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David Robin Bevan, Richard William Porter, John Anthony Norman Shepperd, Peter William Phillips: Surgical implants. Surgicraft, Trexler Bushnell Giangiorgi & Blackstone, March 10, 1998: US05725582 (595 worldwide citation)

A surgical implant (20) comprises a hank formed from a single strand (21) of flexible biocompatible material (such as polyester) with at least one bight (22) at each end of the hank and a tail (25) extending from one end, and a crimpable sleeve-like element (26) encircling the overlapping end length ...


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H Jonathan Tovey: Resilient arm mesh deployer. United States Surgical Corporation, April 11, 1995: US05405360 (438 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is disclosed for positioning surgical implants adjacent to body tissue. The apparatus includes a delivery device having a plurality of delivery arms positioned at the distal end of an elongated rod, and a surgical implant releasably secured to the delivery arms by a securing device. The ...


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Thomas S Mullane: Articulating toggle bolt bone screw. McHale & Slavin, May 13, 1997: US05628740 (355 worldwide citation)

An articulation toggle bolt bone screw for use in surgical implants having particular usefulness in the stabilization of the human spine by fixation of vertebra. The apparatus employs a self-tapping anchoring screw having a ball joint socket for receipt of a rotatable threaded bolt. The ball joint a ...


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Kevin T Foley, John B Clayton, Anthony Melkent, Michael Sherman: Percutaneous registration apparatus and method for use in computer-assisted surgical navigation. Surgical Navigation Technologies, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, May 1, 2001: US06226548 (294 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and procedures for percutaneous placement of surgical implants and instruments such as, for example, screws, rods, wires and plates into various body parts using image guided surgery. The invention includes an apparatus for use with a surgical navigation system, an attaching device rigi ...


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H Jonathan Tovey, Paul Matula: Articulating mesh deployment apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, December 6, 1994: US05370650 (256 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is disclosed for positioning surgical implants adjacent to body tissue. The apparatus includes a delivery device having a support member positioned at the distal end of an elongated rod, and a surgical implant releasably secured to the support member. The invention also provides a metho ...


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Blood glucose level monitoring-alarm system and method therefor. Whittaker, May 14, 1975: GB1394171-A (250 worldwide citation)

1394171 Surgical implants WHITTAKER CORP 16 May 1973 23456/73 Heading A5R [Also in Divisions H1 G1 and G3] The blood glucose level of a human body is monitored by an implanted glucose diffusion-limited cell 10. A membrane 14 (materials are exemplified) which permits free transmission of oxygen and g ...


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Mark S Bouchier, Robert E Lund, James A Gohman: Surgical implants and related methods. AMS Research Corporation, Jose W Jimenez, Kimberly K Baxter, Gregory L Koeller, May 25, 2010: US07722527 (230 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to implantable surgical articles, particularly those useful for pelvic health, and related methods of making and using the articles, wherein the implantable articles include a rivet to attach materials together.


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Julian Garth Ellis: Textile surgical implants. Bridport Gundry, Salter & Michaelson, November 23, 1999: US05990378 (202 worldwide citation)

A textile surgical implant includes a base cloth, and an array of fibers provided on the base cloth. The base cloth is removable from the fibers before or after the location of the implant in a patient. A method of making a textile surgical implant is further disclosed. The method includes the step ...


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Keun H Lee, Chee Y Won, Chih Chang Chu: Reactive graft polymer with biodegradable polymer backbone and method for preparing reactive biodegradable polymers. Cornell Research Foundation, March 11, 1997: US05610241 (193 worldwide citation)

Graft polymers with reactive groups for linking to peptides for use in tissue engineering and to drugs to provide drug delivery systems and useful per se to release amino acids and useful, for example, for wound closure devices, pins, screws, anastomosis rings, and surgical implants, consist essenti ...


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Thomas W Huitema, Gary W Knight, Mark H Ransick, Dale R Schulze: Surgical implant with preferential corrosion zone. Ethicon Endo Surgery, March 15, 2011: US07905902 (191 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a surgical implant which can be made of a metal that corrodes while implanted in tissue of a patient. The surgical implant has a preferential corrosion zone adapted to corrode at a different rate than the rest of the surgical implant. In one embodiment, the surgical im ...