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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 (516 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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Michael A Mills, Robert A Smith: Shielded medical connector. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, April 6, 1999: US05890929 (509 worldwide citation)

An electrical connector for a medical instrument has a plug containing a plurality of pins in electrical communication with wires emanating from a shielded cable that is connected to a medical sensor detecting physiological data. The plug portion of the electrical connector substantially surrounds t ...


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Felix F Esposito, John A Conners, Joseph N Logan, James W Dwyer, Laurence Crainich: Malleable, bioabsorbable, plastic staple; and method and apparatus for deforming such staple. American Cyanamid Company, Charles F Costello Jr, September 27, 1994: US05350400 (506 worldwide citation)

A malleable, bioabsorbable polymeric staple includes a back span with two legs depending perpendicularly therefrom that are deformed toward each other initially and then upwardly toward the back span such that end points on each leg extends to the side and past the back span. The staple has a noncir ...


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Heaton Keith Patrick, Hunt Kenneth William: Suction head and drape wound treatment assembly. Kci Medical, March 17, 1999: GB2329127-A (504 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a drape and a suction head combination for attaching to a wound area. The suction head comprises a planar flange portion and a tubular connector piece on a first face which communicates with an aperture extending to the second face. The second face is formed with projection ...


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Charles J Stimson, Brady S Beshear: Pre-paid card system and method. Call Processing, David H Judson, November 19, 1996: US05577109 (498 worldwide citation)

A pre-paid card system enables customers to make purchases using an authorized card. The system includes four main functional components: a plurality of cards, a host computer, a plurality of on-site activation terminals and a main processor. Each of the cards having a security number associated the ...


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Harry Gonzalez Jr: Bandage apparatus for treating burns. Boniard I Brown, February 13, 1979: US04139004 (485 worldwide citation)

A bandage apparatus for the treatment of burns, said bandage having various sizes and shapes for direct contact with any particular area of the human body so affected, the bandage being provided to promote rapid healing, and to reduce pain and the possibility of infection associated therewith, where ...


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Robert J Cerwin, William P McVay: Plastic surgical staple. Ethicon, Robert L Minier, March 2, 1982: US04317451 (472 worldwide citation)

A one-piece, self-locking, molded plastic staple useful as a tissue fixation device in surgical procedures. The staple has opposed, pointed, L-shaped legs secured to a horizontal bridging member. Each leg has an extension which is engaged by a locking bar extending between the extensions when the st ...


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Robert D George, Georgio di Palma: Wound drainage device. Sherwood Medical Company, William R O Meara, Stanley N Garber, July 12, 1983: US04392858 (465 worldwide citation)

A wound drainage device is provided which includes a manually operable suction pump having inlet and outlet ports, and a pliable fluid storage bag having a pair of plastic sheets in face-to-face contact and an inlet. The pump inlet port is adapted to be connected to a wound suction catheter for remo ...


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Brent Parker: Reusable pulse oximeter probe and disposable bandage apparatus. Sensidyne, Jim Zegeer, November 7, 2000: US06144868 (464 worldwide citation)

A reusable pulse oximeter and disposable bandage apparatus and method which includes a reusable oximeter probe assembly with at least one light emitting diode, one photocell detector, each of which is enclosed in first and second plastic housings, respectively. A generally planar bandage strip havin ...


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Brent Parker: Reusable pulse oximeter probe and disposable bandage apparatus. Sensidyne, Jim Zegeer, January 29, 2002: US06343224 (464 worldwide citation)

A reusable pulse oximeter sensor and disposable bandage apparatus includes: a) a reusable pulse oximeter probe assembly with at least one light-emitting diode and one photocell detector wherein the detector and emitter are enclosed in plastic housings one housing having an aperture or radiation tran ...



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