US Patent No: 6,368,340

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Clamp assembly and method of use

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20010016750
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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 13924
Malecki, William W 510 Clayton St., San Francisco, CA 94117 21 800
Miller, Scott H 605 San Conrado Ter., No. 3, Sunnyvale, CA 94086 21 1572
Sterman, Wesley D 2121 Sacramento St. #604, San Francisco, CA 94109 60 8831

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