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Floyd Foslien, Alan R Plyley, John M Barker, Claude Vidal: Stapler and firing device. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, August 25, 1992: US05141144 (528 worldwide citation)

An improved stapler firing assembly and a surgical stapler are disclosed. The stapler comprises structural members having handle parts with opposite sides and jaw parts projecting from the handle parts. The stapler includes a mechanism for releasable engagement between an elongate locking member and ...


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Claude Vidal, Russell J Redmond, Alan Plyley: Surgical stapler. VIR Engineering, James E Brunton, July 28, 1998: US05785232 (506 worldwide citation)

An improved surgical stapler having first and second pivotally interconnected structural members each including a handle portion and a jaw portion. The structural members are pivotally movable between a closed position wherein their jaw portions are in a closely spaced relationship to an open positi ...


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Floyd Foslien, Alan K Plyley, John M Barker, Claude Vidal: Stapler and firing device. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, January 28, 1992: US05083695 (395 worldwide citation)

An improved stapler firing assembly and a surgical stapler are disclosed. The stapler comprises structural members having handle parts with opposite sides and jaw parts projecting from the handle parts. The stapler includes a mechanism for releasable engagement between an elongate locking member and ...


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Alan K Plyley, Claude Vidal, Russell J Redmond: Surgical stapler with improved safety mechanism. VIR Engineering, James E Brunton, October 21, 1997: US05678748 (359 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler for use by a surgeon to place one or more rows of surgical staples in organs or tissue. The stapler is of a character having a supporting frame, a replaceable staple cartridge, an anvil, a mechanism for approximating the cartridge relative to the anvil, and a mechanism for firing ...


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Claude Vidal, Russell Redmond, Alan K Plyley: Two component fluid dispenser. VIR Engineering, James E Brunton, April 11, 2000: US06047861 (290 worldwide citation)

A two-component fluid dispenser which can accurately mix two liquids of varying viscosity and then precisely deliver the mixture formed in discrete amounts. The mixture of the two components is delivered from a single delivery tube in a manner such that none of the mixture remains within the deliver ...


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Russell Redmond, Claude Vidal: Resealable injection site. VIR Engineering, James E Brunton, November 1, 1988: US04781680 (216 worldwide citation)

A subcutaneous access site to aid in the delivery of chemotherapeutic or analgesic drugs to the blood stream or to any body cavity. The device embodies a specially supported septum which exhibits exceptional resealing characteristics. In this regard, the device includes a rigid inner ring adapted to ...


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Joseph Catanese III, Matt McLean, Theodore C Lamson, Amik Nagpurkar, Daniel Merrick, Joshua Makower, Claude Vidal, Russell J Redmond, Michael Collinson, Mitchell C Barham, Scott West: Integrated handle assembly for anchor delivery system. Neotract, Steptoe & Johnson, March 15, 2011: US07905889 (200 worldwide citation)

Intergrated systems and associated method for manipulating tissues and anatomical or other structures in medical application for the purpose of treating diseases or disorders or other purposes. In one aspect, the system includes a delivery device configured to deploy and implant anchor device for su ...


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Michael Collinson, Alan K Plyley, Russell J Redmond, Claude Vidal: Capless medical backcheck valve. B Braun Medical, Shoemaker and Mattare, August 8, 1995: US05439451 (194 worldwide citation)

A medical backcheck valve includes a hollow housing containing an upwardly biased piston assembly for controlling liquid flow therethrough. The piston assembly comprises a substantially rigid plug having one end protruding from the upper end of the housing, and a flexible sheath covering having a re ...


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Theodore Charles Lamson, Joshua Makower, Joseph Catanese III, Jacqueline Nerney Welch, Amrish Jayprakash Walke, Claude Vidal, Russell J Redmond, Michael Collinson: Devices, systems and methods for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia and other conditions. Neotract, Steptoe & Johnson, July 20, 2010: US07758594 (137 worldwide citation)

Devices, systems and methods for compressing, cutting, incising, reconfiguring, remodeling, attaching, repositioning, supporting, dislocating or altering the composition of tissues or anatomical structures to alter their positional or force relationship to other tissues or anatomical structures. In ...


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Alan K Plyley, John M Barker, Claude Vidal, Russell J Redmond: Trocar. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, October 6, 1992: US05152754 (132 worldwide citation)

A trocar for placement in the lumen of a cannula to facilitate inserting the cannula through the wall of a body cavity, the trocar comprising an obturator with a point for piercing the wall of the body cavity, and a protective sleeve mounted concentrically around the obturator. The obturator retract ...