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Robert Mericle: Surgical stapling instrument. Edward Weck Incorporated, Robert E Lee, Gene Warzecha, February 12, 1991: US04991764 (272 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument includes first and second body members pivotally and detachably connected to each other, each having an elongated jaw to grip tissue therebetween to be stapled together. The instrument further includes a toggle joint pivotally connected on one of said body members and ...


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Curtis W Thornton, Thomas W Ruckdeschel: Drive mechanism for surgical instruments. TFI Acquistion, Gene Warzecha, Steve Rosenblatt, July 19, 1994: US05330487 (270 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for applying a ligating device to a surgical work site. The instrument is provided with a power subassembly which provides the power by which the ligating device is placed into proper position for being applied to the work site. In one embodiment, the instrument is a hemostatic ...


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Steven E Fitts, A Frank Trott, James Gross, Lloyd Diamond, Steven T Jones, Sharon K Anderson: Bioabsorbable threaded soft tissue anchor system. Linvatec Corporation, Gene Warzecha, August 1, 2000: US06096060 (257 worldwide citation)

A bioabsorbable soft tissue anchor system comprising a cannulated soft tissue anchor for being turned through soft tissue, and a driver for driving the anchor and method for attaching soft tissue at a selected site of implantation. The soft tissue anchor is an elongated unitary body having a threade ...


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Stephen J Snyder: Suture shuttle device. Linvatec Corporation, Gene Warzecha, October 5, 1993: US05250053 (253 worldwide citation)

A flexible, elongated suture passing device or shuttle capable of advancing monofilament or multi-stranded suture material to a remote work site. The suture shuttle is formed of a plurality of woven or braided fiber strands which are coated, over all but a central portion of the strands, with a mate ...


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Robert L Guest, Alexander S Withers: Hemostatis valve. Edward Weck Incorporated, Gene Warzecha, Robert E Lee, March 19, 1991: US05000745 (247 worldwide citation)

An introducer sheath assembly having an improved valve assembly including at least three elastic disc shaped membranes. A first membrane has a circular hole through the center to sealingly receive a catheter while a second membrane has a center hole smaller than the hole in the first membrane to sea ...


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Curtis W Thornton: Endoscopic clip appliers. Edward Weck Incorporated, Gene Warzecha, May 12, 1992: US05112343 (240 worldwide citation)

A hemostatic clip applier is disclosed showing improvements which enable the user to selectively trigger the feeding of a clip to the jaws of the applier when desired. A cantilevered trigger button is integrally formed with the housing of the applier so as to be depressible by the user. The trigger ...


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Gary Garman, James C Y Chow: Endoscopic needle with suture retriever. Linvatec Corporation, Gene Warzecha, March 19, 1996: US05499991 (233 worldwide citation)

A suture retriever and method for manipulating suture during endoscopic surgical procedures. The suture retriever has an elongated housing provided with a needle tip and a lateral opening situated near the tip. A suture engaging hook is extendable through the lateral opening and away from the axis o ...


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R Glen Coleman: Driving system for inserting threaded suture anchors. Linvatec Corporation, Gene Warzecha, January 7, 1997: US05591207 (229 worldwide citation)

A driving system and method for endoscopically inserting threaded suture anchors. The driving system incorporates a tubular guide adapted to receive a cylindrical drive shaft having a drive portion at its distal tip for engaging a threaded anchor and a stop member at its proximal end for enabling ro ...


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B Alex Barlev, Walton Lane Ector Jr, Joepert R Lim: Sterile transfer battery container. Linvatec Corporation, Gene Warzecha, March 10, 2009: US07501198 (224 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for enabling the use of a non-sterile battery with a sterile surgical instrument. The sterile transfer container has a tubular body with a closed distal end and an open proximal end. The container is provided with a cover and a locking mechanism for locking the cover to the bo ...


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Joseph Fucci, Bennie W Gladdish Jr: Pre-loaded suture anchor. Linvatec Corporation, Gene Warzecha, December 16, 1997: US05697950 (193 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for facilitating use of a threaded suture anchor in combination with a reusable cannulated anchor driver. The device enables a suture anchor to be preassembled with a suture so that a user need not assemble a suture anchor with suture immediately prior to use. The preassembled ...