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Charles J Filipi: Expandable anvil surgical stapler. Wells St John & Roberts, March 19, 1985: US04505414 (713 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an expandable anvil surgical stapler which can be collapsed and inserted through a small hole in a patient's body and also through a small hole formed in the side of a hollow organ. The stapler is equipped with an anvil which can be expanded outwardly after placement inside the patient' ...


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Charles J Filipi, Tom R DeMeester, Rebecca C Gibbs, Ronald A Hinder: Wilson Cook Medical, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, February 18, 1992: US05088979 (403 worldwide citation)

A technique for invaginating the esophagus at the gastroesophageal junction is disclosed, as well as an invagination device useful in the described technique. The invagination device includes an introducer guide which has an outside diameter approximating that of the esophagus and a plurality of nee ...


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Charles J Filipi, William C McJames II, John Mandara Jr: Endoscopic suture punch. Ethicon, October 19, 1993: US05254126 (350 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic suture punch for use in endosurgical procedures, especially an anti-reflux procedure. This suture punch has an elongate frame and a handle mounted to one end of the frame. A pair of opposed jaws having tissue punches is mounted to the other end of the frame. One jaw is rigidly mounted ...


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Charles J Filipi, Douglas A Cornet: Stabilizing instrumentation for the performing of endoscopic surgical procedures. Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, September 29, 1998: US05813976 (99 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods are disclosed for percutaneously providing a stabilized platform for performing endoscopic surgery. The disclosed instrumentation includes an endoscope, a fixation catheter, a loop suture, and a rigid mount. A loop end of the loop suture is inserted into the gastrointestinal lu ...


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Charles J Filipi, Thomas R DeMeester, Rebecca C Gibbs, Ronald A Hinder: Operating channel/insufflation port assemblies. Wilson Cook Medical, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, July 13, 1993: US05226876 (20 worldwide citation)

Operating channel/insufflation port assemblies are disclosed herein which facilitate the operation of percutaneous surgical procedures with remotely operable instrumentation. In one of the disclosed assemblies, an operating channel/insufflation port member defines an operating channel sized to recei ...


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Glen Lehman, Charles J Filipi: Method of promoting tissue adhesion. C R Bard, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, January 31, 2012: US08105351 (4 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides methods and devices for promoting tissue adhesion, which utilizes the healing process and scar tissue formation to bond two tissue surfaces together. A tissue injury is accomplished by destroying the mucosal layer of tissue. After the injury is initiated, the tissue is ...


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Charles J Filipi: Bite block with airway mount. Creighton University, Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry, March 10, 2015: US08973573 (2 worldwide citation)

A bite block 20 for use during transoral medical procedures has a main lumen 42 and a side mount 110 for receiving a separately inserted airway 160. The airway 110 may be a commercially available nasopharangeal airway which is inserted in mount 110 and extends into the oral cavity so as to effective ...


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Charles J Filipi, Jason L Addink, Scott D Klopfenstein, Aaron B Moncur, Timothy B Hunt: Systems and techniques for minimally invasive gastrointestinal procedures. Creighton University, Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry, December 9, 2014: US08906040

A surgical system for performing gastrointestinal procedures is disclosed. The system includes an elongated body defining an endoscope lumen. The body is adapted to be inserted into the esophagus with a proximal end extending from a body orifice. A working member includes at least one side disposed ...


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Charles J Filipi, Scott D Klopfenstein, Jason L Addink: Systems and techniques for minimally invasive gastrointestinal procedures. Creighton University, Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry, February 4, 2014: US08641729

A surgical system for performing gastroplasty is disclosed. The system includes an elongated body adapted to be inserted into the esophagus with a proximal end extending from a body orifice. A working member includes a pair of elongated suction cavities that capture and excise portions of the anteri ...


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Charles J Filipi, Scott D Klopfenstein, Jason L Addink: Systems and techniques for minimally invasive gastrointestinal procedures. Woodard Emhardt Moriarty Mcnett & Henry, June 7, 2007: US20070129735-A1

A surgical system for performing gastroplasty is disclosed. The system includes an elongated body adapted to be inserted into the esophagus with a proximal end extending from a body orifice. A working member includes a pair of elongated suction cavities that capture and excise portions of the anteri ...



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