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Robert G Rothfuss, Federico Bilotti, Hector Chow, J Charles Hueil, Narinderjit S Sambi: Disposable linear surgical stapler. Senmed, Wood Herron & Evans, September 9, 1986: US04610383 (924 worldwide citation)

A disposable linear surgical stapler includes a handle, anvil, staple cartridge and flexible shaft attaching the handle to the cartridge and transmitting a firing force exerted at the handle to the distant cartridge for sequentially implanting, forming and clinching staples in two staggered staple l ...


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Hector Chow, Hugh Melling, Denise S Schieltz: Surgical stapling instrument with jaw latching mechanism and disposable staple cartridge. Senmed, Charles P Boukus Jr, Jerrold J Litzinger, January 6, 1987: US04633874 (725 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument suitable for performing a gastrointestinal anastomosis. The stapling instrument includes a pair of elongate jaw members, one of which supports a staple cartridge adapted to receive at least two laterally spaced longitudinal rows of staples, and the other provided with ...


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Robert G Rothfuss, David K Kuhl: Surgical stapling instrument with staple height adjusting mechanism. Senmed, Charles P Boukus Jr, Jerrold J Litzinger, September 2, 1986: US04608981 (642 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument suitable for performing a gastrointestinal anastomosis is provided. The stapling instrument incorporates a staple height adjusting mechanism which enables the gap between its jaw members to be adjusted to select different staple heights to be produced when the staples ...


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Robert G Rothfuss, David K Kuhl, Michael A Murray: Surgical stapling instrument with dual staple height mechanism. Senmed, Charles P Boukus Jr, Jerrold J Litzinger, August 12, 1986: US04605001 (603 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument suitable for performing a gastrointestinal anastomosis is provided. The stapling instrument incorporates an improved staple actuator mechanism operable by separate control buttons to accomplish its stapling and cutting actions in two stages. The two stage operation of ...


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Hector Chow, Hugh Melling: Disposable linear surgical stapling instrument. Senmed, Frost & Jacobs, July 9, 1985: US04527724 (480 worldwide citation)

A disposable linear surgical stapling instrument comprising a body with handle means and trigger means and, at its forward end, a fixed anvil-supporting jaw. A movable jaw comprising a staple cartridge is mounted on the body and is operatively connected to the handle means and trigger means. An adju ...


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Hector Chow, Hugh Melling, Denise S Schieltz: Surgical stapling instrument with jaw clamping mechanism. Senmed, Charles P Boukus Jr, Jerrold J Litzinger, January 6, 1987: US04633861 (406 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument suitable for performing a gastrointestinal anastomosis is provided. The stapling instrument incorporates a jaw clamping mechanism which applies clamping forces to its jaw members to resist the forces exerted on the anvil and staple cartridge carrying portions of the ja ...


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Robert G Rothfuss: Tissue retention spool for intraluminal anastomotic surgical stapling instrument and methods. Senmed, Wood Herron & Evans, June 3, 1986: US04592354 (247 worldwide citation)

A tissue retention spool is disposed on the anvil actuating rod of an intraluminal anastomotic surgical stapling instrument. Tubular tissue is gathered and held on the spool by a suture tie, thus eliminating the previously required purse-stringing procedure. The spool and rod are constructed to init ...