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Shelton Fredrick E Iv, Doll Kevin Ross, Hoffman Douglas B, Setser Michael Earl, Swayze Jeffrey S: Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a multi-stroke firing mechanism and a rotary manual retraction system. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 16, 2006: EP1690502-A1 (271 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling and severing instrument particularly suited to endoscopic procedures incorporates a handle that produces separate closing and firing motions to actuate an end effector. In particular, the handle produces multiple firing strokes in order to reduce the required amount of force requ ...


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Shelton Fredrick E: Surgical stapling instrument having end effector gripping surfaces. Ethicon Endo Surgery, March 28, 2007: EP1767157-A1 (203 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument (10) for being endoscopically or laparoscopically inserted through a cannula of a trocar into an insufflated body cavity or lumen ("surgical site") for simultaneous stapling and severing of tissue including gripping surfaces on inner surfaces of an upper and lower jaw that enha ...


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Shelton Fredrick E Iv, Morgan Jerome R, Timperman Eugene L, Fugikawa Leslie M: Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with a mechanical linkage coupling end effector and trigger motion. Ethicon Endo Surgery, February 11, 2008: KR1020070076719 (1 worldwide citation)

PURPOSE: A pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with a mechanical linkage coupling end effector is provided to enable a surgeon to lock a distal spine portion in a desired articulated position simply by releasing a selector switch handle. CONSTITUTION: An elongate shaft as ...


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SHELTON FREDRICK E IV: [fr] Cartouches à agrafes à former des agrafes avec hauteurs différentes, [de] Klammerkassetten zum Formen von Klammern mit verschiedenen Klammerhöhen, [en] Staple cartridges for forming staples having differing formed staple heights. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, December 29, 2010: EP2266759-A1

[en] A staple cartridge (300) for use with a stapling device (10) that has an actuator (12) that is selectively actuatable in an axial direction and an anvil portion (18) that is selectively movable between open and closed positions is disclosed. Various embodiments of the present invention include ...


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Ortiz Mark S, Shelton Fredrick E Iv, Hueil Joseph Charles, Swayze Jeffrey S: Electroactive polymer-based articulation mechanism for multi-fire surgical fastening instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 4, 2007: EP1769752-A1

Methods and devices are provided for effecting movement of one or more components of a multifire device, such as a clip applier, hernia tacker, or skin stapler. In one exemplary embodiment, a surgical fastening instrument is provided having an elongate shaft with an end effector coupled thereto and ...


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SHELTON FREDRICK E IV, MORGAN STUART K: Selectable handle biasing, Auswählbare Griffvorspannung, Ressort de poignée sélectionnable. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, December 14, 2011: EP2394591-A1

Devices and related methods are disclosed that generally relate to surgical devices provided for use in various surgical procedures. In some embodiments, the surgical devices can include a handle housing and an elongate shaft having opposed jaws disposed at a distal end thereof. The handle housing c ...


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Ortiz Mark S, Shelton Fredrick E Iv, Hueil Joseph C, Swayze Jeffrey S: Electroactive polymer-based actuation mechanism for multi-free surgical fastening instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 4, 2007: EP1769751-A1

Methods and devices are provided for effecting movement of one or more components of a multifire device, such as a clip applier, hernia tacker, or skin stapler. In one exemplary embodiment, a surgical fastening instrument is provided having an elongate shaft with an end effector coupled thereto and ...


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Shelton Fredrick E, Morgan Jerome R, Setser Michael Earl, Doll Kevin R: Articulating surgical stapling instrument incorporating a two-piece e-beam firing mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, sujuan, October 29, 2008: CN200710163070

Articulating surgical stapling instrument incorporating a two-piece E-beam firing mechanism. Suitable for laparoscopic and endoscopic clinical procedures, clamps tissue within an end effector of an elongate channel pivotally opposed by an anvil. An E-beam firing bar moves distally through the clampe ...


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Wales Kenneth S, Shelton Fredrick E Iv: Surgical instrument having fluid actuated opposing jaw, especially comprising handle locating end effector. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 28, 2006: KR1020060056241

PURPOSE: A surgical instrument having a fluid actuated opposing jaw is provided to perform a minimum invasion surgical operation process by comprising an upper jaw and a lower jaw where an elongate shaft and a handle are located through an insertion tube of a trocar. CONSTITUTION: A handle(22) gener ...