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Anton Banko: Rotatable surgical instrument. Surgical Design Corporation, Darby & Darby, March 23, 1976: US03945375 (362 worldwide citation)

An instrument for removing tissue including a rotatable fluted cutter member housed in a probe adapted to be inserted into a portion of a body from which tissue is to be removed. The instrument can supply irrigation fluid through the probe to the area being operated upon and evacuate the material th ...


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Anton Banko: Surgical instrument employing cutter means. Surgical Design Corporation, Darby & Darby, February 10, 1976: US03937222 (189 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument including a cutter for removing objects from the body of a human or animal in vivo, such as the lens in the eye, in which a rotatable cutter is used having a shield through which irrigation fluid is applied to the eye and also through which material severed from the object can ...


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Igor Strukel, William Banko: Phacoemulsification handpiece, sleeve, and tip. Surgical Design Corporation, December 12, 2000: US06159175 (162 worldwide citation)

A phacoemulsification instrument that significantly reduces infusion fluid leakage by providing a silicone sleeve with a built in reinforcing member. Also, the sleeve has only a single infusion hole in order to provide better infusion fluid flow without causing turbulence in the eye. In addition, th ...


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Anton Banko: Surgical method and apparatus for implants for the eye. Surgical Design Corporation, Darby & Darby, March 3, 1981: US04253199 (161 worldwide citation)

A method of removing a lens from the eye of a human and replacing said lens by an implant of deformable material to serve as a replacement lens in which the implant is attached to the ciliary body of the eye to be deformed thereby. Various forms of implants and implant capsules are also described.


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Anton Banko: Surgical-type method for removing material. Surgical Design Corporation, Darby & Darby, December 14, 1976: US03996935 (158 worldwide citation)

The invention deals with surgical methods for the removal of tissue and other objects from the body of humans or animals, for example, foreign objects from the eye, including blood clots and the lens of the eye, by inserting a pair of jaws for engaging the object and removing portions thereof as req ...


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Anton Banko: Surgical cutting instrument with release mechanism. Surgical Design Corporation, Darby & Darby, March 13, 1984: US04436091 (137 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument including a tubular member having a port into which material to be cut is introduced there being a cutter within said tubular member having a cutting edge which is moved by a motor relative to said port to sever the material trapped between the port and the butting edge in whic ...


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Igor Strukel, William Banko: Phacoemulsification handpiece, sleeve, and tip. Surgical Design Corporation, Darby & Darby, April 21, 1998: US05741226 (135 worldwide citation)

A phacoemulsification instrument that significantly reduces infusion fluid leakage by providing a silicone sleeve with a built in reinforcing member. Also, the sleeve has only a single infusion hole in order to provide better infusion fluid flow without causing turbulence in the eye. In addition, th ...


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Anton Banko: Surge prevention system for an ophthalmic instrument. Surgical Design Corporation, Darby & Darby, January 29, 1985: US04496342 (101 worldwide citation)

An instrument for removing liquid and other material from an operating site through an evacuation line under the control of a pump, in which the fluid flow in the line is sensed and a control signal produced when material blocking the line is cleared thereby creating a surge in the fluid flow coming ...


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William Banko: Tips for ultrasonic handpiece. Surgical Design Corporation, December 26, 2000: US06165150 (98 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic instrument has a generator of ultrasonic energy and an elongated tip whose proximal end receives the ultrasonic energy from the generator which is conveyed to the tip distal end having a distal end section with an outer surface that is non-circular with a part, such as the corner junct ...


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Igor Strukel: Ultrasonic handpiece. Surgical Design Corporation, Darby & Darby, September 7, 1993: US05242385 (97 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic transducer of the magnetostrictive type in which the stack of laminations is divided into sections and at least one fluid supply tube extends at least part way along the length of the stack in the space between the two sections. One of the tube supplies irrigation fluid to the interior ...