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Minimally Invasive Microwave Ablation Antennas

Microwave ablation is a minimally invasive method for treating cancer, especially solid tumors. The method uses an interstitial antenna that heats tissue with microwave energy. These antennas require...
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Nader Behdad, Susan Hagness, Hung Luyen | P140132US01

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Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion

An estimated eight out of 10 people will be affected by a spine condition during their lifetime, making treatment options like spinal fusion surgery imperative. Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure i...
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Nathaniel Brooks, Meghan Anderson, Hannah Meyer, Hannah Pezzi, Amy Slawson, Andrea Schuster | P140303US01

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Monitoring Tumor Ablation in Real Time

As an alternative to surgery, thermal ablation is a method of treating tumors of the liver, kidney, lung and other body parts. In the process, a slender antenna or probe is inserted through the skin t...
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Christopher Brace, Peng Wang | P130294US01

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Calibrated Drill Sleeve Also Protects Soft Tissue

Drills are commonly used during orthopedic surgery to place screws that allow fixation of fractured bones. One problem that surgeons face while drilling is the overlying soft tissue becoming entangled...
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Kenneth Xu, Austin Crow, Josh Kolz, Sarah Sandock, John Renfrew | P120364US01

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Adjustable Implant for Treatment of Glottic Insufficiency

Glottic insufficiency is the medical term used to describe inadequate vocal fold contact during voice production. Glottic insufficiency results in poor voice quality and “breathiness” duri...
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Matthew Hoffman, Jack Jiang, Rachel Witt, Timothy McCulloch | P100114US01

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Ultrasonically Actuated Needle Pump System

Miniaturized needle systems that do not puncture capillaries are being developed in part due to problems that arise from repeat sampling, as in the case of blood sugar monitoring by diabetics. It has ...
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Amit Lal, Chung Hoon Lee | P00280US

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Electrode Array for Radiofrequency Tissue Ablation

The liver is a common site for both primary and metastasizing cancer. Surgical resection, the preferred treatment for liver cancer, is a time consuming procedure during which the surgeon must cut thro...
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Dieter Haemmerich, David Mahvi, John Webster, David Schutt | P03367US

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Fan-Beam Microwave Horn for Improved Organ Resection

Liver cancer is the fifth most common cancer in the world and is frequently fatal.  Surgical resection currently is the preferred treatment for liver cancer.  During the time-consuming treat...
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David Mahvi, Mark Converse, Punit Prakash, John Webster | P07328US

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