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Henry E Holsten, Frank J Viola, Clifford L Emmons, John W Beardsley, Russell Heinrich, Nicola Cullinan: Surgical stapling instruments including a cartridge having multiple staples sizes. Tyco Healthcare Group, April 17, 2012: US08157152 (306 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling apparatus includes a staple cartridge and an anvil member. The staple cartridge includes a plurality of surgical fasteners disposed in rows of retention slots. The staple cartridge may have an annular or linear configuration of retention slots. The tissue contacting surface of th ...


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Stanislaw Marczyk, John W Beardsley: Variable compression surgical fastener cartridge. Tyco Healthcare Group, July 31, 2012: US08231041 (267 worldwide citation)

A surgical fastener applying apparatus comprising a cartridge body including a tissue contacting surface including a plurality of fastener retention slots arranged in a plurality of rows including at least an inner row and an outer row, a plurality of surgical fasteners disposed in the inner and out ...


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David C Racenet, Ralph Stearns, John W Beardsley, Philip Roy, Lee Ann Olson: Surgical stapling device. Tyco Healthcare Group, October 6, 2009: US07597230 (265 worldwide citation)

A surgical device is disclosed which includes a handle portion, a central body portion and a SULU. The SULU includes a proximal body portion, an intermediate pivot member and a tool assembly. The intermediate pivot member is pivotally secured to the proximal body portion about a first pivot axis and ...


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Henry E Holsten, Frank J Viola, Clifford L Emmons, John W Beardsley, Russell Heinrich, Nicola Cullinan: Surgical stapling instruments including a cartridge having multiple staple sizes. Tyco Healthcare Group, January 6, 2009: US07472816 (249 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling apparatus includes a staple cartridge and an anvil member. The staple cartridge includes a plurality of surgical fasteners disposed in rows of retention slots. The staple cartridge may have an annular or linear configuration of retention slots. The tissue contacting surface of th ...


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David C Racenet, Ralph Stearns, Philip Roy, John W Beardsley, Lee Ann Olson: Surgical stapling device with independent tip rotation. Covidien, April 23, 2013: US08424739 (237 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling device is disclosed which includes a handle assembly, an endoscopic body portion and a tool assembly. The tool assembly is rotatably and pivotally supported on a distal end of the endoscopic body portion. A tool assembly rotation mechanism is provided which includes a rotation kn ...


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David C Racenet, Philip Roy, John W Beardsley, Lee Ann Olson, Ralph Stearns, Clifford L Emmons: Tool assembly for a surgical stapling device. Covidien, April 2, 2013: US08408442 (232 worldwide citation)

A surgical device comprising an anvil, a cartridge assembly, a dynamic clamping member, a clamp ring and a drive mechanism is disclosed. The cartridge assembly is configured to house a plurality of fasteners at least partially therein. The anvil and cartridge assembly are movable in relation to each ...


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Paul Scirica, John W Beardsley: Grasping jaw mechanism. Tyco Healthcare Group, June 28, 2011: US07967178 (219 worldwide citation)

A surgical device is disclosed which includes a handle assembly, an elongated member and a disposable loading unit. The handle assembly includes a mode selection mechanism configured to alternate the surgical device between a first grasping mode of operation and a second clamping mode of operation. ...


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David C Racenet, John W Beardsley: Surgical clip. United States Surgical Corporation, February 3, 1998: US05713911 (201 worldwide citation)

A surgical clip with advantageous closure characteristics is disclosed which includes a bail portion having first and second back portions joined at an apex, and rectilinear leg portions extending from the back portions. The apex is preferably characterized by an angle of no more than about 100.degr ...


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David Farascioni, John W Beardsley: Surgical instrument and loading unit for use therewith. Covidien, January 29, 2013: US08360298 (200 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument is disclosed. The surgical instrument includes a handle assembly having a movable handle; an endoscopic portion extending distally from the handle and defining a longitudinal axis; a pair of jaw members; and a drive assembly. The jaw members are disposed adjacent a distal end o ...


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Henry E Holsten, Frank J Viola, Clifford L Emmons, John W Beardsley, Russell Heinrich, Nicola Cullinan: Surgical stapling instruments including a cartridge having multiple staple sizes. Tyco Healthcare Group, December 6, 2011: US08070035 (157 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling apparatus includes a staple cartridge and an anvil member. The staple cartridge includes a plurality of surgical fasteners disposed in rows of retention slots. The staple cartridge may have an annular or linear configuration of retention slots. The tissue contacting surface of th ...