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H Jonathan Tovey, Wayne Young, Peter W J Hinchliffe, Oleg Shikhman: Wound closing apparatus and method. United States Surgical Corporation, December 26, 1995: US05478354 (725 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for closing trocar wounds and a method for using such apparatus. The apparatus includes a fastener having three or more legs attached to a base. The fastener is placed over a wound and its legs are embedded in tissue about the wound. In other embodiments a fastener is placed under the w ...


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H Jonathan Tovey, Keith Ratcliff, Kenneth E Toso, Peter W J Hinchliffe: Robotic arm DLUs for performing surgical tasks. United States Surgical Corporation, May 15, 2001: US06231565 (571 worldwide citation)

Disposable loading units (DLUs) configured for mounting to a robotic arm for performing at least one surgical task are presented. Each DLU includes an attachment platform having at least one connector for engaging at least one connector on a distal end of the robotic arm for connecting the DLU to th ...


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Boris Zvenyatsky, Ernest Aranyi, H Jonathan Tovey: Articulating endoscopic surgical apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, January 24, 1995: US05383888 (550 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument is provided for use in endoscopic or laparoscopic surgery. The instrument includes a handle portion and an endoscopic portion. The endoscopic portion has an elongated tubular section having opposed proximal and distal ends, the proximal end of which extends from the handle port ...


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H Jonathan Tovey, Boris Zvenyatsky, Ernie Aranyi: Surgical apparatus having an increased range of operability. United States Surgical Corporation, July 1, 1997: US05643294 (470 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument is provided for performing a variety of endoscopic or laproscopic procures. The instrument includes a handle assembly, a tubular body extending from the handle assembly and defining a longitudinal axis, a tool assembly associated with a distal end of the tubular body including ...


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H Jonathan Tovey: Resilient arm mesh deployer. United States Surgical Corporation, April 11, 1995: US05405360 (438 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is disclosed for positioning surgical implants adjacent to body tissue. The apparatus includes a delivery device having a plurality of delivery arms positioned at the distal end of an elongated rod, and a surgical implant releasably secured to the delivery arms by a securing device. The ...


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Paul Nolan, H Jonathan Tovey, Corbett W Stone, Gregory S Gardner: Method of employing surgical suturing apparatus to tie knots. United States Surgical Corporation, January 2, 1996: US05480406 (388 worldwide citation)

The disclosure contemplates a method for using an endoscopic suturing apparatus to conveniently place various knots in suture such as a square knot, a modified fisherman's knot, a securing knot, an alternative square knot and a surgeon's knot. The knots are formed variously by placing the suture bet ...


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Boris Zvenyatsky, Ernest Aranyi, H Jonathan Tovey: Articulating endoscopic surgical apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, March 4, 1997: US05607450 (372 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument is provided for use in endoscopic or laparoscopic surgery. The instrument includes a handle portion and an endoscopic portion. The endoscopic portion has an elongated tubular section having opposed proximal and distal ends, the proximal end of which extends from the handle port ...


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H Jonathan Tovey, Ernie Aranyi, Thomas D Guy, Joseph Pasqualucci, H Allan Alward, Michael Smith: Articulating endoscopic surgical apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, April 4, 1995: US05403342 (365 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument is provided for performing a variety of endoscopic or laparoscopic procedures including the electrocauterization of tissue. The instrument includes a handle assembly, a tubular body extending from the handle assembly therein defining a longitudinal axis, a tool assembly associa ...


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Ian M Scott, H Jonathan Tovey: Bipolar surgical instruments. United States Surgical Corporation, June 18, 1996: US05527313 (364 worldwide citation)

A bipolar surgical instrument is disclosed comprising a handle and a tool for applying electrical energy to body tissue. In a preferred embodiment, the tool is forceps having jaws movable between open and closed positions in response to movement of the handle. A pair of electrical connection recepta ...


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Boris Zvenyatsky, Ernest Aranyi, H Jonathan Tovey: Articulating endoscopic surgical apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, June 16, 1998: US05766205 (346 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument is provided for use in endoscopic or laparoscopic surgery. The instrument includes a handle portion and an endoscopic portion. The endoscopic portion has an elongated tubular section having opposed proximal and distal ends, the proximal end of which extends from the handle port ...