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King Terry D, Mills Noel L: Shunt defect closure system. Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation, Pugh & Laiche, April 1, 1975: US3874388 (1138 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for closing off a septal defect or shunt in the intravascular system or the great vessels including a pair of opposed, umbrella-like elements locked together in face-to-face relationship on opposite sides of the septal defect, thereby closing it. The dual umbrella-like closure ...


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Kenneth B Buell, Sandra H Clear, Danielia T Falcone: Absorbent article with dynamic elastic waist feature having a predisposed resilient flexural hinge. The Procter & Gamble Company, Steven W Miller, Richard C Witte, September 29, 1992: US05151092 (628 worldwide citation)

Absorbent articles having a unique elastic waist feature improving dynamic fit as well as containment characteristics. The elastic waist feature preferably comprises an interconnecting panel zone, a first flexural hinge zone joining the interconnecting panel zone with the containment assembly, an el ...


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Kenneth Kensey, John Nash, Douglas Evans: Hemostatic puncture closure system and method of use. Kensey Nash Corporation, Caesar Rivise Bernstein Cohen & Pokotilow, June 29, 1993: US05222974 (548 worldwide citation)

A system, a closure, and method of sealing a percutaneous puncture in an artery. The system includes a conventional introducer sheath, a hemostatic puncture closure, and an instrument for deploying the closure. The instrument includes a tubular carrier storing the closure. The carrier has a distally ...


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Kenneth Kensey, John E Nash, Douglas Evans: Hemostatic puncture closure system and method of use. Kensey Nash Corporation, Caesar Rivise Bernstein Cohen & Pokotilow, February 1, 1994: US05282827 (539 worldwide citation)

A system, a closure, and method of use for determining the position of a blood vessel via a percutaneous puncture and for sealing the percutaneous puncture in the blood vessel. The system includes an introducer sheath and associated positioning device, a hemostatic puncture closure, and a deployment ...


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John Nash, Douglas Evans: Hemostatic vessel puncture closure system utilizing a plug located within the puncture tract spaced from the vessel, and method of use. Kensey Nash Corporation, Caesar Rivise Bernstein Cohen & Pokotilow, May 2, 1995: US05411520 (537 worldwide citation)

A system, a closure, and method for sealing a percutaneous puncture in a blood vessel. The puncture includes a tract leading to it from the skin of the being. The system includes an introducer sheath, a positioning device, a hemostatic puncture closure, and a deployment instrument. The positioning d ...


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Richard W Timm, Frederick E Shelton IV, Eugene L Timperman, Leslie M Fugikawa: Surgical cutting instrument with improved closure system. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dean Garner, September 15, 2009: US07588176 (475 worldwide citation)

Closure systems for applying a closure motion to an anvil assembly of a surgical instrument. In various embodiments, the surgical instrument includes a cable drive knife assembly and the anvil assembly thereof is moved to a closed position when contacted by a closure tube assembly that has a pushing ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Stephen J Balek, Eugene L Timperman: Electro-mechanical surgical instrument with closure system and anvil alignment components. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 16, 2008: US07464849 (458 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument. Various embodiments relate to a surgical cutting and fastening instrument that has an end effector with an anvil that can pivot between open and closed positions relative to an elongate channel that can support a staple cartridge therein. The anvil may be opened and closed by ...


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Donald C Roe, David J K Goulait, Sheila S Rodriguez, Edward P Carlin, Kimberly A Dreier, Carolyn M Jasper, Dean J Daniels: Absorbent article with multiple zone structural elastic-like film web extensible waist feature. The Procter & Gamble Company, Steven W Miller, Kevin C Johnson, Jacobus C Rasser, September 10, 1996: US05554145 (425 worldwide citation)

Absorbent articles such as disposable diapers, incontinent briefs, diaper holders, training pants, feminine hygiene garments and the like, that have a unique waist feature that improves the dynamic fit as well as the containment characteristics of the absorbent article. Such absorbent articles compr ...


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Chad P Boudreaux, Stephen J Balek: End effector closure system for a surgical stapling instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 6, 2009: US07597229 (389 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument including a closure system configured to move an anvil of an end effector between an open position, a partially closed position, and a closed position. The surgical instrument can further include a lock member configured to selectively engage and lock the closure system when th ...


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Kenneth B Buell, Sandra H Clear, Danielia T Falcone: Absorbent article with dynamic elastic waist feature having a predisposed resilient flexural hinge. The Procter & Gamble Company, Steven W Miller, Monte D Witte, June 22, 1993: US05221274 (366 worldwide citation)

Absorbent articles having a unique elastic waist feature improving the dynamic fit as well as containment characteristics. The elastic waist feature preferably comprises an interconnecting panel zone, a first flexural hinge zone joining the interconnecting panel zone with the containment assembly, a ...



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