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Gerald G Cano, Robert W Doebler: Device for removing solid objects from body canals, cavities and organs. Metamorphic Surgical Devices, Webb Ziesenheim Bruening Logsdon Orkin & Hanson P C, July 14, 1998: US05779716 (356 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a surgical instrument used in minimally invasive procedures performed under either direct, endoscopic, fluoroscopic, or other visualization. The present invention is also directed to a method of removing foreign objects from the body with the instrument. The surg ...


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Gerald G Cano: Device for removing solid objects from body canals, cavities and organs including an invertable basket. Metamorphic Surgical Devices, Webb Ziesenheim Logsdon Orkin & Hanson P C, July 24, 2001: US06264663 (238 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a surgical instrument used in minimally invasive procedures performed under either direct, endoscopic, fluoroscopic, or other visualization. The surgical instrument includes a frame which can be retracted into and extended from a sheath to form a loop and a sack ...


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Gerald G Cano: Guide wire device for removing solid objects from body canals. Metamorphic Surgical Devices, Webb Ziesenheim Logsdon Orkin & Hanson P C, January 2, 2001: US06168604 (149 worldwide citation)

A vascular filter for capturing and removing emboli includes a sack having a mouth and a closed bottom opposite the mouth. A guide wire is received through the mouth of the sack and projected through the closed bottom of the sack. The closed bottom of the sack is connected to the projection of the g ...


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Richard J Arnott: Surgical binding device and method of using same. Metamorphic Surgical Devices, Webb Ziesenheim Bruening Logsdon Orkin & Hanson P C, June 16, 1998: US05766218 (129 worldwide citation)

A binding device and method of use for providing a compressive force across tissue boundaries to promote healing. The binding device includes a strap adapted to form a loop about injured tissue and a tension member attached to the strap, wherein the tension member maintains a predetermined stress le ...


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Gerald C Cano, Jonathan E Hottenstein: Surgical instruments for minimally invasive procedures. Metamorphic Surgical Devices, Lynn J Alstadt, Buchanan Ingersoll P C, December 9, 1997: US05695511 (83 worldwide citation)

A surgical cutter intended for use in endoscopic procedures utilizes at least one shape-memory-effect (SME) alloy actuator to move one or more blades or other surgical tips in a reciprocal, rotational, or scissors-type motion to incise or excise tissue. Such cutters have a cutter assembly, mounted i ...


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Gerald G Cano, Thomas G Loebig: Apparatus for capturing objects beyond an operative site utilizing a capture device delivered on a medical guide wire. Metamorphic Surgical Devices, Frederick B Ziesenheim, Webb Ziesenheim Logsdon Orkin & Hanson PC, May 9, 2002: US20020055747-A1

An apparatus for removing a solid object from a body canal or vessel includes a coil of wire configured to slidably receive a guide wire and a sack having a mouth and a closed bottom opposite the sack. A resilient frame is connected between the coil of wire and the sack for biasing the mouth of the ...


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Cano Gerald G: Guide wire device for removing solid objects from body canals. Metamorphic Surgical Devices, Cano Gerald G, ZIESENHEIM Frederick B, March 29, 2001: WO/2001/021077

A vascular filter for capturing and removing emboli includes a sack (12) having a mouth (14) and a closed bottom (16) opposite the mouth (14). A guide wire (4) is received through the mouth (14) of the sack (12) and projected through the closed bottom (16) of the sack (12). The closed bottom (16) of ...