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1. (WO1998040036) GRAFT ATTACHMENT ASSEMBLY

Pub. No.:    WO/1998/040036    International Application No.:    PCT/US1998/005031
Publication Date: Fri Sep 18 01:59:59 CEST 1998 International Filing Date: Sat Mar 14 00:59:59 CET 1998
IPC: A61B 17/11
A61F 2/06
Applicants: UNITED STATES SURGICAL CORPORATION
Inventors: MANZO, Scott, E.
HINCHLIFFE, Peter, W., J.
SNIFFIN, Kevin
Title: GRAFT ATTACHMENT ASSEMBLY
Abstract:
A graft attachment assembly that may be easily and quickly assembled is provided. The graft attachment assembly includes an attachment member including a base portion having a convex top surface and a branch portion having a passageway therethrough. The branch portion projects outwardly from the base portion. A clamp member having a concave bottom surface is configured to sealingly engage the top surface of the base portion and an opening is dimensioned to slidably receive the branch portion. The clamp member is slidable about the branch portion to a position adjacent the base portion to clamp tissue therebetween. A locking member is slidable about the branch portion and dimensioned to secure a vessel thereabout.