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Antonio Longo, John R Bittner, Randall L Hacker, Federico Bilotti: Circular stapler for hemorrhoidal surgery. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Matthew S Goodwin, August 15, 2000: US06102271 (643 worldwide citation)

A circular sapling instrument for the removal of hemorrhoids has a stapling end effector having a casing, a hollow staple driver within the casing, an annular blade having an open distal end is located within the staple driver, and a elongated interior drive shaft is reciprocable within the staple d ...


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Thomas H Graves Jr, John R Bittner, William G Bowser, Peter Lau, Trevor Speeg: Disposable cartridge with drivers. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Louis J Capezzuto, July 6, 1999: US05919198 (543 worldwide citation)

An improved surgical instrument cartridge and method for manufacturing thereof includes providing a cartridge comprising a housing including a surface member and a pair of sidewalls spaced a distance apart from each and connected to the surface member. At least one of the sidewalls has a plurality o ...


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John R Bittner, Peter Lau: Surgical stapler with locking mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dressler Rockey Milnamow & Katz, October 7, 1997: US05673842 (504 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler for effecting simultaneous cutting and stapling of tissue includes a frame and a staple cartridge positionable in the frame. The stapler includes a knife blade mounted for movement distally of the staple cartridge, with the cartridge including a rotatable member which cooperates w ...


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John R Bittner, William G Bowser, Joseph C Hueil, David H Ruder: Surgical stapler with improved locking mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, March 9, 1999: US05878938 (447 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler for effecting simultaneous cutting and stapling of tissue includes a frame and a staple cartridge positionable in the frame. The stapler includes a knife blade mounted for movement distally of the staple cartridge, the knife blade having a retraction lock feature including a locki ...


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John R Bittner, Peter Lau, David H Ruder, W G Bowser: Surgical cutting instrument with improved cutting edge. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Louis J Capezzuto, August 3, 1999: US05931847 (445 worldwide citation)

A surgical tissue fastening device for fastening and transecting tissue includes a handle having a cartridge assembly connected the handle. The cartridge assembly includes a cartridge containing a plurality of surgical fasteners. An anvil assembly is connected to the handle and includes an anvil sur ...


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Antonio Longo, John R Bittner, Randall L Hacker: Method of use of a circular stapler for hemorrhoidal procedure. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Matthew S Goodwin, July 4, 2000: US06083241 (194 worldwide citation)

A method for using a circular stapling instrument for the removal of hemorrhoids is disclosed. The circular stapling instrument has a stapling end effector having a stapling head assembly and an anvil assembly movable from an open position spaced away from the stapling head to a closed position adja ...


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Antonio Longo, John R Bittner, Randall L Hacker: Anoscope for hemorrhoidal surgery. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Matthew S Goodwin, November 7, 2000: US06142933 (130 worldwide citation)

An anoscope adapted for the suturing of hemorrhoids during a hemorrhoid removal procedure is disclosed. The anoscope has a distal conical tip, a channel body extending proximally from the distal conical tip and a flange radiused outwardly from the channel. A slot is formed in the channel body and ru ...


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John R Bittner: Carriage operated ribbon drive and reverse mechanism. General Electric Company, Michael Masnik, February 24, 1976: US03939957 (19 worldwide citation)

A printer arrangement of the type which prints data serially along a line on a record medium by relative impact of type characters and record medium through a ribbon. Printing is a mixture of stop and go printing, essentially a character at a time, and continuous printing of a plurality of character ...


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John R Bittner, Ralph S Billing, Robert T Stewart Jr: Multicolor printing. Genicom Corporation, Cushman Darby & Cushman, September 24, 1985: US04543002 (17 worldwide citation)

This disclosure describes a simplified mechanism by which a multitude of ribbon styles may be both transported across a record medium of a data communications printer and shifted band to band to obtain color printing results.


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John R Bittner, Harry R Berrey, Ralph S Billings: Continuous forms refolder for high speed printers. Genicom Corporation, Cushman Darby & Cushman, March 12, 1985: US04504051 (10 worldwide citation)

Refolder for a fan-folded web which automatically adjusts the height of the area in which refolding takes place to accommodate different speeds of movement and volume of fan-folded paper.