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Charles C Hart: T-anchor suturing device and method for using same. Applied Medical Resources Corporation, Richard L Myers, May 6, 1997: US05626614 (474 worldwide citation)

A surgical apparatus includes a needle having an outer surface and an anchor bar disposed in sliding engagement with the needle. A suture has a first end attached to the anchor bar and a second end extending laterally of the anchor bar and outwardly of the needle. A pusher is movable coaxially of th ...


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Charles C Hart: Surgical manipulator. Applied Medical Resources Corporation, Richard L Myers, February 8, 1994: US05284128 (397 worldwide citation)

A surgical manipulator includes an outer tube having an axis extending between distal and proximal ends of the tube. A pair of sidewalls extend axially of the outer tube at the distal end, one of the sidewalls being weakened relative to the other sidewall. An actuator disposed interiorly of the oute ...


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Hart Charles C, Brustad John R, Hilal Nabil, Gadberry Donald L, Kahle Henry: Steerable kink-resistant sheath. Applied Medical Resources Corporation, Gadberry Donald L, Kahle Henry, IKEHARA Patrick Y, November 11, 2004: WO/2004/096015 (348 worldwide citation)

A steerable kink resistant access device is provided having an elongated body and a steerable portion. The access sheath has an outside diameter sufficiently small so that it may be inserted into a body cavity or conduit. The access sheath typically has two internal lumen, a first lumen sized and co ...


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Matthew A Wixey, Gary M Johnson: Surgical stapler with firing lock mechanism. Applied Medical Resources Corporation, John F Heal, David G Majdali, Patrick Y Ikehara, June 30, 2009: US07552854 (312 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler is provided that maintains the jaws of the stapler in an open position and prevents firing of staples when a cartridge is not loaded in one of the jaws. Distinct positioning and sequencing of the jaws, capture pin and firing of the staples are provided by a latch mechanism. Such l ...


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Charles C Hart, Mark A Ritchart, Donald L Gadberry: Trocar with floating septum seal. Applied Medical Resources Corporation, Richard L Myers, January 31, 1995: US05385553 (302 worldwide citation)

A trocar having a cannula and housing which define an access channel, is configured to receive a surgical instrument. A flexible valve disposed in the channel includes first portions which define an orifice through the valve and second portions which are disposed outwardly of the first portions. The ...


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Charles C Hart, Eduardo Chi Sing, Frans VandenBroek, Richard L Myers: Balloon catheter apparatus and method. Applied Medical Resources Corporation, Richard L Myers, February 9, 1999: US05868708 (283 worldwide citation)

A surgical device for cleaning and removing obstructing material from within a vascular conduit or other bodily passageway. The device comprises a balloon catheter having an independently operable outer woven sleeve having a plurality of mesh openings. The woven sleeve surrounds the radially expanda ...


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Nabil Hilal, Said S Hilal: Surgical trocar. Applied Medical Resources Corporation, Richard L Myers, September 6, 1994: US05344420 (269 worldwide citation)

A surgical trocar includes an operative sleeve adapted for disposition across a tissue barrier and an obturator removably disposed in the sleeve. A source of energy is introduced to a cutting element disposed at the distal end of the obturator for energizing the cutting element to cut tissue barrier ...


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Scott Taylor: Sealed surgical access device. Applied Medical Resources Corporation, Richard L Myers, Kenneth K Vu, David G Majdali, May 30, 2006: US07052454 (269 worldwide citation)

A surgical access device is adapted to facilitate access through an incision in a body wall having an inner surface and an outer surface, and into a body cavity of a patient. The device includes first and second retention members adapted to be disposed in proximity to the outer surface and the inner ...


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Charles C Hart, Donald L Gadberry: Grasping clip applier. Applied Medical Resources Corporation, Richard L Myers, October 31, 2000: US06139555 (258 worldwide citation)

A surgical clip applier for use in applying ligation as well as fixation surgical clips or fasteners to a vessel or other tissue at a surgical site. The clip applier includes an elongated hollow outer body having a proximal end attached to an actuating mechanism and a distal end. A pair of generally ...


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Ralph V Clayman, Said S Hilal, Michael L Jones: Angioplasty catheter system and method for making same. Applied Medical Resources Corporation, Richard L Myers, July 14, 1998: US05779698 (253 worldwide citation)

An angioplasty catheter for increasing the patency of a body vessel by altering an obstruction in the body vessel includes an elongate shaft having a proximal end and a distal end. At least one electrical conductor is disposed at the distal end and movable from a low profile position to a high profi ...