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Gregory D Bishop, John A Hibner, Livyn O Okorocha: Surgical instrument. Ethicon, Dressler Goldsmith Shore & Milnamow, February 11, 1997: US05601224 (912 worldwide citation)

Various mechanisms are provided for use in a surgical instrument. A shaft and an engaged lost motion operating knob are provided for rotation relative to a handle portion. A latch system prevents rotation of the shaft unless the shaft is rotated by the knob. A cartridge is provided for rotation at t ...


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Gregory D Bishop, John A Hibner: Surgical instrument. Ethicon, Dressler Goldsmith Shore & Milnamow, October 15, 1996: US05564615 (844 worldwide citation)

Various mechanisms are provided for use in a surgical instrument. A shaft and an engaged lost motion operating knob are provided for rotation relative to a handle portion. A latch system prevents rotation of the shaft unless the shaft is rotated by the knob. A cartridge is provided for rotation at t ...


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Livyn O Okorocha, Sean P Conlon: Surgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dressler Goldsmith Shore & Milnamow, June 3, 1997: US05634584 (692 worldwide citation)

Various mechanisms are provided for use in a surgical instrument. A shaft and an engaged lost motion operating knob are provided for rotation relative to a handle portion. A latch system prevents rotation of the shaft unless the shaft is rotated by the knob. A cartridge is provided for rotation at t ...


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Horace R Trumbull, Mary E Kay, Bernard J Durman, Brenton K Ahrens, James H Chambers: Method and apparatus for achieving hemostasis along a staple line. Ethicon, Dressler Goldsmith Shore & Milnamow, November 23, 1993: US05263629 (661 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus to achieve hemostasis along a staple line by utilizing a pledget material positioned adjacent at least one surface of tissue. A line of staples extends through the tissue and the pledget material. The pledget material substantially uniformly distributes pressure along the stap ...


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Williamson IV Warren P, Thomas W Huitema, James H Chambers: Surgical stapler and staple cartridge. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dressler Goldsmith Shore & Milnamow, May 16, 1995: US05415334 (564 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler comprising at least one cam having a cam surface, an arrangement for actuating the cam for a longitudinal firing movement of the cam surface, a cartridge having a plurality of staple drive members driven by the longitudinal movement of the cam surface, and a plurality of surgical ...


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Gregory D Bishop, Sean P Conlon, Jorge Gutierrez, John A Hibner, Michel A Paul, Livyn O Okorocha, Narinderjit Sambi, Edward Rhad: Method for operating a surgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dressler Goldsmith Shore & Milnamow, May 6, 1997: US05626587 (559 worldwide citation)

Various mechanisms, and a method of operating them, are provided for use in a surgical instrument. A shaft and an engaged lost motion operating knob are provided for rotation relative to a handle portion. A latch system prevents rotation of the shaft unless the shaft is rotated by means of the knob. ...


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Warren P Williamson IV: Staple cartridge for a surgical stapler. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dressler Goldsmith Shore & Milnamow, May 23, 1995: US05417361 (469 worldwide citation)

A staple cartridge for a surgical stapler includes a staple drive member which is driven by longitudinal movement of a cam through the surgical stapler for firing at least one surgical staple. The staple drive member comprises a staple drive element having a staple driving surface in association wit ...


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Warren P Williamson IV: Staple cartridge for a surgical stapler. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dressler Goldsmith Shore & Milnamow, November 15, 1994: US05364003 (442 worldwide citation)

A staple cartridge for a surgical stapler includes a staple drive member which is driven by longitudinal movement of a cam through the surgical stapler for firing at least one surgical staple. The staple drive member comprises a staple drive element having a staple driving surface in association wit ...


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Stephen J Failla, Michael J Stokes, Daniel W Price, Charles M Rarey, Bennie Thompson: Endoscopic instrument having articulating element. Ethicon, Dressler Goldsmith Shore & Milnamow, March 26, 1996: US05501654 (432 worldwide citation)

An elastically deformable element having multiple stacked strips for articulation in an endoscopic surgical instrument. The deformable element is usable in a variable retractor and an instrument having an articulating housing. The working section of the retractor variably moves from a curved configu ...


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C Daniel Rowe, Leslie R Ashmore, Chad C Carroll, Richard F Schwemberger, Norman F Schuler, John M Collins: Trocar seal/protector assemblies. Ethicon, Dressler Goldsmith Shore & Milnamow, August 30, 1994: US05342315 (270 worldwide citation)

Trocar assembly embodiments are disclosed that include a trocar tube and a housing defining a chamber adjoining a proximal end portion of the trocar tube. An elastomeric seal member is positioned within the chamber for sealing the chamber as an elongate instrument passes through an opening formed in ...