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Aron O Zingman: Surgical stapler with discrete staple height adjustment and tactile feedback. Ethicon Endo Surgery, March 20, 2012: US08136712 (328 worldwide citation)

In various embodiments, a surgical stapler is provided that may comprise a body, a stapling head operably coupled to the body, an anvil movably supported relative to the stapling head for selective travel toward and away from the stapling head, and an anvil adjustment shaft supported by the body for ...


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Zhifan F Huang, Chad P Boudreaux, Joseph C Hueil, Dean B Bruewer, Aron O Zingman, David B Smith, Geoffrey C Hueil, Hector Chow, Mark R Shaw: Surgical stapling instrument with an articulatable end effector. Ethicon Endo Surgery, November 13, 2012: US08308040 (293 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument can comprise a channel configured to support a staple cartridge and, in addition, an anvil pivotable between open and closed positions relative to the channel. The surgical instrument can further comprise a cutting member configured to incise tissue positioned captured between ...


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Aron O Zingman: Surgical stapling head assembly with firing lockout for a surgical stapler. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 29, 2013: US08360296 (241 worldwide citation)

In various embodiments, a surgical stapling head is provided that may comprise a staple cartridge for supporting one or more staples, a core movable relative to the staple cartridge, at least one staple driver extending from the core, and a casing configured to at least partially hold the staple car ...


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Zhifan F Huang, Jason L Harris, Prasanna Malaviya, Foster B Stulen, Jeffrey S Swayze, Scott A Woodruff, Gwendolyn P Payne, Donna L Korvick, David K Norvell, Aron O Zingman, Paul Guerra, Mary E Mootoo, Jeffrey L Aldridge, Timothy G Dietz, David A Witt: Surgical instruments with electrodes. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 4, 2013: US08453906 (171 worldwide citation)

An end-effector assembly configured to be attached to a surgical instrument. The end-effector assembly comprises a first jaw and a second jaw comprising a staple cavity. At least one of the first jaw and the second jaw is movable relative to the other jaw. The end-effector assembly comprises a stapl ...


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Rebecca J Mollere, Charles J Scheib, Chad P Boudreaux, Michael J Vendely, Aron O Zingman, Jeffrey S Swayze, Barry C Worrell, Janna B Volz, John C Schuckmann, Megan A O Connor: Surgical instruments with articulatable and rotatable end effector. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 6, 2015: US08926598 (169 worldwide citation)

Hand-held surgical instruments that have and end effector attached to an elongate shaft are disclosed. The end effector is articulatable and rotatable relative to the shaft by a nozzle arrangement supported by a handle from which the elongate shaft extends. In various embodiments, the nozzle is oper ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Jerome R Morgan, Taylor W Aronhalt, Gregory W Johnson, Chester O Baxter III, Joseph E Young, Barry C Worrell, Christopher J Schall, Mark S Ortiz, Jason K Rupert, Steven G Hall, Daniel J Mumaw, Aron O Zingman, Katherine J Schmid, Jacob S Gee, Richard W Timm: Modular surgical tool systems. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 25, 2015: US09113884 (129 worldwide citation)

Modular surgical instruments are disclosed. In various embodiments, a modular surgical instrument t is disclosed for use with a plurality of interchangeable surgical tool heads that are configured to perform different surgical actions. The instrument is configured to apply a plurality of different r ...


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Tamara Widenhouse, Andrew Yoo, Frederick E Shelton IV, Katherine J Schmid, Aron O Zingman, Richard W Timm, Jacob S Gee, Steven G Hall, Daniel J Mumaw, Taylor W Aronhalt, Gregory W Johnson, Michael J Vendely, Andrew T Beckman, James R Janszen: Surgical bowel retractor devices. Ethicon Endo Surgery, July 28, 2015: US09089330 (118 worldwide citation)

Bowel retractor devices. In various forms, the bowel retractor devices are configurable from a collapsed position wherein the retractor may be inserted through a trocar cannula or other opening in a patient's body to a second expanded position wherein at least a portion of the patient's bowel may be ...


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Matthew C Miller, Yi Lan Wang, Israel Nur, Aron O Zingman: Fibrin pad matrix with suspended heat activated beads of adhesive. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, August 26, 2014: US08814025 (118 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument includes a handle portion, a shaft housing a firing bar, an end effector comprising an anvil, a lower jaw, and a stapling and severing assembly responsive to a longitudinal closing motion produced by the handle portion and the shaft. The lower jaw is configured to receive a car ...


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Aron O Zingman: Surgical stapling head assembly with firing lockout for a surgical stapler. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 12, 2016: US09232945 (91 worldwide citation)

In various embodiments, a surgical stapling head is provided that may comprise a staple cartridge for supporting one or more staples, a core movable relative to the staple cartridge, at least one staple driver extending from the core, and a casing configured to at least partially hold the staple car ...


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David C Yates, Frederick E Shelton IV, Kevin L Houser, Aron O Zingman, Donna L Korvick, Ashvani K Madan, John W Willis: Surgical instrument with feedback at end effector. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, June 9, 2015: US09050100 (60 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for operating on tissue includes a body, a lip in communication with the body, and at least one electrode also in communication with the body. The body is able to mechanically couple with a portion of an end effector, which may be controlled by a user through a handpiece. The lip is con ...