05667526 is referenced by 587 patents and cites 12 patents.

A surgical clamp has pivoting jaws with undulating arrays of teeth that are interdigitating and offset with relation to each other. This clamp structure assures a firm, non-slipping grip in the presence of blood and body fluids during surgery. The inner surfaces of the jaws are concave to allow the clamp to grasp more tissue or organ that would be possible with flat inner surfaces. Laparoscopic and open surgery embodiments are included. An alternative to the embodiment is a clamp having openings through which tissue or an organ can protrude to allow an even greater amount of tissue or organ to be grasped.

Title
Tissue retaining clamp
Application Number
8/524496
Publication Number
5667526
Application Date
September 7, 1995
Publication Date
September 16, 1997
Inventor
John M Levin
412 Fairview Rd., Narberth, 19072
PA, US
Agent
Caesar Rivise Bernstein Cohen & Pokotilow
IPC
A61B 17/00
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