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William D Richards, Philip R Lichtman: Surgical fastener. Acufex Microsurgical, Schiller Pandiscio & Kusmer, June 2, 1987: US04669473 (735 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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Roland F Gatturna: Suture anchor and suture anchor installation tool. Mitek Surgical Products, Schiller Pandiscio & Kusmer, November 6, 1990: US04968315 (474 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 (463 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 (447 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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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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William D Richards: Adjustable surgical staple and method of using the same. Ophthalmic Ventures Partnership, Schiller Pandiscio & Kusmer, December 19, 1989: US04887601 (353 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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George P Honkanen, John C Strahan, Philip R Lichtman: Surgical cannula. Acufex Microsurgical, Schiller Pandiscio & Kusmer, April 7, 1987: US04655752 (339 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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James A Storer: Stem for dynamically compressing and decompressing electronic data. Data Compression Corporation, Schiller Pandiscio & Kusmer, October 24, 1989: US04876541 (212 worldwide citation)

A data compression system for encoding and decoding textual data, including an encoder for encoding the data and for a decoder for decoding the encoded data. Both encoder and decoder have dictionaries for storing frequently-appearing strings of characters. Each string is identified by a unique point ...


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Gary Palsrok, Bonnie Palsrok: IV connector lock and stabilizer. Dale Medical Products, Schiller Pandiscio & Kusmer, March 5, 1991: US04997421 (181 worldwide citation)

An IV lock for preventing IV connectors from separating. The IV lock has a split-fork lock at one end for releasably securing a male IV fitting or connector to the IV lock and a snap-fit clamp at the opposite end for releasably securing a catheter to the IV lock. The male IV fitting and catheter are ...


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William D Richards, Ernesto E Blanco: Accommodating intraocular lens. Ophthalmic Ventures Partnership, Schiller Pandiscio & Kusmer, February 19, 1991: US04994082 (181 worldwide citation)

An intraocular lens assembly including an adjustable-power lens assembly and an adjustment mechanism coupled between the lens assembly and the ciliary muscle of the eye in which the lens assembly is implanted for adjusting the power of the lens assembly in response to contraction or relaxation of th ...