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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 (958 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 (635 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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Robert L Conta, Harvey N Wallach: Self-powered surgical fastening instrument. United States Surgical Corporation, Thomas R Bremer, August 19, 1986: US04606343 (583 worldwide citation)

An instrument and method for performing a surgical fastening procedure at a location remote from the location at which the instrument is manipulated. The instrument is at least partly self-powered by self-powering apparatus (e.g., a prestressed spring) adjacent the location at which the fastening pr ...


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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 (519 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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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 (469 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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Richard A McGarry, Douglas G Noiles: Apparatus for applying surgical clips. United States Surgical Corporation, Thomas R Bremer, November 25, 1986: US04624254 (468 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for applying surgical clips to tissue includes a self-contained supply of clips and is constructed to apply those clips, one at a time, through movement of the thumb and fingers of one hand. The clips are stored inside a sleeve along the length of the instrument, are fed into jaws at the d ...


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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 (467 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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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, March 31, 1992: US05100420 (457 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for applying surgical clips through an endoscopic tube includes an endoscopic portion housing a jaw blade, a pusher bar for feeding clips one at a time to the jaws, a channel bar for camming the jaw blades into closed position, and an array of surgical clips. The body of the apparatus c ...



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