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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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William D Fox, Rudolph H Nobis, Richard P Nuchols, Mark S Zeiner: Surgical stapler cartridge lockout device. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, January 9, 1990: US04892244 (664 worldwide citation)

A lockout mechanism actuable upon the firing of staples in a surgical staple cartridge such that the lockout mechanism prevents the refiring of the spent staple cartridge when that cartridge remains loaded within the surgical stapler. In addition, the lockout mechanism will prevent reloading of a sp ...


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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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David Stefanchik, Jerome E Reckelhoff, Rudolph H Nobis, Michael A Murray, John E Burbank: Endoscopic multiple ligating clip applier. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, December 15, 1992: US05171249 (542 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic clip applying system as described which contains a venting system and a clip applying support system which prevents closure of the mechanism before firing. Also, the system ensures proper loading of the clips and prevents them from falling out during loading. Further, the system descri ...


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Rudolph H Nobis, Ronald R VanOverloop, Michael D Cronin, Steven W Hamblin: Fast closure device for linear surgical stapling instrument. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, August 11, 1992: US05137198 (518 worldwide citation)

A fast closure mechanism for a linear surgical stapling device as described. This comprises a double four-bar linkage which operates to both place a retaining pin into an anvil and properly and quickly approximate the staple cartridge to the anvil. Thereafter, a gap-setting screw is used so that the ...


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Dale R Schulze, Rudolph H Nobis: Electrosurgical instrument with closing tube for conducting RF energy and moving jaws. Ethicon, October 15, 2002: US06464702 (349 worldwide citation)

A bipolar electrosurgical instrument useful in harvesting blood vessels such as veins and arteries. The instrument has a pair of jaws and a central cutting element displaceable distally and proximally to dissect tissue contained between the jaws. The instrument has offset electodes.


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Mark A Davison, William D Kelly, Rudolph H Nobis, Jerome E Reckelhoff: Endoscopic ligation and division instrument. Ethicon, Emil R Skula, September 5, 1995: US05447513 (317 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic surgical apparatus capable of ligation and division. The apparatus has a frame and a tubular shaft attached to said frame. Also attached to the frame is a handle. The apparatus has ligating means and cutting means. Actuation means are mounted to the apparatus for actuating both the lig ...


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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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J David Hughett, Rudolph H Nobis: Knife coupler mechanism for an endoscopic instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Bernard Shay, October 27, 1998: US05827279 (266 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument according to the present invention includes a handle, an elongated tube, an end effector, a pair of wireform conductors extending through the elongated tube from the handle to the end effector and a working tool such as, for example, a knife blade. The working tool bein ...


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Christopher J Hess, William B Weisenburgh II, Jerome R Morgan, Frederick E Shelton IV, Leslie M Fugikawa, Eugene L Timperman, Rudolph H Nobis: Connected surgical staples and stapling instruments for deploying the same. Ethicon Endo Surgery, July 17, 2012: US08220690 (257 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling system comprising a first staple, a second staple, and a bridge connecting the first staple and the second staple. In at least one embodiment, the first staple and the second staple are part of a strip of staples. For example, the first and second staples can be included in a str ...