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Christopher J Schall, Joshua R Uth, Gary S Jaworek, Jason E Zerkle: Surgical instrument articulation joint cover. Ethicon Endo Surgery, September 21, 2010: US07798386 (521 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument including a shaft, an end effector, and a joint, wherein the end effector can be moved relative to the shaft about the joint. In various embodiments, the joint can include a cover configured to be positioned intermediate the end effector and the shaft. In at least one embodimen ...


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Christopher J Schall, Chad P Boudreaux: Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with manually retractable firing member. Ethicon Endo Surgery, February 17, 2009: US07490749 (470 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling and severing instrument particularly suited to endoscopic procedures incorporates a handle that produces separate closing and firing motions to actuate an end effector. In particular, the handle produces multiple firing strokes in order to reduce the required amount of force requ ...


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Chad P Boudreaux, Christopher J Schall: Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with travel-indicating retraction member. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dean L Garner, November 15, 2011: US08056787 (316 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling and severing instrument particularly suited to endoscopic procedures incorporates a handle that produces separate closing and firing motions to actuate an end effector. In particular, the handle produces multiple firing strokes in order to reduce the required amount of force requ ...


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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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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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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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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, Jeffrey S Swayze, John N Ouwerkerk: Fastener system comprising a retention matrix and an alignment matrix. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 24, 2014: US08757465 (172 worldwide citation)

A surgical fastener system can comprise a plurality of fasteners which can be connected to each other by, one, a retention matrix which is assembled to the fasteners in order to capture tissue within the fasteners and, two, an alignment matrix configured to hold the fasteners together before the ret ...


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James A Woodard Jr, Charles J Scheib, Chad P Boudreaux, Dean B Bruewer, Richard F Schwemberger, Christopher J Schall, Jeffrey S Swayze, Jerome R Morgan, Robert J Simms, John N Ouwerkerk: Fastener system comprising a plurality of connected retention matrix elements. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 26, 2014: US08814024 (164 worldwide citation)

A surgical fastener system can comprise a plurality of fasteners which can be connected to each other by a flexible retention matrix which is assembled to the fasteners in order to capture tissue therebetween. The flexible retention matrix can comprise, one, a plurality of retention matrix elements ...


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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 ...