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Paul V Fenton Jr: Surgical stapler and method of applying plastic staples to body tissue. Axya Medical, McDermott Will & Emery, December 3, 2002: US06488196 (486 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler utilizing plastic staples and ultrasonic welding to secure the staples in body tissue. The stapler includes a pair of jaws movable between open and closed positions, a handle and trigger assembly for controlling operation of the jaws, and an elongated tubular structure connecting ...


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Michael A Mills, Robert A Smith: Shielded medical connector. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, April 6, 1999: US05890929 (478 worldwide citation)

An electrical connector for a medical instrument has a plug containing a plurality of pins in electrical communication with wires emanating from a shielded cable that is connected to a medical sensor detecting physiological data. The plug portion of the electrical connector substantially surrounds t ...


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Felix F Esposito, John A Conners, Joseph N Logan, James W Dwyer, Laurence Crainich: Malleable, bioabsorbable, plastic staple; and method and apparatus for deforming such staple. American Cyanamid Company, Charles F Costello Jr, September 27, 1994: US05350400 (477 worldwide citation)

A malleable, bioabsorbable polymeric staple includes a back span with two legs depending perpendicularly therefrom that are deformed toward each other initially and then upwardly toward the back span such that end points on each leg extends to the side and past the back span. The staple has a noncir ...


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Paul V Fenton Jr: Surgical stapler and method of applying plastic staples to body tissue. Axya Medical, McDermott Will & Emery, April 20, 2004: US06722552 (476 worldwide citation)

A stapler for ejecting at least one staple of resilient thermoplastic material having a base member and two legs extending from the base member to sharp ends and wherein the legs include overlapping distal portions for engaging body tissue. The stapler includes a pair of jaws movable between open an ...


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Heaton Keith Patrick, Hunt Kenneth William: Suction head and drape wound treatment assembly. Kci Medical, March 17, 1999: GB2329127-A (454 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a drape and a suction head combination for attaching to a wound area. The suction head comprises a planar flange portion and a tubular connector piece on a first face which communicates with an aperture extending to the second face. The second face is formed with projection ...


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William S Shore: Plant package. Bosworth Sessions & McCoy, October 10, 1978: US04118890 (451 worldwide citation)

A plant package is disclosed which protects and maintains the plant during shipment, storage and display and which permits the marketing of plants through self-service outlets. The package has an outer light-transmissive plastic container which is generally prismatic-shaped with a polygonal cross se ...


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Robert J Cerwin, William P McVay: Plastic surgical staple. Ethicon, Robert L Minier, March 2, 1982: US04317451 (449 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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Dominik M Wiktor: Catheter arrangement having a blood vessel liner, and method of using it. Alan H Levine, July 21, 1987: US04681110 (441 worldwide citation)

A catheter arrangement including a main tubing containing a radially expandable liner and a member for moving the liner out of the tubing while the tubing is in a blood vessel. Once out of the tubing, the liner expands radially outwardly into engagement with the blood vessel wall. The liner is a tub ...


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Harry Gonzalez Jr: Bandage apparatus for treating burns. Boniard I Brown, February 13, 1979: US04139004 (440 worldwide citation)

A bandage apparatus for the treatment of burns, said bandage having various sizes and shapes for direct contact with any particular area of the human body so affected, the bandage being provided to promote rapid healing, and to reduce pain and the possibility of infection associated therewith, where ...


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Brent Parker: Reusable pulse oximeter probe and disposable bandage apparatus. Sensidyne, Jim Zegeer, November 7, 2000: US06144868 (434 worldwide citation)

A reusable pulse oximeter and disposable bandage apparatus and method which includes a reusable oximeter probe assembly with at least one light emitting diode, one photocell detector, each of which is enclosed in first and second plastic housings, respectively. A generally planar bandage strip havin ...



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