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William J Allen, Alan Bachman, Scott Reed, Ray Adams, Robert R Steckel: Minimally invasive mitral valve repair method and apparatus. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, John Christopher James, September 30, 2003: US06626930 (389 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to an apparatus and method for the stabilization and fastening of two pieces of tissue. A single device may be used to both stabilize and fasten the two pieces of tissue, or a separate stabilizing device may be used in conjunction with a fastening device. The stabil ...


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William J Allen, Joseph N Logan, Jeffrey A Stein, Paul C DiCesare, Douglas M Spranger, Paul J Mulhauser: Linear surgical stapling instrument. American Cyanamid Co, Charles F Costello Jr, March 7, 1995: US05395034 (386 worldwide citation)

A linear surgical stapling instrument includes a magazine for holding a plurality of undeformed surgical staples, and an upper jaw carrying the magazine and having opposed distal and proximal ends. An anvil is formed with staple-deforming pockets, and a lower jaw carries the anvil and has opposing d ...


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Paul C Dicesare, Jeffrey A Stein, William J Allen, Joseph N Logan, John A Conners: Automatic laparoscopic ligation clip applicator. American Cyanamid Company, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, May 18, 1999: US05904693 (370 worldwide citation)

A laparoscopic ligation clip applicator for automatically applying a plurality of ligation clips includes a handle assembly having an actuator, an elongated shaft connected to the handle assembly, and an actuating mechanism disposed within the shaft. The actuating mechanism includes a clamp for enga ...


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Jeffrey A Stein, William J Allen, Richard L Markus, Alan B Bachman, Deborah M Bryan, Henry E Holsten, Stephen A DeFonzo, Robert C Savage: Coil fastener applier. United States Surgical Corporation, November 3, 1998: US05830221 (349 worldwide citation)

There is provided a surgical coil fastener applier for use in applying helical coil fasteners in surgical procedures, such as hernia repair, to affix surgical mesh to tissue. The coil fastener applier includes a housing having a handle extending therefrom and a trigger pivotally mounted on the housi ...


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William J Allen, Jeffrey A Stein, Paul DiCesare, Paul Mulhauser, Doug Spranger: Linear surgical stapling instrument. United States Surgical Corporation, November 14, 1995: US05465896 (345 worldwide citation)

A linear surgical stapling instrument includes a magazine for holding a plurality of undeformed surgical staples, and an upper jaw carrying the magazine and having opposed distal and proximal ends. An anvil is formed with staple-deforming pockets, and a lower jaw carries the anvil and has opposing d ...


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William J Allen, George Jessup, Frederick F Ahari, Robert A Rabiner, John E Burbank III: Surgical purse string suturing instrument and method. American Cyanamid Co, Charles F Costello Jr, May 2, 1995: US05411481 (300 worldwide citation)

A purse string suturing instrument is provided for quickly and effectively forming a purse string suture in tubular tissue through relatively small cannulas placed in the body. The instrument includes a pair of elongated jaws, each having a row of spaced-apart uniform-size teeth. The jaws are hinged ...


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William J Allen, Arnold Miller: Surgical fastener and delivery system. Advanced Vascular Technologies, September 5, 2000: US06113611 (270 worldwide citation)

A surgical fastener preferably made from a shape memory alloy is provided which can access internal tissue or other synthetic material through a small surgical access port or incision. After the fastener is deployed through layers of tissue, it assumes a shape that automatically applies to the layer ...


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William J Allen, Antonio S Cruz Uribe: Display system with nonvisible data projection. Hewlett Packard Development Company, November 2, 2004: US06811267 (252 worldwide citation)

A display system includes an illumination source configured to produce visible and nonvisible radiation and to direct the visible and nonvisible radiation along an optical path; and a modulator disposed in the optical path configured to modulate the visible radiation to generate a visible image, and ...


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Todd M Chelak, Jonathan B Gabel, Robert E West, Michael A Di Biasi, Amir Ali Sharifi Mehr, William J Allen, Alan Bachman, Scott W Reed, Ray Adams: Lancer. Becton Dickinson and Company, Alan W Fiedler, May 6, 2003: US06558402 (226 worldwide citation)

A lancer device that enables a user to draw blood from a patient and discard the used lancet without touching it. The device also has an adjustable tip for selecting the depth of stylet penetration into the patient and a triggering mechanism that utilizes a yoke latch and a leaf spring to discharge ...


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Scott B Gustafson, Frederick Ahari, William J Allen, George Jessup, John F Howard, Harold S Terk, Lester F Miller: Endoscopic anastomosis ring insertion device and method of use thereof. American Cyanamid Company, C F Costello Jr, M W Smith, June 20, 1995: US05425738 (170 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic insertion device for inserting an anastomosis ring having two unitary members in an anatomic tubular body member comprises an anastomosis ring adapter for mounting the unitary members in an engaging position, an inserter for inserting the ring adapter in the tubular body member, and an ...