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Owen M Gwathmey, Thomas E Sloane Jr, Robert R Oddsen: Suturing assembly and method. Owen M Gwathmey, Griffin Branigan & Butler, March 7, 1989: US04809695 (744 worldwide citation)

A tissue suturing assembly (10) and method involves C-shaped suturing staples (16) embedded in a cartridge (14) formed of a carrier (18) and opposite cartridge jaws (20 and 22). The opposite cartridge jaws are moved linearly along a track in the carrier to bend the C-shaped staples into spiraling ov ...


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Robert R Oddsen, Ralph Ger: Surgical suturing instrument and method. Innovative Surgical Devices, Rosen Dainow & Jacobs, July 31, 1990: US04944443 (593 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for suturing a hernial opening in internal body tissues of a patient comprises an elongate staple cartridge rotatably mounted to an elongate frame at a distal end thereof and an elongate staple forming plate movably mounted to the frame for ejecting a staple from the cartridge ...


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Robert R Oddsen, Ralph Ger: Surgical procedure for joining tissue in an internal body cavity. Stryker Sales Corporation, Rosen Dainow & Jacobs, June 22, 1993: US05220928 (192 worldwide citation)

A surgical procedure is disclosed for joining, e.g., by stapling or clipping, body tissue of a patient situated in an internal body cavity of the patient from within the body cavity through a small opening into the body cavity. For example, the surgical procedure may be employed to repair indirect i ...


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Robert R Oddsen, Ralph Ger: Surgical suturing instrument and method. Stryker Sales Corporation, Rosen Dainow & Jacobs, June 30, 1992: US05125553 (96 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument and method for joining internal body tissue are disclosed. In the preferred embodiment the instrument staples a hernial opening in internal body tissues of a patient comprises an elongate staple cartridge rotatably mounted to an elongate frame at a distal end thereof and an elo ...


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Owen M Gwathmey, Thomas E Sloane Jr, Robert R Oddsen: Staple suturing method. Owen Gwathmey, Griffin Branigan & Butler, December 25, 1990: US04979954 (43 worldwide citation)

A tissue suturing method involves C-shaped suturing staples (16) embedded in a cartridge (14) formed of a carrier (18) and opposite cartridge jaws (20 and 22). The opposite cartridge jaws are moved linearly along a track in the carrier to bend the C-shaped staples into spiraling overlapping loops by ...


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Owen M Gwathmey, Thomas E Sloane Jr, Robert R Oddsen: Suturing assembly. Owen Gwathmay, Griffin Branigan & Butler, July 31, 1990: US04944295 (36 worldwide citation)

A tissue suturing assembly (10) and method involves C-shaped suturing staples (16) embedded in a cartridge (14) formed of a carrier (18) and opposite cartridge jaws (20 and 22). The opposite cartridge jaws are moved linearly along a track in the carrier to bend the C-shaped staples into spiraling ov ...