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John DiGiovanni, Donald M Golden: Multiple clip applier. Ethicon, Donal B Tobin, February 19, 1985: US04500024 (479 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for housing, feeding and applying multiple ligating clips, including a handle which houses a delivery and feeding mechanism, and a cartridge which holds the clips. The handle employs a scissors-type action to set a clip which has been delivered to the jaws by the feeding and ratcheting ...


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James J Bedi, Donald M Golden, Mark T Gaterud, Anthony S Miksza, Jose C Deniega, Richard Smith, W Brinton Yorks Jr: Surgical fastening systems made from polymeric materials. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, February 21, 1989: US04805617 (318 worldwide citation)

An improved surgical fastener system comprising parallel rows of staples and receivers with the receivers connected to adjacent receivers by a plurality of linkages.


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Donald M Golden, William P McVay: Two-piece tissue fastener with coinable leg staple and retaining receiver and method and instrument for applying same. Ethicon, Robert L Minier, March 4, 1986: US04573469 (284 worldwide citation)

A fastener is provided to hold together separated portions of mammalian tissue and includes an open loop fastening member and a receiver adapted to receive the legs of the fastening member. The legs of the fastening member are then deformed to effect engagement of the fastening member and receiver. ...


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Donald M Golden, William P McVay: Two piece internal organ fastener. Ethicon, Robert L Minier, January 2, 1990: US04890613 (260 worldwide citation)

A sterile internal organ fastening device comprising a staple and a receiver. The legs of the staple have a tapered portion terminating in a sharp point with the taper having a specific configuration to minimize penetration forces and reduce trauma and with the receiver protecting the surrounding ti ...


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Donald M Golden, William P McVay: Two-piece tissue fastener with compressible leg staple and retaining receiver. Ethicon, Robert L Minier, August 13, 1985: US04534350 (242 worldwide citation)

A fastener is provided to hold together portions of mammalian tissue and includes an open loop fastening member and a receiver adapted to receive the legs of the fastening member. Each fastening member leg has two oppositely facing rows of resilient, hemispherical, convex members to cooperate with a ...


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William P McVay, Szabolcs M Vigh, Glen C Dorband, Donald M Golden: Surgical fastener applier with rotatable front housing and laterally extending curved needle for guiding a flexible pusher. Ethicon, Robert L Minier, February 16, 1988: US04724840 (209 worldwide citation)

A device is provided for applying flexible fasteners to tissue to close a wound or incision. The device has a front housing mounted for rotation relative to a rear housing. A needle projects laterally from the front housing. The needle is curved, hollow, and slotted for receiving a portion of a fast ...


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James J Bedi, Donald M Golden, William P McVay: Method of applying a fastener to tissue with a pair of hollow needles. Ethicon, Robert L Minier, December 9, 1986: US04627437 (140 worldwide citation)

A pair of parallel, hollow needles are provided for receiving a tissue fastener of the type having at least a fastening member with a pair of legs joined by a link. Each needle has an internal passage extending from a fastening member receiving end to a discharge end. Each needle also has a slot ext ...


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John Di Giovanni, Glen C Dorband, Donald M Golden: Non-metallic, bio-compatible hemostatic clips. Ethicon, Robert L Minier, December 11, 1984: US04487205 (125 worldwide citation)

Hemostatic clips made from non-resilient polymeric materials. The clips comprise a pair of leg members rotatable about a hinge portion to be closed over a vessel.


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James J Bedi, Donald M Golden, James A Transue: Surgical instrument actuator with non-collinear hydraulic pistons. Ethicon, Robert L Minier, May 6, 1986: US04586502 (103 worldwide citation)

A hand-operated surgical instrument for implanting a fastener in tissue to close a movable operating member remote from or extending from a movable handle for actuating the operating member. A hydraulic actuating means comprising first and second connected chambers oriented at angles relative to one ...


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Donald M Golden: Surgical clip applier instrument adapter jaws. Ethicon, Robert L Minier, October 14, 1986: US04616651 (100 worldwide citation)

An adapter assembly is provided for a medical instrument designed to apply a first ligating clip which has a first exterior configuration. The adapter assembly is provided with an adapter member associated with each jaw of the instrument to accommodate a second ligating clip having a second exterior ...