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Peter J Wilk, David Sekons: Endoscopic suturing device and related method and suture. R Neil Sudol, Henry D Coleman, August 6, 1991: US05037433 (721 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic suturing device comprises an endoscope and a needle having a spring bias construction tending to bend the needle into an arcuate configuration. The endoscope includes an elongate flexible outer tubular member and a biopsy channel extending longitudinally through the tubular member. A f ...


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Peter J Wilk: Laparoscopic or endoscopic anastomosis technique and associated instruments. R Neil Sudol, Henry D Coleman, July 19, 1994: US05330486 (619 worldwide citation)

A laparoscopic surgical technique for performing an anastomosis comprises the steps of disposing a laparoscopic trocar sleeve in a patient's abdominal wall, inserting a distal end of a laparoscopic instrument into an abdominal cavity of the patient through the trocar sleeve, and manipulating the ins ...


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Peter J Wilk: Automated surgical system and apparatus. R Neil Sudol, Henry D Coleman, November 29, 1994: US05368015 (597 worldwide citation)

A surgical system comprises an endoscopic instrument, a camera on the endoscopic instrument for obtaining video images of internal body tissues inside a patient's body via the endoscopic instrument, and a transmitter operatively connected to the camera for transmitting, over a telecommunications lin ...


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Naomi L Nakao, Peter J Wilk: Endoscopic stapling device and method. R Neil Sudol, Henry D Coleman, October 20, 1992: US05156609 (575 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument comprises an elongate forceps member having a diameter sufficiently small so that the forceps member is slidably insertable into a biopsy channel extending longitudinally through a tubular endoscope member, the forceps member being provided at a distal end with a pair of forcep ...


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Peter J Wilk, James Z Cinberg: Method and surgical instrument for repairing hernia. R Neil Sudol, Henry D Coleman, January 5, 1993: US05176692 (516 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for use in hernia repair comprises an elongate tube having a distal end and a proximal end and a balloon attached in a collapsed configuration to the tube at the distal end, the balloon being made of a material which is absorbable by the human body. A net which envelops the bal ...


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Peter J Wilk: Suture device. Coleman & Sudol, August 21, 1990: US04950285 (468 worldwide citation)

A suture device comprises a body member formed with an aperture and an access channel extending from the aperture to an opening defined by a loop attached to one side of the body member. A thread connected to a side of the body member opposite the loop is provided along a portion of its length with ...


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Peter J Wilk, David Sekons: Suture device. R Neil Sudol, Henry D Coleman, June 23, 1992: US05123913 (448 worldwide citation)

A suture device comprises a loop member formed on one side with an aperture and an access channel extending from the aperture to an opening defined by the loop. A thread connected to loop is provided along a portion of its length with a series of tapered projections. Protuberances are provided on th ...


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Peter J Wilk: Laparoscopic stretching instrument and associated method. Valleylab, R Neil Sudol, Henry D Coleman, April 30, 1996: US05511564 (405 worldwide citation)

A surgical device includes a frame member having a distal end and a proximal end and a pair of tissue holding mechanisms movably mounted to the frame member at the distal end thereof for securing holds on spaced organic tissues of a patient. Actuators mounted to the frame member at the proximal end ...


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Peter J Wilk: Automated surgical system and apparatus. R Neil Sudol, Henry D Coleman, June 8, 1993: US05217003 (405 worldwide citation)

A surgical system comprises an endoscopic instrument, a camera on the endoscopic instrument for obtaining video images of internal body tissues inside a patient's body via the endoscopic instrument, and a transmitter operatively connected to the camera for transmitting, over a telecommunications lin ...


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Peter J Wilk: Laparoscopic cannula assembly and associated method. R Neil Sudol, Henry D Coleman, May 17, 1994: US05312417 (324 worldwide citation)

A cannula device for use in laparoscopic surgery includes a rigid tubular member and an expandable receiver connected to a distal end of the tubular member. The receiver portion of the cannula expands from a substantially cylindrical configuration to an expanded pocket for receiving a severed organ ...