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Lee Bolduc, Thomas A Kramer, Brian A Hodges, Tim McCoy, John Lunsford: Surgical helical fastener with applicator. Origin Medsystems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, December 10, 1996: US05582616 (580 worldwide citation)

A helical fastener having a high retentive surface area is provided and has a first end for enhancing penetration into tissue and a second end comprising a coil sectioning a diameter of the fastener for receiving longitudinal and rotational forces. The helical fasteners are attached to body tissue b ...


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Lee Bolduc, Thomas A Kramer, Brian A Hodges, Tim McCoy, John Lunsford: Surgical helical fastener with applicator and method of use. Origin Medsystems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, September 22, 1998: US05810882 (350 worldwide citation)

A method for repairing a hernia involving utilizing a helical fastener is disclosed. The helical fastener has a length that is placed in a non-parallel relationship with the tissue in the area of the hernia and is rotated into the tissue. An applicator is provided which holds multiple fasteners and ...


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Lee Bolduc, Thomas A Kramer, Brian A Hodges, Tim McCoy, John Lunsford: System for applying fasteners to tissue. Origin Medsystems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, October 20, 1998: US05824008 (316 worldwide citation)

A helical fastener having a high retentive surface area is provided and has a first end for enhancing penetration into tissue and a second end comprising a coil sectioning a diameter of the fastener for receiving longitudinal and rotational forces. The helical fasteners are attached to body tissue b ...


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Lee Bolduc, Thomas A Kramer, Brian A Hodges, Tim McCoy, John Lunsford: Applicator for attaching fasteners to tissue. Origin Medsystems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Uteeht, October 12, 1999: US05964772 (176 worldwide citation)

A helical fastener having a high retentive surface area is provided and has a first end for enhancing penetration into tissue and a second end comprising a coil sectioning a diameter of the fastener for receiving longitudinal and rotational forces. The helical fasteners are attached to body tissue b ...


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Lee Bolduc, Thomas A Kramer, Brian A Hodges, Tim McCoy, John Lunsford: Surgical helical fastener with applicator. Sherwood Services, May 13, 2003: US06562051 (126 worldwide citation)

A helical fastener having a high retentive surface area is provided and has a first end for enhancing penetration into tissue and a second end comprising a coil sectioning a diameter of the fastener for receiving longitudinal and rotational forces. The helical fasteners are attached to body tissue b ...


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Michael W Blaisdell, Piush Vidyarthi, Thomas A Kramer: Apparatus and method for accessing and manipulating the uterus. Conceptus, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, August 10, 1999: US05935098 (123 worldwide citation)

A uterine access catheter system comprises an inner catheter and a sleeve catheter slidably disposed over the inner catheter. The inner catheter is a balloon catheter having an elastomeric balloon near its distal end and suitable for performing hysterosalpingography procedures. The sleeve catheter i ...


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Lee Bolduc, Thomas A Kramer, Brian A Hodges, Tim McCoy, John Lunsford: Surgical helical fastener with applicator. Sherwood Services, April 26, 2005: US06884248 (57 worldwide citation)

A helical fastener having a high retentive surface area is provided and has a first end for enhancing penetration into tissue and a second end comprising a coil sectioning a diameter of the fastener for receiving longitudinal and rotational forces. The helical fasteners are attached to body tissue b ...


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Christopher Willink, Thomas A Kramer, Bryan E Loomas, Edmund J Roschak: Devices for maintaining patency of surgically created channels in tissue. Broncus Technologies, Levine Bagade Han, August 23, 2011: US08002740 (56 worldwide citation)

Devices and methods for altering gaseous flow within a lung to improve the expiration cycle of an individual, particularly individuals having chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The methods and devices create channels in lung tissue and maintain the patency of these surgically created channels in ...


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Geoffrey H Willis, Thomas A Kramer, Paul A Spence, George T Christakis, Timothy J McCoy, John W Davis, Bradley D Blackwood, Peter Callas, Michael Francis Wei, Jonathan L Podmore, Andrew Knight, Thomas J Ward, Warren P Williamson IV: Method and apparatus for performing anastomosis with eversion of tissue edges and joining of exposed intima of the everted tissue. MAQUET Cardiovascular, Law Office of Alan W Cannon, March 3, 2009: US07497865 (35 worldwide citation)

A ring for use in anastomosis. Preferably, the ring is integrally formed from metal, and includes a ring portion and tines and docking members that extend from the ring portion. The ring portion and tines are malleable, and preferably also the docking members are malleable. The ring portion and tine ...


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Gregg E Plambeck, Thomas A Kramer: Cartridge for drug infusion pump. Abbott Laboratories, Harry G Thibault, Robert E Wexler, January 25, 1994: US05281111 (29 worldwide citation)

An improved segmented peristaltic cartridge comprising a housing and a cover for assembly in snap-fit relation, said housing and cover defining a pumping chamber having an open segment therein wherein the pumping chamber holds a rotor, a rotor sleeve and a section of flexible tubing looped around th ...