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Eugene David Allen, James J Bedi, Gregory D Bishop, Mark A Burdorff, Sean P Conlon, John A Hibner, J David Hughett, Mark S Ortiz, Joseph Paraschac, Narinderjit Sambi, Thomas J Sierocuk, Jack E Smith: Endoscopic surgical stapling instrument with pivotable and rotatable staple cartridge. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, November 3, 1998: US05829662 (625 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler is provided which is insertable through an endoscopic tube to enable a surgeon to staple a hernia patch to tissue inside a body cavity. The endoscopic surgical stapler includes a staple cartridge pivotally mounted on the distal end of a support tube extending from a handle provide ...


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J David Hughett, Michael A Murray: Endoscopic multiple ligating clip applier with rotating shaft. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, December 15, 1992: US05171247 (582 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic clip applying system as described which contains a venting system and a clip applying support system which prevents closure of the mechanism before firing. The applier's jaws are spaced apart no further than the width of the applier shaft, even when holding a clip. Also, the system ens ...


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Federico Bilotti, E David Allen, Richard Smith, J David Hughett: Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, March 8, 1994: US05292053 (475 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument for performing a circular anastomosis stapling operation is provided. The surgical instrument includes a stapling head assembly mounted by a curved shaft to an actuator handle assembly and incorporates an improved actuator mechanism for transmitting the required operat ...


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Bryan D Knodel, J David Hughett, Anil K Nalagatla: Surgical clamping mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Matthew S Goodwin, September 29, 1998: US05814055 (449 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument which has an elongated staple cartridge and anvil is disclosed. The anvil is movable relative to the cartridge from rearward to forward positions for insertion of tissue between these two components and clamping the tissue, respectively. A pair of spaced-apart ribs pro ...


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Eugene D Allen, James J Bedi, Gregory D Bishop, Mark A Burdorff, Sean P Conlon, John A Hibner, J David Hughett, Mark S Ortiz, Joseph Paraschac, Narinderjit Sambi, Thomas J Sierocuk, Jack E Smith: Endoscopic surgical stapling instrument with pivotable and rotatable staple cartridge. Ethicon, January 17, 1995: US05381943 (373 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler is provided which is insertable through an endoscopic tube to enable a surgeon to staple a hernia patch to tissue inside a body cavity. The endoscopic surgical stapler includes a staple cartridge pivotally mounted on the distal end of a support tube extending from a handle provide ...


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Mark Fogelberg, J David Hughett, C Kerwin Braddock, Michael E Boehm, David Stefanchik, Michael A Murray: Sterile occlusion fasteners and instruments and method for their placement. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Susan M Schmitt, February 11, 1997: US05601573 (293 worldwide citation)

A clip, clip applier and method for ligating a tissue structure is provided. The applier has a two stage actuation. In the first stage, a tissue structure is positioned into the jaws of the clip applier The jaws close and lock to a preset force to compress and temporarily occlude the tissue structur ...


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Ronald J Brinkerhoff, Rudolph H Nobis, Helmut Wolf, Federico Bilotti, William Fox, Mark S Zeiner, E David Allen, Richard Smith, Jerome Reckelhoff, Philip Churchill, Richard Grant, Roger Hildwein, J David Hughett, Clifton Coles, W Thompson Lawrence: Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, Charles P Boukus, January 4, 1994: US05275322 (276 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument for performing a circular anastomosis stapling operation is provided. The surgical instrument includes a stapling head assembly mounted by a curved shaft to an actuator handle assembly and incorporates an improved actuator mechanism for transmitting the required operat ...


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J David Hughett: Automated-feed surgical clip applier and related methods. Pilling Weck Incorporated, Baker & Hostetler, May 1, 2007: US07211092 (266 worldwide citation)

A surgical clip applying apparatus comprises an actuator device, a ratchet mechanism, a locking mechanism, and a clip driving device. The actuator device comprises an interior and a cam mechanism disposed therein. The cam mechanism comprises an axial cam surface. The locking mechanism is movable by ...


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J David Hughett, Rudolph H Nobis: Knife coupler mechanism for an endoscopic instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Bernard Shay, October 27, 1998: US05827279 (266 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument according to the present invention includes a handle, an elongated tube, an end effector, a pair of wireform conductors extending through the elongated tube from the handle to the end effector and a working tool such as, for example, a knife blade. The working tool bein ...


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J David Hughett, David Stefanchik, Michael A Murray, C Kerwin Braddock: Sterile occlusion fasteners and instrument and method for their placement. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Susan M Schmitt, October 28, 1997: US05681330 (238 worldwide citation)

A clip applier and method for ligating a tissue structure is provided. The applier has a two stage actuation. In the first stage, a tissue structure is positioned into the jaws of the clip applier The jaws close and lock to a preset force to compress and temporarily occlude the tissue structure. If ...