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Robert B Duncan: Mesh tissue fasteners. Ethicon, Robert L Minier, October 22, 1985: US04548202 (1101 worldwide citation)

Various fasteners are provided to hold together portions of mammalian tissue. The fasteners include fastening members with spaced-apart legs adapted to be passed through the tissue portions. One embodiment of the fastener has a mesh-like receiver around each leg for engaging the legs of another iden ...


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Donald Golden, Robert B Duncan: Surgical clip applying instrument. Ethicon, Robert L Minier, April 3, 1984: US04440170 (169 worldwide citation)

A pistol-type surgical instrument for applying ligating clips to blood vessels and other tubular ducts in remote locations which are substantially inaccessible to conventional forceps-type appliers. Tubular jaw assemblies of various lengths may be mounted on the pistol-grip handle of the instrument, ...


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David Demarest, Robert B Duncan, Martin Sobel, Timothy P Lenihan, William Rattan, John F Blanch, Michael G Hodulik, Dennis P Yost: Needle-suture assembly and packaging system. Ethicon, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, December 12, 1995: US05473810 (35 worldwide citation)

An automated machine for attaching a suture to a surgical needle having a suture receiving opening formed therein, and for packaging the same in a package tray comprises a first workstation including a device for sorting a plurality of needles and orienting each needle for automatic feeding to a sec ...


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David Demarest, Robert B Duncan, John F Blanch: Needle threading and swaging system. Ethicon, Audley A Ciamporcero Jr, E Richard Skula, August 8, 1995: US05438746 (35 worldwide citation)

An automated machine for attaching a suture to a surgical needle comprises a first apparatus located at a first predetermined location for sorting a plurality of randomly oriented needles and orienting each needle for automatic handling at a first predetermined location, each of the needles having a ...


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Marcus L Murphy, Douglas Gasal, Robert B Duncan, H Robert Tiffany: Convertible sofa-bed. American Leather, Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, June 14, 2005: US06904628 (28 worldwide citation)

A sofa-bed has: a frame with opposing arms; a seat; a subseat hinged to the seat; a connecting rod that pivotally interconnects the subseat and the backrest; pairs of center legs and end legs pivotally attached to, respectively, the subseat and seat; and mechanisms for folding and unfolding the cent ...


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David Demarest, Robert B Duncan, William Rattan: Needle and suture swaging method. Ethicon, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, January 23, 1996: US05485668 (22 worldwide citation)

A swaging station incorporates a drawing tower that automatically draws, cuts, and inserts an indefinite length strand of suture material within the suture receiving end of a surgical needle for swaging thereof. The suture receiving end of the surgical needle is positioned within a swaging assembly ...


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David Demarest, Robert B Duncan, William Rattan: Needle and suture swaging station. Ethicon, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, December 26, 1995: US05477609 (20 worldwide citation)

A swaging station incorporates a drawing tower that automatically draws, cuts, and inserts an indefinite length strand of suture material within the suture receiving end of a surgical needle for swaging thereof. The suture receiving end of the surgical needle is positioned within a swaging assembly ...


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David Demarest, Robert B Duncan, Martin Sobel, Timothy P Lenihan, William Rattan, John F Blanch, Michael G Hodulik, Dennis P Yost: Assembly and packaging method for needle and suture assemblies. Ethicon, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, January 30, 1996: US05487212 (19 worldwide citation)

An automated machine for attaching a suture to a surgical needle having a suture receiving opening formed therein, and for packaging the same in a package tray comprises a first workstation including a device for sorting a plurality of needles and orienting each needle for automatic feeding to a sec ...


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David Demarest, Robert B Duncan, Martin Sobel, Timothy P Lenihan, William Rattan: Machine for the automated packaging of needles and attached sutures and method of utilizing the packaging machine. Ethicon, December 12, 1995: US05473854 (15 worldwide citation)

An automated machine for the high-speed packaging of multiple surgical needles each with an attached suture into a tray and detachable cover structure providing a suture package utilized for the packaging of the needles and attached sutures. Additionally, the automated packaging machine incorporates ...


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David Demarest, Robert B Duncan, Martin Sobel, Timothy P Lenihan, William Rattan: Machine for the automated packaging of needles and attached sutures and method of utilizing the packaging machine. Ethicon, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, November 28, 1995: US05469689 (12 worldwide citation)

An automated machine for the high-speed packaging of multiple surgical needles each with an attached suture into a tray and detachable cover structure providing a suture package utilized for the packaging of the needles and attached sutures. Additionally, the automated packaging machine incorporates ...