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Peter Stasz: Ultrasonically enhanced RF ablation catheter. Everest Medical Corporation, Haugen and Nikolai, June 26, 1990: US04936281 (572 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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Farhad Khosravi: Coiled sheet valve, filter or occlusive device and methods of use. Nicola A Pisano, Fish & Neave, July 20, 1999: US05925063 (561 worldwide citation)

Apparatus is provided comprising a coiled sheet having a plurality of flaps mounted on its interior surface that project radially inward into a lumen formed by the interior surface of the apparatus when it is deployed. The flaps lie parallel to the interior surface of the sheet during transluminal d ...


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Frese Nielsen: Device for treatment of wounds in body tissue of patients by exposure to jets of gas. August 26, 1986: US04608041 (557 worldwide citation)

Device for treatment of wounds in body tissue of patients by means of jets of gas. A nozzle unit is designed to be placed over the area of the wound in order to cover it and is provided with inlets (6,10) for admission of oxygen gas to the area of the wound and outlets (9) for discharge of oxygen ga ...


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Douglas G Noiles: Surgical fastening method and device therefor. United States Surgical Corporation, Fleit & Jacobson, November 29, 1977: US04060089 (546 worldwide citation)

A method for joining soft body tissues and a device for practicing the method which includes a retainer strip formed of a material which in time is absorbed by the body and which is provided with a plurality of longitudinally spaced openings and a fastener strip also formed of a material which is si ...


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Paul V Fenton Jr: Surgical stapler and method of applying plastic staples to body tissue. Axya Medical, McDermott Will & Emery, December 3, 2002: US06488196 (533 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler utilizing plastic staples and ultrasonic welding to secure the staples in body tissue. The stapler includes a pair of jaws movable between open and closed positions, a handle and trigger assembly for controlling operation of the jaws, and an elongated tubular structure connecting ...


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Erwin H Weder, Donald E Weder: Flower pot wrap with lace pattern edging. Highland Supply Corporation, Clarence A O Brien, Harvey B Jacobson, August 12, 1980: US04216620 (530 worldwide citation)

A wrap for flower pots for use by florists and the like having a central portion of metallic foil with a lace pattern edging extending from at least one of the edges of said foil and possibly from both edges. Normally, the lace pattern edging will be provided on a layer of plastic which is of greate ...


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Paul V Fenton Jr: Surgical stapler and method of applying plastic staples to body tissue. Axya Medical, McDermott Will & Emery, April 20, 2004: US06722552 (530 worldwide citation)

A stapler for ejecting at least one staple of resilient thermoplastic material having a base member and two legs extending from the base member to sharp ends and wherein the legs include overlapping distal portions for engaging body tissue. The stapler includes a pair of jaws movable between open an ...


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Theodore T Miller, Bernard Ghelman: Vena caval filter. New York Society For The Ruptured And Crippled Maintaining The Hospital For Special Surgery, Darby & Darby P C, August 27, 1996: US05549626 (527 worldwide citation)

A co-axial filtering device for removing particles from arteries and veins comprises an outer catheter that can be inserted into a blood vessel and an inner catheter with a filter at its distal end. The filter is a radially expandable receptacle made of an elastic mesh structure of spring wires or p ...


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Paul T Lin, Michael B McShane, Howard P Wilson: Semiconductor device having a pad array carrier package. Motorola, Jasper W Dockrey, June 1, 1993: US05216278 (527 worldwide citation)

A semiconductor device (10) having first and second wiring layers (30, 33) on opposite surfaces of a carrier substrate (12) interconnected through vias (32) formed in the carrier substrate (12) electrically coupling an electronic component (18) to a mounting substrate through compliant solder balls ...


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Alain Cardon, Yvon Kerdiles, Michel Boliveau, Denis Ansel, Jean Debuigne: Stent for transluminal implantation. Meadox France, Bucknam and Archer, January 24, 1995: US05383892 (526 worldwide citation)

A stent consisting of the alternate juxtaposition of axially rigid cylindrical parts and at least one axially flexible cylindrical part. The stent comprises two axially rigid cylindrical parts at its two ends, the axially rigid cylindrical parts being adapted to expand radially in plastic manner and ...