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Richard C Smith, John P Measamer, Michael S Cropper, Richard F Schwemberger: Safety fastener for tissue apposition. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Nutter McClennen & Fish, February 14, 2012: US08114100 (183 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices for fastening tissue are provided. In one exemplary embodiment, a tissue fastener is provided and includes a male fastening member having a base plate with at least one post extending therefrom and having a tissue-piercing tip. A protective member is coupled to the male fastening ...


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Mark S Ortiz, Michael S Cropper, William J Zwaskis, Richard F Schwemberger: Surgical clip applier. Ethicon, Dressler Goldsmith Shore Sutker & Milnamow, November 17, 1992: US05163945 (163 worldwide citation)

A surgical device and cooperating cartridge for applying surgical clips during endoscopic surgery. The surgical device incluces a jaw assembly, a barrel assembly, and a handle assembly. The jaw assembly has movable jaw members, each including a substantially transverse grooved portion and at least o ...


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Mark S Ortiz, Michael S Cropper, William J Zwaskis, Richard F Schwemberger: Surgical clip applier. Ethicon, Dressler Goldsmith Shore Sutker & Milnamow, April 6, 1993: US05199566 (89 worldwide citation)

A cartridge for housing a plurality of surgical clips that have opposed, hinged leg portions. The cartridge includes a base member having cavities formed therein and a retainer having openings formed therein that are in alignment with and configured to correspond to the configuration of the cavities ...


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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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Venkataramanan Mandakolathur Vasudevan, Taylor W Aronhalt, Jeffrey L Aldridge, Charles J Scheib, Chunlin Yang, Christopher J Schall, Chester O Baxter III, Iksoo Chun, Rao S Bezwada, Sean P Conlon, Michael S Cropper, Joshua R Uth, Richard L Leimbach, Donna L Korvick: Tissue thickness compensator comprising a plurality of capsules. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 5, 2016: US09301752 (68 worldwide citation)

A tissue thickness compensator can comprise a plurality of layers. Various embodiments are disclosed herein for manufacturing a tissue thickness compensator. In certain embodiments, a tissue thickness compensator can comprise at least one medicament tube, capsule, and/or packet contained therein.


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Chester O Baxter III, Frederick E Shelton IV, Katherine J Schmid, Jerome R Morgan, Charles J Scheib, Michael S Cropper, Taylor W Aronhalt, Steven G Hall, Richard W Timm, Matthew M Lang: Retainer assembly including a tissue thickness compensator. Ethicon End Surgery, July 12, 2016: US09386988 (57 worldwide citation)

A retainer for assembling tissue thickness compensators to a surgical stapler can comprise a grip, a first surface for supporting a first tissue thickness compensator, a second surface for supporting a second tissue thickness compensator, and clips for aligning and attaching the retainer to the surg ...


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Johnny H Alexander III, Cortney E Henderson, Christopher C Miller, John P Measamer, Katherine J Schmid, Frederick E Shelton IV, Stephanie A Mutchler, Bret W Smith, Michael S Cropper: Tissue thickness compensators for circular surgical staplers. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 14, 2016: US09364233 (56 worldwide citation)

Tissue thickness compensators for use with circular surgical staplers. Various tissue thickness compensators are disclosed for deployment between a stapler head of a surgical circular stapler and an anvil attached thereto to accommodate variances in tissue thickness during stapling. Some tissue thic ...


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David T Martin, Michael S Cropper, John J Price, Richard F Schwemberger, John L Stammen: Suture anchor. Ethicon Endo Surgery, March 9, 2010: US07674275 (53 worldwide citation)

A suture anchor comprises an elongate body having a first end, a second end, and a longitudinal axis extending between the first and second ends. The first end may have a flared geometry. A lateral suture relief is in the elongate body extending from the first end to an longitudinal position interme ...


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Hamilton E Gonzalez, Jeffrey S Swayze, Michael S Cropper, Charles J Scheib, Frederick E Shelton IV, Gregory W Johnson: Tissue thickness compensator comprising a plurality of layers. Ethicon Endo Surgery, September 6, 2016: US09433419 (48 worldwide citation)

A tissue thickness compensator comprising a first compensation layer, a second compensation layer, and a pocket situated between the compensation layers can be positioned in the end effector of a surgical instrument. A fastener cartridge positioned in the end effector can comprise a fastener moveabl ...


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Jeffrey L Aldridge, Chunlin Yang, Charles J Scheib, Venkataramanan Mandakolathur Vasudevan, Taylor W Aronhalt, Joseph H Contiliano, Michael S Cropper, Eugene L Timperman, Cortney E Henderson, Katherine J Schmid, Frederick E Shelton IV: Tissue thickness compensator comprising resilient members. Ethicon Endo Surgery, November 1, 2016: US09480476 (40 worldwide citation)

A tissue thickness compensator comprising at least one woven lattice can be positioned in the end effector of a surgical instrument. A fastener cartridge that is positioned in the end effector can comprise at least one cavity configured to receive a fastener. The fastener can be moveable between an ...