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Gregory L Ruff: Barbed Bodily tissue connector. Quill Medical, Michael G Johnston, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, June 5, 2001: US06241747 (814 worldwide citation)

A barbed tissue connector is disclosed for use in closing a body wound. The connector includes an elongated body and a pointed end to facilitate insertion of the connector into tissue. A plurality of closely-spaced barbs are disposed on the body from the pointed end of the connector to a predetermin ...


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Gregory L Ruff: Barbed bodily tissue connector. Quill Medical, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, Michael G Johnston, June 5, 2007: US07226468 (64 worldwide citation)

A barbed tissue connector is disclosed for use in closing a body wound. The connector includes an elongated body and a pointed end to facilitate insertion of the connector into tissue. A plurality of closely-spaced barbs are disposed on the body from the pointed end of the connector to a predetermin ...


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Gregory L Ruff: Barbed tissue connector. Angiotech, October 5, 2010: US07806908 (41 worldwide citation)

A barbed bodily tissue connector for insertion into tissue comprises an elongated body having a substantially polygonal periphery in cross-section including at least three sides. Each side meets an adjacent side at an edge of the elongated body. A plurality of barbs project from the edges of the bod ...


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Gregory L Ruff: Barbed bodily tissue connector. Michael G Johnston, Moore & Van Allen, May 13, 2004: US20040093028-A1

A barbed tissue connector is disclosed for use in closing a body wound. The connector includes an elongated body and a pointed end to facilitate insertion of the connector into tissue. A plurality of closely-spaced barbs are disposed on the body from the pointed end of the connector to a predetermin ...


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Gregory L Ruff: Barbed tissue connector. Michael G Johnston, Moore & Van Allen, September 6, 2007: US20070208355-A1

A barbed bodily tissue connector for insertion into tissue comprises an elongated body having a substantially polygonal periphery in cross-section including at least three sides. Each side meets an adjacent side at an edge of the elongated body. A plurality of barbs project from the edges of the bod ...


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Gregory L Ruff: Barbed tissue connector. Quill Medical, Moore & Van Allen Pllc, September 11, 2008: US20080221617-A1

A barbed bodily tissue connector for insertion into tissue comprises an elongated body having a substantially polygonal periphery in cross-section including at least three sides. Each side meets an adjacent side at an edge of the elongated body. A plurality of barbs project from the edges of the bod ...


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SUTURE METHODS AND DEVICES. November 15, 2018: US20180325512-A1

A barbed suture including a body with barbs on the periphery, a pointed end, and an anchor at one end to resist movement of the suture in the direction of the pointed end is provided. One or more limbs on the anchor may be provided, which may be arcuate, of varying lengths, and of varying distributi ...