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David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Henry R Sienkiewicz, Kenneth E Toso, Michael S Kolesa, H Jonathan Tovey: Suture retaining clip. The United States Surgical Corporation, December 27, 1994: US05376101 (155 worldwide citation)

A suture holding clip including legs each having a suture contacting surface. The legs can be closed to define an interface for holding a suture in a serpentine configuration. In another embodiment the suture holding clip is initially in a spider leg configuration with a spine and legs projecting fr ...


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David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Wayne Person: Skin fastener. United States Surgical Corporation, Thomas R Bremer, April 28, 1992: US05108422 (144 worldwide citation)

A fastener for securing adjacent layers of body tissue to each other and being configured and composed of a material so as to emerge from the body tissue after a limited period of time. The fastener includes a backspan and at least two prongs extending from the backspan. Each prong has a tapered tip ...


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Henry Bolanos, Dominick L Mastri, Wayne P Young, Boris Zvenyatsky: Septoplasty fasteners and device for applying same. United States Surgical Corporation, June 13, 1995: US05423858 (139 worldwide citation)

A two-part fastener for use in septoplasty procedures includes a fastener portion having a base with shaft extending perpendicularly therefrom and a retainer having an aperture for engagement with the shaft. The fastener may include indexing means for positioning the retainer in engagement with the ...


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David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Henry R Sienkiewicz, Patrick Leahy: Surgical apparatus and anvil delivery system therefor. United States Surgical Corporation, September 6, 1994: US05344059 (138 worldwide citation)

A detachable anvil assembly for use with an apparatus for performing circular anastomosis of tubular organs includes an elongated anvil rod having proximal and distal end portions and an anvil head mounted to the distal end portion of the anvil rod. The distal end portion is pivotally mounted and is ...


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David T Green, Keith Ratcliff, Henry Bolanos: Surgical stapler apparatus. United States Surgical, Thomas R Bremer, Peter G Dilworth, Rocco S Barrese, October 27, 1992: US05158222 (137 worldwide citation)

The end-to-end anastomosis apparatus is provided with a mounting means which can receive a trocar for making holes in tissue and, subsequently, an anvil shaft for the mounting of an anvil assembly for stapling purposes. The anvil shaft is provided with splines which cooperate with splines on a shell ...


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David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Kenneth E Toso, Daniel E Alesi, Robert J Geiste, Frank C Maffei: Method of performing a vessel anastomosis using a surgical clip applier. United States Surgical Corporation, March 10, 1998: US05725537 (133 worldwide citation)

A surgical clip applier comprising a housing, a pair of handles pivotally connected to opposite sides of the housing, and a jaw blade assembly fixedly connected to the housing. The jaw blade assembly includes a pair of jaws for receiving and deforming a clip therebetween and a clip carrier for suppl ...


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David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Kenneth E Toso, Daniel E Alesi, Robert J Geiste, Frank C Maffei: Surgical clip applier. United States Surgical Corporation, February 24, 1998: US05720756 (129 worldwide citation)

A surgical clip applier comprising a housing, a pair of handles pivotally connected to opposite sides of the housing, and a jaw blade assembly fixedly connected to the housing. The jaw blade assembly includes a pair of jaws for receiving and deforming a clip therebetween and a clip carrier for suppl ...


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David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Salvatore Castro, Henry Sienkiewicz, Stephan A DeFonzo, Douglas J Cuny, Wayne P Young: Seal assembly. United States Surgical Corporation, May 27, 2003: US06569120 (127 worldwide citation)

A valve assembly is provided for permitting the introduction of a surgical instrument into a patient's body while providing a substantial seal about the instrument. The valve assembly includes a sealing gasket assembly providing a fluid tight seal before instrument insertion, and is configured ...


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David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Wayne Person: Skin fastener. United States Surgical Corporation, August 19, 1997: US05658312 (124 worldwide citation)

A fastener for securing adjacent layers of body tissue to each other and being configured and composed of a material so as to emerge from the body tissue after a limited period of time. The fastener includes a backspan and at least two prongs extending from the backspan. Each prong has a tapered tip ...


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David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Daniel E Alesi, Kenneth E Toso: Surgical clip applier. United States Surgical Corporation, January 7, 1997: US05591178 (121 worldwide citation)

A surgical clip applicator comprising a housing, a pair of handles pivotally connected to opposite sides of said housing, and a jaw blade assembly fixedly connected to the housing. The jaw blade assembly includes a pair of jaws for receiving and deforming a clip therebetween and a clip carrier for s ...