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James Coleman, Christy Cummins, Chris Martin, Thomas Anthony, Sean Morris: Surgical staples and methods for stapling. Nutter McClennen & Fish, September 9, 2003: US06616686 (497 worldwide citation)

A surgical staple is provided having a base portion and a respective leg extending from each end of the base portion and terminating at a free end. The base portion is deformable to bring the free ends of the legs together to penetrate a liquid-carrying vessel at the site of a puncture and hold the ...


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Christy Cummins: Surgical stapling device and method. Nutter McClennen & Fish, March 7, 2006: US07008435 (476 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling device is provided having an elongate housing and a surgical staple slidable longitudinally within the housing towards a free forward end thereof, the staple having a back and two forwardly pointing legs. The housing contains a staple-firing mechanism for driving the staple towar ...


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Christy Cummins: Surgical staple. Nutter McClennen & Fish, September 19, 2006: US07108709 (468 worldwide citation)

A generally U-shaped surgical staple comprises a base 10 and a pair of generally “L”-shaped legs 12 extending substantially perpendicularly from opposite ends of the base respectively. The legs 12 in use of the staple are bent through approximately 90° relative to the base. To effect a greater compr ...


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Martin Caldwell, Christy Cummins, Mike Muntner: Surgical access device. Gaya, Nixon Peabody, Tim L Brackett Jr, September 20, 2005: US06945932 (175 worldwide citation)

Surgical device (1) is for use in minimally invasive surgery using an inflated body cavity (2) accessible to a surgeon through an access port defined by a sleeve (4) passing through an incision in a patient's abdominal wall (3). The device is held in position by a distal ring (5) and a proximal ring ...


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Damien Rosney, Christy Cummins, Donal Bermingham: Surgical access device. Maclachlan & Donaldson, Tim L Brackett Jr, Nixon Peabody, May 8, 2007: US07214185 (145 worldwide citation)

A surgical device for use in minimally invasive surgery in which body cavity is accessed by a surgeon though an access port defined by the device, the device including a body cavity engagement feature for insertion into the incision to locate the device in position, fixing feature with a ring that a ...


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Christy Cummins, Paul Hooi: Surgical stapling device. Nutter McClennen & Fish, September 26, 2006: US07111768 (137 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler comprises an elongate housing 10 and a surgical staple 14 slidable longitudinally within the housing towards the free forward end thereof. The back 18 of the staple has a rearward extension 22. An actuator 16 is slidable forwardly within the housing for driving the staple towards ...


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Thomas Anthony, Christy Cummins, Paul Hooi: Surgical stapling device. Nutter McClennen & Fish, January 16, 2007: US07163551 (129 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling device is provided having a shaft, a surgical staple slidable longitudinally within the shaft, and a staple-firing mechanism for driving the staple towards the forward end of the housing, bending the staple to bring the free ends of the legs towards one another to close the stapl ...


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Christy Cummins: Surgical staple. Abbott Vascular, Workman Nydegger, Randy Shen, May 20, 2014: US08728119 (120 worldwide citation)

A generally U-shaped surgical staple comprises a base 10 and a pair of generally “L”-shaped legs 12 extending substantially perpendicularly from opposite ends of the base respectively. The legs 12 in use of the staple are bent through approximately 90° relative to the base. To effect a greater compr ...


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James Coleman, Christy Cummins, Chris Martin, Thomas Anthony, Sean Morris: Surgical stapler. Nutter McClennen & Fish, August 9, 2005: US06926731 (110 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler comprises a hollow shaft 10 and a tube 92 slidable axially within the shaft between a forward position wherein one end 96 of the tube projects beyond a free end of the shaft to enter a puncture site in a blood vessel and a rearward position wherein the end of the locator tube is r ...