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Frederick E Shelton IV, Michael Earl Setser, Brian J Hemmelgarn: Surgical stapling instrument having separate distinct closing and firing systems. Ethicon Endo Surger, February 21, 2006: US07000818 (840 worldwide citation)

A surgical severing and stapling instrument clamps tissue within an end effector of an elongate channel pivotally opposed by an anvil. An E-beam firing bar affirmatively maintains a desired spacing while severing and stapling tissue by longitudinally engaging the anvil and elongate channel. Separate ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Michael Earl Setser, William Bruce Weisenburgh II: Surgical stapling instrument incorporating an E-beam firing mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dean Garner, December 27, 2005: US06978921 (749 worldwide citation)

A surgical severing and stapling instrument clamps, suitable for laparoscopic and endoscopic clinical procedures, clamps tissue within an end effector of an elongate channel pivotally opposed by an anvil. An E-beam firing bar moves distally through the clamped end effector to sever tissue and to dri ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Kevin Ross Doll, Jerry R Morgan, Michael Earl Setser: Articulating surgical stapling instrument incorporating a two-piece E-beam firing mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, June 3, 2008: US07380696 (739 worldwide citation)

A surgical severing and stapling instrument, suitable for laparoscopic and endoscopic clinical procedures, clamps tissue within an end effector of an elongate channel pivotally opposed by an anvil. An E-beam firing bar moves distally through the clamped end effector to sever tissue and to drive stap ...


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Kevin Doll, Michael Earl Setser, Frederick E Shelton IV, Kenneth Wales: Surgical stapling instrument having a single lockout mechanism for prevention of firing. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 3, 2008: US07380695 (729 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for laparoscopic and endoscopic clinical procedures simultaneously severs and staples tissue clamped in an end effector comprising an elongate channel, which holds a staple cartridge, and a pivotally attached anvil. An E-beam firing bar engages the channel and selectively engag ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Michael Earl Setser, William Bruce Weisenburgh II: Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a tapered firing bar for increased flexibility around the articulation joint. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 6, 2006: US07055731 (696 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling and severing instrument particularly suited to endoscopic articulates an end effector by having a geared articulation mechanism that converts rotational motion from a handle portion. A firing bar longitudinally translates between the handle portion and the end effector. The firin ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Michael Earl Setser: Surgical stapling instrument with multistroke firing incorporating an anti-backup mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, November 1, 2005: US06959852 (692 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling and severing instrument particularly suited to endoscopic procedures incorporates a handle that produces separate closing and firing motions to actuate an end effector. In particular, the handle produces multiple firing strokes in order to reduce the required amount of force requ ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Michael Earl Setser, William Bruce Weisenburgh II: Surgical stapling instrument having a spent cartridge lockout. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dean Garner, January 24, 2006: US06988649 (645 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for laparoscopic and endoscopic clinical procedures simultaneously severs and staples tissue clamped in an end effector comprising an elongate channel, which holds a staple cartridge, and a pivotally attached anvil. An E-beam firing bar engages the channel and selectively engag ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Michael Earl Setser, William Bruce Weisenburgh II: Surgical stapling instrument having a single lockout mechanism for prevention of firing. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dean Garner, May 16, 2006: US07044352 (608 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for laparoscopic and endoscopic clinical procedures simultaneously severs and staples tissue clamped in an end effector comprising an elongate channel, which holds a staple cartridge, and a pivotally attached anvil. An E-beam firing bar engages the channel and selectively engag ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Michael Earl Setser, Douglas B Hoffman: Surgical stapling instrument incorporating an uneven multistroke firing mechanism having a rotary transmission. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dean Garner, June 13, 2006: US07059508 (576 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling and severing instrument particularly suited to endoscopic procedures incorporates a handle that produces separate closing and firing motions to actuate an end effector. In particular, the handle produces multiple firing strokes in order to reduce the required amount of force requ ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Kevin Ross Doll, Douglas B Hoffman, Michael Earl Setser, Jeffrey S Swayze: Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a multi-stroke firing mechanism with return spring rotary manual retraction system. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 5, 2006: US07143926 (541 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling and severing instrument particularly suited to endoscopic procedures incorporates a handle that produces separate closing and firing motions to actuate an end effector. In particular, the handle produces multiple firing strokes in order to reduce the required amount of force requ ...