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Vascular filter

An inferior vena cava filter (340) for use in the inferior vena cava (4) to capture thrombus (8) passing through the inferior vena cava (4) towards the heart and lungs to prevent pulmonary embolism comprises a proximal support hoop (302), a distal support hoop (312) and a plurality of support struts (303) extending between the proximal support hoop (302) and the distal support hoop (312). The filter (340) also comprises a plurality of capture arms (121) which are movable from a capturing configuration to an open configuration. The capture arms (121) are biased towards the open configuration. A biodegradable suture holds the capture arms (121) in the capturing configuration.

Suture lock

Suture Locks, as well as related systems and methods, are provided for fixing strands of one or more sutures relative to tissue. The suture locks, systems and methods are simple and reliable in use, facilitate complete perforation closure and adjustment of the suture strands, and are adaptable to a variety of suture fixation and perforation closure situations. The suture lock includes a locking pin and a retaining sleeve. The locking pin has a main body and a grip. The retaining sleeve has a tubular body with an internal wall defining an internal passageway sized to receive the locking pin therein. The suture lock is operable between a locked configuration and unlocked configuration. In the locked configuration, the suture strands are compressed between the grip and the internal wall of the tubular body.

System for electromagnetic radiation dermatology and head for use therewith

A system for treating a selected dermatologic problem and a head for use with such system are provided. The head may include an optical waveguide having a first end to which EM radiation appropriate for treating the condition is applied. The waveguide also has a skin-contacting second end opposite the first end, a temperature sensor being located within a few millimeters, and preferably within 1 to 2 millimeters, of the second end of the waveguide. A temperature sensor may be similarly located in other skin contacting portions of the head. A mechanism is preferably also provided for removing heat from the waveguide and, for preferred embodiments, the second end of the head which is in contact with the skin has a reflection aperture which is substantially as great as the radiation back-scatter aperture from the patient's skin. Such aperture may be the aperture at the second end of the waveguide or a reflection plate or surface of appropriate size may surround the waveguide or other light path at its second end. The portion of the back-scattered radiation entering the waveguide is substantially internally reflected therein, with a reflector being provided, preferably at the first end of the waveguide, for returning back-scattered light to the patient's skin. The reflector may be angle dependent so as to more strongly reflect back scattered light more perpendicular to the skin surface than back scattered radiation more parallel to the skin surface. Controls are also provided responsive to the temperature sensing for determining temperature at a predetermined depth in the patient's skin, for example at the DE junction, and for utilizing this information to detect good thermal contact between the head and the patient's skin and to otherwise control treatment. The head may also have a mechanism for forming a reflecting chamber under the waveguide and drawing a fold of skin therein, or for providing a second enlarged waveguide to expand the optical aperture of the radiation.

Fat removal and nerve protection device and method

A fat removal device includes a screen which includes passages through which fat can be extruded, to be cut or melted away from the surface of an internal organ. The device includes a blade to cut the fat or radiofrequency monopolar or bipolar electrodes to melt the fat, aspiration to remove the fat away from the screen and blade, irrigation to irrigate the screen and blade, and an electrocautery member to cauterize the capillary bed of the fat. Methods of using removing the fat layer from the surface of an internal body organ are also described.

Film deposition apparatus, film deposition method and storage medium

A film deposition apparatus includes a turntable having a substrate mounting area, a first plasma gas supplying part, a second plasma supplying part, a first plasma gas generating part to convert the first plasma generating gas to first plasma, and a second plasma generating part provided away from the first plasma generating part in a circumferential direction and to convert the second plasma generating gas to second plasma. The first plasma generating part includes an antenna facing the turntable so as to convert the first plasma generating gas to the first plasma, and a grounded Faraday shield between the antenna and an area where a plasma process is performed, and to include plural slits respectively extending in directions perpendicular to the antenna and arranged along an antenna extending direction to prevent an electric field from passing toward the substrate and to pass a magnetic field toward the substrate.

Humidification unit, method of making same, and ventilatory system using such a humidification unit

InactiveUS6394084B1Readily disposed into patient circuitAvoid passingRespiratorsOther heat production devicesProduct gasEngineering
A humidification unit adapted to be disposed in a patient circuit for humidifying the flow of breathing gas delivered to the patient via the patient circuit by an artificial ventilator system. The humidification unit includes an exothermic member having an outer surface and a plurality of hollow fibers disposed on the outer surface of the exothermic member. Each hollow fiber is defined by a peripheral wall having minute openings large enough to allow a gas to pass therethrough yet small enough to prevent a liquid from passing therethrough. Liquid delivered to the hollow fibers is heated by the exothermic member and the as vapor resulting from the heating passes through the hollow fiber walls and humidifies the flow of breathing gas delivered to the patient.

Sealed tamper resistant terminator

A tamper-resistant coaxial terminator includes an inner body rotatably captivated within an outer shield. A deformable portion of the inner body extends within an annular recess formed in the outer shield. An optional RF port, containing a resistor, is press-fit within the inner body. The RF port, or alternatively, the inner body, is internally-threaded for engaging the outer conductor of an equipment port. A seal ring extends over the outer conductor of the equipment port and is urged by the outer shield to directly engage the internally-threaded portion of the terminator. A seal is also optionally disposed between the outer shield and the inner body to minimize moisture induced corrosion. A shipping cap, usable at either end of the terminator, helps protect the terminator during shipment and prevents entry of debris.

Switch unit and electronic device including switch unit

A printed wiring board has a first switch contact pattern, a second switch contact pattern, and a cutting portion that cuts a plating bar formed thereon. A metal dome is arranged to be in contact with the first switch contact pattern and allows the first switch contact pattern and the second switch contact pattern to be conductive by being deformed. A first sheet attached to the printed wiring board via an adhesive has a first opening portion formed in a region where the metal dome is arranged and a second opening portion formed in the region where a cutting portion is formed. A second sheet is attached to the first sheet via the adhesive to cover the first opening portion and the second opening portion.

Image prediction method and relevant device

The embodiment of the invention discloses an image prediction method and a relevant device. The image prediction method comprises the following steps: determining the motion vector predictors of K pixel samples in a current image block, wherein K is an integer greater than 1, the K pixel samples comprise a first vertex angle pixel sample of the current image block, the motion vector predictor of the first vertex angle pixel sample is obtained on the basis of the motion vector of a preset first spatial domain adjacent image block of the current image block, and the first spatial domain adjacent image block is adjacent to a first vertex angle pixel sample spatial domain; and predicting the pixel value of the current image block on the basis of a non-translational motion model and the motion vector predictors of the K pixel samples. According to the scheme in the embodiment of the invention, the computation complexity of image prediction based on the non-translational motion model is lowered.
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