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Shiro Bito, Isami Hirao, Kazuhiko Oozeki, Minoru Tsuruta, Akito Mukaizawa, Akio Nakada, Tsuyoshi Tsukagoshi, Shuichi Kimura, Toshihiko Suzuta, Seiji Kuramoto: Tissue-fixing surgical device, and method of fixing tissues. Olympus Optical, Frishauf Holtz Goodman Langer & Chick, July 22, 1997: US05649937 (560 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for fastening together opposing portions of a body organ. The instrument comprises a first support for supporting the first opposing portion of the body organ, a second support opposing the first support, for supporting the second opposing portion of the body organ, and a displ ...


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Mark A Maguire, Martin F O&apos Sullivan, Edward L Carcamo, Michael D Lesh, Alan K Schaer, Kevin J Taylor, Guillermo P Picazo: Positioning system and method for orienting an ablation element within a pulmonary vein ostium. Atrionix, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, February 4, 2003: US06514249 (460 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a surgical device and method. More particularly, it relates to a tissue ablation device assembly and method using a circumferential ablation member in combination with a position monitoring assembly in order to position the circumferential ablation member along a circumfere ...


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Lance M Middleton, Laura H Middleton: Tissue cavitation device and method. Gardere Wynne Sewell, June 8, 2004: US06746451 (338 worldwide citation)

A percutaneous surgical device and method for creating a cavity within tissue during a minimally invasive procedure. A cavitation device includes a shaft interconnected to a flexible cutting element. A flexible cutting element has a first shape suitable for minimally invasive passage into tissue. Th ...


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Hazem Ezzat, M Mounir Gazayerli, Gary L Jones: Surgical device and method. William J Schramm PC, October 30, 2007: US07287682 (272 worldwide citation)

A surgical device 20 for attaching staples 40 to a portion of a body comprising an anvil 23; a smart memory material (SMM) 50, 75 capable of going from one physical state to another physical state; a supply of staples in communication with the smart memory material and placed near the anvil; and an ...


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C Ray Wheeler: Arthroscopic shaver. Richards Medical Company, Pravel Gambrell Hewitt & Kimball, August 5, 1986: US04603694 (237 worldwide citation)

An improved surgical device and method for manufacturing the device are provided. The device is a high rotating speed arthroscopic probe shaver with bearing means that give superior longitudinal and radial support. Further, the outer tube of the probe shave is swaged to fit very closely over the inn ...


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Ioan Cosmescu: Multifunctional telescopic monopolar/bipolar surgical device and method therefore. Snell & Wilmer L, September 26, 2006: US07112199 (221 worldwide citation)

A multifunctional telescopic monopolar/bipolar electrosurgery pencil is disclosed for use with an electrosurgery unit (ESU). The monopolar/bipolar electrosurgery pencil includes a bipolar electrode having an insulator sandwiched between an active electrode and a return electrode wherein the bipolar ...


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Naim Erturk Tanrisever: Quantum energy surgical device and method. RatnerPrestia, November 5, 2002: US06475215 (187 worldwide citation)

A surgical apparatus adapted to emit a plurality of high-energy inert gas atoms, such as argon, in a stream for cutting, cauterizing, or evaporating tissue. The apparatus comprises an inert gas supply, a plasma cell in communication with the inert gas source for imparting energy to the inert gas ato ...


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Michael K Pasque: Sternal closure device. Patrick D Kelly, June 13, 1995: US05423821 (180 worldwide citation)

A surgical device and method are disclosed for closing the sternum following a median sternotomy. Instead of using stainless steel wire or a flat steel band, a strand of thin flexible suture material is used which is compressible in its radial dimension (either because of a hollow tubular shape, or ...


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Herbert E Schwartz, Prasanna Malaviya, Amit K Singla, Pamela Lynn Plouhar, Mark Joseph Pelo: Unitary surgical device and method. Depuy Products, January 16, 2007: US07163563 (128 worldwide citation)

Unitary surgical devices (10) are disclosed. One group of the illustrated devices has a pair of biocompatible, bioresorbable anchors (16,18) connected to fixed lengths suture. The anchors (16,18) and fixed length of suture are connected to each other prior to surgery. Another group of unitary surgic ...


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John Edward Morris, Cindy M Setum, William J Drasler, Hieu V Le, Robert G Dutcher: Rheolytic thrombectomy catheter and method of using same. Possis Medical, Hugh D Jaeger, November 23, 1999: US05989210 (87 worldwide citation)

A surgical device and method for removal of tissue, such as thrombus, from a vessel in the body. The device has a first tube with a distal open end and an inward directed stop and a second tube with an outward directed stop for engaging the inward directed stop and thereby regulating the relationshi ...