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Eugene David Allen, James J Bedi, Gregory D Bishop, Mark A Burdorff, Sean P Conlon, John A Hibner, J David Hughett, Mark S Ortiz, Joseph Paraschac, Narinderjit Sambi, Thomas J Sierocuk, Jack E Smith: Endoscopic surgical stapling instrument with pivotable and rotatable staple cartridge. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, November 3, 1998: US05829662 (640 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler is provided which is insertable through an endoscopic tube to enable a surgeon to staple a hernia patch to tissue inside a body cavity. The endoscopic surgical stapler includes a staple cartridge pivotally mounted on the distal end of a support tube extending from a handle provide ...


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Mark S Ortiz, Chad Paul Boudreaux: Lockout mechanisms and surgical instruments including same. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis, February 12, 2008: US07328828 (562 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument is disclosed. The surgical instrument includes a handle portion, a channel, an anvil, and staple cartridge, a wedge member, a reciprocating firing device, and a lockout arm. The handle portion is operably configured to produce a firing motion and is coupled to the channel porti ...


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Mark S Ortiz: Endoscopic multi-fire flat stapler with low profile. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Matthew S Goodwin, December 27, 1994: US05376095 (533 worldwide citation)

A multi-fire endoscopic stapler is disclosed. The stapler has a retractable cartridge where the cartridge is retractable from a staple-forming position in which the distal-most staple in the cartridge is aligned with a driver blade on a staple driver for forming the staple against an anvil. An elong ...


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Mark S Ortiz, Frederick E Shelton IV: Surgical fastener and cutter with single cable actuator. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Nutter McClennen & Fish, August 18, 2009: US07575144 (506 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices are provided for controlling rotation and actuation of an end effector on a surgical fastening device. In an exemplary embodiment, a single cable actuator is provided and is movable between a first position, in which it is effective to rotate an end effector without actuating (i. ...


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Christopher J Hess, Jerome R Morgan, William B Weisenburgh II, James W Voegele, Mark S Ortiz, Michael J Stokes, Carl Shurtleff, Frederick E Shelton IV, Jeffrey S Swayze: Surgical staples having compressible or crushable members for securing tissue therein and stapling instruments for deploying the same. Ethicon Endo Surgery, September 14, 2010: US07794475 (474 worldwide citation)

A staple having a crown, a deformable leg extending from the crown, and a spring extending from the crown configured to compress tissue between the spring and the deformable member. Owing to the flexibility of the spring, the staple can accommodate a wide range of tissue thicknesses while still comp ...


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Steven G Hall, Randall J Tanguay, Jeffrey D Messerly, Galen C Robertson, Andrew M Zwolinski, Frederick E Shelton IV, Geoffrey C Hueil, Mark S Ortiz, Douglas B Hoffman, Patrick A Weizman, Dean B Bruewer, Gregory B Blair: Surgical stapling apparatus with control features operable with one hand. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 26, 2010: US07819298 (457 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling apparatus. Various embodiments include a rotatable elongated body that extends from a rotatable shroud on handle assembly and has a distal end configured for attachment to a disposable loading unit. The apparatus further includes a lockable rotation system for selectively locking ...


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Robert H McKenna, Frederick E Shelton IV, Randal T Byrum, Mark S Ortiz, Paul J Conrad, Eugene L Timperman: Disposable cartridge with adhesive for use with a stapling device. Thicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, May 25, 2010: US07721930 (435 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling device is provided for clamping and stapling tissue, and for dispensing a fluid such as an adhesive onto the tissue. The adhesive can be stored within one or more rigid chambers within removable cartridge and dispensed from a plurality of passageways within the cartridge. A plura ...


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Ortiz Mark S Ortiz, Shelton Fredric E Iv, Hueil Joseph C, Swayze Jeffrey S: Electroactive polymer-based actuation mechanism for linear surgical stapler. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 4, 2007: EP1769754-A1 (403 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices are provided for actuating and/or articulating a surgical stapler. In one embodiment, a surgical stapler is provided having a stapling mechanism or end effector that is movably coupled to a distal end of an elongate shaft. An electrically expandable and contractible actuator, suc ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Jeffrey S Swayze, Mark S Ortiz, Leslie M Fugikawa: Endoscopic surgical instrument with a handle that can articulate with respect to the shaft. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dean Garner, July 13, 2010: US07753904 (383 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument particular suited to endoscopic use is disclosed. Various embodiments include an end effector that is sized to be inserted through a trocar. An elongated shaft assembly is coupled to the end effector and a control handle. The elongated shaft assembly has a distal portion that i ...