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Ronald L Peters: Surgical stapler. Harris Zimmerman, December 24, 1991: US05074454 (410 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for implanting one or more rows of staples in living tissue has a pair of juxtaposed beam members with forward portions that jointly define a thin gap in which the tissue may be received and clamped. A latch couples the beam members together at a location behind the tissue gap. ...


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Lee L Swanstrom: Method and apparatus for attaching or locking an implant to an anatomic vessel or hollow organ wall. Harris Zimmerman, September 30, 2003: US06626919 (329 worldwide citation)

An attachment or locking apparatus which can effectively secure an implant, such as a stent or stent graft, to a vessel or hollow organ wall and which allows minimally-invasive techniques, such as laparoscopy, to be used to attach the implant. The locking element is inserted through an anatomic vess ...


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Rudolph Peters, William Taylor: Sternum stapling apparatus. Harris Zimmerman, November 17, 1992: US05163598 (285 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for stapling together adjacent bone tissue, such as a severed sternum, includes a staple applying tool adapted to drive each leg of a two-legged staple through a respective portion of the bone tissue. The tool includes a distal shoe having a staple forming anvil, the shoe bein ...


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Rudolph Peters, Ronald Peters, William Taylor: Automatic hemostatic clip applier. Edward Weck & Co, Harris Zimmerman, Howard Cohen, December 15, 1987: US04712549 (217 worldwide citation)

A tool for storing dispensing, and applying hemostatic clips includes a shell-like housing, and a pair of ring-handle actuating levers extending therefrom. An elongated dispensing and applying portion extends longitudinally from the housing, and includes a jaw strut extending fixedly from the housin ...


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Rudolph Peters, Ronald Peters, William Taylor: Automatic hemostatic clip applier. Edward Weck Incorporated, Harris Zimmerman, September 10, 1991: US05047038 (185 worldwide citation)

A tool for storing dispensing, and applying hemostatic clips includes a shell-like housing, and a pair of ring-handle actuating levers extending therefrom. An elongated dispensing and applying portion extends longitudinally from the housing, and includes a jaw strut extending fixedly from the housin ...


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Ronald L Peters, Rudolph Peters, William Taylor: Method and apparatus for storing, dispensing and applying surgical staples. Edward Weck & Co, Harris Zimmerman, August 28, 1990: US04951860 (176 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for storing, dispensing, and applying surgical staples includes a pistol-like tool having a handle portion with a manually movable trigger lever, and a rotatable barrel portion with a staple track for storing staples in parallel, stacked, column fashion, the axis of the column ...


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Richard H Lee: Adjustable optical reflector for fluorescent fixture. Specuflex, Harris Zimmerman, Howard Cohen, May 26, 1987: US04669033 (131 worldwide citation)

An adjustable specular reflector adapted for use in existing fluorescent lighting fixtures includes a plurality of facets extending longitudinally and hingedly joined together. The reflector may be formed of a form-retaining cardboard web having a highly reflective material adhered to one side, with ...


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Richard D Albert: Multiple image scanning X-ray method and apparatus. Harris Zimmerman, August 17, 1993: US05237598 (126 worldwide citation)

X-ray examination of objects, which may be very large objects such as aircraft, boat hulls or lengthy pipelines, is accomplished with an x-ray source having a moving x-ray origin point that is scanned in a raster pattern. At least one x-ray detector having a very small x-ray sensitive area is dispos ...


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Eugene Olsen: Suction attachment for electrosurgical instruments or the like. Harris Zimmerman, October 8, 1991: US05055100 (118 worldwide citation)

A clip-on attachment for a surgical instrument of the type having a handle which supports an electrode and switches for selectively applying high frequency electrical energy to the electrode acts to withdraw smoke, fumes or other fluids that may be produced in the region of of the electrode by conta ...


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Rex E Doherty, E Larry Hicks, Ray Gillies: Method and apparatus for tissue excision and removal by fluid jet. United States Surgical Corporation, Harris Zimmerman, June 21, 1994: US05322504 (106 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for the excision and removal of tissue, such as the lens of the eye includes a pencil-like handpiece having a cannula probe extending from the distal end thereof. The probe includes an inner jet tube to direct a high pressure jet of fluid toward a tissue target, and an outer c ...