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An improved locking cap for mounting on the smooth flexible filament of a surgical fastener wherein the locking cap is of a thin flat washer-like shape with gripping elements for engaging the filament and locking the cap in position relative to the filament.

Title
Locking filament caps
Application Number
7/695536
Publication Number
5258015
Application Date
May 3, 1991
Publication Date
November 2, 1993
Inventor
James P O Leary
Medford
MA, US
Lehmann K Li
Wellesley
MA, US
Agent
Douglas E Denninger
Mark J Pandiscio
Assignee
American Cyanamid Company
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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