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Mamoru Fukuda: Interlocking surgical staple assembly. June 30, 1987: US04676245 (368 worldwide citation)

A skin opening and closure device for surgical procedures incorporates elongated flexible locking strips having elongated locking means formed thereon which is adapted to be placed in interlocking assembly and capable of being separated and relocked, as desired. A plurality of half staples are provi ...


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Sergio Cotellessa: Staple assembly. Clipmaster Corporation, Larson & Taylor, February 17, 1998: US05718548 (252 worldwide citation)

A staple assembly 10 for use in a stapling tool (not shown) for fixing an elongate member such as a cable C onto a substrate such as a wooden beam. The staple assembly 10 comprises a staple 12 having a back 14 and legs 16 depending from opposite ends of the back 14. Also included is a saddle 18 for ...


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Michael Soltz, Kevin Sniffin, Jennifer Broom, Henry E Holsten: Surgical staple with augmented compression area. Covidien, January 8, 2013: US08348972 (228 worldwide citation)

A multi-part surgical staple assembly is provided to provide uniform compression across stapled tissues. The staple assembly generally includes a staple, a staple plate positionable against a backspan of the staple for engagement with one side of a stapled tissue section and a platen for receipt of ...


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VIOLA FRANK, BEARDSLEY JOHN W, BRYANT TEDDY R: [fr] Instrument dagrafage chirurgical flexible avec un moteur dans la tête, [de] Flexibles chirurgisches Klammergerät mit Motor im Kopf, [en] Flexible surgical stapler with motor in the head. TYCO HEALTHCARE, December 22, 2010: EP2263568-A2 (199 worldwide citation)

[en] A surgical stapler (900) having a remote motorized staple head (908) is provided and generally includes a handle (902) having a control button (924) and a highly flexible cable (904) extending distally from the handle. A housing (906) incorporating a staple assembly (908) is affixed to a distal ...


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John Charles Robertson, Keith Ratcliff, Brian W Moulder: Stapling apparatus and method for heart valve replacement. United States Surgical, January 13, 2004: US06676671 (193 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler for securing a prosthetic heart valve within a patient is disclosed and generally includes a first cylindrical portion for carrying a staple assembly on a distal end thereof, a second cylindrical portion positioned concentrically about the first cylindrical portion and having a ca ...


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John Charles Robertson, Keith Ratcliff, Brian W Moulder: Stapling apparatus and method for heart valve replacement. United States Surgical, March 20, 2001: US06203553 (167 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler for securing a prosthetic heart valve within a patient generally includes a first cylindrical portion for carrying at least one staple assembly on a distal end thereof; a second cylindrical portion positioned concentrically about the first cylindrical portion and having a camming ...


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Joseph P Errico, Thomas J Errico, James D Ralph: Coupled rod, anterior vertebral body screw, and staple assembly. Third Millennium Engineering, Joseph P Errico Esq, July 20, 1999: US05925047 (164 worldwide citation)

A rod, screw, and staple assembly for use in conjunction with anterior or lateral spinal rod implant apparatus includes a screw having a vertebral body screw which has a shaft which is insertable into a vertebral bone and a head portion which includes a rod receiving channel and a radially extending ...


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Joseph P Errico, Thomas J Errico, James D Ralph: Compression locking vertebral body screw, staple, and rod assembly. Third Milennium Engineering, Joseph P Errico Esq, May 4, 1999: US05899904 (133 worldwide citation)

A rod, screw, rod securing member, and staple assembly for use in conjunction with anterior or lateral spinal rod implant apparatus includes a vertebral body screw and rod coupling member which are loosely coupled by virtue of the head of the screw being held within a contractible volume in the base ...


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Joseph P Errico, Thomas J Errico, James D Ralph: Rotatable locking vertebral body screw, staple and rod assembly. Third Millennium Engineering, Joseph P Errico Esq, September 7, 1999: US05947969 (104 worldwide citation)

A rod, screw, and staple assembly for use in conjunction with anterior or lateral spinal rod implant apparatus includes a vertebral body screw which has a shaft which is insertable into a vertebral bone, a tapered neck, and a head portion which includes a rod receiving channel and an annular recess. ...


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Joseph P Errico, Thomas J Errico, James D Ralph: Expansion locking vertebral body screw, staple, and rod assembly. Third Millennium Engineering, Joseph P Errico Esq, May 4, 1999: US05899905 (41 worldwide citation)

A rod, screw, rod receiving member, and staple assembly for use in conjunction with anterior or lateral spinal rod implant apparatus includes a vertebral body screw, staple, and rod receiving member which are initially loosely coupled together such that they may each rotate about a common axis. They ...