07419080 is referenced by 492 patents and cites 7 patents.

A medical device includes a surgical end effector, an end effector control handle, and a control shaft having a longitudinal axis and a handle portion connecting the control shaft to the control handle rotatably about the longitudinal axis. A passive articulation joint connects the end effector to the control shaft. An articulation joint release unlocks the articulation joint when actuated and locks the articulation joint when unactuated. An end effector control device is rotationally fixedly connected to at least a portion of the control shaft to correspondingly rotate the control shaft about the longitudinal axis when the control device is rotated and is longitudinally connected to the joint release to selectively unlock the articulation joint when actuated.

Title
Surgical stapling and cutting device with dual actuating control knob
Application Number
11/844406
Publication Number
7419080 (B2)
Application Date
August 24, 2007
Publication Date
September 2, 2008
Inventor
Derek Dee Deville
Miami
FL, US
Korey Robert Kline
Miami
FL, US
Matthew A Palmer
Miami
FL, US
Kevin W Smith
Coral Gables
FL, US
Agent
Scott D Smiley
Gregory L Mayback
Mayback & Hoffman P A
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
OH, US
IPC
A61B 17/068
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