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David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Daniel E Alesi, Keith Ratcliff, Charles R Sherts: Apparatus and method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures. United States Surgical Corporation, Peter G Dilworth, Rocco S Barrese, Thomas R Bremer, August 20, 1991: US05040715 (986 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler for placing lateral lines of staples and making an incision, all through an endoscopic tube, includes an anvil member which is mounted to the distal end of an elongated housing. A tubular collar disposed around the arm of the anvil member is movable to a distal position to bias th ...


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David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Wayne P Young, Richard A McGarry, Lisa W Heaton, Keith Ratcliff: Apparatus and method for applying surgical clips in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures. United States Surgical Corporation, Thomas R Bremer, Peter G Dilworth, Rocco S Barrese, January 28, 1992: US05084057 (751 worldwide citation)

A disposable apparatus is disclosed for applying surgical clips to body tissue in endoscopic surgical procedures. The apparatus includes a frame which is adapted to be gripped by hand, and an endoscopic section permanently connected to the handle and capable of storing surgical clips in preparation ...


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Richard A McGarry, David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Wayne P Young, Lisa W Heaton, Salvatore Castro: Apparatus and method for applying surgical staples to attach an object to body tissue. United States Surgical Corporation, Thomas R Bremer, Peter G Dilworth, Rocco S Barrese, March 1, 1994: US05289963 (667 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is disclosed for endoscopic application of surgical staples adapted to attach surgical mesh to body tissue in laparoscopic hernia surgery. The apparatus includes a frame, and a generally elongated endoscopic section connected to the frame and extending distally therefrom. A staple stora ...


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David T Green: Three staple drive member. United States Surgical Corporation, Thomas R Dilworth Peter G Bremer, Rocco S Barrese, December 18, 1990: US04978049 (587 worldwide citation)

A staple drive member for a surgical stapling apparatus. The staple drive member is capable of driving up to three staples at a time and comprises a body portion having a camming surface at its proximal end contacted by a transversely moving cam, and three rectangular staple pusher plates oriented i ...


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Sker J de Salis, Christian Klaiber: Surgical instrument. United States Surgical Corporation, Thomas R Bremer, Peter G Dilworth, Rocco S Barrese, December 10, 1991: US05071430 (550 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument is disclosed for ablation of organs or parts of organs or for generally cutting and applying surgical clips to the organ or body tissue. The instrument includes an elongated body having a pair of pincer jaws connected to the distal end, one jaw being fixed, and the other jaw be ...


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David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Robert J Geiste, Wayne P Young, Stephen W Gerry, Frank M Rende III: Arcuate apparatus for applying two-part surgical fasteners. United States Surgical Corporation, Thomas R Bremer, Peter G Dilworth, Rocco S Barrese, October 20, 1992: US05156315 (543 worldwide citation)

Apparatus is disclosed for applying surgical fasteners to body tissue along an arcuate path. Each surgical fastener may be in the form of a two-part fastener having a pronged fastener portion for piercing body tissue, and an apertured retainer dimensioned and configured for engaged reception of the ...


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Richard N Granger, Herbert W Korthoff: Apparatus for securement and attachment of body organs. United States Surgical Corporation, Thomas R Bremer, Rocco S Barrese, Peter G Dilworth, June 16, 1992: US05122156 (492 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method is disclosed for performing circular anastomosis on body portions, such body portions preferably include at least one tubular organ such as intestines, colons, or the like. The apparatus includes an annular crown-like structure which includes a plurality of elongated sharp re ...


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Thomas M Tompkins, Dominic F Presty: Locking mechanism for a surgical fastening apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, Thomas R Bremer, Peter G Dilworth, Rocco S Barrese, September 11, 1990: US04955959 (491 worldwide citation)

An improved surgical stapling apparatus containing a locking mechanism to prevent reactuation of the apparatus, the locking mechanism comprising a resilient clip having a hook which is engagable with a locking notch on the cam bar retainer. The resilient clip is initially held in a non-engagable pos ...


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David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Robert J Geiste, Wayne P Young, Stephen W Gerry, Frank M Rende III: Apparatus for applying two-part surgical fasteners. United States Surgical Corporation, Thomas R Bremer, Peter G Dilworth, Rocco S Barrese, October 19, 1993: US05253793 (483 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for applying at least one row of two-part surgical fasteners to body tissue, each surgical fastener having a pronged fastener portion for piercing body tissue, and an aperture retainer dimensioned and configured for engaged reception of the pronged fastener portion in interference fit ther ...


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Thomas Sander: Device and method for repairing torn tissue. United States Surgical Corporation, Thomas R Bremer, Peter G Dilworth, Rocco S Barrese, December 14, 1993: US05269783 (465 worldwide citation)

A device for repairing torn tissue or muscle such as the meniscus of the knee. The device consists of a pair of needles detachably secured to a pair of anchoring members having a plurality of barb-like projections extending outwardly therefrom. The anchoring members are joined by a suture which conn ...



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