06406424 is referenced by 39 patents and cites 48 patents.

Devices and methods are disclosed for stabilizing tissue within a patient's body during a surgical operation to provide a relatively motionless surgical field, such as during a coronary artery bypass graft procedure. The devices include tissue stabilizers which engage and provide stabilization to a targeted area of tissue and further have the ability to engage and manipulate some portion of tissue within or adjacent the targeted area to improve the surgical presentation of that portion of tissue. The tissue stabilizer typically has one or more stabilizer feet which have a first foot portion configured to provide stabilization to the targeted tissue and a second foot portion moveable relative to the first foot portion for manipulating a portion of tissue to improve the surgical presentation.

Title
Tissue stabilizer having an articulating lift element
Application Number
9/398535
Publication Number
6406424 (B1)
Application Date
September 16, 1999
Publication Date
June 18, 2002
Inventor
Harry Leonard Green II
2464 Glen Canyon Rd., Santa Cruz
CA, US
George A Keller
1398 W. 2nd Ave., Grandview Heights
OH, US
Mark Ortiz
1145 Glen Echo La., Milford
OH, US
Paul A Spence
5815 Orion Rd., Louisville
KY, US
Warren P Williamson IV
101 Southbend Ct., Loveland
OH, US
Agent
Bozicevic Field & Francis
US
Agent
Alan W Cannon
US
IPC
A61B 1/32
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