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Gary L Rayburn, Rob G Riffle, Frederick J Walburn, Benjamin G Williams: Endoscopic device and method for reinforcing surgical staples. Gore Enterprise Holdings, David J Johns, September 22, 1998: US05810855 (800 worldwide citation)

A surgical staple line reinforcement device for use with a variety of surgical staplers having a pivoted connection between stapler arms or jaws, such as endoscopic stapler devices. The device comprises a pair of tubes of bio-implantable material connected together at a hinge. The device can be quic ...


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Ann M Bauman, Stuart E Broyles, Jerald M Crawley, John R Daugherty, Norman Pih: Circular stapler buttress. Gore Enterprise Holdings, Bridget C Sciamanna, June 16, 2009: US07547312 (469 worldwide citation)

A buttress for use with circular surgical staplers that does not require adhesive to securely fasten the buttress to the stapler. Following cutting and stapling by the circular stapler, the buttress has an adaptive opening through its central region with a diameter smaller than the outer diameter of ...


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Edward E Shaw, Nitin V Salunke, Gregory T Mace: Self-expanding defect closure device and method of making and using. Gore Enterprise Holdings, David J Johns, June 27, 2000: US06080182 (461 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a self-expanding device for sealing a defect in a wall, such as a septal defect. The device of the present invention has a fluoropolymer membrane that is supported by an embedded wire structure having elastic properties which is capable of being compressed and insert ...


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Bauman Ann M, Broyles Stuart E, Crawley Jerald M, Daugherty John R, Pih Norman: Circular stapler buttress. Gore Enterprise Holdings, Bauman Ann M, Broyles Stuart E, Crawley Jerald M, Daugherty John R, Pih Norman, HOUSE Wayne D, March 31, 2005: WO/2005/027983 (431 worldwide citation)

A buttress (12) for use with surgical staplers (10) that does not require adhesive to securely fasten the buttress (12) to the stapler (10). The buttress (12) has an adaptive opening through its central region with a diameter smaller than the outer diameter of the stapler anvil (16). Because of reli ...


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Edward M Palacios, Raymond P Torrez: Apparatus and method for applying reinforcement material to a surgical stapler. Gore Enterprise Holdings, David J Johns, September 6, 2005: US06939358 (399 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method used to apply a self-adherent strip of bio-compatible, staple line reinforcement material onto a working surface of a surgical stapler. The apparatus effectively contains and supports reinforcement material during sterilization and shipment. At the point of use, the apparatus ...


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William R Hardwick, Robert C Thomson, Robert L Cleek, Shrikant M Mane, Alonzo D Cook: Methods and articles for regenerating living tissue. Gore Enterprise Holdings, Eric J Sheets, December 11, 2001: US06328765 (333 worldwide citation)

There are numerous medical situations involving deficiencies of living tissue and where increase of living tissue mass is desired. Methods are described wherein a configured, shell-like device that is capable of being penetrated by living cells and tissues, is implanted into the body of a mammal in ...


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Edward E Shaw, Robert C Farnan: Self-expanding defect closure device and method of making and using. Gore Enterprise Holdings, David J Johns, January 9, 2001: US06171329 (332 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a self-expanding device for sealing a defect in a wall, such as a septal defect. The device of the present invention has a helical shaped periphery formed from an elastic wire and at least one eyelet. The eyelet has a non-circular (“asymmetric”) shape which allows th ...


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Ann M Bauman, Stuart E Broyles, Jerald M Crawley, John R Daugherty, Norman Pih: Circular stapler buttress. Gore Enterprise Holdings, Andrea W Burke, February 28, 2012: US08123767 (293 worldwide citation)

A buttress for use with circular surgical staplers that does not require adhesive to securely fasten the buttress to the stapler. Following cutting and stapling by the circular stapler, the buttress has an adaptive opening through its central region with a diameter smaller than the outer diameter of ...


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Lilip Lau, Charles Thomas Maroney, William M Hartigan, Woonza Rhee, Kimberly A McCullough: Self-expandable helical intravascular stent and stent-graft. Gore Enterprise Holdings, Morgan & Finnegan L, December 26, 2000: US06165210 (256 worldwide citation)

This invention is a medical device and a method of using it. The device is a foldable stent or stent-graft which may be percutaneously delivered with (or on) an endovascular catheter or via surgical techniques or using other suitable techniques. The expandable stent structure utilizes at least one t ...


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Lilip Lau, Charles Thomas Maroney, William M Hartigan, Woonza Rhee, Kimberly A McCullough: Self-expandable helical intravascular stent and stent-graft. Gore Enterprise Holdings, Morgan & Finnegan L, March 2, 1999: US05876432 (246 worldwide citation)

A device which includes at least a tubular stent member which if formed from a helically wrapped undulating member and a coupling member which extends through undulations of adjacent turns of the helically wrapped undulating member and is movable along the undulations, the device is foldable into a ...