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James A Woodard Jr, Charles J Scheib, Dean B Bruewer, Richard F Schwemberger, Christopher J Schall, Jerome R Morgan, Robert J Simms, Kevin R Doll, Jeffrey S Swayze, John N Ouwerkerk: Fastener system comprising a retention matrix and a cover. Ethicon Endo Surgery, July 2, 2013: US08474677 (296 worldwide citation)

A surgical fastening system can comprise a plurality of fasteners, wherein each fastener can comprise, one, a base and, two, a leg extending from the base, wherein each leg can comprise a tip. The fastener system can further comprise a retention matrix comprising a first side facing toward the bases ...


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James A Woodard Jr, Charles J Scheib, Chad P Boudreaux, Dean B Bruewer, Richard F Schwemberger, Christopher J Schall, Jerome R Morgan, Robert J Simms, Douglas J Siebenaler, Jeffrey S Swayze, John N Ouwerkerk: Fastener system comprising a retention matrix. Ethicon Endo Surgery, September 10, 2013: US08529600 (269 worldwide citation)

A surgical fastener system can comprise a plurality of fasteners which can be connected to one another by a retention matrix which is assembled to the fasteners in order to capture tissue therebetween. In various embodiments, each fastener can comprise a base and the distance in which the retention ...


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James A Woodard Jr, Charles J Scheib, Chad P Boudreaux, Dean B Bruewer, Richard F Schwemberger, Christopher J Schall, Jerome R Morgan, Robert J Simms, Jeffrey S Swayze, John N Ouwerkerk: Fastener system comprising a retention matrix and an alignment matrix. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 24, 2014: US08757465 (172 worldwide citation)

A surgical fastener system can comprise a plurality of fasteners which can be connected to each other by, one, a retention matrix which is assembled to the fasteners in order to capture tissue within the fasteners and, two, an alignment matrix configured to hold the fasteners together before the ret ...


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James A Woodard Jr, Charles J Scheib, Chad P Boudreaux, Dean B Bruewer, Richard F Schwemberger, Christopher J Schall, Jeffrey S Swayze, Jerome R Morgan, Robert J Simms, John N Ouwerkerk: Fastener system comprising a plurality of connected retention matrix elements. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 26, 2014: US08814024 (164 worldwide citation)

A surgical fastener system can comprise a plurality of fasteners which can be connected to each other by a flexible retention matrix which is assembled to the fasteners in order to capture tissue therebetween. The flexible retention matrix can comprise, one, a plurality of retention matrix elements ...


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James A Woodard Jr, Charles J Scheib, Chad P Boudreaux, Dean B Bruewer, Richard F Schwemberger, Christopher J Schall, Jerome R Morgan, Robert J Simms, Jeffrey S Swayze, John N Ouwerkerk: Fastening instrument for deploying a fastener system comprising a retention matrix. Ethicon Endo Surgery, May 19, 2015: US09033203 (113 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument can comprise, one, a handle comprising an actuator and, two, an end effector comprising a proximal end, a distal end, and a longitudinal axis extending between the proximal end and the distal end. The end effector can further comprise a first jaw configured to support ...


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James A Woodard Jr, Charles J Scheib, Chad P Boudreaux, Dean B Bruewer, Richard F Schwemberger, Christopher J Schall, Jerome R Morgan, Robert J Simms, Jeffrey S Swayze, John N Ouwerkerk: Fastener system comprising a plurality of fastener cartridges. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 2, 2015: US09044228 (110 worldwide citation)

A surgical fastening instrument can comprise a handle and an end effector, wherein the end effector can comprise a first jaw comprising a first cartridge attachment portion and a second jaw comprising a second cartridge attachment portion, and wherein one of the first jaw and the second jaw is movab ...


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James A Woodard Jr, Jason R Lesko: Laparoscopic suturing instrument with dual-action needle graspers. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, April 22, 2014: US08702732 (34 worldwide citation)

A suture needle driving instrument comprises a shaft, an end effector, and a grasping actuation assembly. The end effector is located at the distal end of the shaft and includes a pair of grasping arms. Each grasping arm comprises a respective pair of jaws. Each pair of jaws is operable to cooperate ...


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David T Martin, Wells D Haberstich, James A Woodard Jr: Reciprocating needle drive without cables. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, September 8, 2015: US09125645 (26 worldwide citation)

An apparatus includes a housing, a drive gear assembly, and a drive arm. The housing defines a channel that receives a needle such that the needle is movable within the channel. The drive gear assembly is positioned within the housing and includes a first gear, a second gear, and a rack. The rack is ...


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Dennis J Kool, Roy M Taylor Jr, James A Woodard Jr, Dale Aberegg, Greg Snyder, Dan Goetz: Point-of-use water treatment system. Amway Corporation, Amway Corporation, June 12, 2001: US06245229 (26 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a point-of-use water treatment system unit. The unit includes a filter housing assembly having a filter tank assembly and a closure which utilizes a handle and cammed reciprocating lock blades to secure the closure to the filter tank assembly. A UV tank assembly incl ...


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James A Woodard Jr, Jason R Lesko, Shawn C Snyder, David T Martin: Laparoscopic suturing instrument with perpendicular eccentric needle motion. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, December 9, 2014: US08906043 (22 worldwide citation)

A suture needle driving instrument comprises a shaft and an end effector. The end effector is located at the distal end of the shaft and includes a pair of needle grasping arms. Each grasping arm extends along a respective arm axis. The grasping arms are operable to drive a suture needle along a rot ...