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Gary L Rayburn, Rob G Riffle, Frederick J Walburn, Benjamin G Williams: Endoscopic device and method for reinforcing surgical staples. Gore Enterprise Holdings, David J Johns, September 22, 1998: US05810855 (733 worldwide citation)

A surgical staple line reinforcement device for use with a variety of surgical staplers having a pivoted connection between stapler arms or jaws, such as endoscopic stapler devices. The device comprises a pair of tubes of bio-implantable material connected together at a hinge. The device can be quic ...


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John F Krumme: Shape-memory surgical staple apparatus and method for use in surgical suturing. Alchemia, Howard L Rose, December 4, 1984: US04485816 (717 worldwide citation)

The staples are made of a material having the intrinsic property of shape memory, such that heating the material above a certain temperature known as the transition temperature causes any deformation introduced at temperatures below the transition temperature to be reversed, and the staple recovers ...


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Ernest Akopov, Vytchesalv Astashov, Nikolai Tvorogov, Sergei Udalov: Endoscopic surgical instrument and staples for applying purse string sutures. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, January 16, 1996: US05484451 (689 worldwide citation)

A surgical staple for securing a purse string suture to human tissue comprises a staple body of deformable material formed into a loop through which the purse string suture is threaded. The staple body includes a pair of legs which are deformable into an overlapping configuration upon insertion into ...


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Thomas H Barrows, Harold E Froehlich: Surgical staple. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, James M Smith, Lorraine R Sherman, January 19, 1988: US04719917 (655 worldwide citation)

A surgical staple and method for its use in closing an opening in mammalian tissue are disclosed. The staple comprises a central portion of strong, ductile, non-absorbable material and lower leg portions of absorbable material positioned at opposite ends of the central portion. The staple when close ...


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Denise M Simon, Randall J Hoyt: Surgical staple and stapler. Richard Allan Medical, Howard & Howard, March 10, 1998: US05725554 (646 worldwide citation)

A surgical staple and stapler for use in stapling together the tissue of a patient. The staple is a rounded M-shape or gull wing shape in form. The surgical staple has a base which is bent downward in the center while the legs of the staple at each end of the base are outwardly bent. The outwardly b ...


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Ernest Akopov, Vyacheslav Astashev, Anatoly Ramm, Alexandr Reztsov: Surgical instrument and staples for applying purse string sutures. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, Charles P Boukus, September 7, 1993: US05242457 (639 worldwide citation)

A surgical staple for securing a purse string suture to human tissue comprises a staple body of deformable material formed into a loop through which the purse string suture is threaded. The staple body includes a pair of legs which are deformable into an overlapping configuration upon insertion into ...


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Richard A McGarry, David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Wayne P Young: Surgical staple for attaching an object to body tissue. United States Surgical Corporation, November 22, 1994: US05366479 (616 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and surgical staple are disclosed for endoscope application of the surgical staples for attaching surgical mesh to body tissue in laparoscopic hernia surgery. The surgical staple is formed of a length of wire having a central portion having a middle portion and end portions extending th ...


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William D Fox, Rudolph H Nobis, Richard P Nuchols, Mark S Zeiner: Surgical stapler cartridge lockout device. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, January 9, 1990: US04892244 (616 worldwide citation)

A lockout mechanism actuable upon the firing of staples in a surgical staple cartridge such that the lockout mechanism prevents the refiring of the spent staple cartridge when that cartridge remains loaded within the surgical stapler. In addition, the lockout mechanism will prevent reloading of a sp ...


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InBae Yoon: Surgical staple cartridge. September 2, 1997: US05662260 (602 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler for applying multiple rows of surgical staples to biological tissue includes a pair of opposed jaws adapted to receive tissue therebetween, a plurality of surgical staples and staple-forming anvils carried by each jaw in alignment with the staples and staple-forming anvils carried ...


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Jeffrey J Blewett: Surgical staple and staple drive member. United States Surgical Corporation, May 20, 1997: US05630540 (597 worldwide citation)

A surgical staple is provided which includes a bridge portion having at least two adjacent arcuate sections, each defining a constant radius of curvature along the arc length thereof. Transition portions are disposed at opposed end portions of the bridge portion, each having a curved profile. The su ...



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