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Bryan D Knodel, Bennie Thompson, Philipe R Manoux, Nathan H White: Articulated surgical instrument. Cardica, Brian A Schar, April 5, 2011: US07918376 (275 worldwide citation)

One example of a surgical instrument may include a handle, an end effector, and a shaft that connects the handle to the end effector, where the shaft includes an articulated region. At least one feeder belt may extend through the lumen of the shaft into the end effector, where at least one feeder be ...


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David L Bombard, Jaime S Vargas, James T Nielsen, Philipe R Manoux, Tenny Chang, Stephen A Yencho, Bernard A Hausen, Brendan M Donohoe, Theodore M Bender, Nathan H White, Bryan D Knodel: Method of performing anastomosis. Cardica, Brian A Schar, April 20, 2010: US07699859 (260 worldwide citation)

A method for anastomosing a first vessel to a second vessel may include connecting an end of the first vessel to the side of the second vessel and creating an opening in the wall of the second vessel from within the lumen of the second vessel, where that opening allows fluid communication between th ...


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Nathan H White, Michael P Schaller, Michael Murillo, Jared L Van Cleave, Philipe R Manoux, Bryan D Knodel, Benjamin J Matthias, John E Rivera: D-shaped surgical staples. Cardica, February 5, 2013: US08365973 (240 worldwide citation)

An exemplary surgical apparatus may include a surgical staple deformable from a first configuration to a second, deployed configuration, where the surgical staple includes a first leg and a second leg; where in the second, deployed configuration the surgical staple forms substantially a D-shape. Ano ...


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David L Bombard, Philipe R Manoux, Joshua M O Newth, James T Nielsen, Nathan H White, Bryan D Knodel: Anastomosis method utilizing tool with fluid-driven actuator. Cardica, Cardica, July 2, 2013: US08475474 (166 worldwide citation)

A method of performing anastomosis between a graft vessel and a target vessel, each having a circumferential wall and a lumen therethrough, may include providing an anastomosis tool including a tissue effector and a fluid-driven actuator operationally connected to that tissue effector; connecting th ...


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Michael P Schaller, Michael Murillo, Nathan H White, Hung K Nguyen: Flexible cutter for surgical stapler. Cardica, Brian A Schar, May 1, 2012: US08167898 (163 worldwide citation)

An exemplary surgical apparatus may include an anvil including an outer surface, a channel defined therein, and an aperture defined in the outer surface, where the aperture opens to the channel; and a cutter slidable along and within the channel, where at least a portion of the cutter is flexible. A ...


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James T Nielsen, Nathan H White, Theodore M Bender, Philipe R Manoux, David L Bombard, Brendan M Donohoe, Bryan D Knodel: Surgical system and method for connecting hollow tissue structures. Cardica, Brian A Schar, November 27, 2007: US07300444 (95 worldwide citation)

A system for performing anastomosis between a graft vessel and a target vessel includes a tissue effector that may be configured to deploy a user-selectable number of connectors. The system includes an anvil that enters the wall of the target vessel through an entry hole that is spaced apart from th ...


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David L Bombard, Philipe R Manoux, Joshua M O Newth, James T Nielsen, Nathan H White, Bryan D Knodel: Anastomosis tool actuated with stored energy. Cardica, Brian A Schar, March 23, 2010: US07682368 (54 worldwide citation)

An anastomosis tool may include a tissue effector having an anvil and a staple holder movable relative to one another, where that tissue effector may be movable from an open position to a closed position. A fluid-driven actuator may be utilized to move the tissue effector between those positions, an ...


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David L Bombard, Jaime S Vargas, James T Nielsen, Philipe R Manoux, Tenny Chang, Stephen A Yencho, Bernard A Hausen, Brendan M Donohoe, Theodore M Bender, Nathan H White, Bryan D Knodel: System for performing anastomosis. Cardica, Brian A Schar, August 3, 2010: US07766924 (49 worldwide citation)

An anastomosis tool includes a handle connected to a tissue effector that may be capable of being oriented in two or more positions relative to the handle. The tissue effector holds a graft vessel having at least one flap defined in at least one end thereof against the side of a target vessel. Actua ...


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Jaime S Vargas, Stephen A Yencho, James T Nielsen, Brendan M Donohoe, Theodore M Bender, Brian R DuBois, Scott O Chamness, Nathan H White, Gregory B Arcenio, Heather L Klaubert, Russell C Mead Jr: Integrated anastomosis system. Cardica, Brian A Schar, April 18, 2006: US07029482 (18 worldwide citation)

A single integrated tool is used both to create an opening in a vessel wall and deploy an anastomosis device into that opening, thereby simplifying an anastomosis procedure such as a coronary artery bypass graft procedure. The creation of the opening and deployment of the anastomosis device may be a ...


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Nathan H White, Michael P Schaller, Michael Murillo, Jared L Van Cleave, Philipe R Manoux, Bryan D Knodel, Benjamin J Matthias, John E Rivera: Staple and feeder belt configurations for surgical stapler. Cardica, Brian A Schar, November 15, 2011: US08056789 (17 worldwide citation)

One exemplary surgical apparatus may include at least one carrier, staples fixed to a corresponding carrier, and a feeder belt to which at least one carrier is frangibly connected. Another exemplary surgical apparatus may include a staple holder, an anvil movably connected to the staple holder, a fe ...