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Green David T, Bolanos Henry, Alesi Daniel E, Ratcliff Keith, Sherts Charles R: Apparatus and method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures.. United States Surgical, May 13, 1992: EP0484677-A1 (698 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler for placing lateral lines of staples and making an incision, all through an endoscopic tube, includes an anvil member (136) which is mounted to the distal end of an elongated housing (134). A tubular collar (124) disposed around the arm of the anvil member is movable to a distal p ...


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Green David T, Bolanos Henry, Ratcliff Keith, Blewett Jeffrey J, Lehn Randolph F, Sherts Charles R, Bryan Graham W, Castro Salvatore, Kappel Gary S: Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus.. United States Surgical, July 28, 1993: EP0552423-A2 (653 worldwide citation)

A self contained gas powered endoscopic surgical apparatus 50 is provided for placing lateral lines of surgical fasteners into body tissue. The apparatus includes an anvil member 56 and a surgical fastener cartridge member 58 mounted to the distal end of an elongated endoscopic portion 54. A tubular ...


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Green David T, Blewett Jeffrey J, Bolanos Henry, Ratcliff Keith, Viola Frank J, Sherts Charles R: Approximating apparatus for surgical jaw structure.. United States Surgical, September 16, 1992: EP0503662-A1 (584 worldwide citation)

Approximating apparatus for surgical jaw structure is provided which effects substantially parallel approximation of first 22 and second 28 surgical jaw structure to permit substantially parallel working interaction therebetween. The approximating apparatus includes camming structure 50 for engaging ...


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Green David T, Bolanos Henry, Viola Frank J: A locking device for an apparatus for applying surgical fasteners.. United States Surgical, April 21, 1993: EP0537572-A2 (584 worldwide citation)

A locking device 27, 28, 46 for a surgical stapling or fastening instrument for applying surgical fasteners to tissue. The locking device is positioned on the jaw mechanism 10 of the fastening instrument and engages a cartridge 14 when the cartridge includes fasteners, and pivots through the cartrid ...


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Green David T, Bryan Graham W: Skin stapler. United States Surgical Corporation, February 22, 1972: US3643851 (552 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for applying sterilized staples from a disposable staple-carrying cartridge to the disunited skin of a patient in order to effect a joining of the skin. The instrument consists of an anvil adapted to lie flush with the skin, a disposable cartridge housing a plurality of staples ...


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Green David T: Cartridge and powering instrument for stapling skin and fascia. United States Surgical Corporation, February 20, 1973: US3717294 (526 worldwide citation)

A disposable staple cartridge housing a plurality of staples on a flexible belt and adapted to inject and form the staples, singly, into the disunited skin or fascia of a patient. Downwardly projecting flanges on a staple pusher act directly on the forwardmost staple positioned between a pair of adj ...


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Green David T, Bolanos Henry, Kolesa Michael S, Toso Kenneth E, Mastri Dominick L, Stern Leonard: Apparatus for applying two-part surgical fasteners in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures.. United States Surgical, June 8, 1994: EP0600182-A2 (493 worldwide citation)

Apparatus (10) is disclosed for applying two-part surgical fasteners during endoscopic or laparoscopic procedures. The apparatus includes a handle assembly (12), an endoscopic portion (16) which extends from the handle assembly, and a tool assembly (18) pivotally associated with a distal end of the ...


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Bolanos Henry, Green David T, Ratcliff Keith, Sherts Charles R, Manzo Scott E, Totakura Nagabhushanam, Pelletier Thomas A: Surgical stapler.. United States Surgical, November 23, 1994: EP0625335-A1 (484 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument 10 and method for applying fasteners to bodily tissue is disclosed. The instrument includes a handle assembly 12, a jaw portion 124, and an optional stent portion 450. The instrument can be configured and dimensioned to be insertable through a cannula, and is useful for joining ...


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Mcgarry Richard A, Bolanos Henry, Heaton Lisa W, Green David T, Young Wayne P, Castro Salvatore: Apparatus for applying surgical staples to attach an object to body tissue.. United States Surgical, May 19, 1993: EP0541987-A1 (460 worldwide citation)

An apparatus 10 is disclosed for endoscopic application of surgical staples adapted to attach surgical mesh to body tissue in laparoscopic hernia surgery. The apparatus includes a frame, and a generally elongated endoscopic section 14 connected to the frame and extending distally therefrom. A staple ...


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Green David T, Milliman Keith L, Mcclure Richard C, Palmer Michell J, Savage Robert C, Heaton Lisa W: Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus.. United States Surgical, April 19, 1995: EP0648476-A1 (459 worldwide citation)

A self-contained gas powered endoscopic surgical apparatus so is provided for placing lateral lines of surgical fasteners into body tissue. The apparatus includes a frame portion 52, an elongated portion 54 extending from the frame portion, and an articulating fastener applying assembly 58 associate ...