University of Minnesota


Earl E. Bakken
Medical Devices Center

Innovation Patent

Surgical Support Structure


Fastener Placement Apparatus

Illustration from Patent

This document discusses, among other things, a system for translocating a multilayer patch. The system includes a support structure having a contact surface for bonding to the patch. The support structure has a shape configured to support the patch following separation of the patch from a surrounding tissue.

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Patent No.: US 10,278,808
Date of Patent: May 7, 2019

Inventors: Timothy Olsen (Atlanta, GA), Paul Loftness (Gibbon, MN), Arthur Erdman (New Brighton, MN)






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