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Frederick E Shelton IV, Kevin Ross Doll, Jerry R Morgan, Michael Earl Setser: Articulating surgical stapling instrument incorporating a two-piece E-beam firing mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, June 3, 2008: US07380696 (754 worldwide citation)

A surgical severing and stapling instrument, suitable for laparoscopic and endoscopic clinical procedures, clamps tissue within an end effector of an elongate channel pivotally opposed by an anvil. An E-beam firing bar moves distally through the clamped end effector to sever tissue and to drive stap ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Michael Earl Setser: Surgical stapling instrument with multistroke firing incorporating an anti-backup mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, November 1, 2005: US06959852 (703 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling and severing instrument particularly suited to endoscopic procedures incorporates a handle that produces separate closing and firing motions to actuate an end effector. In particular, the handle produces multiple firing strokes in order to reduce the required amount of force requ ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV: Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a multi-stroke firing mechanism with a flexible rack. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, December 4, 2007: US07303108 (589 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling and severing instrument particularly suited to endoscopic procedures incorporates a handle that produces separate closing and firing motions to actuate an end effector. In particular, the handle produces multiple firing strokes in order to reduce the required amount of force requ ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Jerome R Morgan: Surgical stapling instrument having force controlled spacing end effector. Ehthicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, August 5, 2008: US07407078 (511 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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Frederick E Shelton IV, Jeffrey S Swayze, Douglas B Hoffman: Surgical stapling instrument having multistroke firing with opening lockout. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, October 14, 2008: US07434715 (502 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling and severing instrument particularly suited to endoscopic procedures incorporates a handle that produces separate closing and firing motions to actuate an end effector. In particular, the handle produces multiple firing strokes in order to reduce the required amount of force requ ...


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Kenneth S Wales, Chad P Boudreaux: Surgical instrument incorporating a fluid transfer controlled articulation mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, July 14, 2009: US07559450 (490 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument particularly suited to endoscopic use articulates an end effector by including a fluid transfer articulation mechanism that is proximally controlled. A fluid control, which is attached to a proximal portion, transfers fluid through the elongate shaft through a first fluid passa ...


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Kenneth S Wales, Chad P Boudreaux: Surgical instrument with articulating shaft with single pivot closure and double pivot frame ground. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, August 31, 2010: US07784662 (485 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling and severing instrument particularly suited to endoscopic use includes a proximal portion that is manipulated external to a patient to position an attached elongate shaft and end effector to a desired surgical site inside of the patient. An articulation joint pivotally attaches t ...


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Kenneth S Wales, Frederick E Shelton IV: Surgical instrument having fluid actuated opposing jaws. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, July 14, 2009: US07559452 (440 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling and severing instrument enables minimally invasive surgical procedures by having upper and lower jaws (i.e., anvil and staple channel) that are positioned with an elongate shaft and handle through surgical openings, and in particular through a cannula of a trocar. A pair of fluid ...


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Robert H McKenna, Frederick E Shelton IV, Randal T Byrum, Mark S Ortiz, Paul J Conrad, Eugene L Timperman: Disposable cartridge with adhesive for use with a stapling device. Thicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, May 25, 2010: US07721930 (435 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling device is provided for clamping and stapling tissue, and for dispensing a fluid such as an adhesive onto the tissue. The adhesive can be stored within one or more rigid chambers within removable cartridge and dispensed from a plurality of passageways within the cartridge. A plura ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Jeffrey S Swayze, Eugene L Timperman, Leslie M Fugikawa: Surgical stapling instrument having preloaded firing assistance mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, April 15, 2008: US07357287 (420 worldwide citation)

A surgical severing and stapling instrument clamps tissue in a staple applying assembly comprising a lower jaw of an elongate channel holding a staple cartridge and a pivotally opposed upper jaw (anvil). A firing handle drives a rack in a handle connected to a firing rod and bar that pass through an ...