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William J Christy, James R Christy, Warren P Williamson IV, Craig Berky: Surgical loop delivery device. ESD Medical, Terry M Gernstein, November 28, 2000: US06152936 (283 worldwide citation)

A surgical loop delivery device is disclosed in parent disclosures Ser. No. 09/071,811 and U.S. Pat. No. 5,766,217. This device is improved to permit tissue targets larger than the device to be ligated while also maintaining a clear sight path between the surgeon and the target. The surgical loop is ...


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William J Christy: Endoscopic suturing device and method. Allen Dyer Doppelt Milbrath & Gilchrist P A, March 25, 1997: US05613975 (226 worldwide citation)

A surgical suturing apparatus for closing an incision penetrating a plurality of layers of tissue includes a tubular body in which a "J"-shaped suture needle resides. In this position the tubular body may be inserted into the incision without damaging tissue. Once the tubular body has been inserted ...


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William J Christy, James R Christy, Warren P Williamson IV, Craig Berky: Surgical loop delivery device. ESD Medical L L C, Wood Herron & Evans L, August 26, 2003: US06610072 (220 worldwide citation)

A surgical loop delivery device is disclosed in parent disclosures Ser. No. 09/071,811 and U.S. Pat. No. 5,766,217. This device is improved to permit tissue targets larger than the device to be ligated while also maintaining a clear sight path between the surgeon and the target. The surgical loop is ...


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William J Christy: Surgical loop delivery device and method. Allen Dyer Doppelt Milbrath & Gilchrist P A, June 16, 1998: US05766217 (179 worldwide citation)

A device for delivering a loop of suture material for use in endoscopic ligation is described. The device has a pair of coaxial slidable cylindrical tubes. The outer tube contains a hook for snaring the free end of the suture material; the inner tube contains a groove for retaining the suture loop c ...


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William J Christy: Surgical loop delivery device and method. Terry M Gernstein, February 23, 1999: US05873876 (154 worldwide citation)

A device for delivering a loop of suture material for use in endoscopic ligation is described. The device has a pair of coaxial slidable cylindrical tubes. The outer tube contains a hook for snaring the free end of the suture material; the inner tube contains a groove for retaining the suture loop c ...


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William J Christy: Endoscopic wound access and anchoring device method. Allen Dyer Doppelt Milbrath & Gilchrist P A, November 4, 1997: US05683378 (111 worldwide citation)

A tapered cannula is provided for maintaining gas pressure within a body cavity during an intracavity procedure. The cannula is long enough to penetrate into the body cavity and has an exterior diameter tapering downward from the proximal end to the distal end. In use the cannula is inserted suffici ...


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William J Christy: Surgical stab wound closure device and method. September 27, 1994: US05350385 (73 worldwide citation)

A device and method are provided for the surgical suturing of narrow incisions that penetrate through a plurality of tissue layers. The device comprises a hollow needle through which suture material is threaded, the needle having the shape of an elongated "J." The method entails inserting the needle ...


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William J Christy: Surgical stab wound closure device and method. April 2, 1996: US05503634 (52 worldwide citation)

A device and method are provided for the surgical suturing of narrow incisions that penetrate through a plurality of tissue layers. An elongated, "J"-shaped needle, through which suture material is threaded, is inserted into the wound, bringing the tip through one or more layers of tissue on one sid ...


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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 ...


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William J Christy: Surgical stab wound closure device and method. Allen Dyer Doppelt Milbrath & Gilchrist P A, July 7, 1998: US05776148 (16 worldwide citation)

A device for the surgical suturing of narrow incisions that penetrate through a plurality of tissue layers includes a needle having the shape of an elongated "J." The device further includes a slidable locking member that serves the dual purpose of blocking the tip of the suture needle and also of p ...