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Joshua Makower, J Christopher Flaherty, Timothy R Machold, Jason Brian Whitt, Philip Christopher Evard, Patrick Edward Macaulay, John Thomas Garibotto, Claude A Vidal, Russell J Redmond, Thomas Banks: Methods and apparatus for bypassing arterial obstructions and/or performing other transvascular procedures. TransVascular, Robert D Buyan, Stout Uxa Buyan & Mullins, February 20, 2001: US06190353 (880 worldwide citation)

Methods, devices, and systems for a) revascularization and/or b) performing other medical procedures at vascular or non-vascular intracorporeal locations within a mammalian body. The methods generally comprise the formation of at least one extravascular passageway from a blood vessel to a vascular o ...


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Alan K Plyley, Claude A Vidal, Russell J Redmond, John L Minck Jr, Alan J Solyntjes: Surgical stapler with mechanisms for reducing the firing force. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, February 6, 1996: US05489058 (655 worldwide citation)

Surgical staplers for use during open and/or laparoscopic surgical procedures are disclosed. Novel firing device trapping assemblies, pushers, staple lines and firing handles are described. Many of the novel devices reduce the overall firing force experienced by the surgeon.


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Alan K Plyley, Claude A Vidal, Roger Lagerquist: Laparoscopic stapler with overload sensor and interlock. United States Surgical Corporation, May 20, 1997: US05630539 (615 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler with an overload sensor and lockout is disclosed. The surgical stapler is particularly useful in laparoscopic surgical procedures.


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Claude A Vidal, John L Minck Jr: Surgical stapler with mechanisms for reducing the firing force. United States Surgical Corporation, July 16, 1996: US05535935 (602 worldwide citation)

Surgical staplers for use during open and/or laparoscopic surgical procedures are disclosed. Novel firing device trapping assemblies, pushers, staple lines and firing handles are described. Many of the novel devices reduce the overall firing force experienced by the surgeon.


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Claude A Vidal, Alan K Plyley, Russell J Redmond, Roger Lagerquist: Surgical instrument having an articulated jaw structure and a detachable knife. United States Surgical Corporation, May 12, 1998: US05749893 (577 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument with articulated jaw structure includes a frame and two jaws. The jaws have proximal portions that are mounted to each other for movement in a substantially parallel relation between a fully open position wherein the jaws are separated for receiving tissue therebetween and an a ...


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Alan K Plyley, Claude A Vidal, John L Minck Jr, Alan J Solyntjes: Surgical stapler with mechanisms for reducing the firing force. United States Surgical Corporation, December 24, 1996: US05586711 (561 worldwide citation)

Surgical staplers for use during open and/or laparoscopic surgical procedures are disclosed. Novel firing device trapping assemblies, pushers, staple lines and firing handles are described. Many of the novel devices reduce the overall firing force experienced by the surgeon.


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Claude A Vidal, Alan K Plyley, Russell J Redmond, Roger Lagerquist: Surgical instrument having an articulated jaw structure and a detachable knife. United States Surgical Corporation, April 6, 2004: US06716232 (503 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument with articulated jaw structure includes a frame and two jaws. The jaws have proximal portions that are mounted to each other for movement in a substantially parallel relation between a fully open position wherein the jaws are separated for receiving tissue therebetween and an a ...


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Alan K Plyley, Claude A Vidal, John L Minck Jr: Surgical stapler with mechanisms for reducing the firing force. United States Surgical Corporation, October 6, 1998: US05816471 (483 worldwide citation)

Surgical staplers for use during open and/or laparoscopic surgical procedures are disclosed. Novel firing device trapping assemblies, pushers, staple lines and firing handles are described. Many of the novel devices reduce the overall firing force experienced by the surgeon.


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Joshua Makower, Claude A Vidal, Steven R LeMott, Rodney E Wells, Thomas F Banks: Hemostatic implant introducer. Howmedica, Haugen and Nikolai, March 1, 1994: US05290310 (451 worldwide citation)

A puncture seal device for stemming the flow of blood from a punctured blood vessel has an elongated outer sheath affixed to a generally tubular housing where the housing contains a manually actuable slide which is affixed to a rigid tubular pusher member coaxially disposed within the outer sheath. ...


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Claude A Vidal, Russell J Redmond, Alan K Plyley: Procedure for use of laparoscopic surgical instruments. United States Surgical Corporation, March 17, 1998: US05728110 (427 worldwide citation)

A laparoscopic stapler with a blocking body is disclosed. The blocking body allows the stapler to be inserted into the abdominal cavity through a cannula and removed therefrom until the staples are fired. When the staples are fired, the blocking body allows the stapler to be removed from the abdomin ...



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