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Gregory D Bishop, John A Hibner, Livyn O Okorocha: Surgical instrument. Ethicon, Dressler Goldsmith Shore & Milnamow, February 11, 1997: US05601224 (921 worldwide citation)

Various mechanisms are provided for use in a surgical instrument. A shaft and an engaged lost motion operating knob are provided for rotation relative to a handle portion. A latch system prevents rotation of the shaft unless the shaft is rotated by the knob. A cartridge is provided for rotation at t ...


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Gregory D Bishop, John A Hibner: Surgical instrument. Ethicon, Dressler Goldsmith Shore & Milnamow, October 15, 1996: US05564615 (857 worldwide citation)

Various mechanisms are provided for use in a surgical instrument. A shaft and an engaged lost motion operating knob are provided for rotation relative to a handle portion. A latch system prevents rotation of the shaft unless the shaft is rotated by the knob. A cartridge is provided for rotation at t ...


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John A Hibner, Chris K Quatrochi, Randy M Raczek, Mark A Burdorff, Anthony T Nguyen: Control apparatus for an automated surgical biopsy device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Bernard E Shay, July 11, 2000: US06086544 (713 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a control apparatus for removing at least one tissue sample from a surgical patient using a surgical biopsy device. The biopsy device comprises an elongated piercer having a piercer lumen extending therethrough, and a cutter rotatably and axially positionable relative to the ...


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Sean P Conlon, Saleem U Oureshi, John A Hibner, Livyn O Okorocha, Gregory D Bishop: Surgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dressler Goldsmith Milnamow & Katz, December 31, 1996: US05588581 (700 worldwide citation)

Various mechanisms are provided for use in a surgical instrument. A shaft and an engaged lost motion operating knob are provided for rotation relative to a handle portion. A latch system prevents rotation of the shaft unless the shaft is rotated by the knob. A cartridge is provided for rotation at t ...


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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 (640 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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Gregory D Bishop, Sean P Conlon, Jorge Gutierrez, John A Hibner, Michel A Paul, Livyn O Okorocha, Narinderjit Sambi, Edward Rhad: Method for operating a surgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dressler Goldsmith Shore & Milnamow, May 6, 1997: US05626587 (571 worldwide citation)

Various mechanisms, and a method of operating them, are provided for use in a surgical instrument. A shaft and an engaged lost motion operating knob are provided for rotation relative to a handle portion. A latch system prevents rotation of the shaft unless the shaft is rotated by means of the knob. ...


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John A Hibner, Chris K Quatrochi, Randy M Raczek, Mark A Burdorff, Anthony T Nguyen: Control method for an automated surgical biopsy device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Bernard E Shay, September 19, 2000: US06120462 (515 worldwide citation)

A method is provided for removing at least one tissue sample from a surgical patient using a biopsy instrument. The biopsy instrument comprises an elongated piercer having a piercer lumen extending therethrough. The biopsy instrument further comprises a cutter rotatably and translationally positiona ...


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Mark A Burdorff, John A Hibner, Dan F Dlugos, Jon D Buzzard: Surgical biopsy system with remote control for selecting an operational mode. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 22, 2004: US06752768 (505 worldwide citation)

A surgical biopsy system is provided for removing at least one tissue sample from a surgical patient. The surgical biopsy system comprises an elongated, hollow piercer and a cutter rotatably and axially positionable relative to the piercer. The piercer has a lateral port for receiving the tissue sam ...


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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 (382 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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Salvatore Privitera, John A Hibner, Jon D Buzzard, Michael E Piller, David S Iverson, Michael J Reiter: Surgical device for the collection of soft tissue. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 14, 2001: US06273862 (329 worldwide citation)

A handheld biopsy device is provided for the collection of soft tissue samples from a surgical patient. In a preferred embodiment, the biopsy device comprises a handpiece, a fluid collection system, and a power transmission source. The handpiece is configured for grasping by a single hand, and being ...