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Kevin R Doll, Bret W Smith, William D Kelly, Ronald J Kolata, Joshua R Uth, Charles J Scheib, Frederick E Shelton IV: Surgical stapling apparatus with articulatable components. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 4, 2011: US07861906 (492 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling apparatus for use with a disposable loading unit. Various embodiments include an elongated body assembly that comprises a distal body segment and a proximal body segment that are operably coupled together by an intermediate articulation joint such that the proximal body segment a ...


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Jeffrey S Swayze, Thomas W Huitema, Glen A Armstrong, Shailendra K Parihar, Donna L Korvick, Richard W Timm, Kevin R Doll, Bret W Smith, William D Kelly, Ronald J Kolata, Joshua R Uth, Charles J Scheib, Frederick E Shelton IV, William B Weisenburgh II, Jerome R Morgan, Mark H Ransick: Disposable loading unit for surgical stapling apparatus. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 28, 2010: US07857185 (410 worldwide citation)

A disposable loading unit for operable attachment to a surgical stapling apparatus. The disposable loading unit may have a carrier that supports a staple cartridge and an anvil assembly that is movable coupled to the carrier. The various embodiments may further have an axial drive assembly that is c ...


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Kevin R Doll, Bret W Smith, William D Kelly, Joshua R Uth, Charles J Scheib, Frederick E Shelton IV: Surgical stapling apparatus with reprocessible handle assembly. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 26, 2010: US07819297 (391 worldwide citation)

A reusable surgical stapling apparatus that is configured for use with disposable loading units. Various embodiments include a first handle segment and a second handle segment that is detachably coupled to the first handle segment to form a handle housing. A firing assembly may be removably supporte ...


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Bret W Smith, Kevin R Doll, William D Kelly, Ronald J Kolata, Joshua R Uth, Charles J Scheib, Frederick E Shelton IV, William B Weisenburgh II, Jerome R Morgan, Kyle P Moore, Mark H Ransick, Steven G Hall, Randall J Tanguay, Jeffrey D Messerly, Galen C Robertson, Andrew M Zwolinski: Closure systems for a surgical cutting and stapling instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 14, 2011: US07959051 (379 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument including an actuator configured to be retracted relative to the distal end of the disposable loading unit and rotate an anvil between an open position and a closed position. The actuator can include a cam, where the cam can include an arcuate profile having an apex co ...


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Kevin R Doll, Joshua R Uth, Charles J Scheib, Geoffrey C Hueil, Mark S Ortiz, Douglas B Hoffman, Patrick A Weizman, Dean B Bruewer, Gregory B Blair, Frederick E Shelton IV: Disposable loading unit with user feedback features and surgical instrument for use therewith. Ethicon Endo Surgery, March 29, 2011: US07913891 (353 worldwide citation)

A disposable loading unit for operable attachment to a surgical stapling apparatus. The disposable loading unit may have a spent cartridge indication system for providing an indication of whether the loading unit has been previously fired. Other embodiments are disclosed that employ a blade monitori ...


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James A Woodard Jr, Charles J Scheib, Dean B Bruewer, Richard F Schwemberger, Christopher J Schall, Jerome R Morgan, Robert J Simms, Kevin R Doll, Jeffrey S Swayze, John N Ouwerkerk: Fastener system comprising a retention matrix and a cover. Ethicon Endo Surgery, July 2, 2013: US08474677 (296 worldwide citation)

A surgical fastening system can comprise a plurality of fasteners, wherein each fastener can comprise, one, a base and, two, a leg extending from the base, wherein each leg can comprise a tip. The fastener system can further comprise a retention matrix comprising a first side facing toward the bases ...


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Charles J Scheib, Gary S Jaworek, Steven G Hall: Surgical stapling instrument comprising an articulation joint. Ethicon Endo Surgery, July 16, 2013: US08485413 (284 worldwide citation)

In various embodiments, a surgical stapling instrument can comprise a plurality of magnetic elements configured to articulate an end effector of the surgical instrument. The surgical instrument can comprise at least one electromagnet which can be selectively activated, or polarized, to generate a ma ...


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James A Woodard Jr, Charles J Scheib, Chad P Boudreaux, Dean B Bruewer, Richard F Schwemberger, Christopher J Schall, Jerome R Morgan, Robert J Simms, Douglas J Siebenaler, Jeffrey S Swayze, John N Ouwerkerk: Fastener system comprising a retention matrix. Ethicon Endo Surgery, September 10, 2013: US08529600 (269 worldwide citation)

A surgical fastener system can comprise a plurality of fasteners which can be connected to one another by a retention matrix which is assembled to the fasteners in order to capture tissue therebetween. In various embodiments, each fastener can comprise a base and the distance in which the retention ...


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Jeffrey S Swayze, Thomas W Huitema, Glen A Armstrong, Shailendra K Parihar, Donna L Korvick, Richard W Timm, Frederick E Shelton IV, Kevin R Doll, Bret W Smith, William D Kelly, Ronald J Kolata, Joshua R Uth, Charles J Scheib, Eugene L Timperman: Interchangeable tools for surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 24, 2014: US08758391 (216 worldwide citation)

A surgical tool system. Various embodiments of the surgical tool system may comprise surgical instrument that has a handle assembly that operably supports a drive system therein for generating drive motions upon actuation of a movable handle portion operably coupled to the handle assembly. An elonga ...