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Frederick E Shelton IV, Michael Earl Setser, Brian J Hemmelgarn: Surgical stapling instrument having separate distinct closing and firing systems. Ethicon Endo Surger, February 21, 2006: US07000818 (853 worldwide citation)

A surgical severing and stapling instrument clamps tissue within an end effector of an elongate channel pivotally opposed by an anvil. An E-beam firing bar affirmatively maintains a desired spacing while severing and stapling tissue by longitudinally engaging the anvil and elongate channel. Separate ...


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Gary Whipple: Ultrasonic clamp coagulator apparatus having force limiting clamping mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surger, September 7, 1999: US05947984 (350 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic surgical clamp coagulator apparatus is configured to effect cutting, coagulation, and clamping of tissue by cooperation of a clamping mechanism of the apparatus with an associated ultrasonic end-effector. In order to limit the force with which tissue is clamped between a clamp arm of t ...


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Gary L Long, Lynetta J Freeman, Bryan D Knodel: Cordless electrosurgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surger, Bernard Shay, October 5, 1999: US05961514 (243 worldwide citation)

An improved electrosurgical instrument for use with a specially adapted electrosurgical trocar. The improved electrosurgical instrument including a handle, an end effector and an elongated closure tube connecting the handle to the end effector. The elongated closure tube including one or more electr ...


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STOKES MICHAEL J: Methods and implants for inducing satiety in the treatment of obesity. ETHICON ENDO SURGER, Johnson Philip S, March 10, 2011: WO/2011/028886 (2 worldwide citation)

A device for inducing satiety including an elongated device for insertion through a natural orifice and into a stomach of the patient. The distal end of the device includes a means for occupying space between the submucosal and muscularis layers adjacent a pyloric sphincter. The means has a collapse ...