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Anton Banko: Rotatable surgical instrument. Surgical Design Corporation, Darby & Darby, March 23, 1976: US03945375 (362 worldwide citation)

An instrument for removing tissue including a rotatable fluted cutter member housed in a probe adapted to be inserted into a portion of a body from which tissue is to be removed. The instrument can supply irrigation fluid through the probe to the area being operated upon and evacuate the material th ...


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Anton Banko: Surgical instrument with flexible blade. Darby & Darby, July 1, 1980: US04210146 (242 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument with a bendable blade which moves with respect to an opening in the instrument tip to make a shearing action to cut tissue which enters the opening.


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Anton Banko: Rotatable surgical cutting instrument with improved cutter blade wear. Surgical Design, Darby & Darby, September 18, 1979: US04167944 (191 worldwide citation)

A cutter body for a surgical instrument having at least one blade surface thereon which rotates relative to a fixed blade surface. The cutter body is shaped to minimize the stress and wear of the rotatable cutter blade.


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Anton Banko: Surgical instrument employing cutter means. Surgical Design Corporation, Darby & Darby, February 10, 1976: US03937222 (189 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument including a cutter for removing objects from the body of a human or animal in vivo, such as the lens in the eye, in which a rotatable cutter is used having a shield through which irrigation fluid is applied to the eye and also through which material severed from the object can ...


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Anton Banko: Surgical method and apparatus for implants for the eye. Surgical Design Corporation, Darby & Darby, March 3, 1981: US04253199 (161 worldwide citation)

A method of removing a lens from the eye of a human and replacing said lens by an implant of deformable material to serve as a replacement lens in which the implant is attached to the ciliary body of the eye to be deformed thereby. Various forms of implants and implant capsules are also described.


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Anton Banko: Surgical-type method for removing material. Surgical Design Corporation, Darby & Darby, December 14, 1976: US03996935 (158 worldwide citation)

The invention deals with surgical methods for the removal of tissue and other objects from the body of humans or animals, for example, foreign objects from the eye, including blood clots and the lens of the eye, by inserting a pair of jaws for engaging the object and removing portions thereof as req ...


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Anton Banko: Surgical instrument. Surgical Design, Darby & Darby, January 18, 1983: US04368734 (148 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for removing objects from the body of a human or animal in vitro in which a hook type implement is utilized to grasp a portion of the object to be removed and to bring it into a relationship with a cutting surface of another portion of the instrument to provide a combined crush ...


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Anton Banko: Surgical cutting instrument with release mechanism. Surgical Design Corporation, Darby & Darby, March 13, 1984: US04436091 (137 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument including a tubular member having a port into which material to be cut is introduced there being a cutter within said tubular member having a cutting edge which is moved by a motor relative to said port to sever the material trapped between the port and the butting edge in whic ...


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Anton Banko: Ultrasonic transducer tips. Surgical Design, Darby & Darby, January 25, 1983: US04370131 (119 worldwide citation)

In one embodiment an ultrasonic transducer is provided in which the work tip is formed of a piece of tubular material and a substantial portion, or all, of the tip has a constantly diminishing cross-section approaching the end of the tip. The fluid for the work tip is delivered through the hollow ti ...


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Anton Banko: Surge prevention system for an ophthalmic instrument. Surgical Design Corporation, Darby & Darby, January 29, 1985: US04496342 (101 worldwide citation)

An instrument for removing liquid and other material from an operating site through an evacuation line under the control of a pump, in which the fluid flow in the line is sensed and a control signal produced when material blocking the line is cleared thereby creating a surge in the fluid flow coming ...