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Lee Bolduc, Thomas A Kramer, Brian A Hodges, Tim McCoy, John Lunsford: Surgical helical fastener with applicator. Origin Medsystems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, December 10, 1996: US05582616 (580 worldwide citation)

A helical fastener having a high retentive surface area is provided and has a first end for enhancing penetration into tissue and a second end comprising a coil sectioning a diameter of the fastener for receiving longitudinal and rotational forces. The helical fasteners are attached to body tissue b ...


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Todd Thompson, Terrance Kloeckl, Peter F Costa, William A Holmes, Jay Daulton: Surgical clip applier. Origin Medsystems, Townsend and Townsend, March 9, 1993: US05192288 (503 worldwide citation)

According to the present invention, improved apparatus and methods are provided for applying surgical clips to body tissue in inaccessible places and at various angles with particular usefulness in laparoscopic surgery. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises a shaft having a distal end and a pro ...


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Tim J Kovac, Michael F Wei: Endoscopic surgical instrument for rotational manipulation. Origin Medsystems, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, December 16, 2003: US06663641 (437 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic surgical instrument suitable for use with a needle-grasper having a rotational translation device for creating rotational motion at the distal end of the surgical instrument in a non 1:1 ratio to rotational energy imparted at the handle of the surgical instrument. The shaft of the surg ...


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Tim J Kovac, Michael F Wei: Endoscopic surgical instrument for rotational manipulation. Origin Medsystems, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, January 9, 2001: US06171316 (432 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic surgical instrument suitable for use with a needle-grasper having a rotational translation device for creating rotational motion at the distal end of the surgical instrument in a non 1:1 ratio to rotational energy imparted at the handle of the surgical instrument. The shaft of the surg ...


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Lee Bolduc, Thomas A Kramer, Brian A Hodges, Tim McCoy, John Lunsford: Surgical helical fastener with applicator and method of use. Origin Medsystems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, September 22, 1998: US05810882 (350 worldwide citation)

A method for repairing a hernia involving utilizing a helical fastener is disclosed. The helical fastener has a length that is placed in a non-parallel relationship with the tissue in the area of the hernia and is rotated into the tissue. An applicator is provided which holds multiple fasteners and ...


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Albert K Chin: Apparatus and method for closing puncture wounds. Origin Medsystems, Limbach & Limbach, February 21, 1995: US05391182 (341 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for suturing fascial tissue for deep puncture wounds utilizes a flexible membrane inserted into a body cavity through a trocar sheath positioned in a wound. A suture to be applied to the wound has anchors attached to each of its ends. A pair of suture-carrying needles each carry an end ...


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Albert K Chin: Surgical method and prosthetic strip therefor. Origin Medsystems, Fenwick & West, July 13, 1999: US05922026 (320 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic strip or patch and associated surgical procedures allow a surgeon to maneuver the strip or patch without the use of laparoscopic graspers. The prosthetic strip or patch includes pockets into which a fastener tool, used to secure the strip or patch to tissue or to ligaments in the body, ...


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Lee Bolduc, Thomas A Kramer, Brian A Hodges, Tim McCoy, John Lunsford: System for applying fasteners to tissue. Origin Medsystems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, October 20, 1998: US05824008 (316 worldwide citation)

A helical fastener having a high retentive surface area is provided and has a first end for enhancing penetration into tissue and a second end comprising a coil sectioning a diameter of the fastener for receiving longitudinal and rotational forces. The helical fasteners are attached to body tissue b ...


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Frederic H Moll, Charles Gresl Jr, Albert K Chin, Philip K Hopper: Retraction methods using endoscopic inflatable retraction devices. Origin Medsystems, Limbach & Limbach, May 10, 1994: US05309896 (310 worldwide citation)

A method for retracting an organ inside the body in the course of treating adjacent tissue. An inflatable retractor is provided. The inflatable retractor includes a flexible wall which may be expanded into place within the body, and which enclosed a main chamber. The inflatable retractor also includ ...


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Todd A Thompson, Tim Kovac: Gas-sealed instruments for use in laparoscopic surgery. Origin Medsystems, Limbach & Limbach L, April 8, 1997: US05618291 (305 worldwide citation)

A gas-sealed instrument for use in laparoscopic procedures in a gas-insufflated body cavity. The instrument comprises a static portion, a moving portion, and a sealing means for preventing gas from escaping from the body cavity through the static portion. The static portion includes a handle, and an ...