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Nathan H White, Michael P Schaller, Michael Murillo, Jared L Van Cleave, Philipe R Manoux, Bryan D Knodel, Benjamin J Matthias, John E Rivera: D-shaped surgical staples. Cardica, February 5, 2013: US08365973 (240 worldwide citation)

An exemplary surgical apparatus may include a surgical staple deformable from a first configuration to a second, deployed configuration, where the surgical staple includes a first leg and a second leg; where in the second, deployed configuration the surgical staple forms substantially a D-shape. Ano ...


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Bryan D Knodel, Benjamin J Matthias: Surgical stapler. Cardica, Brian A Schar, May 19, 2009: US07533790 (124 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler may include a staple, a pusher that holds the staple, a driver, and a splay arm, where motion of at least one of the splay arm and the pusher relative to the other may cause the splay arm to contact and then splay the staple, and wherein the driver may deform the staple against th ...


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Luke W Clauson, Bryan D Knodel, Benjamin J Matthias, Matthew B Newell: Surgical stapler. Cardica, Brian A Schar, January 6, 2009: US07473258 (113 worldwide citation)

A method for surgically stapling tissue may include providing staples in a first configuration, plastically deforming at least one staple to a second configuration different from the first configuration; and then plastically deforming at least one staple to a third configuration different from the f ...


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Bryan D Knodel, Benjamin J Matthias: Surgical method for stapling tissue. Cardica, Brian A Schar, November 29, 2011: US08066720 (44 worldwide citation)

An exemplary method for surgically stapling tissue may include providing a surgical stapler that includes at least one staple, a pusher configured to hold at least one staple, a splay arm movable relative to the pusher, where that splay arm includes two spaced-apart splay tips, and a driver movable ...


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Luke W Clauson, Bryan D Knodel, Benjamin J Matthias, Matthew B Newell: Surgical stapler with splaying mechanism. Cardica, Brian A Schar, July 13, 2010: US07753250 (36 worldwide citation)

One example of a surgical stapler may include a pusher, at least one generally planar staple, where the pusher holds at least one staple, and a splay arm that includes spaced-apart splay fingers extending generally distally, where at least one splay finger includes a splay tip extending therefrom, a ...


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Nathan H White, Michael P Schaller, Michael Murillo, Jared L Van Cleave, Philipe R Manoux, Bryan D Knodel, Benjamin J Matthias, John E Rivera: Staple and feeder belt configurations for surgical stapler. Cardica, Brian A Schar, November 15, 2011: US08056789 (17 worldwide citation)

One exemplary surgical apparatus may include at least one carrier, staples fixed to a corresponding carrier, and a feeder belt to which at least one carrier is frangibly connected. Another exemplary surgical apparatus may include a staple holder, an anvil movably connected to the staple holder, a fe ...


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Luke W Clauson, Bryan D Knodel, Bernard A Hausen, Scott O Chamness, Benjamin J Matthias: Partial stent for treatment of a vascular aneurysm. Cardica, Brian A Schar, May 29, 2012: US08187315 (5 worldwide citation)

A partial stent may include a backbone and arcuate ribs extending from that backbone; where the ribs have shapes and lengths, and are positioned relative to the backbone, such that when the partial stent is viewed from an end, the ribs collectively define an open arc. A partial stent may include at ...


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Jinhoon Park, Philipe R Manoux, Benjamin J Matthias: Staple trap for surgical stapler. Cardica, Cardica, January 21, 2014: US08631990 (4 worldwide citation)

An exemplary staple holder of a surgical stapler may include a cavity defined therein, staples held within that cavity; an upper surface; apertures defined through the upper surface through which staples are deployable, at least one wedge movable within the cavity, and at least one staple trap inclu ...


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Nathan H White, Michael P Schaller, Michael Murillo, Jared L Van Cleave, Philipe R Manoux, Bryan D Knodel, Benjamin J Matthias, John E Rivera: Staple and feeder belt configurations for surgical stapler. Cardica, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, July 12, 2016: US09386986 (1 worldwide citation)

One exemplary surgical apparatus may include at least one carrier, staples fixed to a corresponding carrier, and a feeder belt to which at least one carrier is frangibly connected. Another exemplary surgical apparatus may include a feeder belt, a first plurality of staples fixed directly to and fran ...


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Bryan D Knodel, Philipe R Manoux, Benjamin J Matthias: Surgical instrument with discrete articulation. Vista IP Law Group, October 25, 2016: US09474527

An exemplary surgical apparatus may include an end effector; a shaft extending proximally from the end effector, the shaft including an articulation region; and a handle including at least one button, where actuation of the button causes said the effector to articulate through a discrete increment r ...