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Heinz Michael Mayer, Stephan Eckhof, Nicola Giordano, Dieter Weisshaupt: Surgical retractor. AESCULAP, Barry R Lipsitz, Ralph F Hoppin, March 17, 1998: US05728046 (223 worldwide citation)

In a surgical retractor having a frame on which at least two retractor elements are mounted, if desired, so as to be displaceable, to enable individual adjustment of the forces exerted by the retractor elements on the surrounding tissue, it is proposed that the frame have at least one support foot w ...


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Juergen Eichhorn, Nicola Giordano, Karl Ernst Kienzle: Implant for securing a tendon replacement member. Aesculap & Co KG, Barry R Lipsitz, Douglas M McAllister, August 29, 2000: US06110207 (108 worldwide citation)

To be able to secure the tendon replacement member without additionally weakening the tibia in the case of an implant for securing a tendon replacement member to a channel receiving the tendon replacement member in the region of the tibia close to the knee, it is proposed that the implant is in the ...


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Juergen Eichhorn, Nicola Giordano, Karl Ernst Kienzle, Gerhard Kirmse: Suture anchor system for joining pieces of tissue and instrument for inserting an anchor implant. Aesculap & Co KG, Barry R Lipsitz, Douglas M McAllister, November 16, 2004: US06818010 (105 worldwide citation)

In a suture anchor system for joining pieces of tissue, in particular, for repairing meniscal tears, comprising at least two arrow-shaped or pin-shaped anchor implants joined to one another by a flexible suture fastened to the anchor implants, in order to facilitate installation of the anchor implan ...


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Nicola Giordano, Karl Ernst Kienzle, Juergen Eichhorn: Device and method for handling an implant covering a bone tunnel. Aesculap & Co KG, Barry R Lipsitz, January 9, 2001: US06171310 (89 worldwide citation)

In order to be able to adjust the tension of a ligament replacement implant in a controlled manner, a device is suggested for handling an implant which can be placed against a contact surface of a bone and thereby covers a tunnel in the bone and fixes in position at least one thread extending in the ...


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Nicola Giordano, Theodor Lutze, Dieter Weisshaupt, Paul Wieneke: Scissors-like tool for a surgical instrument and process for its production. Aesculap & Co KG, Barry R Lipsitz, Ralph F Hoppin, November 9, 1999: US05980556 (61 worldwide citation)

In order to allow a particularly small construction of a scissors-like tool for a surgical instrument with two interconnected arms which are pivotable elastically between a spread open position and a virtually closed position by engagement of a sleeve over the outside to a greater or lesser extent, ...


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Nicola Giordano, Theodor Lutze, Rudolf Henche: Implant for fixing a plastic replacement for a tendon. Aesculap & Co KG, Barry R Lipsitz, Ralph F Hoppin, March 28, 2000: US06042609 (29 worldwide citation)

In an implant for fixing a plastic replacement for a tendon at a channel accommodating the plastic tendon replacement in the area of the tibia near the knee in the form of a disc having through-openings for threads joined to the plastic tendon replacement and being of such dimensions that it complet ...


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Nicola Giordano, Pedro Morales, Markus Nesper, Lino Taddia, Dieter Weisshaupt: Tubular-shafted surgical instrument. Aesculap, Barry R Lipsitz, May 20, 1997: US05630832 (14 worldwide citation)

A tubular-handled surgical instrument has two mutually articulated grip shanks. A tube is secured on one of the shanks, with a tool fitted at its end. A rod-like actuator for the tool is fitted to move longitudinally in the tube and articulated on the other shank via a cylindrical or spherical end. ...


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Nicola Giordano, Dieter Weisshaupt: Method and device for cleaning medical instruments. Aesculap, Barry R Lipsitz, September 10, 1996: US05554228 (10 worldwide citation)

A medical tubular shaft instrument with a channel-like cavity is cleaned by drawing a cleaning liquid through the cavity by vacuum suction. The instrument is placed into a holder in a container where one end of the instrument is dipped into a cleaning liquid held in the container. The other end of t ...


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Nicola Giordano, Adolfo Parmaliana, Francesco Frusteri, Shigeo Sasaki, Yasushi Yoshida, Kuniaki Nitta: High-activity nickel catalyst and process for preparation thereof. UBE, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, October 1, 1991: US05053379 (4 worldwide citation)

A high-activity nickel type catalyst, which comprises a carrier compound of high-purity ultra-fine single-crystal magnesia having an average particle size of 100 to 2000 .ANG. or a BET specific surface area of 6 to 170 m.sup.2 /g and metallic nickel or nickel oxide uniformly and thoroughly dispersed ...


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Dirk Friedrich, Nicola Giordano, François Leitner, Hanns Peter Tümmler: Localization device cross check. Aesculap & Co KG, RatnerPrestia, November 9, 2010: US07831295 (4 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for cross checking points palpated with a localization device. Points corresponding to the palpated points are obtained from a preoperative image of an object such as an X-Ray of a tibia bone. During a surgical procedure, the accuracy of palpated points are determined based on ...