Clamp assembly and method of use

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6368340
APP PUB NO 20010016750A1
SERIAL NO

09225258

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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 3180 Woodside Rd., Woodside, CA 94062 91 17142
Malecki, William W 510 Clayton St., San Francisco, CA 94117 24 1005
Miller, Scott H 605 San Conrado Ter., No. 3, Sunnyvale, CA 94086 21 1895
Sterman, Wesley D 2121 Sacramento St. #604, San Francisco, CA 94109 60 10419

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