08034077 is referenced by 338 patents and cites 35 patents.

A method for operating a surgical end effector, including providing a control shaft having a longitudinal axis with a distal end effector assembly at least partially actuated by a displacement of an actuating part along the longitudinal axis and providing the control shaft with a proximal handle connector having a rotating link operable to connect the control shaft to a control handle rotatably about the longitudinal axis. An end effector two-function control device is fixed rotationally to at least part of the control shaft to couple rotation of the two-function control device, the control shaft, and the end effector assembly about the longitudinal axis and is fixed longitudinally to the actuating part to couple longitudinal movement of the two-function control device and the actuating part with respect to the control shaft.

Title
Method for surgical stapling and cutting device with dual actuating control knob
Application Number
12/633292
Publication Number
8034077 (B2)
Application Date
December 8, 2009
Publication Date
October 11, 2011
Inventor
Derek Dee Deville
Coral Gables
FL, US
Korey R Kline
Miami
FL, US
Matthew A Palmer
Miami
FL, US
Kevin W Smith
Coral Gables
FL, US
Agent
Rebecca A Tie
Gregory L Mayback
Mayback & Hoffman P A
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
OH, US
IPC
A61B 17/068
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