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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 (262 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 (234 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 (211 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 (200 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 (183 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 (166 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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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 (162 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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TREES GREGORY A: Surgical instrument. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, Johnson Philip S, April 14, 2011: WO/2011/044343 (160 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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Disalvo Anthony L, Mordas Carolyn J: Composite materials comprising metal-loaded nanoparticles. Mcneil Ppc, Disalvo Anthony L, Mordas Carolyn J, JOHNSON Philip S, May 12, 2005: WO/2005/042041 (153 worldwide citation)

Composite materials comprising nanoparticles functionalized with metals are disclosed. The composite materials may be used in a variety of applications, including in coating compositions, cosmetic and pharmaceutical compositions, absorbent articles, and the like.



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