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Lisa W Heaton, Mitchell J Palmer, Keith L Milliman, Richard C McClure, Alan B Bachman: Articulating apparatus for applying surgical fasteners to body tissue. United States Surgical Corporation, May 11, 1999: US05901895 (719 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners to body tissue which includes a body having a proximal portion defining a central longitudinal axis and an articulating distal portion; a fastener cartridge containing at least one surgical fastener therein and positionable in the articulating distal portion ...


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Jeffrey A Stein, William J Allen, Richard L Markus, Alan B Bachman, Deborah M Bryan, Henry E Holsten, Stephen A DeFonzo, Robert C Savage: Coil fastener applier. United States Surgical Corporation, November 3, 1998: US05830221 (363 worldwide citation)

There is provided a surgical coil fastener applier for use in applying helical coil fasteners in surgical procedures, such as hernia repair, to affix surgical mesh to tissue. The coil fastener applier includes a housing having a handle extending therefrom and a trigger pivotally mounted on the housi ...


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William J Allen, Alan B Bachman, Scott Reed, Leland R Adams, Robert R Steckel: Minimally invasive mitral valve repair method and apparatus. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, David L Hauser, Rajiv Yadav, September 26, 2006: US07112207 (136 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to an apparatus and method for the stabilization and fastening of two pieces of tissue. A single device may be used to both stabilize and fasten the two pieces of tissue, or a separate stabilizing device may be used in conjunction with a fastening device. The stabil ...


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Alan B Bachman, Jeffrey A Stein: Shielded needle assembly. Becton Dickinson and Company, Arthur D Dawson, March 31, 1998: US05733265 (52 worldwide citation)

A needle assembly includes an elongate needle, a needle hub with an axial bore therethrough to receive and hold the needle projecting axially, the needle hub further is releasably mountable on a fluid handling device. The assembly has an elongate shield having an open proximal end, a distal end and ...


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Alan B Bachman, William J Allen, Frederick T Karl, Robert R Steckel: Surgical knot pushing device and method of use. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, David L Hauser, March 1, 2005: US06860890 (29 worldwide citation)

A surgical knot pushing device is described which has a knot pushing interface mounted on the distal portion of an elongated body and an actuation handle located on the proximal portion of the elongated body. The knot pushing interface has a suture receiving recess formed thereon, and a knot positio ...


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Leland R Adams, Scott Reed, Alan B Bachman, William J Allen, Robert Chapolini: Sealing access cannula system. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Debra D Condino, John Christopher James, March 25, 2003: US06537290 (26 worldwide citation)

The present invention discloses a system and method for providing sealable access to a viscus region or hollow organ and performing surgical procedures therein. The present invention is particularly useful in providing access to a patients heart without arresting the heart. The access system compris ...


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William J Allen, Alan B Bachman, Scott Reed, Leland R Adams, Robert R Steckel: Minimally invasive mitral valve repair method and apparatus. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Richard B Cates, David L Hauser, July 20, 2010: US07758595 (24 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to an apparatus and method for the stabilization and fastening of two pieces of tissue. A single device may be used to both stabilize and fasten the two pieces of tissue, or a separate stabilizing device may be used in conjunction with a fastening device. The stabil ...


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Alan B Bachman: Single catheter mitral valve repair device and method for use. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Richard B Cates, David L Hauser, February 15, 2011: US07887552 (18 worldwide citation)

A single catheter mitral valve repair device for stabilizing a tissue portion and selectively applying a tissue fastener thereto. The single catheter mitral valve repair device of the present invention includes an extendable engagement tip having at least one vacuum port formed thereon, at least one ...


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William J Allen, Alan B Bachman, Scott Reed, Leland R Adams, Robert R Steckel: Minimally invasive mitral valve repair method and apparatus. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Richard B Cates, David L Hauser, June 29, 2010: US07744609 (17 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to an apparatus and method for the stabilization and fastening of two pieces of tissue. A single device may be used to both stabilize and fasten the two pieces of tissue, or a separate stabilizing device may be used in conjunction with a fastening device. The stabil ...