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Green David T, Bolanos Henry, Alesi Daniel E, Ratcliff Keith, Sherts Charles R: Apparatus and method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures.. United States Surgical, May 13, 1992: EP0484677-A1 (714 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler for placing lateral lines of staples and making an incision, all through an endoscopic tube, includes an anvil member (136) which is mounted to the distal end of an elongated housing (134). A tubular collar (124) disposed around the arm of the anvil member is movable to a distal p ...


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Green David T, Bolanos Henry, Ratcliff Keith, Blewett Jeffrey J, Lehn Randolph F, Sherts Charles R, Bryan Graham W, Castro Salvatore, Kappel Gary S: Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus.. United States Surgical, July 28, 1993: EP0552423-A2 (668 worldwide citation)

A self contained gas powered endoscopic surgical apparatus 50 is provided for placing lateral lines of surgical fasteners into body tissue. The apparatus includes an anvil member 56 and a surgical fastener cartridge member 58 mounted to the distal end of an elongated endoscopic portion 54. A tubular ...


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Green David T, Blewett Jeffrey J, Bolanos Henry, Ratcliff Keith, Viola Frank J, Sherts Charles R: Approximating apparatus for surgical jaw structure.. United States Surgical, September 16, 1992: EP0503662-A1 (599 worldwide citation)

Approximating apparatus for surgical jaw structure is provided which effects substantially parallel approximation of first 22 and second 28 surgical jaw structure to permit substantially parallel working interaction therebetween. The approximating apparatus includes camming structure 50 for engaging ...


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Bolanos Henry, Green David T, Ratcliff Keith, Sherts Charles R, Manzo Scott E, Totakura Nagabhushanam, Pelletier Thomas A: Surgical stapler.. United States Surgical, November 23, 1994: EP0625335-A1 (496 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument 10 and method for applying fasteners to bodily tissue is disclosed. The instrument includes a handle assembly 12, a jaw portion 124, and an optional stent portion 450. The instrument can be configured and dimensioned to be insertable through a cannula, and is useful for joining ...


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Green David T, Bolanos Henry, Alesi Daniel E, Ratcliff Keith, Sherts Charles R: Surgical stapling apparatus.. United States Surgical, November 28, 1990: EP0399701-A1 (250 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler (100) for placing lateral lines of staples and making an incision, all through an endoscopic tube (103), includes an anvil member (136) which is mounted to the distal end of an elongate housing (134). A tubular collar (127) disposed around the arm of the anvil member is movable to ...


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Sherts Charles R, Nicholas David, Farascioni David, Ratcliff Keith, Hinchliffe Peter W J, Aranyi Cathy: Surgical retractor. United States Surgical, November 26, 1997: EP0808606-A1 (80 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and method for surgery is disclosed which includes a retractor having a substantially planar base defining an opening for overlying an operative site on a patient, and at least one retractor blade slidably mounted to the base. The base is positioned on the patient such that the opening the ...


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Scirica Paul A, Sherts Charles R, Yagami Richard, Farascioni David: Surgical suturing apparatus. United States Surgical, April 22, 1998: EP0836832-A1 (61 worldwide citation)

The surgical suturing apparatus is configured to pass a surgical suturing needle having an associated length of suture material attached thereto between opposed pairs of jaws. The surgical suturing apparatus generally includes a housing having an elongated tubular portion extending distally therefro ...


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Sherts Charles R: Endoscopic vascular suturing apparatus. United States Surgical, April 10, 1996: EP0705569-A1 (35 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic apparatus 10 for suturing vascular tissue including a body portion 22 having a first and a second jaw 16, 18 mounted for movement on a distal end thereon and moveable between an open position spaced apart to a closed position wherein the first and second jaws are in close cooperative a ...


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Sherts Charles R, Ratcliff Keith, Nicholas David A, Robertson John Charles, Farascioni David, Alesi Daniel E, Flanagan Patrick M: Surgical retractor. United States Surgical, October 29, 1997: EP0803228-A1 (32 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and method for surgery is disclosed which includes a retractor having a substantially planar base defining an opening for overlying an operative site on a patient, and at least one retractor blade slidably mounted to the base. The base is positioned on the patient such that the opening the ...


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Sherts Charles R: Vascular suturing apparatus. United States Surgical, April 10, 1996: EP0705568-A1 (26 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed an apparatus 10 for suturing vascular tissue sections which includes first 16 and second 18 arms pivotally connected together and each having a needle receiving recess 88, 90 and a needle engaging member 34, 36 mounted for movement within the arms. The apparatus also includes a to ...