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Frederick E Shelton IV, Jerome R Morgan, Eugene L Timperman, Leslie M Fugikawa: Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with audible and visual feedback features. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 28, 2008: US07441684 (512 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for use in connection with a pneumatically powered tool having a firing mechanism operably supported therein that is movable between an unactuated position and an actuated position. A pneumatically powered drive system operably communicates with the pneumatically powered tool a ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Jeffrey S Swayze, Leslie M Fugikawa, Eugene L Timperman: Surgical stapling instruments with collapsible features for controlling staple height. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 6, 2009: US07472815 (508 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for being endoscopically or laparoscopically inserted into a surgical site for simultaneous stapling and severing of tissue includes force adjusted spacing between an upper jaw (anvil) and a lower jaw (staple cartridge engaged to an elongate staple channel) so that the height o ...


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Richard W Timm, Frederick E Shelton IV, Eugene L Timperman, Leslie M Fugikawa: Surgical cutting instrument with improved closure system. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dean Garner, September 15, 2009: US07588176 (481 worldwide citation)

Closure systems for applying a closure motion to an anvil assembly of a surgical instrument. In various embodiments, the surgical instrument includes a cable drive knife assembly and the anvil assembly thereof is moved to a closed position when contacted by a closure tube assembly that has a pushing ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Jerome R Morgan, Eugene L Timperman, Leslie M Fugikawa: Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with manually operated retraction apparatus. Ethicon Endo Surgery, November 11, 2008: US07448525 (449 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for use in connection with a pneumatically powered tool having a firing mechanism operably supported therein that is movable between an unactuated position and an actuated position. In various embodiments, a drive system operably communicates with the pneumatically powered tool ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Jerome R Morgan, Eugene L Timperman, Leslie M Fugikawa: Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with mechanical linkage coupling end effector and trigger motion. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 7, 2008: US07431189 (435 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for use in connection with a pneumatically powered tool having a firing mechanism operably supported therein that is movable between an unactuated position and an actuated position. In various embodiments, a drive system is supported by at least one of a handle assembly and an ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Leslie M Fugikawa: Disposable loading unit and surgical instruments including same. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis, April 8, 2008: US07354447 (422 worldwide citation)

A disposable loading unit. The disposable loading unit includes a housing assembly, a knife assembly connected to the housing assembly, and an agent cartridge connected to the housing assembly. The agent cartridge houses a medical agent. The disposable loading unit is configured to deliver the medic ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Jerome R Morgan, Michael A Murray, Richard W Timm, James T Spivey, James W Voegele, Leslie M Fugikawa, Eugene L Timperman: Surgical stapling instruments having flexible channel and anvil features for adjustable staple heights. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 23, 2008: US07467740 (416 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for being endoscopically or laparoscopically inserted into a surgical site for simultaneous stapling and severing of tissue includes force adjusted spacing between an upper jaw (anvil) and a lower jaw (staple cartridge engaged to an elongate staple channel) so that the height o ...


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Richard W Timm, Frederick E Shelton IV, Eugene L Timperman, Leslie M Fugikawa: Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with improved firing system. Ethicon Endo Surgery, September 15, 2009: US07588175 (381 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument comprising an elongate channel assembly that has a distal end and a proximal end and is constructed to operably support a staple cartridge assembly therein. The instrument may further include a knife assembly that is oriented for travel within the elongate channel assembly. At ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Jeffrey S Swayze, Eugene L Timperman, Leslie M Fugikawa: Surgical stapling instrument having preloaded firing assistance mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, April 15, 2008: US07357287 (362 worldwide citation)

A surgical severing and stapling instrument clamps tissue in a staple applying assembly comprising a lower jaw of an elongate channel holding a staple cartridge and a pivotally opposed upper jaw (anvil). A firing handle drives a rack in a handle connected to a firing rod and bar that pass through an ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Jerome R Morgan, Eugene L Timperman, Leslie M Fugikawa: Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with a variable control of the actuating rate of firing with mechanical power assist. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 22, 2010: US07740159 (346 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument that includes a distal member configured to receive a pneumatically operated tool assembly therein. The instrument may also include pneumatically powered drive member configured to generate at least one actuation motion upon receipt of at least one pneumatic signal from a sourc ...



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