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Douglas G Noiles: Surgical stapler apparatus with curved shaft. United States Surgical Corporation, Robert R Jackson, John E Nathan, March 18, 1986: US04576167 (605 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler including a stapling assembly, an actuator assembly remote from the stapling assembly, and a longitudinal shaft assembly having a longitudinally curved section for connecting the actuator assembly to the stapling assembly and for transmitting the forces and motions required to ope ...


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Douglas G Noiles: Surgical fastening method and device therefor. United States Surgical Corporation, Fleit & Jacobson, November 29, 1977: US04060089 (557 worldwide citation)

A method for joining soft body tissues and a device for practicing the method which includes a retainer strip formed of a material which in time is absorbed by the body and which is provided with a plurality of longitudinally spaced openings and a fastener strip also formed of a material which is si ...


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Richard A McGarry, Douglas G Noiles: Apparatus for applying surgical clips. United States Surgical Corporation, Thomas R Bremer, November 25, 1986: US04624254 (494 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for applying surgical clips to tissue includes a self-contained supply of clips and is constructed to apply those clips, one at a time, through movement of the thumb and fingers of one hand. The clips are stored inside a sleeve along the length of the instrument, are fed into jaws at the d ...


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Roy D Gravener, Alfred F De Carlo, Douglas G Noiles: Indicator for surgical stapler. United States Surgical Corporation, Robert R Jackson, John E Nathan, April 12, 1983: US04379457 (437 worldwide citation)

An indicator for a surgical stapler viewable through a window adjacent the handle when the stapler magazine is within a spaced relation range to the stapler anvil; whereby, the staples are properly deformed and the stapled tissue is not inordinately crushed.


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Douglas G Noiles: Coherent surgical staple array. United States Surgical Corporation, Fleit & Jacobson, June 30, 1981: US04275813 (396 worldwide citation)

A coherent surgical-staple stack comprising a plurality of staples, bonded together in a parallel contiguous relationship by a biodegradable, absorbable plastic.


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Richard A McGarry, Douglas G Noiles: Apparatus for applying surgical clips. United States Surgical Corporation, John E Nathan, Robert R Jackson, Eugene S Indyk, April 9, 1985: US04509518 (381 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for applying surgical clips to tissue includes a self-contained supply of clips and is constructed to apply those clips, one at a time, through movement of the thumb and fingers of one hand. The clips are stored inside a sleeve along the length of the instrument, are fed into jaws at the d ...


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David T Green, Douglas G Noiles: Surgical stapler apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, Thomas R Bremer, December 30, 1986: US04632290 (356 worldwide citation)

An improved anvil for crimping or clinching generally U-shaped surgical staples in a surgical stapler includes a main channel transverse to the bases of the staples, the bottom surface of the main channel being the staple crimping or clinching surface and having a plurality of closely spaced grooves ...


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Douglas G Noiles: Surgical stapler apparatus with curved shaft. United States Surgical Corporation, Thomas R Bremer, March 3, 1987: US04646745 (326 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler including a stapling assembly, an actuator assembly remote from the stapling assembly, and a longitudinal shaft assembly having a longitudinally curved section for connecting the actuator assembly to the stapling assembly and for transmitting the forces and motions required to ope ...


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Anthony D Spasiano, Douglas G Noiles: Three-stage surgical instrument. United States Surgical Corporation, Fleit & Jacobson, May 11, 1976: US03955581 (287 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for controlling the operation of a three-stage staple-carrying cartridge adapted to ligate, suture and divide organic tubular structures such as blood vessels. The instrument also operates in three-stages to positively control the ligating, suturing and dividing operations of t ...


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