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Mark A Ritchart, Fred H Burbank: Control system and method for automated biopsy device. Biopsys Medical, Donald E Stout, June 23, 1998: US05769086 (479 worldwide citation)

An automatic control system for a vacuum-assisted automatic core biopsy device (10) is provided, wherein the automatic core biopsy device (10) comprises a housing (12), out of which extends a needle assembly (14) including a hollow outer piercing needle (16), an inner cutter (18) having a lumen (20) ...


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Mark A Ritchart, J Michael Stuart, Fred H Burbank, Kenneth M Galt: Methods and devices for automated biopsy and collection of soft tissue. Biopsys Medical, Donald E Stout, July 22, 1997: US05649547 (410 worldwide citation)

Instruments for performing percutaneous biopsy procedures are disclosed, which have advantageous features for improving functionality and performance over prior art devices. These instruments comprise two types, single-use devices, and multiple-use devices having active tissue capture capability. Im ...


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Fred H Burbank, Thomas J Fogarty, Wayne E Manska, Mark A Ritchart, Timothy J Ryan, Elias A Zerhouni: Apparatus for automated biopsy and collection of soft tissue. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Donald E Stout, July 7, 1998: US05775333 (355 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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John French: Gaming table tracking system and method. Chip Track International, Donald E Stout, April 7, 1998: US05735742 (298 worldwide citation)

A fully automated accounting system accurately and automatically monitors and records all gaming chip transactions in a casino. The system employs a gaming chip having a transponder embedded therein and has an ongoing and "on-command" ability to provide an instantaneous inventory of all of the gamin ...


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John French, William Piehl: Gaming chips with electronic circuits scanned by antennas in gaming chip placement areas for tracking the movement of gaming chips within a casino apparatus and method. Chip Track International, Donald E Stout, July 29, 1997: US05651548 (291 worldwide citation)

A method of tracking movement of gaming chips in casino comprising gaming chips each having an electronic circuit which transmits information, and antennas located at gaming chip placement areas. When gaming chips are placed on a first gaming chip placement area within the casino, the antenna at tha ...


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Seth A Foerster: Method and apparatus for attaching connective tissues to bone using a knotless suture anchoring device. Opus Medical, Donald E Stout, Stout Uxa Buyan & Mullins, August 3, 2004: US06770076 (267 worldwide citation)

A device for attaching connective tissue to bone has a longitudinal axis and comprises an annular toggle member and a body member disposed distally of the toggle member, such that there is an axial space between the toggle member and the body member. The toggle member is movable between an undeploye ...


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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. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Donald E Stout, Stout Uxa Buyan & Mullins, November 9, 1999: US05980469 (258 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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Minh Tran, Seth A Foerster: Method and apparatus for attaching connective tissues to bone using a suture anchoring device. Opus Medical, Donald E Stout, Stout Uxa Buyan & Mullins, June 24, 2003: US06582453 (249 worldwide citation)

A bone anchor and methods for using same to secure connective tissue, such as tendons, to bone are disclosed which permit a suture attachment that lies entirely beneath the cortical bone surface. The bone anchor of the invention incorporates a deformable body that creates an increased anchor body di ...


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Gregory H Bain, Seth Foerster: Linear suturing apparatus and methods. Opus Medical, Donald E Stout, Stout Uxa Buyan & Mullins, April 22, 2003: US06551330 (243 worldwide citation)

A suturing instrument and methods for placing mattress stitches in soft tissues comprises an elongate shaft with a stationary jaw and a movable jaw disposed at a distal end thereof. The movable jaw is coupled to a handle grip at the proximal end of the shaft and is configured to manipulate the movab ...


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Seth Foerster: Single-tailed suturing method and apparatus. Opus Medical, Donald E Stout, Stout Uxa Buyan & Mullins, October 2, 2001: US06296659 (228 worldwide citation)

A suture loop is formed in a hollow braided suture by feeding one end of a length of suture through a part in the braid of the suture and into the inner lumen formed by the hollow braid. The braided configuration of the suture allows it to be expanded in diameter by pushing and reduced in diameter b ...



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