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Keith D Alessio, Donald S Kaplan, Ross R Muth, John Kennedy: Bioabsorbable medical implants. United States Surgical Corporation, October 7, 1997: US05674286 (233 worldwide citation)

A completely bioabsorbable reinforced composite material for use in medical implants and a method for making same. The composite material comprises a hybrid yarn of intimately co-mingled reinforcement fibers of a crystalline polymer and matrix fibers of a polymer having a glass transition temperatur ...


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Herbert W Korthoff, Daniel Shichman, Ross R Muth, Charles E Gorman Jr: Latchless surgical clip. United States Surgical Corporation, November 22, 1994: US05366458 (229 worldwide citation)

A latchless surgical clip provides effective hemostasis while avoiding or minimizing the risk of injury to the tissue site to which the clip is applied. The clip includes a hinge region having an elastic spring back property so that the legs are spread apart to engage opposing sides of the tissue an ...


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Donald S Kaplan, John Kennedy, Ross R Muth: Synthetic semiabsorbable composite yarn. United States Surgical Corporation, Thomas R Bremer, Peter G Dilworth, Rocco S Barrese, June 8, 1993: US05217495 (171 worldwide citation)

A semi-bioabsorbable connective tissue prosthesis, e.g., a replacement for the human anterior cruciate ligament, is provided whose stress-strain characteristics closely match those of the natural tissue.


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Ellen M Golds, Ross R Muth: Sternum buckle with rotational engagement and method of closure. United States Surgical Corporation, October 18, 1994: US05356412 (163 worldwide citation)

A strap assembly to be looped about split portions of human tissue to retain the split portions in adjacent contacting relation to promote healing thereof includes a flexible elongated member and a buckle member. The buckle member includes a frame member and a clamp member rotatably mounted within t ...


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Donald S Kaplan, Ross R Muth: Polymers for injection molding of absorbable surgical devices. John E Nathan, Richard M Barnes, June 18, 1985: US04523591 (157 worldwide citation)

Absorbable, substantially amorphous surgical fasteners having good in vivo strength-retaining and absorption characteristics may be made of copolymers of lactide and glycolide made from 70-85% m lactide and 15-30% m glycolide provided the inherent viscosity and glass transition temperature of the co ...


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Donald S Kaplan, Ross R Muth, Nagabhushanam Totakura, Darren E Zinner, Corbett W Stone: Compositions, methods and apparatus for inhibiting fogging of endoscope lenses. The United States Surgical Corporation, May 21, 1996: US05518502 (124 worldwide citation)

Methods for preventing and/or eliminating fogging of endoscope lenses during an endoscopic procedure which include the steps of introducing an endoscope into a body cavity and contacting the endoscope lens with a biocompatible and biodegradable composition containing a polyalkylene oxide while the l ...


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Nagabhushanam Totakura, Ross R Muth, Roy D Gravener, Matthew Hain, Ilya S Koyfman: Post-surgical anti-adhesion device. United States Surgical Corporation, August 18, 1998: US05795584 (121 worldwide citation)

Surgical adhesion barriers and methods of using such surgical adhesion barriers are provided. Surgical adhesion barriers according to the present invention have at least one layer of a bioabsorbable material comprising copolymers and/or block copolymers derived from trimethylene carbonate. Alternati ...


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Donald S Kaplan, John Kennedy, Ross R Muth: Connective tissue prosthesis. United States Surgical Corporation, Thomas R Bremer, Peter G Dilworth, Rocco S Barrese, September 15, 1992: US05147400 (112 worldwide citation)

A semi-bioabsorbable connective tissue prosthesis, e.g., a replacement for the human anterior cruciate ligament, is provided whose stress-strain characteristics closely match those of the natural tissue.


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Donald S Kaplan, John Kennedy, Ross R Muth, Elliot A Gruskin: Support material for cell impregnation. United States Surgical Corporation, December 27, 1994: US05376118 (107 worldwide citation)

A support material for cell impregnation is provided. The support material is fabricated from a semiabsorbable composite yarn comprising a nonabsorbable, elastic core yarn and an absorbable, relatively inelastic sheath yarn. A prosthetic device may be formed from the support material. The support ma ...


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Donald S Kaplan, Matthew E Hermes, Ross R Muth, John J Kennedy: Two-phase compositions for absorbable surgical devices. United States Surgical Corporation, Thomas R Kenyon & Kenyon Bremer, May 17, 1988: US04744365 (98 worldwide citation)

An absorbable, annealed surgical device made from a multi-phase, polymeric composition derived from lactide and glycolide is disclosed. Preferably, the composition has two phases, both phases are continuous, the first phase has about 0-about 25% m glycolide moieties, the overall composition has up t ...