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Chester O Baxter III, James J Bedi: Lockout arrangement for a surgical stapler. Ethicon Endo Surgery, November 16, 2010: US07832612 (432 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument including a latch for securing first and second jaw members together, a cutting member which can be advanced and/or retracted relative to first and second jaw members, and, in addition, a lock which can prevent, or at least inhibit, the cutting member from being moved, ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Gary W Knight, Chester O Baxter III, Kreena B Avimukta: Selectively orientable implantable fastener cartridge. Ethicon Endo Surgery, March 12, 2013: US08393514 (390 worldwide citation)

A fastener cartridge can comprise a compressible, collapsible, and/or crushable cartridge body and fasteners embedded within the cartridge body which can be utilized to fasten tissue. In use, the fastener cartridge can be positioned in a first jaw of a surgical fastening device, wherein the first ja ...


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Chester O Baxter III, James Bedi: Surgical stapling instrument with improved firing trigger arrangement. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 3, 2010: US07766209 (380 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument including an actuator knob which can be moved from one side of the stapling instrument to another side in order to reposition the actuator knob without having to reposition the stapling instrument within a surgical site. A stapling instrument can include a pusher bar, ...


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Chester O Baxter III, James J Bedi: Surgical stapler having an intermediate closing position. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 28, 2010: US07857186 (372 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument including first and second jaw members which can be pivotably connected to each other and secured in position relative to each other by a latch. The first and second jaw members can include first and second locking members which can allow the first and second jaw membe ...


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Chester O Baxter III, James J Bedi: Surgical stapling instrument with cutting member arrangement. Ethicon Endo Surgery, March 15, 2011: US07905381 (355 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument including a first jaw member, a second jaw member, and a cutting member. In at least one form of the invention, the surgical stapling instrument can further include a housing which can at least partially extend over and/or around the cutting member. In various embodime ...


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Chester O Baxter III, James J Bedi: Surgical stapler with apparatus for adjusting staple height. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 7, 2011: US07954686 (340 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument including a staple sled which can be advanced and/or retracted relative to first and second jaw members, wherein the staple sled can be configured to deploy staples from a staple cartridge in one of the first and second jaw members. In at least one embodiment, the othe ...


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John P Measamer, Frederick E Shelton IV, Chester O Baxter III, Richard P Fuchs, Nicholas G Molitor, Bennie Thompson, Mark Tsonton: Surgical stapling instrument with apparatus for providing anvil position feedback. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 5, 2011: US07918377 (337 worldwide citation)

Circular stapling instruments for cutting and applying one or more surgical staples to tissue are disclosed. The instruments include various forms of feedback systems designed to provide at least one mode of feedback to the surgeon when the anvil has been attached to the device and/or when the anvil ...


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Mark Tsonton, Gregory D Bishop, Chester O Baxter III: Ultrasonic clamp coagulator apparatus having improved clamp arm pivot mount. Ethicon Endo Surgery, November 9, 1999: US05980510 (335 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic surgical clamp coagulator apparatus is configured to effect cutting, coagulation, and clamping of tissue during surgical procedures. The apparatus includes an elongated portion having a pivotal clamp arm at a distal end thereof for clamping tissue against an associated ultrasonic end-e ...


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David C Yates, Phillip Q Shuster, Kenneth V Moran, Chester O Baxter III, David A Witt, James R Giordano, Jesse J Kuhns: End effector coatings for electrosurgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, August 24, 2010: US07780663 (318 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical stapling instrument includes an end effector capable of applying bipolar RF energy into tissue. The end effector has a first pole electrode and a second pole electrode for forming an RF contact circuit with tissue. At least one of the electrodes may have a dielectric coating there ...


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Chester O Baxter III, James J Bedi: Surgical stapler with apparatus for adjusting staple height. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 26, 2012: US08205781 (298 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument including a staple sled which can be advanced and/or retracted relative to first and second jaw members, wherein the staple sled can be configured to deploy staples from a staple cartridge in one of the first and second jaw members. In at least one embodiment, the othe ...