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Terrence J Buelna: Electrosurgical electrode. Applied Urology, Richard L Myers, January 14, 1992: US05080660 (537 worldwide citation)

In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention an improvement is set forth in an electrosurgical electrode having a conductor from which a radio frequency electrical signal is generated, which signal sparks to and performs a surgical procedure upon the tissue adjacent the conductor and is ...


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Charles C Hart: T-anchor suturing device and method for using same. Applied Medical Resources Corporation, Richard L Myers, May 6, 1997: US05626614 (474 worldwide citation)

A surgical apparatus includes a needle having an outer surface and an anchor bar disposed in sliding engagement with the needle. A suture has a first end attached to the anchor bar and a second end extending laterally of the anchor bar and outwardly of the needle. A pusher is movable coaxially of th ...


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Charles C Hart: Surgical manipulator. Applied Medical Resources Corporation, Richard L Myers, February 8, 1994: US05284128 (397 worldwide citation)

A surgical manipulator includes an outer tube having an axis extending between distal and proximal ends of the tube. A pair of sidewalls extend axially of the outer tube at the distal end, one of the sidewalls being weakened relative to the other sidewall. An actuator disposed interiorly of the oute ...


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Roger H Tu, Edwin Wang: Multi-layered poly(tetrafluoroethylene)/elastomer materials useful for in vivo implantation. Baxter International, Michael C Schiffer, Richard L Myers, W Dennis Drehkoff, March 28, 1989: US04816339 (345 worldwide citation)

Biologically compatible materials capable of being formed into implants, comprising layers of poly(tetrafluoroethylene) and mixtures of poly(tetrafluoroethylene) and elastomer, having excellent compliance, strength, elasticity and suturability are disclosed. The materials are preferably prepared as ...


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Charles C Hart, Mark A Ritchart, Donald L Gadberry: Trocar with floating septum seal. Applied Medical Resources Corporation, Richard L Myers, January 31, 1995: US05385553 (302 worldwide citation)

A trocar having a cannula and housing which define an access channel, is configured to receive a surgical instrument. A flexible valve disposed in the channel includes first portions which define an orifice through the valve and second portions which are disposed outwardly of the first portions. The ...


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Charles C Hart, Eduardo Chi Sing, Frans VandenBroek, Richard L Myers: Balloon catheter apparatus and method. Applied Medical Resources Corporation, Richard L Myers, February 9, 1999: US05868708 (283 worldwide citation)

A surgical device for cleaning and removing obstructing material from within a vascular conduit or other bodily passageway. The device comprises a balloon catheter having an independently operable outer woven sleeve having a plurality of mesh openings. The woven sleeve surrounds the radially expanda ...


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Charles C Hart, Brett Trauthen, Nabil Hilal, Said Hilal, Bounsavanh Pravongviengkham: Suturing apparatus and method. Richard L Myers, September 21, 1999: US05954732 (279 worldwide citation)

A suturing apparatus adapted to close an incision and an anterior tissue wall includes an elongate support structure having an axis extending between a proximal end and distal end. A receiver disposed at the distal end is insertable through the incision in a low-profile state and expanded to a high- ...


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Mark A Ritchart, Robert P Cooper, Charles C Hart, Donald L Gadberry: Lever actuated septum seal. Applied Medical Resources, Richard L Myers, May 11, 1993: US05209737 (271 worldwide citation)

A septum valve in a trocar assembly has a variable orifice that is responsive to a cross-sectional dimension of the surgical instrument being inserted into the trocar channel, thereby minimizing leakage of inflation gas from the body cavity, such as the abdomen, being operated on. An elastomeric sep ...


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Nabil Hilal, Said S Hilal: Surgical trocar. Applied Medical Resources Corporation, Richard L Myers, September 6, 1994: US05344420 (269 worldwide citation)

A surgical trocar includes an operative sleeve adapted for disposition across a tissue barrier and an obturator removably disposed in the sleeve. A source of energy is introduced to a cutting element disposed at the distal end of the obturator for energizing the cutting element to cut tissue barrier ...


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Scott Taylor: Sealed surgical access device. Applied Medical Resources Corporation, Richard L Myers, Kenneth K Vu, David G Majdali, May 30, 2006: US07052454 (269 worldwide citation)

A surgical access device is adapted to facilitate access through an incision in a body wall having an inner surface and an outer surface, and into a body cavity of a patient. The device includes first and second retention members adapted to be disposed in proximity to the outer surface and the inner ...