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Sean T Dycus, Steven Paul Buysse, Dax D Brown: Vessel sealer and divider with non-conductive stop members. Covidien, January 6, 2009: US07473253 (424 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic bipolar forceps for sealing and dividing tissue includes an elongated shaft having opposing jaw members at a distal end thereof. The jaw members are movable relative to one another from a first position wherein the jaw members are disposed in spaced relation relative to one another to ...


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Ernie Aranyi, Patrick Mozdzierz, Lee Olson: Surgical stapling apparatus. Covidien, February 12, 2013: US08371492 (287 worldwide citation)

A loading unit for use with a surgical stapling apparatus is provided and includes a tool assembly having a cartridge assembly and an anvil assembly that are movable in relation to one another; a surgical buttress releasably secured to a tissue contacting surface of the anvil assembly and/or the car ...


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Danyel, Ernie Aranyi, Richard Simpson: Surgical stapling apparatus. Covidien, April 9, 2013: US08413871 (259 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling apparatus is provided including a cartridge assembly defining a tissue contacting surface; an anvil assembly defining a tissue contacting surface; and a surgical buttress releasably secured to at least one of the tissue contacting surface of the cartridge assembly and the tissue ...


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Ernie Aranyi, Patrick Mozdzierz, Lee Olson: Surgical stapling apparatus. Covidien, February 12, 2013: US08371493 (257 worldwide citation)

A loading unit for use with a surgical stapling apparatus is provided and includes a tool assembly having a cartridge assembly and an anvil assembly that are movable in relation to one another; a surgical buttress releasably secured to a tissue contacting surface of the anvil assembly and/or the car ...


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Patrick L Dumbauld, David M Garrison, Paul Guerra, Dylan Hushka: In-line vessel sealer and divider. Covidien, May 25, 2010: US07722607 (250 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic forceps includes a housing having a shaft attached thereto, the shaft including a pair of jaw members disposed at a distal end thereof. The forceps also includes a drive assembly disposed in the housing which moves the jaw members relative to one another from a first position wherein t ...


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Sachin Shah, Richard Simpson: Surgical apparatus including surgical buttress. Covidien, January 8, 2013: US08348130 (249 worldwide citation)

A surgical buttress for use with a surgical stapling apparatus having a first jaw in the form of an anvil assembly and a second jaw configured to selectively receive a staple cartridge assembly. The surgical buttress includes a first body portion and a second body portion. The first body portion sub ...


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Stanislaw Marczyk: Surgical fastener applying apparatus. Covidien, January 8, 2013: US08348127 (247 worldwide citation)

A surgical fastener cartridge is provided and includes a cartridge body having a plurality of surgical fasteners operatively disposed therein. An actuation mechanism is housed within the cartridge body and includes a plurality of pushers operably associated with the plurality of surgical fasteners. ...


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David A Schechter, Stephen G Solga, Duane E Kerr, Scott D Nelson, Mark R Henault, Joseph D Bucciaglia: Articulating bipolar electrosurgical instrument. Covidien, June 2, 2009: US07540872 (242 worldwide citation)

A bipolar electrosurgical instrument has a pair of pivotable juxtaposed jaw members and a locking mechanism operatively associated with a second of the jaw members. The locking mechanism has a first position engaged with the second jaw member for preventing movement of the second jaw member between ...


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Michael J Bettuchi, David Fowler, Ahmad Robert Hadba, Christopher J Criscuolo, John Kennedy: Seal element for anastomosis. Covidien, February 12, 2013: US08372094 (235 worldwide citation)

A seal element for sealing between tissue lumens includes a first material for allowing tissue ingrowth and a second sealant material.


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Gregory Sorrentino, Frank J Viola, Scott Cunningham: Apparatus for forming variable height surgical fasteners. Covidien, March 26, 2013: US08403198 (232 worldwide citation)

A surgical device for applying a plurality of surgical staples is provided. The device includes a staple fastening assembly attached to a surgical instrument. The staple fastening assembly includes a pair of cooperating jaws, a jaw operating mechanism, and a gap sensor. A staple magazine having a pl ...