Patent Number: 7,708,769

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.

Inventors: Manzo; Scott E. (Shelton, CT), Hinchliffe; Peter W. J. (New Haven, CT), Sniffin; Kevin (Danbury, CT)

Assignee: United States Surgical Corporation

International Classification: A61F 2/06 (20060101); A61B 17/08 (20060101); A61F 2/04 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018