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Keith L Milliman, Frank J Viola, Joseph P Orban III, Randolph F Lehn: Surgical stapling apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, December 4, 2007: US07303107 (498 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling device particularly suited for endoscopic procedures is described. The device includes a handle assembly and an elongated body extending distally from the handle assembly. The distal end of the elongated body is adapted to engage a disposable loading unit. A control rod having a ...


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Joseph P Orban III: End-to-end anastomosis instrument and method for performing same. Tyco Healthcare Group, August 3, 2004: US06769594 (435 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for performing an end-to-end anastomosis of first and second luminal structures includes a housing having an actuator attached thereto and a selectively removable loading unit attached to a distal end of the housing which supports any array of surgical fasteners at a distal end ...


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Joseph P Orban III, Timothy Nolan: Annular support structures. Tyco Healthcare Group, June 29, 2010: US07744627 (433 worldwide citation)

Reinforcing lumen rings are configured and adapted for use in conjunction with a circular endoscopic stapling instrument having a staple cartridge assembly and an anvil assembly. The reinforcing lumen rings maintain anastomotic lumen, e.g. as formed by the circular endoscopic stapling apparatus, in ...


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Keith L Milliman, Frank J Viola, Joseph P Orban III, Randolph F Lehn: Surgical stapling apparatus. July 28, 2009: US07565993 (316 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling device particularly suited for endoscopic procedures is described. The device includes a handle assembly and an elongated body extending distally from the handle assembly. The distal end of the elongated body is adapted to engage a disposable loading unit. A control rod having a ...


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Joseph P Orban III, Timothy Nolan: Annular support structures. Tyco Healthcare Group, September 4, 2012: US08257391 (308 worldwide citation)

Reinforcing lumen rings are configured and adapted for use in conjunction with a circular endoscopic stapling instrument having a staple cartridge assembly and an anvil assembly. The reinforcing lumen rings maintain anastomotic lumen, e.g. as formed by the circular endoscopic stapling apparatus, in ...


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Joseph P Orban III, Timothy Nolan: Annular support structures. Tyco Healthcare Group, May 31, 2011: US07951166 (295 worldwide citation)

Reinforcing lumen rings are configured and adapted for use in conjunction with a circular endoscopic stapling instrument having a staple cartridge assembly and an anvil assembly. The reinforcing lumen rings maintain anastomotic lumen, e.g. as formed by the circular endoscopic stapling apparatus, in ...


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Joseph P Orban III, Timothy Nolan: Annular support structures. Tyco Healthcare Group, June 5, 2012: US08192460 (283 worldwide citation)

Reinforcing lumen rings are configured and adapted for use in conjunction with a circular endoscopic stapling instrument having a staple cartridge assembly and an anvil assembly. The reinforcing lumen rings maintain anastomotic lumen, e.g. as formed by the circular endoscopic stapling apparatus, in ...


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Keith Milliman, Kevin Sniffen, Joseph P Orban III, Lisa W Heaton: Anastomosis instrument and method for performing same. Tyco Healthcare Group, October 21, 2008: US07438718 (256 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for anastomosis of first and second blood vessels includes a housing having distal and proximal ends and an actuator disposed therebetween. The actuator includes a handle and a link assembly, the link assembly being movable through a firing stroke in response to movement of the ...


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Joseph P Orban III: Endoscopic tissue removal apparatus and method. Tyco Healthcare Group, December 6, 2005: US06971988 (239 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for withdrawing a tissue specimen being held by a grasping instrument through an endoscope includes an endoscope having an endoscopic shaft with proximal and distal ends and a lumen extending therebetween. The apparatus also includes first and second hoop-like support members which are ...


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Keith L Milliman, Frank J Viola, Joseph P Orban III, Randolph F Lehn: Surgical stapling apparatus. Tyco Healthcare Group, December 27, 2011: US08083118 (229 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling device particularly suited for endoscopic procedures is described. The device includes a handle assembly and an elongated body extending distally from the handle assembly. The distal end of the elongated body is adapted to engage a disposable loading unit. A control rod having a ...