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Kevin D Felder, John F Cummings, Joseph P Schowalter, Patrick J Swindon, Johnny H Alexander III, Patrick A Weizman, Cory G Kimball, Edward G Chekan, Joseph E Young, Christopher C Miller, Barry T Jamison, John V Hunt, Kent P Baker, Cortney E Henderson, Chester O Baxter III, Jerome R Morgan, Adam R Dunki Jacobs, Venkataramanan Mandakolathur Vasudevan, Carl J Shurtleff, Julia F Serber: Tissue stapler anvil feature to prevent premature jaw opening. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, November 17, 2015: US09186148 (29 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument includes a handle assembly having a trigger operable to fire a staple driver to staple tissue. The instrument includes a pointed rod to which an anvil may be coupled. An anvil detection feature is included to determine when the anvil is coupled to the rod. In some versions, the ...


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Daniel W Price, Jeffrey D Messerly, Prasanna Malaviya, Robert J Beetel III, Timothy G Dietz, David A Witt, Douglas J Turner, David K Norvell, John A Weed III, Kevin D Felder, Kevin L Houser, Paul T Franer, Craig N Faller, Craig T Davis: Surgical instrument with multiple clamping mechanisms. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 26, 2016: US09241728 (24 worldwide citation)

A nested trigger assembly for a surgical instrument may generally comprise a first trigger and a second trigger, wherein the first trigger and the second trigger are movable together on a first stroke of the nested trigger assembly, wherein the second trigger is configured to be biased away from the ...


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Ashvani K Madan, Donna L Korvick, Aron O Zingman, John W Willis, Kevin L Houser, Gavin M Monson, Kevin D Felder, Michael J Stokes, Sora Rhee, Timothy G Dietz, Jeffrey L Aldridge: Sterile medical instrument charging device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, March 21, 2017: US09597143 (13 worldwide citation)

A system includes a medical device and a charging device. A sterile barrier may be interposed between the medical device and the charging device. The medical device includes an integral power source and an active element. The charging device is configured to charge the integral power source. The cha ...


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Kevin L Houser, Foster B Stulen, William D Dannaher, Bret W Smith, David N Plescia, Michael J Stokes, Sora Rhee, Timothy G Dietz, Kevin D Felder, Christopher B Anderson, Jeffrey L Aldridge: Medical device with feature for sterile acceptance of non-sterile reusable component. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, July 7, 2015: US09072523 (10 worldwide citation)

An apparatus maintains the sterility of a medical device while providing for the insertion of an insertable component into the medical device. The apparatus includes a medical device having a housing sized to contain the insertable component, an active feature, a cap, and a hinge member. A container ...


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Bret W Smith, David N Plescia, Michael J Stokes, Sora Rhee, Timothy G Dietz, Kevin D Felder, Jeffrey L Aldridge, Emmanuel V Tanghal: Medical device packaging with window for insertion of reusable component. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, July 28, 2015: US09089338 (4 worldwide citation)

A system for inserting components into a medical device includes a container and an attachment member. The attachment member is coupled to a sidewall having an opening and is configured to be coupled to a medical device. Utilizing the attachment member and opening, an insertable component may be ins ...


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Kevin D Felder, Christopher B Anderson, Frederick E Shelton IV, Michael J Stokes, Sora Rhee, Timothy G Dietz, William D Dannaher: Sterile housing for non-sterile medical device component. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, April 28, 2015: US09017851 (4 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for powering a medical device includes a battery pack, a connection feature on the battery pack, and a protective layer. In some versions the protective layer covers the battery pack and the connection feature to provide a fluid tight seal. In some versions, the connection feature compr ...


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Kevin D Felder, Jason L Harris, Rudolph H Nobis, Lawrence Crainich: Endoluminal stapler with rotating wheel cam for multi-staple firing. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, March 21, 2017: US09597074 (2 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler has a body, a shaft assembly extending distally from the body, and an end effector coupled with a distal end of the shaft assembly. The end effector has a stapling head assembly, an anvil, and a vacuum port. The vacuum port is operable to draw tissue between the stapling head asse ...


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Jonathan A Coe, Christine Chen, Juan S Ezolino, Kevin D Felder, Eric Thompson: Reorientation port. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Nutter McClennen & Fish, May 29, 2012: US08187162 (1 worldwide citation)

Various methods and devices are provided for reorienting an implantable port. In one embodiment, an implantable port is provided and includes a base adapted to be anchored to tissue, and a housing pivotally mounted on the base and having a septum formed therein and adapted to receive fluid and to pr ...


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Jonathan A Coe, Mark S Ortiz, Michael J Stokes, Christine Hsin Yi Chen, Juan S Ezolino, Kevin D Felder, Eric W Thompson, David C Yates, David N Plescia: System and method of aligning an implantable antenna. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Nutter McClennen & Fish, July 31, 2012: US08233995 (1 worldwide citation)

An implantable restriction system having an antenna capable of being readily and predictably movable to achieve a desired orientation that is effective to communicate with an external device is provided. The antenna can be movably coupled to a housing such that the antenna can float and/or move free ...


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Daniel W Price, Jeffrey D Messerly, Prasanna Malaviya, Robert J Beetel III, Timothy G Dietz, David A Witt, Douglas J Turner, David K Norvell, Kip M Rupp, John A Weed III, Kevin D Felder, Kevin L Houser, Paul T Franer, Craig N Faller, Craig T Davis: End effector with a clamp arm assembly and blade. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 29, 2017: US09743947 (1 worldwide citation)

An end effector of a surgical instrument may generally comprise a blade, and a clamp arm assembly comprising a clamp arm movable between an open position and a closed position relative to the blade, and at least one camming member rotationally attached to the clamp arm, wherein the at least one camm ...