05242456 is referenced by 342 patents and cites 29 patents.

A system and method of use for reflecting tissue located within the body of a living being. The system comprises at least one clip, a clip introducer instrument, a positioning member in the form of a tension cable assembly, and a clip removal instrument. The introducer instrument is arranged for delivering the clip through a small percutaneous incision or puncture to the situs of the tissue. The clip has a pair of jaws defining a mouth therebetween and are moveable between a open and a closed position. The jaws are biased to the closed position by an biasing member which is actuatable via the same or another percutaneous incision or puncture so that at least a portion of the tissue is trapped within the clip's mouth when it closes. The tension cable assembly comprises a flexible cable having a distal end portion and a proximal portion, and is of small diameter arranged to be extended through any percutaneous incision or puncture from outside the body of the being so that the distal end portion is coupled to the clip, with the proximal portion of the cable outside of the body of the being. The proximal portion of the cable is arranged to be moved to cause the portion of tissue trapped within the mouth of the clip to be moved to a desired position. The clip removal instrument is arranged to release the clip from the tissue and to remove it from the being's body, if desired.

Title
Apparatus and methods for clamping tissue and reflecting the same
Application Number
795442
Publication Number
5242456
Application Date
June 10, 1992
Publication Date
September 7, 1993
Inventor
Stephen Evans
Washington
DC, US
Andrew R Spriegel
Havertown
PA, US
Kenneth Kensey
Chester Springs
PA, US
John Nash
Dowingtown
PA, US
Agent
Caesar Rivise Bernstein Cohen & Pokotilow
Assignee
Kensey Nash Corporation
PA, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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