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William J Swanson, Mark D Wahlberg, Jason A Galdonik, Todd Allen Berg, Scott P Thome: Medical anastomosis apparatus. St Jude Medical Cardiovascular Group, Robert R Jackson, Fish & Neave, September 5, 2000: US06113612 (344 worldwide citation)

A connector for use in providing an anastomotic connection between two tubular body fluid conduits in a patient. The connector is preferably a single, integral, plastically deformable structure that can be cut from a tube. The connector has axial spaced portions that include members that are radiall ...


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Alex Alden Peterson, Paul J Hindrichs, Mark D Wahlberg, Todd Allen Berg, Jon Patrick St Germain: Medical graft connector and methods of making and installing same. St Jude Medical Cardiovascular Group, Robert R Jackson, Walter M Egbert III, Fish & Neave, November 28, 2000: US06152937 (317 worldwide citation)

A medical graft connector for connecting an end of a tubular graft conduit to a side wall of a patient's existing tubular body conduit via an aperture in the side wall thereof has a first plurality of fingers configured to engage an interior surface of the side wall of the existing conduit. A second ...


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Todd Allen Berg, William J Swanson, Jerry Grudem: Artificial heart valve attachment apparatus and methods. St Jude Medical ATG, Fish & Neave IP Group of Ropes & Gray, Joel Weiss, Hong Lin, December 12, 2006: US07147663 (227 worldwide citation)

Heart valve attachment apparatus and methods that significantly reduce attachment times are provided. The apparatus and methods utilize a connector band to form an interface between a uni-directional valve and a tissue annulus. The connector band is secured to the tissue annulus by retention fingers ...


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William J Swanson, Mark D Wahlberg, Jason A Galdonik, Todd Allen Berg, Scott P Thome: Medical anastomosis apparatus. St Jude Medical ATG, Robert R Jackson, Fish & Neave, March 18, 2003: US06533812 (188 worldwide citation)

A connector for use in providing an anastomotic connection between two tubular body fluid conduits in a patient. The connector is preferably a single, integral, plastically deformable structure that can be cut from a tube. The connector has axial spaced portions that include members that are radiall ...


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Todd Allen Berg, Thomas J Bachinski, Alex Alden Peterson, Gregory Alan Boldenow: Method of installing tubular medical graft connectors. Vascular Science, Robert R Jackson, Fish & Neave, October 26, 1999: US05972017 (171 worldwide citation)

Connectors are provided for making connections between tubular conduits in medical procedures such as those involving treatment of a patient's circulatory system. The connectors are variously configured for making end-to-side or end-to-end connections of tubular conduits. One of the tubular conduits ...


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Alex Alden Peterson, Paul J Hindrichs, Mark D Wahlberg, Todd Allen Berg, Jon Patrick St Germain: Medical graft connector and methods of making and installing same. St Jude Medical ATG, Laura A Sheridan, Denise Bergin, Fish & Neave, July 29, 2003: US06599303 (136 worldwide citation)

A medical graft connector for connecting an end of a tubular graft conduit to a side wall of a patient's existing tubular body conduit via an aperture in the side wall thereof has a first plurality of fingers configured to engage an interior surface of the side wall of the existing conduit. A s ...


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Todd Allen Berg, Paul J Hindrichs: Wire connector structures for tubular grafts. St Jude Medical Cardiovascular Group, Robert R Jackson, G Victor Treyz, Fish & Neave, June 13, 2000: US06074416 (125 worldwide citation)

Connector structures are provided for attaching elongated flexible tubular grafts to the body organ tubing of a patient. The connector structures are formed from wire. A first set of connector wires may be disposed around the periphery of one end of an elongated flexible tubular graft. A second set ...


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Todd Allen Berg, Paul J Hindrichs: Wire connector structures for tubular grafts. St Jude Medical ATG, Robert R Jackson, Richard M Feustel Jr, Fish & Neave, September 17, 2002: US06451048 (117 worldwide citation)

Connector structures are provided for attaching elongated flexible tubular grafts to the body organ tubing of a patient. The connector structures are formed from wire. A first set of connector wires may be disposed around the periphery of one end of an elongated flexible tubular graft. A second set ...


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William J Swanson, Mark D Wahlberg, Jason A Galdonik, Todd Allen Berg: Medical anastomosis apparatus. St Jude Medical Cardiovascular Group, Robert R Jackson, Laura A Sheridan, Fish & Neave, October 30, 2001: US06309416 (114 worldwide citation)

A connector for use in providing an anastomotic connection between two tubular body fluid conduits in a patient. The connector is preferably a single, integral, plastically deformable structure that can be cut from a tube. The connector has axial spaced portions that include members that are radiall ...


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Jerry Grudem, William J Swanson, Todd Allen Berg: Medical grafting methods and apparatus. St Jude Medical ATG, Robert R Jackson, Laura A Sheridan, Fish & Neave, January 28, 2003: US06511491 (106 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for making an anastomotic connection between first and second tubular fluid conduits are provided. For example, a connector may be configured for attachment to the first and second tubular fluid conduits and have an interior thereof substantially accessible to the interior of t ...