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Frank Viola: Biopsy system. Tyco Healthcare Group, March 30, 2004: US06712773 (340 worldwide citation)

A biopsy system for retrieving biopsy tissue samples from different regions of the body is disclosed. The biopsy system includes a single use loading unit having a trocar assembly and a knife assembly. A trocar driver is operably connected to the trocar assembly and is actuable to move a trocar betw ...


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Frank Viola: Varying tissue compression using take-up component. Tyco Healthcare Group, January 10, 2012: US08091756 (312 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure relates to surgical fastener applying apparatus, and the application of variable compression to tissue. More specifically, the presently disclosed surgical fastener applying apparatus act to limit the flow of blood through tissue immediately adjacent a cut-line formed therein ...


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Frank Viola: Biopsy system having a single use loading unit operable with a trocar driver, a knife driver and firing module. Tyco Healthcare Group, March 13, 2007: US07189207 (290 worldwide citation)

A biopsy system for retrieving biopsy tissue samples from different regions of the body is disclosed. The biopsy system includes a single use loading unit having a trocar assembly and a knife assembly. A trocar driver is operably connected to the trocar assembly and is actuable to move a trocar betw ...


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Frank Viola, Csaba L Rethy, David Ivanko, Scott Martinelli, Bruce Jankowski, Randolph Lehn, James Dale, Arthur Stickney, Karl Ehrenfels: Biopsy system. United States Surgical Corporation, August 20, 2002: US06436054 (188 worldwide citation)

A biopsy system is provided including a housing and a biopsy instrument operatively associated with the housing and configured and dimensioned to remove a tissue sample from a patient. A firing module is included that is detachably engageable with the housing and operatively associated with the biop ...


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Frank Viola, Eric J Taylor, Peter Hathaway, Kenneth W Horton: Flexible endoscopic stitching devices. Tyco Healthcare Group, August 21, 2012: US08246637 (180 worldwide citation)

A handle assembly for operating a surgical instrument is provided and includes a housing; a trigger operatively supported on the housing; and at least one actuation cable operatively associated with the trigger and extending from the housing in such a manner that an actuation of the trigger imparts ...


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Frank Viola, Eric Taylor: Self-steering endoscopic device. Covidien, May 21, 2013: US08444549 (175 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic device including mechanisms to facilitate insertion of the device is disclosed. The device includes a sensing assembly configured for determining the position of the distal end of the device relative to a lumen. The device may further including a steering mechanism configured to direct ...


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John Beardsley, Frank Viola: Variable compression surgical fastener cartridge. Covidien, March 3, 2015: US08967446 (134 worldwide citation)

A non-reloadable surgical fastener cartridge is provided. The non-reloadable surgical fastener cartridge includes a cartridge body that includes a tissue contacting surface that includes a plurality of fastener retention slots. A plurality of surgical fasteners is disposed in the plurality of fasten ...


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Frank Viola: Anvil position detector for a surgical stapler. Tyco Healthcare Group, October 4, 2011: US08028882 (46 worldwide citation)

An anvil position detector is provided for use with a surgical stapling instrument. The anvil position detector includes a projection formed on a driving or jaw closure mechanism of the surgical instrument and a recess for a notch formed on the jaw or anvil of the surgical instrument. Engagement of ...


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Karl H Ehrenfels, David C Eastwood Ivanko, Randolph F Lehn, Roberto Pedros, Csaba L Rethy, Frank Viola: Surgical fastener applying apparatus. Tyco Healthcare Group, January 10, 2012: US08091754 (32 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure relates to surgical fastener applying apparatus for sequentially applying a plurality of surgical fasteners to body tissue. The surgical fastener applying apparatus includes a replaceable cartridge assembly receivable in a distal end portion of a cartridge receiving half-secti ...


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Frank Viola: Biopsy system. Tyco Healthcare Group, March 6, 2012: US08128577 (28 worldwide citation)

A biopsy system for retrieving biopsy tissue samples from different regions of the body is disclosed. The biopsy system includes a single use loading unit having a trocar assembly and a knife assembly. A trocar driver is operably connected to the trocar assembly and is actuable to move a trocar betw ...