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Geoffrey C Hueil, Joseph Charles Hueil, Kenneth Edward Hogue, Douglas Jon Siebenaler: Surgical instrument having an articulating end effector. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dean Gamer, March 2, 2010: US07670334 (556 worldwide citation)

An articulating surgical instrument is shown, which comprises a shaft and an end effector. The shaft has a longitudinal axis, and the end effector is operationally coupled, preferably mechanically coupled, to the shaft at an articulation pivot. The instrument also comprises a first band, and in some ...


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Steven G Hall, Randall J Tanguay, Jeffrey D Messerly, Galen C Robertson, Andrew M Zwolinski, Frederick E Shelton IV, Geoffrey C Hueil, Mark S Ortiz, Douglas B Hoffman, Patrick A Weizman, Dean B Bruewer, Gregory B Blair: Surgical stapling apparatus with control features operable with one hand. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 26, 2010: US07819298 (435 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling apparatus. Various embodiments include a rotatable elongated body that extends from a rotatable shroud on handle assembly and has a distal end configured for attachment to a disposable loading unit. The apparatus further includes a lockable rotation system for selectively locking ...


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Geoffrey C Hueil, Douglas B Hoffman, Patrick A Weizman, Dean B Bruewer, Frederick E Shelton IV, Steven G Hall, Randall J Tanguay, Jeffrey D Messerly, Galen C Robertson, Andrew M Zwolinski, Gregory B Blair: Surgical stapling apparatus with retractable firing systems. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 26, 2010: US07819296 (376 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling apparatus configured for use with disposable loading units. In various embodiments, the surgical stapling apparatus includes a retraction system that interfaces with an actuation shaft that is movably supported within a handle housing. The actuation shaft is configured to move ax ...


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Kevin R Doll, Joshua R Uth, Charles J Scheib, Geoffrey C Hueil, Mark S Ortiz, Douglas B Hoffman, Patrick A Weizman, Dean B Bruewer, Gregory B Blair, Frederick E Shelton IV: Disposable loading unit with user feedback features and surgical instrument for use therewith. Ethicon Endo Surgery, March 29, 2011: US07913891 (337 worldwide citation)

A disposable loading unit for operable attachment to a surgical stapling apparatus. The disposable loading unit may have a spent cartridge indication system for providing an indication of whether the loading unit has been previously fired. Other embodiments are disclosed that employ a blade monitori ...


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Chad P Boudreaux, Douglas J Siebenaler, Geoffrey C Hueil, Kenneth E Hogue, Christoph L Gillum: Surgical instrument with bending articulation controlled articulation pivot joint. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, January 27, 2009: US07481824 (329 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument particularly suited to endoscopic and laparoscopic insertion through a cannula of a trocar into an insufflated body cavity or lumen includes a bending member in an elongate shaft that acts to rotate an end effector about an articulation pivot joint. A proximally directed cammin ...


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Steven G Hall, Randall J Tanguay, Jeffrey D Messerly, Galen C Robertson, Andrew M Zwolinski, Frederick E Shelton IV, Geoffrey C Hueil, Mark S Ortiz, Douglas B Hoffman, Patrick A Weizman, Dean B Bruewer, Gregory B Blair: Surgical stapling apparatus with control features. Ethicon Endo Surgery, February 14, 2012: US08113410 (291 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling apparatus. Various embodiments include a rotatable elongated body that extends from a rotatable shroud on handle assembly and has a distal end configured for attachment to a disposable loading unit. The apparatus further includes a lockable rotation system for selectively locking ...


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Zhifan F Huang, Chad P Boudreaux, Joseph C Hueil, Dean B Bruewer, Aron O Zingman, David B Smith, Geoffrey C Hueil, Hector Chow, Mark R Shaw: Surgical stapling instrument with an articulatable end effector. Ethicon Endo Surgery, November 13, 2012: US08308040 (277 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument can comprise a channel configured to support a staple cartridge and, in addition, an anvil pivotable between open and closed positions relative to the channel. The surgical instrument can further comprise a cutting member configured to incise tissue positioned captured between ...


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Geoffrey C Hueil, Mark S Ortiz, Douglas B Hoffman, Patrick A Weizman, Dean B Bruewer, Frederick E Shelton IV, Gregory B Blair, Chad P Boudreaux: Surgical stapling apparatus with load-sensitive firing mechanism. Ethicon Endo Sugery, November 19, 2013: US08584919 (201 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling apparatus having an end effector capable of performing a surgical procedure. The surgical stapling apparatus may include a driving pawl that interfaces with a manually actuatable handle. The driving pawl may have a pawl body with a driving tooth thereon that is configured to inte ...


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Geoffrey C Hueil, Mark S Ortiz, Douglas B Hoffman, Patrick A Weizman, Dean B Bruewer, Frederick E Shelton IV: Feedback and lockout mechanism for surgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 17, 2013: US08608044 (190 worldwide citation)

A surgical apparatus particularly suited for sequentially applying a plurality of fasteners to body tissue and simultaneously incising tissue is provided. A handle assembly includes a movable handle. The movable handle is movable through an actuation stroke. An elongate body extends distally from th ...