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Warren Williamson IV, Paul A Spence, George T Christakis, Thomas J Ward, Dominic P DiNovo, George A Keller, Cecil R Robinson, E Dale VanHoose: Means and method of replacing a heart valve in a minimally invasive manner. CardioVascular Technologies, Terry M Gernstein, March 28, 2000: US06042607 (427 worldwide citation)

A heart valve can be replaced using minimally invasive methods which include a sutureless sewing cuff that and a fastener delivery tool that holds the cuff against the patient's tissue while delivering fasteners, two at a time to attach the cuff to the tissue from the inside out. The tool stores a p ...


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David J Fink, Salvatore T DiNovo, Thomas J Ward: Rapid, customized bone prosthesis. Guild Associates, Frank H Foster, December 6, 1994: US05370692 (249 worldwide citation)

Prosthetic bone implants are fabricated to approximately replicate a patient's original bone. Medical computer aided imaging techniques are applied to generate a data base representing the size and shape of the original bone in a three dimensional coordinate system. The implantable replica is fabric ...


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Warren P Williamson IV, Paul A Spence, George A Keller, Cecil R Robinson, Thomas J Ward: Wire fasteners for use in minimally invasive surgery and means and methods for handling those fasteners. CardioVascular Technologies, Terry M Greenstein, December 19, 2000: US06162233 (147 worldwide citation)

Wire fasteners having legs with lengths that can be one hundred times the width of the fastener are used to secure items, such as prosthesis valves to a patient during minimally invasive surgery. The fasteners are manipulated into position and then are immobilized by the legs thereof for tensioning, ...


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Lawrence M Lubbers, Kenneth E Hughes, Carl R Coleman, Warren P Williamson IV, Craig B Berky, Matthew J Huddleston, Thomas J Ward, Mark A Goldin, Jeremy Jarrett, Joseph E Young: Apparatus and methods for tendon or ligament repair. Tendon Technology, Wood Herron & Evans L, January 10, 2006: US06984241 (139 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for repairing damaged tendons or ligaments. Various repair apparatus include an elongate tensile member and a pair of anchor structures connected for movement along the tensile member on either side of a repair site, such as a tear or laceration. The anchor structures may take ...


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Warren P Williamson IV, Paul A Spence, George A Keller, Cecil R Robinson, Thomas J Ward: Wire fasteners for use in minimally invasive surgery and apparatus and methods for handling those fasteners. CardioVascular Technologies, Terry M Gernstein, October 26, 1999: US05972004 (122 worldwide citation)

Wire fasteners having legs with lengths that can be one hundred times the width of the fastener are used to secure items, such as prosthesis valves to a patient during minimally invasive surgery. The fasteners are manipulated into position and then are immobilized by means of the legs thereof for te ...


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David J Fink, Thomas J Ward, Joel C Preston: Method for free-formation of a free-standing, three-dimensional body. Guild Associates, Frank H Kremblas Foster Millard & Pollick Foster, April 23, 1996: US05510066 (121 worldwide citation)

A preparing of a self-supporting or free-standing three-dimensional unitary structural body by a method including generating successively a plurality of cross-sectional layers of the body, one layer top of the other and with the layers joined together to form the body and with the generating of a cr ...


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Warren P Williamson IV, Paul A Spence, George A Keller, Cecil R Robinson, Thomas J Ward: Extremely long wire fasteners for use in minimally invasive surgery and means and methods for handling those fasteners. Medtronic, Michael Jare, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, May 25, 2010: US07722642 (58 worldwide citation)

Wire fasteners having legs with lengths that can be one hundred times the width of the fastener are used to secure items, such as prosthesis valves to a patient during minimally invasive surgery. The fasteners are manipulated into position and then are immobilized by means of the legs thereof for te ...


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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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Paul A Spence, Warren P Williamson IV, George Christakis, Mark Ortiz, Craig B Berky, Douglas P Allen, Matthew J Huddleston, Delbert Ted Leimbach, Cecil R Robinson, E Dale VanHoose, Thomas J Ward, Marty J Warnecke: Apparatus and method for performing an anastomosis. Origin Medsystems, Thelen Reid & Priest, May 20, 2003: US06565581 (34 worldwide citation)

An anastomosis is performed using a flexible mounting structure mounted on the outside of at least one vessel. Fasteners extend through the vessel and are bent towards the incision to attach the flexible mounting structure to the vessel in a manner that controls the edge of the vessel adjacent to th ...


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Lawrence M Lubbers, Kenneth E Hughes, Carl R Coleman, Warren P Williamson IV, Craig B Berky, Thomas J Ward, Matthew J Huddleston, Mark A Goldin, William J Christy, Perry DeFazio, Brian Scott Schumacher, Terence Lee Murphy, Nickola Symone Lewis, Jeremy Jarrett, Joseph E Young: Apparatus and methods for tendon or ligament repair. Tendon Technology, Ortheon Medical L L C, Wood Herron & Evans L, November 3, 2009: US07611521 (31 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for repairing damaged tendons or ligaments. Various repair apparatus include an elongate tensile member and a pair of anchor assemblies connected for movement along the tensile member on either side of a repair site, such as a tear or laceration. The anchor assemblies or struct ...