US Patent No: 6,368,340

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Clamp assembly and method of use

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A clamp for clamping a body structure in a patient. The clamp includes a flexible cable housed within a sheath. The cable and sheath extend between a clamp and a handle. The cable actuator. The cable extends through a sheath which is anchored at the clamp and the actuator for actuating jaws from a proximal end of the clamp. A malleable positioner is provided for positioning the clamp about the body structure.

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Gifford, III Hanson S Woodside, CA 91 11710
Malecki, William W San Francisco, CA 21 677
Miller, Scott H Sunnyvale, CA 26 1370
Sterman, Wesley D San Francisco, CA 67 7872

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