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Marvin Alpern, Robert Cerwin, Michael O Toole, Teresa M Simons, Deborah M Transue: Sterile package for surgical devices. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, October 18, 1994: US05356006 (260 worldwide citation)

A sterile package for endoscopic devices. The package includes a foam member that holds the endoscopic device in a stable position within the package. The package includes at least one sterile overwrap member and one non-sterile overwrap member.


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Robert Cerwin, Cheryl Trew, Robert J Gibbs: Peelable foil suture packaging. Ethicon, Susan M Schmitt, August 30, 1994: US05341922 (58 worldwide citation)

A peelable foil packaging system for absorbable or pre-moistened nylon sutures which may be used to transfer the sutures into a sterile field. In a preferred embodiment, the foil package comprises two foil sections each with a polymer inner coating. The sections are sealed together enclosing a sutur ...


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Marvin Alpern, Teresa M Simons, Robert Cerwin, Robert J Kalinski, Michael D O Toole: Easy open 1-2-3 instrumentation package. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, February 28, 1995: US05392917 (49 worldwide citation)

A novel surgical instrumentation kit is provided. There is a sterile reloading unit package in this kit. These reloading units or other separate packages may be maintained in their own sterile environment. Further, the ability of the surgeon to transfer from an endoscopic procedure to an open proced ...


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Marvin Alpern, Robert Cerwin, Joseph Pergine: No touch suture package. Ethicon, Robert L Minier, February 8, 1994: US05284240 (45 worldwide citation)

A suture package for a suture with attached needle The package allows for removal of the needle and attached suture from the package with a forceps without the user having to touch either the needle or the suture.


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Jack Cascio, Konstantin Ivanov, Marvin Alpern, Robert Cerwin, Joseph Siernos, Martin Sobel: Easy-loading suture package. Ethicon, Emil Richard Skula, May 25, 1993: US05213210 (41 worldwide citation)

An easy loading suture package contains sutures in a channel near the periphery of the package. Resilient cantilevered fingers extend most of the way across the channel to prevent any part of the suture from coming up out of the channel either during or after loading of the suture into the package. ...


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Robert Cerwin, Marvin Alpern, Yufei Huang, Emil Richard Skula: Suture dispenser. Ethicon, Emil Richard Skula, October 14, 1997: US05675961 (41 worldwide citation)

Suture dispensers for retaining armed sutures are disclosed. The dispenser disclosed is comprised of two flat panels of material that each have a central opening. A needle park is provided so that the needle is visible in and accessible though the central openings. In preferred embodiments, the need ...


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Marvin Alpern, Robert Cerwin: Procedure kit and package. Ethicon, Emil Richard Skula, September 27, 1994: US05350060 (33 worldwide citation)

A package for a procedure kit that defines a suture winding channel and a surgical needle and suture procedure kit. The package may contain a variety of sizes and types and lengths of sutures and needles including at least one double-armed suture. The package has a base having a central area. An inn ...


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Robert Cerwin, Marvin Alpern, Yufei Huang, Emil Richard Skula: Suture dispenser. Ethicon, August 4, 1998: US05788062 (30 worldwide citation)

Suture dispensers for retaining armed sutures are disclosed. The dispenser disclosed is comprised of two flat panels of material that each have a central opening. A needle park is provided so that the needle is visible in and accessible though the central openings. In preferred embodiments, the need ...


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Jack Cascio, Konstantin Ivanov, Marvin Alpern, Robert Cerwin, Joseph Siernos: Cantilevered needle park. Ethicon, James Riesenfeld, January 19, 1993: US05180053 (22 worldwide citation)

A needle park for a package that holds one or more surgical needles and sutures has a generally planar base. A cantilevered arm, fixed at one end and free at its other end, extends above and parallel to the base. A needle is introduced between the free end of the arm and the base and held between th ...


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Robert Cerwin, Marvin Alpern, Yufei Huang: Suture dispenser winding fixture. Ethicon, Emil Richard Skula, September 16, 1997: US05667155 (18 worldwide citation)

Suture dispensers for retaining armed sutures are disclosed. The dispenser disclosed is comprised of two flat panels of material that each have a central opening. A needle park is provided so that the needle is visible in and accessible though the central openings. In preferred embodiments, the need ...