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David T Green, Herbert W Korthoff: Surgical fastener and surgical stapling apparatus. June 21, 1988: US04752024 (690 worldwide citation)

The two-part surgical fastener is composed of an annular stapling part having projecting prongs and annular retaining board having an annular gap which receives the prongs. Barbs on the prongs serve to abut against a retaining ring on the retaining part to maintain a fixed relationship between the p ...


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Richard N Granger, Herbert W Korthoff: Apparatus for securement and attachment of body organs. United States Surgical Corporation, Thomas R Bremer, Rocco S Barrese, Peter G Dilworth, June 16, 1992: US05122156 (492 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method is disclosed for performing circular anastomosis on body portions, such body portions preferably include at least one tubular organ such as intestines, colons, or the like. The apparatus includes an annular crown-like structure which includes a plurality of elongated sharp re ...


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Herbert W Korthoff, Thomas M Tompkins: Surgical fastener applying apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, Robert R Jackson, John E Nathan, June 11, 1985: US04522327 (420 worldwide citation)

A surgical fastener holding assembly for use in surgical fastener applying apparatus is removably mounted relative to the remainder of the apparatus by mounting means which allows the fastener holding assembly to both translate and pivot toward the associated anvil member.


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David T Green, Herbert W Korthoff: Method of stapling tubular body organs. United States Surgical Corporation, Kenyon & Kenyon, January 16, 1990: US04893622 (350 worldwide citation)

The two-part surgical fastener is composed of an annular stapling part having projecting prongs and an annular retaining part having an annular gap which receives the prongs. The anvil assembly on which the retaining part of the fastener is mounted has fingers which can be collapsed radially inwardl ...


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Herbert W Korthoff, David T Green: Surgical fastener exhibiting improved hemostasis. United States Surgical Corporation, Thomas R Bremer, May 26, 1987: US04667674 (273 worldwide citation)

A surgical fastener comprising a fastener member and a retainer member is disclosed. The fastener provides improved hemostasis and, desirably, is of a resinous material that is absorbable in the body. The fastener member has prongs which extend substantially perpendicularly from a base to interlock ...


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Herbert W Korthoff, Daniel Shichman, Ross R Muth, Charles E Gorman Jr: Latchless surgical clip. United States Surgical Corporation, November 22, 1994: US05366458 (229 worldwide citation)

A latchless surgical clip provides effective hemostasis while avoiding or minimizing the risk of injury to the tissue site to which the clip is applied. The clip includes a hinge region having an elastic spring back property so that the legs are spread apart to engage opposing sides of the tissue an ...


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David T Green, Herbert W Korthoff: Surgical fastener and surgical stapling apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, Kenyon & Kenyon, April 17, 1990: US04917114 (208 worldwide citation)

The two-part surgical fastener is composed of an annular stapling part having projecting prongs and annular retaining board having an annular gap which receives the prongs. Barbs on the prongs serve to abutt against a retaining ring on the retaining part to maintain a fixed relationship between the ...


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Herbert W Korthoff, Michael P Chesterfield, Ilya Koyfman, Matthew E Hain: Combined surgical needle-spiroid braided suture device. United States Surgical Corporation, Thomas R Bremer, Peter G Dilworth, Rocco S Barrese, July 28, 1992: US05133738 (96 worldwide citation)

A surgical needle is attached to a spiroid braided suture to provide a combined surgical needle-spiroid braided suture device. A shrinkable tubing is employed to secure the needle to the suture. The tubing shrinks in response to the application of energy, e.g., heat. Attachment parameters may be con ...


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Herbert W Korthoff: Surgical fastener member having increased rate of absorption. United States Surgical Corporation, John E Nathan, Jeffrey H Ingerman, August 13, 1985: US04534352 (92 worldwide citation)

A surgical fastener member of an absorbable resinous material is disclosed. The prong or prongs of the fastener member have an increased surface area to volume ratio, giving the fastener an increased rate of absorption in the body. Each prong is formed with a shank having a total surface area which ...


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Herbert W Korthoff: Surgical needle-suture attachment. United States Surgical Corporation, Thomas R Bremer, Peter G Dilworth, Rocco S Barrese, January 28, 1992: US05084063 (62 worldwide citation)

A combined surgical needle-suture device of controlled suture release characteristics and a method for manufacturing the device employ a shrinkable tubing and a suture having an expandable tip region to connect the needle to the suture.



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