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Colin Goble, Robert Warner: System and method for applying thermal energy to tissue. Emil Richard Skula, April 6, 1999: US05891134 (353 worldwide citation)

An apparatus, system, and method for treating body tissue using controlled application of heat includes a control unit providing electrical power to a bipolar electrode positioned within an expandable member filled with conductive fluid. Electrical power applied to the bipolar electrode by the contr ...


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Steven M Bowman, Izi Bruker: Method of securing a graft using a graft fixation device. Ethicon, Emil Richard Skula, August 20, 2002: US06436110 (343 worldwide citation)

A graft fixation device combination. The device is useful for affixing a tissue graft to a bone or other body surface. The combination has a fixation device having two implantation members connected by a connecting member. The connecting member has at least one lateral wing member extending therefro ...


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Gene W Kammerer, Susan Trenka Benthin, Keith Seritella, Rupam Naik: Meniscal repair device having integral spring member. Ethicon, Emil Richard Skula, November 28, 2000: US06152935 (342 worldwide citation)

An H-type fastener for tissue. The fastener has a central spring member. The spring member has a first end and a second end. Tissue anchor members are mounted to each end. When placed in tissue, the spring member provides a compressive spring force upon tissue between the anchor members of the faste ...


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Joseph J Pietrafitta, Ronald D Adams: Pyloroplasty/pylorectomy shield. Ethicon, Emil Richard Skula, August 29, 1995: US05445644 (326 worldwide citation)

A pyloroplasty/pylorectomy shield having a base member and a proximally extending shield member. The pyloroplasty/pylorectomy shield has attachment means for engagement with a circular stapler. The pyloroplasty/pylorectomy shield also has dilation means for progressively dilating a sphincter. The py ...


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Steven M Bowman, Izi Bruker: Graft fixation device combination. Ethicon, Emil Richard Skula, June 11, 2002: US06402766 (309 worldwide citation)

A graft fixation device combination. The device is useful for affixing a tissue graft to a bone or other body surface. The combination has a fixation device having two implantation members connected by a connecting member. The connecting member has at least one lateral wing member extending therefro ...


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Lee P Bendel, William C McJames, Walter McGregor, Robert J Tannhauser: Shape memory effect surgical needles. Ethicon, Emil Richard Skula, June 15, 1993: US05219358 (301 worldwide citation)

Surgical needles are fabricated from a shape memory alloy. The alloy has a low temperature state, in which the needle is formable into an elongated shape to pass through an elongated tube, and a high temperature state, in which the needle forms an arc. The needle is particularly adapted for use in e ...


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Richard F Wenstrom Jr, Ronald L Taylor Jr, Steven L Jensen: Suture anchor having multiple sutures. Ethicon, Emil Richard Skula, April 4, 2000: US06045573 (281 worldwide citation)

A suture anchor for attaching soft tissue to bone. The anchor has a body member and a longitudinal axis. The anchor contains at least two suture mounting passages for mounting suture to the anchor. A first passage is located proximally to the second passage.


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Lothar Schilder, Hermann Dahlke: Multi-layered implant. Ethicon, Emil Richard Skula, November 11, 1997: US05686090 (261 worldwide citation)

A multi-layered implant has at least two layers, of which at least two have a different porosity. A woven or knitted mesh, e.g., can be provided completely or partly with a porous fleece layer on one side or on both sides. The porosity can vary within a fleece layer. A layer of the multi-layered imp ...


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Susanne Landgrebe, Lothar Schilder: Ethicon, Emil Richard Skula, November 24, 1998: US05840011 (245 worldwide citation)

An implant for suspension of the urinary bladder in bases of incontinence of urine in women has a flat, flexible basic structure. Two first projections (5, 6) and two second projections (7, 8) start from a triangle-like to elongated oval basis (1). The two first projections (5, 6) run on opposite si ...


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Daniel C Rosenman: Spiral surgical tack. Ethicon, Emil Richard Skula, March 17, 1998: US05728116 (218 worldwide citation)

A surgical tack for use in surgical procedures. The surgical tack has a base member and a distally extending spiral member having a distal piercing point. The spiral member forms a spiral. The tack may be used to fasten tissue, sutures, or medical devices to tissue.