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Stanislaw Marczyk, Kenneth Cappola, Frank C Maffei: Surgical stapling apparatus. Tyco Healthcare Group, December 1, 2009: US07624902 (361 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling device particularly suited for endoscopic procedures is described. The device includes a handle assembly and an elongated body extending distally from the handle assembly. The distal end of the elongated body is adapted to engage a disposable loading unit. A control rod having a ...


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Sachin Shah, Frank C Maffei: Articulation mechanism for surgical instrument. Tyco Healthcare Group, April 27, 2010: US07703653 (258 worldwide citation)

An articulating elongate surgical instrument includes a handle assembly, an elongated body portion, a tool assembly pivotally supported on the distal end of the elongated body portion. The elongate surgical instrument includes as well an articulation mechanism to effect the movement of the tool asse ...


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Thomas Wenchell, Stanislaw Marczyk, Kenneth H Whitfield, Roman Czernik, Henry E Holsten, Frank C Maffei: Surgical stapling device. Tyco Healthcare Group, October 9, 2012: US08281973 (196 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling device few sequentially applying a plurality of fasteners to body tissue and simultaneously incising tissue is provided. The device is adapted to receive disposable loading units having staples in linear rows whose surgical stapling length can be Between about 30 mm and 60 mm. Th ...


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David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Kenneth E Toso, Daniel E Alesi, Robert Geiste, Frank C Maffei: Method of anastomosing a vessel using a surgical clip applier. United States Surgical Corporation, July 14, 1998: US05779718 (176 worldwide citation)

A surgical clip applicator comprising a housing, a pair of handles pivotally connected to opposite sides of said housing, and a jaw blade assembly fixedly connected to the housing. The jaw blade assembly includes a pair of jaws for receiving and deforming a clip therebetween and a clip carrier for s ...


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Yong Hua Zhu, Wolff M Kirsch, Robert B Cushman, Frank C Maffei: Tissue everting needle. United States Surgical Corporation, September 28, 1999: US05957938 (160 worldwide citation)

A needle for everting body tissue is a linear member having a back portion, an arcuate tissue penetrating portion, and a generally U-shaped tissue everting portion therebetween. The U-shaped tissue everting portion includes a base and first and second tissue abutment arms, the back portion preferabl ...


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David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Kenneth E Toso, Daniel E Alesi, Robert J Geiste, Frank C Maffei: Method of performing a vessel anastomosis using a surgical clip applier. United States Surgical Corporation, March 10, 1998: US05725537 (133 worldwide citation)

A surgical clip applier comprising a housing, a pair of handles pivotally connected to opposite sides of the housing, and a jaw blade assembly fixedly connected to the housing. The jaw blade assembly includes a pair of jaws for receiving and deforming a clip therebetween and a clip carrier for suppl ...


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David A Nicholas, Frank C Maffei, Daniel E Alesi: Surgical clip applier. United States Surgical Corporation, February 9, 1999: US05868761 (130 worldwide citation)

A surgical clip applicator having a housing, a pair of handles pivotally connected to opposite sides of the housing, and a jaw blade assembly fixedly connected to the housing is provided. The jaw blade assembly includes a pair of jaws for receiving and deforming a clip therebetween and a clip carrie ...


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David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Kenneth E Toso, Daniel E Alesi, Robert J Geiste, Frank C Maffei: Surgical clip applier. United States Surgical Corporation, February 24, 1998: US05720756 (129 worldwide citation)

A surgical clip applier comprising a housing, a pair of handles pivotally connected to opposite sides of the housing, and a jaw blade assembly fixedly connected to the housing. The jaw blade assembly includes a pair of jaws for receiving and deforming a clip therebetween and a clip carrier for suppl ...


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David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Kenneth E Toso, Daniel E Alesi, Robert Geiste, Frank C Maffei: Surgical clip applier. United States Surgical Corporation, March 10, 1998: US05725538 (112 worldwide citation)

A surgical clip applicator comprising a housing, a pair of handles pivotally connected to opposite sides of said housing, and a jaw blade assembly fixedly connected to the housing. The jaw blade assembly includes a pair of jaws for receiving and deforming a clip therebetween and a clip carrier for s ...


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Frank C Maffei, Thomas R Hessler: Surgical retractor. United States Surgical, February 29, 2000: US06030340 (51 worldwide citation)

A surgical retractor assembly is provided comprising a frame having first and second portions, a first hook member supported on the frame, a second hook member supported on the frame and movable with respect to the frame, a ring member removably mounted on the frame and configured to engage at least ...



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