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Jude S Sauer, Michael W Fitzsimmons, Mark A Bovard: System for endoscopic suturing. LSI Solutions, Kenneth J Lukacher, February 14, 2006: US06997931 (714 worldwide citation)

A system for endoscopic suturing is provided having an endoscope, such as a gastroscope, with a distal end locatable in the body of a patient and a flexible shaft extending to the distal end, a flexible accessory tube coupled to the endoscope to be movable relative to the endoscope's shaft, and a ti ...


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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 (415 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, Mark A Bovard: Trocar wound closure device. LaserSurge, May 6, 1997: US05626588 (233 worldwide citation)

A trocar wound closure device includes an elongated body having a distal end for insertion through a trocar puncture wound, a proximal end, and a first and second retractable needle holders disposed at the distal end of the body. The needle holders are movable between a retracted position and an ext ...


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Keith Ratcliff, Salvatore Castro, Robert C Savage, Jude S Sauer, Roger J Greenwald, Mark A Bovard: Tissue tagging device. United States Surgical Corporation, September 1, 1998: US05800445 (191 worldwide citation)

A tagging device for marking the location of lesions within the body prior to a surgical procedure such as excision or biopsy. The device includes an elongated tube having one end supported on a housing and a second end extending distally therefrom. An anchor is positioned within the distal end of t ...


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Jude S Sauer, Michael W Fitzsimmons, Mark A Bovard: System for endoscopic suturing. LSI Solutions, Kenneth J Lukacher, November 20, 2012: US08313496 (187 worldwide citation)

A system for endoscopic suturing is provided having an endoscope, such as a gastroscope, with a distal end locatable in the body of a patient and a flexible shaft extending to the distal end, a flexible accessory tube coupled to the endoscope to flex relative to the endoscope's shaft, and a tip coup ...


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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, Roger J Greenwald, Mark A Bovard, Thomas A Tiberio: Trocar assembly. Lasersurge, Cumpston & Shaw, April 15, 1997: US05620456 (77 worldwide citation)

An obturator assembly for penetrating body tissue, includes a handle assembly having a finger-actuated trigger member, a sleeve member connected to and extending from the handle assembly, an obturator shaft at least partially positioned within the sleeve member and engageable with the finger-actuate ...


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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 (57 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, Mark A Bovard, John F Hammond: Method and apparatus for closing an opening in thick, moving tissue. LSI Solutions, January 6, 2015: US08926640

A device for placing sutures through thick and/or moving tissue such as the wall of a beating heart. The device includes a tissue welting tip having a trough for forming a welt in a tissue section, an alignment guide having an opening receiving a guide wire and pivotally mounted in the distal end ad ...