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Lee R Bolduc, Christopher F Heck: Surgical stapling instrument. Heartport, Jeffry J Grainger, Jens E Hoekendijk, Michael J Lynch, March 31, 1998: US05732872 (688 worldwide citation)

A stapler for stapling a tubular structure to another structure. The stapler has an anvil which is expandable from a collapsed position to an expanded position. The stapler has a recess which receives at least a portion of the tubular structure and a shoulder which receives an everted end of the tub ...


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Lee R Bolduc, Christopher F Heck: Surgical stapling instrument and method thereof. Hearport, Brian Tomko, July 8, 2003: US06588643 (451 worldwide citation)

A stapler for stapling a tubular structure to another structure. The stapler has an anvil which is expandable from a collapsed position to an expanded position. The stapler has a recess which receives at least a portion of the tubular structure and a shoulder which receives an everted end of the tub ...


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Lee R Bolduc, Christopher F Heck: Surgical stapling instrument and method thereof. Heartport, Jeffry J Grainger, Jens E Hoekendijk, September 7, 1999: US05947363 (223 worldwide citation)

A stapler for stapling a tubular structure to another structure. The stapler has an anvil which is expandable from a collapsed position to an expanded position. The stapler has a recess which receives at least a portion of the tubular structure and a shoulder which receives an everted end of the tub ...


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Christopher F Heck, Lee R Bolduc: Surgical anastomosis apparatus and method thereof. Heartport, Jeffry J Grainger, Jens E Hoekendijk, March 16, 1999: US05881943 (222 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method and end-to-side surgical anastomosis apparatus for stapling an end of a tubular tissue structure to a side of a luminal structure including an elongated housing defining a central bore extending longitudinally therethrough. The elongated housing further includ ...


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Christopher F Heck, Lee R Bolduc: Surgical anastomosis apparatus and method thereof. Heartport, Jens E Hoekendijk, January 23, 2001: US06176413 (210 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method and end-to-side surgical anastomosis apparatus for stapling an end of a tubular tissue structure to a side of a luminal structure including an elongated housing defining a central bore extending longitudinally therethrough. The elongated housing further includ ...


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Lee R Bolduc, Christopher F Heck: Surgical stapling instrument and method thereof. Heartport, Jens E Hoekendijk, April 3, 2001: US06209773 (145 worldwide citation)

A stapler for stapling a tubular structure to another structure. The stapler has an anvil which is expandable from a collapsed position to an expanded position. The stapler has a recess which receives at least a portion of the tubular structure and a shoulder which receives an everted end of the tub ...


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Christopher F Heck, Lee R Bolduc: Surgical anastomosis apparatus and method thereof. Heartport, Jens E Hoekendijk, Jeffry J Grainger, James M Heslin, July 3, 2001: US06253984 (112 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method and end-to-side surgical anastomosis apparatus for stapling an end of a tubular tissue structure to a side of a luminal structure including an elongated housing defining a central bore extending longitudinally therethrough. The elongated housing further includ ...


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Christopher F Heck, Lee R Bolduc: Surgical anastomosis apparatus and method thereof. Hearport, September 17, 2002: US06450390 (108 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method and end-to-side surgical anastomosis apparatus for stapling an end of a tubular tissue structure to a side of a luminal structure including an elongated housing defining a central bore extending longitudinally therethrough. The elongated housing further includ ...


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Christopher F Heck, Eric R Schertel, William H Strater: Method and apparatus for ligating a blood vessel, tissue or other bodily duct. The Ohio State University, Calfee Halter & Griswold, August 11, 1998: US05792151 (102 worldwide citation)

A reusable ligation apparatus includes a suture tying or knot tying instrument and a suture cartridge containing a preformed ligature. The cartridge is releasably attached to the instrument so that after a first ligature is made, the apparatus enables one-handed ligation, and can be quickly reloaded ...


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Christopher F Heck, Lee R Bolduc: Surgical anastomosis apparatus and method thereof. Heartport, Brian Tomko, December 9, 2003: US06659327 (99 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method and end-to-side surgical anastomosis apparatus for stapling an end of a tubular tissue structure to a side of a luminal structure including an elongated housing defining a central bore extending longitudinally therethrough. The elongated housing further includ ...