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Hugh Melling, Christopher L Johnson, Jeffrey R Oberlin: Articulated surgical instrument with improved jaw closure mechanism. Richard Allan Medical, Howard & Howard, October 13, 1998: US05820009 (712 worldwide citation)

This invention provides an articulated surgical instrument for use in laparoscopic surgical procedures including, in general, a handle, an elongated shaft, and a tip. The shaft is coupled to the handle, and the tip is pivotally coupled to the distal end of the shaft for articulation about an articul ...


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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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David A Dunlap, Douglas J Medema, Hugh Melling, Jeffrey W Zerfas: Trocar assembly. Richard Allan Medical, Leydig Voit & Mayer, July 23, 1996: US05538509 (161 worldwide citation)

A trocar for use in surgical procedures including a cannula for maintaining a sealed working channel in a body wall and an obturator which creates the working channel through the body wall while protecting patients and medical personnel from harm is disclosed. A cannula converter which can be employ ...


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Robert G Rothfuss, David K Kuhl, Federico Bilotti, Hugh Melling, Earl J Mills: Ligator. Senmed, Frost & Jacobs, August 13, 1985: US04534351 (133 worldwide citation)

A disposable ligator for applying clamping clips to veins, arteries and blood vessels. The ligator comprises a first handle terminating at its forward end in a first jaw and a second jaw and a second handle, both pivotally mounted on the first handle near the forward end thereof. The handles are shi ...


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David A Dunlap, Douglas J Medema, Hugh Melling, Jeffrey W Zerfas: Trocar assembly. Imagyn Medical Technologies California, Howard & Howard, August 24, 1999: US05941852 (52 worldwide citation)

A trocar for use in surgical procedures including a cannula for maintaining a sealed working channel in a body wall and an obturator which creates the working channel through the body wall while protecting patients and medical personnel from harm is disclosed. A cannula converter which can be employ ...


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David A Dunlap, Douglas J Medema, Hugh Melling, Jeffrey W Zerfas: Trocar assembly. UroHealth, January 5, 1999: US05855566 (16 worldwide citation)

A trocar for use in surgical procedures including a cannula for maintaining a sealed working channel in a body wall and an obturator which creates the working channel through the body wall while protecting patients and medical personnel from harm is disclosed. A cannula converter which can be employ ...


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Scott Huff, Hugh Melling: Retracting and locking leash assembly. Innovate, Howard & Howard Attorneys P C, November 7, 2006: US07131401 (15 worldwide citation)

A retracting and locking leash housing includes a casing (30) and a handle (28). A pair of connectors (32) space the casing (30) from the handle (28) and define a finger (34) opening. A trigger (38) includes a gripping portion (48) and a locking portion (46) and is slidably supported for rectilinear ...


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Stephanie Goode, Hugh Melling, Jeffrey Bull: Multiple tier center support cake stand. Wilton, Foley & Lardner, October 2, 2012: US08276524 (7 worldwide citation)

A multiple tier center support stand that includes a plurality of plates each being configured to be associated with a mechanical fastener and a plurality of posts each being configured to be associated with a mechanical fastener. The mechanical fastener is arranged on at least one of the plurality ...