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Ronald J Brinkerhoff, Rudolph H Nobis, Helmut Wolf, Federico Bilotti, William Fox, Mark S Zeiner, E David Allen: Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, Charles P Boukus, April 27, 1993: US05205459 (771 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument for performing a circular anastomosis stapling operation is provided. The surgical instrument includes a stapling head assembly mounted by a curved shaft to an actuator handle assembly and incorporates an improved actuator mechanism for transmitting the required operat ...


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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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Ernest Akopov, Vyacheslav Astashev, Anatoly Ramm, Alexandr Reztsov: Surgical instrument and staples for applying purse string sutures. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, Charles P Boukus, September 7, 1993: US05242457 (714 worldwide citation)

A surgical staple for securing a purse string suture to human tissue comprises a staple body of deformable material formed into a loop through which the purse string suture is threaded. The staple body includes a pair of legs which are deformable into an overlapping configuration upon insertion into ...


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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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Richard L Grant, Michael Lang, Philip J Churchill, W Thompson Lawrence: Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, Charles P Boukus, December 21, 1993: US05271543 (605 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument for performing a circular anastomosis stapling operation is provided. The surgical instrument includes a stapling head assembly mounted by a flexible support shaft to an actuator handle assembly. The support shaft is capable of bending in any radial direction relative ...


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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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Michael F Bregen: Receiverless surgical fasteners. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, Charles P Boukus, April 19, 1994: US05304204 (593 worldwide citation)

A self-closing receiverless surgical fastener comprises a fastener body of biocompatible or bioabsorbable material including a bridge member and at least two tines extending from opposite ends of the bridge member. The tines are resiliently deformable from a normally closed position with the distal ...


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George A Clark, Malcolm C Burwell, John A Gola, Christopher Robinson, Fred E Snyder: Surgical stapling instrument with articulated stapling head assembly on rotatable and flexible support shaft. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, Charles P Boukus, March 4, 1997: US05607094 (588 worldwide citation)

An improved surgical instrument is provided for applying surgical fasteners, such as staples, to human tissue which is particularly suited for applying one or more rows of fasteners across a tissue lumen. The surgical instrument can be used in thoracic and abdominal surgical procedures where access ...


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William Fox, Richard Smith, Richard Grant: Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, Charles P Boukus, December 21, 1993: US05271544 (522 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument for performing a circular anastomosis stapling operation is provided. The surgical instrument includes a stapling head assembly mounted by a curved shaft to an actuator handle assembly and incorporates an improved actuator mechanism for transmitting the required operat ...


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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 ...