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Kevin W Smith, Matthew A Palmer, Korey Robert Kline, Derek Dee Deville: Surgical stapling and cutting device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Scott D Smiley, July 29, 2008: US07404508 (822 worldwide citation)

A medical device includes a control handle, an end effector, and a passive articulating joint connecting the end effector to the handle. The handle has a stapling actuator, an articulation joint actuator different from the stapling actuator, and a body through which the stapling and articulation joi ...


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Kevin W Smith, Matthew A Palmer, Korey Robert Kline, Derek Dee Deville: Surgical stapling and cutting device with dual actuating control knob. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Scott D Smiley, September 2, 2008: US07419080 (492 worldwide citation)

A medical device includes a surgical end effector, an end effector control handle, and a control shaft having a longitudinal axis and a handle portion connecting the control shaft to the control handle rotatably about the longitudinal axis. A passive articulation joint connects the end effector to t ...


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Kevin W Smith, Thomas Bales, Derek Dee Deville, Carlos Rivera, Matthew A Palmer: Electrically self-powered surgical instrument with manual release. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Rebecca A Tie, June 14, 2011: US07959050 (450 worldwide citation)

An electrically operated surgical instrument includes a surgical end effector having an actuation assembly effecting a surgical procedure when actuated and a handle connected to the end effector for actuating the assembly. A part of the assembly moves between start and fully actuated positions. The ...


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Kevin W Smith, Matthew A Palmer, Korey R Kline, Derek Dee Deville: Method for surgical stapling and cutting device with dual actuating control knob. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Rebecca A Tie, October 11, 2011: US08034077 (338 worldwide citation)

A method for operating a surgical end effector, including providing a control shaft having a longitudinal axis with a distal end effector assembly at least partially actuated by a displacement of an actuating part along the longitudinal axis and providing the control shaft with a proximal handle con ...


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Kevin W Smith, Thomas Bales, Derek Dee Deville, Carlos Rivera, Matthew A Palmer: Electrical surgical instrument with optimized power supply and drive. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Rebecca A Tie, October 18, 2011: US08038046 (324 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument includes an end effector having an actuation assembly to effect a surgical procedure when actuated. An electric motor has a rated operating voltage and is operationally connected to the end effector to operate the actuation assembly. A power supply is electrically connected to ...


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Kevin W Smith, Matthew A Palmer, Korey R Kline, Derek Dee Deville: Surgical stapling and cutting device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Rebecca A Tie, August 21, 2012: US08245898 (289 worldwide citation)

A medical device includes a control handle, an end effector, and a passive articulating joint connecting the end effector to the handle. The handle has a stapling actuator, an articulation joint actuator different from the stapling actuator, and a body through which the stapling and articulation joi ...


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Kevin W Smith, Thomas Bales, Derek Dee Deville, Carlos Rivera, Matthew A Palmer: Electric surgical instrument with optimized power supply and drive. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Rebecca A Tie, October 4, 2011: US08028885 (245 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument includes a surgical end effector having at least one actuation assembly to effect a surgical procedure when actuated, an electric motor operationally connected to the end effector to operate the at least one actuation assembly, and a power supply electrically connected to the m ...


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Kevin W Smith: Force switch. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Scott D Smiley, January 20, 2009: US07479608 (240 worldwide citation)

A mechanical force switch to be disposed along a longitudinal device axis of a medical device includes an electrically conductive switching piston to form a first electrical contact of the switch, a hollow body, an end stop, a bias device, and an electrically conductive second contact of the switch ...


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Kevin W Smith: Force switch. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Rebecca A Tie, May 11, 2010: US07714239 (240 worldwide citation)

A mechanical force switch to be disposed along a longitudinal device axis of a medical device includes an electrically conductive switching piston to form a first electrical contact of the switch, a hollow body, an end stop, a bias device, and an electrically conductive second contact of the switch ...


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Robert Sixto Jr, Kevin W Smith, Juergen A Kortenbach, Michael Sean McBrayer, Charles R Slater: Instrument for applying a surgical fastener particularly for the transoral treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). ID, Gregory L Mayback, November 22, 2005: US06966919 (210 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument includes an end effector having a clevis and first and second jaws mutually rotatable between open and closed positions. The jaws are proximally directed and laterally displaced relative to a longitudinal axis of a control shaft of the instrument. The jaws hold first and second ...