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David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Keith Ratcliff, Lisa W Heaton, Frank J Viola: Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners. United States Surgical Corporation, April 23, 1996: US05509596 (457 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling or fastening instrument for applying surgical fasteners to tissue having an adjustable closure mechanism to linearly approximate the distance between the jaw members of the instrument. The adjustable closure mechanism consists of an advancing mechanism and a retaining mechanism w ...


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David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Wayne P Young, Richard A McGarry, Lisa W Heaton, Keith Ratcliff: Apparatus and method for applying surgical clips in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures. United States Surgical Corporation, Thomas R Bremer, Peter G Dilworth, Rocco S Barrese, March 31, 1992: US05100420 (457 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for applying surgical clips through an endoscopic tube includes an endoscopic portion housing a jaw blade, a pusher bar for feeding clips one at a time to the jaws, a channel bar for camming the jaw blades into closed position, and an array of surgical clips. The body of the apparatus c ...


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David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Jeffrey J Blewett, Keith Ratcliff, Frank J Viola, Charles R Sherts: Approximating apparatus for surgical jaw structure and method of using the same. United States Surgical Corporation, August 9, 1994: US05336232 (443 worldwide citation)

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


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David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Daniel E Alesi, Keith Ratcliff, Charles R Sherts: Apparatus and method for placing stables in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures. United States Surgical Corporation, May 9, 1995: US05413268 (429 worldwide citation)

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


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David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Jeffrey J Blewett, Keith Ratcliff, Frank J Viola, Charles R Sherts: Approximating apparatus for surgical jaw structure. United States Surgical Corporation, October 25, 1994: US05358506 (406 worldwide citation)

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


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David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Robert J Geiste, Wayne P Young, Stephen W Gerry, Frank M Rende III: Apparatus for applying two-part surgical fasteners. United States Surgical Corporation, Peter G Dilworth, Rocco S Barrese, Thomas R Bremer, October 20, 1992: US05156614 (406 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for applying at least one row of two-part surgical fasteners to body tissue, each surgical fastener having a pronged fastener portion for piercing body tissue, and an aperture retainer dimensioned and configured for engaged reception of the pronged fastener portion in interference fit ther ...


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David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Keith Ratcliff, Jeffrey J Blewett, Randolph F Lehn, Charles R Sherts, Graham W Bryan, Salvatore Castro, Gary S Kappel: Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, July 11, 1995: US05431322 (404 worldwide citation)

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


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David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Robert J Geiste: Absorbable surgical fastener. United States Surgical Corporation, Thomas R Bremer, Peter G Dilworth, Rocco S Barrese, June 12, 1990: US04932960 (402 worldwide citation)

A bioabsorbable surgical fastener comprising a fastener member and an interlocking retainer member. The retainer member has longitudinally extending slots on the lateral sides of the retainer for allowing transverse expansion of the columnar members into which the prongs of the fastener member are l ...


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David A Nicholas, Ernie Aranyi, Boris Zvenyatsky, Paul A Matula, Stanley H Remiszewski, David T Green, Henry Bolanos: Articulating endoscopic surgical apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, May 7, 1996: US05514157 (393 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument is provided for use in endoscopic or laparoscopic procedures. The instrument includes a handle portion, an endoscopic portion extending from the handle portion, an articulating section pivotably connected to a distal end portion of the endoscopic portion, and a retractor assemb ...


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David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Robert J Geiste, Wayne P Young, Stephen W Gerry, Frank M Rende III: Arcuate apparatus for applying two-part surgical fasteners. United States Surgical Corporation, January 10, 1995: US05379933 (384 worldwide citation)

Apparatus is disclosed for applying surgical fasteners to body tissue along an arcuate path. Each surgical fastener may be in the form of a two-part fastener having a pronged fastener portion for piercing body tissue, and an apertured retainer dimensioned and configured for engaged reception of the ...