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Mike L LaJoie, Joseph G Buehl, Haig H Krakirian, Stephen M Johnson, Ralph W Brown: Inter-active program guide with default selection control. Time Warner Entertainment Company, Robert R Jackson, Garry J Tuma, Fish & Neave, December 15, 1998: US05850218 (915 worldwide citation)

A system and method are provided for providing a full service cable television system. The cable system incorporates a digital and analog transmission architecture capable of delivering a high number of high quality television programs, advanced cable services, and online services to a subscriber's ...


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David T Green: Surgical fastener and means for applying same. United States Surgical Corporation, Robert R Jackson, John E Nathan, September 6, 1983: US04402445 (595 worldwide citation)

A surgical fastener of plastic or plastic-like material includes initially separate fastener and retainer members. The fastener member has at least two parallel prongs, each of which fits into a respective one of at least two apertures in the retainer member. The prongs twist as they enter the apert ...


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David T Green, Ernie Aranyi: Articulated surgical fastener applying apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, Robert R Jackson, John E Nathan, January 28, 1986: US04566620 (591 worldwide citation)

In apparatus including a distal surgical fastener applying assembly operatively connected to a proximal actuator assembly by a longitudinal shaft assembly, the shaft assembly includes an articulation for allowing the fastener applying assembly to be placed in any of a wide range of rotational orient ...


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David T Green: Surgical instruments. United States Surgical Corporation, John E Nathan, Robert R Jackson, Richard A Inz, June 4, 1985: US04520817 (574 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument is disclosed, having upper and lower elongate jaws, one of which is adapted to receive a staple magazine, the other jaw being adapted to receive an anvil or to serve as one itself. A pusher bar and knife assembly including a pair of pusher bars and a central knife carr ...


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Douglas G Noiles: Surgical stapler apparatus with curved shaft. United States Surgical Corporation, Robert R Jackson, John E Nathan, March 18, 1986: US04576167 (505 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler including a stapling assembly, an actuator assembly remote from the stapling assembly, and a longitudinal shaft assembly having a longitudinally curved section for connecting the actuator assembly to the stapling assembly and for transmitting the forces and motions required to ope ...


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David Y Green: Self-contained gas powered surgical stapler. United States Surgical Corporation, Robert R Jackson, John E Nathan, May 25, 1982: US04331277 (482 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler powered by a relatively low pressure gas supply contained in the stapler. The stapler has a mechanical linkage between the pneumatic actuator and the staple driver with a differential mechanical advantage to match the substantially constant force provided by the pneumatic actuator ...


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David T Green: Surgical stapler apparatus with pivotally mounted actuator assemblies. United States Surgical Corporation, Robert R Jackson, John E Nathan, May 17, 1983: US04383634 (479 worldwide citation)

Surgical stapler apparatus in which the actuator elements can be pivoted out of the actuator housing to facilitate cleaning of the apparatus between uses without disassembly of the apparatus.


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David T Green, Edgar D Gunning: Surgical fastener applying apparatus with variable fastener arrays. United States Surgical Corporation, Robert R Jackson, John E Nathan, March 4, 1986: US04573622 (465 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for applying an array of surgical fasteners. The apparatus includes a work transmitting member removably interposable between the member which supplies the fastener applying work and a subset of the fasteners in the array so that the subset can be applied or not applied at the option of th ...


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David T Green: Surgical fastener applying apparatus with progressive application of fastener. United States Surgical Corporation, Robert R Jackson, John E Nathan, April 8, 1986: US04580712 (396 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for applying a relatively large number of surgical fasteners to body tissue, application of some fasteners is made to precede application of other fasteners in order to spread out and thereby reduce the peak fastener applying load or force.


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David T Green: Surgical fastener applying apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, Robert R Jackson, John E Nathan, July 23, 1985: US04530453 (374 worldwide citation)

In a surgical fastener applying instrument of the type in which the tissue is first clamped by operation of a lever mechanism, a releasable latch is included in the lever mechanism for releasably holding the tissue clamping elements at an intermediate latching position. In this position, the tissue ...



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