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Richard L Grant, Mark S Zeiner, Geoff Hueil, Kenneth Wales, Dean L Garner: Device for attachment of buttress material to a surgical fastening device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dean Garner, December 2, 2003: US06656193 (740 worldwide citation)

An assembly for releasably attaching a buttress material onto a tissue clamping member of a surgical stapling device is disclosed. The assembly has a substantially rigid frame for connecting to a top surface of a tissue clamping member of a surgical stapling device when the assembly is disposed ther ...


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Richard L Grant, David A Dalessandro: Adhesive for attaching buttress material to a surgical fastening device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, July 15, 2003: US06592597 (685 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument for clamping and stapling tissue. The instrument has a handle and first and a second opposed tissue clamping members connected to the handle. The members are movable between an open position for receiving tissue therebetween and a closed position for stapling tissue th ...


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Richard L Grant, Sudhir B Patel, Troy A McMillen: Method for releasing buttress material attached to a surgical fastening device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 7, 2003: US06503257 (653 worldwide citation)

A method for releasing buttress material from a stapling instrument when the buttress is attached to the instrument by an adhesive is disclosed. The method includes providing stapling instrument comprising first and a second opposed tissue clamping members movable between an open position, for recei ...


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Richard L Grant, Michael Lang, Philip J Churchill, W Thompson Lawrence: Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, March 11, 1997: US05609285 (641 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument for performing a circular anastomosis stapling operation is provided. The surgical instrument includes a stapling head assembly mounted by a flexible support shaft to an actuator handle assembly. The support shaft is capable of bending in any radial direction relative ...


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Lauren O Main, Richard L Grant: Sealing means for endoscopic surgical anastomosis stapling instrument. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, July 9, 1996: US05533661 (619 worldwide citation)

A sealed surgical stapling instrument for performing a circular anastomosis stapling operation is provided. The surgical instrument includes a stapling head assembly mounted by a curved shaft to an actuator handle assembly and incorporates an improved actuator mechanism for transmitting the required ...


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Richard L Grant, Michael Lang, Philip J Churchill, W Thompson Lawrence: Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, Charles P Boukus, December 21, 1993: US05271543 (605 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument for performing a circular anastomosis stapling operation is provided. The surgical instrument includes a stapling head assembly mounted by a flexible support shaft to an actuator handle assembly. The support shaft is capable of bending in any radial direction relative ...


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Richard L Grant, Michael Lang, Philip J Churchill, W Thompson Lawrence: Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, May 27, 1997: US05632433 (575 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument for performing a circular anastomosis stapling operation is provided. The surgical instrument includes a stapling head assembly mounted by a flexible support shaft to an actuator handle assembly. The support shaft is capable of bending in any radial direction relative ...


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Richard L Grant, Michael Lang, Philip J Churchill, W Thompson Lawrence: Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, May 17, 1994: US05312024 (459 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument for performing a circular anastomosis stapling operation is provided. The surgical instrument includes a stapling head assembly mounted by a flexible support shaft to an actuator handle assembly. The support shaft is capable of bending in any radial direction relative ...


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Lauren O Main, Richard L Grant: Sealing means for endoscopic surgical anastomosis stapling instrument. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, August 2, 1994: US05333773 (403 worldwide citation)

A sealed surgical stapling instrument for performing a circular anastomosis stapling operation is provided. The surgical instrument includes a stapling head assembly mounted by a curved shaft to an actuator handle assembly and incorporates an improved actuator mechanism for transmitting the required ...


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Hector Chow, Earl J Mills, Federico Bilotti, Ronald J Brinkerhoff, Martin Madden, Richard L Grant: Surgical staple for insertion into tissue. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, November 5, 1996: US05571285 (356 worldwide citation)

A new method is shown whereby staples are closed to smaller heights so that virtually total hemostasis is possible. Also, the staple legs in alternate rows in the surgical stapler are made to interlock so that during closure, hemostasis is effected by the interlocking of the staple legs.