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Henry Bolanos, Jeffrey J Blewett, Timothy O Van Leeuwen: Non-invasive treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease. United States Surgical Corporation, November 5, 1996: US05571116 (925 worldwide citation)

Instrumentation for transoral treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are disclosed. In a preferred embodiment, an instrument includes a remotely operable invagination device for atraumatically approximating the lower esophagus and fundus of the stomach and for invaginating the gastroeso ...


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Henry Bolanos, Jeffrey J Blewett, Timothy O Van Leeuwen: Non-invasive apparatus for treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease. United States Surgical Corporation, April 27, 1999: US05897562 (798 worldwide citation)

Instrumentation for transoral treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are disclosed. In a preferred embodiment, an instrument includes a remotely operable invagination device for atraumatically approximating the lower esophagus and fundus of the stomach and for invaginating the gastroeso ...


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Jeffrey J Blewett: Surgical staple and staple drive member. United States Surgical Corporation, May 20, 1997: US05630540 (666 worldwide citation)

A surgical staple is provided which includes a bridge portion having at least two adjacent arcuate sections, each defining a constant radius of curvature along the arc length thereof. Transition portions are disposed at opposed end portions of the bridge portion, each having a curved profile. The su ...


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Jeffrey J Blewett: Surgical stapler apparatus with improved staple pockets. United States Surgical Corporation, January 2, 1996: US05480089 (627 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is disclosed for driving one or more U-shaped surgical staples through body tissue and against an anvil to deflect, crimp, or clinch the ends of the staple legs and thereby secure the tissue. The apparatus has an anvil with a plurality of staple pockets in the surface of the anvil. Each ...


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Robert C Savage, Paul M Kasarauskas, Joseph F Zuzick Jr, Jeffrey J Blewett: Lockout mechanism for surgical apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, March 14, 1995: US05397046 (573 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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Henry Bolanos, Jeffrey J Blewett, Timothy O Van Leeuwen: Non-invasive treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease. October 14, 1997: US05676674 (571 worldwide citation)

Instrumentation for transoral treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are disclosed. In a preferred embodiment, an instrument includes a remotely operable invagination device for atraumatically approximating the lower esophagus and fundus of the stomach and for invaginating the gastroeso ...


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Robert C Savage, Paul M Kasarauskas, Joseph F Zuzick Jr, Jeffrey J Blewett: Lockout mechanism for surgical apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, December 17, 1996: US05584425 (570 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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Robert C Savage, Paul M Kasarauskas, Joseph F Zuzick Jr, Jeffrey J Blewett: Lockout mechanism for surgical apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, December 5, 1995: US05472132 (470 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, 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 (459 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, 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 (422 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 ...