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Matthew A Wixey, Gary M Johnson: Surgical stapler with firing lock mechanism. Applied Medical Resources Corporation, John F Heal, David G Majdali, Patrick Y Ikehara, June 30, 2009: US07552854 (296 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler is provided that maintains the jaws of the stapler in an open position and prevents firing of staples when a cartridge is not loaded in one of the jaws. Distinct positioning and sequencing of the jaws, capture pin and firing of the staples are provided by a latch mechanism. Such l ...


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Russell E Ahlberg, Steven R Anderson, Edward E Dolendo, Vincent C Tangherlini: Multiple clip applier apparatus and method. Applied Medical Resources Corporation, John F Heal, David G Majdali, September 10, 2013: US08529588 (197 worldwide citation)

A surgical clip applier includes a train of clips disposed in a plane with a single clip removed from the train of clips and disposed in a staging position. A pair of jaws are adapted to receive the single clip from the staging position by operation of a jaw loader moveable outside the plane of the ...


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Charles C Hart, Gary M Johnson, Said S Hilal, John R Brustad, Edward D Pingleton: Tissue fusion/welder apparatus and method. Applied Medical Resources Corporation, John F Heal, Patrick Y Ikehara, Richard L Myers, December 1, 2009: US07625370 (188 worldwide citation)

A tissue welding apparatus is adapted to fuse a first piece of tissue to a second piece of tissue which are disposed in a surface proximate relationship. An elongate shaft carries a first jaw, and a second opposing jaw moveable relative to the first jaw. At least one penetrating member is carried by ...


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Matthew A Wixey, Gary M Johnson: Surgical stapler with firing lock mechanism. Applied Medical Resources Corporation, John F Heal, June 8, 2010: US07731073 (150 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler is provided that maintains the jaws of the stapler in an open position and prevents firing of staples when a cartridge is not loaded in one of the jaws. Distinct positioning and sequencing of the jaws, capture pin and firing of the staples are provided by a latch mechanism. Such l ...


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Russell E Ahlberg, Scott V Taylor, David Okihisa, Gregory I Boychuck, Emil Karapetian, John Stout: Overmolded grasper jaw. Applied Medical Resources Corporation, John F Heal, David G Majdali, Patrick Y Ikehara, February 24, 2009: US07494501 (133 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed to a surgical instrument comprising an elongate tube extending along an axis including a camming rod and an actuation mechanism operably connected to the camming rod, the camming rod having a camming pin and a camming projection; a first jaw spine having a first cam slot, a ...


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Gary M Johnson, Russell E Ahlberg, David Okihisa, Gregory I Bak Boychuk: System for actuating a laparoscopic surgical instrument. Applied Medical Resources Corporation, Patrick Y Ikehara, David G Majdali, John F Heal, August 25, 2009: US07578832 (54 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed to a pin and slot design where the driving slots are moved from the tips to the actuation rod in one aspect of the invention. As a result, the back end of each blade or tip can be dramatically reduced in area so that during full deflection, very little or no part of the bla ...


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Gigi Au, Jeremy J Albrecht, Charles C Hart, Gary M Johnson, John R Brustad: Trocars with advanced fixation. Applied Medical Resources Corporation, John F Heal, David G Majdali, April 17, 2012: US08157833 (49 worldwide citation)

A trocar fixation device includes a cannula and an elongate tube mounted onto and coupled to the exterior surface of the cannula with the distal end of the cannula extending distally beyond the distal end of the elongate tube. The elongate tube includes a plurality of slits cut at an angle to a long ...


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Frans Vandenbroek, Luong Nguyen: Convertible surgical clip applier system. Applied Medical Resources Corporation, John F Heal, Pui Tong Ho, Richard L Myers, July 2, 2013: US08475473 (37 worldwide citation)

A surgical clip applier includes a handle assembly, a first clip assembly, and a second clip assembly. The first clip assembly is adapted to receive only a single clip while the second clip assembly is adapted to receive multiple clips. The handle assembly is sized and configured to receive the firs ...


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Zoran Falkenstein, Christopher J Cappello, Gary M Johnson, Benjamin A Gianneschi, Olivia J Tran, Matthew A Wixey, Kennii Pravongviengkham, Boun Pravong, Haruyasu Yawata, Matthew M Becerra, John R Brustad, Adam J Cohen, Nabil Hilal, Edward D Pingleton, Said S Hilal, Charles C Hart, Chris R Wikoff: Electrosurgical system. Applied Medical Resources Corporation, Patrick Y Ikehara, John F Heal, October 22, 2013: US08562598 (30 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical system can include an electrosurgical generator, a feedback circuit or controller, and an electrosurgical tool. The feedback circuit can provide an electrosurgery endpoint by determining the phase end point of a tissue to be treated. The electrosurgical system can include more tha ...


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Charles C Hart, John R Brustad: Surgical access apparatus and method. Applied Medical Resources Corporation, John F Heal, Pui Tong Ho, David G Majdali, May 17, 2011: US07942862 (17 worldwide citation)

A trocar system for providing access across a body wall includes a trocar and an anchor provided in the form of a first helix. The anchor is adapted for placement in an operative position wherein the anchor extends at least partially through the body wall. A second helix formed on the trocar is size ...