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Paul Swain, Feng Gong, Geoffrey John Brown, Timothy N Mills: Sewing device. University College London, Arthur Z Bookstein, John F Perullo, August 11, 1998: US05792153 (379 worldwide citation)

A sewing device is provided for passing a thread through a substrate portion, particularly a portion of a patient's tissue. The device comprises a hollow needle movable between a first position in which it is out of the substrate portion and a second position in which it passes through the substrate ...


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Jonathan Kagan, Mitchell Dann, Lee Guterman, Joshua Butters, Paul Swain, T Wade Fallin, Thomas Baldwin: Devices and methods for attaching an endolumenal gastrointestinal implant. ValenTx, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, December 6, 2011: US08070743 (212 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides devices and methods for attachment of an endoluminal gastrointestinal device, such as an artificial stoma device, a gastrointestinal bypass sleeve device or an attachment cuff, within a patient's digestive tract for treatment of obesity.


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Paul Swain, Feng Gong, Geoffrey John Brown, Timothy Noel Mills: Device for use in tying knots. University College London, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, March 19, 2002: US06358259 (186 worldwide citation)

A thread guide device is provided which is adapted to be removably or fixedly mounted on the distal end of an endoscope, or which is an integral part thereof. Alternatively, the device may comprise a head joined to the distal end of an elongate example in the form of longitudinally extending passage ...


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Paul Swain, Jeffrey Kapec, Kazuna Tanaka, Feng Gong, Geoffrey John Brown, Gerry Ouellette, William M Tennant Jr: Control handle for an endoscope. C R Bard, University College London, Arthur Z Bookstein, John F Perullo, June 8, 1999: US05910105 (121 worldwide citation)

A handle is provided for attachment to a medical endoscope for advancing instrumentalities through the instrument channel of the endoscope. The handle is adapted for use with instrumentalities requiring multiple longitudinal strokes to be performed in a predetermined sequence. A detent mechanism is ...


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Paul Swain, Feng Gong, Timothy N Mills: Device for use in cutting threads. University College London, Arthur Z Bookstein, John F Perullo, May 26, 1998: US05755730 (120 worldwide citation)

A device is provided for cutting threads, particularly curing surgery carried out using an endoscope. The device has a cutting member having at least one aperture extending therethrough of a size sufficient to permit the surgical thread to slide therethrough, the aperture having a thread-cutting edg ...


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Paul Swain, Feng Gong, Geoffrey J Brown, Timothy N Mills: Device for use in securing a thread. University College London, Darby & Darby P C, December 17, 1996: US05584861 (113 worldwide citation)

A device for use in securing a thread includes a tube having a distal end and a proximal end. The tube defines a recess at the distal end to receive therein a sleeve having a cavity in which a plug is removably inserted. The device further includes a generally U-shaped stirrup that is movably connec ...


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Paul Swain, Feng Gong, Geoffrey John Brown, Timothy Noel Mills: Device for use in tying knots. University College London, January 4, 2000: US06010515 (104 worldwide citation)

A thread guide device is provided which is adapted to be removably or fixedly mounted on the distal end of an endoscope, or which is an integral part thereof. Alternatively, the device may comprise a head joined to the distal end of an elongate shaft that is slidable within the endoscope. The device ...


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James T Spivey, David Stefanchik, Christopher Paul Swain: Surgical suture anchors and deployment device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 19, 2010: US07815662 (79 worldwide citation)

A suture anchor is provided which includes a hollow member having an outer surface defining an enclosure, the member having a longitudinal axis and a slot through a portion of the outer surface in a direction transverse to the longitudinal axis, the slot providing an opening into the enclosure. The ...


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Jonathan Kagan, Mitchell Dann, Lee Guterman, Joshua Butters, Paul Swain: Attachment system for transmural attachment at the gastroesophageal junction. ValenTx, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, February 22, 2011: US07892214 (61 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides devices and methods for attachment of an endoluminal gastrointestinal device, such as an artificial stoma device, a gastrointestinal bypass sleeve device or an attachment cuff, within a patient's digestive tract for treatment of obesity.


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