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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 (908 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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Hector Chow, Hugh Melling, Denise S Schieltz: Surgical stapling instrument with jaw latching mechanism and disposable staple cartridge. Senmed, Charles P Boukus Jr, Jerrold J Litzinger, January 6, 1987: US04633874 (708 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument suitable for performing a gastrointestinal anastomosis. The stapling instrument includes a pair of elongate jaw members, one of which supports a staple cartridge adapted to receive at least two laterally spaced longitudinal rows of staples, and the other provided with ...


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Hector Chow, Hugh Melling: Disposable linear surgical stapling instrument. Senmed, Frost & Jacobs, July 9, 1985: US04527724 (468 worldwide citation)

A disposable linear surgical stapling instrument comprising a body with handle means and trigger means and, at its forward end, a fixed anvil-supporting jaw. A movable jaw comprising a staple cartridge is mounted on the body and is operatively connected to the handle means and trigger means. An adju ...


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Hector Chow, Hugh Melling, Denise S Schieltz: Surgical stapling instrument with jaw clamping mechanism. Senmed, Charles P Boukus Jr, Jerrold J Litzinger, January 6, 1987: US04633861 (398 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument suitable for performing a gastrointestinal anastomosis is provided. The stapling instrument incorporates a jaw clamping mechanism which applies clamping forces to its jaw members to resist the forces exerted on the anvil and staple cartridge carrying portions of the ja ...


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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 (345 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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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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John P Measamer, Hector Chow, Frederick J Reber II, Steven W Hamblin, James H Chambers: Variable position handle locking mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 7, 1998: US05735874 (266 worldwide citation)

A surgical handheld instrument which is used in a minimally invasive surgical procedure such as a laparoscopic surgical procedure comprises a handle body and an elongated shaft connected to the handle body at a proximal end of the shaft. An end effector such as a pair of movable jaws are located at ...


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Francis J Kramer, Hector Chow: Universal seal for a trocar. Ethicon Endo Surgerym, Matthew S Goodwin, August 11, 1998: US05792113 (160 worldwide citation)

A universal seal for a trocar is disclosed. The universal seal has a rigid housing with a chamber for receiving a sealing assembly. The sealing assembly is disposed within the chamber and has freedom of movement along the longitudinal axis of the housing in response to a surgical instrument being in ...


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Hector Chow, Fidelis Onwumere: Adjustable Gastric Band Having Anti-Microbial Coatings. Philip S Johnson, Johnson & Johnson, June 19, 2008: US20080146869-A1

An implantable surgical device including an elongated flexible inflatable portion, an elongated flexible and substantially inextensible band portion. The band portion has a distal end, a proximal end and a longitudinal axis therebetween. The band portion is attached to the inflatable portion along a ...


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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, K&L Gates, October 21, 2010: US20100264194-A1

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 ...