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Thu A Le, Izi Bruker, Brian H Luscombe, Dennis D Jamiolkowski: Two-piece suture anchor with barbs. Ethicon, Joseph F Shirtz, January 23, 1996: US05486197 (553 worldwide citation)

A two-piece suture anchor is disclosed wherein a barrel-like main portion is provided with a pair of legs in a central opening. A ball-like actuating device is received within the central opening and drawn upward into the device in order to separate the legs and cause the device to expand into the s ...


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Thu A Le, Sung S Yi, William Zwaskis, Jack S Pedlick, Brian H Luscombe, Dennis D Jamiolkowski, John Di Giovanni, Keith A Seritella, Mark G Steckel, Steven F Harwin: Umbrella-shaped suture anchor device with actuating ring member. Ethicon, Rosenman & Colin, August 13, 1996: US05545180 (432 worldwide citation)

A suture anchor device having an anchor member with outwardly extending wing members and an actuating wedge member. The suture anchor device is inserted into a bore hole in a bone as part of an orthopedic surgical procedure wherein soft tissue such as a tendon or ligament is attached to the surface ...


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Steven F Harwin, Anh Le, Izi Bruker, Brian Luscombe, Dennis D Jamiolkowski, Mark Cofone, John DiGiovanni: Suture anchor device. Graham & James, April 8, 1997: US05618314 (282 worldwide citation)

A suture anchor having an anchor member, a central shaft and outwardly extending wing members. A suture mounting hole is provided in the suture anchor for receiving a surgical suture. The suture anchor is inserted into a bore hole in a bone as part of an orthopedic surgical procedure wherein soft ti ...


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Dennis D Jamiolkowski, Shawn T Huxel, Daniel C Rosenman: Suture clip suitable for use on monofilament sutures. Ethicon, Hal Brent Woodrow, October 28, 1997: US05681351 (248 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a suture clip for attachment to at least one suture comprising a suture clip body having a central longitudinal axis, a proximal end, a distal end, an inner surface, an outer surface and a proximal surface, wherein the inner surface forms a passage that is substantiall ...


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Shalaby W Shalaby, Dennis D Jamiolkowski: Surgical articles of copolymers of glycolide and .epsilon.-caprolactone and methods of producing the same. Ethicon, Robert L Minier, August 12, 1986: US04605730 (228 worldwide citation)

Novel copolymers of .epsilon.-caprolactone and glycolide useful in making surgical articles and particularly surgical sutures having Young's modulus of less than 250,000 psi. New and improved polymerization methods for producing the novel .epsilon.-caprolactone and glycolide copolymers.


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Dennis D Jamiolkowski, Rao S Bezwada: Hydrogels of absorbable polyoxaesters. Ethicon, Hal Brent Woodrow, December 16, 1997: US05698213 (218 worldwide citation)

The present invention describes a new crossslinkable and crosslinked aliphatic polyoxaesters and blends thereof that may be used to produce hydrogels, surgical devices such as sutures, sutures with attached needles, molded devices, and the like. The invention also contemplates a process for producin ...


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Shalaby W Shalaby, Dennis D Jamiolkowski: Isomorphic copolyoxalates and sutures thereof. Ethicon, Wayne R Eberhardt, February 27, 1979: US04141087 (215 worldwide citation)

Synthetic absorbable sutures are prepared from copolyoxalate polymers having isomorphic sequences. The polymers are derived from mixtures of cyclic and linear diols, each having the same carbon chain length of 6 or 8 atoms. The cyclic diol may be aliphatic or aromatic. The diols are polymerized with ...


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Arindam Datta, Shawn Thayer Huxel, Dennis D Jamiolkowski, Yufu Li: Biodegradable stent. Ethicon, Emil Richard Skula, July 23, 2002: US06423092 (206 worldwide citation)

A biodegradable stent for implantation into a lumen in a human body. The stent in one embodiment is made from a biodegradable fiber having an inner core and an outer layer. The outer layer is a blend of two polymer components. The inner core has a first degradation rate, and the outer layer has a se ...


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Dennis D Jamiolkowski, Leslie Hamilton, Richard Smith, Robert F Bencini: Enhanced visualization of the latching mechanism of latching surgical devices. Ethicon, March 27, 2001: US06206897 (201 worldwide citation)

A surgical device having a latching mechanism comprising a latch member; and a retaining member having at least one aperture adapted to receive and retain said latch member in a locked position, said latch member and said retaining member being of contrasting colors so that when the latch member is ...


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Rao S Bezwada, Dennis D Jamiolkowski: Absorbable polyoxaesters. Ethicon, November 7, 1995: US05464929 (195 worldwide citation)

The present invention describes a new aliphatic polyoxaesters that is bioabsorbable and may be used to produce surgical devices such as sutures, sutures with attached needles, molded devices, and the like. The invention also contemplates a process for producing these polyesters. The aliphatic polyox ...