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Thu A Le, Izi Bruker, Brian H Luscombe, Dennis D Jamiolkowski: Two-piece suture anchor with barbs. Ethicon, Joseph F Shirtz, January 23, 1996: US05486197 (553 worldwide citation)

A two-piece suture anchor is disclosed wherein a barrel-like main portion is provided with a pair of legs in a central opening. A ball-like actuating device is received within the central opening and drawn upward into the device in order to separate the legs and cause the device to expand into the s ...


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Thu A Le, Sung S Yi, William Zwaskis, Jack S Pedlick, Brian H Luscombe, Dennis D Jamiolkowski, John Di Giovanni, Keith A Seritella, Mark G Steckel, Steven F Harwin: Umbrella-shaped suture anchor device with actuating ring member. Ethicon, Rosenman & Colin, August 13, 1996: US05545180 (432 worldwide citation)

A suture anchor device having an anchor member with outwardly extending wing members and an actuating wedge member. The suture anchor device is inserted into a bore hole in a bone as part of an orthopedic surgical procedure wherein soft tissue such as a tendon or ligament is attached to the surface ...


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Jorn Lehe, Chao Chen Chen, Brian H Luscombe: Ethicon, Verne E Kreger Jr, August 14, 2001: US06273852 (413 worldwide citation)

A is a surgical instrument and method for treating female urinary stress incontinence. The instrument includes a curved needle-like element defining in part a curved shaft having a distal end and a proximal end. The diameter of the needle decreases from the proximal end to the distal end, and the ne ...


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Michael Bregen, Brian H Luscombe: Surgical clip having hole therein and method of anchoring suture. Ethicon, December 15, 1992: US05171251 (345 worldwide citation)

A method of clamping suture strand by applying heat and compressive force to a polymeric surgical clip having first and second opposed leg members so as to clamp the suture strand between the opposed inner clamping surfaces of the first and second leg members; a surgical clip defined by first and se ...


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Brian H Luscombe, Izi Bruker, Leslie Hamilton, Thu A Le: Two part surgical fastener. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, October 25, 1994: US05358510 (308 worldwide citation)

A method of tissue compression is disclosed herein where the device to cause such compression is composed of a fastener bar and receiver. The device has the capability to self-adjust to tissues of varying thicknesses to cause hemostasis. This tissue gap variability allows for compression of regions ...


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Brian H Luscombe, David A Witt, Kirk M Nicola: Surgical fasteners. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, Charles P Boukus, November 2, 1993: US05258012 (303 worldwide citation)

A two-part surgical fastener comprises a staple and a receiver which are adapted to secure body tissue together. The staple is generally U-shaped and includes at least two prongs with barbed distal ends which penetrate the tissue and are latched by the receiver. Each prong of the staple is configure ...


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Michael Bregen, Brian H Luscombe: Endoscopic suture clip applying device with heater. Ethicon, Matthew S Goodwin, April 26, 1994: US05306280 (243 worldwide citation)

A method of clamping suture strand by applying heat and compressive force to a polymeric surgical clip having first and second opposed leg members so as to clamp the suture strand between the opposed inner clamping surfaces of the first and second leg members; a surgical clip defined by first and se ...


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Daniel C Rosenman, Shawn T Huxel, Brian H Luscombe: Three piece surgical staple. Ethicon, Emil Richard Skula, June 13, 1995: US05423857 (166 worldwide citation)

A surgical staple for use in surgical procedures. The surgical staple has a crown having a hollow frame. The frame has a top slot in communication with the interior of the crown frame. At least two legs are pivotally mounted in the frame such that when the staple is inserted into tissue and the legs ...


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Brian H Luscombe, Dennis D Jamiolkowski, Jack S Pedlick, Izi Bruker, Daniel C Rosenman, Raymond Thal: Wedge shaped suture anchor and method of implantation. Mitek Surgical Products, Joseph F Shirtz, November 4, 1997: US05683418 (155 worldwide citation)

A suture anchor is described which in one form may be easily fabricated from extruded material by angular cuts and bore holes which provide an offset pulling force to the suture. In an alternate and preferred embodiment the suture anchor is injection molded having an annular displaced corner and abu ...


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Brian H Luscombe: Ethicon, June 21, 2005: US06908425 (91 worldwide citation)

A medical device is provided including a mesh having a first mesh portion of natural material positioned between second and third mesh portions of a synthetic material. The mesh is adapted, when implanted in a female patient, to provide support to the urethra with the first mesh portion positioned b ...