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Robert G Rothfuss, Federico Bilotti, Hector Chow, J Charles Hueil, Narinderjit S Sambi: Disposable linear surgical stapler. Senmed, Wood Herron & Evans, September 9, 1986: US04610383 (924 worldwide citation)

A disposable linear surgical stapler includes a handle, anvil, staple cartridge and flexible shaft attaching the handle to the cartridge and transmitting a firing force exerted at the handle to the distant cartridge for sequentially implanting, forming and clinching staples in two staggered staple l ...


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Robert G Rothfuss, David K Kuhl: Surgical stapling instrument with staple height adjusting mechanism. Senmed, Charles P Boukus Jr, Jerrold J Litzinger, September 2, 1986: US04608981 (642 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument suitable for performing a gastrointestinal anastomosis is provided. The stapling instrument incorporates a staple height adjusting mechanism which enables the gap between its jaw members to be adjusted to select different staple heights to be produced when the staples ...


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Robert G Rothfuss, David K Kuhl, Michael A Murray: Surgical stapling instrument with dual staple height mechanism. Senmed, Charles P Boukus Jr, Jerrold J Litzinger, August 12, 1986: US04605001 (603 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument suitable for performing a gastrointestinal anastomosis is provided. The stapling instrument incorporates an improved staple actuator mechanism operable by separate control buttons to accomplish its stapling and cutting actions in two stages. The two stage operation of ...


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Robert G Rothfuss, Livyn O Okorocha, Gregory D Bishop, Narinderjit S Sambi, James J Bedi, Salvatore Privitera, Michael Sherrill: Multiple fire endoscopic stapling mechanism. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, September 21, 1993: US05246156 (558 worldwide citation)

A unique hernia repair stapler is described which allows the forming of staples to attach prosthetics to tissue, or to approximate herniated tissue. The staple is useful in endoscopic operations and may be rotatable or stationary. The stapler has a unique forming and ejecting mechanism; as well, the ...


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Robert G Rothfuss: Pocket configuration for internal organ staplers. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, February 21, 1989: US04805823 (533 worldwide citation)

A guiding pocket for driving staples is described, in which a first set of parallel sides helps form the opening for the guiding pockets. These parallel sides are connected to tapered sides, which are in turn connected to a second pair of parallel sides, creating a hexagonal shaped pocket. The resul ...


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Robert G Rothfuss, Livyn O Okorocha, Gregory D Bishop, Narinderjit S Sambi, James J Bedi, Salvatore Privitera, Michael Sherrill: Multiple fire endoscopic stapling mechanism. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, November 28, 1995: US05470010 (512 worldwide citation)

A unique hernia repair stapler is described which allows the forming of staples to attach prosthetics to tissue, or to approximate herniated tissue. The staple is useful in endoscopic operations and may be rotatable or stationary. The stapler has a unique forming and ejecting mechanism; as well, the ...


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Robert G Rothfuss: Cut-through backup washer for the scalpel of an intraluminal surgical stapling instrument. Senco Products, Frost & Jacobs, September 15, 1981: US04289133 (404 worldwide citation)

A backup washer for the cylindrical scalpel of an intraluminal surgical stapling instrument of the type used to join tubular body organs. The washer comprises an annular member of semi-rigid material having an annular groove formed therein extending from the distal surface of the washer inwardly tow ...


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Carl T Becht, Robert G Rothfuss: Surgical staple. Senco Products, Frost & Jacobs, April 14, 1981: US04261244 (337 worldwide citation)

A surgical staple for use in suturing the skin or fascia of a patient. The surgical staple has an elongated, substantially horizontal crown portion terminating in downwardly depending leg portions having points formed at their free ends. The staple, together with a plurality of identical surgical st ...


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Robert G Rothfuss, Livyn O Okorocha, Gregory D Bishop, Narinderjit S Sambi, James J Bedi, Salvatore Privitera, Michael Sherrill: Multiple fire endoscopic stapling mechanism. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, August 2, 1994: US05333772 (322 worldwide citation)

A unique hernia repair stapler is described which allows the forming of staples to attach prosthetics to tissue, or to approximate herniated tissue. The staple is useful in endoscopic operations and may be rotatable or stationary. The stapler has a unique forming and electing mechanism; as well, the ...


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Robert G Rothfuss: Surgical staple. Senco Products, Melville Strasser Foster & Hoffman, March 29, 1977: US04014492 (302 worldwide citation)

A surgical staple for use in joining the skin or fascia of a patient. The staple is adapted to be formed about an anvil during emplacement. The staple has points formed by diagonal cuts across the ends, and its configuration prior to emplacement is such, that the diagonal cuts are perpendicular to t ...