GB2233561B - Clamp assemblies - Google Patents

Clamp assemblies

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Publication number
GB2233561B
GB2233561B GB8915657A GB8915657A GB2233561B GB 2233561 B GB2233561 B GB 2233561B GB 8915657 A GB8915657 A GB 8915657A GB 8915657 A GB8915657 A GB 8915657A GB 2233561 B GB2233561 B GB 2233561B
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Prior art keywords
clamp assemblies
assemblies
clamp
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Expired - Fee Related
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GB8915657A
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GB2233561A (en )
GB8915657D0 (en )
Inventor
Edmund Jan Bonikowski
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Engineering In Medicine Ltd
ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE LIMITE
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* ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE LIMITED
ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE LIMITE
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B17/00Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
    • A61B17/02Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets for holding wounds open; Tractors
    • A61B17/0293Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets for holding wounds open; Tractors with ring member to support retractor elements
GB8915657A 1989-07-07 1989-07-07 Clamp assemblies Expired - Fee Related GB2233561B (en)

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GB8915657A GB2233561B (en) 1989-07-07 1989-07-07 Clamp assemblies

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GB8915657A GB2233561B (en) 1989-07-07 1989-07-07 Clamp assemblies

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GB8915657D0 GB8915657D0 (en) 1989-08-23
GB2233561A true GB2233561A (en) 1991-01-16
GB2233561B true GB2233561B (en) 1993-03-24

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US4337762A (en) * 1980-02-19 1982-07-06 Gauthier William K Surgical retractor
GB2102681A (en) * 1981-07-27 1983-02-09 Codman & Shurtleff Surgical retractor holder
GB2107990A (en) * 1981-10-09 1983-05-11 Codman & Shurtleff Multi-position ratchet mechanism
EP0086164A1 (en) * 1982-01-28 1983-08-17 ALLIBERT S.A. Société Anonyme Française Releasable connecting device between two parts or elements
WO1983004078A1 (en) * 1982-05-12 1983-11-24 Wallis Frederick A Adjustable arm
US4606522A (en) * 1984-08-23 1986-08-19 Heifetz Milton D Position adjustable instrument holder
EP0261284A1 (en) * 1986-09-23 1988-03-30 Luis T. Wigoda Retractor apparatus

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GB1283429A (en) * 1969-10-31 1972-07-26 William Kohlmann Gauthier Retractor apparatus
US4010741A (en) * 1976-01-22 1977-03-08 William Kohlmann Gauthier Surgical retractor
US4337762A (en) * 1980-02-19 1982-07-06 Gauthier William K Surgical retractor
GB2102681A (en) * 1981-07-27 1983-02-09 Codman & Shurtleff Surgical retractor holder
GB2107990A (en) * 1981-10-09 1983-05-11 Codman & Shurtleff Multi-position ratchet mechanism
EP0086164A1 (en) * 1982-01-28 1983-08-17 ALLIBERT S.A. Société Anonyme Française Releasable connecting device between two parts or elements
WO1983004078A1 (en) * 1982-05-12 1983-11-24 Wallis Frederick A Adjustable arm
US4606522A (en) * 1984-08-23 1986-08-19 Heifetz Milton D Position adjustable instrument holder
EP0261284A1 (en) * 1986-09-23 1988-03-30 Luis T. Wigoda Retractor apparatus

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US6464630B1 (en) 1995-09-20 2002-10-15 Medtronic, Inc. Method and apparatus for temporarily immobilizing a local area of tissue
US6755780B2 (en) 1995-09-20 2004-06-29 Medtronic, Inc. Method and apparatus for temporarily immobilizing a local area of tissue
US6334843B1 (en) 1995-09-20 2002-01-01 Medtronic, Inc. Method and apparatus for temporarily immobilizing a local area of tissue
US6336898B1 (en) 1995-09-20 2002-01-08 Medtronic, Inc. Method and apparatus for temporarily immobilizing a local area of tissue
US6364826B1 (en) 1995-09-20 2002-04-02 Medtronic, Inc. Method and apparatus for temporarily immobilizing a local area of tissue
US6371906B1 (en) 1995-09-20 2002-04-16 Medtronic, Inc. Method and apparatus for temporarily immobilizing a local area of tissue
US6673013B2 (en) 1996-02-20 2004-01-06 Cardiothoracic Systems, Inc. Surgical instruments and procedures for stabilizing the beating heart during coronary artery bypass graft surgery
US6394951B1 (en) 1996-02-20 2002-05-28 Cardiothoracic Systems, Inc. Surgical instruments and procedures for stabilizing the beating heart during coronary artery bypass graft surgery
US6290644B1 (en) 1996-02-20 2001-09-18 Cardiothoracic Systems, Inc. Surgical instruments and procedures for stabilizing a localized portion of a beating heart
US6656113B2 (en) 1996-02-20 2003-12-02 Cardiothoracic System, Inc. Surgical instruments and procedures for stabilizing a localized portion of a beating heart
US6701930B2 (en) 1996-02-20 2004-03-09 Cardiothoracic Systems, Inc. Surgical instruments and procedures for stabilizing the beating heart during coronary artery bypass graft surgery
US6705988B2 (en) 1997-09-17 2004-03-16 Origin Medsystems, Inc. Device to permit offpump beating heart coronary bypass surgery
US6464629B1 (en) 1998-09-15 2002-10-15 Medtronic, Inc. Method and apparatus for temporarily immobilizing a local area of tissue
US6626830B1 (en) 1999-05-04 2003-09-30 Cardiothoracic Systems, Inc. Methods and devices for improved tissue stabilization
US6652454B2 (en) 1999-05-04 2003-11-25 Lawrence W. Hu Method and apparatus for creating a working opening through an incision
US6283912B1 (en) 1999-05-04 2001-09-04 Cardiothoracic Systems, Inc. Surgical retractor platform blade apparatus
US6685632B1 (en) 1999-05-04 2004-02-03 Cardiothoracic Systems, Inc. Surgical instruments for accessing and stabilizing a localized portion of a beating heart
US6231506B1 (en) 1999-05-04 2001-05-15 Cardiothoracic Systems, Inc. Method and apparatus for creating a working opening through an incision
US6740029B2 (en) 1999-07-08 2004-05-25 Chase Medical, L.P. Device and method for isolating a surface of a beating heart during surgery
US6511416B1 (en) 1999-08-03 2003-01-28 Cardiothoracic Systems, Inc. Tissue stabilizer and methods of use
US6406424B1 (en) 1999-09-16 2002-06-18 Williamson, Iv Warren P. Tissue stabilizer having an articulating lift element
US6676597B2 (en) 2001-01-13 2004-01-13 Medtronic, Inc. Method and device for organ positioning
US8449449B2 (en) 2002-08-21 2013-05-28 Medtronic, Inc. Methods and apparatus providing suction-assisted tissue engagement through a minimally invasive incision
US8734320B2 (en) 2002-08-21 2014-05-27 Medtronic, Inc. Methods and apparatus providing suction-assisted tissue engagement through a minimally invasive incision
US7794387B2 (en) 2006-04-26 2010-09-14 Medtronic, Inc. Methods and devices for stabilizing tissue
US8025620B2 (en) 2006-04-26 2011-09-27 Medtronic, Inc. Methods and devices for stabilizing tissue

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Effective date: 19950707