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Stephan A DeFonzo, Wayne P Young, Samson L Pennatto, Andrew Komlosi: Apparatus and method for applying surgical staples to attach an object to body tissue. United States Surgical Corporation, March 12, 1996: US05497933 (873 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is disclosed for endoscopic application of surgical staples to body tissue in laparoscopic hernia surgery, preferably with surgical mesh. The apparatus includes a staple storage cartridge supported on a pivotal support system at the distal end of the endoscopic section. An elongated pus ...


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Stephan A DeFonzo, Samson L Pennatto, Andrew Komlosi: Apparatus and method for applying surgical staples to body tissue. United States Surgical Corporation, October 1, 1996: US05560532 (772 worldwide citation)

Apparatus is disclosed for applying at least one surgical fastener to body tissue, having a frame and a tubular member connected to the frame and extending distally therefrom. The tubular member has a generally longitudinal axis, a proximal end portion, and a distal end portion. At least one surgica ...


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Andrew Komlosi, Christopher Della Vecchia: Vascular surgery demonstration/training kit. United States Surgical Corporation, February 23, 1999: US05873863 (16 worldwide citation)

A surgery demonstration kit for comparing different surgical fastening tools and techniques includes a tube for simulating a vascular segment or other such body tissue, the vascular simulation tube being mounted to supports on a frame. The tube is cut to form at least one, and preferably two, side b ...