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Albert K Chin: Apparatus and method for closing puncture wounds. Origin Medsystems, Limbach & Limbach, February 21, 1995: US05391182 (341 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for suturing fascial tissue for deep puncture wounds utilizes a flexible membrane inserted into a body cavity through a trocar sheath positioned in a wound. A suture to be applied to the wound has anchors attached to each of its ends. A pair of suture-carrying needles each carry an end ...


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Albert K Chin: Surgical method and prosthetic strip therefor. Origin Medsystems, Fenwick & West, July 13, 1999: US05922026 (320 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic strip or patch and associated surgical procedures allow a surgeon to maneuver the strip or patch without the use of laparoscopic graspers. The prosthetic strip or patch includes pockets into which a fastener tool, used to secure the strip or patch to tissue or to ligaments in the body, ...


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Frederic H Moll, Charles Gresl Jr, Albert K Chin, Philip K Hopper: Retraction methods using endoscopic inflatable retraction devices. Origin Medsystems, Limbach & Limbach, May 10, 1994: US05309896 (310 worldwide citation)

A method for retracting an organ inside the body in the course of treating adjacent tissue. An inflatable retractor is provided. The inflatable retractor includes a flexible wall which may be expanded into place within the body, and which enclosed a main chamber. The inflatable retractor also includ ...


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Charles Gresl, Albert K Chin, Tim J Kovac, Edwin J Hlavka: Apparatus and method for closing puncture wounds. Origin Medsystems, Limbach & Limbach, April 16, 1996: US05507755 (302 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for suturing deep puncture wounds utilizes a capturing member which is pivotally mounted to the distal end of an elongate rod. During use, the capturing member is inserted into a body cavity through a trocar sheath positioned in a wound and pivoted into a position in which it extends be ...


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Thomas J Fogarty, Albert K Chin: Dilation catheter method and apparatus. Thomas J Fogarty, Naylor Neal & Uilkema, June 9, 1981: US04271839 (232 worldwide citation)

A balloon catheter wherein the balloon is inverted within the distal end of the catheter for eversion therefrom and extrusion through a partially occluded blood vessel in response to the exertion of internal fluid pressure on the balloon. The catheter is designed to extrude through the occluded vess ...


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Frederic H Moll, Albert K Chin: Retraction apparatus and methods for endoscopic surgery. Origin Medsystems, Limbach & Limbach, November 8, 1994: US05361752 (220 worldwide citation)

A first inflatable retraction device has a first inflatable chamber and a non-pressurized chamber inside the main chamber. The non-pressurized chamber is expanded by inflating a second inflatable chamber. The non-pressurized chamber enables the main chamber to remain inflated when an aperture is cut ...


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Albert K Chin, Thomas J Fogarty: Tubular extrusion catheter. Thomas J Fogarty, Limbach Limbach & Sutton, January 15, 1985: US04493711 (182 worldwide citation)

A catheter of the evagination type is provided with an inverted-evertable non-elastic tube having a diameter throughout equal to or greater than the catheter body, an axially aligned end opening at the distal end, and a multifold configuration of the distal end to maintain end-sealing during inversi ...


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Albert K Chin, Anthony A Nobles, Kwok Y Lai: Real time angioscopy imaging system. Thomas J Fogarty, Limbach Limbach & Sutton, March 12, 1991: US04998972 (180 worldwide citation)

An angioscopy imaging system which operates under the control of a computer system includes an optical scanning system which is inserted into a vessel, such as an artery, for generation of an image. An irrigation system provides pulsatile introduction of flush solution to the vessel to create clear ...


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Albert K Chin: Dilatation catheter method and apparatus. Thomas J Fogarty, Limbach Limbach & Sutton, December 23, 1986: US04630609 (178 worldwide citation)

A dilatation catheter is provided at its distal end with an invertable-evertable balloon which expands longitudinally and then radially and is provided at the proximal side of that balloon with a sleeve balloon which expands radially.


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Frederic H Moll, Charles Gresl Jr, Albert K Chin, Philip K Hopper: Method of using an endoscopic inflatable lifting apparatus to create an anatomic working space. Origin Medsystems, Limbach & Limbach L, February 2, 1999: US05865728 (177 worldwide citation)

A method of separating tissue layers using an inflatable balloon, in which endoscopic visualization may be carried out through the balloon during inflation.