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Kenneth M Cappola, Paul Scirica, Patrick Mozdzierz, Frank Marini: Locking articulation mechanism for surgical stapler. Covidien, December 25, 2012: US08336754 (154 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler is provided and comprises a handle assembly, an elongated body, an articulable tool assembly, and an articulation mechanism. The articulation mechanism has: a main shaft member connected to an articulation linkage; a retainer having an opening for receiving a shaft portion of the ...


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Justin Williams, Christopher Penna, Lee Ann Olson, Stanislaw Marczyk, Kenneth M Cappola, Thomas R Hessler, Ernest Aranyi, Stanislaw Kostrzewski: Surgical stapling apparatus. Covidien, March 22, 2016: US09289211 (7 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling apparatus (stapler) is provided. The stapler includes a housing, elongated member, and a reload. A cartridge is configured to selectively couple to a first jaw member of the reload and includes one or more resilient members thereon. An anvil operably supported on a second jaw mem ...


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Paul Scirica, Kenneth M Cappola: Locking articulation mechanism. Covidien, November 5, 2013: US08573463 (7 worldwide citation)

A surgical device including a handle assembly, an elongated body extending from the handle assembly, and an articulation mechanism connected to the handle assembly and configured to selectively articulate and lock an articulable tool assembly in one or more positions is provided. The articulation me ...


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Kenneth M Cappola: Surgical instrument. Covidien, May 23, 2017: US09655617 (1 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument is disclosed. The surgical instrument includes a handle assembly, a body, a tool assembly and an articulation assembly. The articulation mechanism includes a receptacle, and a main shaft. A lower clutch is fixedly positioned within the receptacle and has a serrated portion incl ...


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Justin Williams, Christopher Penna, Lee Ann Olson, Stanislaw Marczyk, Kenneth M Cappola, Thomas R Hessler, Ernest Aranyi, Stanislaw Kostrzewski: Surgical stapling apparatus. Covidien, February 13, 2018: US09888921

A surgical stapling apparatus (stapler) is provided. The stapler includes a housing, elongated member, and a reload. A cartridge is configured to selectively couple to a first jaw member of the reload and includes one or more resilient members thereon. An anvil operably supported on a second jaw mem ...


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Justin Williams, Christopher Penna, Lee Ann Olson, Stanislaw Marczyk, Kenneth M Cappola, Thomas R Hessler, Ernest Aranyi, Stanislaw Kostrzewski: Surgical stapling apparatus. Covidien, February 14, 2017: US09566064

A surgical stapling apparatus (stapler) is provided. The stapler includes a housing, elongated member, and a reload. A cartridge is configured to selectively couple to a first jaw member of the reload and includes one or more resilient members thereon. An anvil operably supported on a second jaw mem ...


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Kenneth M Cappola: Surgical instrument with articulation mechanism. Covidien, March 17, 2015: US08979827

A surgical instrument for surgically joining tissue is disclosed. The surgical instrument comprises a handle assembly, an elongated portion extending distally from the handle assembly, an end effector disposed adjacent a distal portion of the elongated portion, and an articulation mechanism disposed ...


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Kenneth M Cappola: Stapling device with grasping jaw mechanism. Covidien, September 20, 2016: US09445810

A surgical device includes a handle assembly, an elongated member, and a tool assembly. The handle assembly includes a mode selection mechanism configured to alternate the surgical device between a grasping mode of operation and a clamping mode of operation. The tool assembly includes a cartridge as ...


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Kenneth M Cappola, Lee Ann Olson, Frank C Maffei: Surgical instrument and bushing. Covidien, January 12, 2016: US09232944

A surgical instrument comprising a handle assembly, and actuation member, an elongated body portion, and a locking mechanism is disclosed. The locking mechanism is disposed in mechanical cooperation with the actuation member, and is configured to substantially prevent at least a partial movement of ...


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Kenneth M Cappola, Frank Marini, Kenneth M Horn: Surgical instrument with articulation mechanism. Covidien, December 27, 2016: US09526497

A surgical instrument for surgically joining tissue is disclosed. The instrument comprises a handle assembly, an elongated portion, an end effector, and an articulation mechanism. The elongated portion extends distally from the handle assembly. The end effector is disposed adjacent a distal portion ...