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Alan Broadwin, Charles Vassallo, Joseph N Logan, Robert W Hornlein: Method and apparatus for providing enhanced tissue fragmentation and/or hemostasis. Cavitron, Vorys Sater Seymour & Pease, June 5, 1990: US04931047 (721 worldwide citation)

An apparatus having a vibratable tip for ultrasonically disintegrating tissue in a surgical procedure and for aspirating the disintegrated tissue and fluids away from the surgical site through an opening in the tip. A connection to an electrosurgical unit provides for delivery of RF cutting current, ...


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Felix F Esposito, John A Conners, Joseph N Logan, James W Dwyer, Laurence Crainich: Malleable, bioabsorbable, plastic staple; and method and apparatus for deforming such staple. American Cyanamid Company, Charles F Costello Jr, September 27, 1994: US05350400 (532 worldwide citation)

A malleable, bioabsorbable polymeric staple includes a back span with two legs depending perpendicularly therefrom that are deformed toward each other initially and then upwardly toward the back span such that end points on each leg extends to the side and past the back span. The staple has a noncir ...


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Alan Broadwin, Joseph N Logan, Peter J Kuhl: Apparatus for providing enhanced tissue fragmentation and/or hemostasis. Valleylab, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Mark Dryer, May 14, 1991: US05015227 (455 worldwide citation)

An improved device for delivering RF current to the operating tool of an ultrasonic surgical apparatus which comprises a switch module for selecting said RF current, an electrically conducting metal band connected to the switch module and an electrically conductive O-ring in electrical contact with ...


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William J Allen, Joseph N Logan, Jeffrey A Stein, Paul C DiCesare, Douglas M Spranger, Paul J Mulhauser: Linear surgical stapling instrument. American Cyanamid Co, Charles F Costello Jr, March 7, 1995: US05395034 (400 worldwide citation)

A linear surgical stapling instrument includes a magazine for holding a plurality of undeformed surgical staples, and an upper jaw carrying the magazine and having opposed distal and proximal ends. An anvil is formed with staple-deforming pockets, and a lower jaw carries the anvil and has opposing d ...


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Paul C Dicesare, Jeffrey A Stein, William J Allen, Joseph N Logan, John A Conners: Automatic laparoscopic ligation clip applicator. American Cyanamid Company, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, May 18, 1999: US05904693 (381 worldwide citation)

A laparoscopic ligation clip applicator for automatically applying a plurality of ligation clips includes a handle assembly having an actuator, an elongated shaft connected to the handle assembly, and an actuating mechanism disposed within the shaft. The actuating mechanism includes a clamp for enga ...


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Robert W Hornlein, Joseph N Logan, Alan Broadwin, Vaclav O Podany: Irrigation/aspiration manifold and fittings for ultrasonic surgical aspiration system. Cooper LaserSonics, Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease, May 31, 1988: US04747820 (220 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic surgical aspirator having an improved irrigation/aspiration manifold and components to facilitate quick connections of the irrigation and aspiration lines to a handpiece. In combination with a handle assembly having an ultrasonic vibrator for vibrating an ultrasonic tip and a nosecone, ...


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Robert W Hornlein, Joseph N Logan, Alan Broadwin, Vaclav O Podany: Ultrasonic surgical system with aspiration tubulation connector. Valleylab, Vorys Sater Seymour & Pease, January 29, 1991: US04988334 (212 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic surgical aspirator having an improved irrigation/aspiration manifold and components to facilitate quick connections of the irrigation and aspiration lines to a handpiece. In combination with a handle assembly having an ultrasonic vibrator for vibrating an ultrasonic tip and a nosecone, ...


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Peter J Kuhl, Joseph N Logan: Self-adjusting pump head and safety manifold cartridge for a peristaltic pump. Valleylab, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Aaron Passman, September 5, 1995: US05447417 (188 worldwide citation)

An actuator for a self-adjusting pump head assembly has a variable position pump shoe slidably attached to a base. The assembly pumps liquids through a tube in a peristaltic pump, including a translator of rotational motion into linear motion and a crank for automatically compensating for the manufa ...


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Richard J Manzi, Joseph N Logan, Steven J Wysocki, Frank S Bono, Spanky A Raymond: Tissue distraction device. Spine Wave, Maginot Moore & Beck, February 14, 2006: US06997929 (157 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for distracting, in a given direction, and supporting two tissue surfaces is provided. A plurality of wafers are consecutively inserted using a wafer insertion apparatus between the two tissue surfaces to create a column of wafers. A detachable wafer assembly is provided that ...


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Steve Wysocki, Joseph N Logan, Richard Manzi, Robert D Paxson, John Pafford, Mark D LoGuidice, Tyler P Lipschultz, Carl Michael Nilsson, Daniel S Savage: Expandable interbody fusion device. Spine Wave, Hoffman & Baron, January 25, 2011: US07875078 (127 worldwide citation)

An expandable interbody fusion device for implantation into the intradiscal space between two opposing vertebral bodies of a spine comprises a superior endplate member having an upper surface for engaging a superior vertebral body in a spine, and an inferior endplate member having a lower surface fo ...