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Gene W Kammerer, Susan Trenka Benthin, Keith Seritella, Rupam Naik: Meniscal repair device having integral spring member. Ethicon, Emil Richard Skula, November 28, 2000: US06152935 (342 worldwide citation)

An H-type fastener for tissue. The fastener has a central spring member. The spring member has a first end and a second end. Tissue anchor members are mounted to each end. When placed in tissue, the spring member provides a compressive spring force upon tissue between the anchor members of the faste ...


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Gene W Kammerer, Jack S Pedlick, Keith A Seritella: Applicator and method for deploying a surgical fastener in tissue. Mitek Surgical Products, Pandiscio & Pandiscio, August 24, 1999: US05941439 (252 worldwide citation)

An applicator for deploying a fastener into tissue, the fastener including a head portion and a filament portion extending from the head portion, the applicator comprising an elongated hollow needle member having a pointed distal end portion, a slotted portion for releasably retaining the head of th ...


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Gene W Kammerer: Surgical knot pusher device and improved method of forming knots. Ethicon, Emil R Skula, Charles Boukus Jr, October 8, 1996: US05562684 (241 worldwide citation)

A surgical knot pusher device comprises a thick-walled cannula or tube having a beveled elliptical face and a central channel for slidably receiving one end of a suture. The other end of the suture is slidably inserted in one of a pair of longitudinal grooves formed on the outer surface of the cannu ...


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Gene W Kammerer, M Joshua Tolkoff, Robert C Allman, George R Muise: Surgical mesh applicator. Ethicon, March 14, 1995: US05397332 (210 worldwide citation)

An applicator for applying a sheet of surgical material, e.g., a surgical mesh, to internal body tissue includes a delivery tube, a deployment tube slidably received within the delivery tube, and a shaft or irrigation tube slidably received within the deployment tube. An expandable spreader tip is c ...


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Gene W Kammerer: Method of forming a suture knot. Ethicon, Matthew S Goodwin, January 12, 1993: US05178629 (192 worldwide citation)

A suture-needle combination is disclosed in which the suture has a plurality of adjacent loops, and a slip knot securing the first loop onto the free end of the suture. This suture configuration facilitates tying secure and stable knots endoscopically.


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Gene W Kammerer, Royce Frederick: Endoscopic suturing device. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, February 1, 1994: US05282809 (186 worldwide citation)

A suturing device for placing a continuous suture line between anchor knots is disclosed. The device has a cannula and first and second sutures. Each suture has a slide end, a distal loop, and a slip knot securing the distal loop to the slide end. The sutures are threaded through the cannula. One of ...


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Vishvaroop Agarwal, Carlos Bustamante, Gene W Kammerer, Donald G Hill: Prosthetic device for the repair of a hernia. Ethicon, June 5, 2001: US06241768 (182 worldwide citation)

A prosthesis device for repairing a hernia having an insertion canal made of sheet material for extending through the hernia. The insertion canal is attached at one end to a collar and at the other end to a base that is to be on the inside of the abdominal cavity. The base may be a sheet or a pouch ...


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Gene W Kammerer, Royce Frederick, Barbara Howard, Edd Walker: Surgical tissue retrieval instrument. Ethicon, Emil Richard Skula, October 28, 1997: US05681324 (169 worldwide citation)

A surgical tissue retrieval instrument has a collapsible pouch at the distal end of an elongated support tube for retrieving internal body tissue through a trocar tube. The instrument includes a belt which is formed into a loop slidably attached about the open end of the pouch. The belt is slidably ...


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Gene W Kammerer, Royce Frederick, Barbara Howard, Edd Walker: Surgical tissue retrieval instrument. Ethicon, Emil Richard Skula, Charles Boukus, January 2, 1996: US05480404 (129 worldwide citation)

A surgical tissue retrieval instrument has a collapsible pouch at the distal end of an elongated support tube for retrieving internal body tissue through a trocar tube. The instrument includes a belt which is formed into a loop slidably attached about the open end of the pouch. The belt is slidably ...


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Gene W Kammerer, Brian Luscombe, Hans Jochen Hoepffner, Susanne Landgrebe, Ulf Ulmsten, Jorn Lehe, Laura Angelini: August 23, 2005: US06932759 (126 worldwide citation)

Described is a surgical instrument and method for treating female urinary stress incontinence. The instrument includes a first curved needle-like element defining in part a curved shaft having a distal end and a proximal, a tape, or mesh, for implanting into the lower abdomen of a female to provide ...