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Roberto Diaz: Wound closure with plug. Cordis Corporation, Watts Hoffmann Fisher & Heinke Co A, November 25, 1997: US05690674 (291 worldwide citation)

An elastic, biodegradable plug has a proximal retainer and a distal retainer coupled by a waist. The plug may be positioned to straddle a wound in a blood vessel wall of a patient and therefore close the wound to stop bleeding through the wound. To position the plug in the wound, an operator may ins ...


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Janusz A Kuzma, William Vanbrooks Harrison, Lani A Smith: Method of making multi-contact electrode array. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Bryant R Gold, July 6, 2004: US06757970 (176 worldwide citation)

A multicontact electrode array suitable for implantation in living tissue includes a distal end having multiple spaced-apart ring contacts or a pattern of spaced-apart electrode contacts carried on a flexible carrier. Each electrode contact is resistance welded to a respective wire that is wound hel ...


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James F Farrell: Dense LED matrix for high resolution full color video. Litton Systems Canada, Elliott N Kramsky, August 15, 1989: US04857801 (134 worldwide citation)

A display for full color video includes light emitting diodes (LED's) arranged to increase LED density and thereby achieve enhanced resolution. The matrix is of the type that includes a plurality of physically separate, addressable dice fixed to a substrate. The display of the invention achieves inc ...


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Nicholas N Dong, Michael Nogler, Martin Krismer: Adjustable reamer with tip tracker linkage. Howmedica Osteonics, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, March 7, 2006: US07008430 (119 worldwide citation)

A positioning tool for a joint socket cutting instrument or a implant is designed for use with a minimally invasive surgical procedure and in conjunction with a computer assisted surgical procedure. The positioning tool has a longitudinally extending drive shaft having a moveable joint at a first en ...


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Richard S Stack, Richard A Glenn, Dan Balbierz, John Lunsford, William L Athas: Positioning tools and methods for implanting medical devices. Synecor, Stallman & Pollock, August 29, 2006: US07097665 (102 worldwide citation)

Described herein is a positioning tool having an elongate portion for carrying a medical implant. Also described is a method of positioning a medical implant using an elongate positioning tool. One form of the method includes positioning a medical implant on a distal portion of an elongate positioni ...


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Ernest Pacsai, Thomas Kenny, Carl Szasz, Robert Gilling: Remote tire monitoring systems tool. G 5 Electronics, The Law Office of Stanley K Hill, June 14, 2005: US06904796 (100 worldwide citation)

A tire positioning tool is provided that can be utilized to work with remote tire monitoring systems made by different manufacturers. The tire positioning tools are capable of activating RTMS tire sensors using one of a plurality of methods. Tire positioning tools can be manufactured that are cable ...


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Stack Richard S, Glenn Richard A, Balbierz Dan, Lunsford John, Athas William L: Positioning tool and methods for implanting medical devices. Barosense, FROST Kathleen A, August 5, 2004: WO/2004/064685 (87 worldwide citation)

Described herein is a positioning tool (10) having an elongate portion for carrying a medical implant (2). Also described is a method of positioning a medical implant using an elongate positioning tool. One form of the method includes positioning a medical implant on a distal portion of an elongate ...


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Alain Tornier: Coupling assembly for joining an implant tool to a bone implant. Dowell & Dowell, July 7, 1987: US04677972 (83 worldwide citation)

A quick disconnect coupling assembly for securing a bone implant to the tool for positioning the implant wherein the coupling assembly is carried by the tool and includes axially extending undercut teeth which are receivable within undercut notches formed in the peripheral face of the implant and wh ...


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Sing Fatt Chin, Dany Berube, Dinesh I Mody, Nancy Norris: Medical instrument positioning tool and method. AFx, Fenwick & West, October 12, 2004: US06802840 (77 worldwide citation)

A system and method for positioning a medical instrument at a desired biological target tissue site is provided. The system includes an elongated sheath having a deflectable distal end configured to deflect or otherwise position at least a portion of a medical instrument during a surgical procedure ...


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Richard S Stack, Richard A Glenn, Dan Balbierz, John Lunsford, William L Athas: Positioning tools and methods for implanting medical devices. Synecor, King & Spalding, Peter J Dehlinger, Kathleen A Frost, February 22, 2011: US07892292 (67 worldwide citation)

Described herein is a positioning tool having an elongate portion for carrying a medical implant. Also described is a method of positioning a medical implant using an elongate positioning tool. One form of the method includes positioning a medical implant on a distal portion of an elongate positioni ...