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David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Keith Ratcliff, Lisa M Heaton, John C Robertson: Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners. United States Surgical Corporation, March 9, 1999: US05878937 (376 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 a retaining mechanism and a linkage structure whic ...


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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, October 4, 1994: US05352238 (360 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 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, August 8, 2006: US07087071 (342 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, Wayne P Young, Richard A McGarry, Lisa W Heaton, Keith Ratcliff: Safety device for use with endoscopic instrumentation. United States Surgical Corporation, January 24, 1995: US05383881 (337 worldwide citation)

A safety device is provided for use with endoscopic instrumentation, particularly and endoscopic clip applier. The device includes a collar which is adapted to be disposed on the elongated shaft of the endoscopic instrument. A release means is provided as part of the trocar guide sleeve which is ada ...


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Frank J Viola, David T Green, Henry Bolanos: Locking device for an apparatus for applying surgical fasteners. United States Surgical Corporation, October 31, 1995: US05462215 (326 worldwide citation)

A locking device for a surgical stapling or fastening instrument for applying surgical fasteners to tissue. The locking device is positioned on the jaw mechanism of the fastening instrument and engages a cartridge when the cartridge includes fasteners, and pivots through the cartridge after the fast ...


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David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Dominick L Mastri, Richard A McGarry, Wayne P Young: Surgical fastening device. United States Surgical Corporation, May 9, 1995: US05413272 (326 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for placing fasteners and/or a reinforcement material in tissue is provided. Structure is provided for advancing the fasteners distally by an actuating handle means working in concert with a pusher means. The fasteners exit the fastener housing at an angle to the longitudinal a ...


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Ernie Aranyi, Paul A Matula, Henry Bolanos, Frank M Rende III: Endoscopic surgical instrument. United States Surgical Corporation, April 23, 1996: US05509922 (291 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic surgical instrument having a handle assembly, a body portion, and a tool mechanism in which a pivoting handle pivots about a stationary handle to open and close the tool mechanism. The instrument includes a rotatable body portion, in which a rotation knob is provided on the instrument ...


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David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Daniel E Alesi, Kenneth E Toso: Surgical fastening apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, November 22, 1994: US05366134 (284 worldwide citation)

A surgical fastening apparatus comprises first and second handles with an anvil jaw pivotally connected to at least one of the handles for movement from an open to a closed position in response to a first movement of a handle to clamp body tissue. Fastener pushing means are provided for advancing an ...


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Leon C Hirsch, David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Wayne P Young, Dominick L Mastri, Lisa W Heaton, Mark E Alari: Surgical fastening apparatus with suture array. United States Surgical Corporation, November 29, 1994: US05368599 (254 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for simultaneously applying to body tissue at least one surgical suture in conjunction with a plurality of surgical fasteners arranged end to end in rows. The apparatus preferably includes a knife for making an incision in the body tissue sealed in each side by at least one row of faste ...


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David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Wayne Young, Stephan A DeFonzo, Richard A McGarry, Dominick L Mastri: Apparatus for applying surgical fastners to body tissue. December 1, 2009: US07624903 (242 worldwide citation)

An apparatus 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 connected to the frame and extending distally therefrom. A staple stora ...