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Chester O Baxter III, Frederick E Shelton IV, Katherine J Schmid, Jerome R Morgan, Charles J Scheib, Michael S Cropper, Taylor W Aronhalt, Steven G Hall, Richard W Timm, Matthew M Lang: Retainer assembly including a tissue thickness compensator. Ethicon End Surgery, July 12, 2016: US09386988 (57 worldwide citation)

A retainer for assembling tissue thickness compensators to a surgical stapler can comprise a grip, a first surface for supporting a first tissue thickness compensator, a second surface for supporting a second tissue thickness compensator, and clips for aligning and attaching the retainer to the surg ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Jeffrey S Swayze, Mark S Ortiz, Leslie M Fugikawa: Endoscopic surgical instrument with a handle that can articulate with respect to the shaft. Ethicon End Surgery, K&L Gates, December 2, 2010: US20100305552-A1

A surgical instrument particular suited to endoscopic use is disclosed. Various embodiments include an end effector that is sized to be inserted through a trocar. An elongated shaft assembly is coupled to the end effector and a control handle. The elongated shaft assembly has a distal portion that i ...