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David A Nicholas, Ernie Aranyi, Boris Zvenyatsky, Paul A Matula, Stanley H Remiszewski, David T Green, Henry Bolanos: Articulating endoscopic surgical apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, July 21, 1998: US05782859 (507 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument is provided for use in endoscopic or laparoscopic procedures. The instrument includes a handle portion, an endoscopic portion extending from the handle portion, an articulating section pivotably connected to a distal end portion of the endoscopic portion, and a retractor assemb ...


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David A Nicholas, Ernie Aranyi, Boris Zvenyatsky, Paul A Matula, Stanley H Remiszewski, David T Green, Henry Bolanos: Articulating endoscopic surgical apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, May 7, 1996: US05514157 (409 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument is provided for use in endoscopic or laparoscopic procedures. The instrument includes a handle portion, an endoscopic portion extending from the handle portion, an articulating section pivotably connected to a distal end portion of the endoscopic portion, and a retractor assemb ...


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David A Nicholas, Ernie Aranyi, Boris Zvenyatsky, Paul A Matula, Stanley H Remiszewski, David T Green, Henry Bolanos: Articulating endoscopic surgical apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, August 8, 2006: US07087071 (356 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument is provided for use in endoscopic or laparoscopic procedures. The instrument includes a handle portion, an endoscopic portion extending from the handle portion, an articulating section pivotably connected to a distal end portion of the endoscopic portion, and a retractor assemb ...


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Ernie Aranyi, Paul A Matula, Henry Bolanos, Frank M Rende III: Endoscopic surgical instrument. United States Surgical Corporation, April 23, 1996: US05509922 (299 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic surgical instrument having a handle assembly, a body portion, and a tool mechanism in which a pivoting handle pivots about a stationary handle to open and close the tool mechanism. The instrument includes a rotatable body portion, in which a rotation knob is provided on the instrument ...


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Graham W Bryan, Paul A Matula: Biopsy apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, December 3, 2002: US06488636 (282 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for the biopsy of tissue specimens and, more particularly, a single insertion multiple sample percutaneous biopsy apparatus and method are provided. A tip at a distal end of a vacuum support tube is introduced into a tissue mass. The vacuum support tube is retracted exposing ...


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David Farascioni, George M Chelednik, Christopher F Klecher, Paul A Matula: Biopsy apparatus and method. United States Surgical Corporation, November 7, 2000: US06142955 (278 worldwide citation)

A surgical biopsy apparatus is provided which includes a housing; a first elongated tubular member removably mounted in the housing and defining a fluid passageway therein, the first elongated tubular member including: a tapered closed distal end portion adapted to penetrate tissue; a laterally disp ...


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Paul A Matula, Douglas J Cuny: Guillotine suture clip. United States Surgical Corporation, May 7, 1996: US05514159 (199 worldwide citation)

A suture retainer includes a plug portion having a first portion with a suture contacting surface and a prong extending distally therefrom. The prong has at least one aperture for receiving one or more suture threads. The aperture is at least partially defined by a crossbar with a proximal stop surf ...


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David A Nicholas, Brian G Russell, Boris Zvenyatsky, Paul A Matula, Stanley H Remiszewski: Articulating endoscopic surgical apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, February 13, 1996: US05490819 (185 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument is provided for use in endoscopic or laparoscopic procedures. The instrument includes a handle portion, an endoscopic portion extending from the handle portion, an articulating section pivotably connected to a distal end of the endoscopic portion, and a retractor assembly opera ...


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Graham W Bryan, Paul A Matula: Biopsy apparatus and method. United States Surgical Corporation, April 18, 2000: US06050955 (170 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for the biopsy of tissue specimens and, more particularly, a single insertion multiple sample percutaneous biopsy apparatus and method are provided. A tip at a distal end of a vacuum support tube is introduced into a tissue mass. The vacuum support tube is retracted exposing ...


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Paul A Matula: Biopsy apparatus and method. United States Surgical Corporation, December 28, 1999: US06007495 (108 worldwide citation)

A biopsy apparatus for obtaining tissue samples includes a housing, an elongated member slidably and rotatably mounted in the housing and a blade having a stem portion pivotally mounted on the elongated member and moving transversely relative to a longitudinal axis of the elongated member between a ...