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John Beardsley, Frank Viola: Variable compression surgical fastener cartridge. Covidien, March 3, 2015: US08967446 (128 worldwide citation)

A non-reloadable surgical fastener cartridge is provided. The non-reloadable surgical fastener cartridge includes a cartridge body that includes a tissue contacting surface that includes a plurality of fastener retention slots. A plurality of surgical fasteners is disposed in the plurality of fasten ...


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Sachin Shah, John Beardsley: Surgical stapling apparatus. Tyco Healthcare Group, March 23, 2010: US07682367 (94 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling apparatus, including a frame, an endoscopic portion, a clamp handle, a firing handle, a tool assembly and a drive beam is disclosed. The endoscopic portion extends distally from the frame. The clamp handle is disposed on the frame and in mechanical cooperation with a drive member ...


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Kenneth Blier, Kevin Sniffin, John Beardsley: Surgical stapling apparatus. Tyco Healthcare Group, January 17, 2012: US08096460 (33 worldwide citation)

A surgical device includes a loading unit having proximal and distal portions. The proximal portion of the loading unit is configured to be attached to an actuation apparatus. The surgical device further includes a flexible shaft interconnecting the proximal portion and the distal portion of the loa ...


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John Beardsley, Matthew Chowaniec, Russell Pribanic: System and method for performing surgical procedures with a reusable instrument module. Covidien, November 25, 2014: US08894647 (32 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument is provided including an outer housing shell defining a cavity, the outer housing shell defining an upper outer housing half and a lower outer housing half, wherein the upper outer housing half defines a longitudinal axis and an instrument module selectively insertable into the ...


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David Nicholas, John Beardsley, Russell Pribanic, Michael Zemlok: Handheld surgical handle assembly, surgical adapters for use between surgical handle assembly and surgical end effectors, and methods of use. Covidien, March 21, 2017: US09597104 (21 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure relates to a surgical device including an adapter assembly for selectively interconnecting an end effector and the device housing. The adapter assembly includes at least one drive converter assembly that converts and transmits a rotation of the rotatable drive shaft to an axia ...


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John Beardsley, Matthew Chowaniec, Russell Pribanic: System and method for performing surgical procedures with a reusable instrument module. Covidien, October 13, 2015: US09155529 (4 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument includes an outer housing shell defining a cavity. The outer housing shell defines an upper outer housing half and a lower outer housing half. The upper outer housing half defines a longitudinal axis. An instrument module is selectively insertable into the cavity of the outer h ...


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John Beardsley, Matthew Chowaniec, Russell Pribanic: System and method for performing surgical procedures with a reusable instrument module. Covidien, January 26, 2016: US09241757 (1 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument is provided including an outer housing shell defining a cavity, the outer housing shell defining an upper outer housing half and a lower outer housing half, wherein the upper outer housing half defines a longitudinal axis and an instrument module selectively insertable into the ...


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John Beardsley, Matthew Chowaniec, Russell Pribanic: System and method for performing surgical procedures with a reusable instrument module. Covidien, October 4, 2016: US09456873 (1 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument includes an outer housing shell defining a cavity. The outer housing shell defines an upper outer housing half and a lower outer housing half. The upper outer housing half defines a longitudinal axis. An instrument module is selectively insertable into the cavity of the outer h ...


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David Nicholas, John Beardsley, Russell Pribanic, Michael Zemlok: Hand held surgical handle assembly, surgical adapters for use between surgical handle assembly and surgical loading units, and methods of use. Covidien, January 16, 2018: US09868198

A surgical device comprising an adapter assembly is disclosed. The adapter assembly selectively interconnects a loading unit and a device housing, and includes at least one drive converter assembly for interconnecting a rotatable drive shaft and an axially translatable drive member of the loading un ...


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David Nicholas, John Beardsley, Russell Pribanic, Michael Zemlok: Loading unit detection assembly and surgical device for use therewith. Covidien, September 25, 2018: US10080563

The present disclosure relates to hand held powered surgical devices, loading unit detection assemblies, surgical adapters and/or adapter assemblies for use between and for interconnecting the powered surgical device or handle assembly and an end effector for clamping, cutting, stapling and/or seali ...