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Fred H Burbank, Thomas J Fogarty, Wayne E Manska, Mark A Ritchart, Timothy J Ryan, Elias A Zerhouni: Method and apparatus for automated biopsy and collection of soft tissue. Biopsys Medical, Dennis H Epperson, June 18, 1996: US05526822 (622 worldwide citation)

A method and device for the automated biopsy and collection of soft tissue having a piercing needle with a receiving port to trap tissue prior to cutting. A motor drive directs and positions the tissue receiving port at a lesion site in arbitrary positions about and along the longitudinal axis of th ...


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Norman S Gordon: Endoscopic suture system. Laurus Medical Corporation, Dennis H Epperson, November 15, 1994: US05364408 (603 worldwide citation)

A method and device for approximating tissue, particularly the tissue separated by means of an endosurgical trocar being inserted into a body cavity. The invention provides for the introduction and placement of the device into the body cavity, with the distal end having deployable needle guides, ext ...


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Norman S Gordon, Robert P Cooper, Gordon C Gunn: Endoscopic suture system. Laurus Medical Corporation, Dennis H Epperson, July 30, 1996: US05540704 (367 worldwide citation)

A method and device for the placement of sutures and for the purpose of approximating tissue. A particular utility is effected in the approximation of the tissue separated by means of an endosurgical trocar being inserted into a body cavity. The invention provides for the loading of suture material ...


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Robert S Vasko: Remotely programmable infusion system. I Flow Corporation, Dennis H Epperson, February 16, 1999: US05871465 (309 worldwide citation)

A remotely programmable infusion system. The remotely programmable infusion system comprises a memory for storing a programmable protocol and a remote communication port for sending a voice signal to a remote touch-tone transceiver and for receiving a remote programming signal from the remote touch- ...


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Norman S Gordon, Robert P Cooper, Richard L Quick: Needle guidance system for endoscopic suture device. Laurus Medical Corporation, Dennis H Epperson, February 3, 1998: US05713910 (306 worldwide citation)

A method and device for the placement of sutures and for the purpose of approximating tissue. A particular utility is effected in the approximation of the tissue separated by means of an endosurgical trocar being inserted into a body cavity. The invention provides for the loading of suture material ...


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Norman S Gordon, Robert P Cooper: Endoscopic suture system. Laurus Medical Corporation, Dennis H Epperson, November 26, 1996: US05578044 (284 worldwide citation)

A method and device for the placement of sutures and for the purpose of approximating tissue. A particular utility is effected in the approximation of the tissue separated by means of an endosurgical trocar being inserted into a body cavity. The invention provides for the loading of suture material ...


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Norman S Gordon, Robert P Cooper, Gordon C Gunn: Endoscopic suture system. Laurus Medical Corporation, Dennis H Epperson, April 21, 1998: US05741277 (213 worldwide citation)

A method and device for the placement of sutures and for the purpose of approximating tissue. A particular utility is effected in the approximation of the tissue separated by means of an endosurgical trocar being inserted into a body cavity. The invention provides for the loading of suture material ...


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Norman S Gordon, Robert P Cooper, Richard L Quick: Surgical needle and retainer system. Laurus Medical Corporation, Dennis H Epperson, October 17, 1995: US05458609 (202 worldwide citation)

A method and device for the placement of sutures and for the purpose of approximating tissue. A particular utility is effected in the approximation of the tissue separated by means of an endosurgical trocar being inserted into a body cavity. The invention provides for the loading of suture material ...


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Norman S Gordon, Robert P Cooper, Richard L Quick: Endoscopic suture system. Laurus Medical Corporation, Dennis H Epperson, September 2, 1997: US05662664 (198 worldwide citation)

A suturing device includes a shouldered surgical needle where the shoulder has a cross sectional transverse dimension. A suture is attached to a distal portion of the needle. A needle catch having a flexible aperture with a relaxed dimension which is smaller than the cross sectional transverse dimen ...


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Norman S Gordon: Endoscopic suture system. Laurus Medical Corporation, Dennis H Epperson, November 19, 1996: US05575800 (144 worldwide citation)

A method and device for approximating tissue, particularly the tissue separated by means of an endosurgical trocar being inserted into a body cavity. The invention provides for the introduction and placement of the device into the body cavity, with the distal end having deployable needle guides, ext ...