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Robert G Rothfuss, David K Kuhl: Surgical stapling instrument with staple height adjusting mechanism. Senmed, Charles P Boukus Jr, Jerrold J Litzinger, September 2, 1986: US04608981 (636 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument suitable for performing a gastrointestinal anastomosis is provided. The stapling instrument incorporates a staple height adjusting mechanism which enables the gap between its jaw members to be adjusted to select different staple heights to be produced when the staples ...


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Robert G Rothfuss, David K Kuhl, Michael A Murray: Surgical stapling instrument with dual staple height mechanism. Senmed, Charles P Boukus Jr, Jerrold J Litzinger, August 12, 1986: US04605001 (597 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument suitable for performing a gastrointestinal anastomosis is provided. The stapling instrument incorporates an improved staple actuator mechanism operable by separate control buttons to accomplish its stapling and cutting actions in two stages. The two stage operation of ...


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Robert G Rothfuss, David K Kuhl, Federico Bilotti, Hugh Melling, Earl J Mills: Ligator. Senmed, Frost & Jacobs, August 13, 1985: US04534351 (133 worldwide citation)

A disposable ligator for applying clamping clips to veins, arteries and blood vessels. The ligator comprises a first handle terminating at its forward end in a first jaw and a second jaw and a second handle, both pivotally mounted on the first handle near the forward end thereof. The handles are shi ...


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James Vaughn Brown, David K Kuhl, Michael J Ondrasek: Process and apparatus for imparting linear motion to tooling attached to the end of a manipulator device having two different length arms. Motoman, Killworth Gottman Hagan & Schaeff, February 16, 1999: US05872892 (19 worldwide citation)

A process and apparatus is provided for imparting linear motion to tooling. The tooling is attached to a manipulator device having two different length arms. The tooling may be moved linearly from a first point to a second point by adjusting the angles of the first and second arms for a number of in ...


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Robert G Rothfuss, David K Kuhl: Extractor for surgical staples. Senco Products, Frost & Jacobs, December 11, 1984: US04487394 (16 worldwide citation)

A manually actuated surgical staple extractor comprising upper and lower handles pivotally joined together and swingable between open and closed positions. The upper handle terminates at its forward end in a pair of thin, flat, laterally extending stops separated by a blade-receiving slot. The forwa ...


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David K Kuhl, Michael J Ondoraseku: Manipulator. Motoman, September 22, 1998: JP1998-249758

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To move a heavy weight matter by a motor of small size, by connecting the first motor with a base for rotating the first arm, and connecting the second motor with the first arm for rotating the second arm. SOLUTION: The first motor 20 is connected with the first arm 14, and is ...