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Joshua Makower: Device, system and method for intersititial transvascular intervention. Transvascular, Sereboff & Buyan, November 3, 1998: US05830222 (457 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for utilizing the vascular system as a conduit to reach other vascular and extravascular locations within the body. Included are methods for revascularization wherein the extravascular passageways are formed to permit blood flow between vascular locations. Also included are meth ...


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John F Gayton: Method for applying tissue fastener. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 6, 2006: US07056330 (435 worldwide citation)

A method for applying a surgical fastener including the steps of providing a fastener applier having an elongated shaft with at least one fastener located within the elongated shaft. The fastener has a pair of bosses extending laterally therefrom. The fastener has an open and closed position. The me ...


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Kevin S Weadock: Composite staple for completing an anastomosis. Ethicon, Nutter McClennen & Fish, October 7, 2003: US06629988 (434 worldwide citation)

An anastomosis staple comprising of a plurality of vessel engaging members and a binding structure holding the vessel engaging members together is described. The binding structure has at least one bioabsorbable element. The binding structure is rigid enough to allow for deployment and quickly resorb ...


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Ernst Janzen, Gunter Ruttgers, Lawrence Saper: Device and method sealing puncture wounds. Datascope Investment, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, February 21, 1995: US05391183 (420 worldwide citation)

A device is proposed for inserting hemostatic material through a tissue channel and against the outside wall of a blood vessel of a patient, wherein the blood vessel wall has a puncture therein adjacent the tissue channel. The device includes a charge of hemostatic material and a hollow sheath adapt ...


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Roger L Hildwein, Robert C Uschold, J D Staley Jr, Paul Riestenberg, Laura Gallagher, Rex Nagao: Flexible encoscopic surgical port. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, February 21, 1995: US05391156 (383 worldwide citation)

A flexible endoscopic surgical port comprises a trocar tube or cannula made partially or entirely of flexible material which can be inserted into a body wall at an intercostal location to allow the insertion and manipulation of endoscopic surgical instruments within the thoracic cavity. The surgical ...


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Alois A Langer, Steve A Kolenik, Marlin S Heilman, Mieczyslaw Mirowski, Morton M Mower: Implantable heart stimulator and stimulation method. Mieczyslaw Mirowski, Fleit Jacobson Cohn & Price, October 4, 1983: US04407288 (376 worldwide citation)

An implantable heart stimulator and related method calls for the determination of a given heart condition from among a plurality of conditions, the selection of at least one mode of operation for treating the determined condition, and the execution of the mode of operation selected, so as to treat t ...


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Mark A Rydell: Bipolar electrosurgical scissors having nonlinear blades. Everest Medical Corporation, Haugen and Nikolai, October 18, 1994: US05356408 (373 worldwide citation)

A bipolar electrosurgical scissors instrument comprising a proximal portion having a proximal linear axis and a distal blade portion having blade members with a nonlinear axis in relation to the proximal linear axis. The blade members each comprise an electrically conductive outer surface and an ele ...


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James A Peterson, Christopher J Sperry, Joseph M Gryskiewicz, Delmer L Smith: Dynamic bioabsorbable fastener for use in wound closure. Incisive Surgical, Patterson Thuente Skaar & Christensen P A, September 26, 2006: US07112214 (345 worldwide citation)

A fastener for insertion into pierced openings of a tissue wound has a body formed of a generally bioabsorbable polymer defining an initial capture area internal to the body. The body includes a pair of arms, each with an inwardly projecting cleat operably joined at an elbow portion defining an inte ...


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Higuchi Takeru, Leeper Harold M: Drug-delivery device with stretched, rate-controlling membrane. Alza Corporation, January 16, 1973: US3710795 (345 worldwide citation)

Drug-delivery device for releasing drug at a controlled rate for a prolonged period of time is formed from a solid inner matrix material having drug dispersed therethrough. Surrounding the inner matrix is an intimately contacting outer polymeric membrane, insoluble in body fluids, which contracts ab ...


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Kevin S Weadock: Composite staple and method for using same. Ethicon, Nutter McClennen & Fish, May 22, 2007: US07220272 (321 worldwide citation)

An anastomosis staple comprising of a plurality of vessel engaging members and a binding structure holding the vessel engaging members together is described. The binding structure has at least one bioabsorbable element. The binding structure is rigid enough to allow for deployment and quickly resorb ...



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