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Omaits Todd Phillip, Thompson Bennie, Shelton Frederick E Iv, Timperman Eugene L: Surgical stapling instrument with mechanical mechanism for limiting maximum tissue compression. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Omaits Todd Phillip, Thompson Bennie, Shelton Frederick E Iv, Timperman Eugene L, GEISLER Brian T, April 3, 2008: WO/2008/039249 (294 worldwide citation)

In various embodiments, the instrument includes a cartridge supporting assembly (1610) for operably supporting a staple cartridge (1616) therein. The cartridge supporting assembly may be responsive to firing and retraction motions applied thereto from a firing assembly (1675). An anvil (1700) may be ...


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Shelton Frederick E Iv, Morgan Jerome R, Murray Michael A, Timm Richard W, Spivey James T, Voegele James W, Fugikawa Leslie M, Timperman Eugene L: Surgical stapling instruments having flexible channel and anvil features for adjustable staple heights. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Shelton Frederick E Iv, Morgan Jerome R, Murray Michael A, Timm Richard W, Spivey James T, Voegele James W, Fugikawa Leslie M, Timperman Eugene L, EDGINGTON Thomas J, April 10, 2008: WO/2008/042021 (77 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for being endoscopically or laparoscopically inserted into a surgical site for simultaneous stapling and severing of tissue includes force adjusted spacing between an upper jaw (anvil) and a lower jaw (staple cartridge engaged to an elongate staple channel) so that the height o ...


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MOORE Kyle P, SHELTON Frederick E, WEISENBURGH William B, MORGAN Jerome R, RANSICK Mark H, TIMPERMAN Eugene L: UNITÉ DE CHARGEMENT JETABLE À MOTEUR, COMMANDÉE PAR ROBOT, ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED DISPOSABLE MOTOR-DRIVE LOADING UNIT. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, MOORE Kyle P, SHELTON Frederick E, WEISENBURGH William B, MORGAN Jerome R, RANSICK Mark H, TIMPERMAN Eugene L, GARNER Dean L, December 6, 2012: WO/2012/166503 (42 worldwide citation)

A self contained motor-powered disposable loading unit (16) for use with a robotic system configured to generate control systems there¬ for. The disposable loading unit may contain a battery (526) that is retained in a disconnected position when the disposable loading unit is not in use and is moved ...


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Omaits Todd Phillip, Thompson Bennie, Shelton Frederick E, Timperman Eugene L: Surgical stapling instrument with mechanical indicator to show levels of tissue compression. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Omaits Todd Phillip, Thompson Bennie, Shelton Frederick E, Timperman Eugene L, GEISLER Brian T, April 3, 2008: WO/2008/039250 (15 worldwide citation)

Various forms of surgical instruments are disclosed. In various embodiments, the instrument includes a cartridge supporting assembly for operably supporting a staple cartridge therein. The cartridge supporting assembly may be responsive to firing and retraction motions applied thereto from a firing ...


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Shelton Iv Frederick E, Swayze Jeffrey S, Fugikawa Leslie M, Timperman Eugene L: Surgical stapling instruments with collapsible features for controlling staple height. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Shelton Iv Frederick E, Swayze Jeffrey S, Fugikawa Leslie M, Timperman Eugene L, EDGINGTON Thomas J, April 10, 2008: WO/2008/042022 (2 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for being endoscopically or laparoscopically inserted into a surgical site for simultaneous stapling and severing of tissue includes force adjusted spacing between an upper jaw (anvil) and a lower jaw (staple cartridge engaged to an elongate staple channel) so that the height o ...


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Timperman Eugene L: Air cushion or wheeled overhead guideway system. Timperman Eugene L, Lavender Mark D, January 20, 2011: WO/2011/008604

An air cushion or wheeled overhead guideway mass transit system is disclosed.


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Hess Christopher J, Weisenburgh William B Ii, Morgan Jerome R, Shelton Frederick E Iv, Fugikawa Leslie M, Timperman Eugene L: Connected surgical staples and stapling instruments for deploying the same. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Hess Christopher J, Weisenburgh William B Ii, Morgan Jerome R, Shelton Frederick E Iv, Fugikawa Leslie M, Timperman Eugene L, GEISLER Brian T, April 10, 2008: WO/2008/042044

A surgical stapling system comprising a first staple, a second staple, and a bridge connecting the first staple and the second staple. In at least one embodiment, the first staple and the second staple are part of a strip of staples. For example, the first and second staples can be included in a str ...


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Shelton Frederick E, Morgan Jerome R, Timperman Eugene L, Fugikawa Leslie M: Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with replaceable power sources. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Shelton Frederick E, Morgan Jerome R, Timperman Eugene L, Fugikawa Leslie M, EDGINGTON Thomas J, February 7, 2008: WO/2008/016445

A surgical instrument that includes a handle assembly that removably supports a source of pneumatic power. A pneumatically powered drive system is operably supported by the surgical instrument and is configured to be fluidically coupled to the source of pneumatic power. The handle assembly may be pr ...


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Shelton Frederick E, Morgan Jerome R, Timperman Eugene L, Fugikawa Leslie M: Surgical cutting and fastening instrument with distally mounted pneumatically powered rotary drive member. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Shelton Frederick E, Morgan Jerome R, Timperman Eugene L, Fugikawa Leslie M, EDGINGTON Thomas J, February 7, 2008: WO/2008/016446

A surgical instrument that includes a distal member configured to receive a pneumatically operated tool assembly therein. The instrument may also include an elongate shaft assembly that has a distal end portion that is coupled to the distal member and a proximal end portion. A pneumatically powered ...