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John O Hayhurst, Alan A Small, Jeffrey C Cerier: Locking mechanism for use with a slotted suture anchor. American Cyanamid Company, Douglas E Denninger, December 14, 1993: US05269809 (532 worldwide citation)

A locking mechanism having a locking element carried by one or more strands of suture material. One end of the suture is attachable to an anchor having a slot extending from a trailing end of the anchor toward a leading end. A portion of the suture is at least partially disposable in the slot. A sep ...


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Felix F Esposito, John A Conners, Joseph N Logan, James W Dwyer, Laurence Crainich: Malleable, bioabsorbable, plastic staple; and method and apparatus for deforming such staple. American Cyanamid Company, Charles F Costello Jr, September 27, 1994: US05350400 (527 worldwide citation)

A malleable, bioabsorbable polymeric staple includes a back span with two legs depending perpendicularly therefrom that are deformed toward each other initially and then upwardly toward the back span such that end points on each leg extends to the side and past the back span. The staple has a noncir ...


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John O Hayhurst, Alan A Small, Jeffrey C Cerier, Paul DiCarlo, James W Dwyer: Bone anchor and method of anchoring a suture to a bone. American Cyanamid Company, Douglas E Denninger, July 6, 1993: US05224946 (482 worldwide citation)

A bone anchor (10) for securing a suture to a bone (38). The bone anchor (10) has a tip (16) at its distal end (18) and at least one resilient wall (27) extending to a trailing end (20) of the body (12) of the anchor. The wall (27) has a ridge (14), or barb, formed on an outer surface. The ridge (14 ...


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John O Hayhurst, Alan A Small, Jeffrey C Cerier: Expandable bone anchor and method of anchoring a suture to a bone. American Cyanamid Company, Douglas E Denninger, August 17, 1993: US05236445 (481 worldwide citation)

A bone anchor, for securing a suture to a bone, has an open proximal end and a body that tapers to a solid distal tip. The anchor is placed deep in a borehole in a bone using an insertion instrument that is inserted through the open proximal end of the anchor. The tip of the instrument is a spherica ...


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Robert A Hlavacek: Surgical fastener. American Cyanamid Company, Charles F Costello Jr, August 17, 1993: US05236440 (466 worldwide citation)

A surgical fastener is comprised of a center span with two locking arms extending therefrom, each locking arm containing an indentation adapted to receive a locking point and an indentation adapted to receive a locking nub. An inner bendable member extends from the center span terminating in a stapl ...


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Gene P DiPoto, Jeffrey C Cerier, Russell F Warren, Gerard S Carlozzi, Paul DiCarlo, James W Dwyer, Alan A Small: Suture anchor and driver assembly. American Cyanamid Company, Douglas E Denninger, November 2, 1993: US05258016 (436 worldwide citation)

A suture anchor and anchor driver device for securely and accurately positioning and installing the suture anchor in place. The anchor has a rounded or pointed head and one or more ridges around it to help force fit the anchor into a hole and to hold it in place. A suture is positioned through the a ...


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Lehmann K Li, James P O Leary: Locking filament caps. American Cyanamid Company, Mark J Pandiscio, Douglas E Denninger, November 2, 1993: US05258015 (419 worldwide citation)

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.


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John A Conners: Malleable, bioabsorbable,plastic staple having a knotted configuration; and method and apparatus for deforming such staple. American Cyanamid Company, Charles F Costello Jr, November 2, 1993: US05258009 (413 worldwide citation)

A malleable, bioabsorbable polymeric staple includes a back span with two legs depending perpendicularly therefrom that are deformed along an arcuate path toward each other initially and then upwardly toward the back span such that end points on each leg extend through a gap formed between an unders ...


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Paul C Dicesare, Jeffrey A Stein, William J Allen, Joseph N Logan, John A Conners: Automatic laparoscopic ligation clip applicator. American Cyanamid Company, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, May 18, 1999: US05904693 (376 worldwide citation)

A laparoscopic ligation clip applicator for automatically applying a plurality of ligation clips includes a handle assembly having an actuator, an elongated shaft connected to the handle assembly, and an actuating mechanism disposed within the shaft. The actuating mechanism includes a clamp for enga ...


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Jeffrey A Stein, David Schiff, Paul Mulhauser, Donald Lamond: Linear surgical stapling instrument. American Cyanamid Company, Ronald A Clayton, Charles F Costello Jr, August 31, 1993: US05240163 (358 worldwide citation)

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