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William D Richards, Philip R Lichtman: Surgical fastener. Acufex Microsurgical, Schiller Pandiscio & Kusmer, June 2, 1987: US04669473 (668 worldwide citation)

An improved surgical fastener having at least one head portion and a filament portion arranged in a T configuration, wherein at least one end of the said at least one head portion is sharply pointed, so that when that head portion is implanted in body tissue, the head portion will attach itself secu ...


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Lehmann K Li: Suture anchor installation tool. Mitek Surgical Products, Schiller Pandiscio & Kusmer, March 26, 1991: US05002550 (443 worldwide citation)

A new and improved suture anchor of the sort adapted to anchor an intermediate portion of a piece of conventional suture in bone, and a new and improved installation tool for deploying the same, said installation tool being adapted to releasably hold at least one curved needle which is attached to s ...


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Roland F Gatturna: Suture anchor and suture anchor installation tool. Mitek Surgical Products, Schiller Pandiscio & Kusmer, November 6, 1990: US04968315 (419 worldwide citation)

A novel suture anchor comprising (a) a coupling member having a first end portion and a reduced second end portion, and a shoulder formed at the junction of the first end portion and the reduced second end portion, (b) at least one barb, the barb having a first end and a second end and being curved ...


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Lehmann K Li: Suture anchor and suture anchor installation tool. Mitek Surgical Products, Schiller Pandiscio & Kusmer, August 7, 1990: US04946468 (412 worldwide citation)

A new and improved suture anchor of the sort adapted to anchor an intermediate portion of a piece of conventional suture in bone, and a new and improved installation tool for deploying the same, said installation tool being adapted to releasably hold at least one curved needle which is attached to s ...


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Roland F Gatturna, James E Nicholson, James O Leary: Suture anchor. Mitek Surgical Products, Schiller Pandiscio & Kusmer, February 6, 1990: US04898156 (395 worldwide citation)

A suture anchor for anchoring one end of a conventional suture to bone comprising a coupling member, at least one barb made of a resilient elastic material projecting from said coupling member, and structure for use in attaching one end of a suture to said suture anchor. The coupling member and the ...


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James E Nicholson, Roland F Gatturna: Suture anchor installation tool. Mitek Surgical Products, Schiller Pandiscio and Kusmer, February 13, 1990: US04899743 (332 worldwide citation)

A novel suture anchor installation tool which comprises an elongated member having a first end and a second end and a slot extending from the first end towards the second end, the slot being sized to snugly accommodate the suture anchor's barb, whereby the suture anchor may be attached to the elonga ...


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George P Honkanen, John C Strahan, Philip R Lichtman: Surgical cannula. Acufex Microsurgical, Schiller Pandiscio & Kusmer, April 7, 1987: US04655752 (319 worldwide citation)

A surgical cannula having a first seal member having a substantially conical shape and an opening at the tip thereof, and a second seal member having a substantially conical shape and a slit at the tip thereof, whereby (a) when an instrument is inserted into the cannula, the instrument can pass thro ...


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William D Richards: Adjustable surgical staple and method of using the same. Ophthalmic Ventures Partnership, Schiller Pandiscio & Kusmer, December 19, 1989: US04887601 (316 worldwide citation)

An adjustable surgical staple for use in joining together two pieces of human or animal tissue. The staple has a spine and two legs, with the spine being slotted along its length so as to divide the spine into two separate cross members. Bending the cross members towards or away from one another alt ...


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Michael A Martinelli, Peter von Thuna: Acoustic image system and method. Intra Sonix, Schiller Pandiscio and Kusmer, April 18, 1989: US04821731 (288 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method is disclosed for imaging internal features of a living body at a preselected site so that the data can be imaged in a quick, efficient and reliable manner with high resolution. The apparatus includes a catheter having a longitudinal axis, a proximal end and a distal end such ...


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George P Honkanen: Surgical instrument. Acufex Microsurgical, Schiller Pandiscio and Kusmer, December 15, 1987: US04712545 (199 worldwide citation)

A surgical tool of the type comprising a first stationary jaw member and a second movable jaw member adapted for pivotal movement towards and away from the first stationary jaw member, wherein the second movable jaw member is attached to the first stationary jaw member by a first arcuate lug and gro ...



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