David T Green: Purse string applicator. U S Surgical Corporation, Kenyon & Kenyon, September 27, 1988: US04773420 (348 worldwide citation)

The purse string applicator has a pair of tissue engaging arms which can be extended from the applicator to grasp apertured tissue and to subsequently flatten and move the engaged tissue over an anvil carrier. The arms are mounted on a tube which can be slid through a handle by means of a tissue kno ...

Cheng Kung Liu, John C Brewer: Polyamide monofilament suture manufactured from higher order polyamide. U S Surgical Corporation, July 30, 1996: US05540717 (1 worldwide citation)

A higher order polyamide monofilament suture exhibits improved properties such as greater resistance to creep, greater knot security and greater chemical stability in aqueous environments.