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Charles J Winslow: Method and instrumentation for implant insertion. United States Surgical Corporation, United States Surgical Corporation, May 16, 2000: US06063088 (471 worldwide citation)

A system for drilling a bore in adjacent vertebrae to facilitate the insertion of a fusion implant includes a surgical retractor having a sleeve member with proximal and distal end portions and defining a longitudinal opening and a drill instrument positionable within the longitudinal opening of the ...


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James Steven Cunningham, Paul Ray Romero: Inert gas inhanced electrosurgical apparatus. Sherwood Services, United States Surgical a division of, Tyco Healthcare Group, February 21, 2002: US20020022838-A1 (2 worldwide citation)

An inert gas enhanced electrosurgical apparatus is disclosed including a housing having at least one ridge formed therein. An electrode assembly has at least a portion thereof disposed within the housing. A support member has at least a portion thereof disposed within the housing and about at least ...


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Sean T Dycus, Darion Peterson: Vessel sealer and divider. Douglas E Denninger Esq, United States Surgical, January 23, 2003: US20030018331-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic bipolar forceps includes an elongated shaft having opposing jaw members at a distal end thereof. The jaw members are movable relative to one another from a first position wherein the jaw members are disposed in spaced relation relative to one another to a second position wherein the ja ...


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Peter Barreiro, Daniel R Lee, Richard M Hammond, Peter Miller: Single shot meniscal repair device. Mark Farber Esq, United States Surgical, January 3, 2002: US20020002374-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

A surgical fastener application apparatus for applying surgical fasteners of general U-shape to body tissue is provided which includes a housing having a handle portion and a trigger mechanism, an elongated body portion extending from the housing, the elongated body portion having generally annular ...


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David Nichols, Eric Finley: Apparatus for spinal stabilization. Surgical Dynamics, United States Surgical a division of, Tyco Healthcare Group, May 2, 2002: US20020052603-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is disclosed for connecting first and second elongated spaced apart spinal rods to one another which includes an elongated body portion, a clamp portion depending from the body portion for engaging a spinal rod, the clamp portion defining a deformable clamp body having opposed clamp arm ...


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H Jonathan Tovey, Keith Ratcliff, Kenneth E Toso, Peter WJ Hinchliffe: Robotic arm DLUs for performing surgical tasks. United States Surgical Corporation, United States Surgical, August 16, 2001: US20010014801-A1

Disposable loading units (DLUs) configured for mounting to a robotic arm for performing at least one surgical task are presented. Each DLU includes an attachment platform having at least one connector for engaging at least one connector on a distal end of the robotic arm for connecting the DLU to th ...


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H Johnathan Tovey, Ernie Aranyi, Vinod C Nagori, Stanley Marczyk: Fibrin sealant applicator. Mark Farber, United States Surgical Corporation, August 23, 2001: US20010016709-A1

An applicator is provided for dispensing a first and a second component of a biological adhesive. The applicator includes a housing having a housing head for enclosing therein a first reservoir containing the first component, and a second reservoir containing the second component. The housing furthe ...


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Keith L Milliman, Lisa W Heaton: Apparatus and method for removing tissue. Chief Patent Counsel, United States Surgical, September 6, 2001: US20010020139-A1

A surgical apparatus for removing tissue, which includes a housing, an elongated body which extends from the housing and forms an opening at a distal end, the elongated body further forming a tissue receiving cavity in communication with the opening, a cutting member operatively associated with the ...


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Charles R Sherts, David A Nicholas, David Farascioni, Keith Ratcliff, Peter WJ Hinchliffe, Cathy Aranyi: Surgical retractor. Senior Counsel, United States Surgical, July 26, 2001: US20010009971-A1

Apparatus and method for surgery is disclosed which includes a retractor having a substantially planar base defining an opening for overlying an operative site on a patient, and at least one retractor blade slidably mounted to the base. The base is positioned on the patient such that the opening the ...


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Felix Espositio, Frank J Viola, Mitchell J Palmer, John Pellicano: Site marker device. Lawrence Cruz, United States Surgical a division of, September 20, 2001: US20010023322-A1

A site marker device and marker are provided. The site marker device includes a housing and a distally extending delivery tube. A pusher rod is movably positioned within the delivery tube to eject a marker from the distal end thereof. An elongated tubular body is positioned about the delivery tube. ...