Patents by Inventor William H. Roehr, Jr.

William H. Roehr, Jr. has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 4715520
    Abstract: In apparatus for applying a plurality of surgical fasteners to body tissue clamped between fastener holding and anvil parts of the apparatus, tissue edge control members extend into at least one end, and preferably both ends, of the fastener array to prevent any portion of the tissue from extending beyond the ends of the array. This ensures that the fastener array extends completely across the tissue and that no portion of the tissue remains unfastened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1987
    Assignee: United States Surgical Corporation
    Inventors: William H. Roehr, Jr., Richard L. Goodman