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Stephan A DeFonzo, Wayne P Young, Samson L Pennatto, Andrew Komlosi: Apparatus and method for applying surgical staples to attach an object to body tissue. United States Surgical Corporation, March 12, 1996: US05497933 (873 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is disclosed for endoscopic application of surgical staples to body tissue in laparoscopic hernia surgery, preferably with surgical mesh. The apparatus includes a staple storage cartridge supported on a pivotal support system at the distal end of the endoscopic section. An elongated pus ...


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Stephan A DeFonzo, Samson L Pennatto, Andrew Komlosi: Apparatus and method for applying surgical staples to body tissue. United States Surgical Corporation, October 1, 1996: US05560532 (772 worldwide citation)

Apparatus is disclosed for applying at least one surgical fastener to body tissue, having a frame and a tubular member connected to the frame and extending distally therefrom. The tubular member has a generally longitudinal axis, a proximal end portion, and a distal end portion. At least one surgica ...


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Richard R Bird, Kenneth F DeFrietas, Roman R Janer, Hal Kirshner, Samson L Pennatto: Apparatus for holding and driving a surgical cutting device using stereotactic mammography guidance. Trex Medical Corporation, Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, November 3, 1998: US05830219 (297 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for holding and driving a rotary cutting surgical instrument with a needle guiding stage of a stereotactic mammography biopsy system is disclosed. The system includes a rotary cutting surgical instrument having a housing with a mechanism for securing the housing to a needle guiding stag ...


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Ted M Andrew, Kenneth F Defreitas, Samson L Pennatto, James A Princehorn: Mammography apparatus with proportional collimation. ThermoTrex Corporation, Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, May 6, 1997: US05627869 (50 worldwide citation)

A mammography apparatus for obtaining mammography images with optimal beam collimation is disclosed. Proportional control of collimator element position based upon compression paddle position and dimension inputs is provided to obtain optimal collimation of the X-ray beam for a desired imaging techn ...


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Samson L Pennatto: Belt tensioning apparatus. Thomas P Murphy, Edwin T Grimes, March 26, 1991: US05002518 (7 worldwide citation)

A belt tensioning apparatus using a spring to provide the proper tension in a belt. A belt/pulley assembly is disclosed with one pulley slidably mounted on a bracket. A spring compressed to a fixed distance to provide a known force is attached to the bracket by a screw. The bracket, being initially ...


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Samson L Pennatto: Plunger homing mechanism for use in chromatography. The Perkin Elmer Corporation, Edwin T Grimes, Thomas P Murphy, November 1, 1994: US05360596 (3 worldwide citation)

A plunger homing mechanism for use in automated chromatography. A plunger cap holder holds the plunger cap of a syringe within a housing. The housing is biased with an isolation spring within a casing. The casing is raised and lowered to move the syringe plunger held within the housing. When the cas ...