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Warren Williamson IV, Paul A Spence, George T Christakis, Thomas J Ward, Dominic P DiNovo, George A Keller, Cecil R Robinson, E Dale VanHoose: Means and method of replacing a heart valve in a minimally invasive manner. CardioVascular Technologies, Terry M Gernstein, March 28, 2000: US06042607 (427 worldwide citation)

A heart valve can be replaced using minimally invasive methods which include a sutureless sewing cuff that and a fastener delivery tool that holds the cuff against the patient's tissue while delivering fasteners, two at a time to attach the cuff to the tissue from the inside out. The tool stores a p ...


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Warren P Williamson IV, Paul A Spence, George A Keller, Cecil R Robinson, Thomas J Ward: Wire fasteners for use in minimally invasive surgery and means and methods for handling those fasteners. CardioVascular Technologies, Terry M Greenstein, December 19, 2000: US06162233 (147 worldwide citation)

Wire fasteners having legs with lengths that can be one hundred times the width of the fastener are used to secure items, such as prosthesis valves to a patient during minimally invasive surgery. The fasteners are manipulated into position and then are immobilized by the legs thereof for tensioning, ...


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Warren P Williamson IV, Paul A Spence, George A Keller, Cecil R Robinson, Thomas J Ward: Wire fasteners for use in minimally invasive surgery and apparatus and methods for handling those fasteners. CardioVascular Technologies, Terry M Gernstein, October 26, 1999: US05972004 (122 worldwide citation)

Wire fasteners having legs with lengths that can be one hundred times the width of the fastener are used to secure items, such as prosthesis valves to a patient during minimally invasive surgery. The fasteners are manipulated into position and then are immobilized by means of the legs thereof for te ...


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Warren P Williamson IV, Paul A Spence, George A Keller, Cecil R Robinson, Thomas J Ward: Extremely long wire fasteners for use in minimally invasive surgery and means and methods for handling those fasteners. Medtronic, Michael Jare, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, May 25, 2010: US07722642 (58 worldwide citation)

Wire fasteners having legs with lengths that can be one hundred times the width of the fastener are used to secure items, such as prosthesis valves to a patient during minimally invasive surgery. The fasteners are manipulated into position and then are immobilized by means of the legs thereof for te ...


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Warren P Williamson IV, Paul A Spence, Mark Ortiz, George A Keller, Harry Leonard Green II: Tissue stabilizer having an articulating lift element. Alan W Cannon, Bozicevic Field & Francis, June 18, 2002: US06406424 (39 worldwide citation)

Devices and methods are disclosed for stabilizing tissue within a patient's body during a surgical operation to provide a relatively motionless surgical field, such as during a coronary artery bypass graft procedure. The devices include tissue stabilizers which engage and provide stabilization ...


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William P Williamson IV, Paul A Spence, Mark Ortiz, George A Keller, Harry Leonard Green II: Tissue stabilizer having an articulating lift element. Law Office of Alan W Cannon, February 5, 2008: US07326177 (30 worldwide citation)

Devices and methods are disclosed for stabilizing tissue within a patient's body during a surgical operation to provide a relatively motionless surgical field, such as during a coronary artery bypass graft procedure. The devices include tissue stabilizers which engage and provide stabilization to a ...


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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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Warren P Williamson, Paul A Spence, George A Keller, Cecil R Robinson, Thomas J Ward: Extremely long wire fasteners for use in minimally invasive surgery and means and methods for handling those fasteners. CardvioVascular Technologies, Kevin G Rooney, Wood Herron & Evans, August 26, 2004: US20040167573-A1

Wire fasteners having legs with lengths that can be one hundred times the width of the fastener are used to secure items, such as prosthesis valves to a patient during minimally invasive surgery. The fasteners are manipulated into position and then are immobilized by means of the legs thereof for te ...


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Warren P Williamson, Paul A Spence, George A Keller, Cecil R Robinson, Thomas J Ward: Extremely long wire fasteners for use in minimally invasive surgery and means and method for handling those fasteners. Kevin G Rooney, Wood Herron & Evans, June 6, 2002: US20020068949-A1

Wire fasteners having legs with lengths that can be one hundred times the width of the fastener are used to secure items, such as prosthesis valves to a patient during minimally invasive surgery. The fasteners are manipulated into position and then are immobilized by means of the legs thereof for te ...