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Frank J Viola, John C Robertson: Surgical fastener applying apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, June 29, 1999: US05915616 (907 worldwide citation)

A surgical apparatus for applying staples or fasteners to tissue to form a circular anastomosis having an adjustable closure mechanism to rapidly approximate the distance between the anvil member and the fastener assembly of the instrument. The adjustable closure mechanism provides for rapid approxi ...


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Robert H Schnut, John C Robertson, Richard J Gallagher, David N Fowler: Anvil for circular stapler. United States Surgical Corporation, December 31, 1996: US05588579 (656 worldwide citation)

An anvil assembly for a surgical fastening instrument is disclosed. The anvil is constructed to pivot relative to an anvil shaft to facilitate movement of the anvil and instrument during use. The anvil also has an improved surface for severing structures and a sloped surface for guiding a knife duri ...


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John C Robertson: Surgical fastener applying device. United States Surgical Corporation, October 12, 1999: US05964394 (393 worldwide citation)

A fastener applying device for applying surgical fasteners to body tissue is provided. The fastener applying device includes an approximation mechanism having a single actuator to perform fast closure and incremental approximation of a cartridge carrier and anvil. The cartridge carrier and anvil can ...


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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 (387 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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Roberto Pedros, Keith Ratcliff, John C Robertson: Arterial hole closure apparatus. Tyco Healthcare Group, June 19, 2001: US06248124 (334 worldwide citation)

An arterial closure device for use following coronary catherization procedures to close arterial access openings through the arterial wall while permitting post operative flow through the artery includes a housing having proximal and distal ends, and defining a longitudinal axis, first and second ar ...


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Frank J Viola, John C Robertson: Surgical fastener applying apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, August 22, 1995: US05443198 (236 worldwide citation)

A surgical apparatus for applying staples or fasteners to tissue to form a circular anastomosis having an adjustable closure mechanism to rapidly approximate the distance between the anvil member and the fastener assembly of the instrument. The adjustable closure mechanism provides for rapid approxi ...


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Roberto Pedros, Keith Ratcliff, John C Robertson: Arterial hole closure apparatus. Tyco Healthcare Group, January 13, 2004: US06676685 (219 worldwide citation)

An arterial closure device for use following coronary catherization procedures to close arterial access openings through the arterial wall while permitting post operative flow through the artery includes a housing having proximal and distal ends, and defining a longitudinal axis, first and second ar ...


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Frank J Viola, John C Robertson: Surgical fastener applying apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, December 12, 1995: US05474223 (213 worldwide citation)

A surgical apparatus for applying staples or fasteners to tissue to form a circular anastomosis having an adjustable closure mechanism to rapidly approximate the distance between the anvil member and the fastener assembly of the instrument. The adjustable closure mechanism provides for rapid approxi ...


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John C Robertson: Surgical fastener applying device. United States Surgical Corporation, September 22, 1998: US05810240 (73 worldwide citation)

A fastener applying device for applying surgical fasteners to body tissue is provided. The fastener applying device includes an approximation mechanism having a single actuator to perform fast closure and incremental approximation of a cartridge carrier and anvil. The cartridge carrier and anvil can ...


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David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Keith Ratcliff, Lisa W Heaton, John C Robertson: Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners. United States Surgical Corporation, September 24, 1996: US05558266 (54 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 ...