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William D Richards: Adjustable surgical staple and method of using the same. Ophthalmic Ventures Partnership, Schiller Pandiscio & Kusmer, December 19, 1989: US04887601 (353 worldwide citation)

An adjustable surgical staple for use in joining together two pieces of human or animal tissue. The staple has a spine and two legs, with the spine being slotted along its length so as to divide the spine into two separate cross members. Bending the cross members towards or away from one another alt ...


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William D Richards, Ernesto E Blanco: Accommodating intraocular lens. Ophthalmic Ventures Partnership, Schiller Pandiscio & Kusmer, February 19, 1991: US04994082 (181 worldwide citation)

An intraocular lens assembly including an adjustable-power lens assembly and an adjustment mechanism coupled between the lens assembly and the ciliary muscle of the eye in which the lens assembly is implanted for adjusting the power of the lens assembly in response to contraction or relaxation of th ...


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William D Richards, Ernesto E Blanco, Richard A Clark, John C Meade: Surgical microstapler. Ophthalmic Ventures Partnership, Schiller Pandiscio & Kusmer, August 9, 1988: US04762260 (132 worldwide citation)

A surgical microstapler is disclosed which does not require the use of a staple bending anvil that must be retracted after the staple is implanted. The surgical microstapler utilizes a stapler head comprising a staple magazine that consists of a series of staples attached to and supported by a plura ...


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William D Richards, Richard A Clark, John C Meade: Driver for surgical microstapler. Ophthalmic Ventures Partnership, Schiller Pandiscio & Kusmer, April 18, 1989: US04821942 (95 worldwide citation)

The driver is disclosed for a surgical micro-suturing stapling system which does not require the use of a staple bending anvil tha must be retracted after the staple is implanted. The surgical microstapler system utilizes a unique stapler head comprising a staple magazine having a series of staples ...


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William D Richards: Surgical suturing system and probe assembly. Ophthalmic Ventures Partnership, Schiller Pandiscio and Kusmer, May 22, 1990: US04927428 (72 worldwide citation)

A surgical suturing system having a probe assembly for positioning tissue to be sutured and a stapling system for suturing tissue. The stapling system includes a stapler having a housing with a staple ejection slot, a magazine of preformed staples received within the housing and a driver for driving ...


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William D Richards: Surgical suturing system and probe assembly. Ophthalmic Ventures Partnership, Schiller Pandiscio & Kusmer, February 5, 1991: US04990153 (45 worldwide citation)

A surgical suturing system having a probe assembly for positioning tissue to be sutured and a stapling system for suturing tissue. The stapling system includes a stapler having a housing with a staple ejection slot, a magazine of preformed staples received within the housing and a driver for driving ...


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William D Richards, Ernesto E Blanco: Ophthalmic stapler. Ophthalmic Ventures Partnership, Schiller Pandiscio & Kusmer, January 23, 1990: US04895289 (8 worldwide citation)

A stapler system for surgical suturing comprising a novel stapler and novel precurved staples designed for use with the stapler. Staples stored on a magazine are implanted by a ram mounted for reciprocal movement on the body of the stapler. The ram is moved to firing position by a handle pivotally m ...


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Richards William D, Blanco Ernesto E: Ophthalmic stapler. Ophthalmic Ventures Partnership, PANDISCIO Mark J, July 25, 1991: WO/1991/010400

A stapler system for surgical suturing comprising a novel stapler and novel percurved staples (600) designed for use with the stapler. Staples (600) on a magazine (500) are implanted by a ram (300) mounted for reciprocal movement on the body (100) of the stapler. The ram (300) is moved to firing pos ...


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Richards William D: Surgical suturing system and probe assembly. Ophthalmic Ventures Partnership, MEIER Lawrence H, April 19, 1990: WO/1990/003762

A surgical suturing system (10) having a probe assembly (200) for positioning tissue to be sutured and a stapling system (100) for suturing tissue. The stapling system includes a stapler (102) having a housing (106) with a staple ejection slot, a magazine (108) of preformed staples received within t ...


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Richards William D, Blanco Ernesto E, Clark Richard A, Meade John C: Surgical microstapler. Ophthalmic Ventures Partnership, PANDISCIO Mark J, March 24, 1988: WO/1988/001955

A surgical micro-stapling system which does not require the use of a staple bending anvil. The system uses a staple magazine (12) with plural staples (70) formed in a stainless steel sheet. Magazine (12) has side frame members (72, 74), and tabs (78, 79, 80, 82) integrally joining staple spine (83) ...