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Joseph W Blake III, Jack W Kaufman: Surgical stapler. Lackenbach Siegel Marzullo & Aronson, May 12, 1987: US04664305 (632 worldwide citation)

A skin stapler having a plurality of staples comprising a frame structure, with a nose section for directing the staple at a wound site, including a housing therein having an anvil, a staple ejector, a driver for deforming the staple about the anvil, and a staple follower for continually urging the ...


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Joseph W Blake III: Repeating multi-clip applier. Patrick J Walsh, July 23, 2002: US06423079 (243 worldwide citation)

A repeating multi-clip applier for surgery with scissor-type or pistol grip operating handles, and a clip feeding and applying mechanism actuated by linear reciprocating movement generated by the handles. A unitary linear actuating rod and clip supply channel together with clip feed mechanisms recip ...


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Joseph W Blake III, Robert M Spitz: Patrick J Walsh, July 15, 1997: US05647836 (191 worldwide citation)

A female urinary stress incontinence remedy in which endopelvic fascia attached to either side of the urethra is elevated and held in place by means of a pair of anchors comprised of upper and lower stays interconnected by suture and surgically positioned on either side of the urethra with the upper ...


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Joseph W Blake III: Seal for trocar. Patrick J Walsh, February 2, 1999: US05865807 (189 worldwide citation)

A sealing arrangement for trocar tubes including an upper ring seal forming the primary seal, and a lower seal valve forming the secondary seal. Both seals form part of a valve system which can be positioned within a removable cartridge. The seal valve is elastomeric in tubular form for passing inst ...


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Joseph W Blake III, Paul C DiCesare: Surgical instrument. January 7, 1986: US04562839 (168 worldwide citation)

An instrument for applying clips to a surgical site has an applicator with two jaws which are movable between open and closed positions. A mechanism is provided for feeding the respectively leading clip of a string of such clips between the jaws, whereupon the jaws are closed and the leading clip is ...


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Joseph W Blake III, Jack W Kaufman: Surgical device. Karl H Gross, October 27, 1981: US04296751 (167 worldwide citation)

A surgical clip applicator includes a forceps and a detachable cartridge containing a string of clips which are fed seriatim between the anvils of the forceps jaws.


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Joseph W Blake III: Surgical stapler. Lackenbach Siegel Marzulo & Aronson, December 6, 1988: US04789090 (158 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler for suturing tissue that includes a flat driver slidably mounted in a stapler frame in operative association with a substantially flat anvil rotatably mounted in the frame. The anvil includes a projection, or flange, that is located near the nose of the stapler frame. The driver h ...


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Joseph W Blake III: Skin approximator. Peter K Kontler, March 26, 1985: US04506669 (157 worldwide citation)

A skin approximator has two hinged together sections provided with free ends movable towards and away from each other. The free ends carry arms which are so hinged to them that they pivot during movement of the sections towards each other and when barbs provided on these arms are inserted into the s ...


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Joseph W Blake III: Endoscopic instrument. Patrick J Walsh, January 25, 1994: US05281220 (149 worldwide citation)

An improved endoscopic instrument suitable for performing internal procedures through a trocar in which the instrument handle is provided with a control mechanism for rotating the instrument thereby enabling a surgeon to manipulate and utilize the instrument with one hand.


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Joseph W Blake III, Jack W Kaufman: Surgical device. February 8, 1983: US04372316 (148 worldwide citation)

A surgical clip applicator includes a forceps and a detachable cartridge containing a string of clips which are fed seriatim between the anvils of the forceps jaws.