05339870 is referenced by 81 patents and cites 53 patents.

An apparatus for applying a buckle assembly about split portions of tissue is provided. The apparatus is particularly contemplated for use with a buckle of the type having a base member with an opening extending generally transversely therethrough for reception of a first strap end portion and a clamp member slidably housed within a channel formed in the base member. The apparatus includes a frame member, a mechanism disposed in a lower surface of the frame member for releasably supporting the buckle member and a mechanism associated with the frame member for advancing the clamp member within the channel of the buckle to a strap securing position wherein the strap member is secured within the buckle member in a looped configuration about the tissue portions.

In an alternate embodiment, a surgical system for repair of split portions of tissue includes a flexible strap member having a buckle member attached thereto. The buckle member includes a base member having a transverse opening extending therethrough for reception of a first end portion of the strap member, a clamp member slidably housed within a partial longitudinal channel defined between lower and upper surfaces of the base member and a tab member for retaining the clamp in a secured position. The buckle may also include a clip member pivotally mounted to an upper surface of the base member to assist in securing the strap member. The system also includes an applier mechanism having a frame, a mechanism disposed in a lower surface of the frame for releasably mounting the buckle and a mechanism for advancing the clamp member within the partial longitudinal channel of the buckle to an engaged position whereby the clamp member securely wedges the strap against the base member.

Title
Sternum buckle and applier
Application Number
7/959325
Publication Number
5339870
Application Date
October 9, 1992
Publication Date
August 23, 1994
Inventor
Kenneth E Toso
Portchester
NY, US
Henry Bolanos
East Norwalk
CT, US
Thomas W Alesi Jr
New Fairfield
CT, US
David T Green
Westport
CT, US
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
B25B 25/00
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