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Kenneth H Whitfield, Martin J Nohilly, George M Chelednik: Apparatus for applying surgical clips. United States Surgical Corporation, November 10, 1998: US05833696 (439 worldwide citation)

A surgical clip applying instrument is disclosed which includes a handle portion, a body extending distally from the handle portion and defining a longitudinal axis, and a plurality of surgical clips disposed within the body. A jaw assembly is mounted adjacent a distal end portion of the body. The j ...


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Kenneth H Whitfield, Ian M Scott, Michael Castro: Instrument for closing trocar puncture wounds. United States Surgical Corporation, November 28, 1995: US05470338 (334 worldwide citation)

A novel surgical instrument for applying sutures through body tissue including an elongated body having a proximal end portion and a distal end portion, at least one needle carrier member operatively mounted in the distal end portion and movable between at least a retracted position and a deployed p ...


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Kenneth H Whitfield, Gregory Sorrentino: Endoscopic surgical clip applier. Tyco Healthcare Group, October 26, 2010: US07819886 (219 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for application of surgical clips to body tissue includes an actuator at least partially disposed within a body and longitudinally movable in response to actuation of a handle portion. The apparatus includes a jaw closure member positioned adjacent the first and second jaw portions to m ...


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Thomas Wenchell, Stanislaw Marczyk, Kenneth H Whitfield, Roman Czernik, Henry E Holsten, Frank C Maffei: Surgical stapling device. Tyco Healthcare Group, October 9, 2012: US08281973 (212 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling device few sequentially applying a plurality of fasteners to body tissue and simultaneously incising tissue is provided. The device is adapted to receive disposable loading units having staples in linear rows whose surgical stapling length can be Between about 30 mm and 60 mm. Th ...


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Kenneth H Whitfield, Csaba L Rethy: Articulating endoscopic surgical clip applier. Covidien, March 26, 2013: US08403945 (211 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for application of surgical clips to body tissue is provided and includes a handle assembly and a shaft assembly. The handle assembly includes a drive assembly; and a trigger operatively connected to the drive assembly. The shaft assembly extends from the handle assembly and includes an ...


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Kenneth H Whitfield, Gregory Sorrentino: Endoscopic surgical clip applier. Tyco Healthcare Group, September 18, 2012: US08267946 (211 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for application of surgical clips to body tissue includes an actuator at least partially disposed within a body and longitudinally movable in response to actuation of a handle portion. The apparatus includes a jaw closure member positioned adjacent the first and second jaw portions to m ...


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Kenneth H Whitfield, Gregory Sorrentino: Endoscopic surgical clip applier. Covidien, April 2, 2013: US08409222 (210 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for application of surgical clips to body tissue has a handle portion and a body extending distally from the handle portion and defining a longitudinal axis. The apparatus also has a plurality of surgical clips disposed within the body, and a jaw assembly mounted adjacent a distal end p ...


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Ernest Aranyi, Kenneth H Whitfield, Gregory Sorrentino, Zheng: Apparatus for applying surgical clips. Tyco Healthcare Group, March 6, 2012: US08128643 (151 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for applying surgical clips has a body portion housing a clip stack and a pair of jaws supported at a distal end of the body portion. The body portion includes a camming member, a clip follower and a lockout member having a plurality of stop members. The lockout member is movable from a ...


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Kenneth H Whitfield, Ernie Aranyi: Apparatus for applying surgical clips. United States Surgical Corporation, December 23, 1997: US05700271 (151 worldwide citation)

A surgical clip applying instrument is disclosed which includes a handle portion having a first handle and a second handle mounted for relative movement. The handles define a single closing stroke between an open position and a closed position. The closing stroke includes an initial throw, an interm ...


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Gregory Sorrentino, Kenneth H Whitfield: Endoscopic surgical clip applier with clip retention. Covidien, April 2, 2013: US08409223 (141 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for application of surgical clips to body tissue is provided and includes a handle assembly; a shaft assembly including a housing extending distally from the handle assembly and defining a longitudinal axis; a plurality of surgical clips disposed within the shaft assembly; a jaw mounted ...