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Michael Zemlok, David C Racenet: Powered surgical instrument. Tyco Healthcare Group, May 31, 2011: US07950560 (362 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument including a housing, an endoscopic portion, a drive gear, a drive motor, a shift motor and an end effector is disclosed. The endoscopic portion extends distally from the housing and defines a longitudinal axis. The drive gear is disposed at least partially within the housing an ...


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Michael Zemlok, Adam J Ross, Peter Hathaway: Coated surgical staples and an illuminated staple cartridge for a surgical stapling instrument. Tyco Healthcare Group, June 7, 2011: US07954687 (246 worldwide citation)

A coated surgical fastener is provided for an easy visualization within tissue. The coated surgical fastener includes a core and a relatively non-reflective coating applied about the core. There is also disclosed an illuminated staple cartridge for use with a surgical stapling device having a light ...


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Michael Zemlok, David C Racenet: Powered surgical stapling device platform. Tyco Healthcare Group, November 2, 2010: US07823760 (144 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure provides for a surgical instrument which includes a housing and an endoscopic portion extending distally from the housing and defining a first longitudinal axis. The surgical instrument also includes an end effector disposed adjacent a distal portion of the endoscopic portion. ...


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Adam Ross, Michael Zemlok, Stanislaw Marczyk: End effector identification by mechanical features. Covidien, May 27, 2014: US08733614 (126 worldwide citation)

According to one aspect of the present disclosure, a surgical instrument is disclosed. The instrument includes a handle portion, a body portion extending distally from the handle portion and defining a first longitudinal axis and a loading unit. The loading unit includes a tool assembly, the loading ...


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Michael Zemlok, Adam J Ross, John W Beardsley, Teddy R Bryant: Hand held surgical handle assembly, surgical adapters for use between surgical handle assembly and surgical end effectors, and methods of use. Covidien, March 3, 2015: US08968276 (72 worldwide citation)

Adapter assemblies are provided for selectively interconnecting a surgical end effector that is configured to perform at least a pair of functions and a surgical device that is configured to actuate the end effector, wherein the end effector includes a first axially translatable drive member and a s ...


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Michael Zemlok, David C Racenet: Powered surgical stapling device platform. Covidien, June 11, 2013: US08459521 (27 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure provides for a surgical instrument which includes a housing and an endoscopic portion extending distally from the housing and defining a first longitudinal axis. The surgical instrument also includes an end effector disposed adjacent a distal portion of the endoscopic portion. ...


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David Nicholas, John Beardsley, Russell Pribanic, Michael Zemlok: Handheld surgical handle assembly, surgical adapters for use between surgical handle assembly and surgical end effectors, and methods of use. Covidien, March 21, 2017: US09597104 (21 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure relates to a surgical device including an adapter assembly for selectively interconnecting an end effector and the device housing. The adapter assembly includes at least one drive converter assembly that converts and transmits a rotation of the rotatable drive shaft to an axia ...


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Earl M Ortt, Michael J Agnes, Michael Zemlok, Mark Williams: Flexible power tool motor pack and method of making the same. Black & Decker, Harness Dickey & Pierce, September 5, 2006: US07100705 (13 worldwide citation)

A power tool motor pack that includes common components adapted to couple to a first component customized for a first power tool application and to couple to a second component customized for a second power tool application. When the motor pack is used in the first power tool application, the common ...


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Earl M Ortt, Michael J Agnes, Michael Zemlok, Mark Williams: Flexible power tool motor pack and method of making the same. Black & Decker, Harness Dickey & Pierce, June 20, 2006: US07063170 (13 worldwide citation)

A power tool motor pack that includes common components adapted to couple to a first component customized for a first power tool application and to couple to a second component customized for a second power tool application. When the motor pack is used in the first power tool application, the common ...


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Michael Zemlok, Paul A Scirica, Robert J Desantis: Method and force-limiting handle mechanism for a surgical instrument. Covidien, April 29, 2014: US08708210 (9 worldwide citation)

A safety handle assembly for use with a surgical instrument having an operative distal end portion is disclosed. The handle assembly includes a handle housing and a drive element movably mounted within the handle housing and connected to an associated operative distal end portion. A drive assembly i ...