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H Jonathan Tovey, Wayne Young, Peter W J Hinchliffe, Oleg Shikhman: Wound closing apparatus and method. United States Surgical Corporation, December 26, 1995: US05478354 (719 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for closing trocar wounds and a method for using such apparatus. The apparatus includes a fastener having three or more legs attached to a base. The fastener is placed over a wound and its legs are embedded in tissue about the wound. In other embodiments a fastener is placed under the w ...


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James F McGuckin Jr, Peter W J Hinchliffe: Apparatus and method for resectioning gastro-esophageal tissue. Rex Medical, Fay Kaplun & Marcin, December 28, 2004: US06835199 (613 worldwide citation)

A system for stapling tissue comprises a flexible endoscope and an operative head including a pair of opposed, curved tissue clamping jaws sized to pass through an esophagus, the jaws being moveable with respect to one another between an open tissue receiving configuration and a closed tissue clampi ...


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Wayne P Young, Peter W J Hinchliffe: Apparatus for fusion of adjacent bone structures. Surgical Dynamics, February 20, 2001: US06190414 (590 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic implant for facilitating fusion of adjacent vertebrae includes an implant member dimensioned to be at least partially positioned within an intervertebral space defined between adjacent vertebrae. The implant member includes first and second vertebral engaging plates operatively connecte ...


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H Jonathan Tovey, Keith Ratcliff, Kenneth E Toso, Peter W J Hinchliffe: Robotic arm DLUs for performing surgical tasks. United States Surgical Corporation, May 15, 2001: US06231565 (561 worldwide citation)

Disposable loading units (DLUs) configured for mounting to a robotic arm for performing at least one surgical task are presented. Each DLU includes an attachment platform having at least one connector for engaging at least one connector on a distal end of the robotic arm for connecting the DLU to th ...


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Scott E Manzo, Richard D Gresham, Kevin Sniffin, Peter W J Hinchliffe: Singleshot anastomosis instrument with detachable loading unit and method. United States Surgical Corporation, February 15, 2000: US06024748 (547 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed a surgical instrument and loading unit for performing an anastomosis of first and second blood vessels. The surgical instrument includes a handle assembly and a body portion extending distally from the handle assembly. The detachable loading unit includes an anvil releasably engag ...


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Peter W J Hinchliffe: Instrument for closing trocar puncture wounds. United States Surgical Corporation, June 18, 1996: US05527321 (429 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for applying sutures including an elongated housing having a proximal end and a distal end, means associated with the distal end of the elongated housing for carrying at least one needle, the needle carrier means being movable between a retracted position and an extended positi ...


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Jude S Sauer, Roger J Greenwald, Theodore J Tiberio, Jeffrey M Shaw, John F Hammond, Peter W J Hinchliffe: Apparaus and method for suturing body tissue. United States Surgical Corporation, October 8, 1996: US05562686 (389 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for suturing body tissue is provided having an elongated housing, first and second jaws pivotably mounted to the distal portion of elongated housing, and first and second needles movable with respect to the first and second jaws. A first actuating mechanism is operatively associated wit ...


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James F McGuckin Jr, Peter W J Hinchliffe: Apparatus and method for resectioning gastro-esophageal tissue. Rex Medical, Fay Kaplun & Marcin, August 15, 2006: US07090684 (380 worldwide citation)

A system for stapling tissue comprises a flexible endoscope and an operative head including a pair of opposed, curved tissue clamping jaws sized to pass through an esophagus, the jaws being moveable with respect to one another between an open tissue receiving configuration and a closed tissue clampi ...


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Peter W J Hinchliffe, Keith Ratcliff, Kenneth E Toso: Anastomosis instrument and method. United States Surgical Corporation, November 10, 1998: US05833698 (368 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for anastomosis of first and second blood vessels is provided having a handle and a body portion extending distally from the handle. A collet is mounted adjacent a distal end portion of the body portion and defines a passage therethrough for the reception of an end of a first b ...


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James F McGuckin Jr, Peter W J Hinchliffe: Vascular device with valve for approximating vessel wall. Rex Medicol, Neil D Gershon, January 13, 2004: US06676698 (354 worldwide citation)

A vascular device comprising a plurality of vessel engaging members and a valve. The device is movable from a collapsed insertion position having a first diameter to a second expanded position having a second diameter larger than the first diameter. The plurality of vessel engaging members extend ou ...