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Steven W Hamblin, David A Witt, Thomas J Sierocuk, Kirk M Nicola, Matthew R Otten, Craig B Berky: Reloadable surgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Michael J Kline, Paul A Coletti, Matthew S Goodwin, January 5, 1999: US05855311 (670 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument with a remotely articulated staple head assembly on a rotatable support shaft. A joy stick mounted to the shaft of the instrument near the handle allows for remote articulation of the staple head assembly. The staple head assembly includes a narrow contour for insertio ...


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Steven W Hamblin, David A Witt, Thomas J Sierocuk, Kirk M Nicola, Matthew R Otten, Craig B Berky: Handle actuator for surgical instrument having flexible cable. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Michael J Kline, Paul Coletti, Matthew S Goodwin, December 3, 1996: US05580067 (552 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument with a remotely articulated staple head assembly on a rotatable support shaft. A joy stick mounted to the shaft of the instrument near the handle allows for remote articulation of the staple head assembly. The staple head assembly includes a narrow contour for insertio ...


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David A Witt, Kirk M Nicola, Robert G Cook, Joseph C Hueil, Richard W Flaker: Trigger mechanism for surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Matthew S Goodwin, February 25, 1997: US05605272 (482 worldwide citation)

A linear surgical stapler having clamping and firing triggers pivotally mounted to the frame of the instrument for pivotal rotation toward a hand grip is disclosed. The clamping trigger is positioned between the firing trigger and the hand grip. Each of the triggers are pivotally mounted to pivot pi ...


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Steven W Hamblin, David A Witt, Thomas J Sierocuk, Kirk M Nicola, Matthew R Otten, Craig B Berky: Handle actuator for surgical instrument having clamp lock and emergency release. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Michael J Kline, Paul Coletti, Matthew Goodwin, August 20, 1996: US05547117 (473 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument with a remotely articulated staple head assembly on a rotatable support shaft. A joy stick mounted to the shaft of the instrument near the handle allows for remote articulation of the staple head assembly. The staple head assembly includes a narrow contour for insertio ...


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Steven W Hamblin, David A Witt, Thomas J Sierocuk, Kirk M Nicola, Matthew R Otten, Craig B Berky: Surgical instrument having staple head adapted for rib insertion. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Michael J Kline, Paul Coletti, Matthew Goodwin, February 25, 1997: US05605273 (451 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument with a remotely articulated staple head assembly on a rotatable support shaft. A joy stick mounted to the shaft of the instrument near the handle allows for remote articulation of the staple head assembly. The staple head assembly includes a narrow contour for insertio ...


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Steven W Hamblin, David A Witt, Thomas J Sierocuk, Kirk M Nicola, Matthew R Otten, Craig B Berky: Surgical stapling instrument with remotely articulated stapling head assembly on rotatable support shaft. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Michael J Kline, Paul Colleti, Matthew Goodwin, August 18, 1998: US05794834 (451 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument with a remotely articulated staple head assembly on a rotatable support shaft. A joy stick mounted to the shaft of the instrument near the handle allows for remote articulation of the staple head assembly. The staple head assembly includes a narrow contour for insertio ...


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Thomas W Huitema, Thomas J Sierocuk, Eric J Butterfield, Joseph C Hueil, Kirk M Nicola, Robert L Koch Jr: Surgical stapling instrument with improved jaw closure and staple firing actuator mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Paul A Coletti, September 26, 1995: US05452836 (354 worldwide citation)

An improved surgical stapling instrument is provided for applying surgical staples to human tissue. The instrument has an articulated stapling head assembly mounted by a rotatable and flexible support shaft on an actuator handle assembly with an improved actuator mechanism for closing and firing the ...


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Brian H Luscombe, David A Witt, Kirk M Nicola: Surgical fasteners. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, Charles P Boukus, November 2, 1993: US05258012 (303 worldwide citation)

A two-part surgical fastener comprises a staple and a receiver which are adapted to secure body tissue together. The staple is generally U-shaped and includes at least two prongs with barbed distal ends which penetrate the tissue and are latched by the receiver. Each prong of the staple is configure ...


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Omar D Tame, Kirk M Nicola, James Weber: Seat track assembly having a locking mechanism with infinite engagement. Magna Seating Systems, Clark Hill, November 27, 2001: US06322036 (25 worldwide citation)

A seat track assembly for adjusting a seat assembly of an automotive vehicle. The seat track assembly comprises a lower track and slidably coupled to an upper track. A locking mechanism includes a fixed lock plate secured to the lower track and having a first plurality of apertures. A moving lock pl ...


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Omar D Tame, Kirk M Nicola, James Weber, Joseph Severini: Positive engagement latch. Intier Automotive, Clark Hill, May 17, 2005: US06892995 (22 worldwide citation)

A seat track assembly for adjusting a seat assembly of an automotive vehicle comprising a lower track having a first plurality of apertures, an upper track slidably mounted to the lower track and having a second plurality of apertures. A latch assembly is fixedly mounted to the upper track. The latc ...