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John O Hayhurst, Alan A Small, Jeffrey C Cerier: Slotted suture anchor and method of anchoring a suture. Acufex Microsurgical, Brooks & Kushman, August 20, 1991: US05041129 (849 worldwide citation)

A suture anchor (10) for securing a suture (20) to body tissue (38) in an athroscopic surgical procedure. The suture anchor is an elongatyed tubular member (12) having first and second ends (14,16). The distal or terminal end (24) of the suture is secured to the first or leading end (14) of the sutu ...


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Michael D Laufer, Jeffrey C Cerier, Amos G Cruz: Tissue reconfiguration. ndo surgical, Fish & Richardson P C, December 17, 2002: US06494888 (561 worldwide citation)

An apparatus includes an elongated member configured for transoral placement into a stomach, and a distal end effector including first and second members configured to engage stomach tissue, e.g., tissue beyond the: esophageal junction. The first and second members are movable relatively toward one ...


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John O Hayhurst, Alan A Small, Jeffrey C Cerier: Locking mechanism for use with a slotted suture anchor. American Cyanamid Company, Douglas E Denninger, December 14, 1993: US05269809 (538 worldwide citation)

A locking mechanism having a locking element carried by one or more strands of suture material. One end of the suture is attachable to an anchor having a slot extending from a trailing end of the anchor toward a leading end. A portion of the suture is at least partially disposable in the slot. A sep ...


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Michael D Laufer, Jeffrey C Cerier, Amos G Cruz: Methods and devices for tissue reconfiguration. NDO Surgical, Fish & Richardson P C, December 16, 2003: US06663639 (534 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices are provided for reconfiguring a tissue within a hollow body organ using an entirely endoscopic approach in order to effectively reduce flow of fluid contents into a second hollow body organ in fluid communication with the first.


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John O Hayhurst, Alan A Small, Jeffrey C Cerier: Bone anchor and method of anchoring a suture to a bone. Acufex Microsurgical, Brooks & Kushman, August 6, 1991: US05037422 (500 worldwide citation)

A bone anchor (10) for securing a suture to a bone (38). The bone anchor (10) has a tip (16) at its distal end (18) and at least one resilient wall (27) extending to a trailing end (20) of the body (12) of the anchor. The wall (27) has a ridge (14), or barb, formed on an outer surface. The ridge (14 ...


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Michael D Laufer, Jeffrey C Cerier, Amos Cruz, Jonathan O&apos Keefe, Richard Andrews, Vincent A Puicci Jr, Michael Barenboym, Neal H Marshall, Randal B Chinnock: Method and devices for tissue reconfiguration. ndo surgical, Fish & Richardson P C, December 28, 2004: US06835200 (496 worldwide citation)

A method includes advancing an apparatus having an elongated member transorally into the stomach. The apparatus includes a distal end effector having first and second members configured to engage tissue. The first and second members are movable relatively toward one another generally in a first plan ...


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John O Hayhurst, Alan A Small, Jeffrey C Cerier, Paul DiCarlo, James W Dwyer: Bone anchor and method of anchoring a suture to a bone. American Cyanamid Company, Douglas E Denninger, July 6, 1993: US05224946 (487 worldwide citation)

A bone anchor (10) for securing a suture to a bone (38). The bone anchor (10) has a tip (16) at its distal end (18) and at least one resilient wall (27) extending to a trailing end (20) of the body (12) of the anchor. The wall (27) has a ridge (14), or barb, formed on an outer surface. The ridge (14 ...


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John O Hayhurst, Alan A Small, Jeffrey C Cerier: Expandable bone anchor and method of anchoring a suture to a bone. American Cyanamid Company, Douglas E Denninger, August 17, 1993: US05236445 (485 worldwide citation)

A bone anchor, for securing a suture to a bone, has an open proximal end and a body that tapers to a solid distal tip. The anchor is placed deep in a borehole in a bone using an insertion instrument that is inserted through the open proximal end of the anchor. The tip of the instrument is a spherica ...


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Gene P DiPoto, Jeffrey C Cerier, Russell F Warren, Gerard S Carlozzi, Paul DiCarlo, James W Dwyer, Alan A Small: Suture anchor and driver assembly. American Cyanamid Company, Douglas E Denninger, November 2, 1993: US05258016 (438 worldwide citation)

A suture anchor and anchor driver device for securely and accurately positioning and installing the suture anchor in place. The anchor has a rounded or pointed head and one or more ridges around it to help force fit the anchor into a hole and to hold it in place. A suture is positioned through the a ...


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Michael D Laufer, Jeffrey C Cerier, Amos Cruz, Jonathan O&apos Keefe, Richard Andrews, Ram Chuttani, Vincent A Puicci Jr, Michael Barenboym, Neal H Marshall, Randall B Chinnock: Tissue reconfiguration. ndo surgical, Fish & Richardson P C, November 23, 2004: US06821285 (421 worldwide citation)

A medical instrument for engaging tissue includes a flexible shaft, a tissue piercing coil at a distal portion of the shaft, and a tissue stabilizer positioned over the shaft and biased in a distal direction such that as the tissue piercing coil enters tissue, the tissue stabilizer is urged against ...