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David C Racenet, Ralph Stearns, John W Beardsley, Philip Roy, Lee Ann Olson: Surgical stapling device. Tyco Healtcare Group, January 9, 2007: US07159750 (706 worldwide citation)

A surgical device is disclosed which includes a handle portion, a central body portion and a Simple Use Loading Unit (“SULU”) [SULU]. The SULU includes a proximal body portion, an intermediate pivot member and a tool assembly. The intermediate pivot member is pivotally secured to the proximal body p ...


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David C Racenet, Timothy N Wells: Surgical stapling device. Tyco Healthcare Group, November 16, 2004: US06817508 (596 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling device for applying an array of surgical staples to tissue is provided. The stapling device includes an approximation mechanism for moving a cartridge assembly and an anvil assembly between spaced and approximated positions and a firing mechanism for ejecting the array of staples ...


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David C Racenet, Ralph Stearns, John W Beardsley, Philip Roy, Lee Ann Olson: Surgical stapling device. Tyco Healthcare Group, February 24, 2009: US07494039 (474 worldwide citation)

A surgical device is disclosed which includes a handle portion, a central body portion and a SULU. The SULU includes a proximal body portion, an intermediate pivot member and a tool assembly. The intermediate pivot member is pivotally secured to the proximal body portion about a first pivot axis and ...


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David C Racenet, Hanspeter R Bayer, Scott Cunningham: Directionally biased staple and anvil assembly for forming the staple. Tyco Healthcare Group, July 15, 2008: US07398907 (450 worldwide citation)

In accordance with the present disclosure a directionally biased staple is provided for use in all types of surgical staplers having anvil structure against which the staple is formed. The directionally biased staple may be constructed in a wide variety of cross-sectional configurations including re ...


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David C Racenet, Ralph Stearns, John W Beardsley, Philip Roy, Lee Ann Olson: Surgical stapling device. Tyco Healthcare Group, September 16, 2008: US07424965 (449 worldwide citation)

A surgical device is disclosed which includes a handle portion, a central body portion and a SULU. The SULU includes a proximal body portion, an intermediate pivot member and a tool assembly. The intermediate pivot member is pivotally secured to the proximal body portion about a first pivot axis and ...


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Lee Ann Olson, Philip Roy, John W Beardsley, Ralph Stearns, David C Racenet, Clifford L Emmons: Surgical stapler with universal articulation and tissue pre-clamp. Tyco Healthcare Group, June 1, 2010: US07726537 (435 worldwide citation)

A tool assembly for a surgical stapling device includes a channel member for supporting a staple cartridge therein and an anvil to deform a plurality of staples ejected from the staple cartridge thereagainst. The tool assembly also includes a sled which is movable to force the staples from the cartr ...


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David C Racenet, Hanspeter R Bayer, Scott Cunningham: Directionally biased staple and anvil assembly for forming the staple. Tyco Healthcare Group, November 3, 2009: US07611038 (414 worldwide citation)

In accordance with the present disclosure a directionally biased staple is provided for use in all types of surgical staplers having anvil structure against which the staple is formed. The directionally biased staple may be constructed in a wide variety of cross-sectional configurations including re ...


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Michael A Zemlok, David C Racenet: Powered surgical instrument. Tyco Healthcare Group, April 12, 2011: US07922063 (408 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument including a handle assembly, a first endoscopic portion, a motor, and a first end effector is disclosed. The first endoscopic portion is selectively connectable to a distal portion of the handle assembly and defines a longitudinal axis. The first endoscopic portion includes a h ...


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Michael Zemlok, David C Racenet: Powered surgical instrument. Tyco Healthcare Group, May 31, 2011: US07950560 (368 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument including a housing, an endoscopic portion, a drive gear, a drive motor, a shift motor and an end effector is disclosed. The endoscopic portion extends distally from the housing and defines a longitudinal axis. The drive gear is disposed at least partially within the housing an ...


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David C Racenet: Tool assembly for surgical stapling device. Tyco Healthcare Group, September 15, 2009: US07588177 (351 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling device including an independently rotatable tool assembly is disclosed. The tool assembly includes an anvil and a cartridge assembly which are movable in relation to each other between spaced and approximated positions. A clamp member is provided to maintain a proximal end of the ...