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Last Updated: September 24, 2020

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Patent: 8,388,613

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Summary for Patent: 8,388,613
Title:Methods and apparatus for microwave tissue welding for wound closure
Abstract: Methods and apparatus for joining biological tissue together are provided. In at least one specific embodiment, a method for joining biological tissue together can include applying a biological solder on a wound. A barrier layer can be disposed on the biological solder. An antenna can be located in proximate spatial relationship to the barrier layer. An impedance of the antenna can be matched to an impedance of the wound. Microwaves from a signal generator can be transmitted through the antenna to weld two or more biological tissue pieces of the wound together. A power of the microwaves can be adjusted by a control circuit disposed between the antenna and the signal generator. The heating profile within the tissue may be adjusted and controlled by the placement of metallic microspheres in or around the wound.
Inventor(s): Arndt; G. Dickey (Friendswood, TX), Ngo; Phong H. (Friendswood, TX), Phan; Chau T. (Sugar Land, TX), Byerly; Diane L. (Seabrook, TX), Dusl; John R. (Houston, TX), Sognier; Marguerite A. (Houston, TX), Carl; James R. (Houston, TX)
Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Washington, DC) N/A (N/A)
Application Number:12/757,657
Patent Claims:see list of patent claims

Details for Patent 8,388,613

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Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. ZOSTAVAX zoster vaccine live INJECTION, POWDER, LYOPHILIZED, FOR SUSPENSION 125123 001 2006-05-25   Start Trial The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Washington, DC) N/A (N/A) 2039-09-22 search
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. ZOSTAVAX zoster vaccine live INJECTION, POWDER, LYOPHILIZED, FOR SUSPENSION 125123 1 2006-05-25   Start Trial The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Washington, DC) N/A (N/A) 2039-09-22 search
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