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Juergen A Kortenbach, Michael S McBrayer, Charles R Slater, Saul Gottlieb: Double acting endoscopic scissors with bipolar cautery capability. Symbiosis Corporation, David P Gordon, October 29, 1996: US05569243 (372 worldwide citation)

A double acting bipolar endoscopic scissors includes a hollow tube with an integral clevis and a bipolar push rod extending therethrough. The tube is rotatably mounted in a handle member which is provided with a manual actuation lever. The bipolar push rod includes a pair of spaced apart rods which ...


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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 (190 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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Michael S McBrayer, Jurgen A Kortenbach, Charles R Slater: Endoscopic bipolar electrocautery instruments. Symbiosis Corporation, David P Gordon, March 7, 1995: US05395369 (153 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic bipolar electrocautery instrument includes a proximal actuator coupled by a tube and push rod to a pair of distal graspers. The tube is covered with an insulating shrink wrap from its distal end up to an uncovered proximal portion. A stationary jaw with an integral clevis is mounted in ...


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Michael S McBrayer, Jurgen A Kortenbach, Saul Gottlieb: Endoscopic instruments having distally extending lever mechanisms. Symbiosis Corporation, David P Gordon, October 4, 1994: US05352223 (103 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic surgical instrument includes a proximal handle with a distally extending lever actuator. The handle and lever actuator are coupled by a tube and push rod to a pair of distal end effectors. The proximal end of the tube is mounted in a bushing having a flange which is freely rotatable wi ...


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Charles R Slater, Matthew A Palmer, Jurgen A Kortenbach, Michael S McBrayer, Saul Gottlieb: Endoscopic multiple sample bioptome. Symbiosis Corporation, David P Gordon, August 6, 1996: US05542432 (60 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic multiple sample bioptome includes a hollow outer member and an axially displaceable inner member extending therethrough. The proximal ends of the outer and inner members are coupled to an actuator for axially displacing one relative to the other. The distal end of the outer member is c ...


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Otto E Anderhub, Michael S McBrayer: Endoscopic instrument incorporating an elastomeric fluid seal. Symbiosis Corporation, David P Gordon, March 7, 1995: US05395364 (48 worldwide citation)

Elastomeric fluid seals for endoscopic instruments include a single piece of molded elastomer surrounding a pushrod and placed with the outer tube or clevis of the instrument, thereby sealing the annular space between the pushrod and the outer tube. The dimensions of the seals are chosen such that t ...


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Michael S McBrayer, Jurgen A Kortenbach, Charles R Slater: Endoscopic bipolar electrocautery instruments. Symbiosis Corporation, David P Gordon, August 27, 1996: US05549606 (39 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic bipolar electrocautery instrument includes a proximal actuator coupled by a tube and push rod to a pair of distal graspers. The tube is covered with an insulating shrink wrap from its distal end up to an uncovered proximal portion. A stationary jaw with an integral clevis is mounted in ...


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Juergen A Kortenbach, Michael S McBrayer, Mark L Adams, Robert B DeVries, William H Stahley, Suzana E Otano Lata, Jeffrey M Wendlandt, William J Shaw, Alan Weisenborn: Tissue fastening devices and processes that promote tissue adhesion. Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, November 27, 2003: US20030220660-A1

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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Juergen A KORTENBACH, Michael S McBrayer, Mark L Adams, Robert B Devries, William H Stahley, Suzana E Otano Lata, Jeffrey M Wendlandt, William J Shaw, Alan Weisenborn: Tissue fastening devices and processes that promote tissue adhesion. Boston Scientific Scimed, December 13, 2012: US20120316603-A1

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 ...