Surgical helical fastener with applicator

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08286878

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A helical fastener having a high retentive surface area is provided and has a first end for enhancing penetration into tissue and a second end comprising a coil sectioning a diameter of the fastener for receiving longitudinal and rotational forces. The helical fasteners are attached to body tissue by a fastener applicator having a proximal portion comprising a handle and an actuator and an elongate distal portion for housing a plurality of fasteners. A transferring action of the actuator provides longitudinal and rotational movement of the fasteners out of the distal portion and into body tissue.

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TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LPMANSFIELD, MA234

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bolduc, Lee Mountain View, CA 59 3181
Hodges, Brian A Foster City, CA 9 1697
Kramer, Thomas A San Carlos, CA 23 2141
Lunsford, John San Carlos, CA 51 4176
McCoy, Tim San Carlos, CA 10 1903

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7169157 Tacking tool and tack 40 2003
* 7229452 Tack and tack applier 90 2003
* 2004/0133,214 Tack and tack applier 17 2003
7758612 Surgery delivery device and mesh anchor 154 2004
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7670362 Multiple member interconnect for surgical instrument and absorbable screw fastener 24 2004
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8114099 Absorbable anchor for hernia mesh fixation 12 2005
8002811 Surgical fastener with predetermined resorption rate 24 2005
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* 2008/0086,154 Coil fastener applier with flexible shaft 9 2006
8926637 Multiple member interconnect for surgical instrument and absorbable screw fastener 0 2007
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8733611 Ratcheting mechanism for surgical stapling device 4 2009
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8292933 Multiple member interconnect for surgical instrument and absorbable screw fastener 10 2010
8459524 Tissue fastening system for a medical device 8 2010
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9539008 Tissue fastening system for a medical device 0 2013
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8919630 Ratcheting mechanism for surgical stapling device 0 2014
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ELECTIVE VASCULAR INTERVENTIONS (2)
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ORTHOHELIX SURGICAL DESIGNS, INC. (3)
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MEDTRONIC, INC. (32)
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7722643 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 28 2002
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7763040 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 25 2003
7896892 Multiple bias surgical fastener 0 2003
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ENDOGUN MEDICAL SYSTEMS LTD. (2)
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