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Robert Mericle: Surgical stapling instrument. Edward Weck Incorporated, Robert E Lee, Gene Warzecha, February 12, 1991: US04991764 (272 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument includes first and second body members pivotally and detachably connected to each other, each having an elongated jaw to grip tissue therebetween to be stapled together. The instrument further includes a toggle joint pivotally connected on one of said body members and ...


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Robert L Guest, Alexander S Withers: Hemostatis valve. Edward Weck Incorporated, Gene Warzecha, Robert E Lee, March 19, 1991: US05000745 (247 worldwide citation)

An introducer sheath assembly having an improved valve assembly including at least three elastic disc shaped membranes. A first membrane has a circular hole through the center to sealingly receive a catheter while a second membrane has a center hole smaller than the hole in the first membrane to sea ...


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Curtis W Thornton: Endoscopic clip appliers. Edward Weck Incorporated, Gene Warzecha, May 12, 1992: US05112343 (240 worldwide citation)

A hemostatic clip applier is disclosed showing improvements which enable the user to selectively trigger the feeding of a clip to the jaws of the applier when desired. A cantilevered trigger button is integrally formed with the housing of the applier so as to be depressible by the user. The trigger ...


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John C Phillips, Richard M Malec: Sheathed surgical instrument and applicator kit. Edward Weck Incorporated, Rosenblatt & Associates, November 16, 1993: US05261918 (235 worldwide citation)

A kit for protectively sheathing the proximally unenclosed portion of a grasping members pair of a surgical instrument assembly resulting from the sheathing is disclosed, the kit including an applicator for spreading the lumen of an elastic tubular sheath member which is mounted on the surgical inst ...


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Robert L Guest: Spiral multi-lumen catheter. Edward Weck Incorporated, Lawrence S Levinson, Robert E Lee Jr, January 3, 1989: US04795439 (203 worldwide citation)

An improved multi-lumen catheter having lumens which do not extend in a straight line down the length of the catheter is disclosed. The twisting of the catheter provides that side holes which extend into the lumens of the catheter are not aligned in a straight line. Accordingly, when the catheter is ...


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Richard M Malec, John C Phillips, Curtis W Thornton, Elise Powell: Ligating device cartridge with separable retainer. Edward Weck Incorporated, Gene Warzecha, January 18, 1994: US05279416 (185 worldwide citation)

A cartridge for storing and retaining a plurality of medical ligating devices such as hemostatic clips and surgical staples, the cartridge having a movable device retaining member situated in each device chamber. The retaining member is adapted to frictionally engage the legs of an open C-shaped dev ...


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Rudolph Peters, Ronald Peters, William Taylor: Automatic hemostatic clip applier. Edward Weck Incorporated, Harris Zimmerman, September 10, 1991: US05047038 (185 worldwide citation)

A tool for storing dispensing, and applying hemostatic clips includes a shell-like housing, and a pair of ring-handle actuating levers extending therefrom. An elongated dispensing and applying portion extends longitudinally from the housing, and includes a jaw strut extending fixedly from the housin ...


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Richard L Mueller: Catheter having slit tip. Edward Weck Incorporated, Lawrence S Levinson, Robert E Lee Jr, January 31, 1989: US04801297 (150 worldwide citation)

The present catheter employee a series of axial slits adjacent to its tip. The slits act to increase the flexibility of the catheter adjacent the tip thereby providing pressure relief in the event of blockage of the lumen at the tip. In addition, by forming the slits as slots, i.e. by removing mater ...


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Curtis W Thornton, Robert W Mericle, Mark T Everett, Robert S Lynch: Automatic hemostatic clip applicator. Edward Weck Incorporated, Gene Warzecha, April 14, 1992: US05104395 (148 worldwide citation)

An automatic hemostatic clip applicator is disclosed wherein the jaws, cartridge assembly and jaw housing move together in a single direction to crimp a clip resulting in a perception of little or no motion by the jaws when the applicator is activated. Camming surfaces in the jaws are brought into c ...


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Seik Oh, Ray McKinney Jr: Penetrating plastic ligating clip. Edward Weck Incorporated, Gene Warzecha, November 5, 1991: US05062846 (146 worldwide citation)

A polymeric, surgical clip having first and second curved leg members joined at their proximal end by a reduced thickness hinge portion and movable from an open position to a closed position for clamping a vessel between curved opposing inner surfaces which are substantially parallel when the clip i ...