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Frederick E Shelton IV, Jerome R Morgan, Michael A Murray, Richard W Timm, James T Spivey, James W Voegele, Leslie M Fugikawa, Eugene L Timperman: Surgical stapling instruments having flexible channel and anvil features for adjustable staple heights. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 23, 2008: US07467740 (465 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for being endoscopically or laparoscopically inserted into a surgical site for simultaneous stapling and severing of tissue includes force adjusted spacing between an upper jaw (anvil) and a lower jaw (staple cartridge engaged to an elongate staple channel) so that the height o ...


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James T Spivey: Sterile appliance delivery device for endoscopic procedures. Ethicon Endo Surgery, July 3, 2012: US08211125 (277 worldwide citation)

A surgical device comprising a container and a tether used for delivering a sterile appliance into a body cavity during endoscopic procedures. Once positioned in the body cavity, a force is applied to the container through the tether. The force opens the container and releases the sterile appliance ...


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David Stefanchik, James T Spivey, Omar Vakharia, Jesse J Kuhns, Rick D Applegate: Intubation device for enteral feeding. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Victor C Moreno, August 10, 2010: US07771396 (237 worldwide citation)

An intubation device is provided for use with a guide apparatus having a track that is adapted to be associated with an endoscope such that bending of the track is substantially decoupled from bending of the endoscope. The intubation device includes an elongated, flexible tube and a mating member at ...


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James T Spivey, Thomas T Washburn: Surgical scissors. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 18, 2011: US08037591 (196 worldwide citation)

Surgical scissors devices are disclosed. The surgical scissors devices may comprise an end effector with first and second blade members. The first and second blade members may respectively comprise proximally positioned cams and distally positioned blade ends. Also, the first and second blade member ...


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James T Spivey, Mark S Ortiz, Frederick E Shelton IV: Robotically-controlled endoscopic accessory channel. Ethicon Endo Surgery, March 31, 2015: US08992422 (190 worldwide citation)

Devices and systems are provided for controlling movement of a working end of a surgical device by means of a robotic system. In one embodiment, systems and devices are provided for moving an end effector on a distal end of a surgical fastening device. Movement can include rotational movement of the ...


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James T Spivey, Mark S Ortiz, Frederick E Shelton IV: Articulatable surgical device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 16, 2014: US08911471 (166 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices are provided for controlling movement of a working end of a surgical device. In one embodiment, methods and devices are provided for moving an end effector on a distal end of a surgical fastening device. Movement can include rotational movement of the end effector about an axis o ...


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Mark S Ortiz, Frederick E Shelton IV, James T Spivey: Methods and devices for controlling articulation. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Nutter McClennen & Fish, May 13, 2014: US08721630 (122 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices are provided for controlling movement of a working end of a surgical device. In one embodiment, methods and devices are provided for moving an end effector on a distal end of a surgical fastening device. Movement can include rotational movement of the end effector about an axis o ...


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James T Spivey, Mark S Ortiz, Frederick E Shelton IV: Articulating endoscopic accessory channel. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 6, 2015: US09149274 (119 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices are provided for controlling movement of a working end of a surgical device. In one embodiment, methods and devices are provided for moving an end effector on a distal end of a surgical fastening device. Movement can include rotational movement of the end effector about an axis o ...


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James T Spivey, Mark S Ortiz, Frederick E Shelton IV, Jerome R Morgan: Robotically-controlled surgical instrument with selectively articulatable end effector. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 5, 2016: US09301759 (83 worldwide citation)

Devices and systems are provided for controlling movement of a working end of a surgical device by means of a robotic system. In one embodiment, systems and devices are provided for moving an end effector on a distal end of a surgical fastening device. Movement can include rotational movement of the ...


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James T Spivey, David Stefanchik, Christopher Paul Swain: Surgical suture anchors and deployment device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 19, 2010: US07815662 (79 worldwide citation)

A suture anchor is provided which includes a hollow member having an outer surface defining an enclosure, the member having a longitudinal axis and a slot through a portion of the outer surface in a direction transverse to the longitudinal axis, the slot providing an opening into the enclosure. The ...