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Jude S Sauer, Roger J Greenwald, Theodore J Tiberio, Jeffrey M Shaw, John F Hammond: Apparatus and method for performing compressional anastomoses. United States Surgical Corporation, April 2, 1996: US05503635 (489 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and method for forming a compression anastomosis of a hollow organ. The apparatus comprising a first collapsible member movable between an expanded configuration and a collapsed configuration, the first collapsible member having a longitudinal bore defined by an inner surface, a first mati ...


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Jude S Sauer, Roger J Greenwald, Theodore J Tiberio, Jeffrey M Shaw, John F Hammond: Apparatus and method for performing compressional anastomoses. United States Surgical Corporation, December 16, 1997: US05697943 (457 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for carrying and attaching separate components of a compression anastomosis device to the end of tissue of a tubular hollow organ, which includes an elongated housing having a proximal end and a distal end; first and second compression anastomosis device components; a supportin ...


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Jude S Sauer, Mark A Bovard, Roger J Greenwald, John F Hammond, James W Kaufer: Surgical suture instrument. LaserSurge, July 11, 1995: US05431666 (412 worldwide citation)

A surgical apparatus, method of use and instrumentation kit are provided for suturing body tissue. The apparatus includes a handle assembly and an elongated body assembly detachably engaged to the handle assembly. The elongated body assembly includes an actuating mechanism for sequentially pulling t ...


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Jude S Sauer, Roger J Greenwald, Theodore J Tiberio, Jeffrey M Shaw, John F Hammond, Peter W J Hinchliffe: Apparaus and method for suturing body tissue. United States Surgical Corporation, October 8, 1996: US05562686 (389 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for suturing body tissue is provided having an elongated housing, first and second jaws pivotably mounted to the distal portion of elongated housing, and first and second needles movable with respect to the first and second jaws. A first actuating mechanism is operatively associated wit ...


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Jude S Sauer, John F Hammond: System for wound closure. LSI Solutions, Cantor Colburn, November 4, 2003: US06641592 (317 worldwide citation)

A system is provided for closure of a wound in a patient, such as a puncture hole in a blood vessel, with a suture having a first apparatus for applying a suture capable of closing the wound and a second apparatus for securing a sleeve member over the suture to secure the wound closed. The first app ...


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Jude S Sauer, John F Hammond: Loader for surgical suturing instrument. LSI Solutions, Stephen B Salai Esq, Donna P Suchy Esq, Harter Secrest & Emery, March 18, 2003: US06533796 (189 worldwide citation)

A quick loader and associated method for a surgical suturing instrument of the type having at least one ferrule receiving chamber and a suture receiving passage, includes a loader body having a recess formed therein for receiving an end of a surgical suturing instrument, a seat adjacent the recess f ...


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Jude S Sauer, Roger J Greenwald, Mark A Bovard, John F Hammond: Morcellator. LaserSurge, Cumpston & Shaw, October 8, 1996: US05562694 (96 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument is provided for the morcellation of bodily tissue or bodily organ parts during an endoscopic surgical procedure. The instrument includes a handle assembly and a tubular body portion extending from the handle assembly and defining a longitudinal axis. A tool assembly is associat ...


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Jude S Sauer, John F Hammond, James W Guelzow, Michael W Fitzsimmons, Mark A Bovard: Sew-right running stitch instrument. LSI Solutions, Stephen B Salai Esq, Brian B Shaw Esq, Harter Secrest & Emery, May 1, 2007: US07211093 (56 worldwide citation)

An instrument and method for suturing wound closures is provided having a handle, shaft and suture engagement mechanism. The instrument provides for multiple placements or “bites” of suture in tissues to enable a wide variety of suturing techniques, including the ability to “run” a suture. The instr ...


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Jude S Sauer, John F Hammond, James W Guelzow, Michael W Fitzsimmons, Mark A Bovard: Running stitch suturing device. LSI Solutions, Stephen B Salai Esq, Michael J Didas Esq, Harter Secrest & Emery, August 5, 2008: US07407505 (22 worldwide citation)

An instrument and method for suturing wound closures is provided having a handle, shaft and suture engagement mechanism. The instrument provides for multiple placements or “bites” of suture in tissues to enable a wide variety of suturing techniques, including the ability to “run” a suture. The instr ...


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Jude S Sauer, James W Kaufer, Daniel E McGarry, John F Hammond: Apparatus for expanding body tissue. Laser Surge, Cumpston & Shaw, November 25, 1997: US05690669 (10 worldwide citation)

A surgical apparatus for manipulating body tissue includes a handle member consisting of a frame, a self contained fluid dispenser having a chamber for storing a supply of fluid and a plunger reciprocally moveable within the chamber for dispensing the fluid, and a trigger operatively connected to th ...