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Lee Bolduc, Thomas A Kramer, Brian A Hodges, Tim McCoy, John Lunsford: Surgical helical fastener with applicator. Origin Medsystems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, December 10, 1996: US05582616 (580 worldwide citation)

A helical fastener having a high retentive surface area is provided and has a first end for enhancing penetration into tissue and a second end comprising a coil sectioning a diameter of the fastener for receiving longitudinal and rotational forces. The helical fasteners are attached to body tissue b ...


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Lee Bolduc, Thomas A Kramer, Brian A Hodges, Tim McCoy, John Lunsford: Surgical helical fastener with applicator and method of use. Origin Medsystems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, September 22, 1998: US05810882 (350 worldwide citation)

A method for repairing a hernia involving utilizing a helical fastener is disclosed. The helical fastener has a length that is placed in a non-parallel relationship with the tissue in the area of the hernia and is rotated into the tissue. An applicator is provided which holds multiple fasteners and ...


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Lee Bolduc, Thomas A Kramer, Brian A Hodges, Tim McCoy, John Lunsford: System for applying fasteners to tissue. Origin Medsystems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, October 20, 1998: US05824008 (316 worldwide citation)

A helical fastener having a high retentive surface area is provided and has a first end for enhancing penetration into tissue and a second end comprising a coil sectioning a diameter of the fastener for receiving longitudinal and rotational forces. The helical fasteners are attached to body tissue b ...


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Lee Bolduc, John Lunsford: Surgical helical fastener with applicator. Origin MedSystems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, October 2, 2001: US06296656 (214 worldwide citation)

A helical fastener having a high retentive surface area is provided and has a first end for enhancing penetration into tissue and a second end comprising a coil sectioning a diameter of the fastener for receiving longitudinal and rotational forces. The helical fasteners are attached to body tissue b ...


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Lee Bolduc, Thomas A Kramer, Brian A Hodges, Tim McCoy, John Lunsford: Applicator for attaching fasteners to tissue. Origin Medsystems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Uteeht, October 12, 1999: US05964772 (176 worldwide citation)

A helical fastener having a high retentive surface area is provided and has a first end for enhancing penetration into tissue and a second end comprising a coil sectioning a diameter of the fastener for receiving longitudinal and rotational forces. The helical fasteners are attached to body tissue b ...


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Lee Bolduc: Endovascular aneurysm repair system. Aptus Endosystems, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, November 1, 2005: US06960217 (137 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for implanting radially expandable prostheses in the body lumens rely on tacking or anchoring of the prostheses with separately introduced fasteners. The prostheses may be self-expanding or balloon expandable. After initial placement, a fastener applier system is introduced with ...


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Lee Bolduc, Thomas A Kramer, Brian A Hodges, Tim McCoy, John Lunsford: Surgical helical fastener with applicator. Sherwood Services, May 13, 2003: US06562051 (126 worldwide citation)

A helical fastener having a high retentive surface area is provided and has a first end for enhancing penetration into tissue and a second end comprising a coil sectioning a diameter of the fastener for receiving longitudinal and rotational forces. The helical fasteners are attached to body tissue b ...


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Lee Bolduc, Ralph Richart: Biopsy instrument with a disposable cutting blade. Kenyon & Kenyon, November 20, 1990: US04971067 (104 worldwide citation)

A biopsy instrument is disclosed with a pair of blades which may be brought into an interference fit contact to generate a shearing force therebetween. The blades form an assembly which is removably attached to the instrument and is disposable. A trigger-type mechanism is provided for operating the ...


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Lee Bolduc, Juan C Parodi: Catheter-based fastener implantation apparatus and methods with implantation force resolution. Aptus Endosystems, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, February 17, 2009: US07491232 (101 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods implant a fastener in a targeted body region, e.g., a hollow body cavity or an intraluminal space. The apparatus and methods deploy in the targeted body region a fastener attachment assembly that carries an actuated member. The actuated member is selectively operable to generat ...


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Lee Bolduc, Thomas A Kramer, Brian A Hodges, Tim McCoy, John Lunsford: Surgical helical fastener with applicator. Sherwood Services, April 26, 2005: US06884248 (57 worldwide citation)

A helical fastener having a high retentive surface area is provided and has a first end for enhancing penetration into tissue and a second end comprising a coil sectioning a diameter of the fastener for receiving longitudinal and rotational forces. The helical fasteners are attached to body tissue b ...