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Smith Richard C, Measamer John P, Cropper Michael S, Schwemberger Richard F: Safety fastener for tissue apposition. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Smith Richard C, Measamer John P, Cropper Michael S, Schwemberger Richard F, JOHNSON Philip S, June 12, 2008: WO/2008/070763 (290 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices for fastening tissue are provided. In one exemplary embodiment, a tissue fastener is provided and includes a male fastening member having a base plate with at least one post extending therefrom and having a tissue -piercing tip. A protective member is coupled to the male fastenin ...


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BEDI James J, BAXTER Chester O: Instrument dagrafage chirurgical avec agencement de déclenchement amélioré, Surgical stapling instrument with improved firing trigger arrangement. Ethicon Endo Surgery, BEDI James J, BAXTER Chester O, JOHNSON Philip S, February 16, 2012: WO/2012/021671 (262 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument including an actuator knob which can be moved from one side of the stapling instrument to another side in order to reposition the actuator knob without having to reposition the stapling instrument within a surgical site. A stapling instrument can include a pusher bar, ...


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Stokes Michael J, Stefanchik David: Flexible endoscope shapelock. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Stokes Michael J, Stefanchik David, JOHNSON Philip S, August 21, 2008: WO/2008/101080 (238 worldwide citation)

A medical apparatus includes a flexible sheath adapted to receive an endoscope. A first flexible rail is formed on the flexible sheath. The first flexible rail extends longitudinally along the length of the flexible sheath. A first rigidizable guide member includes a first track channel adapted to r ...


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Shelton Frederick E Iv, Yates David C, Smith Richard C: Surgical instrument with automatically reconfigurable articulating end effector. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Shelton Frederick E Iv, Yates David C, Smith Richard C, Johnson Philip S, November 26, 2009: WO/2009/143092 (233 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument, such as a surgical cutting and fastening instrument, with an automatically articulatable end effector. The surgical instrument may comprise an end effector, a shaft, and an articulatable joint assembly connected between the end effector and the shaft. The joint assembly compri ...


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WEINER EITAN T: Electrosurgery generator for ultrasonic surgical instruments. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, Johnson Philip S, January 20, 2011: WO/2011/008672 (223 worldwide citation)

In one general aspect, various embodiments are directed to a surgical instrument that can supply mechanical energy and electrical energy to an end effector of the surgical instrument. The surgical instrument may be operated in a first operating mode in which a transducer of the surgical instrument p ...


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SHELTON Frederick E, SWAYZE Jeffrey S, MORGAN Jerome R, HALL Steven G, SCHEIB Charles J: CARTOUCHE DAGRAFEUSES PLIABLE, COLLAPSIBLE FASTENER CARTRIDGE. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, SHELTON Frederick E, SWAYZE Jeffrey S, MORGAN Jerome R, HALL Steven G, SCHEIB Charles J, JOHNSON Philip S, April 5, 2012: WO/2012/044820 (193 worldwide citation)

A fastener cartridge can comprise a crushable cartridge body and fasteners embedded within the crushable cartridge body which can be utilized to fasten tissue. In use, the fastener cartridge can be positioned in a first jaw of a surgical fastening device, wherein the first jaw can be positioned oppo ...


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TREES GREGORY A: Surgical instrument. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, Johnson Philip S, April 14, 2011: WO/2011/044343 (191 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument can comprise a first drive system for advancing a knife bar between a first position and a second position in order to close a jaw, and a second drive system for advancing the knife bar between the second position and a third position. The instrument can comprise a lock engaged ...


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SHELTON Frederick E: CARTOUCHE DÉLÉMENT DE FIXATION IMPLANTABLE COMPORTANT ÉLÉMENT DE RETENUE DE SUPPORT, IMPLANTABLE FASTENER CARTRIDGE COMPRISING A SUPPORT RETAINER. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, SHELTON Frederick E, JOHNSON Philip S, April 5, 2012: WO/2012/044551 (189 worldwide citation)

A fastener cartridge can comprise a compressible, collapsible, and/or crushable cartridge body and fasteners embedded within the cartridge body which can be utilized to fasten tissue. In use, the fastener cartridge can be positioned in a first jaw of a surgical fastening device, wherein the first ja ...


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DAVISON Mark A, BOUDREAUX Chad P, KILLINGER Scott B, BATROSS Jonathan T, GIORDANO James R, TREES Gregory A, WANG Bingshi, VOEGELE Aaron C, NORVELL David, BARBERA Nathaniel F, FELDER Kevin D: INSTRUMENT CHIRURGICAL DOTÉ DUN ÉLÉMENT À MÂCHOIRES, SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH JAW MEMBER. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, DAVISON Mark A, BOUDREAUX Chad P, KILLINGER Scott B, BATROSS Jonathan T, GIORDANO James R, TREES Gregory A, WANG Bingshi, VOEGELE Aaron C, NORVELL David, BARBERA Nathaniel F, FELDER Kevin D, JOHNSON Philip S, April 5, 2012: WO/2012/044606 (187 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for supplying energy to tissue may comprise a handle, a trigger, an electrical input, and a shaft extending from the handle. The surgical instrument may comprise and end effector first and second tissue engaging surfaces that are slanted with respect to a transection plane. The ...