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John P Measamer, Robert L Koch Jr, Robert F Welch, Anthony T Nguyen: Ratchet release mechanism for hand held instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, September 12, 2000: US06117158 (548 worldwide citation)

A hand held surgical instrument for grasping and clamping tissue is disclosed. The surgical instrument has a handle body assembly and an elongated shaft. The shaft is connected to the handle body assembly at a proximal end and has an end effector at a distal end. The end effector is operably coupled ...


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Thomas W Huitema, Thomas J Sierocuk, Eric J Butterfield, Joseph C Hueil, Kirk M Nicola, Robert L Koch Jr: Surgical stapling instrument with improved jaw closure and staple firing actuator mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Paul A Coletti, September 26, 1995: US05452836 (354 worldwide citation)

An improved surgical stapling instrument is provided for applying surgical staples to human tissue. The instrument has an articulated stapling head assembly mounted by a rotatable and flexible support shaft on an actuator handle assembly with an improved actuator mechanism for closing and firing the ...


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John P Measamer, Robert L Koch Jr, Narinderjit S Sambi: Curved laparoscopic scissor having arcs of curvature. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 2, 2001: US06168605 (343 worldwide citation)

A laparoscopic surgical scissors for cutting tissue is disclosed. The laparoscopic surgical scissors has a handle body assembly having an actuation member moveable toward and away from the handle body assembly. An elongated shaft having a proximal and a distal end that define a longitudinal axis is ...


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Dario Vitali, Nicholas G Molitor, Thomas W Huitema, Robert L Koch Jr, Brian D Bertke, Kevin A Larson, Robert P Fuchs, Mark A Davison: Surgical clip applier methods. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Nutter McClennen & Fish, December 13, 2011: US08075571 (214 worldwide citation)

A surgical clip applier and methods for applying surgical clips to a vessel, duct, shunt, etc., during a surgical procedure are provided. In one exemplary embodiment, a surgical clip applier is provided having a housing with a trigger movably coupled thereto and an elongate shaft extending therefrom ...


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Jeffrey D Messerly, Daniel J Abbott, Jeffrey L Aldridge, Eitan T Wiener, Matthew C Miller, Aaron C Voegele, Daniel W Price, Robert L Koch Jr, Mark E Tebbe, William E Clem: Surgical generator for ultrasonic and electrosurgical devices. Ethicon Endo Surgery, February 10, 2015: US08951248 (68 worldwide citation)

A surgical generator for providing a drive signal to a surgical device may have a receptacle assembly having a receptacle body, a flange and a central protruding portion. The outer periphery of the central protruding portion may have at least one curved section and at least one linear section. Addit ...


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Robert L Koch Jr, Daniel L Baber, Richard L Leimbach: Joystick switch assemblies for surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, May 3, 2016: US09326767 (63 worldwide citation)

A joy stick control assembly for operating a motor driven surgical instrument. In at least one form, the joystick control assembly comprises a first switch assembly that is movably supported by a housing. The first switch assembly may include a joystick that is movably mounted thereto such that pivo ...


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Thomas W Huitema, Robert L Koch Jr: Surgical clip applier ratchet mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 11, 2012: US08328822 (49 worldwide citation)

A surgical clip applier and methods for applying surgical clips to a vessel, duct, shunt, etc., during a surgical procedure are provided. In one exemplary embodiment, a surgical clip applier is provided having a housing with a trigger movably coupled thereto and an elongate shaft extending therefrom ...


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Robert F Welch, Steven W Hamblin, Robert L Koch Jr, John I Izuchukwu, Jeff Kirk, John Kretchman, Richard Schweet, David Wolf, Charles Hansford, Navneet Tony Sharma, John Mertz: Skin stapler with multi-directional release mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Louis J Capezzuto, June 1, 1999: US05908149 (49 worldwide citation)

An improved surgical stapler which allows for the multi-directional release of staples includes a stapler body and a driver contained therein. A magazine is connected to the stapler body and includes a staple track for carrying a plurality of staples wherein each of the staples has staple legs. An a ...


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Nicholas G Molitor, Dario Vitali, Robert L Koch Jr, Thomas W Huitema, Kevin A Larson, Richard P Fuchs: Surgical clip advancement mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Nutter McClennen & Fish, August 7, 2012: US08236012 (48 worldwide citation)

A surgical clip applier and methods for applying surgical clips to a vessel, duct, shunt, etc., during a surgical procedure are provided. In one exemplary embodiment, a surgical clip applier is provided having a housing with a trigger movably coupled thereto and an elongate shaft extending therefrom ...


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Thomas W Huitema, Mark A Davison, Robert L Koch Jr: Clip applier configured to prevent clip fallout. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Nutter McClennen & Fish, July 10, 2012: US08216257 (46 worldwide citation)

A surgical clip applier and methods for applying surgical clips to a vessel, duct, shunt, etc., during a surgical procedure are provided. In one exemplary embodiment, a surgical clip applier is provided having a housing with a trigger movably coupled thereto and a shaft extending therefrom with oppo ...