University of Minnesota


Earl E. Bakken
Medical Devices Center

Innovation Patent

Fastener Deployment System and Method


Fastener Placement Apparatus

Illustration from Patent

This system and method has a long reach, side ejecting fastener placement apparatus suitable for use in nasal septal surgery. A first linear member carries a fastener body and a second linear member delivers a fastener retainer or provides support for placement of the fastener body. In various examples, the fastener includes a single stud rivet or includes a two legged staple. A mechanical linkage coupled to the handle provides a linear force for placement and deployment of a fastener.

Patent No.: US 8,387,849 B2
Date of Patent: March 5, 2013

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Patent No.: US 8,636,188 B2
Date of Patent: January 28, 2014

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Inventors: Ryan K. Buesseler, David B. Hom, Arthur G. Erdman

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