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Robert L Conta, Harvey N Wallach: Self-powered surgical fastening instrument. United States Surgical Corporation, Thomas R Bremer, August 19, 1986: US04606343 (633 worldwide citation)

An instrument and method for performing a surgical fastening procedure at a location remote from the location at which the instrument is manipulated. The instrument is at least partly self-powered by self-powering apparatus (e.g., a prestressed spring) adjacent the location at which the fastening pr ...


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Robert L Conta, Harvey N Wallach: Hollow body organ stapling instrument and disposable cartridge employing relief vents. United States Surgical Corporation, Robert R Jackson, John E Nathan, March 4, 1986: US04573468 (472 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for circular surgical stapling of hollow organs comprising an instrument and disposable cartridge assembly. The instrument comprises a housing with a throughbore in which a tube is received for reciprocation by means of a manually operable squeeze handle. A rod reciprocates within the tube ...


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Robert L Conta, Harvey N Wallach: Stapling instrument having an anvil-carrying part of particular geometric shape. United States Surgical Corporation, Robert R Jackson, John E Nathan, December 8, 1981: US04304236 (433 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for circular surgical stapling of hollow organs comprising an instrument and disposable cartridge assembly. The instrument comprises a housing with a throughbore in which a tube that is received for reciprocation by means of a manually operable squeeze handle. A rod reciprocates within the ...


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Robert L Conta, Harvey N Wallach: Instrument for circular surgical stapling of hollow body organs and disposable cartridge therefor. United States Surgical Corporation, Thomas R Bremer, August 5, 1986: US04603693 (340 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for circular surgical stapling of hollow organs comprising an instrument and disposable cartridge assembly. The instrument comprises a housing with a throughbore in which a tube is received for reciprocation by means of a manually operable squeeze handle. A rod reciprocates within the tube ...


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Robert L Conta, Alfred F DeCarlo Jr, Douglas G Noiles: Sintered coatings for implantable prostheses. Joint Medical Products Corporation, Maurice M Klee, April 11, 1995: US05405389 (45 worldwide citation)

A sintered coating (13) for an implantable prosthesis (10) is provided having 1) interstices into which tissue or bone can grow, and 2) increased surface roughness which provides enhanced initial press-fit fixation. In certain embodiments, the coating includes at least two sets of particles (46,48) ...


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Joe Lessar, Greg Marik, Darrel Untereker, Naim Istephanous, Carlos E Gil, Jeffrey P Rouleau, Robert L Conta: Implants based on engineered composite materials having enhanced imaging and wear resistance. Woodard Emhardt Moriarty Mcnett & Henry, June 15, 2006: US20060129240-A1

This invention relates to a metal composite orthopedic device. The device can comprise a metallic substrate cladded or joined to one or more metallic layer(s). The substrate and metallic layer(s) can be selected of different metals and metal alloys to provide desired wear performance, imaging charac ...