Patents Assigned to Edward Weck & Co.
  • Patent number: 4951860
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for storing, dispensing, and applying surgical staples includes a pistol-like tool having a handle portion with a manually movable trigger lever, and a rotatable barrel portion with a staple track for storing staples in parallel, stacked, column fashion, the axis of the column extending generally colinearly with the barrel axis. The staples are urged distally in the track, and the distal track portion is curved out of axial alignment so that the distal staples are urged into points-first alignment. A form tool is slidably disposed in the barrel portion and adapted to advance and urge the distal-most staple against an anvil tool to crimp the staple. The form tool includes a drag spring which engages the distal-most staple in the staple track as the form tool retracts after a crimping cycle, pulling the distal-most staple from the track into a dispensing position for the next dispensing cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1990
    Assignee: Edward Weck & Co.
    Inventors: Ronald L. Peters, Rudolph Peters, William Taylor
  • Patent number: 4712549
    Abstract: A tool for storing dispensing, and applying hemostatic clips includes a shell-like housing, and a pair of ring-handle actuating levers extending therefrom. An elongated dispensing and applying portion extends longitudinally from the housing, and includes a jaw strut extending fixedly from the housing with a pair of laterally opposed jaw members pivotally supported on a distal portion thereof. A channel-like jaw housing extends from the housing in longitudinally translatable fashion, and is received about the jaw strut and jaw members. A magazine member secured to the jaw strut stores a plurality of hemostatic clips in serial, end to end fashion, and is disposed to deliver the distal-most clip between the open jaw members. A feeder slide adjacent to the jaw strut is resiliently biased to urge the clip toward the distal end of the jaw members. Within the housing a shuttle block is disposed for longitudinal translation by squeezing of the levers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1987
    Assignee: Edward Weck & Co.
    Inventors: Rudolph Peters, Ronald Peters, William Taylor
  • Patent number: 4646740
    Abstract: A device for applying a plurality of hemoclips to blood vessels and the like includes a longitudinally disposed frame having a pistol grip and an opposed trigger lever extending from the proximal end thereof. A narrow, internal passageway extends the length of the frame, from a loading opening at the proximal end to a fixed lower jaw at the distal end of the frame. A plurality of U-shaped hemoclips is disposed in the passageway with the points thereof extending toward the distal jaw portion. An upper jaw extends from a clevis member which straddles the frame and is pivotally joined to an upper medial portion thereof. The trigger lever is pivotable to cause the clevis member to pivot upwardly and the upper jaw to close upon the lower jaw to crush a hemoclip disposed therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1981
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1987
    Assignee: Edward Weck & Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Rudolph Peters, Ronald L. Peters, William Taylor