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William D Richards, Philip R Lichtman: Surgical fastener. Acufex Microsurgical, Schiller Pandiscio & Kusmer, June 2, 1987: US04669473 (729 worldwide citation)

An improved surgical fastener having at least one head portion and a filament portion arranged in a T configuration, wherein at least one end of the said at least one head portion is sharply pointed, so that when that head portion is implanted in body tissue, the head portion will attach itself secu ...


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Ariel Ferdman, Jing wen Kuo, David Miller, Vladimir Pinsky, William D Richards, David Swann: Method and device for wound closure. Ariel Ferdman, Hale and Dorr, September 22, 1992: US05149331 (626 worldwide citation)

A method of treating a wound site wherein a porous, adhesive backed dressing is utilized. A vacuum and/or heat is applied to the wound site through the dressing so as to draw the tissue adjacent the wound site to the dressing so as to minimize trauma to the wound and increase the adherence of the ad ...


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William D Richards: Adjustable surgical staple and method of using the same. Ophthalmic Ventures Partnership, Schiller Pandiscio & Kusmer, December 19, 1989: US04887601 (348 worldwide citation)

An adjustable surgical staple for use in joining together two pieces of human or animal tissue. The staple has a spine and two legs, with the spine being slotted along its length so as to divide the spine into two separate cross members. Bending the cross members towards or away from one another alt ...


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William D Richards, Ernesto E Blanco: Accommodating intraocular lens. Ophthalmic Ventures Partnership, Schiller Pandiscio & Kusmer, February 19, 1991: US04994082 (180 worldwide citation)

An intraocular lens assembly including an adjustable-power lens assembly and an adjustment mechanism coupled between the lens assembly and the ciliary muscle of the eye in which the lens assembly is implanted for adjusting the power of the lens assembly in response to contraction or relaxation of th ...


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William D Richards, Ernesto E Blanco, Richard A Clark, John C Meade: Surgical microstapler. Ophthalmic Ventures Partnership, Schiller Pandiscio & Kusmer, August 9, 1988: US04762260 (128 worldwide citation)

A surgical microstapler is disclosed which does not require the use of a staple bending anvil that must be retracted after the staple is implanted. The surgical microstapler utilizes a stapler head comprising a staple magazine that consists of a series of staples attached to and supported by a plura ...


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William D Richards, Richard A Clark, John C Meade: Driver for surgical microstapler. Ophthalmic Ventures Partnership, Schiller Pandiscio & Kusmer, April 18, 1989: US04821942 (94 worldwide citation)

The driver is disclosed for a surgical micro-suturing stapling system which does not require the use of a staple bending anvil tha must be retracted after the staple is implanted. The surgical microstapler system utilizes a unique stapler head comprising a staple magazine having a series of staples ...


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William D Richards, John C Meade, Ernesto E Blanco: Surgical stapling system. Ophthalmic Ventures, Schiller Pandiscio & Kusmer, November 13, 1990: US04969591 (72 worldwide citation)

A microsurgical stapling system for suturing delicate tissue. The system comprises a staple magazine and a stapler. The magazine has a framework to which a plurality of pre-formed staples are integrally attached in parallel, spaced-apart formation. The stapler comprises a housing, a staple support a ...


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William D Richards: Surgical suturing system and probe assembly. Ophthalmic Ventures Partnership, Schiller Pandiscio and Kusmer, May 22, 1990: US04927428 (72 worldwide citation)

A surgical suturing system having a probe assembly for positioning tissue to be sutured and a stapling system for suturing tissue. The stapling system includes a stapler having a housing with a staple ejection slot, a magazine of preformed staples received within the housing and a driver for driving ...


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William D Richards: Surgical suturing system and probe assembly. Ophthalmic Ventures Partnership, Schiller Pandiscio & Kusmer, February 5, 1991: US04990153 (45 worldwide citation)

A surgical suturing system having a probe assembly for positioning tissue to be sutured and a stapling system for suturing tissue. The stapling system includes a stapler having a housing with a staple ejection slot, a magazine of preformed staples received within the housing and a driver for driving ...


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Norberto Silvi, William R Haaf, Mark Giammattei, Robert Hossan, Thomas J Stanley, William D Richards: Method for the preparation of conductive polyphenylene ether-polyamide compositions. General Electric Company, December 1, 1998: US05843340 (29 worldwide citation)

Conductive polyphenylene ether-polyamide compositions having excellent ductility are prepared by melt blending polyphenylene ether, an unsaturated impact modifying polymer and a functionalizing compound in an initial step, optionally in combination with a portion of the polyamide, and subsequently m ...