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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, 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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Salvatore Privitera, John A Hibner, Jon D Buzzard, Michael E Piller, David S Iverson, Michael J Reiter: Surgical device for the collection of soft tissue. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 14, 2001: US06273862 (329 worldwide citation)

A handheld biopsy device is provided for the collection of soft tissue samples from a surgical patient. In a preferred embodiment, the biopsy device comprises a handpiece, a fluid collection system, and a power transmission source. The handpiece is configured for grasping by a single hand, and being ...


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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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David K Gregoire, Salvatore Privitera, Edward Rhad: Method of use for a multi-port biopsy instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Louis J Capezzuto, October 12, 1999: US05964716 (254 worldwide citation)

A method for using a surgical biopsy instrument for extracting a plurality of tissue samples from a body is disclosed. The instrument has a piercing needle that is initially inserted into the body. The needle has a piercing tip and a plurality of tissue receiving ports, for the reception of tissue s ...


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Salvatore Privitera, Richard F Schwemberger, Ron Kolata: Surgical penetration instrument including an imaging element. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Matthew S Goodwin, January 7, 1997: US05591192 (221 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for penetrating bodily tissue including an imaging element providing the capability for simultaneous visualization during penetration is disclosed. A transparent portion of the imaging element extends from the distal end of an elongated, substantially hollow shaft. The imaging ...


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David K Gregoire, Salvatore Privitera, Edward Rhad: Biopsy instrument with removable extractor. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Louis J Capezzuto, June 20, 2000: US06077230 (215 worldwide citation)

A surgical biopsy instrument for the extraction of at least one tissue sample from a body is described herein. The surgical biopsy instrument has a vacuum source and an outer elongated hollow piercing needle for the penetration of the body. The needle has a proximal end and a distal piercing tip opp ...


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Thomas W Huitema, David K Gregoire, Michael L Kruszynski, Salvatore Privitera, James W Voegele: Biopsy instrument with tissue penetrating spiral. Ethico Endo Surgery, Matthew S Goodwin, July 4, 2000: US06083237 (211 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for excising a targeted tissue mass to be biopsied from adjacent bodily tissue on a surgical patient is disclosed. The instrument has an elongated tube and a tissue penetrating spiral having a spiral lumen therethrough mounted within the elongated tube for rotational movement. ...


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David K Gregoire, Salvatore Privitera, Edward Rhad: Biopsy instrument with multi-port needle. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Louis J Capezzuto, August 31, 1999: US05944673 (186 worldwide citation)

A surgical biopsy instrument for the extraction of at least one tissue sample from a body is described. The surgical biopsy instrument has a vacuum source and an outer elongated hollow piercing needle for the penetration of the body. The needle is rotatably fixed about the longitudinal axis and has ...


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Salvatore Privitera, Richard F Schwemberger: Surgical penetration and dissection instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Matthew S Goodwin, October 29, 1996: US05569291 (93 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for penetrating or dissecting bodily tissue which provides for the capability for simultaneous visualization during penetration or dissection is disclosed. An endoscope can be inserted through the hollow shaft of the instrument to visualize the penetration or dissection. A lock ...