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Kevin Doll, Michael Earl Setser, Frederick E Shelton IV, Kenneth Wales: Surgical stapling instrument having a single lockout mechanism for prevention of firing. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 3, 2008: US07380695 (744 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for laparoscopic and endoscopic clinical procedures simultaneously severs and staples tissue clamped in an end effector comprising an elongate channel, which holds a staple cartridge, and a pivotally attached anvil. An E-beam firing bar engages the channel and selectively engag ...


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Shelton Iv Frederick E, Ross Kevin Doll, Morgan Jerry R, Setser Michael Earl: Articulating surgical stapling instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, February 1, 2006: EP1621139-A2 (411 worldwide citation)

A surgical severing and stapling instrument, suitable for laparoscopic and endoscopic clinical procedures, clamps tissue within an end effector of an elongate channel pivotally opposed by an anvil. An E-beam firing bar moves distally through the clamped end effector to sever tissue and to drive stap ...


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Mark S Ortiz, David N Plescia, Daniel F Dlugos Jr, David C Yates, Kevin Doll: Gastric restriction device data handling devices and methods. Ethicon Endo Surgery, November 26, 2013: US08591395

Methods and devices are provided for handling data in an implantable restriction system. In general, the methods and devices allow collection, analysis, storage, and transmission of pressure measurements. Pressure measurement data can be compressed before storing it. Additionally, not all pressure d ...


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Mark S Ortiz, Daniel F Dlugos Jr, Amy L Marcotte, Randal T Byrum, Kevin Doll: Methods for implanting a gastric restriction device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Nutter McClennen & Fish, May 29, 2012: US08187163

Various exemplary methods are disclosed for implanting a restriction device for forming a restriction in a patient. The methods can be used with a variety of restriction devices, but in an exemplary embodiment the methods are used for implanting a gastric restriction device.


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Shelton Iv Frederick E, Ross Kevin Doll, Morgan Jerry R, Setser Michael Earl: Articulating surgical stapling instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 8, 2010: EP2258280-A1

A surgical severing and stapling instrument, suitable for laparoscopic and endoscopic clinical procedures, clamps tissue within an end effector of an elongate channel pivotally opposed by an anvil. An E-beam firing bar moves distally through the clamped end effector to sever tissue and to drive stap ...


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Kevin Doll, Michael Earl Setser: Surgical stapling instrument having an electroactive polymer actuated single lockout mechanism for prevention of firing. Philip S Johnson, Johnson & Johnson, April 19, 2007: US20070084896-A1

A surgical instrument includes an E-beam firing bar engages the channel and selectively engages the anvil during distal firing movements, wherein the tissue is severed and stapled driven upward from the staple cartridge to form against the anvil. In particular, a wedge integral to the staple cartrid ...


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Kevin Doll, Michael Earl Setser, Frederick E Shelton, Kenneth Wales: Surgical stapling instrument having a single lockout mechanism for prevention of firing. Philip S Johnson, Johnson & Johnson, February 3, 2005: US20050023324-A1

A surgical instrument for laparoscopic and endoscopic clinical procedures simultaneously severs and staples tissue clamped in an end effector comprising an elongate channel, which holds a staple cartridge, and a pivotally attached anvil. An E-beam firing bar engages the channel and selectively engag ...


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Mark S Ortiz, David N Plescia, Daniel F Dlugos JR, David C Yates, Kevin Doll: Gastric restriction device data handling devices and methods. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Ethicon Endo Surgery Nutter McClennen & Fish, July 30, 2009: US20090192415-A1

Methods and devices are provided for handling data in an implantable restriction system. In general, the methods and devices allow collection, analysis, storage, and transmission of pressure measurements. Pressure measurement data can be compressed before storing it. Additionally, not all pressure d ...


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Mark S Ortiz, Daniel F Dlugos JR, Amy L Marcotte, Thomas E Albrecht, Michael J Stokes, David N Plescia, David C Yates, Kevin Doll: Sensor trigger. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Ethicon Endo Surgery Nutter McClennen & Fish, July 30, 2009: US20090192534-A1

Methods and devices for effecting a gastric restriction system are disclosed. In one exemplary embodiment, a restriction system for forming a restriction in a patient is provided and can include an implantable restriction device and at least one implantable sensor that is in communication with the r ...


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Mark S Ortiz, Daniel F Dlugos JR, Amy L Marcotte, Randal T Byrum, Kevin Doll: Methods for implanting a gastric restriction device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Ethicon Endo Surgery Nutter McClennen & Fish, June 11, 2009: US20090149874-A1

Various exemplary methods are disclosed for implanting a restriction device for forming a restriction in a patient. The methods can be used with a variety of restriction devices, but in an exemplary embodiment the methods are used for implanting a gastric restriction device.