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Kevin W Smith, Matthew A Palmer, Korey Robert Kline, Derek Dee Deville: Surgical stapling and cutting device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Scott D Smiley, July 29, 2008: US07404508 (822 worldwide citation)

A medical device includes a control handle, an end effector, and a passive articulating joint connecting the end effector to the handle. The handle has a stapling actuator, an articulation joint actuator different from the stapling actuator, and a body through which the stapling and articulation joi ...


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Kevin W Smith, Matthew A Palmer, Korey Robert Kline, Derek Dee Deville: Surgical stapling and cutting device with dual actuating control knob. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Scott D Smiley, September 2, 2008: US07419080 (492 worldwide citation)

A medical device includes a surgical end effector, an end effector control handle, and a control shaft having a longitudinal axis and a handle portion connecting the control shaft to the control handle rotatably about the longitudinal axis. A passive articulation joint connects the end effector to t ...


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Kevin W Smith, Matthew A Palmer, Korey Robert Kline, Derek Dee Deville: Surgical stapling and cutting device and method for using the device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Rebecca A Tie, November 12, 2013: US08579176 (197 worldwide citation)

A medical device includes a control handle having an articulation joint actuator, a surgical end effector, and a passive articulating joint connecting the end effector to the control handle. The articulation joint actuator, when unactuated, holds the passive articulation joint and, thereby, the end ...


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Kevin W Smith, Matthew A Palmer, Derek Dee Deville, Sean M McBrayer, Korey Robert Kline: Catheter with controllable stiffness and method for operating a selective stiffening catheter. Syntheon, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Scott D Smiley, July 14, 2009: US07559916 (53 worldwide citation)

A method and device for treating a Chronic Total Occlusion provides a controllable stiffness catheter with a shaft having a stiffness sheath and an access lumen. The device has a stiffness device in a stiff state below a given temperature and in a soft state above the temperature, a temperature-chan ...


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Kevin W Smith, Matthew A Palmer, Korey Robert Kline, Derek Dee Deville: Adjustable compression staple and method for stapling with adjustable compression. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Thomas Bethea, March 25, 2014: US08679154 (9 worldwide citation)

A compression-self-adjusting staple includes a substantially U-shaped staple body and a compression device. The staple body has a bridge and two legs extending from the bridge at an angle thereto. Each of the legs has a base end integral with the bridge and a deformable distal end defining a staplin ...


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Kevin W Smith, Matthew A Palmer, Derek Dee Deville, Sean M McBrayer, Korey Robert Kline: Catheter with controllable stiffness and method for operating a selective stiffening catheter. Syntheon, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Rebecca A Tie, December 27, 2011: US08083713

A method and device for treating a Chronic Total Occlusion provides a controllable stiffness catheter with a shaft having a stiffness sheath and an access lumen. The device has a stiffness device in a stiff state below a given temperature and in a soft state above the temperature, a temperature-chan ...


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Kevin W Smith, Matthew A Palmer, Korey Robert Kline, Derek Dee Deville: Surgical stapling and cutting device. KMS Medical, Mayback & Hoffman Pa, August 16, 2007: US20070187453-A1

A medical device includes a control handle, an end effector, and a passive articulating joint connecting the end effector to the handle. The handle has a stapling actuator, an articulation joint actuator different from the stapling actuator, and a body through which the stapling and articulation joi ...


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Kevin W Smith, Matthew A Palmer, Korey Robert Kline, Derek Dee Deville: Method for operating a surgical stapling and cutting device. KMS Medical, Gregory L Mayback Pa, March 29, 2007: US20070073341-A1

A method for operating a surgical end effector, includes articulatingly connecting a control handle to the end effector and positioning an articulation joint actuator of the handle to selectively connect with an articulation lock of the end effector such that, when unactuated, the articulation joint ...


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Kevin W Smith, Matthew A Palmer, Korey Robert Kline, Derek Dee Deville: Surgical stapling and cutting device and method for using the device. KMS Medical, Gregory L Mayback Pa, February 1, 2007: US20070027469-A1

A medical device includes a control handle having an articulation joint actuator, a surgical end effector, and a passive articulating joint connecting the end effector to the control handle. The articulation joint actuator, when unactuated, holds the passive articulation joint and, thereby, the end ...


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Kevin W Smith, Matthew A Palmer, Korey Robert Kline, Derek Dee Deville: Surgical Stapling and Cutting Device with Dual Actuating Control Knob. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Mayback & Hoffman Pa, February 28, 2008: US20080048002-A1

A medical device includes a surgical end effector, an end effector control handle, and a control shaft having a longitudinal axis and a handle portion connecting the control shaft to the control handle rotatably about the longitudinal axis. A passive articulation joint connects the end effector to t ...