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Warren P Williamson IV, George T Christakis, Paul Spence, Thomas Ward, Douglas P Allen: Fastener delivery and deployment mechanism and method for placing the fastener in minimally invasive surgery. CardioVascular Technologies, Terry M Gernstein, April 6, 1999: US05891160 (468 worldwide citation)

A one-piece fastener or staple includes a base that contacts tissue and a prong that extends through the tissue. A suture lead is anchored to the base and a needle is attached to the suture lead. A tool positions the fastener adjacent to the tissue, and is operated to drive the prong and the suture ...


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Paul A Spence, Warren P Williamson IV, George Christakis, Mark Ortiz, Craig B Berky, Douglas P Allen, Matthew J Huddleston, Delbert Ted Leimbach, Cecil R Robinson, E Dale VanHoose, Thomas J Ward, Marty J Warnecke: Apparatus and method for performing an anastomosis. Origin Medsystems, Thelen Reid & Priest, May 20, 2003: US06565581 (34 worldwide citation)

An anastomosis is performed using a flexible mounting structure mounted on the outside of at least one vessel. Fasteners extend through the vessel and are bent towards the incision to attach the flexible mounting structure to the vessel in a manner that controls the edge of the vessel adjacent to th ...


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Paul A Spence, Warren P Williamson IV, George Christakis, Mark Ortiz, Craig B Berky, Douglas P Allen, Matthew J Huddleston, Delbert Ted Leimbach, Cecil R Robinson, E Dale VanHoose, Thomas J Ward, Marty J Warnecke: Apparatus and method for performing an anastomosis. Origin Medsystems, Law Office of Alan W Cannon, April 26, 2005: US06884251 (11 worldwide citation)

An anastomosis is performed using a flexible mounting structure mounted on the outside of at least one vessel. Fasteners extend through the vessel and are bent towards the incision to attach the flexible mounting structure to the vessel in a manner that controls the edge of the vessel adjacent to th ...


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Douglas P Allen, Dominic P DiNovo, Matthew J Huddleston, Kenneth E Hughes, George A Keller, Keith A Kuisick, Rebeccah P Quam, Cecil R Robinson, Jonathan E Turner, Ernest D VanHoose, Thomas J Ward, Warren P Williamson IV: Apparatus and methods for automated handling and embedding of tissue samples. Biopath Automation, Wood Herron & Evans L, May 25, 2010: US07722810 (8 worldwide citation)

An automated machine for handling and embedding tissue samples contained on microtome sectionable supports. The machine includes an input member configured to hold a plurality of the microtome sectionable supports prior to a tissue embedding operation. An output member is configured to hold a plural ...


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Douglas P Allen, Dominic P DiNovo, George A Keller, Rebeccah P Quam, Thomas J Ward, Warren P Williamson IV: Apparatus and methods for automated handling and embedding of tissue samples. Biopath Automation, Wood Herron & Evans L, October 11, 2011: US08034292 (1 worldwide citation)

An automated machine for handling and embedding tissue samples contained on microtome sectionable supports. The machine includes an input member configured to hold a plurality of the microtome sectionable supports prior to a tissue embedding operation. An output member is configured to hold a plural ...


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Paul A Spence, Warren P Williamson, George Christakis, Mark Ortiz, Craig B Berky, Douglas P Allen, Matthew J Huddleston, Delbert Ted Leimbach, Cecil R Robinson, E Dale VanHoose, Thomas J Ward, Marty J Warnecke: Apparatus and method for performing an anastomosis. John K Uilkema, Thelen Reid & Priest, August 14, 2003: US20030153932-A1

An anastomosis is performed using a flexible mounting structure mounted on the outside of at least one vessel. Fasteners extend through the vessel and are bent towards the incision to attach the flexible mounting structure to the vessel in a manner that controls the edge of the vessel adjacent to th ...


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Douglas P Allen, Dominic P DiNovo, Matthew J Huddleston, Kenneth E Hughes, George A Keller, Keith A Kuisick, Rebeccah P Quam, Cecil R Robinson, Jonathan E Turner, Ernest D VanHoose, Thomas J Ward, Warren P Williamson: Apparatus and methods for automated handling and embedding of tissue samples. BioPath Automation, Wood Herron & Evans, October 13, 2005: US20050226770-A1

An automated machine for handling and embedding tissue samples contained on microtome sectionable supports. The machine includes an input member configured to hold a plurality of the microtome sectionable supports prior to a tissue embedding operation. An output member is configured to hold a plural ...


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Douglas P Allen, Dominic P DiNovo, George A Keller, Rebeccah P Quam, Thomas J Ward, Warren P Williamson IV: Apparatus and methods for automated handling and embedding of tissue samples. Biopath Automation, July 7, 2011: US20110165615-A1

An automated machine for handling and embedding tissue samples contained on microtome sectionable supports. The machine includes an input member configured to hold a plurality of the microtome sectionable supports prior to a tissue embedding operation. An output member is configured to hold a plural ...


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Douglas P Allen, Dominic P DiNovo, Matthew J Huddleston, Kenneth E Hughes, George A Keller, Keith A Kuisick, Rebeccah P Quam, Cecil R Robinson, Jonathan E Turner, Ernest D VanHoose, Thomas J Ward, Warren P Williamson IV: APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATED HANDLING AND EMBEDDING OF TISSUE SAMPLES. BIOPATH AUTOMATION L L C, WOOD HERRON & EVANS, May 27, 2010: US20100129859-A1

An automated machine for handling and embedding tissue samples contained on microtome sectionable supports. The machine includes an input member configured to hold a plurality of the microtome sectionable supports prior to a tissue embedding operation. An output member is configured to hold a plural ...