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Robert G Rothfuss, Federico Bilotti, Hector Chow, J Charles Hueil, Narinderjit S Sambi: Disposable linear surgical stapler. Senmed, Wood Herron & Evans, September 9, 1986: US04610383 (924 worldwide citation)

A disposable linear surgical stapler includes a handle, anvil, staple cartridge and flexible shaft attaching the handle to the cartridge and transmitting a firing force exerted at the handle to the distant cartridge for sequentially implanting, forming and clinching staples in two staggered staple l ...


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Ronald J Brinkerhoff, Rudolph H Nobis, Helmut Wolf, Federico Bilotti, William Fox, Mark S Zeiner, E David Allen: Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, Charles P Boukus, April 27, 1993: US05205459 (771 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument for performing a circular anastomosis stapling operation is provided. The surgical instrument includes a stapling head assembly mounted by a curved shaft to an actuator handle assembly and incorporates an improved actuator mechanism for transmitting the required operat ...


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Antonio Longo, John R Bittner, Randall L Hacker, Federico Bilotti: Circular stapler for hemorrhoidal surgery. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Matthew S Goodwin, August 15, 2000: US06102271 (643 worldwide citation)

A circular sapling instrument for the removal of hemorrhoids has a stapling end effector having a casing, a hollow staple driver within the casing, an annular blade having an open distal end is located within the staple driver, and a elongated interior drive shaft is reciprocable within the staple d ...


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Lauren O Main, Federico Bilotti: Intraluminal anastomotic surgical stapler with detached anvil. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, April 14, 1992: US05104025 (582 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling mechanism with an integral trocar is disclosed. This trocar contains an alignment mechanism which causes the anvils on the stapler to align with the staples held within the head portion. A unique latching mechanism is disclosed, and a sleeve which covers the sharp trocar tip is p ...


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Federico Bilotti, Mark Neurohr, Laszlo Csiky: Surgical stapling instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dean Garner, December 27, 2005: US06978922 (502 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument comprises a frame having a body portion and a handle. A staple fastening assembly is provided in the distal region of the instrument and includes a cartridge device, which comprises at least one closed row (10, 12) of staples, and an anvil. The anvil is movable relativ ...


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Federico Bilotti, E David Allen, Richard Smith, J David Hughett: Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, March 8, 1994: US05292053 (492 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument for performing a circular anastomosis stapling operation is provided. The surgical instrument includes a stapling head assembly mounted by a curved shaft to an actuator handle assembly and incorporates an improved actuator mechanism for transmitting the required operat ...


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Hector Chow, Earl J Mills, Federico Bilotti, Ronald J Brinkerhoff, Martin Madden, Richard L Grant: Surgical staple for insertion into tissue. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, November 5, 1996: US05571285 (356 worldwide citation)

A new method is shown whereby staples are closed to smaller heights so that virtually total hemostasis is possible. Also, the staple legs in alternate rows in the surgical stapler are made to interlock so that during closure, hemostasis is effected by the interlocking of the staple legs.


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Federico Bilotti, Mark Ortiz, Narinderjit S Sambi, Ronald R Van Overloop: Pneumatically actuated linear stapling device. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, June 15, 1993: US05219111 (354 worldwide citation)

A pneumatic stapler which contains a mechanism for manual or automatic retaining pin placement. The automatic retaining pin is connected to a set of linkage plates actuable by a series of inflation of bladders in order to create instrument closure on tissue compression and simultaneously create pin ...


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Ronald J Brinkerhoff, Rudolph H Nobis, Helmut Wolf, Federico Bilotti, William Fox, Mark S Zeiner, E David Allen, Richard Smith, Jerome Reckelhoff, Philip Churchill, Richard Grant, Roger Hildwein, J David Hughett, Clifton Coles, W Thompson Lawrence: Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, Charles P Boukus, January 4, 1994: US05275322 (281 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument for performing a circular anastomosis stapling operation is provided. The surgical instrument includes a stapling head assembly mounted by a curved shaft to an actuator handle assembly and incorporates an improved actuator mechanism for transmitting the required operat ...