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Dennis J Knoepfler: Adjustable angle medical forceps. Wood Herron & Evans, May 11, 1993: US05209747 (782 worldwide citation)

An adjustable angle medical forceps is disclosed which has a rotatable arm to which is attached a jaw element and which provides increased surgical dexterity for suturing with curved or straight needles, for dissecting bodily organs, and for isolating nerves, arteries, and the like. The forceps incl ...


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Dennis J Knoepfler: Multiple purpose forceps. Wood Herron & Evans, June 8, 1993: US05217460 (527 worldwide citation)

A multiple purpose medical forceps allows for simultaneous grasping of tissue while lasing, irrigating, suctioning and cauterizing. The forceps includes a laser fiber and irrigation and suction catheters contained within a tubular housing and exiting adjacent a pair of jaws. The forceps is insertabl ...


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Dennis J Knoepfler: Automatic stapler for laparoscopic procedure with selective cutter, nontraumatic jaws and suction irrigator. Wood Herron & Evans, February 1, 1994: US05282807 (284 worldwide citation)

An improved surgical stapler is disclosed which is particularly suitable for use in laparoscopic procedures. The stapler includes a handle and an elongated shaft and nontraumatic jaws at its distal end which are adapted to close staples. This improved stapler further includes a cutter which is adapt ...


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Dennis J Knoepfler: Multiple purpose forceps. Wood Herron & Evans, April 5, 1994: US05300087 (282 worldwide citation)

A multiple purpose medical forceps allows for simultaneous grasping of tissue while lasing, irrigating, suctioning and cauterizing. The forceps includes a laser fiber and irrigation and suction catheters contained within a tubular housing and exiting adjacent a pair of jaws. The forceps is insertabl ...


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Dennis J Knoepfler: Surgical hook knife. NuSurg Medical, Wood Herron & Evans P L L, May 13, 1997: US05628760 (132 worldwide citation)

A laparoscopic hook knife for use in surgical procedures includes an elongate shaft having a pistol grip handle at its proximal end and a blade support with a hook-shaped member at the distal end. The hook-shaped member has a blunt distal tip which is formed in the shape of a spade contained in a pl ...


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Dennis J Knoepfler: Automatic stapler for laparoscopic procedure with selective cutter and suction irrigator. Wood Herron & Evans, April 14, 1992: US05104394 (131 worldwide citation)

An improved surgical stapler is disclosed which is particularly suitable for use in laparoscopic procedures. The stapler includes a handle and an elongated shaft and jaws at its distal end which are adapted to close staples. This improved stapler further includes a cutter which is adapted to cut ite ...


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Dennis J Knoepfler: Method and apparatus for talc pleurodesis. Wood Herron & Evans, May 17, 1994: US05312331 (79 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for conducting a talc pleurodesis includes a thoracic tube which includes a talc chamber. At one end of said tube is a rubber bulb. In the opposite end of the tube is a tip that includes a constriction or valve. Talc is placed into the talc chamber and the tip is inserted into the chest ...


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Dennis J Knoepfler: Laparoscopic T-tube, drain and securing instrument and method therefor. Wood Herron & Evans, December 28, 1993: US05273534 (41 worldwide citation)

A combination laparoscopic T-tube, drain and balloon instrument comprises T-tube means, drain means, and balloon means and is insertable into a common bile duct and operable to evacuate fluids therefrom. The drain means is adjacent the T-tube means and is operable to evacuate fluids from the abdomin ...


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Dennis J Knoepfler: Catheter device for performing a cholangiogram during a laparoscopy surgery. Wood Herron & Evans, January 5, 1993: US05176647 (41 worldwide citation)

A hand-held instrument for performing a cholangiogram during a laparoscopic surgical procedure is disclosed. The instrument includes a pistol-shaped housing having a cannula mounted at a forward end. Centrally located within the cannula and extending into the housing is a hollow catheter. Mounted wi ...


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Dennis J Knoepfler: Spring biased laparoscopic surgical needle holder. NuSurg Medical, Wood Herron & Evans, October 3, 1995: US05454819 (34 worldwide citation)

A surgical needle holder particularly adapted for use in laparoscopic procedures include a first and a second jaw element which have parallel engaging jaw faces. The first jaw element is stationary relative to the needle holder and the second jaw element is moveable. A rod extends from the moveable ...