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Douglas B Hoffman: Surgical stapling instrument incorporating an articulation joint for a firing bar track. Ethicon Endo Surgery, September 7, 2004: US06786382 (787 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling and severing instrument particularly suited to endoscopic articulates an end effector by having a general articulation mechanism that converts rotational motion from a handle portion. A firing bar longitudinally translates between the handle portion and the end effector. The firi ...


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Kenneth S Wales, Douglas B Hoffman, Frederick E Shelton IV, Jeffrey S Swayze: Surgical instrument incorporating an articulation mechanism having rotation about the longitudinal axis. Ethicon Endo Surgery, September 26, 2006: US07111769 (641 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument particularly suited to endoscopic articulates an end effector by including an end effector having a geared articulation mechanism that converts rotational motion from a handle portion. A hollow articulation drive tube transfers the rotation motion in some versions to a spear ge ...


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Jeffrey S Swayze, Frederick E Shelton IV, Kevin Ross Doll, Douglas B Hoffman: Multi-stroke mechanism with automatic end of stroke retraction. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dean Garner, August 1, 2006: US07083075 (591 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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Frederick E Shelton IV, Michael Earl Setser, Douglas B Hoffman: Surgical stapling instrument incorporating an uneven multistroke firing mechanism having a rotary transmission. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dean Garner, June 13, 2006: US07059508 (564 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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Frederick E Shelton IV, Kevin Ross Doll, Douglas B Hoffman, Michael Earl Setser, Jeffrey S Swayze: Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a multi-stroke firing mechanism with return spring rotary manual retraction system. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 5, 2006: US07143926 (529 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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Frederick E Shelton IV, Michael Earl Setser, Douglas B Hoffman: Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a multistroke firing mechanism having a rotary slip-clutch transmission. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 31, 2006: US07128254 (505 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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Frederick E Shelton IV, Jeffrey S Swayze, Douglas B Hoffman: Surgical stapling instrument having multistroke firing with opening lockout. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, October 14, 2008: US07434715 (481 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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Steven G Hall, Randall J Tanguay, Jeffrey D Messerly, Galen C Robertson, Andrew M Zwolinski, Frederick E Shelton IV, Geoffrey C Hueil, Mark S Ortiz, Douglas B Hoffman, Patrick A Weizman, Dean B Bruewer, Gregory B Blair: Surgical stapling apparatus with control features operable with one hand. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 26, 2010: US07819298 (435 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling apparatus. Various embodiments include a rotatable elongated body that extends from a rotatable shroud on handle assembly and has a distal end configured for attachment to a disposable loading unit. The apparatus further includes a lockable rotation system for selectively locking ...


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Geoffrey C Hueil, Douglas B Hoffman, Patrick A Weizman, Dean B Bruewer, Frederick E Shelton IV, Steven G Hall, Randall J Tanguay, Jeffrey D Messerly, Galen C Robertson, Andrew M Zwolinski, Gregory B Blair: Surgical stapling apparatus with retractable firing systems. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 26, 2010: US07819296 (376 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling apparatus configured for use with disposable loading units. In various embodiments, the surgical stapling apparatus includes a retraction system that interfaces with an actuation shaft that is movably supported within a handle housing. The actuation shaft is configured to move ax ...


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