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Juergen A Kortenbach, Michael S McBrayer, Mark L Adams, Robert B DeVries, William H Stahley, Jeffrey M Wendlandt, William J Shaw, Alan Weisenborn: Tissue fastening devices and processes that promote tissue adhesion. Boston Scientific Scimed, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, August 14, 2012: US08241308 (179 worldwide citation)

The invention in certain aspects relates to a surgical fastener for fastening tissue segments having tissue surfaces. The fastener includes a first fastener member having a base and a piercing element connected to the base for piercing the tissue segments to be fastened, a second fastener member hav ...


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Marc A Unger, Hou Pu Chou, Todd A Thorsen, Axel Scherer, Stephen R Quake, Jian Liu, Mark L Adams, Carl L Hansen: Microfabricated elastomeric valve and pump systems. California Institute of Technology, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, August 16, 2005: US06929030 (147 worldwide citation)

A method of fabricating an elastomeric structure, comprising: forming a first elastomeric layer on top of a first micromachined mold, the first micromachined mold having a first raised protrusion which forms a first recess extending along a bottom surface of the first elastomeric layer; forming a se ...


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Marc A Unger, Hou Pu Chou, Todd A Thorsen, Axel Scherer, Stephen R Quake, Markus M Enzelberger, Mark L Adams, Carl L Hansen: Microfabricated elastomeric valve and pump systems. California Institute of Technology, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, May 31, 2005: US06899137 (116 worldwide citation)

A method of fabricating an elastomeric structure, comprising: forming a first elastomeric layer on top of a first micromachined mold, the first micromachined mold having a first raised protrusion which forms a first recess extending along a bottom surface of the first elastomeric layer; forming a se ...


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John E Hutchins, Mark L Adams: Steerable sphincterotome and methods for cannulation, papillotomy and sphincterotomy. SciMed Life Systems, Fulbright & Jaworski L, January 13, 2004: US06676659 (86 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to methods and devices for performing endoscopic cannulation, papillotomy and sphincterotomy and similar procedures. According to the present state of the art, endoscopic cannulation of the common bile duct and papillotomy and similar procedures are accomplished by adva ...


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Kristin A Jugenheimer, Russell F Durgin Jr, Mark L Adams, Mark Monroe: Apparatus and method for compressing body tissue. Scimed Life Systems, Kenyon & Kenyon, June 28, 2005: US06911032 (84 worldwide citation)

A system and method for delivering a surgical clip to a surgical site within a patient's body to compress body tissue is disclosed. In one embodiment for the system of the present invention, the system includes an endoscopic device that has an endoscope cap disposed on a distal end of the endoscopic ...


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Marc A Unger, Hou Pu Chou, Todd A Thorsen, Axel Scherer, Stephen R Quake, Jian Liu, Mark L Adams, Carl L Hansen: Method of forming a via in a microfabricated elastomer structure. California Institute of Technology, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, July 31, 2007: US07250128 (79 worldwide citation)

A method of fabricating an elastomeric structure, comprising: forming a first elastomeric layer on top of a first micromachined mold, the first micromachined mold having a first raised protrusion which forms a first recess extending along a bottom surface of the first elastomeric layer; forming a se ...


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Stephen J Perry, Michele B Carter, David R Conti, Thomas F Janecek, Bryan D Knodel, Anthony Scott Hollars, Peter Crowley, Donald C Hovey, William Lucas Churchill, John C Golden, Yem Chin, Mark L Adams, Carleton E Yee, Otto E Anderhub: Fluid delivery system and related methods of use. SCIMED Life Systems, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, January 5, 2010: US07641668 (78 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for ejecting fluid from a fluid delivery system. The fluid delivery system has a pneumatic assembly that when triggered injects gas into a hydraulic assembly, which in turn ejects fluid through an external interface. An electronic interface displays various measurements, for ...


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Jeffrey M Wendlandt, Mark L Adams: Endoscopic vision system. SciMed Life Systems, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, May 18, 2004: US06736773 (57 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to an endoscopic visioning system and related method for both forward and backward viewing of a body lumen. According to an embodiment, the system includes an endoscope, a vision head including a light source and a vision chip on both a proximal and a distal side of the ...


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John E Hutchins, Mark L Adams, Mark Mallaby, Scott Swafar, Martin Donofrio, Oscar Carrillo, Tracy Gandolfi, Mike Mangano, Bob Reynolds, Russell F Durgin: Method of and apparatus for positioning and maintaining the position of endoscopic instruments. SciMed Life Systems, Fulbright & Jaworski, December 7, 2004: US06827718 (51 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides an apparatus for, and a method of, accurate positioning of endoscopic instruments. Accurate positioning of the instruments is accomplished through the inclusion of a steering ability within the device. After the endoscopic instrument is properly positioned the present ...


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Mark L Adams, Russell F Durgin, Vincent Turturro, Justin Grant, Norman May, Roy H Sullivan III: Device and method for through the scope endoscopic hemostatic clipping. Boston Scientific Scimed, Fay Kaplun & Marcin, May 21, 2013: US08444660 (43 worldwide citation)

Medical device used to cause hemostasis of blood vessels using a clip arrangement delivered to a target region through an endoscope. Method for using the device to cause hemostasis of a blood vessel through an endoscope. Medical device including a reversibly closeable clip, a locking arrangement, a ...