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Tamara Widenhouse, Frederick E Shelton IV, Andrew Yoo, Chester O Baxter III, Barry C Worrell, James R Janszen, Andrew T Beckman, Michael J Vendely, Joseph E Young, Christopher J Schall: Rectal manipulation devices. Ethicon Endo Surgery, May 27, 2014: US08734478 (182 worldwide citation)

Tissue manipulation devices are disclosed. In various forms, the devices include tissue manipulation arms that are arranged in a position suitable to enable the device to be inserted into the colon then, upon application of at least one actuation motion thereto, at least some of the tissue manipulat ...


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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: Modular tool heads for use with circular surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, September 9, 2014: US08827903 (180 worldwide citation)

Various universal ports for installation into a colon are disclosed. Some embodiments include means for permitting an anvil of a surgical stapler to pass through a port in a first direction and means for permitting a portion of the patient's colon to pass through the port in a second direction. Some ...


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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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Chester O Baxter III, Taylor W Aronhalt, Joseph E Young, Frederick E Shelton IV, Barry C Worrell, Matthew C Miller, Gregory W Johnson: Surgical instrument with trigger assembly for generating multiple actuation motions. Ethicon Endo Surgery, July 29, 2014: US08789741 (165 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument that has an actuation system that is configured to generate at least two separate actuation motions. A clutch assembly is movable between an engaged position wherein the clutch assembly is in operable engagement with the actuation system and an unengaged position. In various fo ...


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Taylor W Aronhalt, Frederick E Shelton IV, Kreena Rajeev Modi, Christopher J Schall, Joseph E Young, Barry C Worrell, Jerome R Morgan, William B Weisenburgh II, Christopher J Hess, Emily A Heeb: Anvil assemblies with collapsible frames for circular staplers. Ethicon Endo Surgery, March 17, 2015: US08978955 (150 worldwide citation)

Circular stapling instruments and anvil assemblies. The anvil assemblies may have collapsible anvil support members that may be inserted through an opening in a patient and then expanded to be attached to an anvil plate assembly that has a staple-forming surface thereon. The anvil support member is ...


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Taylor W Aronhalt, Frederick E Shelton IV, Kreena R Modi, Christopher J Schall, Joseph E Young, Barry C Worrell, Jerome R Morgan, William B Weisenburgh II, Christopher J Hess, Emily A Heeb: Collapsible anvil plate assemblies for circular surgical stapling devices. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 25, 2015: US09113883 (130 worldwide citation)

Circular stapling instruments and anvil assemblies. The anvil assemblies may have collapsible anvil support members that may be inserted through an opening in a patient and then expanded to be attached to an anvil plate assembly that has a staple-forming surface thereon. The anvil support member is ...


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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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Taylor W Aronhalt, Frederick E Shelton IV, Chester O Baxter III, Mark S Ortiz, Kreena Rajeev Modi, Joseph E Young, Barry C Worrell, Christopher J Schall, Jerome R Morgan, William B Weisenburgh II, Christopher J Hess, Emily A Heeb: Multiple part anvil assemblies for circular surgical stapling devices. Ethicon Endo Surgery, September 8, 2015: US09125654 (120 worldwide citation)

Circular stapling instruments and anvil assemblies. The anvil assemblies may have collapsible anvil support members that may be inserted through an opening in a patient and then expanded to be attached to an anvil plate assembly that has a staple-forming surface thereon. The anvil support member is ...


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Shailendra K Parihar, Matthew C Miller, Barry C Worrell: Robotically controlled surgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 12, 2016: US09232979 (91 worldwide citation)

A surgical tool is disclosed. The surgical tool has a tool mounting portion having a tool mounting housing, a tool mounting plate, and a coupler to couple a shaft assembly with an articulation section to the tool mounting portion. An articulation mechanism is located within the tool mounting portion ...


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Paul M Landis, James L Webber, Barry C Worrell: Snap lock pin inflatable restraint module mounting mechanism. General Motors Corporation, Charles E Leahy, August 2, 1994: US05333897 (84 worldwide citation)

An inflatable restraint module mounting mechanism is disclosed for use in mounting an inflatable restraint module to a support structure such as the hub portion of a steering wheel or a dashboard, on a vehicle. The inflatable restraint module is provided with a plurality of pin members which are ada ...