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David Bombard, Theodore Bender, Tenny Chang, Jaime Vargas, Michael Hendricksen, Stephen A Yencho, Jamey Nielsen, Bernard A Hausen, Brendan Donohoe: Tissue bonding system and method for controlling a tissue site during anastomosis. Cardica, Brian A Schar, Cindy A Lynch, June 4, 2002: US06398797 (481 worldwide citation)

A method and system for performing anastomosis uses an anvil to control and support a tissue site during an anastomosis procedure involving tissue bonding techniques such as tissue welding and adhesive tissue bonding. The anvil is particularly useful for supporting a wall of a coronary artery during ...


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Jaime Vargas, Michael Hendricksen, Stephen A Yencho, Jamey Nielsen, Bernard A Hausen, Brendan Donohoe: Anastomosis system and method for controlling a tissue site. Cardica, Cindy A Lynch, Brian A Schar, May 21, 2002: US06391038 (418 worldwide citation)

An anastomosis system and method uses an anvil to control and support a tissue site during an anastomosis procedure. The anvil is particularly useful for supporting a wall of a coronary artery during attachment of a graft vessel to the coronary artery because the wall of the coronary artery is very ...


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Jaime Vargas, Michael Hendricksen, Stephen A Yencho, Jamey Nielsen, Bernard A Hausen, Brendan Donohoe: Anastomosis method. Cardica, Brian A Schar, June 20, 2006: US07063712 (308 worldwide citation)

An anastomosis system and method uses an anvil to control and support a tissue site during an anastomosis procedure. The anvil is particularly useful for supporting a wall of a coronary artery during attachment of a graft vessel to the coronary artery because the wall of the coronary artery is very ...


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Bryan D Knodel, Bennie Thompson, Philipe R Manoux, Nathan H White: Articulated surgical instrument. Cardica, Brian A Schar, April 5, 2011: US07918376 (264 worldwide citation)

One example of a surgical instrument may include a handle, an end effector, and a shaft that connects the handle to the end effector, where the shaft includes an articulated region. At least one feeder belt may extend through the lumen of the shaft into the end effector, where at least one feeder be ...


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David L Bombard, Jaime S Vargas, James T Nielsen, Philipe R Manoux, Tenny Chang, Stephen A Yencho, Bernard A Hausen, Brendan M Donohoe, Theodore M Bender, Nathan H White, Bryan D Knodel: Method of performing anastomosis. Cardica, Brian A Schar, April 20, 2010: US07699859 (249 worldwide citation)

A method for anastomosing a first vessel to a second vessel may include connecting an end of the first vessel to the side of the second vessel and creating an opening in the wall of the second vessel from within the lumen of the second vessel, where that opening allows fluid communication between th ...


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Bryan D Knodel, Bernard A Hausen, Luke W Clauson: Endocutter with staple feed. Cardica, Brian A Schar, August 2, 2011: US07988026 (242 worldwide citation)

A surgical endocutter may include an end effector, at least one feeder belt that extends at least partially into the end effector; and two or more staples, where each staple has a first end frangibly connected to a corresponding feeder belt and a second, free end, and where the staples form at least ...


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Bryan D Knodel, Bernard A Hausen, Luke W Clauson: Driverless surgical stapler. Cardica, Brian A Schar, June 21, 2011: US07963432 (237 worldwide citation)

An exemplary driverless surgical stapler may include a staple holder; staples positioned within that staple holder; and at least one wedge, where each wedge is slidable to directly contact at least one staple, where that contact causes deployment of each contacted staple. An exemplary surgical metho ...


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Nathan H White, Michael P Schaller, Michael Murillo, Jared L Van Cleave, Philipe R Manoux, Bryan D Knodel, Benjamin J Matthias, John E Rivera: D-shaped surgical staples. Cardica, February 5, 2013: US08365973 (227 worldwide citation)

An exemplary surgical apparatus may include a surgical staple deformable from a first configuration to a second, deployed configuration, where the surgical staple includes a first leg and a second leg; where in the second, deployed configuration the surgical staple forms substantially a D-shape. Ano ...


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Jaime Vargas, Michael Hendricksen, Stephen A Yencho, Jamey Nielsen, Bernard A Hausen, Brendan Donohoe: Apparatus for performing anastomosis. Cardica, Brian A Schar, May 15, 2007: US07217285 (219 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for performing anastomosis between a graft vessel and a target vessel may include a connector holder having spaced-apart arms, and a member connected to the connector holder, where the member is insertable through an opening in a wall of the target vessel at least partially into the lum ...


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Bryan D Knodel: Surgical stapler with cartridge-adjustable clamp gap. Cardica, Cardica, May 14, 2013: US08439246 (193 worldwide citation)

An exemplary surgical apparatus for treating tissue may include an anvil; a jaw pivotally connected to the anvil; and a first cartridge detachably connected to the anvil, holding staples of a first size; where a first clamp gap between the anvil and first cartridge is set by the connection between t ...