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Todd Olson, Dan Meiser, Gary Steed, Eric Huffman, Matthew Otten, Ronald VanOverloop, Darrel Powell, Thomas Knodell, Edward Rhad, Ralph Chen, Robert Cook: Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, May 3, 1994: US05307976 (819 worldwide citation)

A stapler mechanism is described which contains a stapling assembly, and anvil assembly, firing means and knife means. These means are activated by a firing trigger. The anvil assembly is closed upon the stapling assembly by means of a closure trigger. The firing trigger is inoperable until the clos ...


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Gregory D Bishop, Michel A Paul, Narinderjit Sambi, Edward Rhad: Surgical instrument and method. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dressler Rockey Milnamow & Katz, September 2, 1997: US05662662 (723 worldwide citation)

Various mechanisms, and a method of operating them, are provided for use in a surgical instrument. A shaft and an engaged lost motion operating knob are provided for rotation relative to a handle portion. A latch system prevents rotation of the shaft unless the shaft is rotated by means of the knob. ...


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Todd Olson, Dan Meiser, Gary Steed, Eric Huffman, Matthew Otten, Ronald VanOverloop, Darrel Powell, Thomas Knodell, Edward Rhad, Ralph Chen, Robert Cook: Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, January 23, 1996: US05485947 (698 worldwide citation)

A stapler mechanism is described which contains a stapling assembly, and anvil assembly, firing means and knife means. These means are activated by a firing trigger. The anvil assembly is closed upon the stapling assembly by means of a closure trigger. The firing trigger is inoperable until the clos ...


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Stephen C Robinson, Todd Olson, Dan Meiser, Gary Steed, Eric Huffman, Matthew Otten, Ronald VanOverloop, Darrel Powell, Thomas Knodell, Edward Rhad, Ralph Chen, Robert Cook: Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means. Ethicon, July 26, 1994: US05332142 (637 worldwide citation)

A stapler mechanism is described which contains a stapling assembly, and anvil assembly, firing means and knife means. These means are activated by a firing trigger. The anvil assembly is closed upon the stapling assembly by means of a closure trigger. The firing trigger is inoperable until the clos ...


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Gregory D Bishop, Sean P Conlon, Jorge Gutierrez, John A Hibner, Michel A Paul, Livyn O Okorocha, Narinderjit Sambi, Edward Rhad: Method for operating a surgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dressler Goldsmith Shore & Milnamow, May 6, 1997: US05626587 (559 worldwide citation)

Various mechanisms, and a method of operating them, are provided for use in a surgical instrument. A shaft and an engaged lost motion operating knob are provided for rotation relative to a handle portion. A latch system prevents rotation of the shaft unless the shaft is rotated by means of the knob. ...


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David K Gregoire, Salvatore Privitera, Edward Rhad: Method of use for a multi-port biopsy instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Louis J Capezzuto, October 12, 1999: US05964716 (254 worldwide citation)

A method for using a surgical biopsy instrument for extracting a plurality of tissue samples from a body is disclosed. The instrument has a piercing needle that is initially inserted into the body. The needle has a piercing tip and a plurality of tissue receiving ports, for the reception of tissue s ...


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David K Gregoire, Salvatore Privitera, Edward Rhad: Biopsy instrument with removable extractor. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Louis J Capezzuto, June 20, 2000: US06077230 (215 worldwide citation)

A surgical biopsy instrument for the extraction of at least one tissue sample from a body is described herein. The surgical biopsy instrument has a vacuum source and an outer elongated hollow piercing needle for the penetration of the body. The needle has a proximal end and a distal piercing tip opp ...


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David K Gregoire, Salvatore Privitera, Edward Rhad: Biopsy instrument with multi-port needle. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Louis J Capezzuto, August 31, 1999: US05944673 (186 worldwide citation)

A surgical biopsy instrument for the extraction of at least one tissue sample from a body is described. The surgical biopsy instrument has a vacuum source and an outer elongated hollow piercing needle for the penetration of the body. The needle is rotatably fixed about the longitudinal axis and has ...


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James W Voegele, Paul L Erickson, Edward Rhad: Biopsy instrument with continuous tissue receiving chamber. Ethicon Endo Surgery, zeng xiangling, July 7, 1999: CN98122635

A surgical instrument for excising a targeted tissue mass to be biopsied from adjacent bodily tissue of a surgical patient is disclosed. The instrument has an elongated tube, a penetrating member with first and second tissue stops affixed to the distal end of the elongated tube, and a tissue cutter ...


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Jane Sheetz, Joanne Daugird, Leslie A Heaton, Ronald J Kolata, William J Kraimer, Lauren H Paddock, Edward Rhad, Jesse Kuhns, Scott Fredrickson, Gary T Wakevainen: Fiberoptic coil tray and carrier package. Philip S Johnson, Johnson & Johnson, October 7, 2004: US20040195132-A1

A fiberoptic cable coil tray and coil carrier package comprises a carrier to which the fiberoptic coil is attached and which is inserted into the tray, and a lid for the tray. A plurality of fiberoptic coil retainers in the form of notches or clips are formed on the coil carrier to provide a stable, ...