Geoffrey C Hueil, Joseph Charles Hueil, Kenneth Edward Hogue, Douglas Jon Siebenaler: Surgical instrument having an articulating end effector. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dean Gamer, March 2, 2010: US07670334 (553 worldwide citation)

An articulating surgical instrument is shown, which comprises a shaft and an end effector. The shaft has a longitudinal axis, and the end effector is operationally coupled, preferably mechanically coupled, to the shaft at an articulation pivot. The instrument also comprises a first band, and in some ...

Mark S Ortiz: Method and apparatus for endoscopically performing gastric reduction surgery. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dean Gamer, August 24, 2010: US07779845 (5 worldwide citation)

An articulating endoscopic instrument is adapted for properly orienting the stomach for cutting and stapling in an efficient manner. The instrument includes a body member having a first end and a second end, a plurality of suction holes along the body member in fluid communication with a suction inl ...

Mark S Ortiz, Eugene L Timperman: Screw tip control for anastomotic ring applier. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dean Gamer, April 6, 2010: US07691113 (2 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for applying an anastomotic ring device comprises a handle connected to an anastomotic ring deployment mechanism by a shaft. The shaft has at least one torsion member that is capable of communicating a torsional actuating force from the handle to the ring deployment mechanism. ...

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