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Frederick E Shelton IV, Gary W Knight, Chester O Baxter III, Kreena B Avimukta: Selectively orientable implantable fastener cartridge. Ethicon Endo Surgery, March 12, 2013: US08393514 (399 worldwide citation)

A fastener cartridge can comprise a compressible, collapsible, and/or crushable cartridge body and fasteners embedded within the cartridge body which can be utilized to fasten tissue. In use, the fastener cartridge can be positioned in a first jaw of a surgical fastening device, wherein the first ja ...


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Dale R Schulze, Gary W Knight, Christopher J Hess: Surgical instrument with a dissecting tip. Ethicon, September 3, 2002: US06443970 (330 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument useful in harvesting blood vessels such as veins and arteries. The instrument has a pair of jaws and a central cutting element displaceable distally and proximally to dissect tissue contained between the jaws. The distal ends of the jaws form a dissecting tip.


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Gary W Knight: Robotically-controlled motorized surgical end effector system with rotary actuated closure systems having variable actuation speeds. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 10, 2013: US08602288 (285 worldwide citation)

A surgical tool for use with a robotic system includes an end effector comprising at least one component portion selectively movable between first and second positions and a shaft including an axially movable portion in operable communication with the at least one selectively movable component porti ...


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Dale R Schulze, Gary W Knight, Christopher J Hess: Surgical instrument with a dissecting tip. Ethicon, September 14, 2004: US06790217 (268 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument useful in harvesting blood vessels such as veins and arteries. The instrument has a pair of jaws and a central cutting element displaceable distally and proximally to dissect tissue contained between the jaws. The distal ends of the jaws form a dissecting tip.


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William D Fox, David L Hamann, Craig B Berky, Gary W Knight: Tissue stabilization device for use during surgery having remotely actuated feet. Ethicon Endo Surgery, February 2, 1999: US05865730 (208 worldwide citation)

In accordance with the present invention there is provided a device for stabilizing and/or manipulating moving tissue, such as a beating heart, so as to facilitate surgical procedures on such tissues. The device includes a tube having a proximal end, a distal end and a lumen extending therebetween. ...


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Thomas W Huitema, Gary W Knight, Mark H Ransick, Dale R Schulze: Surgical implant with preferential corrosion zone. Ethicon Endo Surgery, March 15, 2011: US07905902 (191 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a surgical implant which can be made of a metal that corrodes while implanted in tissue of a patient. The surgical implant has a preferential corrosion zone adapted to corrode at a different rate than the rest of the surgical implant. In one embodiment, the surgical im ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Gary W Knight: Tissue manipulation devices. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 14, 2014: US08858590 (174 worldwide citation)

Tissue manipulation and retraction devices. In various forms, the manipulation devices include a cannula that is insertable through the abdominal wall. A plurality of independently controllable manipulation members extend through the cannula and are attachable to various forms of surgical tools. The ...


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Christopher J Hess, Gary W Knight, Michael F Clem, Rudolph H Nobis, Dale R Schulze: Electrosurgical instrument with minimally invasive jaws. Ethicon, June 20, 2006: US07063699 (140 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument useful in harvesting blood vessels such as veins and arteries and for manipulating and grasping tissue. The instrument has a pair of jaws and a closing tube to open and close the jaws.


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Gary W Knight, Julia C Taylor, Michael F Clem, Felmont F Eaves III, Alan B Lumsden: Method and devices for endoscopic vessel harvesting. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Emory University, Matthew S Goodwin, September 16, 1997: US05667480 (122 worldwide citation)

A method for removing a vessel from a patient's body comprises the steps of identifying the vessel to be removing and providing an incision in the patient's body near the identified vessel. An optical dissector is inserted through the incision and tissue is optically dissected away from the surface ...


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Dale R Schulze, Christopher J Hess, Michael F Clem, Gary W Knight, Kevin A Harper, Rudolph H Nobis: Medical device that removably attaches to a bodily organ. Ethicon Endo Surgery, May 29, 2007: US07223239 (83 worldwide citation)

A medical device for use on a bodily organ includes a concave support element that is removably attachable to the surface of the bodily organ, thereby defining an enclosed space adjacent to the bodily organ. The enclosed space is fluidly connected to a fluid management system for circulating a fluid ...