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United States Surgical Corporation
Norwalk, CT
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
RE40514 Surgical stapler September 23, 2008
A surgical device is described herein that can be used to fire different types and sizes of disposable loading units. In a preferred embodiment, the device applies parallel rows of surgical fasteners to body tissue and concomitantly forms an incision between the rows of staples during an
RE38708 Disposable loading unit for surgical stapler March 1, 2005
A disposable loading unit is disclosed for use in conjunction with a surgical stapling apparatus configured to sequentially apply a plurality of surgical fasteners to body tissue. The apparatus includes an actuation assembly for effectuating a fastener applying operation, and a housing f
RE36720 Apparatus and method for applying latchless surgical clips May 30, 2000
A disposable apparatus is disclosed for applying latchless surgical clips to body tissue in endoscopic surgical procedures. The latchless clips are resiliently biased to a closed configuration. The apparatus includes a frame which is adapted to be gripped by hand, and an endoscopic secti
RE36702 Seal assembly for accommodating introduction of surgical instruments May 16, 2000
A seal assembly is provided which includes a gimbal-like structure permitting rotation of a mounting member relative to the housing. The rotation of the mounting member allows the seal member to align with an instrument being inserted therethrough. The seal assembly is adapted to be
RE30007 Hematocrit measurements by electrical conductivity May 22, 1979
Method and apparatus for determining the hematocrit of blood samples from the electrical conductance of whole blood by means of a portable, simple to use instrument with a digital readout. A dip-electrode-probe and/or a "fingerstick"-probe, requiring one drop of blood, have been develope
RE28932 Surgical stapling instrument August 17, 1976
A surgical stapling instrument for applying sterilized staples to the disunited skin or fascia of a patient in order to effect a joining of the skin or fascia. The instrument is adapted to associate with a staple-carrying cartridge having a plurality of staples therein. The instrumen
RE28895 Artificial hip joint July 13, 1976
An artificial hip joint having an acetabulum prosthesis for the cotyloid cavity defining a socket and including a head having a plurality of blades extending outwardly away from the socket for engaging the prepared wall of the cotyloid cavity and having at least one insert removably conn
D424199 Housing assembly for radiation detection May 2, 2000
D420334 Switch February 8, 2000
D417276 Surgical retractor November 30, 1999
D411883 Surgical retractor July 6, 1999
D411299 Surgical retractor June 22, 1999
D403066 Surgical retractor December 22, 1998
D384413 Endoscopic suturing instrument September 30, 1997
D378131 Loading mechanism for a surgical suturing instrument February 18, 1997
D374285 Loading mechanism for a surgical suturing instrument October 1, 1996
D374284 Loading mechanism for a surgical suturing instrument October 1, 1996
D357981 Surgical stapler May 2, 1995
D357316 Surgical fastener applying instrument April 11, 1995
D353457 Endoscope surgical handle December 13, 1994
D353002 Endoscopic suture knot pusher November 29, 1994
D341330 Tensiometer November 16, 1993
D334860 Suture dispenser April 20, 1993
D333401 Suture dispenser February 23, 1993
D333400 Suture package February 23, 1993
D332660 Surgical clip applier January 19, 1993
D322478 Surgical purse string applicator December 17, 1991
D320857 Surgical bariatric trocar tip October 15, 1991
D320850 Surgical clip applicator October 15, 1991
D320654 Surgical clip applicator October 8, 1991
D320272 Surgical staple cartridge September 24, 1991
D316601 Surgical vascular clamp April 30, 1991
D304234 Annular anvil for a surgical stapler October 24, 1989
D301740 Surgical stapler June 20, 1989
D299270 Surgical stapling cartridge January 3, 1989
D294518 Surgical stapler March 1, 1988
D294294 Cartridge for surgical fastener applying apparatus February 16, 1988
D286442 Surgical fastener October 28, 1986
D286441 Surgical fastener October 28, 1986
D286440 Cartridge for surgical fastener applying apparatus October 28, 1986
D286439 Combined surgical occluding and cutting instrument October 28, 1986
D286180 Surgical fastener October 14, 1986
D285604 Linear surgical stapler with permanent anvil September 9, 1986
D285002 Surgical clip applicator August 5, 1986
D284698 Lateral anastomosis surgical stapler July 15, 1986
D284403 Cartridge for a linear surgical stapler June 24, 1986
D284219 Combined surgical occluding and cutting instrument June 10, 1986
D284218 Cartridge for a lateral anastomosis surgical stapler June 10, 1986
D284217 Surgical fastener applier June 10, 1986
D284098 Linear surgical stapler June 3, 1986

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