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Corbett W Stone, James F Marino: Segmented linked intervertebral implant systems. NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, May 14, 2002: US06387130 (372 worldwide citation)

A method of positioning a plurality of intervertebral implants in a patient's intervertebral space, comprising: introducing an elongated member into the patient's intervertebral space; and sequentially advancing a plurality of intervertebral implants over the elongated member and into the ...


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Paul Nolan, H Jonathan Tovey, Corbett W Stone, Gregory S Gardner: Method of employing surgical suturing apparatus to tie knots. United States Surgical Corporation, January 2, 1996: US05480406 (369 worldwide citation)

The disclosure contemplates a method for using an endoscopic suturing apparatus to conveniently place various knots in suture such as a square knot, a modified fisherman's knot, a securing knot, an alternative square knot and a surgeon's knot. The knots are formed variously by placing the suture bet ...


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Thomas D Guy, Richard N Granger, Robert H Brady, John Webster, James R Pratt, Corbett W Stone: Surgical apparatus with indicator. United States Surgical, July 3, 2007: US07237708 (344 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and system are disclosed for indicating relative positions of elements in a surgical apparatus. The indicating elements can include electrical circuitry that provides means for activating visual, audible or tactile indicators, thereby alerting the user that an event has occured with res ...


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James F Marino, Corbett W Stone, Troy K Christopher, Jeffrey J Blewett, Brian S Kelleher: Nerve surveillance cannula systems. NuVasive, Jonathan D Spangler, May 13, 2003: US06564078 (305 worldwide citation)

An expandable tip cannula system, comprising: a hollow cannula shaft having a proximal end and a distal end; and an expandable tip mounted at the distal end of the hollow cannula shaft, the expandable tip comprising a plurality of generally-triangular shaped petals held together in a radially-inward ...


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Michael F Hoey, Corbett W Stone, Kevin Foley: Tissue discrimination and applications in medical procedures. Nu Vasive, Jonathan Spangler, July 6, 2004: US06760616 (292 worldwide citation)

A method and system for discriminating tissue types, controlling the level of therapy to tissue, and determining the health of a known tissue by measuring the characteristics an electrical signal applied to conductive element located within or by the tissue. Additionally, the method and system may b ...


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Corbett W Stone, Stephen W Zlock, David A Nicholas: Surgical suturing apparatus with loading mechanism. United States Surgical Corporation, January 7, 1997: US05591181 (268 worldwide citation)

A surgical apparatus is provided for manipulating a surgical needle and an associated loading mechanism is provided for replacing the surgical needle. The surgical apparatus comprises an elongated body portion, first and second jaw elements extending from the body portion, securing means for securin ...


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Thomas D Guy, Richard N Granger, Robert H Brady, John Webster, James R Pratt, Corbett W Stone, Thomas W Alesi Jr: Surgical apparatus with indicator. United States Surgical Corporation, November 7, 1995: US05464144 (261 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and system are disclosed for indicating relative positions of elements in a surgical apparatus. The indicating elements can include electrical circuitry for activating visual, audible or tactile indicators, thereby alerting the user that an event has occurred with respect to the instrum ...


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Corbett W Stone, Stephen W Zlock, David A Nicholas: Surgical suturing apparatus with loading mechanism. United States Surgical Corporation, December 26, 1995: US05478344 (246 worldwide citation)

A surgical apparatus is provided for manipulating a surgical needle and an associated loading mechanism is provided for replacing the surgical needle. The surgical apparatus comprises an elongated body portion, first and second jaw elements extending from the body portion, securing means for securin ...


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Jeffrey J Blewett, Christopher W Maurer, Corbett W Stone: Apparatus for thermal treatment of tissue. United States Surgical, November 30, 1999: US05993447 (224 worldwide citation)

An auxiliary electromagnetic thermal treatment apparatus for use with an endoscope to provide the endoscope with electromagnetic thermal treatment capabilities is provided. The auxiliary apparatus includes a handle portion and an elongate portion connected to the handle portion and dimensioned to be ...


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Tom A Steinke, Corbett W Stone, Stephen O Ross, Brian S Kelleher, Raphael M Michel, Donald H Koenig: Selectable eccentric remodeling and/or ablation of atherosclerotic material. Minnow Medical, Townsend & Townsend & Crew, Mark D Barrish, November 6, 2007: US07291146 (223 worldwide citation)

A catheter and catheter system for eccentric remodeling and/or removal of atherosclerotic material of a blood vessel of a patient include an elongate flexible catheter body with a radially expandable structure. A plurality of electrodes or other electrosurgical energy delivery surfaces can radially ...



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