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Wayne P Young, Darryl S Pereira, Salvatore Castro, Michael S Kolesa, Dominick L Mastri, Frank J Viola: Morcellator. United States Surgical Corporation, October 29, 1996: US05569284 (381 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic morcellator includes a tubular portion with an elongated auger rotatably positioned within its bore. An aperture near the distal end of the tubular portion permits access for body tissue to contact the auger. The auger is driven by a reversible motor which is powered by a battery pack. ...


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Kenneth E Toso, Michael S Kolesa: Suture clip. United States Surgical Corporation, February 1, 1994: US05282832 (369 worldwide citation)

A suture fastening device which includes a first member having a base and two resilient elongated legs extending from the base. The legs are provided with barbs for snap fit engagement with an aperture in a second member, i.e., a retainer. The suture is held in serpentine fashion by positioning the ...


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Michael S Kolesa, Ernie Aranvi, Gary S Kappel: Endoscopic surgical apparatus with rotation lock. United States Surgical Corporation, November 17, 1998: US05836960 (350 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument is disclosed for use in a wide variety of roles including grasping, dissecting, clamping, or retracting materials or tissue during surgical procedures performed either in open surgery or within the abdominal cavity.


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Michael S Kolesa, Ernie Aranyi, Gary S Kappel: Endoscopic surgical apparatus with rotation lock. United States Surgical Corporation, March 11, 1997: US05609601 (349 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument is disclosed for use in a wide variety of roles including grasping, dissecting, clamping, or retracting materials or tissue during surgical procedures performed either in open surgery or within the abdominal cavity. The surgical instrument includes a handle portion, a tubular b ...


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Dominick L Mastri, Michael S Kolesa, Leonard Stern: Apparatus for applying two-part surgical fasteners in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures. United States Surgical Corporation, June 13, 1995: US05423471 (252 worldwide citation)

Apparatus is disclosed for applying two-part surgical fasteners during endoscopic or laparoscopic procedures. The apparatus includes a handle assembly, an endoscopic portion which extends from the handle assembly, and a tool assembly pivotally associated with a distal end of the endoscopic portion f ...


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David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Henry R Sienkiewicz, Kenneth E Toso, Michael S Kolesa, H Johnathan Tovey: Suture retaining clip. United States Surgical Corporation, July 19, 1994: US05330442 (228 worldwide citation)

A suture holding clip including legs each having a suture contacting surface. The legs can be closed to define an interface for holding a suture in a serpentine configuration. In another embodiment the suture holding clip is initially in a spider leg configuration with a spine and legs projecting fr ...


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Michael S Kolesa, Dominick L Mastri, Wayne P Young, Henry Bolanos: Suture clip applier. United States Surgical Corporation, July 8, 1997: US05645553 (226 worldwide citation)

A suture fastening device which includes a first member having a base and first and second legs projecting in a lengthwise direction along the base. The legs are parallel to each other and are resiliently biased toward a spaced apart position in relation to each other. A second member is provided an ...


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Michael S Kolesa, Dominick L Mastri, Wayne P Young, Henry Bolanos: Suture clip applier. United States Surgical Corporation, October 31, 1995: US05462558 (218 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for applying a suture clip to a suture includes (a) an endoscopic portion having at least one slot to position a suture transversely to the longitudinal axis of the endoscopic portion, a camming surface for closing a clip onto a suture positioned within the suture receiving means, a pus ...


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Richard C Edwards, Michael S Kolesa, Hiroichi Ishikawa: Wafer processing cluster tool batch preheating and degassing apparatus. Materials Research Corporation, Donald F Frei, November 9, 1993: US05259881 (160 worldwide citation)

A wafer processing cluster tool, having one or more load-locks, is provided with one or more batch preheating modules that receive wafers only from the cluster tool transport module at the internal vacuum pressure of the machine. The loading, unloading, handling and processing of wafers in the machi ...


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David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Henry R Sienkiewicz, Kenneth E Toso, Michael S Kolesa, H Jonathan Tovey: Suture retaining clip. The United States Surgical Corporation, December 27, 1994: US05376101 (156 worldwide citation)

A suture holding clip including legs each having a suture contacting surface. The legs can be closed to define an interface for holding a suture in a serpentine configuration. In another embodiment the suture holding clip is initially in a spider leg configuration with a spine and legs projecting fr ...