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Keith L Milliman, Frank J Viola, Joseph Orban III, Randolph F Lehn: Surgical stapling apparatus. Dilworth & Barrese, June 5, 2001: US06241139 (931 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling device particularly suited for endoscopic procedures is described. The device can be used with both articulating and non-articulating disposable loading units and has a sensing mechanism for sensing the type of disposable loading unit secured to the device.


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Keith L Milliman, Frank J Viola, Joseph Orban, Randolph F Lehn: Surgical stapling apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, February 2, 1999: US05865361 (924 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling device particularly suited for endoscopic procedures is described. The device can be used with both articulating and non-articulating disposable loading units and has a sensing mechanism for sensing the type of disposable loading unit secured to the device.


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Dominick L Mastri, Frank J Viola, Thomas W Alesi Jr, Robert J Geiste, Jon Wilson: Surgical stapler. United States Surgical, March 7, 2000: US06032849 (908 worldwide citation)

A surgical device is described herein that can be used to fire different types and sizes of disposable loading units. In a preferred embodiment, the device applies parallel rows of surgical fasteners to body tissue and concomitantly forms an incision between the rows of staples during an endoscopic ...


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Frank J Viola, John C Robertson: Surgical fastener applying apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, June 29, 1999: US05915616 (892 worldwide citation)

A surgical apparatus for applying staples or fasteners to tissue to form a circular anastomosis having an adjustable closure mechanism to rapidly approximate the distance between the anvil member and the fastener assembly of the instrument. The adjustable closure mechanism provides for rapid approxi ...


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Henry Bolanos, Frank J Viola: Articulating surgical apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, November 19, 1996: US05575799 (822 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for use in minimally invasive surgery includes a articulating segmented endoscopic portion wherein the segments are connected by an angled rotary interface. Rotation of the distal segment moves the distal segment to a position which is angled relative to the proximal segment. A handle g ...


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Keith L Milliman, Frank J Viola, Joseph Orban III, Randolph F Lehn: Surgical stapling apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, December 18, 2001: US06330965 (775 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling device particularly suited for endoscopic procedures is described. The device can be used with both articulating and non-articulating disposable loading units and has a sensing mechanism for sensing the type of disposable loading unit secured to the device.


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Frank J Viola, Daniel E Alesi, Dominick L Mastri, Wayne P Young, Richard N Granger, Kenneth E Toso: Self-contained powered surgical apparatus for applying surgical fasteners. United States Surgical Corporation, September 21, 1999: US05954259 (769 worldwide citation)

A self-contained powered surgical apparatus for applying surgical fasteners to body tissue is disclosed which includes a handle assembly, a gear motor assembly disposed within the handle assembly, a power source disposed within the handle assembly for energizing the motor assembly, an elongated body ...


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Dominick L Mastri, Frank J Viola, Thomas W Alesi Jr, Robert J Geiste, Jon Wilson: Surgical stapler. United States Surgical Corporation, July 21, 1998: US05782396 (757 worldwide citation)

A surgical device is described herein that can be used to fire different types and sizes of disposable loading units. In a preferred embodiment, the device applies parallel rows of surgical fasteners to body tissue and concomitantly forms an incision between the rows of staples during an endoscopic ...


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Alim Alli, Keith L Milliman, Dominick L Mastri, Frank J Viola, Thomas W Alesi Jr, Robert J Geiste, Jonathan E Wilson: Lockout mechanism for a surgical stapler. United States Surgical Corporation, August 29, 2000: US06109500 (736 worldwide citation)

A surgical device is described herein that can be used to fire different types and sizes of disposable loading units. In a preferred embodiment, the device applies parallel rows of surgical fasteners to body tissue and concomitantly forms an incision between the rows of staples during an endoscopic ...


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Dominick L Mastri, Frank J Viola, Thomas W Alesi Jr, Robert J Geiste: Surgical stapler. United States Surgical Corporation, June 9, 1998: US05762256 (728 worldwide citation)

A surgical device is described herein that can be used to fire different types and sizes of disposable loading units. In a preferred embodiment, the device applies parallel rows of surgical fasteners to body tissue and concomitantly forms an incision between the rows of staples during an endoscopic ...