1
Joanne Hull, Wells D Haberstich, Steven G Hall, John A Hibner, Julia J Hwang, Yolanda F Carter, Frederick E Shelton IV, John B Schulte, Rebecca J Mollere, Patrick D Dugan, Michael D Cronin, Jerome R Morgan: Methods and apparatus for delivering tissue treatment compositions to stapled tissue. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, June 18, 2013: US08464925 (294 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler includes first and second tissue clamping members and a reservoir configured to hold a tissue treatment composition. The first tissue clamping member is configured to receive a plurality of staples. The second tissue clamping member comprises an anvil configured to form the staple ...


2
Chester O Baxter III, John V Hunt, Danius P Silkaitis, Jeffrey P Wiley, Paul T Franer, John B Schulte, Daniel J Abbott: Circular stapler introducer with radially-openable distal end portion. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 15, 2013: US08353439 (241 worldwide citation)

Introducers for introducing a surgical circular stapler into a patient. Various embodiments comprise a hollow flexible sheath that has a distal end and an open proximal end that is sized to receive a stapling head portion of the circular stapler therein. A radially-openable barrel member is attached ...


3
Chester O Baxter III, John V Hunt, Danius P Silkaitis, Jeffrey P Wiley, Paul T Franer, John B Schulte, Daniel J Abbott: Circular stapler introducer with rigid cap assembly configured for easy removal. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 15, 2013: US08353438 (236 worldwide citation)

Introducers for introducing a surgical circular stapler into a patient. Various embodiments comprise a hollow flexible sheath that has a distal end and an open proximal end that is sized to receive a stapling head portion of the circular stapler therein. A rigid cap assembly may be attached to the d ...


4
Chester O Baxter III, John V Hunt, Danius P Silkaitis, Jeffrey P Wiley, Paul T Franer, John B Schulte, Daniel J Abbott: Circular stapler introducer with rigid distal end portion. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 7, 2014: US08622275 (209 worldwide citation)

Introducers for introducing a surgical circular stapler into a patient. Various embodiments comprise a hollow flexible sheath that has a distal end and an open proximal end that is sized to receive a stapling head portion of the circular stapler therein. A rigid cap assembly is attached to the dista ...


5
Chester O Baxter III, John V Hunt, Danius P Silkaitis, Jeffrey P Wiley, John B Schulte: Devices and methods for introducing a surgical circular stapling instrument into a patient. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 2, 2014: US08899466 (159 worldwide citation)

Introducers for introducing a surgical circular stapler into a patient. Various embodiments comprise cover members that are applied over a stapling head portion of the circular stapler. In some embodiments, the cover members are fabricated from a flexible stretchable material and have a bumper porti ...


6
Richard W Timm, Kyle P Moore, Gregory W Johnson, John B Schulte, Daniel J Mumaw, David A Witt, Gregory A Trees: Surgical instrument with pivoting coupling to modular shaft and end effector. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 21, 2015: US09011471 (74 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument comprises a body and a shaft assembly. The body includes an energy source such as an ultrasonic transducer. The shaft assembly comprises an end effector and a transmission member such as an acoustic waveguide. The end effector may include a harmonic blade and a pivoting clamp m ...


7
John B Schulte, Rebecca J Mollere, Patrick D Dugan, Michael D Cronin, Jerome R Morgan, Stuart K Morgan, Gary B McAlister, Tamara S Vetro Widenhouse, Stephen J Balek, Joseph P Schowalter, David A Witt, Prasanna Malaviya, Frederick E Shelton IV: Methods and apparatus for delivering tissue treatment compositions to stapled tissue. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, February 11, 2014: US08646674 (32 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler includes first and second tissue clamping members and a knife member. The first tissue clamping member is configured to receive a plurality of staples. The second tissue clamping member comprises an anvil configured to form the staples. A tissue treatment member is positionable be ...


8
Kevin L Houser, Barry C Worrell, Stephen J Balek, Galen C Robertson, Frederick E Shelton IV, Richard W Timm, Kyle P Moore, Gregory W Johnson, John B Schulte, Daniel J Mumaw: Surgical instrument handpiece with resiliently biased coupling to modular shaft and end effector. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 28, 2016: US09375255 (7 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic surgical instrument includes a reusable handle assembly and a removable and disposable transmission assembly. The handle assembly includes a trigger, a housing having a distal aperture formed in a distal end of the housing, a button disposed on a top surface of the housing, and a biasi ...


9
Daniel W Price, Richard W Timm, Kyle P Moore, Gregory W Johnson, John B Schulte, Daniel J Mumaw, Kevin L Houser: Surgical instrument with modular end effector. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 7, 2015: US08998939 (5 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument may include a reusable body assembly, a reusable transducer and blade assembly, and a disposable end effector. The transducer and blade assembly may be latched into the body assembly. One version may include an electrical connector on the latch member to electrically couple the ...


10
Michael D Cronin, Jerome R Morgan, Patrick D Dugan, Rebecca J Mollere, John B Schulte, David A Witt, Joseph P Schowalter, Eugene L Timperman, Prasanna Malaviya, Shailendra K Parihar, Shelby L Cook Kornbluth, Richard W Timm, Donna L Korvick, James A Woodard Jr, Peter K Shires, Barbara L Mattson, Matthew C Miller, Frederick E Shelton IV: Therapeutic cell applicator instrument with modular tips. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, July 23, 2013: US08491526 (3 worldwide citation)

A surgical device comprises a housing, a bioprocessing module, an end effector, and a pumping device. The bioprocessing module comprises media reservoirs, fluid conduits in communication with the reservoirs, and a port through which media is expelled. The end effector is configured for insertion int ...