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Ronald J Brinkerhoff, Rudolph H Nobis, Helmut Wolf, Federico Bilotti, William Fox, Mark S Zeiner, E David Allen: Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, Charles P Boukus, April 27, 1993: US05205459 (746 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 curved shaft to an actuator handle assembly and incorporates an improved actuator mechanism for transmitting the required operat ...


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Ronald J Brinkerhoff, Rudolph H Nobis, William Fox, Mark S Zeiner, E David Allen, Richard Smith, Jerome Reckelhoff, Philip Churchill: Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, February 15, 1994: US05285945 (627 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 curved shaft to an actuator handle assembly and incorporates an improved actuator mechanism for transmitting the required operat ...


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Ronald J Brinkerhoff, Mark S Zeiner, Michael B Miller, James A Transue: Pull-through circular anastomosic intraluminal stapler with absorbable fastener means. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, June 29, 1993: US05222963 (563 worldwide citation)

A mechanism which is capable of anastomosis of two lumens by an absorbable fastener. The fastener is made from two washer-like plates. One such plate has holes to receive latching prongs protruding from the other plate. Fastening is done through a single linear motion that causes the prongs to pierc ...


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Ronald J Brinkerhoff, Ramesh S Candadai, John A Cartmill, Jack B Stubbs: Endoscopic surgical sealing device. Ethicon, Matthew S Goodwin, November 22, 1994: US05366478 (444 worldwide citation)

A sealing device for endoscopic surgical procedures is disclosed. In one embodiment, the device has two inflatable toroidal sections connected by a transition section. The device is partially inserted into an abdominal opening in a deflated state, and then inflated to provide a seal for obstructing ...


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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 (345 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.


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Ronald J Brinkerhoff: Bipolar Scissors. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Bernard Shay, December 23, 1997: US05700261 (304 worldwide citation)

A bipolar electrosurgical scissors adapted to electrically cauterize and desiccate organic tissue prior to cutting the tissue in order to reduce or prevent bleeding. The bipolar electrosurgical scissors include a pair of scissor members attached through an electrically insulating point. Each scissor ...


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Ronald J Brinkerhoff, Rudolph H Nobis, Helmut Wolf, Federico Bilotti, William Fox, Mark S Zeiner, E David Allen, Richard Smith, Jerome Reckelhoff, Philip Churchill, Richard Grant, Roger Hildwein, J David Hughett, Clifton Coles, W Thompson Lawrence: Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, Charles P Boukus, January 4, 1994: US05275322 (276 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 curved shaft to an actuator handle assembly and incorporates an improved actuator mechanism for transmitting the required operat ...


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Ronald J Brinkerhoff, Earl J Mills, Harry C Parkhurst, Bela Vincze: Trocar. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, April 14, 1992: US05104382 (245 worldwide citation)

A safety trocar is provided which includes a spring-loaded shield that shields the cutting tip of the obturator after the obturator penetrates tissue. The distal end of the shield is hemispheric in profile and contains slides within cutting tip. The rounded distal end enables the shield to spring fo ...


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Ronald J Brinkerhoff, Earl J Mills, Harry C Parkhurst, Martin Madden: Surgical trocar. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, August 30, 1994: US05342382 (225 worldwide citation)

A safety trocar is provided which includes a spring-loaded shield that shields the cutting tip of the obturator after the obturator penetrates tissue. The distal end of the shield is hemispheric in profile and contains slides within cutting tip. The rounded distal end enables the shield to spring fo ...


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InBae Yoon, Ronald J Brinkerhoff, David Stefanchik, Jeffrey S Swayze, Bryan Knodel, Rudolph H Nobis: Method for using a needle holder to assist in suturing. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dean Garner, April 27, 1999: US05897563 (219 worldwide citation)

In accordance with the present invention there is provided a method for suturing tissue using a needle holder device, The device includes a handle for holding it, the handle has distal and proximal ends. The device also has right and left arms extending distally from the handle. The arms of the devi ...