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Thomas W Alesi, Wayne P Young, Henry Bolanos, Carlo A Mililli, Dominick L Mastri, Leonard Stern: Self-contained powered surgical apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, December 12, 1995: US05474566 (659 worldwide citation)

A self-contained powered surgical clip applier is provided which includes an elongate body defining a longitudinal axis and housing a plurality of surgical clips. The powered clip applier further includes a jaw assembly operatively associated with a distal end of the elongate body and actuable to mo ...


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InBae Yoon: Surgical clip with ductile tissue penetrating members. April 15, 1997: US05620452 (575 worldwide citation)

A surgical clip for constricting anatomical vessels and organs includes at least two generally opposed arms extending from opposite ends of a base member, a plurality of apertures formed in one of the arms and a plurality of ductile tissue penetrating members carried by the other arm in opposed rela ...


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Mark S Peyser, Douglas J Cuny, Douglas W Strauss, Scott W Reed, Csaba L Rethy, Ernie Aranyi: Surgical clip applier. United States Surgical Corporation, December 23, 1997: US05700270 (544 worldwide citation)

A surgical clip applier includes a housing, a pair of handles pivotably connected to opposite sides of the housing, a channel assembly which is anchored to the housing and a jaw assembly which is anchored to the channel assembly. The jaws are opened and closed by a cam plate which is slidably positi ...


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Todd Thompson, Terrance Kloeckl, Peter F Costa, William A Holmes, Jay Daulton: Surgical clip applier. Origin Medsystems, Townsend and Townsend, March 9, 1993: US05192288 (503 worldwide citation)

According to the present invention, improved apparatus and methods are provided for applying surgical clips to body tissue in inaccessible places and at various angles with particular usefulness in laparoscopic surgery. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises a shaft having a distal end and a pro ...


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Alesi Thomas W, Young Wayne P, Bolanos Henry, Mastri Dominick L, Mililli Carlo A, Stern Leonard: Self-contained powered surgical apparatus.. United States Surgical, December 6, 1995: EP0685204-A1 (499 worldwide citation)

A self-contained powered surgical clip applier (10) is provided which includes an elongate body defining a longitudinal axis and housing a plurality of surgical clips. The powered clip applier further includes a jaw assembly operatively associated with a distal end of the elongate body and actuable ...


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Mark S Peyser, Douglas J Cuny, Douglas W Strauss, Scott W Reed, Csaba L Rethy, Ernie Aranyi: Surgical clip applier. United States Surgical Corporation, August 17, 1999: US05938667 (471 worldwide citation)

A surgical clip applier includes a housing, a pair of handles pivotably connected to opposite sides of the housing, a channel assembly which is anchored to the housing and a jaw assembly which is anchored to the channel assembly. The jaws are opened and closed by a cam plate which is slidably positi ...


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Kenneth H Whitfield, Martin J Nohilly, George M Chelednik: Apparatus for applying surgical clips. United States Surgical Corporation, November 10, 1998: US05833696 (439 worldwide citation)

A surgical clip applying instrument is disclosed which includes a handle portion, a body extending distally from the handle portion and defining a longitudinal axis, and a plurality of surgical clips disposed within the body. A jaw assembly is mounted adjacent a distal end portion of the body. The j ...


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Luis I Campos: Method and apparatus for hernia repair. Earl K Sipes, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, March 1, 1994: US05290217 (396 worldwide citation)

Surgical repairs such as hernia repairs are made via laparoscopic techniques, by attaching a panel or patch of substantially continuous prosthetic material, dimensioned for introduction into a patient via a laparoscopic instrument. The panel is preferably expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), pro ...


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Robert Cushman, Wolff M Kirsch, Yong H Zhu: Deformable plastic surgical clip. University of New Mexico, Hoffman Wasson & Gitler, January 8, 1991: US04983176 (379 worldwide citation)

A plastic surgical clip comprises a pair of arms having inturned opposing tips, the arms being joined by a bridge having a lesser cross-section to provide a locus for bending by drawing the ears in parallel directions against an intermediate support.


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Harold G Carruthers, Stephen J Dawes, Angela S Phillips, David L Foshee: Surgical clip applying instrument. Pilling Weck, Rosenblatt & Redano, June 18, 1996: US05527320 (359 worldwide citation)

The surgical instrument system disclosed is particularly useful for endoscopic procedures. In the preferred embodiment, a hemostatic clip applicator can be directly connected to a trigger assembly or indirectly connected to the trigger assembly through the use of an extension. The connection between ...