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Steven G Hall, Randall J Tanguay, Jeffrey D Messerly, Galen C Robertson, Andrew M Zwolinski, Frederick E Shelton IV, Geoffrey C Hueil, Mark S Ortiz, Douglas B Hoffman, Patrick A Weizman, Dean B Bruewer, Gregory B Blair: Surgical stapling apparatus with control features operable with one hand. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 26, 2010: US07819298 (457 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling apparatus. Various embodiments include a rotatable elongated body that extends from a rotatable shroud on handle assembly and has a distal end configured for attachment to a disposable loading unit. The apparatus further includes a lockable rotation system for selectively locking ...


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Geoffrey C Hueil, Douglas B Hoffman, Patrick A Weizman, Dean B Bruewer, Frederick E Shelton IV, Steven G Hall, Randall J Tanguay, Jeffrey D Messerly, Galen C Robertson, Andrew M Zwolinski, Gregory B Blair: Surgical stapling apparatus with retractable firing systems. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 26, 2010: US07819296 (391 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling apparatus configured for use with disposable loading units. In various embodiments, the surgical stapling apparatus includes a retraction system that interfaces with an actuation shaft that is movably supported within a handle housing. The actuation shaft is configured to move ax ...


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Kevin R Doll, Joshua R Uth, Charles J Scheib, Geoffrey C Hueil, Mark S Ortiz, Douglas B Hoffman, Patrick A Weizman, Dean B Bruewer, Gregory B Blair, Frederick E Shelton IV: Disposable loading unit with user feedback features and surgical instrument for use therewith. Ethicon Endo Surgery, March 29, 2011: US07913891 (353 worldwide citation)

A disposable loading unit for operable attachment to a surgical stapling apparatus. The disposable loading unit may have a spent cartridge indication system for providing an indication of whether the loading unit has been previously fired. Other embodiments are disclosed that employ a blade monitori ...


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Steven G Hall, Randall J Tanguay, Jeffrey D Messerly, Galen C Robertson, Andrew M Zwolinski, Frederick E Shelton IV, Geoffrey C Hueil, Mark S Ortiz, Douglas B Hoffman, Patrick A Weizman, Dean B Bruewer, Gregory B Blair: Surgical stapling apparatus with control features. Ethicon Endo Surgery, February 14, 2012: US08113410 (306 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling apparatus. Various embodiments include a rotatable elongated body that extends from a rotatable shroud on handle assembly and has a distal end configured for attachment to a disposable loading unit. The apparatus further includes a lockable rotation system for selectively locking ...


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Geoffrey C Hueil, Mark S Ortiz, Douglas B Hoffman, Patrick A Weizman, Dean B Bruewer, Frederick E Shelton IV, Gregory B Blair, Chad P Boudreaux: Surgical stapling apparatus with load-sensitive firing mechanism. Ethicon Endo Sugery, November 19, 2013: US08584919 (214 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling apparatus having an end effector capable of performing a surgical procedure. The surgical stapling apparatus may include a driving pawl that interfaces with a manually actuatable handle. The driving pawl may have a pawl body with a driving tooth thereon that is configured to inte ...


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Geoffrey C Hueil, Mark S Ortiz, Douglas B Hoffman, Patrick A Weizman, Dean B Bruewer, Frederick E Shelton IV: Feedback and lockout mechanism for surgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 17, 2013: US08608044 (205 worldwide citation)

A surgical apparatus particularly suited for sequentially applying a plurality of fasteners to body tissue and simultaneously incising tissue is provided. A handle assembly includes a movable handle. The movable handle is movable through an actuation stroke. An elongate body extends distally from th ...


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Geoffrey C Hueil, Mark S Ortiz, Douglas B Hoffman, Patrick A Weizman, Dean B Bruewer, Frederick E Shelton IV, Gregory B Blair, Chad P Boudreaux: Surgical stapling apparatus. Ethicon Endo Surgery, February 25, 2014: US08657178 (199 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a disposable surgical stapling unit configured for use with an actuation device that has an elongated shaft assembly. The disposable surgical stapling unit may include a housing assembly and a staple cartridge carrier configured to operably support a staple cartridge, and a drive member ...


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Patrick A Weizman, Jeffrey L Aldridge, Raymond M Banks, Timothy G Dietz, Jason L Harris, Zhifan F Huang, David K Norvell, David A Witt, Steve G Bernath: Surgical instruments and end effectors therefor. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 1, 2014: US08685020 (183 worldwide citation)

Various forms of surgical instruments are disclosed. In various embodiments, an end effector having operable and closable jaws is attached to a distal end of an elongate shaft such that portions of the jaws are axially offset from the elongate shaft. Other jaw embodiments are coupled to an actuation ...


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Steven G Hall, Randall J Tanguay, Jeffrey D Messerly, Galen C Robertson, Andrew M Zwolinski, Frederick E Shelton IV, Geoffrey C Hueil, Mark S Ortiz, Douglas B Hoffman, Patrick A Weizman, Dean B Bruewer, Gregory B Blair: Surgical stapling apparatus with control features operable with one hand. Ethicon Endo Surgery, March 10, 2015: US08973803 (148 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling apparatus may comprise a handle assembly, a shaft, an end effector, an articulation joint, and an articulation actuator. The handle assembly comprises a first portion and a second portion moveable relative to the first portion. The end effector, connected to the shaft by the arti ...