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Joshua Makower, J Christopher Flaherty, Timothy R Machold, Jason Brian Whitt, Philip Christopher Evard, Patrick Edward Macaulay, John Thomas Garibotto, Claude A Vidal, Russell J Redmond, Thomas Banks: Methods and apparatus for bypassing arterial obstructions and/or performing other transvascular procedures. TransVascular, Robert D Buyan, Stout Uxa Buyan & Mullins, February 20, 2001: US06190353 (858 worldwide citation)

Methods, devices, and systems for a) revascularization and/or b) performing other medical procedures at vascular or non-vascular intracorporeal locations within a mammalian body. The methods generally comprise the formation of at least one extravascular passageway from a blood vessel to a vascular o ...


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Alan K Plyley, Claude A Vidal, Russell J Redmond, John L Minck Jr, Alan J Solyntjes: Surgical stapler with mechanisms for reducing the firing force. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, February 6, 1996: US05489058 (649 worldwide citation)

Surgical staplers for use during open and/or laparoscopic surgical procedures are disclosed. Novel firing device trapping assemblies, pushers, staple lines and firing handles are described. Many of the novel devices reduce the overall firing force experienced by the surgeon.


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Claude A Vidal, Alan K Plyley, Russell J Redmond, Roger Lagerquist: Surgical instrument having an articulated jaw structure and a detachable knife. United States Surgical Corporation, May 12, 1998: US05749893 (571 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument with articulated jaw structure includes a frame and two jaws. The jaws have proximal portions that are mounted to each other for movement in a substantially parallel relation between a fully open position wherein the jaws are separated for receiving tissue therebetween and an a ...


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Claude A Vidal, Alan K Plyley, Russell J Redmond, Roger Lagerquist: Surgical instrument having an articulated jaw structure and a detachable knife. United States Surgical Corporation, April 6, 2004: US06716232 (497 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument with articulated jaw structure includes a frame and two jaws. The jaws have proximal portions that are mounted to each other for movement in a substantially parallel relation between a fully open position wherein the jaws are separated for receiving tissue therebetween and an a ...


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Claude Vidal, Russell J Redmond, Alan Plyley: Surgical stapler. VIR Engineering, James E Brunton, July 28, 1998: US05785232 (456 worldwide citation)

An improved surgical stapler having first and second pivotally interconnected structural members each including a handle portion and a jaw portion. The structural members are pivotally movable between a closed position wherein their jaw portions are in a closely spaced relationship to an open positi ...


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Claude A Vidal, Russell J Redmond, Alan K Plyley: Procedure for use of laparoscopic surgical instruments. United States Surgical Corporation, March 17, 1998: US05728110 (422 worldwide citation)

A laparoscopic stapler with a blocking body is disclosed. The blocking body allows the stapler to be inserted into the abdominal cavity through a cannula and removed therefrom until the staples are fired. When the staples are fired, the blocking body allows the stapler to be removed from the abdomin ...


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Alan K Plyley, Claude A Vidal, Russell J Redmond: Surgical stapler with alignment pin locking mechanism. United States Surgical Corporation, January 13, 1998: US05706998 (350 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler having a supporting frame, including a stationary jaw having an anvil, a movable jaw, a replaceable staple cartridge carried by the movable jaw, a mechanism for approximating the cartridge relative to the anvil, and a mechanism for firing the device so as to crimp the staples agai ...


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Alan K Plyley, Claude Vidal, Russell J Redmond: Surgical stapler with improved safety mechanism. VIR Engineering, James E Brunton, October 21, 1997: US05678748 (319 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler for use by a surgeon to place one or more rows of surgical staples in organs or tissue. The stapler is of a character having a supporting frame, a replaceable staple cartridge, an anvil, a mechanism for approximating the cartridge relative to the anvil, and a mechanism for firing ...


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Claude A Vidal, Alan K Plyley, Russell J Redmond, Roger Lagerquist: Surgical instrument having an articulated jaw structure and a detachable knife. February 9, 2010: US07658312 (283 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument with articulated jaw structure includes a frame and two jaws. The jaws have proximal portions that are mounted to each other for movement in a substantially parallel relation between a fully open position wherein the jaws are separated for receiving tissue therebetween and an a ...


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Russell J Redmond, Thomas F Banks, Alan J Solyntjes: Surgical stapling instrument. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, Walter N Kirn, Stephen W Bauer, September 5, 1989: US04863088 (275 worldwide citation)

A stapling instrument including two elongate structural members each comprising a handle part with a jaw part projecting from a first end. The structural members have pivot means at second ends of their handle parts adapted for free engagement and disengagement and relative pivotal movement of the s ...



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