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James J Bedi, Adam R Dunki Jacobs: Surgical stapler comprising a staple pocket. Ethicon Endo Surgery, March 27, 2012: US08141762 (361 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler can comprise an anvil comprising a staple pocket formed in a tissue contacting surface. The staple pocket can comprise a longitudinal axis, a first forming cup, and a second forming cup. The first forming cup can comprise a first interior sidewall comprising a first vertical porti ...


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Chester O Baxter III, Adam R Dunki Jacobs, James J Bedi, Venkataramanan Mandakolathur Vasudevan: Surgical stapling instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 22, 2013: US08561870 (257 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler can comprise an anvil comprising a staple pocket formed in a tissue contacting surface. The staple pocket can comprise a midline or centerline, a first forming cup, and a second forming cup. The first forming cup can comprise a first interior sidewall comprising a first vertical p ...


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Kevin D Felder, John F Cummings, Joseph P Schowalter, Patrick J Swindon, Johnny H Alexander III, Patrick A Weizman, Cory G Kimball, Edward G Chekan, Joseph E Young, Christopher C Miller, Barry T Jamison, John V Hunt, Kent P Baker, Cortney E Henderson, Chester O Baxter III, Jerome R Morgan, Adam R Dunki Jacobs, Venkataramanan Mandakolathur Vasudevan, Carl J Shurtleff, Julia F Serber: Tissue stapler anvil feature to prevent premature jaw opening. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, November 17, 2015: US09186148 (29 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument includes a handle assembly having a trigger operable to fire a staple driver to staple tissue. The instrument includes a pointed rod to which an anvil may be coupled. An anvil detection feature is included to determine when the anvil is coupled to the rod. In some versions, the ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Chester O Baxter III, Adam R Dunki Jacobs: Fastener cartridge comprising a firing member configured to directly engage and eject fasteners from the fastener cartridge. Ethicon, September 19, 2017: US09763662 (4 worldwide citation)

A fastener cartridge can comprise a cartridge body including a deck and a plurality of fastener cavities, wherein each fastener cavity includes an opening in the deck. The fastener cartridge can further comprise a plurality of fasteners, wherein each fastener is at least partially stored within a fa ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Chester O Baxter III, Adam R Dunki Jacobs: Fastener cartridge comprising a firing member including fastener transfer surfaces. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 24, 2017: US09549735 (4 worldwide citation)

A fastener cartridge can comprise a cartridge body including a plurality of fastener cavities and a plurality of fasteners removably stored therein. The fastener cartridge can further comprise a firing member including a first ramp surface and a second ramp surface which can be configured to co-oper ...


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Michael J Vendely, Frederick E Shelton IV, Bret W Smith, Gregory Bakos, Simon Cohn, Adam R Dunki Jacobs, John Matonick, Jason L Harris: Devices and methods for sealing staples in tissue. Ethicon, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo P C, March 27, 2018: US09924946 (3 worldwide citation)

Devices and methods for applying sealants to surgical instruments. In one embodiment, a surgical device is described that can include at least one nozzle formed at a proximal end of the device that is configured to receive a sealant, as well as an applicator formed at a distal end of the device that ...


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Jason L Harris, Mark S Zeiner, Adam R Dunki Jacobs, Justin W Sherrill: Conforming anchor for duodenal barrier. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, February 23, 2016: US09265640 (1 worldwide citation)

An apparatus comprises a sleeve, a seal, and an anchor assembly. The sleeve is flexible and non-permeable and is configured to fit in a duodenum. The seal is positioned at the proximal end of the sleeve and is configured to seal the proximal end of the sleeve against the stomach mucosa, the pylorus, ...


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Chad P Boudreaux, Charles J Scheib, Douglas B Hoffman, Janna B Volz, Megan O Connor, Adam R Dunki Jacobs, Robert P Kruth: Staple forming features for surgical stapling instrument. Ethicon, Frost Brown Todd, October 9, 2018: US10092292

An end effector for a surgical instrument comprises a first jaw and a second jaw. The first jaw is configured to receive a staple cartridge. The second jaw is movable relative to the first jaw and is configured to provide an anvil for forming staples. The anvil has staple forming pockets. Each stapl ...


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Christopher C Miller, Edward G Chekan, Johnny H Alexander III, John F Cummings, Carl J Shurtleff, Adam R Dunki Jacobs, Barry T Jamison, Joseph E Young, Cortney E Henderson: Feature to reengage safety switch of tissue stapler. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, March 28, 2017: US09603599

A surgical instrument includes an anvil selectively coupleable to a stapling head assembly and a trigger operable to fire staples into tissue compressed between the anvil and the stapling head assembly. In some versions, a lockout member may engage a securing feature to prevent actuation of the anvi ...


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Venkataramanan Mandakolathur Vasudevan, Adam R Dunki Jacobs, Chester O Baxter III, Jerome R Morgan, Cortney E Henderson, Christopher C Miller, Kent P Baker, John V Hunt, Barry T Jamison, Patrick A Weizman, Joseph E Young, Cory G Kimball, Carl J Shurtleff, Edward G Chekan, Kevin D Felder, Johnny H Alexander III, Patrick J Swindon, Joseph P Schowalter, John F Cummings: Ratcheting feature on tissue staple trigger to prevent premature jaw opening. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, January 24, 2017: US09549738

A surgical instrument includes a body, a pivotable trigger, and a ratcheting assembly. The ratcheting assembly may include a rotary ratchet coupled to the trigger and a pawl coupled to the body. The rotary ratchet may further include a ramp that disengages the ratchet from the pawl. A release featur ...