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Felix F Esposito, John A Conners, Joseph N Logan, James W Dwyer, Laurence Crainich: Malleable, bioabsorbable, plastic staple; and method and apparatus for deforming such staple. American Cyanamid Company, Charles F Costello Jr, September 27, 1994: US05350400 (515 worldwide citation)

A malleable, bioabsorbable polymeric staple includes a back span with two legs depending perpendicularly therefrom that are deformed toward each other initially and then upwardly toward the back span such that end points on each leg extends to the side and past the back span. The staple has a noncir ...


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Robert A Hlavacek: Surgical fastener. American Cyanamid Company, Charles F Costello Jr, August 17, 1993: US05236440 (460 worldwide citation)

A surgical fastener is comprised of a center span with two locking arms extending therefrom, each locking arm containing an indentation adapted to receive a locking point and an indentation adapted to receive a locking nub. An inner bendable member extends from the center span terminating in a stapl ...


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John A Conners: Malleable, bioabsorbable,plastic staple having a knotted configuration; and method and apparatus for deforming such staple. American Cyanamid Company, Charles F Costello Jr, November 2, 1993: US05258009 (407 worldwide citation)

A malleable, bioabsorbable polymeric staple includes a back span with two legs depending perpendicularly therefrom that are deformed along an arcuate path toward each other initially and then upwardly toward the back span such that end points on each leg extend through a gap formed between an unders ...


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William J Allen, Joseph N Logan, Jeffrey A Stein, Paul C DiCesare, Douglas M Spranger, Paul J Mulhauser: Linear surgical stapling instrument. American Cyanamid Co, Charles F Costello Jr, March 7, 1995: US05395034 (386 worldwide citation)

A linear surgical stapling instrument includes a magazine for holding a plurality of undeformed surgical staples, and an upper jaw carrying the magazine and having opposed distal and proximal ends. An anvil is formed with staple-deforming pockets, and a lower jaw carries the anvil and has opposing d ...


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Jeffrey A Stein, David Schiff, Paul Mulhauser, Donald Lamond: Linear surgical stapling instrument. American Cyanamid Company, Ronald A Clayton, Charles F Costello Jr, August 31, 1993: US05240163 (352 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument includes a staple cartridge that may be loaded with surgical staples, an anvil mounted to confront the staple cartridge for deforming staples driven theretoward, and advancer for advancing the staple cartridge from an open position toward the anvil to a closed position ...


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Robert A Hlavacek, Barry L Dumican, Edward J McCusker: Flat braided ligament or tendon implant device having texturized yarns. American Cyanamid Company, Charles F Costello Jr, December 20, 1988: US04792336 (312 worldwide citation)

A surgical repair device having a length to width ratio of greater than one is disclosed. The device comprises a plurality of fibers. The majority of the fibers are in a direction essentially parallel to the device length.


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William J Allen, George Jessup, Frederick F Ahari, Robert A Rabiner, John E Burbank III: Surgical purse string suturing instrument and method. American Cyanamid Co, Charles F Costello Jr, May 2, 1995: US05411481 (300 worldwide citation)

A purse string suturing instrument is provided for quickly and effectively forming a purse string suture in tubular tissue through relatively small cannulas placed in the body. The instrument includes a pair of elongated jaws, each having a row of spaced-apart uniform-size teeth. The jaws are hinged ...


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Dennis F Devereux: Method of using a surgical repair mesh. American Cyanamid Company, Charles F Costello Jr, April 7, 1987: US04655221 (296 worldwide citation)

A polyglycolic acid mesh sling sewn above the pelvic inlet prevents small bowel descent into the true pelvis during radiation therapy for various pelvic malignancies.


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Barry L Dumican, Alan L Kaganov, Thomas A Ritter: Surgical repair mesh. American Cyanamid Company, Charles F Costello Jr, January 6, 1987: US04633873 (272 worldwide citation)

A mesh or fabric, having zero to variable stretch, is made from absorbable or partially absorbable fibers. The mesh or fabric can be either knitted or woven. The fabric is useful in surgical repair.


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Ellsworth Roland Sandhage, Arthur Sinclair Taylor: Pellet implanter for animal treatment. American Cyanamid Company, Charles F Costello Jr, March 7, 1978: US04077406 (222 worldwide citation)

A pellet implanter for the subcutaneous implantation of one or more spherical or cylindrical pellets of a total size of up to about 1/8 inch by 1 inch (3 mm .times. 25 mm) through a hypodermic needle uses a transparent compact flat cartridge having parallel feed chambers permitting visual observatio ...