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Tamara Widenhouse, Frederick E Shelton IV, Andrew Yoo, Chester O Baxter III, Barry C Worrell, James R Janszen, Andrew T Beckman, Michael J Vendely, Joseph E Young, Christopher J Schall: Rectal manipulation devices. Ethicon Endo Surgery, May 27, 2014: US08734478 (182 worldwide citation)

Tissue manipulation devices are disclosed. In various forms, the devices include tissue manipulation arms that are arranged in a position suitable to enable the device to be inserted into the colon then, upon application of at least one actuation motion thereto, at least some of the tissue manipulat ...


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Rebecca J Mollere, Charles J Scheib, Chad P Boudreaux, Michael J Vendely, Aron O Zingman, Jeffrey S Swayze, Barry C Worrell, Janna B Volz, John C Schuckmann, Megan A O Connor: Surgical instruments with articulatable and rotatable end effector. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 6, 2015: US08926598 (169 worldwide citation)

Hand-held surgical instruments that have and end effector attached to an elongate shaft are disclosed. The end effector is articulatable and rotatable relative to the shaft by a nozzle arrangement supported by a handle from which the elongate shaft extends. In various embodiments, the nozzle is oper ...


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Tamara Widenhouse, Andrew Yoo, Frederick E Shelton IV, Katherine J Schmid, Aron O Zingman, Richard W Timm, Jacob S Gee, Steven G Hall, Daniel J Mumaw, Taylor W Aronhalt, Gregory W Johnson, Michael J Vendely, Andrew T Beckman, James R Janszen: Surgical bowel retractor devices. Ethicon Endo Surgery, July 28, 2015: US09089330 (118 worldwide citation)

Bowel retractor devices. In various forms, the bowel retractor devices are configurable from a collapsed position wherein the retractor may be inserted through a trocar cannula or other opening in a patient's body to a second expanded position wherein at least a portion of the patient's bowel may be ...


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Barry C Worrell, Frederick E Shelton IV, Jerome R Morgan, Michael S Cropper, Michael J Vendely, David C Yates, David A Witt, David K Norvell: End effector with compliant clamping jaw. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, October 6, 2015: US09149325 (78 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for operating on tissue includes an end effector assembly, a body, and a shaft. The shaft extends from the body to the end effector assembly. The body is operable to communicate with the end effector assembly via the shaft. The end effector assembly includes a pair of pivoting jaws and ...


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Trevor J Barton, Michael J Vendely, Stephen M Torain, John V Hunt, Geoffrey C Hueil, Jacqueline A Anim, Pamela M Attenweiler, Frederick E Shelton IV, Richard L Leimbach, Donna L Korvick, Joshua R Uth, Samardh Onukuri: Tissue thickness compensator having improved visibility. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 1, 2015: US09198662 (74 worldwide citation)

A staple cartridge assembly for use with a surgical stapler. The assembly has a cartridge body having a support portion with a plurality of staple cavities with openings. There is also a plurality of staples, wherein at least a portion of each the staple is removably stored within a the staple cavit ...


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Taylor W Aronhalt, Michael J Vendely, Christopher W Widenhouse, Frederick E Shelton IV: Fastener cartridge comprising a cutting member for releasing a tissue thickness compensator. Ethicon Endo Surgery, March 1, 2016: US09272406 (69 worldwide citation)

A staple cartridge, or fastener cartridge, for a surgical stapler, or fastening instrument, wherein the staple cartridge includes a distally-located cutting blade arranged to cut a distal end portion of a layer, such as a tissue thickness compensator and/or a buttress material, for example, attached ...


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Lauren S Weaner, Taylor W Aronhalt, Michael J Vendely, Emily A Schellin, Frederick E Shelton IV: Fastener cartridge assemblies. Ethicon Endo Surgery, May 10, 2016: US09332984 (67 worldwide citation)

A fastener cartridge assembly. The fastener cartridge assembly can comprise a fastener, a cartridge body, and a tissue thickness compensator. The fastener can comprise a base, a first leg extending from the base, and a second leg extending from the base. The cartridge body can comprise a fastener ca ...


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Taylor W Aronhalt, Michael J Vendely, Phillip H Clauda: Staple cartridge comprising a releasable cover. Ethicon Endo Surgery, July 12, 2016: US09386984 (57 worldwide citation)

A retainer for use with a fastener cartridge that is locked to the fastener cartridge until the fastener cartridge is inserted into a fastener cartridge channel of a surgical fastener. The retainer can include one or more deflectable tabs that engage the fastener cartridge. The one or more tabs can ...


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Todd H Baldini, John F Hoying, Michael J Vendely: Hydraulic mount with low amplitude, low-to-medium frequency vibration isolation. General Motors Corporation, Kevin M Hinman, December 28, 1993: US05273262 (16 worldwide citation)

A hydraulic mount assembly includes a pair of mounting members connected together through a hollow elastomeric body. This hollow body is closed by a resilient diaphragm so as to form a cavity for a damping liquid. A partition divides the cavity into a primary chamber formed between the partition and ...


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Mark E Kassman, Michael J Vendely, Suresh D Shah, Mansour Ashtiani, Ismat A Abu Isa: Method and apparatus for air bag venting. Delphi Technologies, Scott A McBain, September 20, 2005: US06945559 (14 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for customizing the pressure within an inflatable cushion of an air bag module is provided. The method comprises determining whether additional venting of an air bag is required. A sensing and diagnostic module will receive its relative inputs from a plurality of sensors and ...