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Robert J Cerwin, William P McVay: Plastic surgical staple. Ethicon, Robert L Minier, March 2, 1982: US04317451 (478 worldwide citation)

A one-piece, self-locking, molded plastic staple useful as a tissue fixation device in surgical procedures. The staple has opposed, pointed, L-shaped legs secured to a horizontal bridging member. Each leg has an extension which is engaged by a locking bar extending between the extensions when the st ...


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Donald M Golden, William P McVay: Two-piece tissue fastener with coinable leg staple and retaining receiver and method and instrument for applying same. Ethicon, Robert L Minier, March 4, 1986: US04573469 (284 worldwide citation)

A fastener is provided to hold together separated portions of mammalian tissue and includes an open loop fastening member and a receiver adapted to receive the legs of the fastening member. The legs of the fastening member are then deformed to effect engagement of the fastening member and receiver. ...


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Donald M Golden, William P McVay: Two piece internal organ fastener. Ethicon, Robert L Minier, January 2, 1990: US04890613 (260 worldwide citation)

A sterile internal organ fastening device comprising a staple and a receiver. The legs of the staple have a tapered portion terminating in a sharp point with the taper having a specific configuration to minimize penetration forces and reduce trauma and with the receiver protecting the surrounding ti ...


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John DiGiovanni, Szabolcs M Vigh, William P McVay, Anthony S Miksza Jr: Full stroke compelling mechanism for surgical instrument with drum drive. Ethicon, Robert L Minier, May 15, 1984: US04448194 (255 worldwide citation)

An actuating mechanism is provided for a hand-operated surgical instrument having at least one operating member. The operating member is engaged by or extends from a flexible pusher member wound at least partially around the circumference of a drum and secured thereto. A pinion is connected to the d ...


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Donald M Golden, William P McVay: Two-piece tissue fastener with compressible leg staple and retaining receiver. Ethicon, Robert L Minier, August 13, 1985: US04534350 (242 worldwide citation)

A fastener is provided to hold together portions of mammalian tissue and includes an open loop fastening member and a receiver adapted to receive the legs of the fastening member. Each fastening member leg has two oppositely facing rows of resilient, hemispherical, convex members to cooperate with a ...


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William P McVay, Szabolcs M Vigh, Glen C Dorband, Donald M Golden: Surgical fastener applier with rotatable front housing and laterally extending curved needle for guiding a flexible pusher. Ethicon, Robert L Minier, February 16, 1988: US04724840 (209 worldwide citation)

A device is provided for applying flexible fasteners to tissue to close a wound or incision. The device has a front housing mounted for rotation relative to a rear housing. A needle projects laterally from the front housing. The needle is curved, hollow, and slotted for receiving a portion of a fast ...


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James J Bedi, Donald M Golden, William P McVay: Method of applying a fastener to tissue with a pair of hollow needles. Ethicon, Robert L Minier, December 9, 1986: US04627437 (140 worldwide citation)

A pair of parallel, hollow needles are provided for receiving a tissue fastener of the type having at least a fastening member with a pair of legs joined by a link. Each needle has an internal passage extending from a fastening member receiving end to a discharge end. Each needle also has a slot ext ...


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Larry M D Alessio, John F Romano, William P McVay: Needle protector device having a lockable protective cover which is unlockable during actuation. Beech Medical Products, Daly Crowley & Mofford, November 16, 1999: US05984899 (98 worldwide citation)

A needle protector device includes a mount, to which a needle subassembly is fixed, and a protective cover for the needle telescopically coupled to the mount against the biassing of a compression spring. The protective cover is coupled to the mount by a pair of protruding lugs which engage a pair of ...


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John Di Giovanni, Glen C Dorband, Donald M Golden, William P McVay: Surgical instrument with rotatable front housing and latch mechanism. Ethicon, Robert L Minier, September 18, 1984: US04471781 (63 worldwide citation)

A structure is provided for accommodating the rotation of a front housing of an instrument to a selected position relative to the rear housing of the instrument to permit an operating member in the front housing to be located in a desired orientation. The front housing has an annular portion in whic ...


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Gene L Mrava, William P McVay: Resectoscope electrode assembly with non-conductive bearing tube and method of making the same. American Hospital Supply Corporation, Tilton Fallon Lungmus & Chestnut, April 17, 1979: US04149538 (44 worldwide citation)

A resectoscope electrode assembly having a non-cylindrical bearing tube formed of electrically non-conductive plastic material for slidable mounting upon the endoscope stem of a resectoscope. An electrode extends through a separate passage in the same bearing tube and is in direct electrical contact ...