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Thomas W Huitema, Anil K Nalagatla, Dale R Schulze: Articulation assembly for surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Matthew S Goodwin, January 6, 1998: US05704534 (965 worldwide citation)

An articulating surgical instrument which has an articulation transmission assembly for remotely articulating an end effector of the instrument is disclosed. Ratcheting rotation of a compressible deck within a detent housing of the assembly from a first locked position to a second locked position ca ...


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Thomas Huitema: Articulation transmission mechanism for surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Matthew S Goodwin, February 3, 1998: US05713505 (679 worldwide citation)

An articulating surgical instrument which has an articulation transmission assembly for remotely articulating an end effector of the instrument is disclosed. The articulation transmission assembly includes a detent housing mounted on the instrument with a plurality of detent teeth. A compressible de ...


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Steven W Hamblin, David A Witt, Thomas J Sierocuk, Kirk M Nicola, Matthew R Otten, Craig B Berky: Reloadable surgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Michael J Kline, Paul A Coletti, Matthew S Goodwin, January 5, 1999: US05855311 (670 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument with a remotely articulated staple head assembly on a rotatable support shaft. A joy stick mounted to the shaft of the instrument near the handle allows for remote articulation of the staple head assembly. The staple head assembly includes a narrow contour for insertio ...


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Antonio Longo, John R Bittner, Randall L Hacker, Federico Bilotti: Circular stapler for hemorrhoidal surgery. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Matthew S Goodwin, August 15, 2000: US06102271 (643 worldwide citation)

A circular sapling instrument for the removal of hemorrhoids has a stapling end effector having a casing, a hollow staple driver within the casing, an annular blade having an open distal end is located within the staple driver, and a elongated interior drive shaft is reciprocable within the staple d ...


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Tim Knodel, Bryan D Knodel, Anil Nalagatla, Dale R Schulze: Endoscopic surgical stapler with compact profile. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Matthew S Goodwin, July 14, 1998: US05779132 (606 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler having an end effector with a reduced stacking height for its components to decrease the diameter of a trocar cannula or other access device during minimally invasive surgery is disclosed. The end effector includes an elongated channel containing a staple cartridge and an anvil mo ...


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Thomas Huitema, Richard P Nuchols, Bryan D Knodel: Articulation transmission mechanism for surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Matthew S Goodwin, October 20, 1998: US05823066 (580 worldwide citation)

An articulating surgical instrument with an articulation transmission assembly for remotely articulating the end effector of the instrument includes a body with a housing mounted on the instrument, oscillating and rotating members, and an actuator rotatably mounted on the housing and secured to the ...


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Kenneth S Wales, Joseph F Paraschac, David Stefanchik: Articulating surgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Matthew S Goodwin, December 30, 1997: US05702408 (553 worldwide citation)

A four-bar linkage for an articulation assembly adapted for use with a surgical instrument is disclosed. The first link is in the form of an actuation lever which pivots transversely to the longitudinal axis of the instrument. The second and third links are operatively connected to the first link. T ...


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Steven W Hamblin, David A Witt, Thomas J Sierocuk, Kirk M Nicola, Matthew R Otten, Craig B Berky: Handle actuator for surgical instrument having flexible cable. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Michael J Kline, Paul Coletti, Matthew S Goodwin, December 3, 1996: US05580067 (552 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument with a remotely articulated staple head assembly on a rotatable support shaft. A joy stick mounted to the shaft of the instrument near the handle allows for remote articulation of the staple head assembly. The staple head assembly includes a narrow contour for insertio ...


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Mark S Ortiz: Endoscopic multi-fire flat stapler with low profile. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Matthew S Goodwin, December 27, 1994: US05376095 (533 worldwide citation)

A multi-fire endoscopic stapler is disclosed. The stapler has a retractable cartridge where the cartridge is retractable from a staple-forming position in which the distal-most staple in the cartridge is aligned with a driver blade on a staple driver for forming the staple against an anvil. An elong ...


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Tim Knodel, Bryan D Knodel, Anil Nalagatla, Dale R Schulze: Endoscopic surgical stapler with compact profile. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Matthew S Goodwin, July 14, 1998: US05779131 (517 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler having an end effector with a reduced stacking height for its components to decrease the diameter of a trocar cannula or other access device during minimally invasive surgery is disclosed. The end effector includes an elongated channel containing a staple cartridge and an anvil mo ...