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John V Hunt, Daniel W Price, Mark S Ortiz, Frederick E Shelton IV, Christopher W Widenhouse, Ronald J Kolata, James W Voegele: Adhesive and mechanical fastener. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, August 24, 2010: US07780685 (341 worldwide citation)

Provided is a two-piece anastomosis fastener that can be used to join two tissue sections together in accordance with Natural Orifice Transendoscopic Surgery (NOTES). The fastener may be releasably attached to a fastener applying instrument for delivery in accordance with such procedures. The fasten ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Christopher W Widenhouse: Methods and devices for providing access into a body cavity. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Nutter McClennen & Fish, September 4, 2012: US08257251 (166 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices are provided for providing surgical access into a body cavity. In one embodiment, a surgical access device is provided that includes a proximal housing and a distal retractor. At least one stability thread can extend around a perimeter of at least a portion of the distal retracto ...


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Jeffrey S Swayze, Frederick E Shelton IV, Tamara Widenhouse, Christopher W Widenhouse, Taylor W Aronhalt, Charles J Scheib: Tissue thickness compensator comprising structure to produce a resilient load. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 29, 2015: US09220500 (78 worldwide citation)

A fastener cartridge assembly for an end effector of a surgical instrument can comprise a cartridge body, a deformable tube, and a fastener moveable between an initial position and a fired position. The deformable tube can be longitudinally positioned along a length of the cartridge body. When the f ...


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Chester O Baxter III, Frederick E Shelton IV, Katherine J Schmid, Taylor W Aronhalt, Gregory W Johnson, John L Stammen, Gary W Knight, Christopher W Widenhouse, William B Weisenburgh II, Stephanie A Mutchler, Timothy S Bedard: Tissue thickness compensators. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 29, 2015: US09220501 (75 worldwide citation)

A two-part tissue thickness compensator assembly can include a first tissue thickness compensator configured to be positioned relative to an anvil of a surgical stapler, a second tissue thickness compensator configured to be positioned relative to a staple cartridge of the surgical stapler, and a hi ...


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Kristin L Jambor, Jeffrey P Wiley, Lauren S Weaner, Dustin R Jensen, Patrick J Swindon, Christopher W Widenhouse: Gastric band suture tab extender. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Welsh & Flaxman, April 29, 2008: US07364542 (71 worldwide citation)

A removable suture tab extender for a gastric band is shaped and dimensioned for selective attachment to a first end of the gastric band, the gastric band including a latching mechanism composed of a first latching member positioned at the first end of the gastric band and a second latching member p ...


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Jeffrey L Aldridge, Chunlin Yang, Charles J Scheib, Christopher W Widenhouse, William B Weisenburgh II, John L Stammen, Mark H Ransick, Stephanie A Mutchler, Gary W Knight: Expandable tissue thickness compensator. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 5, 2016: US09301753 (69 worldwide citation)

A tissue thickness compensator may generally comprise a biocompatible material, a first component, and a second component, wherein the first component and second component form a reaction product to expand the tissue thickness compensator. The first component may comprise a first hydrogel precursor, ...


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Taylor W Aronhalt, Michael J Vendely, Christopher W Widenhouse, Frederick E Shelton IV: Fastener cartridge comprising a cutting member for releasing a tissue thickness compensator. Ethicon Endo Surgery, March 1, 2016: US09272406 (69 worldwide citation)

A staple cartridge, or fastener cartridge, for a surgical stapler, or fastening instrument, wherein the staple cartridge includes a distally-located cutting blade arranged to cut a distal end portion of a layer, such as a tissue thickness compensator and/or a buttress material, for example, attached ...


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Robert L Prosise, Christopher W Widenhouse, Andrew J Wnuk, Paul R Bunke, Joseph A Milenkevich: Microwave susceptor incorporating a coating material having a silicate binder and an active constituent. The Procter & Gamble Company, M E Hilton, Rose Ann Dabek, M B Graff IV, August 30, 1994: US05343024 (36 worldwide citation)

A microwave susceptor which includes a dielectric substrate and a dry layer of microwave active coating material overlaying at least a portion of the substrate is provided. The coating material includes a silicate binder and an active constituent and the weight ratio of the silicate to active is abo ...


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Christopher J Hess, Christopher W Widenhouse, Frederick E Shelton IV, Robert P Gill, James Walden Voegele, Michael A Murray, William Bruce Weisenburgh II: Multiple port surgical access device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Nutter McClennen & Fish, April 30, 2013: US08430811 (34 worldwide citation)

Various devices are provided for allowing multiple surgical instruments to be inserted through a single surgical access device at variable angles of insertion, allowing for ease of manipulation within a patient's body while maintaining insufflation. Safety shields and release mechanisms are also pro ...