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Peter K Jarrett, Donald J Casey, Louis Rosati: Absorbable surgical repair devices. American Cyanamid Co, C F Costello Jr, August 30, 1994: US05342395 (564 worldwide citation)

A load-bearing, bioabsorbable surgical repair device manufactured from a copolymer having a plurality of first linkages of lactide or lactide/glycolide, and a plurality of second linkages of a polymer having a glass transition temperature below ambient temperature. The second linkages preferably are ...


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Allen William J, Dicesare Paul C, Mulhauser Paul J, Spranger Douglas M, Stein Jeffrey A: Surgical stapling instrument.. American Cyanamid Co, June 9, 1993: EP0545029-A1 (492 worldwide citation)

A linear surgical stapling instrument (10) includes a magazine (72) for holding a plurality of undeformed surgical staples (74), and an upper jaw (12) carrying the magazine and having opposed distal and proximal ends. An anvil (176) is formed with staple-deforming pockets (94), and a lower jaw (14) ...


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Lamond Donald R, Mulhauser Paul J, Schiff David R, Stein Jeffrey A: Linear surgical stapling instrument.. American Cyanamid Co, May 5, 1993: EP0539762-A1 (405 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument includes a staple cartridge (13) that may be loaded with surgical staples, an anvil (14) mounted to confront the staple cartridge for deforming staples driven theretoward, an advancer (32) for advancing the staple cartridge from an open position toward the anvil to a c ...


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William J Allen, Joseph N Logan, Jeffrey A Stein, Paul C DiCesare, Douglas M Spranger, Paul J Mulhauser: Linear surgical stapling instrument. American Cyanamid Co, Charles F Costello Jr, March 7, 1995: US05395034 (400 worldwide citation)

A linear surgical stapling instrument includes a magazine for holding a plurality of undeformed surgical staples, and an upper jaw carrying the magazine and having opposed distal and proximal ends. An anvil is formed with staple-deforming pockets, and a lower jaw carries the anvil and has opposing d ...


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Richard P Rego Jr, Bernard J Bourque: Interference implant. American Cyanamid Co, Douglas E Denninger, November 15, 1994: US05364400 (331 worldwide citation)

A surgical interference implant including an elongated body formed of a biocompatible material and having a distal end and a proximal end. The proximal end defines an element for engaging a driver, and lacks an enlarged head member. The body defines a conical region having a smooth outer surface whi ...


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William J Allen, George Jessup, Frederick F Ahari, Robert A Rabiner, John E Burbank III: Surgical purse string suturing instrument and method. American Cyanamid Co, Charles F Costello Jr, May 2, 1995: US05411481 (311 worldwide citation)

A purse string suturing instrument is provided for quickly and effectively forming a purse string suture in tubular tissue through relatively small cannulas placed in the body. The instrument includes a pair of elongated jaws, each having a row of spaced-apart uniform-size teeth. The jaws are hinged ...


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Lemaire Iii Norman J, Difrancesco Francis J, Dicarlo Paul, Naugler Peter D, Sikora George J: Transmission link for use in surgical instruments.. American Cyanamid Co, May 19, 1993: EP0541930-A1 (297 worldwide citation)

A link (54), and assembly (12) and instrument (10) using same, for transmitting actuating forces from an actuating member (20) to a work member (52). The link (54) includes a link body (60) having a distal end and a proximal end. The distal end of the link body is movably interconnected with the wor ...


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Hayhurst John O, Small Alan A, Cerier Jeffrey C: Improved slotted suture anchor.. American Cyanamid Co, January 8, 1992: EP0464480-A1 (212 worldwide citation)

A suture anchor (10) for securing a suture (20) to body tissue (38) in an arthroscopic surgical procedure. The suture anchor is an elongated tubular member (12) having first and second ends (14,16). The distal or terminal end (24) of the suture is secured to the first or leading end (14) of the sutu ...


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John E Buzerak, Robert J Bedard, Janniah S Prasad, Charles L Putnam, Lester Miller, Steven I Becker, James Coleman: Laparoscopic suturing device. American Cyanamid Co, Charles F Costello Jr, October 18, 1994: US05356424 (158 worldwide citation)

A laparoscopic suturing device includes a suturing needle and a driver for manipulating the needle. The suturing needle features a helically-wound front-end portion with a needle point at its proximal end for penetrating tissue and a rear-end portion connected to the driver. The slender design of th ...


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James R Lawter, John M Pawelchak: Transdermal delivery of pharmaceuticals. American Cyanamid Co, Robert P Raymond, February 12, 1991: US04992445 (143 worldwide citation)

Compositions and methods for the transdermal delivery of pharmacologically active chiral compounds are described which are based on the use of enantiomers or mixtures that contain a disproportionate amount of the enantiomers.