable material. The stents are formed of stainless steel wire arranged in a closed zig-zag configuration which incl ...


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Michael Froix: Expandable polymeric stent with memory and delivery apparatus and method. Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, November 17, 1992: US05163952 (656 worldwide citation)

Self-restrained stent for use in a lumen of a vessel of a patient having a body with the vessel therein, comprising a substantially cylindrical member formed of a plastic material having a built-in elastic predetermined diameter and having a memory provided therein of a diameter greater than the pre ...


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David T Green: Surgical fastener and means for applying same. United States Surgical Corporation, Robert R Jackson, John E Nathan, September 6, 1983: US04402445 (655 worldwide citation)

A surgical fastener of plastic or plastic-like material includes initially separate fastener and retainer members. The fastener member has at least two parallel prongs, each of which fits into a respective one of at least two apertures in the retainer member. The prongs twist as they enter the apert ...


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Robert S Hillman, Michael E Cobb, Jimmy D Allen, Ian Gibbons, Vladimir E Ostoich, Laura J Winfrey: Capillary flow device. Biotrack, Richard L Neeley, October 16, 1990: US04963498 (612 worldwide citation)

Novel methods and devices are provided involving at least one chamber, at least one capillary, and at least one reagent involved in a system providing for a detectable signal. As appropriate, the devices provide for measuring a sample, mixing the sample with reagents, defining a flow path, and readi ...


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Rudolph Muto: Sterile assembly for protecting and fastening an indwelling device. Pearson & Pearson, July 12, 1983: US04392853 (607 worldwide citation)

A sterile assembly and method for protecting and affixing an indwelling device such as an elongated catheter, or pacer lead, in an incision in the human body includes an elongated, hollow tubular, sheath of transparent, relatively limp, impervious plastic having at its proximal end a dome of self-su ...


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Pal Svedman, Lars Erik Kileby: Dressing having pad with compressibility limiting elements. Pal Svedman, Cushman Darby & Cushman, January 5, 1993: US05176663 (563 worldwide citation)

A dressing with a pad to be applied to a wound and consisting of a flexible, capillary-active material and stiffening elements. The stiffening elements extend at right angles to the flat side of the pad to be applied to the wound and are arranged to stabilize the volume of the pad such that it can a ...


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Peter Stasz: Ultrasonically enhanced RF ablation catheter. Everest Medical Corporation, Haugen and Nikolai, June 26, 1990: US04936281 (557 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical angioplasty catheter with ultrasonic enhancement is described. It comprises an elongated, flexible plastic tubular body having located at its distal tip an electrode structure for effecting rf cutting along with a transducer for ultrasonically driving the rf cutting electrodes and ...


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Robert J Kruger: Package assembly for plastic film bandage. The Clinipad Corporation, Garrettson Ellis, May 10, 1988: US04743232 (547 worldwide citation)

A package assembly for a plastic film bandage includes a plastic film bandage having skin adhesive on one side thereof, with a support sheet removably attached to the other side of the bandage and extending beyond the edge of the bandage in at least one area. A tube typically communicates across an ...



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