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Jude S Sauer, Alex Kobilansky, Theodore J Tiberio, Jeffrey M Shaw: Collapsible anvil assembly and applicator instrument. LaserSurge, Cumpston & Shaw, November 24, 1998: US05839639 (679 worldwide citation)

A collapsible anvil assembly and applicator instrument for use with a surgical stapler. The collapsible anvil assembly includes an anvil shaft and a plurality of anvil segments, having staple clinching buckets thereon, flexibly affixed to the anvil shaft which are movable between a collapsed or radi ...


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Jude S Sauer, Mark A Bovard, Roger J Greenwald, John F Hammond, James W Kaufer: Surgical suture instrument. LaserSurge, July 11, 1995: US05431666 (415 worldwide citation)

A surgical apparatus, method of use and instrumentation kit are provided for suturing body tissue. The apparatus includes a handle assembly and an elongated body assembly detachably engaged to the handle assembly. The elongated body assembly includes an actuating mechanism for sequentially pulling t ...


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Jude S Sauer, Louis N Rapp, Thomas A Tiberio: Surgical crimping device and method of use. LaserSurge, September 23, 1997: US05669917 (413 worldwide citation)

A surgical apparatus and method of use for maintaining tension upon a length of suture material extending from body tissue is provided. The surgical apparatus deforms and compresses a securing member about a length of suture material which is received therethrough so as to maintain a prescribed amou ...


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Jude S Sauer, Roger J Greenwald: Trocar wound closure device. LaserSurge, November 29, 1994: US05368601 (244 worldwide citation)

A trocar wound closure device includes an elongated body having a distal end for insertion through a trocar puncture wound, a proximal end, and a first and second retractable needle holders disposed at the distal end of the body. The needle holders are movable between a retracted position and an ext ...


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Jude S Sauer, Roger J Greenwald, Mark A Bovard: Trocar wound closure device. LaserSurge, May 6, 1997: US05626588 (233 worldwide citation)

A trocar wound closure device includes an elongated body having a distal end for insertion through a trocar puncture wound, a proximal end, and a first and second retractable needle holders disposed at the distal end of the body. The needle holders are movable between a retracted position and an ext ...


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Jude S Sauer, Louis N Rapp, Thomas A Tiberio: Surgical crimping device and method of use. LaserSurge, July 1, 1997: US05643289 (196 worldwide citation)

A surgical apparatus and method of use for maintaining tension upon a length of suture material extending from body tissue is provided. The surgical apparatus deforms and compresses a securing member about a length of suture material which is received therethrough so as to maintain a prescribed amou ...


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Jude S Sauer: Vascular hole closure. LaserSurge, Cumpston & Shaw, June 16, 1998: US05766183 (185 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for closing a punctured blood vessel is described. The method includes providing a suturing instrument adapted to apply at least one suture to at least a portion of a blood vessel in order to close a puncture wound therein. In a preferred embodiment, the suture is secured by c ...


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Jude S Sauer, Roger J Greenwald: Method of closing puncture wounds. LaserSurge, April 16, 1996: US05507757 (145 worldwide citation)

A trocar wound closure device includes an elongated body having a distal end for insertion through a trocar puncture wound, a proximal end, and a first and second retractable needle holders disposed at the distal end of the body. The needle holders are movable between a retracted position and an ext ...


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Jude S Sauer, Theodore J Tiberio: Clamp for approximating tissue sections. LaserSurge, Cumpston & Shaw, March 18, 1997: US05611794 (131 worldwide citation)

A surgical apparatus for energy welding or otherwise joining two segments of living tissue, usually tubular in structure, comprising, means for clamping the first tissue section, means for clamping the second tissue section, means for moving one of said clamping means toward said other clamping mean ...


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Jude S Sauer, Roger J Greenwald, Mark A Bovard, John F Hammond: Morcellator. LaserSurge, Cumpston & Shaw, October 8, 1996: US05562694 (96 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument is provided for the morcellation of bodily tissue or bodily organ parts during an endoscopic surgical procedure. The instrument includes a handle assembly and a tubular body portion extending from the handle assembly and defining a longitudinal axis. A tool assembly is associat ...