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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, Thomas Bales, Derek Dee Deville, Carlos Rivera, Matthew A Palmer: Electrically self-powered surgical instrument with manual release. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Rebecca A Tie, June 14, 2011: US07959050 (450 worldwide citation)

An electrically operated surgical instrument includes a surgical end effector having an actuation assembly effecting a surgical procedure when actuated and a handle connected to the end effector for actuating the assembly. A part of the assembly moves between start and fully actuated positions. The ...


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Melvin E Levinson, George I Golik, Matthew A Palmer: Filter for embolic material mounted on expandable frame. Scion Cardio Vascular, Robert C Kain Jr, Fleit Kain, August 21, 2001: US06277138 (389 worldwide citation)

The filter device captures embolic material in a blood vessel and is placed in the blood vessel via a guide wire. The guide wire has a proximal end, a distal end and a stop near its distal end. The filter device includes an expandable frame of frame struts having a closed, radially compact form and ...


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Charles R Slater, Matthew A Palmer, Peter Kratsch: Endoscopic end effectors constructed from a combination of conductive and non-conductive materials and useful for selective endoscopic cautery. Symbiosis Corporation, David P Gordon, March 14, 1995: US05396900 (342 worldwide citation)

A non-metallic end effector for use in an endoscopic surgical tool includes a metallic core for strength and for providing a selected electrode surface on the end effector. Selectively conductive end effectors are manufactured by insert molding a plastic or ceramic or other non-conductive body aroun ...


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Kevin W Smith, Matthew A Palmer, Korey R Kline, Derek Dee Deville: Method for surgical stapling and cutting device with dual actuating control knob. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Rebecca A Tie, October 11, 2011: US08034077 (338 worldwide citation)

A method for operating a surgical end effector, including providing a control shaft having a longitudinal axis with a distal end effector assembly at least partially actuated by a displacement of an actuating part along the longitudinal axis and providing the control shaft with a proximal handle con ...


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Kevin W Smith, Thomas Bales, Derek Dee Deville, Carlos Rivera, Matthew A Palmer: Electrical surgical instrument with optimized power supply and drive. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Rebecca A Tie, October 18, 2011: US08038046 (324 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument includes an end effector having an actuation assembly to effect a surgical procedure when actuated. An electric motor has a rated operating voltage and is operationally connected to the end effector to operate the actuation assembly. A power supply is electrically connected to ...


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Kevin W Smith, Matthew A Palmer, Korey R Kline, Derek Dee Deville: Surgical stapling and cutting device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Rebecca A Tie, August 21, 2012: US08245898 (289 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, Sergio Rodriguez, John R Whittier, Anthony Mazzeo: Remotely activated endoscopic tools such as endoscopic biopsy forceps. Symbiosis Corporation, David P Gordon, July 11, 1995: US05431645 (286 worldwide citation)

Remote control actuators for endoscopic tools are provided. Each remote control actuator includes a driver, a coupler which couple the endoscopic tool to the driver, a power source which power the driver, and a controller coupled to the power source and/or the driver for controlling the power applie ...


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Matthew A Palmer: Steerable flexible microsurgical instrument with rotatable clevis. Symbiosis Corporation, David P Gordon, August 8, 1995: US05439478 (265 worldwide citation)

A steerable flexible microsurgical instrument is provided with a rotatable clevis. The instrument includes a flexible coil, a flexible pull wire extending through the coil, a clevis which is rotatably coupled to the distal end of the coil, a handle coupled to the proximal end of the coil, and end ef ...