US Patent No: 5,582,616

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Surgical helical fastener with applicator

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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, MA314

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bolduc, Lee Sunnyvale, CA 69 1826
Hodges, Brian A Foster City, CA 12 1175
Kramer, Thomas A San Carlos, CA 26 1403
Lunsford, John San Carlos, CA 57 2207
McCoy, Tim Mountain View, CA 14 1301

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