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David C Racenet, Ralph Stearns, John W Beardsley, Philip Roy, Lee Ann Olson: Surgical stapling device. Tyco Healtcare Group, January 9, 2007: US07159750 (706 worldwide citation)

A surgical device is disclosed which includes a handle portion, a central body portion and a Simple Use Loading Unit (“SULU”) [SULU]. The SULU includes a proximal body portion, an intermediate pivot member and a tool assembly. The intermediate pivot member is pivotally secured to the proximal body p ...


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David C Racenet, Ralph Stearns, John W Beardsley, Philip Roy, Lee Ann Olson: Surgical stapling device. Tyco Healthcare Group, February 24, 2009: US07494039 (474 worldwide citation)

A surgical device is disclosed which includes a handle portion, a central body portion and a SULU. The SULU includes a proximal body portion, an intermediate pivot member and a tool assembly. The intermediate pivot member is pivotally secured to the proximal body portion about a first pivot axis and ...


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David C Racenet, Ralph Stearns, John W Beardsley, Philip Roy, Lee Ann Olson: Surgical stapling device. Tyco Healthcare Group, September 16, 2008: US07424965 (449 worldwide citation)

A surgical device is disclosed which includes a handle portion, a central body portion and a SULU. The SULU includes a proximal body portion, an intermediate pivot member and a tool assembly. The intermediate pivot member is pivotally secured to the proximal body portion about a first pivot axis and ...


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Lee Ann Olson, Philip Roy, John W Beardsley, Ralph Stearns, David C Racenet, Clifford L Emmons: Surgical stapler with universal articulation and tissue pre-clamp. Tyco Healthcare Group, June 1, 2010: US07726537 (435 worldwide citation)

A tool assembly for a surgical stapling device includes a channel member for supporting a staple cartridge therein and an anvil to deform a plurality of staples ejected from the staple cartridge thereagainst. The tool assembly also includes a sled which is movable to force the staples from the cartr ...


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Lee Ann Olson, Ralph Stearns: Staple drive assembly. Tyco Healthcare Group, December 22, 2009: US07635074 (323 worldwide citation)

A staple drive assembly includes an actuation sled and at least one staple pusher. The staple drive assembly is adapted to fit within a staple cartridge having a plurality of staples and a corresponding number of retention slots. The at least one staple pusher includes at least one pusher plate for ...


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Lee Ann Olson, Ralph Stearns: Staple drive assembly. Tyco Healthcare Group, August 16, 2011: US07997469 (298 worldwide citation)

A staple drive assembly includes an actuation sled and at least one staple pusher. The staple drive assembly is adapted to fit within a staple cartridge having a plurality of staples and a corresponding number of retention slots. The at least one staple pusher includes at least one pusher plate for ...


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David C Racenet, Ralph Stearns, John W Beardsley, Philip Roy, Lee Ann Olson: Surgical stapling device. Tyco Healthcare Group, October 6, 2009: US07597230 (265 worldwide citation)

A surgical device is disclosed which includes a handle portion, a central body portion and a SULU. The SULU includes a proximal body portion, an intermediate pivot member and a tool assembly. The intermediate pivot member is pivotally secured to the proximal body portion about a first pivot axis and ...


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Lee Ann Olson, Ralph Stearns: Staple drive assembly. Tyco Healthcare Group, January 5, 2010: US07641091 (261 worldwide citation)

A staple drive assembly includes an actuation sled and at least one staple pusher. The staple drive assembly is adapted to fit within a staple cartridge having a plurality of staples and a corresponding number of retention slots. The at least one staple pusher includes at least one pusher plate for ...


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David C Racenet, Ralph Stearns, Philip Roy, John W Beardsley, Lee Ann Olson: Surgical stapling device with independent tip rotation. Covidien, April 23, 2013: US08424739 (237 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling device is disclosed which includes a handle assembly, an endoscopic body portion and a tool assembly. The tool assembly is rotatably and pivotally supported on a distal end of the endoscopic body portion. A tool assembly rotation mechanism is provided which includes a rotation kn ...


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David C Racenet, Philip Roy, John W Beardsley, Lee Ann Olson, Ralph Stearns, Clifford L Emmons: Tool assembly for a surgical stapling device. Covidien, April 2, 2013: US08408442 (232 worldwide citation)

A surgical device comprising an anvil, a cartridge assembly, a dynamic clamping member, a clamp ring and a drive mechanism is disclosed. The cartridge assembly is configured to house a plurality of fasteners at least partially therein. The anvil and cartridge assembly are movable in relation to each ...